Education

Senate Approves Gov’s APA Appointments

Governor Cuomo’s APA Board Nominations were approved by the Senate yesterday – The newly approved nominees include; Arthur S. Lussi, Daniel Wilt, Karen M. Feldman, and William H. Thomas In a statement following the approvals in the Senate, The Adirondack Council says they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated – and the Senate has confirmed —…

No Place for Hate in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 062013 – No Place for Hate – Saranac Lake 8th Graders in NYC

A group of 8th Graders in Saranac Lake are just returning from an awards ceremony at Grenwich Village in New York City… Saranac Lake was named one of the “No Place For Hate” schools in the state.. Middle School Principle Trish Kenyon told us about the trip

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Signs of the Times in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 061913 – Signs in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake is taking control of a different kind of invasive species this summer, the political sign and banners of all shapes and sizes… and the implementation phase begins on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

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Third Thursday Art Walks in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 061913 – Third Thursday Art Walks in Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake’s art walks begin again this Thursday (June 20th, 2012) with artists and musicians presenting their trade in their studios and on the streets. We speak with Tim Fortune and Jill Wenner about the event.

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NY Assembly says Restore OPWDD Funding

New legislation from the Assembly would restore funding cuts to the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and for non-profit service providers.

Blood Drive Today at Saranac Lake Free Library

Residents of Saranac Lake and the American Red Cross will join together for a “Communities That Care” blood drive on Tuesday, June 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Saranac Free Library

Comptroller uncovers $3 million improperly spent at Dept. of Labor

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli uncovered up to $3 million in inappropriate unemployment insurance payments made by the Department of Labor (DOL), including payments to recipients who were ineligible because they were employed, had collected more than the maximum weekly benefits or were not authorized to work in the United States, according to a report released today.…

No Human Gene Patents for Biotechs

AUDIO – 061413 – Supreme Court ruling on Gene Patents

The Supreme Court on Thursday is unanimous in their decision to throw out attempts to patent human genes. The decision will affect Biotech for years to come.

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State Senate Votes to Support Veteran Owned Businesses

The New York State Senate sends a package of legislation to the assembly today which would help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

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Lake Placid Film Forum Gets Underway

Day one of the Lake Placid Film Forum and the schedule includes two screenings – one at 6:30 and one at 9pm – All of the screenings will take place at the LPCA -The Sleepless in Lake Placid portion of the Film Forum begins Friday at 8:45…

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Petapalooza Returns to Ray Brook

Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner, Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis Family of 600+ employees announce the 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day being held at select Curtis Lumber locations including Ray Brook. Volunteers are hosting one of the biggest one-day pet adoption event in New York State and Vermont! Curtis Lumber says…

Building Codes and Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 061213 – Joint Planning Meeting to Update Building Code

About a year ago, a committee tasked with proposing changes and updates to the village building codes found their document almost entirely incorporated into those codes.. A joint meeting Tuesday Night with both the Lake Placid Village Board and the Town of North Elba netted motions for an update to that document which includes adjustments and modifications to that code..  Both boards appear very supportive of the efforts of the planning committee…  Dean Deitrich Chairs the Technical Steering Committee – He says it takes the whole community..

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Extreme Environmental Groups Oppose NYCO plan on technicalities

Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…

Re-Building the Rail Corridor Part 1

AUDIO – 061013 – DOT UMP SERIES – ANCA

The Department of Transportation and the DEC last week announced last week their intentions to initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor.  Following their announcement, we had the opportunity to speak with ANCA representative Steve Ehman about their feelings on the pending debate..

The state currently owns the corridor from Remsen North to Lake Placid and South of Remsen it’s privately owned.. The 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park will now become the topic of discussion as the UMP and the Environmental Impact Statement will be reviewed to assess the corridor’s natural and physical resources. The overall goal of the review will be to identify the best public and economic use.

The DOT, DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency developed the 1996 UMP/EIS with considerable public input.  The current effort to review the UMP will take into account issues that have developed over the past 20 years by providing an opportunity for all interests to be part of the process and comment on future transportation and recreation opportunities along the Travel Corridor.

The public process will enable DOT and DEC to hear from residents, local officials, visitors and other stakeholders on their views of the current and future use of the Travel Corridor.

We’ll speak with more stakeholders through the summer in our ongoing series on the rails and the Corridor Unit Management Plan..

 

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Adopt a Pet this weekend at Petapalooza

AUDIO – 061013 – Pre-Petapalooza Car Wash

The 4th Annual Pet Adoption Day sponsored by Curtis Lumber is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th from 10am until 3pm at all of their stores including the Curtis Lumber in Ray Brook..  The event will include many adoptable animals from the Tri-Lake’s Humane Society in our area.. This past Saturday, a group of kids from Petrova were getting a jump on the fundraising portion of the event with a  car wash in the store’s parking lot..

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Links to more information –  www.clpetapalooza.com      and      www.facebook.com/clpetapalooza

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A Birthday Wish from AMC Surgical Staff

David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was at Adirondack Medical Center for a surgical procedure on his birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day.  Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card.  David marked his 65th…

Cuomo Annonces Women’s Equality Act Legislation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joins members of the Women’s Equality Coalition, introducing legislation designed to end discrimination and inequality based on gender and to restore New York as a leader in women’s rights. If enacted by the Legislature, the Women’s Equality Act will achieve pay equity, stop sexual harassment, prevent pregnancy discrimination in all workplaces,…

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Cruising the Bloomingdale Fire Department

AUDIO – 060313 – Bloomingdale Fire Department Cruise In and Tri Lakes Cruisers

The Tri Lake’s Cruisers meet at Curtis Lumber every Tuesday evening but Saturday, they were at a special event at the Bloomingdale Fire Department.

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Raising the Bridge – Crosswalk Installation underway

AUDIO – 051313 – Newly Installed Crosswalk over Lapan Highway

There’s a newly installed concrete bridge over the Lapan Highway again…  It doesn’t look much different..

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VIS Hangs Flower Baskets / Partners with Village

AUDIO – 053013 – VIS Watering Partnership with VIllage of Saranac Lake

The Village Improvement Society is preparing to place hanging flower baskets throughout the community. In May and June, they begin preparing the soils and plantings for four entry planters, eight trash receptacles 24 barrels, 24 hanging baskets and more than six local municipal gardens..  In a letter to the village Board, The VIS says their partnership with the village makes it possible to maintain the plantings by watering the number and diversity of sites in an efficient manner with the help of village employees..  Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they really look at the VIS as a tremendous asset of volunteers who are dedicated to the beautification of our village.

The Village Board every year seems a little wary of putting too much money into the beautification of the village, but continues to vote positively for supporting the partnership and watering of the baskets..

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