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Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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Plunging for the Cause – This Weekend

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On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Lake Placid Middle School Builder’s Club will host the 7th Annual – Plunge for the Cause. Students and faculty members are getting their towels and wet suits ready to be “FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON” at the Mirror Lake Beach and raise money for a good cause. The Plunge will…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup Adds Movie Night to the Lineup

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There’s a new twist on an old tale of Lake Champlain coming to this year’s 37th Annual Mayors Cup… This year’s festival is July 10th through the 13th.. A festival with a long history of free family fun celebrating the region, the community and Lake Champlain… and in addition to all of the events for…

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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…