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Sinfonietta in Harrietstown Town Hall Tonight

SARANAC LAKE 07/25/14 – The Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Community Bank are holding a free concert tonight. They’re also inviting students, adult amateurs and area professionals to join them in the performance of Aaron Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Theme” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes” Music Director Ron Spigelman says he’s excited about…

Two Die in High Speed Chase Through Ray Brook

The State Police continue to investigate a fatal collision that has now claimed the life of one other person. A 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck collided with a 2009 Honda Fit on State Route 86 in Ray Brook shortly before 2 p.m. following a brief pursuit by State Police. The Lake Placid Police Department had…

City Council Considers “Oil Train Task Force”

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A Canadian Pacific train was headed south over the Saranac River with a majority of DOT-111 Oil Cars in tow and Ironically, this particular train went by just as the City council was preparing to discuss an Oil Train Task Force proposed by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong.. The City Council is meeting again Thursday evening and once…

DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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Lapan Sewer Project to Repair “Eminent Failure”

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The Village of Saranac Lake has taken emergency action to repair a section of sewer pipe that if it were to fail, could affect more than 30% of the residents of the village who live on Kiwassa Road and South of the Lapan Highway.. The project is in response to several sections of this sewer which…

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K&J – LeRoy’s Turns 50

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LeRoy Pickering started in business in 1964.. Next Friday, the first of August, LeRoys will be celebrating 50 years in business with a special party, prizes, and an open bar from 7 to 9 at the VFW in Tupper Lake.. We took an opportunity to speak with LeRoy and his partner Bucky Clark about the automotive…

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Opinion – Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Owens has written an editorial called “Creating a Competitive, Sustainable Global Workforce” we’ve posted the editorial here; This month, in a rare and encouraging show of bipartisanship, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of federal job training programs with passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Now headed to the…

2014 New Vision Students Honored

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Twelve area high school seniors were recently honored before family and as graduating members of the New Vision Program, Class of 2014.  The heartfelt ceremony capped a year of rigorous academic work paired with clinical rotations alongside Adirondack Health staff. In a room filled to capacity, opening remarks were made by Adirondack Health Chief Nursing…

A New Finance Committee in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh is one step closer to their goal of recruiting members of the community to sit on a newly formed Finance Committee.. At their Regular Meeting on Monday night, the board approved the appointment of Carol Rugar..who works with the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh and she and her…

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CVPH Foundation – Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride Raises $2,500

The Foundation of CVPH Medical Center’s Mayor’s Cup Bike Ride held Sunday, July 13, raised $2,500 for the CVPH Travel Fund. The fund assists income eligible North Country residents who need to travel outside the area for care not provided at CVPH Medical Center. We’ve Posted more on our website at WNBZ.com Thank you to…

Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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Plattsburgh “Ward Walks” Begin Monday Morning

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The Plattsburgh Renewal Project and the Plattsburgh City School District’s Health Committee are sponsoring “WARD WALKS” through the City of Plattsburgh and This morning’s “WARD WALK” kicked off at 6am in Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong’s Ward… It will continue in Ward One this week and then move on through each Ward for Six Weeks of walking…

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Wake Up to A Weekend of Wooden Canoes

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Sunrise brings the final weekend of the 35th anniversary of the The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world. Each year, the association’s annual heritage festival is held at Paul Smith’s College which…

Saranac Lake LDC Embarks on New Fundraising Initiative

The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation announced a major new fundraising initiative today to fast-track revitalization of commercial and mixed use properties in the Village. Through private donations and grants, the Saranac Lake Revitalization Program will provide bridge funding between the costs of comprehensive improvements to facades and other publicly-important building elements, and the costs…

FLW Tour Stops in Plattsburgh

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The Rayovac FLW series Pro Fishing Tournament makes a stop in Plattsburgh this weekend.. It’s stop number two of the Northern Division for Ron Lappin the Tournament Director for all five divisions.. “This would have been stop number three,” Lappin Said, “but we had to cancel one of the earlier events because of the length…

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Bipartisan Panel Discusses Sustainable Forestry

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Congressman Bill Owens participated in a bipartisan panel discussion addressing international and domestic issues and trends in the forest products industry. The event was hosted by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). “A successful forest products industry is vital to the North Country economy and depends on the long-term health of our forests as a…

K&J – Trudeau Research Looks at How Aging Affects Immunity

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with one of the researchers at Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake.. Dr Marcy Blackman.. About the impact of Aging on the Response and Repertoire of Influenza Virus Specific CD4 T cells.. This is ongoing research being carried out by Kathleen Lanzer, Lawrence Johnson, David Woodland and Dr Blackman..…

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Saranac Lake Skateboard Park Breaks Ground Next Week

The Village of Saranac Lake will see a groundbreaking on the new Skate Park in the center of town.. Rich Shapiro is one of the volunteers spearheading the project which after more than 10 years of work, may in fact become a reality this fall.. “The DPW schedule has the skate park on their list…

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Identifying Goals for Lake Placid Schools

The Saranac Lake Central School Board is continuing it’s search for a board member to replace Deb Lennon.. and in Lake Placid, School Superintendent Roger Catania shares his goals for the school community and they’re broken down into three areas.. Instruction, and then a focus on the opportunity gap and then the third communication and…

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