Town of Harrietstown

Dewey Receives Zoning Support from Village of Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake says yes to the new Dewey Mountain Ski Lodge.. The Board on Monday evening votes to approve the necessary changes to zoning to accommodate the new plans.. John Banta is with the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation. He says they’re meeting with the Town of Harrietstown today to begin to look at…

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Mulverhill Underscores Importance of Sex Offender Registry

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is reminding citizens to use the online sex offender registration and notification center called OFFENDER WATCH which can be found on the Franklin County Sheriff’s web site . Mulverhill says OFFENDER WATCH helps monitor and track all of the sex offenders in Franklin County and sends them reminders when the…

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Discussing Fire Districts in the North Country

The Town of Harrietstown is hosting a public presentation on the formation of a regional fire district in the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall..  Currently the Village of Saranac Lake is responsible for the department and the village also has the taxing authority for the Fire Department Budget..  Village Trustee Allie Pelliteiri says he…

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K&J – Broadband Survey Continues in Harrietstown / Franklin

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Today we head to the Supervisors office in the Town of Harrietstown for an in depth look at how access to the internet can have a profound effect on a population base..  In Franklin County, The Town of Harrietstown and the Town of Franklin are engaged in reaching out to their population base.. Asking residents…

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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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Dewey Ski Lodge Becoming a Reality

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Dewey Mountain Cross Country Ski Center is one step closer to their goal of building a brand new ski lodge.. That’s because the Town of Harrietstown has agreed to move forward with their support of the project.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough Says the town is ultimately responsible for the property and wanted to move forward on…

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Harrietstown Fire Contract Increases $35,000

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Before the Town of Harrietstown even gets started on next year’s budget, they’ll have to pay back money they borrowed from an emergency fund designed to be there in times of need. That’s because the Town of Santa Clara has chosen to enter into the Tupper Lake Fire Contract, as opposed to the Saranac Lake…

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Harrietstown Approves 2014 Budget

The Town of Harrietstown has approved their proposed budget for 2014, The Change from 2013 represents a 1.7% increase in the budget heading into the 2014 fiscal year. The Tax rate, while affected by certain localized water districts is up about a penny for the majority of residents in the town, but the general fund…

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease.. At Least in Harrietstown

It appears the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have gotten the message about the importance of speeding up the permitting for repair of the retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake.. Councilman Ron Keough says he thinks there has been more reaction by FEMA and the DEC…

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A Conversation with Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough

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With Elections Tuesday for municipalities across our region we continue our series of interviews with candidates… Today we’re hearing from Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough in a three part series through the morning. Keough is running as the incumbent for two open four year seats on the board.  The two other candidates running for the four year…

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A Conversation with Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Ed Randig

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Ed Randig is currently Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Harrietstown. He previously served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Saranac Lake. Recently the two municipalities have been considering sharing services and Code Enforcement duties between the village’s Community Development Office, where Jeremy Evans takes the helm and the Code Enforcement Office…

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A Conversation with Town of Harrietstown Candidate Patti Meagher

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Patti Meagher has lived in Lake Clear for 37 years. She’s worked for the Town of Harrietstown for 12 years as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector and Court Clerk. She retired from that job this past summer. She says Lake Clear hasn’t changed much in the 37 years. We spoke with Patti about…

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A Conversation with Ed Goetz – Candidate in the Town of Harrietstown

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Ed Goetz is a candidate for one of the 4 year terms on the Town Board in the Town of Harrietstown. We spoke with Ed on the K&J show here on WNBZ..  Goetz says he’s lived here all of his life, born and raised in Saranac Lake. He has two grown sons and he says…

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K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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Harrietstown Budget: “So Far So Good”

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“So Far So Good” When it comes to Harrietstown’s Annual Budget…. At their first Budget Work-Session Board members are looking at a tax rate which may not only stay below the tax cap, but as of now is calling for no increase in property taxes..  That could change by the end of their work but…

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ROOST presents The State of Regional Tourism – Tonight

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Representatives from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will conduct a presentation at the Harrietstown Hall in SaranacLake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The presentation is a cooperative effort of the Village of Saranac Lake, the Town of Harrietstown and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Katy VanAnden…

Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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Govt Shutdown Impacts Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Government Shutdown is affecting more than just Washington… At the Adirondack Regional Airport, work has stopped abruptly on the repair and replacement of the VOR flight navigation system used by both Commercial Aircraft and General Aviation Flights in and out of Lake Clear.. The Unit is located in a building near the main runway…

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K&J – Cape Air Considers Flight to White Plains

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Representatives from Cape Air met with The Harrietstown Board Wednesday afternoon at the Adirondack Regiona lAirport. Andrew Bonney is Vice President of Planning for Cape Air which has been providing Essential Air Service for 6 years in Saranac Lake. He says the relationship has been a good one and they’re planning on re-submitting the RFP…

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