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City Council Attends to Problems in West Shore Village

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Plattsburgh’s City Council has decided to look carefully at a capital project to repair some of the sidewalks in West Shore Village..   Councilman Mike Kelly says he might bring a prospective employer to view one of the city’s newest developments, but he wouldn’t want to bring them too close.. “It’s time to stop making excuses for…

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Congresswoman Stefanik at Clarkson, Crane – Continues Higher Education Tour

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Thursday on part of her Higher Education Tour at Clarkson University.. Where she tweeted about her discussions which included a discussion about immunoengineering and bio mechanics with members of the Clarkson faculty as well as Faculty from Trudeau Institute.. We asked Elise for her thoughts and she said she was very…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

SUNY Plattsburgh “STARTS-UP NY” with New Digital Sineage Company

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A Montreal-based multimedia solutions company will begin operations in early 2015 on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh, combining a net 17 new jobs with student learning and internship opportunities as part of the state’s START-UP NY program. Eye-In-Media, a marketing and technology company that specializes in digital signage, digital menu boards, and Wi-Fi network management,…

Adirondack Council at NYS Legislative Hearing

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The Adirondack Council called on the NYS Legislature today to improve upon pro-Adirondack budget proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to dedicate additional funding for protecting clean water, fighting invasive species and preserving open spaces in the largest park in the contiguous United States. Protecting a clean and healthy environment in the Adirondack Park…

City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…

Student Arrested for Peru High School Bomb Threat

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On January 27, 2015, State Police arrested a 14-year old female student of Peru for making a bomb threat. On January 22, 2015, a note was located in one of the bathrooms at the high school implying that a bomb would go off at the school. Because she is a minor, her name is not being released at this…

Two Sunmount DDSO workers arrested for assault on a consumer

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On January 26, 2015, State Police arrested 31-year-old Jimmy J. Beaulieu of Ogdensburg and 49-year-old Robert C. Kennedy of Tupper Lake for assaulting a consumer at Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) in Tupper Lake.  On January 14, 2015, Beaulieu and Kennedy, who are employees at Sunmount, assaulted a 22-year-old resident, causing severe bruising to the…

The Hotel Saranac Gets a New Home for Winter Carnival

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It appears as though The Hotel Saranac will be moving to a new location for the Duration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival… That’s because with 20 inches of ice in each block.. This year’s Ice Palace has taken shape rather quickly and it’s been designed in honor of the Rodell Family and their decision…

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CIty of Plattsburgh Hires Sandra Geddes as Special Events Coordinator

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The City of Plattsburgh announced today that Sandra Geddes has accepted the position of Promotions and Special Events Coordinator, effective January 29, 2015.  Mrs. Geddes comes with over ten years of experience in regional fundraising and friend-raising, having spent her career with the American Cancer Society as a Relay Coordinator; with SUNY Plattsburgh as the…

Two from Vermontville arrested for illegally purchasing a firearm

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On January 26, 2015, 51-year-old Christine M. Swinyer and 38-year-old John A. Bova both of Vermontville, were arrested after State Police found that Swinyer unlawfully purchased a shotgun for Bova, who is a convicted felon, at Wal-Mart in Malone. Bova had initially tried to purchase the gun a couple of days prior, but was denied. Swinyer was…

No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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Big Tupper Opens This Weekend

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We have word today from ARISE President Jim LaValley that Big Tupper Ski Area will be opening this weekend.. ARISE opening Big Tupper this weekend…  Lift tickets for Kids 18 and under are $10.00.. Children 6 and under ski free as do active military.. And all other adults are $25.00..  LaValley tells us Cunninghams Ski Barn…

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Adirondack Wind Ensemble Performs This Weekend

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A few years into Daniel Gordon’s tenure as a music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he had gotten to know the public school music teachers in the region and realized that like him, they’re all trained musicians with an instrumental specialty. “I thought if I could get them in the same room at the same time,…

NIH Grants Tumanov Laboratory at Trudeau Institute $536,000

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The Trudeau Institute has been awarded $536,000 over a two-year period from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health). The grant will support a research project of Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., “Defining the role of lymphotoxin signaling in viral-induced lung immunopathology.” The Institute’s fundamental research on immunity fosters…

Blizzard to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for…

Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

PHS Students Respond to Bomb Threats

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There have been three bomb threats at local area high schools since Wednesday.. Beekmantown was the first to deal with the issue.. and then Thursday morning Plattsburgh High School went on lockdown for about 2 hours while officials sorted out another threat.. Thursday afternoon Peru became school number three to lock down their halls… The…

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Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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