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K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

K&J – Lions Auction is Saturday

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Every year just before Thanksgiving, The Lake Placid Lions Club gathers in the media center at the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid for the annual Lake Placid Lion’s Club Radio Auction on ROCK105. Before the station was purchased by Mountain Communications, the Lions aired their auction on AM 920 WIRD but it was changed…

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North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Relief from Healthcare Cancellations Come to the House Friday

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With a bill coming to the floor of the house on Friday, Congressman Bill Owens says he is likely going to vote in favor of allowing people to keep their healthcare if it was cancelled due to ObamaCare. The Congressman spoke with a group participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday Evening and told…

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A Reception Friday for Trudeau’s “Little Red “

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On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of  Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston…

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School Survey Asks for Community Input

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is reaching out to the community to assist in their efforts to refine the vision for 2014 and beyond..  Saranac Lake Central School Superintendent Diane Fox told the board at a recent meeting that she hopes to create a set of questionnaires that will give them a better feel…

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Giroux Joins CVPH

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Kathryn Giroux, MD, general surgeon, has joined the CVPH Medical Staff.  Dr. Giroux is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her general surgery residency at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Her office, Associates in General Surgery, is located at 214 Cornelia St., Suite 102, phone, 561-6410.  Dr.…

Owens “Trade Relationship is Critical”

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens addressed the 19th Annual Canadian American Business Council’s (CABC) Ottawa Summit as part of the conference’s Canada/U.S. Lawmaker Roundtable. The two-day conference focused on the future of Canada-U.S. trade relations. The roundtable included two other panelists, MP Rob Merrifield and MP Don Davies. Owens and his Canadian counterparts discussed cross-border issues and…

Mercy Care Welcomes New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has commissioned new Friendship Volunteers; Fred Oberst, Suzanne Peck, Jill Zagrobelny, and David Warner.   The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake.    “They join with more than 90 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes with more than…

The “Key” to Successful Community Service

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Members of the Saranac Lake High School Key Club, in addition to the work they do at the high school are also out in the community volunteering and one of the service opportunities they’ve highlighted is the Veteran’s Dinner, which is where we caught up with 5 of the Key Club members and asked them to talk…

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Committee Eyes New Fencing at Lake Placid High School

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Connie Devlin Cross Graduated from Lake PlacidHigh School in 1950, she’s also on the Schools Alumni Board..  She told the Lake Placid Central School Board that the fencing around the school looks more like prison fencing and the beautification committee decided to take up the cause to help replace the fence with something that would…

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Good Marks for Lake Placid’s Athletic Programs

Good Marks and Success of the Lake PlacidHigh School Athletics Programs…  At a recent School Board Meeting, Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania took his time to congratulate several teams for their success in the fall and to look forward to winter sports..Catania mentioned the new athletic contract which was put in place for the…

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A File Full of Ideas for Getting Rid of Geese

There’s a very thick folder in the Superintendent’s Office in SaranacLake…  In fact it’s one of the thickest folders in her drawers.. It the question of Geese abatement which she says may not be as much of a problem as it was, but still creates issues regularly for fall and spring athletics..Superintendent Fox also acknowledged…

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State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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37 Lead the Way at Saranac Lake High School

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How do Students in Saranac Lake develop leadership skills.. They go to Pok-O-MacCready.  Amanda Zullo was their adviser.. She worked with High School Principle Josh Dann and the Directors at Pok-O-MacCready.. 32 faculty and staff nominated 43 students for the leadership program and in the end a committee of 5 teachers helped to select the final…

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