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Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Missing Girls Found Alive

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — Two missing Amish sisters were found alive Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family’s roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but apparently unharmed at a home in Richville,…

Update: Heritage Trail Becomes a Reality in Plattsburgh

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Friday 8/15/14 - Plattsburgh’s City Council voted to support a new historic walking trail on Thursday Evening..  The Committee is hoping the City’s DPW will help with placement and installation..  The project in the City Council Chambers was spearheaded by Councilman Josh Kretzer.. —————- Below from Thursday 8/14/14 Plattsburgh’s City Council meets tonight and one item…

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Crescent Bay Marina Plan still “Incomplete”

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If all goes well for the new owners of Crescent Bay, The Marina will be getting a facelift this fall..  The developers had hoped to have the necessary approvals by spring in order to install their new covered docks at their two locations on Lower Saranac lake, but the approval process is taking longer than…

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Town of North Elba vs Grimditch Estate Heads to Florida

You know those boathouses on Lake Placid that the Grimdich family built and the Town said would have to come down.. They’re still being used by tenants of the property which has been rented most of the summer and that….  If what the neighbors says is happening…. Is just going to add to the overall…

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Portable Public Restrooms at North Elba Townhouse

An unfortunate accident on Lake Flower Avenue last week has forced The North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake to be without water and sewer until a repair can be made to the sewer lateral which was actually damaged as a result of repairing the telephone pole in front of the townhouse that came down in…

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A Distinguished Health Advocate Award for Bill Owens

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The  National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens.…

Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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Gov. Cuomo & State Legislators Head to Israel

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Before Gov. Cuomo and top state legislators embarked on their trip to Israel Tuesday, Cuomo said the “unity mission” has a clear message during a news conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Governor Cuomo Says.. ” I am very excited and proud to be part of this Unity Delegation that is going to…

Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

Olive St. Sewer Main Replacement Begins Tuesday

The Saranac Lake DPW will be replacing the sewer main on Olive Street between Broadway and Williams Street starting tomorrow August 12 thru Tuesday August 19th.    The street will be closed between Broadway and Williams starting at 6:00 AM and reopened at 5:00 PM.  Olive Street will be open over the weekend.   Also the DPW…

Plans for a Dog Park at Cliff Haven Recreational Park

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If Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department is successful, Cliff Haven Recreational Park will have a specially designed park for dogs, big and small…  Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman is participating in a meeting at the Cliff Haven Park building on August 13th..  WNBZ caught up with him at the Town Offices and I asked him to give us…

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NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart’s Car Kills Fellow Driver

A police investigation into what happened at a NASCAR race at Canandaigua in upstate New York is under way after a 20-year-old driver named Kevin Ward Jr. was killed when he got out of his vehicle. He was run over by three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. On the 14th lap of the Super Sprint Race, Ward’s no.…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

Adjusting the 4th Grade in Bloomingdale

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The Saranac Lake School District, as with many other districts in our region is looking to maximize their resources and Superintendent Diane Fox says it’s important to remember that the focus should always be on what’s best for the kids…  One adjustment she’s implementing this Fall is a slight adjustment in the number of students…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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