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FLYTE CHOSEN BY TOWN AND VILLAGE

The Town of Harrietstown and the Village of Saranac Lake are finalizing arrangements to jointly maintain and upgrade equipment and controls using Flyte pumps for managing sewage effluent at their new lift stations.. The water project, is nearly complete, in fact the water tank on Mt Pisgah is currently being filled and should be ready…

EDUCATION COMMISSION REGIONAL MEETINGS

Before Back-to-School, Some Back-Talk to School Reformers Mark Scheerer SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As it continues a series of regional meetings, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Education Reform Commission pulls into Syracuse today. The body, put together to study how to improve New York’s public schools in difficult economic times, will gather input from parents, teachers and other…

Lake Placid ADDS PHYSICIAN

New physician accepting patients at Lake Placid Health Center SARANAC LAKE – A new physician is accepting patients at the Lake Placid Health Center, a member of Adirondack Health.   For Dr. Tracey Viola, the opportunity to care for patients and make a home in the Tri-Lakes region is a dream come true.  Both she and…

EURASIAN MILFOIL SUMMIT

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is a cooperative effort initiated in 1998 among citizens and organizations of the Adirondacks. Our mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of nonnative invasive species.  The program coordinates two projects: the Aquatic Invasive Species Project and the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project. The APIPP serves…

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RAILWAY ADDS 20 NEW JOBS

It’s the first week of Freight Train Service for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway following a ribbon cutting  ceremony which the company says marks beginning of 20 new job opportunities in theNorth Country.. The Saratoga & North Creek Railway launching the first freight train service to traverse the Sanford Lake Branch line in over…

LITERACY ON THE K&J SHOW

The Saranac Lake Central School Board hears new results from the Elementary Literacy Programs run by Diana LeBlanc.  They take great pride in providing the staff and students with best practices in education. Early literacy skills focus on the five big ideas in reading: including Phonemic Awareness, Phonic Instruction, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. AUDIO – 081012…

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TOWN OF JAY WATER DISCOUNT

Here’s a note from The Town of Jay…  if you have received Town of Jay 2012 Water Billing and your home was damaged by Hurricane Irene and you are no longer receiving Town Water, you may be eligible for a discounted rate. In order to be considered for this rate reduction, You simply need to…

COMPARING NY APPLES AND ORANGES

NEW YORKFRUIT PRODUCTION DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY The Drought is having an affect on the Corn Crop across theUnited Statesand closer to home, Total apple production inNew Yorkis forecast at 590 million pounds according to King Whetstone, Director of the USDA’s New York Field Office. This is 52 percent below last year. This forecast is the lowest…

CLUSTERS IN SARANAC LAKE

VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW BIOTECH FIRM  Village Celebrates Start-up of Biotech Operation in Downtown Saranac Lake SARANAC LAKE, NY—  Community Leaders and Local Legislators converge on Riverside Park yesterday afternoon. A ceremony to celebrate the opening of Myrad RBM in the former Village Offices on3 Main Street in Saranac Lake.. Governor Cuomos Office sends their congratulations through…

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IRONMAN FOUNDATION GIVES BACK

Ironman Foundation donates $5,000 to medical fitness center The Ironman Foundation Community Fund presented a $5,000 donation to AdirondackHealth for a medical fitness center that will be built on the grounds of theUihleinLivingCenter onOld Military Road inLake Placid.  The medical fitness center is one piece of a new vision to establish and consolidate a broad…

LAND ACQUISITION, IS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR NY?

Here’s an effort to present both sides of the issue relating to land acquisition byNew YorkState….  Earlier this The Governor Announced the Acquisition of 69,000 Acres of Land, one of the largest land acquisitions ever… And Today, The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages calls upon the Governor and the State Legislature to develop a…

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VILLAGE WELCOMES NEW BIOTECH FIRM

Village to Celebrate Start-up of Biotech Operation in Downtown SARANAC LAKE, NY—Aug 6— The Village of Saranac Lake will host a reception at Riverside Park Wednesday evening, August 8th, welcoming and saluting the commencement of biotech operations of Myriad-RBM at its new 3 Main Street location which is the former village office building. AUDIO –…

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GAS PRICES ARE TOO HIGH – “IN VERMONT”

Editor’s Note: Most of us who travel into Vermont from New York know that those prices average 20 cents under the prices in New York… BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 6 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) chaired a Senate energy committee hearing today on why gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont have been among the highest in…

PRICE CHOPPER VP JOINS BUSINESS COUNCIL

Price Chopper’s Senior VP of Administration joins the Board of Directors of the Business Council of New York State…   David Golub will join Jim Spitz, CEO of Harris Beach as new board members at the Business Council. Heather Briccetti is President and CEO of The Business Council – She says “These two extraordinary individuals will…

CUOMO – STATE’S LARGEST LAND ACQUISITION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State’s acquisition of 69,000 acres of the former Finch Pruyn and other Nature Conservancy lands throughout the Adirondacks. This acquisition is the largest single addition to the Adirondack State Forest Preserve in more than a century. “Adding these properties to the Forest Preserve protects the incomparable and breathtaking…

COUNCIL EYES SPINY FLEAS

Boat Washing Stations and State Stewards Needed to Prevent Spread of Spiny Water Flea, Other Non-Native Plants & Animals to State’s Most Remote, Pristine Waters             ALBANY,N.Y.– In light of the recent discovery of the invasive spiny water flea in Lake George and theChamplainCanal, theAdirondackPark’s largest environmental organization today called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the…

DEC ADOPTS FRESHWATER FISHING REGULATIONS

DEC Adopts New Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2012-2014 ALBANY, NY – Changes to freshwater fishing regulations will be in effect starting Oct. 1, 2012, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. “New York provides some of the best fishing in the nation and, periodically, DEC modifies existing freshwater sportfishing regulations to enhance…

POLL – OWENS AHEAD of DOHENY

Owens Leads Matt Doheny in NY-21 Poll The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Anzalone Liszt Research poll that shows Bill Owens with a twelve point lead over Republican repeat challenger Millionaire Matt Doheny. Owens is earning 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race.   In the initial three-way head-to-head for New York’s…