- Saranac Lake

Food Pantries Gearing Up for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the demand, especially after the latest hit to the food stamp program…  In a recent discussion with constituents, Congressman Bill Owens says in FranklinCounty, some food banks are developing new ideas to help those in need.. AUDIO – 111413…

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Saranac Lake Declares Two Nuisance Properties

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be taking control of the maintenance of two properties in the community.. The first is on 10 Ridge Way, and the second is 139 Park Street in Saranac Lake..  Village Manager Jeremy Evans told the board it’s not the first time there’s been a problem with the owner of…

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K&J – Veterans Day in Saranac Lake

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On Monday Veterans are honored in many different ways throughout the country and here in our region, with parades and flag raising ceremonies. The Harrietstown Town Hall plays host to the VFW. The ceremony includes the Honor Guard, Boy Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Navy Seals..  Scouts from Troop 1 in Saranac Lake are…

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A Reception Friday for Trudeau’s “Little Red “

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On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of  Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston…

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School Survey Asks for Community Input

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is reaching out to the community to assist in their efforts to refine the vision for 2014 and beyond..  Saranac Lake Central School Superintendent Diane Fox told the board at a recent meeting that she hopes to create a set of questionnaires that will give them a better feel…

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The “Key” to Successful Community Service

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Members of the Saranac Lake High School Key Club, in addition to the work they do at the high school are also out in the community volunteering and one of the service opportunities they’ve highlighted is the Veteran’s Dinner, which is where we caught up with 5 of the Key Club members and asked them to talk…

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Harrietstown Approves 2014 Budget

The Town of Harrietstown has approved their proposed budget for 2014, The Change from 2013 represents a 1.7% increase in the budget heading into the 2014 fiscal year. The Tax rate, while affected by certain localized water districts is up about a penny for the majority of residents in the town, but the general fund…

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease.. At Least in Harrietstown

It appears the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have gotten the message about the importance of speeding up the permitting for repair of the retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake.. Councilman Ron Keough says he thinks there has been more reaction by FEMA and the DEC…

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A File Full of Ideas for Getting Rid of Geese

There’s a very thick folder in the Superintendent’s Office in SaranacLake…  In fact it’s one of the thickest folders in her drawers.. It the question of Geese abatement which she says may not be as much of a problem as it was, but still creates issues regularly for fall and spring athletics..Superintendent Fox also acknowledged…

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State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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37 Lead the Way at Saranac Lake High School

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How do Students in Saranac Lake develop leadership skills.. They go to Pok-O-MacCready.  Amanda Zullo was their adviser.. She worked with High School Principle Josh Dann and the Directors at Pok-O-MacCready.. 32 faculty and staff nominated 43 students for the leadership program and in the end a committee of 5 teachers helped to select the final…

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Elks Invite Veterans to Free Appreciation Dinner Nov 8th

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The Elks Club in Saranac Lake is hoping to thank veterans and their families by holding a free veteran’s dinner Friday, November 8th… The Elks have been sponsoring this dinner since 2004.. The Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held as usual at the Harrietstown Town Hall on the 11th…  We Caught up with Elk Frank Camello and…

K&J – Local Mid Term Election Results – In Depth

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Kim Fitzgerald has borrowed a pair of glasses from Clyde Baker who sits across from here at the “Counting Table” in the Harrietstown Town Hall as independent monitors from both parties, poll workers and officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are all on hand to assure a smooth running election day. We hear Chad…

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K&J – Election Day

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Election Day across the country and there is national attention being paid to the governor’s race. In New Jersey, Republican Governor Chris Christie is a heavy favorite to win election to a second term. Recent Polls show Christie’s lead in double digits. His opponent, Democrat Barbara Buono says Christie is more interested in being President…

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New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

A Conversation with Franklin County Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Barb Rice

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Barb Rice is a trustee in the Village of Saranac Lake, She owns Rice Furniture on Main Street in Saranac Lake, and has become comfortable in public service. She’s a lifelong resident of the community. We spoke with Trustee Rice at her store in Downtown Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 103113 – Franklin County Legislature Candidate…

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A Conversation with Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough

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With Elections Tuesday for municipalities across our region we continue our series of interviews with candidates… Today we’re hearing from Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough in a three part series through the morning. Keough is running as the incumbent for two open four year seats on the board.  The two other candidates running for the four year…

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A Conversation with Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Ed Randig

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Ed Randig is currently Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Harrietstown. He previously served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Saranac Lake. Recently the two municipalities have been considering sharing services and Code Enforcement duties between the village’s Community Development Office, where Jeremy Evans takes the helm and the Code Enforcement Office…

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A Conversation with Town of Harrietstown Candidate Patti Meagher

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Patti Meagher has lived in Lake Clear for 37 years. She’s worked for the Town of Harrietstown for 12 years as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector and Court Clerk. She retired from that job this past summer. She says Lake Clear hasn’t changed much in the 37 years. We spoke with Patti about…

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