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K&J – Builders Club – Plunging for a Cause in Lake Placid

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The 7th Annual Plunge for a Cause into Mirror Lake is a little warmer in 2014 than last year’s event.. In 2013, the Ice in Mirror Lake had only just gone out less than a day or so before the event plus it was snowing… and the same weekend this year brings 65 degrees and…

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“ARTWays” Goes Bicentennial

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau are again collaborating to put together the Adirondack Coast’s “ARTWays” celebrating the people, products, and places of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks through art. To commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh’s Bicentennial, ARTWays is honoring this rich history by inviting artists to…

Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Lake Placid Students Get Friday May 26th Off

The Lake Placid Central School District says they’ll be closed on Friday, May 23rd, 2014. The extra day off is a result of their having not used an emergency day over the winter…  and since Monday, May 26th, 2014 is the scheduled Memorial Day holiday, the additional day off will extend the usual long weekend…

Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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DOT-111 Rail Cars No Longer Labeled as Safe for Crude Oil

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx’s announcement of a new safety alert that energy companies and oil shippers should no longer use DOT-111 rail cars, and that those companies will be required to make public the routes that Bakken crude is being shipped on, and alert first responders…

AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room goes Part Time June 16th

AMC Lake Placid will be the first in the state to move to a part time Emergency Room…   The Department of Health Approved the request by Adirondack Health to transition it’s existing emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15 hour model..  The plan goes into effect on Monday June 16th.. As part of the…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Massena Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

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Cashlynn Jaggers a 10th grade student at Massena Central High School, is the New York 21st Congressional District winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, “Papa’s Farm,” will hang in the United States Capitol Building representing New York’s 21st Congressional District for the coming year. Congressman Owens says “The art submissions we received…

Owens Pushes Keystone Pipeline

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Congressman Bill Owens is again throwing his weight behind efforts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.. In a statement, Owens says “he is fully supportive of efforts in the Senate to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and he continued by saying “he has long called for the approval of the pipeline arguing…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Ice Finally Out on Lake Placid

The Ice is out on Lake Placid Lake. It went out Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM as reported by Ice Meisters Ben, Mary and Marty Shubert and Brian Bliss. Winners are John Lansing, 27 minutes off, Jerry Blair, 32 minutes off and a three way tie for third: Kevin Geesler, Olga Krone and Linda Warner.…

Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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St Armand Renovating Veterans Memorial Park

The Town of ST Armand has received a grant along with numerous local donations to breathe new life into an understated monument in Bloomingdale and its looks like its only costing tax payers about fifteen bucks. With many large projects in que for the town of St Armand, town clerk and historian, Davina Thurston had to…

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K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Act Out Loud – Arrive Alive

Lake Placid Middle High School Students will participate in the Act Out Loud Rally and Arrive Alive Safety Campaigns, taking place at the Lake Placid Middle High School Monday, May 5th through Friday, May 9th. The Rally and Safety Campaign will kick off on Monday, May 5th at 10:30am and continue throughout the day where…

38th Annual Jazz Festival Continues

SUNY’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from the Hudson Valley, NY. On Friday, May 2 there will be a jazz concert  at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2-8 and are available at the door or in advance at the…

Another “First Weekend” in Plattsburgh

The First Weekends Guest Bartender event will be held at Chefy’s Bar and Grill 124 Margaret St. Plattsburgh from 5pm to 8pm Friday. Local musicians Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney will perform plus there will be an art show by local artist Donna Austin. On Saturday May 4th City Hall Place opens to Family friendly…

Adirondack Coast Chair

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau announces its latest promotional effort, the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by SUNY Plattsburgh student Kayla Kempf and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October. The…

ADKYP Welcomes Erin Duprey

The Adirondack Young Professionals (ADK YP), a nonprofit organization focusing on attracting and retaining young professionals in the area, is proud to introduce its new board member and treasurer, Erin Duprey. Erin is a native of Peru, New York. She received her MBA in accounting from SUNY Oswego in 2009. Erin currently is a staff…