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A New Account Clerk for the VIllage of Saranac Lake

At a previous board meting, Saranac Lake’s village board approved a search for an account clerk who would be responsible directly to the Village Treasurer. At the latest meeting, a resolution is proposed to hire Alana M Sharland from Malone to fill that position subject to the customary  probationary period. The Staff has conducted several…

Coalition Pushing for New Farm Bill

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill  WASHINGTON (August 22, 2012) – Thirty-nine of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations have joined forces in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in…

New Doctor for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center Residents

New physician caring for Mercy and Uihlein Living Center residents SARANAC LAKE – Residents of Mercy andUihleinLivingCenters now have a permanent doctor they can call their own. AdirondackHealthhas recruitedDr. Avi Hettenato serve as Medical Director for the Living Centers in Lake Placid andTupperLake.  Dr. Hettena has hit the ground running, and is already making a…

Take a Downtown Tour of Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE, NY—August 24— The Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Office today announced it will produce two more business promotion videos in the coming months following the successful release of its “Downtown Tour” video three weeks ago and a 60 second video this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaGphmWHRc&feature=autoplay&list=PLEABB2D2A1116C95D&playnext=1 Community Development Officer Director, Jeremy Evans, said, “We will do…

Move in Day at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh Welcomes Most Diverse Freshman Class in History PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  (Aug. 24, 2012) — SUNY Plattsburgh has met and exceeded its enrollment goals for the 2012-2013 academic year. In fact, for the seventh year in a row, the college has had so many applicants that it had to turn away more than half, accepting…

NY Revenue Outlook “Less Certain”

DiNapoli: New York’s Fiscal Picture Remains Tied to Pace of Recovery New York State tax revenues were close to expected levels in July after falling short of estimates in May and June, according to the July Cash Report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “New York’s fiscal picture remains tied to the strength of the…

Kids and Hot Cars Not just a Summer Issue

“Look Before You Lock” – Keeping NY Kids Out of Hot Cars NEW YORK – Life is about to get very busy again. Sometimes parents get frazzled getting kids to school and running them around to all their activities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that’s why parents and day-care providers need to…

Does Race have a Place in Admissions?

ALBANY, NY- The New York State Bar Association has filed a “friend of the court,” or amicus curiae, brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al., which deals with race as a factor in undergraduate admission decisions. “Our brief emphasizes the…

Hotel Saranac Owner: “I don’t need the Community’s Support”

Do you think we’re printing money? No, Do you think we sell drugs? are we doing a whore business? No. The owner of the Hotel Saranac, Sewa Arora, is seated on the left hand side of the front row at Thursday’s Harrietstown Town Board Meeting. When it was his turn to speak, he told a…

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Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

Administrators Sharing Health Insurance Costs at Saranac Lake School

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Gerald Goldman and the school’s business manager Dan Bower sign a memorandum of understanding where over the next three years where administrators will contribute a significant portion of their health insurance costs..  School Board Member Lisa Paschke says with the fiscal outlook right now, healthcare has been at the…

Environmental Group says Obama Should Appeal Courts Decision on Acid Rain

ADIRONDACK COUNCIL CALLS ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO APPEAL FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT STRUCK DOWN NEW ACID RAIN RULES US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation’s Most Vulnerable Natural Areas, and Nation’s Ill, From Continued Harm Caused by Upwind Smokestacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Adirondack Council, an environmental organization that has been a…

Saranac Lake School Board hears from Principals

The mission of the Brushton-Moira Shared Decision-Making Teams is to foster a united community working cooperatively for the intellectual, physical and personal development of all of our students so that they will become responsible, caring citizens prepared to meet future challenges. The St Regis school board superintendent retired in 2010, and the school board took…

Firewood Checkpoints hope to Stop Invasive Species

DEC CONTINUES CHECKPOINTS FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Seven people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment at three checkpoints held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks on Friday, August 17. “DEC and its partners continue to educate campers and…

Congressman Bill Owens pushing for Canadian Expansion into North Country

Owens Pushes for Canadian Business Expansion into New York State  NORTHERN NEW YORK – This week, Congressman Bill Owens traveled to Canada to continue his push for economic expansion of international business into New York State. Owens was in Cornwall, Ontario Monday to meet with the city’s Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses to…

SUNY Plattsburgh appoints new Library Dean

Library Information Services Appoints New Dean  PLATTSBURGH (Aug. 21, 2012) —SUNY Plattsburgh has appointed Holly Heller-Ross dean of Library and Information Services.  Heller-Ross has served in the role on an interim basis since January, when former dean Cerise Oberman stepped down. LIS is one of four academic divisions at the college. It oversees Feinberg Library,…

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Bombardier Expansion Project

Bombardier Transportation Expansion Project Will Create 100 Jobs and Retain 288 Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with the support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Bombardier Transportation is moving forward with its nearly $25 million expansion project in Plattsburgh. The expansion project was awarded $2.5 million through the Regional Council…

Planned Power Outage Thursday in Tupper Lake

A scheduled Power outage in Tupper Lake this Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. Tupper Lake Municipal Electric’s John Bouck says their substation takes the transmission services from National Grid,…

AFL-CIO reelects Mario Cilento

ALBANY, NY– Today, August 20, 2012, Mario Cilento was reelected unanimously by the delegates of the 32nd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. Cilento was first elected president by the organization’s Executive Council in December 2011 to complete the term of Denis Hughes who retired. Cilento…