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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

The Hotel Saranac Gets a New Home for Winter Carnival

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It appears as though The Hotel Saranac will be moving to a new location for the Duration of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival… That’s because with 20 inches of ice in each block.. This year’s Ice Palace has taken shape rather quickly and it’s been designed in honor of the Rodell Family and their decision…

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Two from Vermontville arrested for illegally purchasing a firearm

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On January 26, 2015, 51-year-old Christine M. Swinyer and 38-year-old John A. Bova both of Vermontville, were arrested after State Police found that Swinyer unlawfully purchased a shotgun for Bova, who is a convicted felon, at Wal-Mart in Malone. Bova had initially tried to purchase the gun a couple of days prior, but was denied. Swinyer was…

K&J – Exploring Gov. Cuomo’s Education Reform Agenda

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Today we’re talking with Don Carlisto about the list of reforms Governor Cuomo has proposed for Education in New York..  Don is the Co-President of his local teachers association in Saranac Lake and a member of  The New York State United Teachers Union Board of Directors…  We’re Joined in the conversation by Kelsey Darby who…

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No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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NIH Grants Tumanov Laboratory at Trudeau Institute $536,000

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The Trudeau Institute has been awarded $536,000 over a two-year period from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health). The grant will support a research project of Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., “Defining the role of lymphotoxin signaling in viral-induced lung immunopathology.” The Institute’s fundamental research on immunity fosters…

Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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AMA Outlines Residential Project for Planning Board / Village Board

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The Village of Saranac Lake is moving into a new round of discussions with The American Management Association..  The Village Board and the Planning Board met with representatives from AMA to hear an outline of the company’s proposed concept for converting some of their property into residential lots for development just below Mt Pisgah in…

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New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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Myriad RBM Closing in March – 4 Employees Remain

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In March, Myriad RBM will be vacating the old Village Offices in Saranac Lake but now there’s a group of 4 Myriad employees who have announced an arrangement with Myriad and the village to remain on the first floor of the building and to continue developing and producing bio-markers and specialized marker products for the…

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Ice Palace Construction Starts Thursday

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee that the Ice Palace Workers will begin their work on the Groovy new Ice Palace in Pontiac Bay on Thursday this week… For those of you who’ve never seen an Ice Palace under Construction.. It’s a pretty cool process.. Literally…  First Volunteers harvest ice from Pontiac Bay…

Obituary – William “Bub” McGrain

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William “Bub” McGrain’s sparkling eyes and bright smile were dimmed on Saturday January 17th after a very brief illness and are now being enjoyed by all his family and friends who passed before him. Born on March 23, 1927 in Saranac Lake he lived his entire 87 years in the town he loved and cherished. Bub is the…

New Windows Arrive Next Week for the Hotel Saranac

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There are lots of new windows arriving in the Village of  Saranac Lake next week… That’s because all of the old windows in the Hotel Saranac are being replaced as part of the overall renovation of the Hotel over the next 7 or 8 months..  Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

K&J – Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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With the Holiday Weekend upon us honoring the late Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.. We’re talking with Reverend Joanne White who is the Pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake.. and Father Bill Small, a retired Episcopal Priest. He remains active on many ecumenical groups in the community..  Father Small was in Washington when…

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LDC To Hold Forum on Commercial Property Grants

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (“SLLDC”) will hold a public information session for commercial property owners on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Village of Saranac Lake offices to talk about upcoming grant opportunities in 2015. “We want projects that can compete successfully in a very competitive field,” said Sharon Elrod, one…

Schumer, GIllibrand Announce Funding for Greater Adirondack Conservation

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U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for Greater Adirondacks agricultural conservation projects. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and will be used to improve water quality, soil health, and resolve habitat issues in and around the Upper…

2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons Now Available

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Groovy ‘60s,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker Harris wearing a peace sign necklace while crowd surfing at a music concert. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter…

Fort Covington woman arrested for a burglary in Vermontville

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On January 13, 2015, State Police arrested 42-year-old Nicole R. Baier of Fort Covington for unlawfully entering into a residence on Swinyer Road in Vermontville and stealing change from jars that were within the residence in April 2014. Baier was charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, a class C Felony. She was arraigned at the Malone Town Court…