Business

A New Account Clerk for the VIllage of Saranac Lake

At a previous board meting, Saranac Lake’s village board approved a search for an account clerk who would be responsible directly to the Village Treasurer. At the latest meeting, a resolution is proposed to hire Alana M Sharland from Malone to fill that position subject to the customary  probationary period. The Staff has conducted several…

Take a Downtown Tour of Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—August 24— The Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Office today announced it will produce two more business promotion videos in the coming months following the successful release of its “Downtown Tour” video three weeks ago and a 60 second video this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaGphmWHRc&feature=autoplay&list=PLEABB2D2A1116C95D&playnext=1 Community Development Officer Director, Jeremy Evans, said, “We will do…

NY Revenue Outlook “Less Certain”

DiNapoli: New York’s Fiscal Picture Remains Tied to Pace of Recovery New York State tax revenues were close to expected levels in July after falling short of estimates in May and June, according to the July Cash Report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “New York’s fiscal picture remains tied to the strength of the…

Hotel Saranac Owner: “I don’t need the Community’s Support”

Do you think we’re printing money? No, Do you think we sell drugs? are we doing a whore business? No. The owner of the Hotel Saranac, Sewa Arora, is seated on the left hand side of the front row at Thursday’s Harrietstown Town Board Meeting. When it was his turn to speak, he told a…

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Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Bombardier Expansion Project

Bombardier Transportation Expansion Project Will Create 100 Jobs and Retain 288 Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with the support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Bombardier Transportation is moving forward with its nearly $25 million expansion project in Plattsburgh. The expansion project was awarded $2.5 million through the Regional Council…

Planned Power Outage Thursday in Tupper Lake

A scheduled Power outage in Tupper Lake this Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. Tupper Lake Municipal Electric’s John Bouck says their substation takes the transmission services from National Grid,…

AFL-CIO reelects Mario Cilento

ALBANY, NY– Today, August 20, 2012, Mario Cilento was reelected unanimously by the delegates of the 32nd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. Cilento was first elected president by the organization’s Executive Council in December 2011 to complete the term of Denis Hughes who retired. Cilento…

Tupper Lake Electric Plans Outage for Thursday

A scheduled Power outage inTupperLakethis Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. we’ve posted a list of the streets on our website at WNBZ.com….   Baker Avenue Barry Avenue BigTupper Road…

Greig NY Town Clerk Concealed Shortage

DiNAPOLI: MISSING FUNDS CONCEALED BY TOWN CLERK The clerk in the Town of Grieg used funds intended for an environmental improvement project to conceal a shortage in a tax collection bank account, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The case has been referred to State Police officials for investigation.…

Going Solar – On the K&J Show

Wayne Davison owns Northern Solar, which he and his partner operate out of Tupper Lake, NY. During a recent Village of Saranac Lake Board Meeting, the idea of municipalities making use of solar power to reduce expenses over the long term became a topic of discussion and we took the opportunity to invite Davison to…

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Credit Unions Argue they have money for Small Business

– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released the results of a new poll yesterday that showed New York’s small businesses are still having trouble borrowing, suggesting that banks have not loosened their lending standards since the economic crisis began four years ago. The poll also indicated that business microloans (under $100,000) are highest…

RAILWAY ADDS 20 NEW JOBS

It’s the first week of Freight Train Service for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway following a ribbon cutting  ceremony which the company says marks beginning of 20 new job opportunities in theNorth Country.. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway launching the first freight train service to traverse the Sanford Lake Branch line in over…

COMPARING NY APPLES AND ORANGES

NEW YORKFRUIT PRODUCTION DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY The Drought is having an affect on the Corn Crop across theUnited Statesand closer to home, Total apple production inNew Yorkis forecast at 590 million pounds according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s New York Field Office. This is 52 percent below last year. This forecast is the lowest…

CLUSTERS IN SARANAC LAKE

VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW BIOTECH FIRM  Village Celebrates Start-up of Biotech Operation in Downtown Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE, NY—  Community Leaders and Local Legislators converge on Riverside Park yesterday afternoon. A ceremony to celebrate the opening of Myrad RBM in the former Village Offices on3 Main Street in Saranac Lake.. Governor Cuomos Office sends their congratulations through…

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IRONMAN FOUNDATION GIVES BACK

Ironman Foundation donates $5,000 to medical fitness center The Ironman Foundation Community Fund presented a $5,000 donation to AdirondackHealth for a medical fitness center that will be built on the grounds of theUihleinLivingCenter onOld Military Road inLake Placid.  The medical fitness center is one piece of a new vision to establish and consolidate a broad…

VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW BIOTECH FIRM

Village to Celebrate Start-up of Biotech Operation in Downtown SARANAC LAKE, NY—Aug 6— The Village of Saranac Lake will host a reception at Riverside Park Wednesday evening, August 8th, welcoming and saluting the commencement of biotech operations of Myriad-RBM at its new 3 Main Street location which is the former village office building. AUDIO –…

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GAS PRICES ARE TOO HIGH – “IN VERMONT”

Editor’s Note: Most of us who travel into Vermont from New York know that those prices average 20 cents under the prices in New York… BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 6 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) chaired a Senate energy committee hearing today on why gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont have been among the highest in…

PRICE CHOPPER VP JOINS BUSINESS COUNCIL

Price Chopper’s Senior VP of Administration joins the Board of Directors of the Business Council of New York State…   David Golub will join Jim Spitz, CEO of Harris Beach as new board members at the Business Council. Heather Briccetti is President and CEO of The Business Council – She says “These two extraordinary individuals will…