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What would you ask Romney? Obama?

Warming Up for Hofstra Debate This Month HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It’ll be “town meeting” style, with participants selected by the Gallup organization from a pool of undecided voters. If you could attend the debate, a number of civic…

Day and Daly earn 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Push Championship titles

- Veronica Day (Vienna, Va.) and John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) claimed their respective U.S. National Skeleton Push Championship titles in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Saturday to kick start the 2012-2013 competitive season.  “It’s always exciting watching the athletes measure themselves head to head in a fun competition,” saidU.S.skeleton head coach Tuffy Latour. “It gives the…

The Birthday Club – Emily Post

Emily Post –  Born in Baltimore Maryland October 3rd, 1872  Famous for her books on etiquette. The Birthday Club airs on WNBZ every weekday at 7:25 am and again during the Three O’Clock News on WNBZ.  

Crossing the 48th Paralell

North Country Community College will sponsor a free wellness lecture on the Saranac Lake campus Wednesday, October 3 from 3-4:30pm in S-19 Petty Lecture Hall. Join internationally renowned author and wellness professional, Mr. German Schleinkofer of Bad Woerishofen, Southern, Germanyand his wife, Sissi, as they present, “Walking the 48th Parallel & Kneipp Hydrotherapy for Lifelong Wellness.”  The…

Owens Announces Funding for Meat Plant / MILC Program for Framers expires

Owens Announces Funding for Meat Processor in Essex County  Congressman Bill Owens announces funding from the office of Rural Development for The Adirondack Meat Company and approval of a guaranteed loan of $900,000 in support of its proposed meat processing facility.  The funding will be used to construct a 7,500 square foot slaughterhouse inTiconderogaand purchase…

Those “Fracking” Environmentalists – DEC Stands Firm

Looking for Meaning in NY “Fracking” Restart NEW YORK – Advocates on all sides of the hydraulic fracturing debate in New York say that Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to be more specific about the Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to restart regulatory rule-making for the controversial gas-drilling process. Katherine Nadaeau, water and natural resources program…

DiNapoli Proposes Early Warning Alarm for Local Government

New Report Finds Cities’ Financial Outlook Deteriorating; Contains Detailed Economic and Demographic Data for Cities With a growing number of local governments facing significant fiscal stress, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced plans today to implement an early warning monitoring system that would identify municipalities and school districts experiencing signs of budgetary strain so that corrective actions…

Trudeau Institute Names New President

Research Organization names Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb President, Director & CEO SARANAC LAKE, New York (October 1, 2012)—Benjamin Brewster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute, announced today the appointment of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb as the biomedical research organization’s sixth President, Director and CEO, effective October 1, 2012. Mr. Brewster stated:…

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Obituary – Mary Martinetti

Mary Martinetti, age 96, of 272 Washington Street, Gloucester, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing Home, Gloucester, MA.  Born in Bloomingdale, New York on March 12, 1916, she was the daughter of Antonio and Santa (Nasta) Alphonso. She married Odino Martinetti on December 20, 1935 in South Londonderry, Vermont.  He predeceased her…

Local Veterans have a new Primary Care Physician

Community Based Veterans in the North Country, will be receiving a letter from Linda Weiss, Director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center announcing they’ve hired a New Primary Care Doctor, The Veteran’s Outpatient Clinics in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake  Will be increasing hours of operation to 5 days/week and announcing an increase in the…

Cuomo Fighting Long Term Unemployment

Governor Cuomo announces a new initiative to combat long-term unemployment in New York State over the weekend..  New Yorkwill distribute $6 million in federal grants to companies that hire long-term unemployed individuals, and they plan to deploy a mobile response team to assist individuals seeking work in high unemployment areas. New York’s Labor Commissioner Peter…

Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake

Lake Placid—Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is recruiting new volunteers and has scheduled a Friendship Volunteer Training Program in Saranac Lake on the mornings of October 3 and 10, 2012. (Both mornings are required to complete the training). New Volunteers will join Mercy Care’s 70+ Friendship Volunteers from Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid…

Saranac Lake’s Chamber Lays out Strategies

“The chamber is beginning to focus their efforts on member support services.” Craig Stevens is the Chamber’s President and he’s joined by Chamber Board member Nicole Brownell. She owns Gauthiers Hotel here inSaranacLake. The two are visiting with the Town of Harrietstown Town Board…  Currently the Town of Harrietstown provides the Chamber with a budget…

Rustic Furniture Honors at The Adirondack Museum

Rustic Artisans Receive Awards at the Adirondack Museum Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – Over sixty talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum in September for the 25th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair. Each year artisans are honored with the Maker’s and People’s Choice awards. The awards are determined by ballot:…

Adirondack Mountain Club Releases New Paddling Guidebook

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Lost Pond Press have released “Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures,” a full-color guidebook that offers recommendations for canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. Written by Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, the guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more…

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Juried Art Show Winners

Annual LPCA Adirondack Juried Art Show – 2012 Winners Announced! The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 2012 Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists.  The Adirondack Juried Art Show will be on exhibit through October 20 in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are Tuesday through…

SUNY VP of Student Affairs Retires in January

Vice President of Student Affairs Bill Laundry to Step Down in January PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Sept. 26, 2012) — After more than four decades at the college, William D. “Bill” Laundry, SUNY Plattsburgh’s vice president of student affairs, announced his plans to retire, effective Jan. 1, 2013. Laundry said the conventional wisdom — that you will…

The EAB Invasion

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in a DEC-deployed trap two miles from thePennsylvaniaborder A single adult EAB was found in one of the thousands of purple detection traps that are placed around the state this summer. Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist atCornellUniversitysaid, “Now is the time to plan and prepare for the economic…

NYSAC wants More Funding for Roads and Bridges

The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), lobbies for increased reimbursement  funding for maintaining, rehabilitating and reconstructing local roads and bridges. The resolution is in response to the 5-year “freeze” in funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and State-federal matching funds– the primary funding sources for the majority of local transportation projects.…