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HMOs on Vacation

NEW YORK – Some health maintenance organizations in New York are getting what amounts to a “13-year vacation” from having to comply with the American with Disabilities Act, say advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities who have presented their findings to the Department of Health. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of…

Talk of the Town – Tuesday October 9th, 2012

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NFIB September Report shows Low Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index is released at 7:30am Tuesday.. Low expectations and pessimism summing up the NFIB report (released just a few minutes ago) for the small-business community.  The Small Business Optimism Index loses 0.1 points and falls to 92.8. The report suggests the reading was pulled down by…

Saranac Lake Village Board Honors Pendragon Founders

The Village of Saranac Lake will honor  Bob Pettee and Susan Neal, co-founders ofSaranacLake’s renowned Pendragon Theater. Pettee and Neal moved toSaranacLakein 1980 and started what became the Pendragon Theater in a local school auditorium before moving to theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts and eventually to their current location inSaranacLake, in a former ice cream warehouse,…

Pottery Classes Begin Wednesday at BlueSeed Studios –

 Artist Joanna Merry will guide the beginner potter though the basic maneuvers of creating a piece of pottery on the wheel. Hand Building skills are also introduced as well as glazing and glazing techniques. Through demonstrations and planned projects, the student is able to accomplish goals and gain the necessary confidence needed to finish a…

Freedom for Technology – at least for now…

An Internet, “If You Can Keep It” Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to have answered a question about what kind of rule the Constitutional Convention of 1787 had created by saying, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Advocates working to keep the Internet free from restrictions and regulations say, in effect, the same…

Lake Placid’s Elementary School Playground Reopens Wednesday

The Lake Placid Elementary School Playground will open again on Wednesday thanks to the help of a committed group of Volunteers who spent the afternoon Friday and most of the day on Saturday working on the final touches to the newly designed playground..  By mid afternoon Saturday, the ominous pile of woodchips are disappearing quickly…

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New York Pharmacists Go Postal on Medicaid Drug Policies

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and several pharmacies have filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court against state Medicaid policies that force certain beneficiaries to receive some of their medications by mail.  Pharmacists charge that blocking access to local pharmacies and the additional support they  routinely…

Fire Prevention Week Begins Today

MORRISONVILLE, N.Y. Oct. 3, 2012 – This October 7-13 the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Last year, the Red Cross responded to about 63,000 home fires across the country by providing comfort and basic necessities to…

Obituary – Bertha Paquin

Bertha E. Paquin, age 84, of Overlook Apartments, Bloomingdale, died Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born in Gabriels, New York on March 06, 1928, she was the daughter of Fred and Helen (Otis) Lester. Bertha married Robert Paquin on June 24, 1948 in St. John’s Catholic Church in…

Langton defends his title as fastest push athlete in the nation

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2012)- Steve Langton (Melrose, Mass.) defended his title as the fastest push athlete in the nation by claiming his fourth U.S. National Men’s Bobsled Push Championship title in Lake Placid, N.Y. today. Langton led a field of 39 athletes in one of the toughest battles for the victory in the…

Empire State Sports Foundation Re-Lights the Summer Torch!

R.O.O.S.T. President James McKenna and Luge Medalist Tucker West speaking at Thursday's Joint Empire State Sports Foundation Press Conference

Let the Games Begin….. Again…  The Son of Governor Hugh Carey joined a host of athletes, sports dignitaries, and local elected officials to announce plans to bring back the Summer Empire State Games through the creation of a new not-for-profit foundation, the Empire State Sports Foundation –  Empire State Games organizers held joint press conferences…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

GAO Says States are Making it Harder to Vote!

New state laws that make it harder for millions of voters to cast ballots are detailed in a Government Accountability Office report released today. The comprehensive study was requested by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Local senators are asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress to…

The Birthday Club – Ray Kroc (10/5/1902 – 1/14/1984)

In 1917, 15-year-old Ray Kroc lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver, but the war ended before his training finished. He then worked as a piano player, a paper cup salesman and a multi-mixer salesman. In 1954 he was surprised by a huge order for 8 multi-mixers from a…

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Usula Wyatt Trudeau – Featured at Saranac Lake Artists Guild

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau ?A Little on the Wild Side? Ursula Wyatt Trudeau will be the featured artist for the month of October at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her exhibit of acrylic paintings, ?A Little on the Wild Side,? will include landscapes,people, and some creatures. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the…

WNBZ adds Facebook Feature to Beta News Website

WNBZ announces the introduction of automatic posting to the “Talk of the Town” Facebook Wall…  as a result of this testing, you may experience an increase in the number of posts on our facebook page – Generally, there are several per morning and a few additional posts and updates during the day..  Currently, this post…

Talk of the Town – October 4, 2012

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