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Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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NY Assembly / Senate to Work out Budget Differences This Week

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The Assembly and the State Senate will be meeting this week in conference committees to begin working out differences between the competing budget proposals.. State lawmakers have until April 1 to adopt an on-time budget. Senator Betty Little continues to vote in support of increased aid to public schools… Late last week she supported a…

High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael…

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Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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Mt Pisgah in Final Week of Season Before Spring Break

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The village of Saranac Lake is presenting a short course on “how to enjoy winter” for locals who may have forgotten and for newcomers to the region…  The “Introduction to Winter” kicks off at the Village-owned Mt. Pisgah Ski Area…  Which is Where we caught up with it’s General Manager Garrett Foster..  “It’s a free…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Village Honors Saranac Lake Alpine Ski Team

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School were saluted by the Board as Deputy Mayor Tom Catillaz read a special Proclamation naming March 10th Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski Team Appreciation Day. AUDIO…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Village of Saranac Lake Says Run Your Water

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We may be feeling a sample of Spring in the next few days but that doesn’t mean the temperatures 6 feet underground are going to change any time soon… and that’s the problem for many municipal water districts where the frost line is so deep it’s begun to affect water customers whose pipes have never…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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SUNY Students Move Toward One Million Cans in April

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Earth Day may be taking on a look and feel this April… That’s because there’s a new effort by Student’s at SUNY Plattsburgh to raise awareness about recycling while at the same time raising funds for the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh. Fred Hoefer, a Senior Public Relations Student at SUNY Plattsburgh spoke to the City…

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Clean Water Advocates Urge Legislature to add $800m to Budget

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A new analysis released today by a coalition of organizations shows that across New York State, communities have an immediate documented need for $12.7 billion in clean water funding – impacting every single county across the state. In Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, there are 41 projects listed in the report with a total budget…

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K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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Glens Falls Bank Robbers Apprehended

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The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged…

13th Back Country Ski Festival in Keene Valley This Weekend

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The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY is again hosting the Thirteenth Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival this weekend. (March 7 & 8, 2015). Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into a real winter mountaineering experience  “And this winter, the conditions have been great! We are excited to host…

Organizational Meeting Set for Veteran’s Bridge Dedication

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The City of Plattsburgh in December voted to rename the Bridge Street Bridge as a way of recognizing and honoring the dedication and sacrifices of the many men and women of the City who have served in the Armed Forces.. The Bridge Street Bridge is now going to be called Veterans Bridge.. Tonight in the City…

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Local Chef Paul Sourgule Unveils New Book

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Paul Sorgule of Saranac Lake, former chef of Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid and now culinary consultant and Paul Smiths College professor, unveiled his new book, The Event That Changed Everything, Saturday night in the hotel’s Taste Bistro and Bar. This is Chef Sorgule’s second novel.  In 2007 he published “In the Shadow of…