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Farmers Gather in Albany to set Bureau’s Agenda and Policy

Farmers from across this great state will gather for New York Farm Bureau’s State Annual Meeting which begins tomorrow in Albany. The State’s Annual Meeting will set New York Farm Bureau policy and it’s agenda for the coming year, which many agree comes with many uncertainties. Perhaps the most pressing issue involves the ongoing struggle inWashingtonto…

Holiday Sales Watch Reports “Upswing” in Shopping

Shoppers sprinted from the Thanksgiving dinner table to snatch up early bargains and continued buying throughout the weekend to deliver a solid start to the holiday season for New York state’s retailers. Seventy-four percent of merchants surveyed by the Retail Council of New York State early this week said their sales for Black Friday weekend…

Village Welcomes Active Motiff

Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location. This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is…

Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

K&J – Interviews Chad McCarthy – Special Ed. in Saranac Lake’s Schools

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of IDEA and describes how the state will improve such implementation. The SPP, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets…

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8th Annual Christmas in the Forks Tree Lighting is Saturday

The 8th The 8th Annual Christmas in the Forks, an old fashioned Town Yuletide Christmas will include the highlight of the day, the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the Town of Black Brook Town Clock. Many hands help to make Christmas in the Forks glorious each year. This year, we want…

Saranac Lake Chamber Hires Katy Van Anden as Executive Director

The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Hires Katy Van Anden as their new Executive Director.  Katy is a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and grew up learning the ins and outs of small business managing her parent’s local delicatessen and catering business The Lakeview Deli.   She pursued her college career at the Massachusetts College…

Mayor Rabideau Pays Tribute to Saranac Lake High School Athletes

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau pays tribute to Elena Beideck for her participation in the New York State Athletic Association Class C Championships four years in a row. Biedeck is only one of three girls in Section Seven who has competed in the State Meet over the last four years. She’s is also a four…

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Skate-Park Committee Says “Poop or Get Off the Pot”

After considering the tennis court at Ampersand Park in Saranac Lake at a recent village board meeting and being met with a roomful of opposition, The Village Board asked the Skate Park Committee to consider other locations and according to Rich Shapiro, it’s time for the board to make up their minds.. Shapiro, in his…

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Saranac Lake’s New Water Plant Revving up to Full Speed

Saranac Lake’s new water infrastructure is fully operational and Operations Manager Kevin Pratt tells us the system had a minor issue with couplings leaking in the system but now everything is sealed properly and holding pressure which means Saranac Lake will be making use of these new wells. AUDIO – WATER INFRASTRUCTURE 112612 Last time…

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VT VA Getting New CBOC

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces the selection of a contractor to build a new $2.6 million community-based outpatient clinic for veterans in Burlington which will serve about 4,000 veterans. The Senator is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and at a recent interview, he said the need for health care service has…

Remember to Read the Fine Print on Gift Cards

DiNapoli Cautions New Yorkers To Read Fine Print When Purchasing Holiday Gift Cards State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli urged New Yorkers to pay special attention to fees and expiration dates when purchasing gift cards as holiday gifts. “If you plan on giving gift cards this holiday season, my advice is pay attention,” DiNapoli said. “Some…

Saranac Lake’s Mayor to Salute Sports Teams

Village to Salute Red Storm Football Team Mayor Clyde Rabideau will issue a mayoral proclamation saluting the Saranac Lake Central School Red Storm Football Team at its regular Monday night meeting in the Village Hall, which starts at 5:30 PM, for winning its third straight Class C title in Section 7. Rabideau said, “Our local…

K&J – Reviewing the Pros and Cons of Re-Opening the DOT’s Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

Today’s K&J Show explores the differing opinions relating to whether or not the Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan should be re-opened. The Tupper Lake Village Board hears from Kris Kenniston at a recent meeting. Kris is in favor of removing the rails and replacing them with a recreational trail.  He’s at the meeting with Hope Frenette…

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Rabideau says Tourism Funding Should Be Divided Equally

Saranac Lake Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau issued a statement concerning the potential distribution of Franklin County tourism money and bed tax proceeds.  The Mayors comments  follow reaction from Village of Tupper Lake Trustee Rick Donah.. and Tupper Lake’s Mayor and Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun.. Donah says while the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is a…

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Tupper Lake Trustee Speaks Out on Regional Tourism Marketing in the Tri-Lakes

The Village of Tupper Lake should be part of a regional marketing and tourism initiative. That’s the word from Village Trustee Rick Donah. He’s responding to Jessica Collier’s Article yesterday in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise describing a visit from Saranac Lake’s Chamber of Commerce President Craig Stevens, Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott, and…

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Sheriff Mulverhill Sponsors Fanklin County Hurricane Sandy Relief

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is holding a donation drive to collect needed items for the victims Hurricane Sandy in New York City, and Long Island. This drive, sponsored by the New York State Sheriff’s Association, is part of a statewide effort in cooperation with the Salvation Army. Sheriffs’ offices around the state are collecting…

A Lesson in “Paying it Forward” From Superstorm Sandy

A bus full of members of the United Federation of Teachers drove from New York City last year to help residents of the Schoharie School District clean up after a catastrophic tropical storm. This year, a bus is headed in the other direction, part of relief efforts organized by upstate New York teachers. At least…