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Register to Vote – Today is the Last Day

Today is the last day to register for the November 6th general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than midnight, tonight and received no later than October 17th to be valid for the upcoming general election. Candidates for President, Vice-President, U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly and…

K&J – Baby Steps for The Lake Flower Beach Committee

The Lake Flower Beach Committee June 2012 will no doubt mark the beginning of the newest effort to bring the beach back toLakeFlower.. It started with a facebook site called “Lake Flower Beach Return” and in less than 19 hours, brought in over 3,000 members…  Shawn Boyer..  He’s leading a group of residents who are…

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Governor Cuomo Tours North Country Regional Economic Development – Checks Progress

Gov. Cuomo tells aNorth Countrygroup of residents that he believes they are the perfect example of how the Regional Economic Development Council program should work. “There is noNew Yorkstate economy. It doesn’t exist,” “There are regional economies that, as an aggregate, wind up being the state economy,”  The governor visits the region Wednesday touring Regional Economic…

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Credit Unions Reporting Growth in All Categories

LOCAL CREDIT UNIONS ARE SHOWING FINANCIAL GROWTH New York’s credit unions continue to show across-the-board growth in all fundamental categories, including membership, lending, assets and savings through the 2nd quarter of 2012. In so doing, they have exceeded the national averages in each of those areas as well. Membership growth atNew Yorkcredit unions over the…

Statewide Lifetime Service Award goes to Dr Paul Reiss

The New York State Wide Senior Action Council has awarded Dr. Paul Reiss of Lake Placid its first Community Service Award for a lifetime of service to the community, particularly for older persons and children. StateWide’s Executive Director Maria Alvarez says  “Dr. Reiss was selected because of his exemplary way he leads his life in…

Catillaz Suspends Campaign

The Campaign for Town of Harrietstown Supervisor is a little quieter today following an announcement from his campaign that Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is Suspending his “Active Campaign” 101012 – Catillaz Suspends Campaign In a statement emailed to WNBZ, The Catilliaz campaign noted a serious family medical situation out-of-state as the reason for the…

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Montreal Earthquake felt in Tri-Lakes

A small earthquake was felt in The Tri Lakes Region early Wednesday Morning… Canada’s CBC TV reports the epicenter about 23 miles North Northeast of the Montreal region.. Allison Bent  is a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada .. She  says it was a magnitude 4.5 quake with no reports of damage, although it did create…

NBT Bank Announces Merger with Alliance Financial

NORWICH, N.Y. and SYRACUSE, N.Y. – NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBT) (Nasdaq:NBTB) and Alliance Financial Corporation (Alliance) (Nasdaq:ALNC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Alliance will merge with and into NBT. The merger is valued at approximately $233.4 million and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013 subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt…

HMOs on Vacation

NEW YORK – Some health maintenance organizations in New York are getting what amounts to a “13-year vacation” from having to comply with the American with Disabilities Act, say advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities who have presented their findings to the Department of Health. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of…

Harrietstown Budget is Under 2% Tax Cap –

The Town of Harrietstown steps into Round One of their Budget Work-Sessions Monday night with a presentation from Budget Officer Mike Kilroy…  Tax Rates are divided by “Division” and only certain residents are required to pay portions of the assessment – Village Residents, for example, will only pay the assessment on the General Fund and…

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NFIB September Report shows Low Expectations

The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index is released at 7:30am Tuesday.. Low expectations and pessimism summing up the NFIB report (released just a few minutes ago) for the small-business community.  The Small Business Optimism Index loses 0.1 points and falls to 92.8. The report suggests the reading was pulled down by…

Saranac Lake Village Board Honors Pendragon Founders

The Village of Saranac Lake will honor  Bob Pettee and Susan Neal, co-founders ofSaranacLake’s renowned Pendragon Theater. Pettee and Neal moved toSaranacLakein 1980 and started what became the Pendragon Theater in a local school auditorium before moving to theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts and eventually to their current location inSaranacLake, in a former ice cream warehouse,…

New York Pharmacists Go Postal on Medicaid Drug Policies

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and several pharmacies have filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court against state Medicaid policies that force certain beneficiaries to receive some of their medications by mail.  Pharmacists charge that blocking access to local pharmacies and the additional support they  routinely…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Debates challengers

Incumbent Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is seeking a 4th term in the New York State Assembly. She faces a challenge from 2 opponents in November in the newly redrawn 115th Assembly District that covers all of Clinton and Franklin Counties and 4 towns in St. Lawrence County in Northern New York.  Conservative Party candidate Karen…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

GAO Says States are Making it Harder to Vote!

New state laws that make it harder for millions of voters to cast ballots are detailed in a Government Accountability Office report released today. The comprehensive study was requested by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Local senators are asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress to…

Democrats honoring Joe Pickreign

Harrietstown Democrats announce an event to Honor Long-Time Chairman Joe Pickreign.. The Town of Harrietstown Democratic Committee will honor recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event on Thursday, October 18th at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear.  Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also…

Universal Pre-K in Saranac Lake

The Saranac Lake Central School Board Holds their regular meeting on Wednesday Night.. and they go into executive session.. Ok that’s not overly controversial because they do have to do the work of hiring and firing and working privately with employees issues in private, but when they again open the meeting back up to the…

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Prior Immunity to the Flu – Critical to Preventing Secondary Infections

Saranac Lake, N.Y.—October 3, 2012 New research from the Trudeau Institute demonstrates that prior immunity—the result of a previous influenza infection or vaccination against the virus—plays a critical role in preventing secondary bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are a common occurrence that can lead to a number of serious complications, including death. The findings of Drs.…

Saranac Lake Trustee Presents Open Letter to Harrietstown Board

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott recently delivered a letter to the Harrietstown Town Board regarding the possiblity of Annexing Trudeau Institute to the Village of Saranac Lake…  We asked Paul to Join us for a conversation about the letter, and about the Local Development Corporation.. <<<< CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – K&J –…

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