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LSSU’s 40th Annual List of Banished Words

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The tradition created by the late W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, begins its fifth decade with this year’s annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Rabe and fellow LSSU faculty and staff came up with the first list of words…

Consumer Square Re-Opens after Bomb threat in Plattsburgh

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Consumer Square has been reopened. following a bomb scare which came in to the State Police in Plattsburgh.. At approximately 2:35 a.m. this morning, State Police in Plattsburgh received an anonymous report of a bomb threat at Wal-Mart in the Consumer Square Plaza in Plattsburgh. As a precaution, Police evacuated Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. and blocked…

K&J – First Night Saranac Lake – Schedule

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re speaking with the three women who’ve been the brains behind First Night Saranac Lake for the last 9 years.. Connie Langdon and Nancy LaBombard, who are responsible for scheduling the venues and booking the entertainment, and Sue Patterson, who is in charge of fundraising year after year..This year, First…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon (Part One)

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Today on the K&J Show, Part one of our conversation with Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon, who is headed into year number two of his term.. As we head into the new year, we’ve asked Mayor Calnon about his first year as Mayor, and about some of his plans for the future.. In part one of…

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Comptroller Audits Clinton County IDA

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The New York State Comptrollers Office says they’ve completed an audit of the Clinton County IDA… The Clinton County Industrial Development Agency is an independent public benefi t corporation whose purpose is to promote, develop, encourage and assist in acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, research and recreation facilities. The…

Winter Carnival Committee asks for King and Queen Nominations

2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival King Jeff Branch and Queen Dorothy Metz

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2015 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based commitment to making life more livable, pleasant, and enjoyable – both for the people who…

Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Saranac Lake Planning Board Seeing Changes in Membership

The Village of Saranac Lake says goodbye to a member of the Planning Board whose been there since the start of the Lake Flower Lodge Project.. Scott Stoddard tendered his resignation as of December 15th to the Village Board and Trustee Allie Pelletiere said he is going to be missed.. Village Trustee Paul VanCott echoed the…

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Saranac Lake Mayor Honors Journalist Jack LaDuke

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Jack LaDuke is honored for his role in journalism in the North Country on Monday night by Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau.. LaDuke started reporting when he was 12 as a boy scout for the Essex County Republican.. and for those of us who may not have had to use hot Lead Typsets.. Being a…

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Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…

Recore in Final Days at Mountain Lake PBS

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Mountain Lake PBS President and Chief Executive Officer Alice Recore, is retiring at the end of the year. Recore has served at President & CEO for the last 11 years..  She says “Serving as the CEO and President of Mountain Lake PBS over the last decade has been an honor and privilege.   While I am…

Jingle bell runners spread cheer for good causes

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Big smiles were beaming and lots of bells jingling around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid for the 5th annual Holiday Village Stroll Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk.  The annual event supports the Adirondack Health Fit for Life program.  New this year, gently used athletic shoes were collected for donating to Soles4Souls.  Roughly 150 participants raised…

South Platt Field Named After Gerald Burdo

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The South Platt little league field in Plattsburgh has a new name thanks to the City Council. It will now be known as Gerald Burdo Field. The idea was conceived by Councilor Paul O’Connell who says Burdo deserves the recognition after 30 years of service to the little league. The vote on the resolution on…

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Plattsburgh City Council Closes in on Final Budget

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh have completed their deliberations on Mayor Calnon’s Proposed 2015 budget and it appears as though the overall expenditures will remain below the tax cap..  The council approved additional expenses of about $9,700 dollars for conferences and employee training, in addition, they approved a resolution which returned the library’s budget…

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Religious leaders celebrate ministry at Adirondack Health

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An interfaith meeting of Adirondack regional clergy and pastoral care providers was held recently at Adirondack Medical Center.  Sponsored by Adirondack Health and hosted by Pastoral Care Director Rev. Steve Kovacevich, the annual event promotes knowledge and builds greater awareness around service, support and healing.  The gathering also offers pastors and pastoral care workers of…

High Praise from DOH for Alice T. Miner Center

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The Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children (CWC) earned high praise from the New York State Department of Health for its efforts to reduce scheduled deliveries.  The CWC was recently awarded the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project’s 2013 Quality Improvement Award.  The award supports the project’s mission of…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…