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VT Senator Bernie Sanders on Seniors and Veterans

Says Seniors and Disabled Veterans Deserve More Help, Not Cuts With senior poverty in the United States significantly increasing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed deep concern that Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees may receive only a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year.  The estimate that the typical retiree is in line for only…

NYSAC Endorses Forever Wild State Land

County Leaders Endorse Ballot Propositions for Adirondack Park and Sewer Project Debt Exclusion The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which represents all 62 counties, including New York City, has recently passed a resolution endorsing three proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 5 statewide election ballot. NYSAC urges statewide voter support of Propositions…

Haloween Brings Rocky Horror Picture Show to Lake Placid

Rocky Horror Picture Show to be Screened Late Night at Lake Placid Center for the Arts This Halloween, prepare to take a step back in time and re-visit the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Community Theatre Players, presents this Lake Night Movie Event on…

Harrietstown Budget: “So Far So Good”

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“So Far So Good” When it comes to Harrietstown’s Annual Budget…. At their first Budget Work-Session Board members are looking at a tax rate which may not only stay below the tax cap, but as of now is calling for no increase in property taxes..  That could change by the end of their work but…

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Some New Color for Saranac Lake’s Winter Carnival

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Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Tuesday, Oct. 15 unveiled a new logo during their monthly meeting at the Saranac Lake High School. The logo – now in color – was designed by Saranac Lake artist-designer Kathy Ford and will be used as a keystone in the design for the new Winter Carnival website,…

Local Hotel Tops Conde Nast Awards

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It’s the survey that means the most: readers who rank a property by the experiences they have had at that hotel. Such is the nature of the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the second consecutive year, those discerning guests have placed Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y. at the…

K&J – Learning to Curl in Saranac Lake

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Join us for the K&J show Friday Morning as we tour the newly designed “Sheets” of ice laid out end to end in the Saranac Lake Civic Center. Amber McKiernan is the Curling Club’s President. She Announced the return of the club to the Saranac Lake Civic Center after a 70 year hiatus.. This weekend, the…

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K&J – Revisits the New Pontiac Bay Hotel Project Announcement

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An Announcement Wednesday morning at the Village Offices in Saranac Lake brings to light a project for the community that could potentially change the economic outlook, but also become a landmark in the community. (Original Air Date: July 25th, 2013) K&J – 072513 – Hotel Project in Saranac Lake – Press Conference with Chris LaBarge…

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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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