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Saranac Lake Art Club Heading to Detroit

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50 members of The Saranac Lake High School Art Club are headed to Detroit in March to meet with a graduate of Saranac Lake High School who is now the lead designer at General Motors..Doc Ward, the Director of the Art Club..  He spoke at Wednesday Evenings School Board meeting about the clubs plans. They’re headed…

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Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

Town of Harrietstown Rescinds Healthcare Plan for Board Members

The Town of Harrietstown has a new policy on health insurance that requires current and future town board members, including the town’s supervisor, whether elected or appointed to pay the full cost of their health insurance premiums…  The new policy does not apply to the town clerk the town justice or the highway superintendent…Harrietstown Councilwoman…

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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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