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SUNY Plattsburgh – Queensbury Hosts “Aspects of Climate Change”

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Aspects of climate change — from areas of science and sustainability to its effect on culture and the arts — is the subject of a one-day conference This Saturday (March 21st) at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus. Adirondack Climate Reality 2015 is focused on helping people interested in discovering how they can help…

Lake Champlain Basin Program Awards $662,471 to Local Groups and Municipalities

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The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $662,471 in grants to communities and organizations in Vermont and New York who are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, whose support was essential in securing the funds for the grants, commented, “These grants to scores of communities, watershed…

Education Alliance Says Cuomo Should Not Delete Emails

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The Alliance for Quality Education is asking Governor Cuomo to desist in his practice of deleting all electronic communications after 90 days, especially from hedge fund managers, campaign contributors and charter school advocates as well as any state agency or official as it relates to education policy. Their letter to the Governor coincides with three…

NY Assembly / Senate to Work out Budget Differences This Week

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The Assembly and the State Senate will be meeting this week in conference committees to begin working out differences between the competing budget proposals.. State lawmakers have until April 1 to adopt an on-time budget. Senator Betty Little continues to vote in support of increased aid to public schools… Late last week she supported a…

Indian Lake Reserve Funds Don’t Meet OSC Requirements

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The Town of Indian Lake is in some hot water this week following a New York State Audit which finds that the town’s reserves weren’t properly established…  Indian Lake has about $614,266 in their reserve funds but the audit says the board doesn’t have OSC approval for establishing these funds and two of them totaling…

4 New Regents Voted In at Top Levels of “State Education”

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There’s going to be some changes on the Board of Regents in New York State… That’s because the legislature voted to replace four members of the State’s Regents… One of those replaced is James Dawson who represented the North Country for 22 years on the board of Regents..  The Press’s Ashleigh Livingston first tweeted about…

High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael…

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Praise for Assembly Budget from Education Alliance

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The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) praised the New York State Assembly for proposing a $1.8 billion school aid increase, expanding full-day pre-K and rejecting Governor Cuomo’s proposals to double down on high stakes testing and divert hundreds of millions in tax dollars to private schools and privately run charter schools. By putting $1 billion…

Women’s College Scholarship Club Offers Scholarships

The Women’s College Scholarship Club is offering three $1000 Continuing Education Scholarships to adults in the Saranac Lake School District (defined by its bus routes). These scholarships are for adults who wish to return to school after an absence of several years in order to change or enhance careers. Applicants must have a high school…

Duprey Advocates for Local Road Funding

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  Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) recently met with highway superintendents and local town officials from Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties at the state Capitol to advocate for additional funding for roads and bridges in the upcoming state budget. Duprey highlighted the critical nature of the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS), which provides…

Peru Named “Most Affordable Small Town in NY”

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Peru has been identified as the most affordable small town in New York State by Business Insider Magazine. The magazine  has released a list which identifies the most affordable small town in each of the fifty states, focusing on communities between 1,000 and 10,000 residents whose households spend no more than 30% of their annual income…

Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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Village Honors SLHS Life Smarts Champions

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Today is Saranac Lake High School Life Smarts Recognition Day in the Village.  They are the second state championship team hailing from the Capital of the Adirondacks, coached by Patricia Preston, which recently won the state championships and will soon compete in national competition. The team is comprised of Cooper Ross, Ethan Sawyer, Jackie Garso,…

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Mt Pisgah in Final Week of Season Before Spring Break

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The village of Saranac Lake is presenting a short course on “how to enjoy winter” for locals who may have forgotten and for newcomers to the region…  The “Introduction to Winter” kicks off at the Village-owned Mt. Pisgah Ski Area…  Which is Where we caught up with it’s General Manager Garrett Foster..  “It’s a free…

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NY Assembly Releases their proposed Budget

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Calling it an investment in the health, safety, economic success and social well-being of New York’s families, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman D. Farrell, Jr.  released the State Assembly’s 2015-16 “Families First” budget proposal. The $150.7 billion proposal makes strategic investments focused on New York’s families in education, health…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Village Honors Saranac Lake Alpine Ski Team

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School were saluted by the Board as Deputy Mayor Tom Catillaz read a special Proclamation naming March 10th Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski Team Appreciation Day. AUDIO…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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