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Social Media Blurring the Truth

In a letter to the community, Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas say some information being passed around in social media about the Stickney Bridge Road is FALSE; Douglas writes “Please be advised that it has been brought to our attention that someone has posted information on social media regarding the closing of Stickney Bridge…

Senator Schumer Tours Swarovski Lighting Plant in Plattsburgh

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Schumer: “Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth for Clinton County & North Country Region” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer visited Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to launch his push to re-authorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support tens of millions of dollars in exports at two major companies in Plattsburgh, Swarovski Lighting…

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Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

FBI Investigating Leaked Nude Photos by Hackers

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The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence earlier…

"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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ADKYP Announces New Executive Officers

Adirondack Young Professionals, Inc (ADKYP) has announced the election of its 2014 executive officers. The organization will be led by Hannah Provost as President, Courtney Menard as Vice President, Erin Duprey as Treasurer and Michelle Boyea as Secretary. Ms. Provost joined the organization in 2012, soon after she relocated to Plattsburgh. She has previously served…

Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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Saranac Lake Chamber Supports Lake Flower Spa & Resort Project

In an email to WNBZ, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, says they have carefully considered the value of the Lake Flower Spa & Resort project over the last several months. Thier goal was to determine the best course of action for our local economy’s progression and community as a whole. After…

K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal…

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Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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A Plaque from PASS Says Thank You to the Mayor

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The Margaret Street Re-Striping project is complete.. and vehicular traffic is now two lanes with biking lanes on either side and a turning lane in the center… The PASS Group which was instrumental in facilitating the change took some time on Thursday Evening to thank the City Council for their willingness to make the change..…

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Plattsburgh Fire Dept to get New Roof

Even though they work with water every day to save lives Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will be a little drier come October… That’s because the City Council has approved moving the roofing project for both fire stations out to bid…  In fact, they fast tracked the approval.. Mayor Calnon says the roofing project is something that…

Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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