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Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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State Testing Begins Tuesday

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New York State’s Standardized Assessment Testing for grades three through eight begins tomorrow across the state.. In anticipation of parents choosing to have their children opt out of taking the tests.. Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden held an informational meeting with parents to discuss the implications on Thursday last week. VanWeelden was joined by…

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K&J – Daisy Jopling’s “String Pulse Experience” at LPCA Sunday

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Today on the K&J show, we’re in Lake Placid with Daisy Jopling.. She’s a classical and rock violinist whose performed on stages worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and here in New York at Carnegie Hall along with stages in China, Austria… Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Discusses State Tests

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Students from Grades 3 through 8 are headed shortly into Standardized Assessment testing for English Language Arts and for Math.. On Thursday Saranac Lake’s Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden met with parents to discuss the question of having their children opt out of the tests.. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr VanWeelden just…

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Lake Placid School Board Sets Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30pm to discuss their Strategic Plan for the district. At their meeting yesterday the board was presented with a draft of the plan.. Each goal provides an overall strategic initiative and is followed by a set of action…

Reconstruction Begins on Dorsey Street

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The Dorsey Street Sewer Reconstruction project begins today.. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says work crews will be starting every morning at about 7:00 AM.  As a result of the construction, Dorsey Street will be closed between Broadway and Sumner between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting today and running through the next several…

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Lake Placid Horse Shows Confirm Three Week Summer Schedule

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The Lake Place Horse Shows announce that Sea Shore Stables, LLC will once again be title sponsor of three weeks of action-packed hunter-jumper competition, with Devoucoux, Equine Insurance Services/Great American and Woodlea Farms all stepping up to sponsor Lake Placid’s three featured Grand Prix classes! With the support of the horse shows’ sponsors, the 2015…

A Letter to Parents from SLCSD Superintendent Diane Fox

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The Saranac Lake Central School District, after considering the implications of a policy designed to accommodate students in grades three through eight whose parents decide to have them opt out of testing have sent a letter home to parents explaining the policy..  The letter says “The district is receiving many questions about whether or not…

City Council Adds Support to Oil Train Task Force

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The Oil Train Task Force continues to receive support from towns and villages along the rail corridor and including themselves in the support for better safety and regulation is the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says even though the trains already slow down in the city, he would like to see the speed…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Council Adopting Bass Fishing Conservation Plan for Tournaments

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The City of Plattsburgh has decided to implement a conservation plan focused on Bass fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain. In a resolution The City says ACVB and the City annually host the largest number of professional bass tournaments on the lake all of which are catch and release tournaments..  They also acknowledge the importance of…

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting

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It was a little cold this year for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at CVPH but despite the cold weather and the snow.. nearly 350 children waited on the sidewalk above the Front Lawn at CVPH until 10am sharp… Hal Merrill is an employee at CVPH, in fact He’s been at CVPH for 32 years. “We…

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Pontiac Bay to Undergo Remediation

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The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Saranac Lake Gas Co. Inc., Pontiac Bay on Lake Flower Site (NYSDEC Site #: 516008) (Saranac Lake, Essex County)has been issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with the site.   The site had been used…

K&J – Community Congratulates SUNY Women’s Hockey

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The Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team was recognized Thursday Night for their back to back national championships They finished their season with a record of 26-2-2…  Today gives us an opportunity to look back one more time at a very successful season for the SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Program… Danielle Blanchard, the Assistant Women’s Hockey…

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CVPH Foundation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Senecal

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The CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. sharp.. It happens every year on the front lawn at CVPH and is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH..  The event is free and open to children in second grade and younger. AUDIO – 040315 – CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt is…

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7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…

NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

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 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt…