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SOLD – Camp Gabriels

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The state has finally found a buyer for Camp Gabriels. The state sold the shuttered former minimum-security prison Tuesday to Mohammad Ibrahim of Elmont for $210,777, according to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the state Office of General Services. It’s unclear what Ibrahim plans to do with the property. The Enterprise could not immediately reach…

K&J – Bullying Prevention – Don’t Be a Bystander!

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Join us for a conversation with Lake Placid High School Principal Dana Wood, Lake Placid Middle School Principal Theresa Lindsay…..

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Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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Six New “6er” Wines at Saranac Lake Discount Liquors

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There’s a new bottle of Wine at Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, that in itself is nothing new for Sue Ward, but this particular bottle has a new label and a new name, which is already drawing the attention of many in the region because of it’s association with the SaranacLake 6er program… Saranac Lake Mayor…

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Hurricane Sandy Remembered

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Long Island was struggling with a shortage of affordable housing before Hurricane Sandy damaged tens of thousands of structures one year ago. People displaced by the storm are still being helped, many living in hotels, motels or with friends or family.  Jodi Lieberman, program director for disaster case management at Family Service League, said the…

Owens: “Water Bill Benefits North Country”

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Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The bill is supported by a coalition of businesses and labor groups and will directly benefit New York water infrastructure. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,…

Governor Cuomo “STARTS UP NY”

Governor Cuomo is rolling out the launch of his tax free zones program for SUNY campuses called START-UPNY, the governor’s initiative creates tax-free zones to attract and grow new businesses across the state. The Governor describes START UP NY as the most ambitious economic development program in New York State’s recent history,” and he continued…

New Pledges for Cuomo’s Taste NY Program

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Some New York restaurants are promising to increase their use of foods and beverages produced in the state. Governor Cuomo announced the additions to his Taste New York program over the weekend… The new restaurants have signed onto the Pride of New York pledge. That means increasing their use of New York products by at…

NY Spending Down / Debt Up

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The Annual Report on the Financial Condition of New York State says New YorkState spending has declined for the second straight year while the debt reached an all-time high of $63.5 billion. New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says “State policy decisions in the past three years have helped New York better align state spending…

NYSAC Endorses Forever Wild State Land

County Leaders Endorse Ballot Propositions for Adirondack Park and Sewer Project Debt Exclusion The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which represents all 62 counties, including New York City, has recently passed a resolution endorsing three proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 5 statewide election ballot. NYSAC urges statewide voter support of Propositions…

Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

Advances on Invasives and Renewable Energy Top Adirondack Council’s State of The Park Report

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     Many of the Adirondack Park’s environmental organizations and local governments stopped fighting one another and worked together in this year on issues of common concern, advancing agreements that better protect the park’s environment while also encouraging community development, according to the Adirondack Council’s 2013 State of the Park Report.             State of the…

Adirondack Council “State of the Park” to be Released Wednesday

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The Adirondack Council says it will release its 2013 State of the Park Report this Wednesday.  State of the Park is a 20-page, illustrated review of more than 100 actions taken by local, state and federal government officials, briefly explaining what they did to help or hurt the ecology and economy of the Adirondack Park over…

Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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Finch Pruyn Lands Now Available for Public Access

Under Interim Plan, Public Will Have Access – for the First Time in 100 Years – to 11,600 Acres of Adirondack Forest Lands and Waters   For the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the…

Cuomo Says Apple Harvest “Best in Years”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers and tourists from neighboring states to “Taste NY” apples this year at over 654 apple orchards and support New York’s important apple industry this fall. Apple growers from across the state are hailing this year’s apple crop as the best in many years following storm events that…

PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…