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Massena Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

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Cashlynn Jaggers a 10th grade student at Massena Central High School, is the New York 21st Congressional District winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, “Papa’s Farm,” will hang in the United States Capitol Building representing New York’s 21st Congressional District for the coming year. Congressman Owens says “The art submissions we received…

Owens Pushes Keystone Pipeline

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Congressman Bill Owens is again throwing his weight behind efforts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.. In a statement, Owens says “he is fully supportive of efforts in the Senate to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and he continued by saying “he has long called for the approval of the pipeline arguing…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Ice Finally Out on Lake Placid

The Ice is out on Lake Placid Lake. It went out Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM as reported by Ice Meisters Ben, Mary and Marty Shubert and Brian Bliss. Winners are John Lansing, 27 minutes off, Jerry Blair, 32 minutes off and a three way tie for third: Kevin Geesler, Olga Krone and Linda Warner.…

Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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St Armand Renovating Veterans Memorial Park

The Town of ST Armand has received a grant along with numerous local donations to breathe new life into an understated monument in Bloomingdale and its looks like its only costing tax payers about fifteen bucks. With many large projects in que for the town of St Armand, town clerk and historian, Davina Thurston had to…

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K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Act Out Loud – Arrive Alive

Lake Placid Middle High School Students will participate in the Act Out Loud Rally and Arrive Alive Safety Campaigns, taking place at the Lake Placid Middle High School Monday, May 5th through Friday, May 9th. The Rally and Safety Campaign will kick off on Monday, May 5th at 10:30am and continue throughout the day where…

38th Annual Jazz Festival Continues

SUNY’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from the Hudson Valley, NY. On Friday, May 2 there will be a jazz concert  at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2-8 and are available at the door or in advance at the…

Another “First Weekend” in Plattsburgh

The First Weekends Guest Bartender event will be held at Chefy’s Bar and Grill 124 Margaret St. Plattsburgh from 5pm to 8pm Friday. Local musicians Jay Lesage and Haley McGivney will perform plus there will be an art show by local artist Donna Austin. On Saturday May 4th City Hall Place opens to Family friendly…

Adirondack Coast Chair

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau announces its latest promotional effort, the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by SUNY Plattsburgh student Kayla Kempf and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October. The…

ADKYP Welcomes Erin Duprey

The Adirondack Young Professionals (ADK YP), a nonprofit organization focusing on attracting and retaining young professionals in the area, is proud to introduce its new board member and treasurer, Erin Duprey. Erin is a native of Peru, New York. She received her MBA in accounting from SUNY Oswego in 2009. Erin currently is a staff…

Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…

K&J – The 20th Annual Adirondack Humane Society Pet Walk

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This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the…

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K&J – Spring Planning for Community Development

The Community Development Office in the Village of Saranac Lake is focused on a large array of projects, and with spring there’s an influx of requests for building permits, and the continuation of a feasibility study to look at all of the issues relating to placing a beach back on Lake Flower, plus in today’s…

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Adirondack Club and Resort – One Step Closer to Reality

The lengthy battle the ACR has faced is now in the hands of the appellate court judges. On Monday, the State of New York Supreme Court, , heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Park Agency and the Adirondack Club and Resort regarding the Article 78 lawsuit. Jim LaValley is…

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AMC Lake Placid may have First Part Time ER in the State

A citizens committee in Lake Placid is hearing regular updates from Adirondack Medical Center on the fate of the Emergency Room and right now it appears Lake Placid’s ER could become something of a model for the rest of New York State… Senator Betty Little says Rural Hospitals are dealing with this question every day..Little…

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A New Chamber Alliance

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The Daffest Derby grudge match between the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Director, Katy Van Anden and the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, Michelle Clement has stemmed more than a little friendly competition. Though the match was fierce it acted as a kick off for a new Chamber alliance initiative.   After…

Finalizing Snow Removal Policies in Plattsburgh

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With rain in the forecast through the beginning of next week, and the DAFFSEST 5K Fun Run this weekend, we may have forgotten about the winter snowfall for now, but in Plattsburgh, Councilman Mike Kelly says there’s a danger in letting things slide now that the weather is getting warmer and the snow is all…

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Searching for the Centennial Quilt

The search for the Centennial Quilt is taking a new turn this week as the Village Board has put their weight behind a resolution calling for the return of the quilt to its rightful owners… The Centennial Quilt is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the village of Saranac Lake from 1992 depicting various…

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