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North Elba Closer to a Decision on The Fate of Grimditch Boathouses on Lake Placid

AUDIO – 071013 – Grimditch Hearing Today

A hearing in Elizabethtown today will focus on the decision of whether or not the Grimditch boathouses on Lake Placid should be removed.

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K&J – Adirondack Park Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive species come in all forms to the Adirondack Park, whether intentional or unintentional. Join us for a conversation with Hillary Smith from the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program. K&J – 071013 – Adirondack Park Invasive Awareness Week – Hillary Smith

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Village Authorizes “RFP” to Study Lake Flower Beach

Saranac Lake’s Village Board votes 3 to 1 in favor of authorizing a “Request For Proposals”

AUDIO – 070913 – Feasibility Study RFP for Lake Flower Beach Return

The Lake Flower Beach Return Group is close to their fundraising goal according to Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. Before moving forward with a study of the feasibility of returning a beach to somewhere on Lake Flower, the village board decided yesterday to issue an RFP asking for bids on such a project.

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New York Schools Selected for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced that New York State schools have been chosen to participate in a Greek yogurt pilot program issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  New York State was one of four states chosen for this program, and is a natural fit because of its burgeoning…

The Lake Placid International Canoe Regatta

AUDIO – 070813 – USA Canoe Kayak – Lake Placid International Regatta

Mirror Lake is home to USA Canoe / Kayak’s Lake Placid International Regatta, a stepping stone to world championship racing. We speak with Race Director Terry Kent, Coach Jan Whitaker, and Kelly Allen about the regatta.

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The Runabout Rendezvous on Lake Flower

AUDIO – 070813 – Runabout Rendezvous and Spencer Boatworks

A gathering of classic boats – and new runabouts adorn the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake for the Runabout Rendezvous sponsored by Spencer Boatworks.

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Saranac Lakes Still Above Normal Levels

AUDIO – 070813 – Saranac Lake and DEC working together on High Water Levels

The Village of Saranac Lake in conjunction with the DEC say flooding conditions continue in the vicinity of Saranac Lake due to abnormally high water. Mayor Clyde Rabideau says Saranac Lake and the DEC work closely to manage the flow of water over their respective spillways and continue to monitor water conditions around the Lake Flower Dam.

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Bookstore Plus wins Horse Shows Window Contest

For the second consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest, and Kevin Babington wins the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix. AUDIO – 070813 – Lake Placid Horse Show Wrap This marked the 26th year that the horse…

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Secret Tastes of The Lake Placid Horse Shows

AUDIO – 070413 – Lake Placid Horse Shows – Food

Join us as we get the inside scoop on where to going on the Horse Show Grounds for the best food.. We get the answers directly from the horses mouth.

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O’Shea Wins Grand Prix at Lake Placid Horse Shows -

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Paul O’Shea Wins $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix to Culminate 2013 Lake Placid Horse Show AUDIO – 070113 – Horse Show Grand Prix Winners Paul O’Shea of Ireland rode Primo De Revel to victory in the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid to culminate the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse…

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A $4.7 Million Economic Impact from Lake Placid Horse Shows

AUDIO – 062813 – Horse Show Economic Impact 4 point 7 million – Jim McKenna

We have the latest financial estimates on the impact of the Horse Shows in our region from ROOST President Jim McKenna.

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K&J – Interviews Marty Bowman on The Lake Placid Horse Show

K&J – 062613 – Marty Bowman on the Lake Placid Horse Shows

The 44th Anniversary of the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables is underway. We spoke with Communications Director Marty Bowman on Tuesday afternoon about the event.

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Capping Residential Basement Drains in Tupper Lake

AUDIO – 062513 – Tupper Basement Drains

The DOT plans on capping basement drains and Tupper Lake’s Village Board considers an exemption for residents on Park ave and Wawbeek who will need to connect to the village’s sewer instead..

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Emergency Room didn’t Make Assembly Agenda

AUDIO – 062513 – AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room and the Legislature Clarified

We’ve been following legislative activity in Albany.. A Bill allowing Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid to continue to operate it’s Emergency Room during the day while closing at night passed in the Senate 62 to 1 in favor..  In the assembly, the proposal never made it to the floor for a vote.

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NY State Comptroller unveils new Fiscal Stress Monitor

Two dozen communities in New York have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The list includes eight counties, three cities and 13 towns. “The challenges facing local governments have reached a critical point and these fiscal stress scores should serve as a wakeup call,”said DiNapoli. “Taxpayers, local…

Local Groups Reach Out to Michelle Obama during Great Outdoors Week

AUDIO – 062413 – Plea to First Lady on Parks

Outdoor Groups are asking Michelle Obama to Broaden her “Let’s Move” initiative to fight against childhood obesity and to strengthen her focus on bike paths, soccer fields, and other places for physical activity.

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Saranac Seniors Top the Graduation Stats

AUDIO – 062013 – Saranac Lake High School Graduates at top of graduation scores

Saranac Lake Seniors are among the highest percentage of those looking to move into college. High School Principal Bruce VanWeelden says 40.5% of students scored above a 75 on the ELA regents and 80 on the math regents (The Aspirational Performance Measure) Other Schools included Long Lake at 37.5%, Tupper Lake at 32.4%, Malone with 30.9%, Brushton Moira students scored a 30.6% ratio, Chateaugay 26.7%, Lake Placid 24.3%, St Regis Falls 14.7% and Salmon River at 13.8%.

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New Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers

On May 21, 2013 Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Karen Fleming, Gladys Hatch, Arlene Horton, Raymond McIntyre, Albert Pozzi, Margaret Ratigan, Cynthia Rowe, and Arthur Volmrich.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Margaret’s Convent Library and Chapel in Lake Placid. Mercy Care has recruited and trained more than…

Owens Touts “Beyond the Border Action Plan”

Congressman Bill Owens recently touted the ongoing implementation of the Beyond the Border Action Plan with a publication in the Canada-United States Law Journal.  Owens’ article, “Beyond the Border: A New Chapter in North American Trade,” highlights the relationship between cross-border trade and economic development, in particular the benefit Canada’s presence offers in the way…

Senate Approves Gov’s APA Appointments

Governor Cuomo’s APA Board Nominations were approved by the Senate yesterday – The newly approved nominees include; Arthur S. Lussi, Daniel Wilt, Karen M. Feldman, and William H. Thomas In a statement following the approvals in the Senate, The Adirondack Council says they are pleased that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated – and the Senate has confirmed —…