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VT – Sanders Offers New VA Legislation

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Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing  a comprehensive legislative package to address “reprehensible” behavior by VA officials and to correct underlying problems in access to medical care. “There must be a culture of honesty and accountability within the VA and people who have lied or manipulated data must be punished. But…

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Construction on South Catherine Begins Monday

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Construction is set to begin on South Catherine Street on Monday June 2nd, 2014.. The work according to Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is long overdue.. “I think the people in that neighborhood have been waiting for a long time and I think it’s encouraging to see progress going forward.” Armstrong said, “I’ve heard too many people talk…

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Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…

Adirondack Council Joins Coalition to Fight Spread of Invasives

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Adirondack Council: “The State Needs New Laws, Money to Protect Water in the Adirondack Park and Statewide” ALBANY, N.Y. – As the summer boating and tourism season begins, a coalition of environmental organizations today called on state lawmakers to make a major, new commitment to fighting the spread of invasive species that are already harming…

Work on Duprey Street Begins Monday

SARANAC LAKE: The Duprey Street Sewer Main Replacement Project is set to commence on Monday    Duprey street will be closed to all thru traffic between Lake Flower Avenue and Tara Drive.  Traffic will be detoured onto Edwards Street and then Tara Drive.    Only those locals who live on or are conducting business on Duprey…

History Matters – Arts and Crafts in New York State

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Thursdays in May means it’s time for the History Matters Seminar Series –Tonight Historic Saranac Lake in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host their third annual “History Matters” free speaker series four Thursdays in May. Amy Catania is the Executive Director for Historic Saranac Lake. “It makes since to collaborate with the…

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K&J – Compelling Testimony at a Hearing on Heroin and Opioids

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The New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction hearing Chaired by Long Island Senator Phil Boyle heard compelling testimony from providers, prosecutors, detectives, parents and patients. All of whom are involved in the drug trade in one way or another and who were on hand to speak with Senator Boyle and…

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Harrietstown Supervisor Resigns

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The Town of Harrietstown is without a Supervisor following the resignation of Bob Bevilacqua from the chair.. Bevilacqua tells WNBZ he resigned as of last Sunday and we asked him if someone would be taking over but he said that wasn’t going to be his decision..  He did read, he said that Mike Kilroy and…

SLVFD Public Protection Classification Upgraded

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department has received an upgraded Public Protection Classification which means rates on fire insurance could be going down..  OverallVillage Manager John Sweeney says the department is upgraded from a Grade 5 to a Grade 4 and the department is about 9 points away from a Grade 3 classification.. which they…

Cleaning Up Nuisance Properties

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Removing Detroit’s blighted residential properties, and small businesses, would cost an estimated $850-million dollars. And another $1-billion to tackle the city’s larger commercial and industrial property. That according to a 330-page task force report on the problem in Detroit.  In Saranac Lake the village board has approved a resolution to declare accumulation of rubbish, garbage,…

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Smaller Parking Spaces Proposed

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A public hearing is scheduled for comments on a few changes to the land use code in Saranac Lake… Community Development Director Jeremy Evans presented the Saranac Lake Village Board with a request to adjust the Land Use Code to make minor changes to Parking Space regulations. “Parking spaces would be reduced from 10 x…

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K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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Remediation Begins

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Contractors are on site at the former Wilson Farms in Saranac Lake and Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says they’ve been hired to complete a DEC approved environmental remediation plan…  It includes removing all of the gasoline pump fixtures, The Concrete Slab, the canopy, underground tanks and associated piping and any contaminated soil..  As for…

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K&J – Memorial Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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The Memorial Day weekend has past and the unofficial start of summer is upon us…  On Monday we found ourselves at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Saranac Lake which began with a Parade down Main Street led by the Saranac Lake High School Marching Band followed by a Memorial Day service.. in this case, inside…

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City Engineer Distributes South Catherine Construction Brochure

The City of Plattsburgh is out with a new brochure for residents detailing the South Catherine Street Reconstruction..   There’s an 11 point checklist for the contractor.. Rifenburg Construction will be working between South Peru Street and South Platt Street..   As for the Scope of the work… 4,860 feet of waterline will be replaced along with…

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NCCCA Call to Artists

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is working with a private client to purchase artworks for their commercial building as it is being renovated and they’re putting out a new call to artists to submit works that relate to peace, hope, tranquility and contemplation. Works chosen will be those that evoke a sense…

Albany Contractor Overcharging for Special Education

The LaSalle School, an Albany-based special education provider, overcharged state taxpayers by more than $430,000 over a three-year period, mostly for compensation for uncertified teachers, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Special education programs fulfill a great need across New York state, but taxpayers are paying for more than they should,”…

Mayors Cup Committee Honoring “The Spirit of Ianelli”

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The 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival Committee is once again going to honor an individual who exemplifies the Spirit of Ianelli… The Award honors the late Mayor John Ianelli, who was not only a former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh but also a co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1973. The…

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