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DEC Proposes Upgrade to Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Michael Hagadorn

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Michael Hagadorn is a father of 3 young children and he says “Very motivated to see the district excel.” Hagadorn is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Care Center at CVPH. On his webpage, Hagadorn says his goal is “To improve the overall health and success of the Beekmantown School District by promoting educational opportunities…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Weekend

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The Spring Semester ended at 6pm on May 15th for SUNY Plattsburgh Students. The weekend, especially for graduating seniors is filled with activities, and for returning students, time to pack up for the summer. First on the list, however, the Honors Center Medallion Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Graduating students…

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Beekmantown School Board Candidate Ken Maurer Sr.

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There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board elections on May 19th. Ken Maurer Sr. is one of the candidates who would like to join the board. We spoke with him on Friday and asked him several questions, including why he would like to be on the school board. We also ask Ken…

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Graduating NCCC Students Head to Next Adventure

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North Country Community College provides a vibrant environment for students in the Adirondacks. There are three campuses, providing Twenty-four academic degrees and certificates and many options for study, including Environmental Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Fine Arts, Wilderness Recreation Leadership, and Sports & Events Management.. AUDIO – 051815- NCCC Graaduation The programs are designed to lead…

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K&J – Touring Plattsburgh’s Vibrant New Marina

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Members of Plattsburgh’s City Council and Department Heads toured the new City Marina Building on Thursday afternoon..  Councilman Mike Kelly says the Marina is just one more statement about the community. “I am so impressed by what we’ve done here,” Kelly commented, “I would be so nice to be able to dock your boat here…

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Saranac Lake’s Skate Park Begins to Takes Shape

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In Saranac Lake, Work on the Skate Park behind Community Bank in the center of town continues..  and Rich Shapiro, who has been helping to organize the work until the completed project is handed over to the village, says the skate park is beginning to take shape… and much of the finishing work will begin…

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Beekmantown School District Focuses Budget on Students

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It’s now less than a week from school budget votes in the North Country..  And for the Beekmantown Central School District, that means one final look at the proposed $39 Million Dollar Budget before next Tuesday…   Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Manix answers one key and fundamental question that most taxpayers want to know…. Will Beekmantown’s…

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K&J – Sunrise Rotary Updates Plans for 2015 Mayor’s Cup

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With Spring…. and Summer in the air… Boaters are itching to get back on the water and one of the bigger events on Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup… And July 9th is not too far away at this point….  In anticipation of this year’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, The Sunrise Rotary Club continues…

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There are Two Sides to Every Beach Proposal

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There’s still work to be done on the question of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake… Village Trustee Paul VanCott says they’ve been working on one specific project that will become part of the final application to the Department of Health…  One of the organizers of the Lake Flower Beach Return is…

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Proposed Location for Boat Wash gets the Brush Off

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Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board recently that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat washing stations around the state and they would like to see Saranac Lake become one of the locations. The location his organization identified…

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SLHS Juried Art Exhibit Open through May 19th

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The Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake has become home to an exhibition of art of all kinds… Created by students from the Saranac Lake High School.. It’s a juried arts show for the high school, plus as a bonus, for the first time.. This year’s show includes creations from students in the middle school…

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Stefanik Speaks at Paul Smith’s College Graduation

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Students were lined up Saturday morning outside of the tent on the main lawn at Paul Smith’s College. They were preparing for the graduation ceremony set to take place at 11am. The rain held off but it was a little windy, which turned out to be a good thing as the wind was cooling the…

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K&J – Hospice Social Worker Patience Mary Whitman

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Today we’re continuing our series highlighting High Peaks Hospice… High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is now less than a month away and will take place on June 2nd … Patience Mary Whitman is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker with High Peaks Hospice in Mineville.. We spoke with her at the Hospice Administrative Offices in the…

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2015 Library Budget On Par with 2014

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In addition to choosing new school board members on the 19th of May… Voters in Saranac Lake are also charged with an up or down vote on the budget for the Library.. and this year.. While the budget itself hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015, The Library board is looking to the taxpayers for…

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Trustee Paul Van Cott; “Bed Tax Good for Saranac Lake”

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Bed Tax Legislation that passed the Assembly on Tuesday is now headed to the state Senate.. The Legislation if passed, would give Franklin County the authority to enact a tax for hotel/motel visitors so that it can fund county-wide tourism promotion efforts.. Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott thanked Assemblywoman Janet Duprey for helping to…

NYSUT Presses State Ed to Address New Yorker’s Concerns

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In advance of Thursday’s State Education Department hearing on teacher evaluations, New York State’s Teachers Union says is will be disseminating more information about the issue as it continues to press State Ed to do more to listen to… And address New Yorkers’ concerns. State Ed says its Thursday “Learning Summit” is designed to get…

Kiwanis Club to Kick Off Cycle Adirondacks

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For the past several years, the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club has been running the Pat Stratton Memorial Ride, a 15-year tradition honoring the “bicycling plumber,” a beloved member of the community. And this year it happens on Saturday, August 22, just as Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Cycle Adirondacks riders are gathering in Saranac Lake for an August 23-29 road…

Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

Saturday – Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh

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Tomorrow is a special day for a prominent resident of Plattsburgh… Jean Arthur was born in the Lake City October 17th, in 1900… And Saturday is Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh.. Jean was a successful actress and film star in the 1930s and 40s with feature roles in three Frank Capra films: “Mr. Deeds Goes…

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