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K&J – Spring Planning for Community Development

The Community Development Office in the Village of Saranac Lake is focused on a large array of projects, and with spring there’s an influx of requests for building permits, and the continuation of a feasibility study to look at all of the issues relating to placing a beach back on Lake Flower, plus in today’s…

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Adirondack Club and Resort – One Step Closer to Reality

The lengthy battle the ACR has faced is now in the hands of the appellate court judges. On Monday, the State of New York Supreme Court, , heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Park Agency and the Adirondack Club and Resort regarding the Article 78 lawsuit. Jim LaValley is…

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AMC Lake Placid may have First Part Time ER in the State

A citizens committee in Lake Placid is hearing regular updates from Adirondack Medical Center on the fate of the Emergency Room and right now it appears Lake Placid’s ER could become something of a model for the rest of New York State… Senator Betty Little says Rural Hospitals are dealing with this question every day..Little…

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A New Chamber Alliance

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The Daffest Derby grudge match between the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Katy Van Anden and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, Michelle Clement has stemmed more than a little friendly competition. Though the match was fierce it acted as a kick off for a new Chamber alliance initiative.   After…

Finalizing Snow Removal Policies in Plattsburgh

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With rain in the forecast through the beginning of next week, and the DAFFSEST 5K Fun Run this weekend, we may have forgotten about the winter snowfall for now, but in Plattsburgh, Councilman Mike Kelly says there’s a danger in letting things slide now that the weather is getting warmer and the snow is all…

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Searching for the Centennial Quilt

The search for the Centennial Quilt is taking a new turn this week as the Village Board has put their weight behind a resolution calling for the return of the quilt to its rightful owners… The Centennial Quilt is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the village of Saranac Lake from 1992 depicting various…

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PBS’s Recore Retiring

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Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer at Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, has decided to retire by the end of 2014. Ms. Recore has agreed to assist in the search for a successor, and ensure a seamless transition to new leadership. “It has been an honor and privilege to lead this…

“June Moon” May 1st thru 4th

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will present “June Moon” May 1-4 at the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building. The play, written by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman is directed by faculty member Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson. “What drew me to the play initially were the rave reviews of the 1997 revival off-Broadway.…

Unclaimed Excellus Cash

Every year, the state requires insurers like Excellus BCBS to make a list of unclaimed checks that are at least three years old. The names are then placed in advertisements in local papers in an attempt to find the people who have money to claim. If the property is not claimed by the end of…

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Dean Schneller Appointed Plattsburgh Corporate Counsel

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The City of Plattsburgh has a new Corporate Counsel this week.. His Name is Dean Schneller… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says on of his strengths is his focus on environmental law.. “Environmental issues are issues that plague municipalities all over the place,” Mayor Calnon said, “The work that we had to do by the waterfront,…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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Patient Care Award for AMC

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Patient care initiatives developed by nursing staff at Adirondack Medical Center (AMC) have been recognized by their peers as being among the best in New York State. The Patient & Family Centered Care Bundle at AMC, a member of Adirondack Health, placed first for 2014 Best Practice Award, Northeast Region, of the New York Organization…

Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Adds a Second Location

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The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is…

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Shine On Conference 2014 – at SUNY Plattsburgh

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The Shine on Conference at Plattsburgh State University is in it’s 4th year helping 4th and 5th grade girls to battle eating disorders, depression, bullying and other obstacles before they face the social pressures of middle school and beyond….  This year’s focus is building resiliency and self esteem and to help prevent negative behaviors.. In…

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NCCC Hosting Open House Saturday (April 26th)

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North Country Community College (NCCC) is hosting an informational open house for prospective students and their families this coming Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Saranac Lake campus. The open house is the first of its kind hosted by NCCC and will offer brunch, a welcome address by NCCC President Steve Tyrell,…

ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness

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In honor of ANZAC Day, a Memorial Service was held for the Late Australian Officer Captain Paul McCay in conjunction to bringing awareness to PTS disorder in our Servicemen and women.…..ANZAC Day was officially named in 1916 to be celebrated on the 25th of April and happens to be one of Australia’s most important National…

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City Council Names APRIL 25th – ANZAC Day

The City of Plattsburgh is adding their voice to PTS Awareness with a resolution marking April 25th as ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness in commemoration of the day in Austrailia which mirrors Veteran’s Day in the United States.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the topic of PTS awareness is an important one and the Resolution…

School Board Elections Shaping Up

The Slate of Candidates for School Board in Lake Placid is official… Patricia Stanton, Camelia Sheridan, and Enzo Villani have placed themselves in the running during School Board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members have decided not to run again and will vacate their seats..  Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoerr and Jennifer Tufano.. Tufano sites time…

K&J – Shine On – Raising Resilient Girls Conference This Weekend

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Shine On! was founded by SUNY Plattsburgh professor, Colleen Lemza, after witnessing countless women battle eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Statistics indicate that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or worse when feeling badly about themselves. The main goal of Shine…

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Still Going – But Closer to the Goal

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This might look like the construction work on Broadway which has been planned for not months, but years. Actually Saranac Lake DPW crews are completing their work on the water main which ruptured Wednesday morning at about 10:30 am on Lake Flower Avenue..  We touched bases with the overnight crew at about 3am Thursday Morning…