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Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…

K&J – The 20th Annual Adirondack Humane Society Pet Walk

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This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the…

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A New Chamber Alliance

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The Daffest Derby grudge match between the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Katy Van Anden and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, Michelle Clement has stemmed more than a little friendly competition. Though the match was fierce it acted as a kick off for a new Chamber alliance initiative.   After…

Dean Schneller Appointed Plattsburgh Corporate Counsel

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The City of Plattsburgh has a new Corporate Counsel this week.. His Name is Dean Schneller… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says on of his strengths is his focus on environmental law.. “Environmental issues are issues that plague municipalities all over the place,” Mayor Calnon said, “The work that we had to do by the waterfront,…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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Patient Care Award for AMC

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Patient care initiatives developed by nursing staff at Adirondack Medical Center (AMC) have been recognized by their peers as being among the best in New York State. The Patient & Family Centered Care Bundle at AMC, a member of Adirondack Health, placed first for 2014 Best Practice Award, Northeast Region, of the New York Organization…

Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Adds a Second Location

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The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is…

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Shine On Conference 2014 – at SUNY Plattsburgh

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The Shine on Conference at Plattsburgh State University is in it’s 4th year helping 4th and 5th grade girls to battle eating disorders, depression, bullying and other obstacles before they face the social pressures of middle school and beyond….  This year’s focus is building resiliency and self esteem and to help prevent negative behaviors.. In…

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Remembering the Fallen

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabidedau, along with a small group that included a Major in the  Australian Army, ascended nearby Scarface Mountain this morning to lay a remembrance poppy at the place where another Australian solider was found frozen to death in January.  Mayor Clyde Rabideau, Major Cameron Satrapa (Australian Defence) and a small cadre of…

ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness

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In honor of ANZAC Day, a Memorial Service was held for the Late Australian Officer Captain Paul McCay in conjunction to bringing awareness to PTS disorder in our Servicemen and women.…..ANZAC Day was officially named in 1916 to be celebrated on the 25th of April and happens to be one of Australia’s most important National…

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Still Going – But Closer to the Goal

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This might look like the construction work on Broadway which has been planned for not months, but years. Actually Saranac Lake DPW crews are completing their work on the water main which ruptured Wednesday morning at about 10:30 am on Lake Flower Avenue..  We touched bases with the overnight crew at about 3am Thursday Morning…

Update – Water Main Breaks on Lake Flower Avenue

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As of Thursday Morning, a Boil Water Order is in Effect for Areas on Lake Flower Avenue from Winona Ave. toward Lake Placid including all side streets: Center St., Merrill St., Santanoni Ave., Colony Ct., Meadow Lane, Crossfield Rd., Duprey St., Edward St, Cortez Ln., Turtle Pond Rd., Will Rogers Rd. and including North Country Community…

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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

At the Peak of Excellence

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Several innovative, staff-driven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes…

K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Flood Warnings Continue for Low Lying Areas

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A Flood warning continues for low lying areas in New York and Vermont… Especially for Lake Champlain at Rouses Point and points along the Saranac River.. Plattsbrugh DPW Superintendent Mike Brody says the worst spot in the city is Heritage Trail behind the College.. “It’s important to remember that if rapidly flowing water catches you off…

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Parking Enforcement May Go Full Time in Plattsburgh

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Parking enforcement in the City of Plattsburgh may be getting stricter as the City Council considers hiring a full time Parking Officer…Plattsburgh’s Police Chief is Desmond Racicot. He says it’s actually a little unusual that the council would ask for a full time position to enforce parking laws in Plattsburgh.. Usually, he says, it’s the…

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Cecily Decker – National U16 Champion

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April 14th in Saranac Lake is National Champion Secily Decker Day… That’s the word from Mayor Clyde Rabideau..  She recently competed in the 2014 US Ski and Snowboard Association’s U 16 Junior National Championships and was named the overall national champion.. Winning the Parallel Slalom competition and Giant Slalom and finished fourth in the Slalom..…

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K&J – Tupper Lake’s Budget Hearing (A Focus on Police Staffing)

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A Passionate Plea from Officers at the Tupper Lake Police Department begs the question.. Are there enough cops on the force in Tupper Lake…. That’s the question the Village of Tupper Lake is dealing with as it hears from members of the audience at the village’s public budget hearing on Monday Evening…First to Speak is…

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