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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…

PIB Airport – Inaugural Flight to Atlantic City

The Plattsburgh International Airport says Wednesday marked the Caesars Entertainment inaugural flight from Plattsburgh to Atlantic City on Total Rewards Airlines. The Airport itself was created from the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The Airport is actually one of the first private sector redevelopment success stories among the military base closures in the 1990s. It’s…

ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

Adirondack Council Buying Carbon Allowances

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The Adirondack Council is one of the only environmental groups vying to retire 1,000 tons of carbon pollution this week.. That’s because they’re competing against power plants for carbon allowances at government auctions. Willie Janeway is the Council’s Executive Director… He says “they’re inviting people to partner with the council to help purchase and then…

At the Peak of Excellence

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Several innovative, staff-driven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes…

K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Earth Day Trees for Sale – At Lake Placid Electric Dept.

In honor of Earth Day, The Village of Lake Placid Electric Department and the New York Power Authority are partnering again for the 14th year to sell trees.  Administrator for the Tree Power Program, Virginia Partridge says one of the job descriptions for the Lake Placid Electric Department this time of year is selling trees.…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political…

Broadway Construction Update

Construction begins again on the Broadway Project Monday afternoon (April 21st) Broadway will remain open to two way traffic and parking until 1:00 PM and then  At 1:00 PM traffic will revert back to one way traffic with and parking available only in front of the post office.   One way traffic will be traveling…

Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

Intermittent Transmitter for WNBZ

WNBZ has been dealing with a power failure which has affected our transmitter beyond the normal operations of a generator. Because of this the transmitter has been on and off through the weekend and early Monday Morning..  Our broadcast antenna is located approximately 300 feet above the ground on a tower at the top of…

CVPH Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 10:00am

The Annual Easter Egg Hung on the Front Lawn at CVPH is once again planned for Saturday Morning… Organizers say this year’s hunt will include 10,000 Eggs, 310 pounds of Chocolate and “Hundreds of Little Hunters” and we’re told The Easter Bunny as always will be on hand for some great photo opportunities..  The Easter…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…

Saturday – Village Clean up Day

In light of Earth Week and Daffest just around the corner, The Women’s Civic Chamber is hosting Village Clean up day. Civic Chamber member, Janie Bevilacqua is one of the organizers for this event.  She says If anyone is interested in volunteering for Village Clean up day, she says please just show up with a…

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First Weekend Artist Talk

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Artist Talk Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Coinciding with Plattsburgh’s popular “First Weekends,” artist Tom Semeraro will be hosting an Artist Talk Saturday May 3rd 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the NCCCA Main Gallery to mark the close of his solo exhibition. This night will be the last to take in Semeraro’s spirited mixed…

DEC – Region 5 – Winter Search and Rescue

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER 2013-14 WINTER SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to search and rescue incidents on forest preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands. Working with other State agencies, local emergency response…