Environment

Tupper Lake Trustees Say “Open UMP”

April will bring some closure to the question of whether or not the Iron Rails should remain on the corridor between TupperLake and the Surrounding Communities.. That’s because 8 Clarkson University Students have taken on this question and will bring their answers to a special meeting of the Village Board in SaranacLake. The Village of…

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Mt Pisgah Opens Thursday

More than a foot and a half of new snow has fallen at the Olympic Mountain and it’s Ski Day 38 for  Whiteface now with lots of new powder on a packed powder base. Santa’s Workshop brings Characters to Kid’s Campus – in two sessions every day now through the 30th, the first from 9am…

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Volunteers Needed – Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road Trail

SARANAC LAKE, NY—Dec 27—Saranac Lake’s mayor and trustees are organizing volunteers to clear the Hoyt-Rabideau recreational trail from Mt. Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road for this Sunday, December 30th, at noon, with volunteers meeting on Cedar Ridge Drive. Village board members and volunteers will install permanent trail markers along the 7 tenths of a…

Christmas Tree Sales Trending Towards Record Territory

A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says   “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits” The Second weekend…

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Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Tree Lighting is Saturday

The 8th The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want…

Saranac Lake’s New Water Plant Revving up to Full Speed

Saranac Lake’s new water infrastructure is fully operational and Operations Manager Kevin Pratt tells us the system had a minor issue with couplings leaking in the system but now everything is sealed properly and holding pressure which means Saranac Lake will be making use of these new wells. AUDIO – WATER INFRASTRUCTURE 112612 Last time…

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Sheriff Mulverhill Sponsors Fanklin County Hurricane Sandy Relief

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is holding a donation drive to collect needed items for the victims Hurricane Sandy in New York City, and Long Island. This drive, sponsored by the New York State Sheriff’s Association, is part of a statewide effort in cooperation with the Salvation Army. Sheriffs’ offices around the state are collecting…

More Support for Re-Opening Rail Corridor UMP in Harrietstown

The Town of Harrietstown becomes the most recent municipality to ask New York State to re-visit the Unit Management Plan for the Rail Corridor between Lake Placid and points South of the Adirondacks….  Recently, Iowa Pacific Holdings announced their interest in working with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to restore the rail line between Utica and…

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North Elba Moves forward with plans for Recreational Trail on Rail Corridor

The Town of North Elba Board is moving forward with a project to build a recreational trail from Lake Placid to Ray Brook. While many on the board were uncomfortable with the three point one million dollar expense, they’ve taken a new look at proposals to reduce the overall costs to build the trail and…

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Hiking and Ski Trail Connects Mt Pisgah with Old Lake Colby Road

The Village of Saranac Lake secures easements from Mt. Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road. easments, representing phase one of a plan to introduce a connector for use by cross-country skiers, hikers and mountain bikers between Mt Pisgah and Dewey Mountain. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says The first easement was granted by James Hoyt…

Lake Placid Library Showcases Carl Rubino

“How I see the Adirondacks,” is the theme by fine arts photographer Carl Rubino in his upcoming show at the Lake Placid Public Library.  All are invited to a free reception for the opening from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 16. The exhibit will encompass the past five years of Rubino’s work which includes…

Federal Court Case Lands in Plattsburgh

U.S. District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby Brings the Douglas civil Rights Lawsuit to Plattsburgh. The Douglas lawsuit calls into question the practices and conduct of the APA, the Adirondack Council, and names several individuals representing these organizations as co-defendants. Matthew Norfolk is representing Mr Douglas. He says the issues should be heard and decided…

Saranac Lake Receives Updated Comprehensive Plan Draft

A new Comprehensive vision for the future of Saranac Lake is presented to the board at their regular meeting on Tuesday Night.. The Document is intended to outline research, and input from the community to highlight future goals and objectives.. The Village of Saranac Lake represents a unique blend of heritage, setting and most importantly…

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WNBZ On the Air – In Depth – Reviewing The Town of North Elba Park District

North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi - Reviews the Budget with the Board

North Elba’s Park District is a unique entity in the State of New York and represents more than half of the Town of North Elba’s 2013 budget. WNBZ looks at this in depth today as we continue our review of the North Elba Budget approved by the board following Tuesday’s Budget Hearings.. AUDIO – TONE…

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A Focus on Biking in the Adirondacks – and the Saranac Lake Wild Forest Management Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake is calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to swiftly approve  a draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lake Wild Forest to include many added trails for mountain biking and hiking.   Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says there are lot of…

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Cuomo Launches New Commission to Study Utilities Storm Preparation and Management

 RECOMMEND REFORMS TO OVERHAUL REGULATION OF ENTIRE SYSTEM TO BETTER DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES Commission to Investigate Companies’ Preparedness and Make Recommendations to Improve Future Response to Major Weather Incidents Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order to establish a commission under the Moreland Act that will investigate the response, preparation, and management of…

Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

The Wild Center Fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit November 14th & November 15th, 2012 New at the fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit! Plenary session and workshop by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about…

Red Cross Receives $100k from New York Pipeline Company

Millennium Pipeline Company Donates $100K to Red Cross For Orange and Rockland County Storm Relief Efforts  PEARL RIVER, NY (11/08/2012)(readMedia)– Millennium Pipeline Company donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Metro New York North chapter this week with funds specifically earmarked to help support storm relief efforts in Orange and Rockland Counties. Accepting a check on…

A New Sign for Lake Placid’s Jewtraw Park

  It’s time for new signs in Lake Placid. That’s the word from the Watershed Alliance and three residents attending Monday’s board meeting in the Beach House on Mirror Lake to discuss their interest in building informational kiosks.  Bill Billerman is with the Mirror Lake Watershed Association Billerman makes a presentation to the board with…