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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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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…

Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

Work on Duprey Street Begins Monday

SARANAC LAKE: The Duprey Street Sewer Main Replacement Project is set to commence on Monday    Duprey street will be closed to all thru traffic between Lake Flower Avenue and Tara Drive.  Traffic will be detoured onto Edwards Street and then Tara Drive.    Only those locals who live on or are conducting business on Duprey…

History Matters – Arts and Crafts in New York State

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Thursdays in May means it’s time for the History Matters Seminar Series –Tonight Historic Saranac Lake in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host their third annual “History Matters” free speaker series four Thursdays in May. Amy Catania is the Executive Director for Historic Saranac Lake. “It makes since to collaborate with the…

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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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K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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Remediation Begins

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Contractors are on site at the former Wilson Farms in Saranac Lake and Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says they’ve been hired to complete a DEC approved environmental remediation plan…  It includes removing all of the gasoline pump fixtures, The Concrete Slab, the canopy, underground tanks and associated piping and any contaminated soil..  As for…

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K&J – Memorial Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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The Memorial Day weekend has past and the unofficial start of summer is upon us…  On Monday we found ourselves at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Saranac Lake which began with a Parade down Main Street led by the Saranac Lake High School Marching Band followed by a Memorial Day service.. in this case, inside…

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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,”…

Memorial Day 2014 – Ceremonies through the North Country

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Memorial Day reminds us of our duties towards the soldiers, and their bereaved families and their Orphans and widows of the slain soldiers.. and we honor their memory in as many ways as we can..  The American Flag can be flown at Half Mast until noon, for example, furling the POW -MIA flag as well..…

$684,000 in Grants for Adirondack Regional Airport

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Congressman Owens announced a combined $2,558,750 in Federal Aviation Administration grants on Wednesday. The grants are awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to several regional airports in northern New York. “Our regional airports are a vital resource for local business travelers and tourists,” said Congressman Owens. “Many connect travelers to larger airline hubs and support business…

Mostly Positive Results for School Budgets – Minerva is the Exception

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81% of Voters in Lake Placid give the green light to Superintendent Roger Catania and the Lake Placid School Board to move forward with their proposed budget..  529 turned out for the vote in Lake Placid, the passed the budget, and although there were a few glitches in Wilmington, Lake Placid’s School Board will have…

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K&J – Republican Congressional Candidate Elise Stefanik

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The K&J show, is named after WNBZ’s previous Owners Jim and Keela Rogers who used to produce the program every Tuesday and Thursday mornings..  It was called the K&J show and Keela and Jim would interview members of the community in the primary studio of WNBZ. Back then, the person being interviewed would be seated…

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Flushing Hydrants in Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake, DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says they’ll be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning.. The work will continue through Friday this week..  Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and the work will move towards the LakeColby end of the Village as…

NCCC Commencement Ceremonies

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The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers..   Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s..…

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History Matters – Images of America

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Historic Saranac Lake will host the second talk of the spring “History Matters” speaker series, a presentation by Neil Surprenant of photographs from his new Arcadia book, Images of America: Saranac Lake. Mr. Surprenant will give an all-new presentation, showing photos not yet seen from the book. “Images of America: Saranac Lake” chronicles the development of the village from…