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$3.7 Million towards Fight against Motor Vehicle Theft in New York

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New York City, the Fire Department of New York, as well as to two training organizations, all…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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Otis Grenton Jr Sentenced to 16 yrs

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Otis Grenton, Jr. was sentenced Wednesday morning in Clinton County Court, in front of Judge Patrick McGill for Manslaughter 1st Degree. The defendant was sentenced to 16 years in prison for causing the death of Richard Bombard. The defendant was represented by defense counsel, Mark Anderson, Esq. The People of the State ofNew York were represented by Assistant District Attorney Domenica…

“Death of a Salesman” Returns to Pendragon

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Pendragon’s fall classic returns home for two special encore performances January 17 and 18. These are the last 2 chances to catch DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Bonnie Brewer is Directing the show “The shows this fall sold out…” She said, “A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory. -from Death of…

Plattsburgh’s “Committee on Open Government Training” Scheduled

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the city council has decided on Thursday January 15th at 5pm as the date to hold their “Committee on Open Government Training.” The Training will be held upstairs in the Auditorium in City Hall.. Robert Freeman is the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government and…

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Stefanik Votes for Hire More Heroes Act

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Saying Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Our Nation’s Veterans;    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act — and released the following statement: “Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put their lives on…

Asbury Short Film Concert at LPCA January 16th

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The 34th Asbury Short Film Concert, New York City’s longest running shorts exhibition and travel show, returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with their nationally acclaimed short film “concert” on Friday, January 16th with the first film blasting on to the screen a 7:30pm. Tickets cost $12 general admission and $10 for…

Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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No State of the State today for Governor Cuomo

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Today would have been a big day for Governor Andrew Cuomo but with the death of his father and former Governor Mario Cuomo and with Calling hours on Monday and the funeral yesterday at St Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, the Governor’s State of the State will now be heard two weeks from today on…

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Witherbee Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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On January 5, 2015, State Police arrested 53-year-old Kirkland C. Smith of Witherbee, New York for possession of child pornography. Smith was arrested at his residence after State Police secured warrants for his arrest. On October 30, 2014, Smith was arrested for DWI after his vehicle crashed on State Route 73 in Keene. His blood…

Another Career Best in Germany for Emily Sweeney

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With family ties to Saranac Lake… Emily Sweeney continued her march in World Cup Luge by sliding to a career-best fourth place finish Saturday in the south of Germany. Sweeney went into the competition with one less practice run on a difficult course in Germany.. It was snowing earlier in the week and World cup…

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A Story of Friendship from Mercy Care Adirondacks

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Jane Eagan and Bernie Clarke are friends.  They became friends when Jane requested assistance from Mercy Care for the Adirondacks to help her age in place more successfully.  Jane needed some help.  As she aged, she became visually impaired.  Bernie is a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and began assisting Jane about five years ago, and…

Highway Trust Fund Tops Sanders Agenda

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he will introduce legislation to authorize a $1 trillion, multi-year program to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects. Sanders will take over this month as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. “America once led the world in building and maintaining a nationwide…

Raybrook Reckless Driver Takes Plea Deal – 35 Yrs in Prison

Trevor Sisto DOB: 9/14 /93, was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury last month for 60 counts stemming from a motor vehicle chase through Lake Placid into Raybrook, New York, which ended with his vehicle crashing violently into another motor vehicle in which James Barney and Kimberly Barney were killed and their young daughter was seriously injured.…

Adirondack Disc Golf “Ice Bowl” is January 10th..

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The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting the Third Annual ‘Ice Bowl’ Disc Golf Tournament on January 10, 2015 at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course on Goddeau Road.  The two round disc golf tournament will benefit the J.C.E.O. food shelf.  The registration fee for all divisions is $20 with a minimum donation of 5 non-perishable…

Adirondack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Adirondack Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Small & Significant grants program.. This year, their focus is on early care and education.  Projects that support or enhance services to young children and their families will be given priority.  Applications that address education, culture, human wellbeing, environment, and community vitality will also be considered.…

First Night Saranac Lake Continues

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The venues are all filled to capacity, whether Country, Classical, Comedy or Celtic. All different types of entertainment are attracting a wide variety of revelers and First Night Saranac Lake is in full swing, the weather is holding up, at least for now, and each of the venues is overflowing with people enjoying the artists.…

Free Rides Home for New Years Eve

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The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) along with the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, are making it possible for people to call for a free ride home on New Year’s Eve this year.  The program is being called “Operation Get Home Safe” and is available to people in the areas of…

First Night Saranac Lake – Happy New Year

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On behalf of all of us at WNBZ “Happy New Year” and so far so good in Saranac Lake.. The First Night Celebrations are underway and the entertainers are hard at work helping to ring in the new year for revelers throughout the town. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says it’s brings out the best…

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LSSU’s 40th Annual List of Banished Words

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The tradition created by the late W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, begins its fifth decade with this year’s annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Rabe and fellow LSSU faculty and staff came up with the first list of words…