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SLCS Business Manager Dan Bower Heading to Tupper Lake

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager Dan Bower is heading to a similar position in Tupper Lake…  Bower Announced his resignation from Saranac Lake to the School Board on Wednesday evening in Bloomingdale and we caught up with him Thursday in his office in Saranac Lake.. AUDIO – 060614 –…

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FAA Funding Comes Through for Plattsburgh and Lake Placid Airports

Congressman Owens announces two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $1,159,700 awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to airports in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. In an Email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “These airports make travel easier and more convenient for local business leaders, residents and visitors,” “Investing in these facilities will help ensure their long-term viability…

Which Dessert Would You Choose?

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Would you Choose Ice Cream, Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dessert. If you can’t make up your mind, three students presented their arguments to the Saranac Lake Central School Board.. The three first graders  presented their reasons to the Saranac Lake School Board on Wednesday evening at a special location; Every once and a while…

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25% of 3rd – 8th Graders Opting Out of State Testing

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It seems like testing never ends for students in all grade levels, whether mandated by the state or otherwise and Saranac Lake Superintendent Diane Fox says the number of students who opted out of the English Language Arts test in grades 3 through 8 was 90 out of 600.. Interestingly she says, ELA comes first and…

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Three Lake Placid Trolleys Looking for New Life in Private Sector

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The Village of Lake Placid continues a regular rotation of their trolley’s for public transportation..  This year, they’ve asked the county to declare three of their trolleys as surplus.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says there’s a process they go through with Essex County to replenish their inventory of Trolley’s for the village..  Last year, Lake…

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Adirondack Council Praises New EPA Pollution Controls

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The Adirondack Council is offering praise for the EPA’s new rules requiring cuts in carbon pollution from electric power plants Announced by President Obama recently.. The Goal is to curb the nation’s emissions that lead to global climate change. Wllie Janeway is The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director he says “They are very pleased to see…

Harrietstown Board Appoints Mike Kilroy as Supervisor

Mike Kilroy is the new Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown..  The Appointment comes following the resignation of Bob Bevilacqua and a divergence of opinion as to whether the Town Board could be run with 4 members. In that scenario, Councilman Ron Keough said he would act as the Deputy Supervisor through the November Election..…

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LP Quinn Community Donates $6,684.45 to High Peaks Hospice

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The LP Quinn Elementary School, teachers, students and staff along with members of the entire community in Tupper Lake have donated $6,684.45..  During the afternoon Elementary students met with Jim LaValley to present their ideas raising money for High Peaks Hospice…  The work began earlier this year in Tupper Lake at the Elementary School and…

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day Raises $50,000

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A quick “Thank you” to The Adirondack Daily Enterprise for their coverage of High Peaks Hospice Radio Day Click here for a link to that story   AND to Jim LaValley, for 22 years of Radio Days.. LaValley says goodbye to Radio Day after participating in every single event from it’s inception.. AND to LP Quinn Students…

K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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VT – Sanders Offers New VA Legislation

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Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing  a comprehensive legislative package to address “reprehensible” behavior by VA officials and to correct underlying problems in access to medical care. “There must be a culture of honesty and accountability within the VA and people who have lied or manipulated data must be punished. But…

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Adirondack Council Joins Coalition to Fight Spread of Invasives

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Adirondack Council: “The State Needs New Laws, Money to Protect Water in the Adirondack Park and Statewide” ALBANY, N.Y. – As the summer boating and tourism season begins, a coalition of environmental organizations today called on state lawmakers to make a major, new commitment to fighting the spread of invasive species that are already harming…

Harrietstown Supervisor Resigns

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The Town of Harrietstown is without a Supervisor following the resignation of Bob Bevilacqua from the chair.. Bevilacqua tells WNBZ he resigned as of last Sunday and we asked him if someone would be taking over but he said that wasn’t going to be his decision..  He did read, he said that Mike Kilroy and…

SLVFD Public Protection Classification Upgraded

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department has received an upgraded Public Protection Classification which means rates on fire insurance could be going down..  OverallVillage Manager John Sweeney says the department is upgraded from a Grade 5 to a Grade 4 and the department is about 9 points away from a Grade 3 classification.. which they…

Cleaning Up Nuisance Properties

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Removing Detroit’s blighted residential properties, and small businesses, would cost an estimated $850-million dollars. And another $1-billion to tackle the city’s larger commercial and industrial property. That according to a 330-page task force report on the problem in Detroit.  In Saranac Lake the village board has approved a resolution to declare accumulation of rubbish, garbage,…

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Smaller Parking Spaces Proposed

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A public hearing is scheduled for comments on a few changes to the land use code in Saranac Lake… Community Development Director Jeremy Evans presented the Saranac Lake Village Board with a request to adjust the Land Use Code to make minor changes to Parking Space regulations. “Parking spaces would be reduced from 10 x…

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City Engineer Distributes South Catherine Construction Brochure

The City of Plattsburgh is out with a new brochure for residents detailing the South Catherine Street Reconstruction..   There’s an 11 point checklist for the contractor.. Rifenburg Construction will be working between South Peru Street and South Platt Street..   As for the Scope of the work… 4,860 feet of waterline will be replaced along with…

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Albany Contractor Overcharging for Special Education

The LaSalle School, an Albany-based special education provider, overcharged state taxpayers by more than $430,000 over a three-year period, mostly for compensation for uncertified teachers, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Special education programs fulfill a great need across New York state, but taxpayers are paying for more than they should,”…

History Matters Series Continues

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Historic Saranac Lake hosts a talk by Bruce Austin on Thursday…  It’s titled “The American Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State” The talk is part of the Historic Saranac Lake’s History Matters Series and is hosted in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. The American Arts and Crafts Movement, or “mission,”…