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March 3rd is “Park Advocacy Day” in Albany

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New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol on March 3 for the 9th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Representatives from more than 30 park Friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations will make the case for state…

Duprey: ” Protect our Children with Stronger Sex Offender Laws”

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) is calling on members of the Assembly to pass legislation, A.547, which would strengthen residency requirements for sex offenders by prohibiting them from living within 1,000 feet of a school. Currently, there is a loophole in New York State Law that only requires level 3 sex offenders reside…

Organizational Meeting Set for Veteran’s Bridge Dedication

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The City of Plattsburgh in December voted to rename the Bridge Street Bridge as a way of recognizing and honoring the dedication and sacrifices of the many men and women of the City who have served in the Armed Forces.. The Bridge Street Bridge is now going to be called Veterans Bridge.. Tonight in the City…

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Plattsburgh City Police Continue Search for Bank Robber

Plattsburgh City Police and other law enforcement agencies in the region are continuing their search this morning for a man who robbed the Cornelia Street branch of the Glens Falls National Bank on Monday afternoon at about 2:30pm… . We spoke with dispatch earlier this morning and they say they plan to issue an update…

Local Chef Paul Sourgule Unveils New Book

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Paul Sorgule of Saranac Lake, former chef of Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid and now culinary consultant and Paul Smiths College professor, unveiled his new book, The Event That Changed Everything, Saturday night in the hotel’s Taste Bistro and Bar. This is Chef Sorgule’s second novel.  In 2007 he published “In the Shadow of…

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Under Pressure from Schumer and Gillibrand

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New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, and Charles E. Schumer, along with  Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today called on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs to hold new oversight hearings of the flood insurance claims of homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is run by the Federal Emergency…

Stefanik Supports Senate Bill to Fund Homeland Security

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was scheduled to visit Saranac Lake over the weekend but after the House failed to pass a short term funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security she decided to remain in Washington while congress contemplated what to do next… Just after the first vote.. She says “ I crossed party lines…

Blood Drives in March

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, with the support of local businesses and agencies, conducts several blood drives open to the community each month.  Blood collected at these drives stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people.  There many opportunities to donate in March: Monday, March 2 Twinstate Technologies, 8 to 11 a.m.…

Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

NY Farm Bureau Unveils National Priorities

While in Washington, DC meeting with members of the state’s congressional delegation, New York Farm Bureau released its national public policy priorities for the year. The agenda originated at the grassroots level and is member approved. IMMIGRATION REFORM Immigration reform remains a top priority for the state’s farmers and their employees. NYFB has long pushed…

Stefanik Votes to Ammend 1986 IRS College Savings Codes

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A vote in Congress on Wednesday afternoon supports saving for higher education… It gets support from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik…  Stefanik is a new member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.. She voted in support of legislation to amend a 1986 IRS code which would improve college savings plans.  The updated code would…

Clinton Community College has Flavors from Peru

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Clinton Community College welcomes Sodexo’s Global Chef Program back to it’s campus.. Chef Piero Orezzoli is preparing authentic food featuring the flavors of Perú. through its long history of cuisine featuring maize, spicy peppers, fresh seafood and fruits. The Global Chef Program is a month-long international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide…

Meeting Planned for Dedication of Veteran’s Bridge

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We have word from the City of Plattsburgh today that they plan to hold a special meeting next Tuesday (March 3rd).. to discuss the dedication of the Newly Named Veteran’s Bridge.. The meeting is set for 6:00 pm in the City Hall Community Room. Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading this effort and is inviting…

Lake Flower Lodge Public Hearing

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There were about 170 people in the Audience at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Monday night for a public hearing to discuss a proposed law that would create a Planned Unit Development District on a 3 acre site where developers have proposed to replace three motels with one destination resort on Lake Flower.. There were…

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Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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The weekend’s weather gave us a break from the cold.. In fact the sun came out for most of the Winter Carnival sponsored by Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Club.. It’s held every year on the front lawn at CVPH…  The event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club, and it’s partners, along with the town’s recreation…

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A Trickle of Water for the Cold Weather

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The Saranac Lake village board met in emergency session on Saturday morning..  where Mayor Clyde Rabideau declared a “limited state of emergency” and the board adopted a resolution authorizing endangered water users to “trickle” a faucet in the homes without added charge. Rabideau says “They took this rare action because it’s been one of the…

Armed Robbery at Kinney in Champlain

On February 20, 2015, at approximately 4:34 p.m., The New York State Police at Plattsburgh received a call reporting an armed robbery at the Kinney’s Drug Store located on Route 11, Champlain, NY. A male subject reportedly entered the store and demanded money from a clerk at the cash register, while displaying what appeared to…

Plattsburgh Sidewalk Committee Formed

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Plattsburgh’s City Council will no doubt be hearing regular updates from their new Committee on Sidewalk Snow Removal and Safety…  Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says there will be 10 members on the newly formed committee providing a wide range of knowledge and opinion as they begin their deliberations. Armstrong says they’ll be holding their first meeting shortly…

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Planning for “Parklets” in Downtown Plattsburgh

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It may still be winter but the City Council is already looking ahead to spring in Downtown.. That’s because every year, local downtown restaurants file applications with the Council for permits to turn about 12 or 13 parking spaces into Outdoor Seating for their establishments…At their Meeting on Thursday Evening, Councilwoman Becky Kasper outlined several…

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Re-Living the Miracle on Ice

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How many of you remember where you were in 1980 when the underdog U.S. hockey team beat the powerful Soviet Union team 4-3 in what became known as the “Miracle on Ice.” This Saturday the 19 surviving members of the U.S. gold medal hockey team arrive at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center to once again feel the…