- Saranac Lake

State’s Budget Includes Logger Training at Paul Smiths

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Senator Betty Little Monday said the state budget will include funding to establish a logger training program at Paul Smith’s College.  Little proposed the new program in response to concerns from paper and pulp mills and other wood product manufacturers about a logger labor shortage in New York. “Sustainable forestry supports jobs, contributes millions of…

Mayor Recognizes NCCC Women’s B’ball Coach Jerrad Dumont

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and the VIllage Board recognized NCCC women’s basketball coach Jerrad Dumont for becoming the NCJAA coach of the year..  Mayor Rabideau says there came a time when Jerrad chose character building over the win / loss record.. “There came a time at the playoffs when he chose what’s best about all…

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Village Requesting Bids for Wayfinding Signs

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The Community Development Office is requesting bids on their new way-finding signage project in the village of Saranac Lake.. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told the Village Board on Monday night that they have about $18,000 set aside for signage from one of their grant programs as well as some money provided by the healthy heart network..…

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Saranac Lake Hires New Code Enforcement Officer

The Village of Saranac Lake will have a new Code Enforcement Officer as of Thursday this week. Patrick Giblin has lived in Saranac Lake for about 8 years.. Giblin has a degree in general engineering with a concentration in management.. He has a masters degree in Math education, he has 20 years experience in construction and…

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LP Book Club Meets Next Monday / Story Time Returns March 26th

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The pre-school story time program at the Saranac Lake Free Library will not be held this Thursday, March 26th, or next Thursday, April 2nd…  Essentially.. No storytime during school vacation in Saranac Lake..  The program will resume on Thursday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room of the library. Michelangelo and The Pope’s…

Foreign Language Fund Awards $32,000 to 17 Classrooms

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The Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation recently awarded more than $32,000 in grants to French and Spanish classrooms across the region. This year’s grant awards represent a big investment in technology for foreign language classrooms. Of the $32,030 in grants awarded, nearly $25,000 went to projects that improve and enhance a…

School Letter Outlines Assessment Testing Policy

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The Saranac Lake School District may be on vacation, but when students return from their break in two weeks, parents with students in grades three through eight will have a clear policy laid out for them should they wish to remove their children from the assessment tests.. Superintendent Diane Fox says they’ve had a large…

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Pendragon Presents Rushad Eggleston

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Rushad Eggleston returns to Saranac Lake one year after selling out the Pendragon Theatre and electrifying the Rotary Show audience during last year’s winter carnival.  This zany minstrel is a virtuosic cellist who challenges the fundamental ideas about musical genres, rules, and boundaries by blending classical music with bluegrass, funk and jazz. The show is…

School Board Re-Affirms Split Vacations

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is sticking to their guns following a request by several members of the audience to re-open the debate following the boards decision at their last meeting to convert the vacation dates from the consecutive two weeks in the Spring each year to one vacation week in February and one…

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Adirondack Health Diabetes Program Earns National Recognition

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Adirondack Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recently earned its third consecutive Certificate of Education Recognition accreditation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). First accredited in 2002, the education offered through the six-week Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The ADA accreditation is granted to only those diabetes self-management education…

K&J – Discussing the Impact of Albany’s Education Policy on Teachers

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Today on the K&J show we’re listening in on a conversation about education. A local group called Voters For Change hosted a forum on Tuesday Night at Blue Seed Studios in Saranac Lake.. The event focused on the impact to local educators of statewide policies on education… “Any member of our group can develop a…

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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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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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Women’s College Scholarship Club Offers Scholarships

The Women’s College Scholarship Club is offering three $1000 Continuing Education Scholarships to adults in the Saranac Lake School District (defined by its bus routes). These scholarships are for adults who wish to return to school after an absence of several years in order to change or enhance careers. Applicants must have a high school…

Village Honors SLHS Life Smarts Champions

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Today is Saranac Lake High School Life Smarts Recognition Day in the Village.  They are the second state championship team hailing from the Capital of the Adirondacks, coached by Patricia Preston, which recently won the state championships and will soon compete in national competition. The team is comprised of Cooper Ross, Ethan Sawyer, Jackie Garso,…

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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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