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Regional Tourism Council Shows Growth for Saranac Lake Website

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says businesses play a large part in the impact of social marketing and tourism in our region..   Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says the relationship with ROOST is a powerful part of the village’s efforts to strengthen tourism.. The Presentation is followed today at 10am in the Cantwell…

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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

Advances on Invasives and Renewable Energy Top Adirondack Council’s State of The Park Report

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     Many of the Adirondack Park’s environmental organizations and local governments stopped fighting one another and worked together in this year on issues of common concern, advancing agreements that better protect the park’s environment while also encouraging community development, according to the Adirondack Council’s 2013 State of the Park Report.             State of the…

Buffalo Business First Reports on North Country Schools

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Buffalo Business First Ranks 429 School Districts in Upstate New York. And Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania says their district ranks 2nd among Plattsburgh Area Schools in Academic Rank..  As for cost effectiveness – Catania says the numbers tend to reflect often the size of the districts..  Catania also congratulates two teachers in the district. Two…

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ROOST presents The State of Regional Tourism – Tonight

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Representatives from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) will conduct a presentation at the Harrietstown Hall in SaranacLake at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16. The presentation is a cooperative effort of the Village of Saranac Lake, the Town of Harrietstown and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Katy VanAnden…

S.L. Visits College Downtown Initiative in Boston

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Community Development in The Village of Saranac Lake is in high gear even while down a code enforcement officer but that’s not stopping Development Director Jeremy Evans from pushing forward to find ways for the community to grow and one way is traveling to Boston to find out first hand about Colleges Downtown Initiatives and…

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School Board Appreciation is Next Week

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The last week of October is School Board Appreciation Week..  Administrators in Lake Placid took a moment to honor each member of the board…  The certificate reads “For dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the Lake Placid Central School District.. Each Board member was presented with their certificate and Catania…

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Adirondack Council “State of the Park” to be Released Wednesday

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The Adirondack Council says it will release its 2013 State of the Park Report this Wednesday.  State of the Park is a 20-page, illustrated review of more than 100 actions taken by local, state and federal government officials, briefly explaining what they did to help or hurt the ecology and economy of the Adirondack Park over…

Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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Govt Shutdown Impacts Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Government Shutdown is affecting more than just Washington… At the Adirondack Regional Airport, work has stopped abruptly on the repair and replacement of the VOR flight navigation system used by both Commercial Aircraft and General Aviation Flights in and out of Lake Clear.. The Unit is located in a building near the main runway…

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Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

6 Seats Available on Adult Center Board

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Voting takes place today (Thursday 10/10/13) from 1pm until 2pm at the Saranac Lake Adult Center. Members of The Saranac Lake Adult Center have an opportunity to vote on their choices to fill 6 open positions on the Adult Center’s Board of Directors…  There are 14 people who have submitted their names to the membership…

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K&J – National Physician Assistant Week

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The Health Care Industry is Honoring Physician Assistants during  National Physician Assistant Week. We took the opportunity to speak with Dona Kilgore and her husband, Justin Kilgore, about their work with Adirondack Health. Both Are Physician Assistants but each has their own specialty. Dona’s focus is on primary care at the Saranac Lake and Tupper…

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Parking Screens May Be Getting a Facelift

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Some relief may be on the way for those of us who’ve tried to park in Lake Placid and to read directions on the meters..  The Village of Lake Placid is considering the purchase of new color display screens for the village’s parking meters..  Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says there were two proposals requested…

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CYC Benefits from Volunteers, Half Marathon

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The Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition has more money to focus on planning and programming today. That’s because Organizers of the Lake Placid Half Marathon have donated $7,500 to the CYC organization as part of a fundraising effort and a volunteerism drive during the Half Marathon. Half Marathon Organizer Rick Preston presented CYC President Mary Deitrich with the check at the Village Board meeting on Monday evening. Mary says the funds will mostly go to volunteer organizations that worked to provide water stations on location during the Half Marathon.

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1982 Residency Law Causing Problems for Village of Lake Placid

If your neighbor lives two hundred feet away from you but lives outside of the village line.. Should that disqualify your neighbor from being employed by the village? That’s the focus of a 1982 law drafted by the Village Board in Lake Placid which Mayor Randall says specifically restricts the ability of the village to do business.. The Mayor says Trustee Scott Monroe was able to put together a proposal that would attempt to address the problems that the village faces including a local law that might allow for some leeway in the old law.

As it turns out, roughly 65% of village employees which have been hired since 1982 are not residents of the village.. Village Attorney Janet Bliss says the simplest solution would be to create a local law repealing the 1982 law, mostly …..

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K&J – Walking “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide… In Lake Placid, It was the fifth Out of The Darkness Community Walk.. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation…

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Accountant & Attorneys Plan for Your Giving

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Adirondack Community Trust, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are hosting a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules.  The seminar, will be held this Thursday at the Whiteface…

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This Week is National Physician Assistant Week.

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Whether it’s a routine check up or emergency care, patients want to be treated by a skilled and caring medical staff.  These days, in addition to physicians and other healthcare providers, Certified Physician Assistants (PAs) are often key members of strong medical teams. That’s certainly true at Adirondack Health, where Dr. Anthony Dowidowicz, medical director of…