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Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

Gillibrand to Introduce Legislative Fix to Hobby Lobby Court Ruling

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduces the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and protect coverage of other health services from employers who want to impose their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Louise…

North Elba Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Town of North Elba votes to approve the proposed Join North Elba – Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. Supervisor Robi Politi says the document itself will be used in the town as a set of recommendations.. essentially as a guideline “It’s a Moving Document, not set in stone but one that we can use for…

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Some New Colors for Downtown Saranac Lake

With the Completion of The Broadway Construction Project, several groups have come together to help Downtown Saranac Lake become a little more colorful. That’s because Twelve double-sided banners featuring photographs of the work of 24 local artists are now hanging along Church Street, Main Street and upper Broadway. The first year test project was initiated…

A New Volunteer Center – 30 City Hall Place

30 City Hall Place is shaping up to become a central welcome center for the Downtown.. Collin Reed is one of the organizers of the new space which he says has been designed in conjunction with the Plattsburgh Downtown Association and many other local volunteer organizations.. AUDIO – 070914 – 30 City Hall Place –…

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NY Association of Counties Support Invasive Species Week

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New York State’s first Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week Continues and New York’s Association of Counties says they’re actively participating in the awareness campaign and also in many of the activities that are taking place through the week.. An invasive species is a non-native species (plant, animal, insect, or disease) that is accidentally or intentionally…

Canada Tops List for Share of Jobs Supported by U.S. Exports

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A new report from  the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, the International Trade Association and the Department of Commerce reiterates that Canada is a top buyer of American goods and services supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs..  According to the report issued Monday, Our trading partner to the North tops the list with an 18%…

Armstrong Plans Two Public Forums in July for Ward I

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is holding two Community Forums in July. The first will be held for Housing Authority residents at the McGaulley Conference Room, 57 McGaulley Ave. July 16, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. On July 21, 2014, also at 7:00 pm, a second forum will take place at the Old Base Gym…

Canada Oil Train Disaster Sparks Local Protest

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This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the runaway oil train derailment and explosion in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec..  For many who live near train tracks leading from Montreal to Albany, the transportation of crude oil along those rails is an issue that’s become more and more prevalent with every accident, whether…

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Mayors Cup Begins Thursday

With the End of the Fourth of July Holiday and the Independence Day Celebrations, we look ahead to Mayors Cup in Plattsburgh.. The Regatta and Festival is now in it’s 37th year… and in many years, the Fourth and Mayor’s Cup come in back to back weekends.. We caught up with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon…

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Todd Minikus Wins $75,000 I Love NY Grand Prix

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            Lake Placid, New York-July 6, 2014-Todd Minikus of Wellington, FL, rode Babalou 41 to victory in the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Sunday to culminate the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.             Minikus earned the win as the only one…

ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…

Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

Environmental Group Unhappy with Court Ruling

Protect the Adirondacks has issued a statement in response to the 5-0 ruling against their Article 78 Lawsuit. The Statement reads as follows; Protect is disappointed in the decision by the New York Appellate Division, Third Department issued today to uphold the approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) for the 6,000-acre Adirondack Club and…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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NY Pay for Registered Nurses Below National Average

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Among New York’s 12 metropolitan areas, only New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island had wages significantly higher than the national average for registered nurses, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Nine areas, including New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island and Ithaca, had wages significantly higher than the national average for nursing assistants. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that…

A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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Children Killed in AuSable Fire

On June 30, 2014, at approximately 9:30 PM, Clinton County 911 received a report of a structure fire at 918 Clintonville Road, Harkness, New York, located in the town of AuSable. New York State Troopers responded to the residence along with the Keeseville and Peru Fire Departments and several other area fire and rescue personnel. …

S.L. School Board to Appoint Board Member

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has a new president this morning.. Clyde Baker takes over the reigns following the resignation of Deb Lennon which became effective July 1st… The Board also Chose Miles VanNortwick to be Vice President and two new members are sworn in on Tuesday Evening.. Aurora White and Kelly Morgan-Duprey are…

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