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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…

Historic Saranac Lake to Benefit from Will Rogers Grant

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The Saranac Laboratory Museum and Historic Saranac Lake are the beneficiaries of a major grant from the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation.. The Grant will support exhibit renovations at the Museum which is home to the original laboratories of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau.. A pioneer in the field of TB research in Saranac Lake..…

St Joe’s Makes List of “Best Places to Work” in 2014

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For the fourth year in a row, St Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment Center in Saranac Lake has been named one of the best places to work in New York State…  And Monday night Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau touted their success…Mayor Rabideau was speaking with St Joeseph’s Chief Talent Officer in Human Resources, Katie Kirkpatrick…

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Saranac Lake Train Depot; The Focus of Special Village Work-Session on Wednesday

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a special work-session to discuss the implications and whether or not to renew their lease of the Train Depot by the Village…   On Monday evening the board received several new items outlining different points of view from the Department of Transportation who owns the Building. When the topic…

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A Spaghetti Dinner for the Winter Carnival Court

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Saranac Lake is quickly headed back into the Groovy 60s.. That’s because the unofficial kick off to The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is held Monday night at the Belvedere Restaurant..  It’s the annual Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Winter Carnival Court..  Saranac Lakes School Board President Clyde Baker is also an adviser to the court.…

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High School Plans to Present Mozart’s “Requiem”

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Saranac Lake High School Principal Josh Dan says the high school has successfully raised $2,500 to purchase six new Chromebook laptops for a new mobile computer cart. The Chromebooks, Dann says, will be purchased using a $500 Small & Significant grant from Adirondack Foundation, and $2,000 from the foundation’s crowdfunding website, Adirondack Gives. Dann says…

Dewey Mountain to Host Community Open House at New Lodge

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The Town of Harrietstown, the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, and Dewey Mountain Friends are hosting a community open house to celebrate the completion of a new base lodge at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center.The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Representatives of Dewey Mountain Friends will be on-hand to…

Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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“Death of a Salesman” Returns to Pendragon

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Pendragon’s fall classic returns home for two special encore performances January 17 and 18. These are the last 2 chances to catch DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Bonnie Brewer is Directing the show “The shows this fall sold out…” She said, “A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory. -from Death of…

Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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Another Career Best in Germany for Emily Sweeney

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With family ties to Saranac Lake… Emily Sweeney continued her march in World Cup Luge by sliding to a career-best fourth place finish Saturday in the south of Germany. Sweeney went into the competition with one less practice run on a difficult course in Germany.. It was snowing earlier in the week and World cup…

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Franklin County Traffic Safety Board Updates “Operation Get Home Safe”

We have a report from Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill who is the Chairman of the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board.. He says “Operation Get Home Safe” on New Years Eve was well received and utilized by residents and establishments throughout the County.  The program, which was funded by the Law Offices of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney &…