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Summer Brings the Third Thursday Art Walks Back to Saranac Lake

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Thursday, June 19th, kicks off the 16th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue,…

CVPH Radiologic Students Graduate June 26th

The CVPH School of Radiologic Technology will conduct its 2014 Commencement Exercises Thursday, June 26 in the Medical Center’s auditoriums. Nine students have completed the program and will receive diplomas. Graduating are Barry J. Barrows, Keeseville; James T. Frazier, Medfield, MA; Rachael M. Long, Plattsburgh; Suzanne Elizabeth Morrow, Keeseville; Katelyn H. Reid, Plattsburgh; Rebecca E.…

Working on “Quality of Life”

The Plattsburgh City Council’s Quality of Life Committee invites City residents to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, June 25th at 5:30 PM in the second floor meeting room of City Hall. On the agenda for discussion will be continued beautification efforts in the City, including invitations to adopt a spot, identification of areas for…

July Concerts on the Bluff

Get ready for this year’s “Concerts on the Bluff” music series – back for its 40th year, and featuring some of the area’s favorite bands and musicians. The 40th annual concert series kicks-off July 9th with incaHOOTS, featuring John Geno, Peter Grosskopf, Neil Wright, John Seiden, and David Long. On Wednesday, July 30th, Towne Meeting…

“Grace Under Pressure”

More than 100 local government and school district leaders met at Hudson Valley Community College today for a summit titled Grace Under Pressure: Innovation in a Time of Forced Efficiencies. The event is part of a series of Municipal Innovation Summits hosted throughout New York by the state’s largest municipal associations: the New York State…

Duprey, Stec Supporting Meningitis Vaccination Legislation

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) was joined today by her fellow Assembly members and Debbie Jerdo of Saranac Lake. Debbie and her husband Don’s daughter, Lindsey, died of meningitis in 2001 and their son, Joshua, committed suicide three years later because he could not get over the loss of his sister. The Jerdos are very…

New Hours for Lake Placid ER

The Lake Placid Emergency Department officially makes the transition to a 15-hour model on Monday. The New York State Department of Health initially approved Adirondack Health’s request for the innovative and first-of-its-kind emergency room in early May.  New hours for the emergency department in Lake Placid will be 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., 7 days…

Broadway Reconstruction Update –

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Wednesday June 18th – It’s almost over! One more day of installation before the undercoating pavement is laid down on Thursday and Broadway will re-open once the asphalt has cooled to a safe level.. Tuesday June 17th Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 am until 6:00 PM on Wednesday June 18th.  Contractor…

New Names for LP Trolleys

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If you’re having trouble naming your trolleys, The Lake Placid Village Board suggests turning to the Kindergarten Students at Lake Placid Elementary School..  Trustee Jason Leon Explains “The Kinergarten Class at Lake Placid Elementary has previously named the trolleys and they’ve named three this year…”   The Red and Green Trolley will be named “Sprinkles.”…

Health Insurance Tops Lake Placid’s Budget

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The Village of Lake Placid is looking towards approval of their proposed 2014 – 2015 budget as their fiscal year comes to a close at the end of June..  During their last meeting, Mayor Craig Randall introduced a budget of $5,811,156 which represents an increase of $102,433 over the current year’s budget..  The Proposed Property…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee would like to remind the community that the RSVP date for its upcoming fundraiser, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala, is approaching on June 24.  The Gala will be held at Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main Street on Friday, July 11 at 6:30-10:00p.m.  Gala attendees will adorn elegant…

Calnon Says Planning the Budget is a Year Round Project

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The City of Plattsburgh’s $22 Million Dollar Budget takes more work to whittle down every year than you might think.. and this year, getting under the tax cap may prove to be more of a challenge than in years past..”We always want to be below the tax cap, obviously our goal would be to reduce…

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K&J – Preparing for the Lake Placid Horse Show

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The Lake Placid Horse Show kicks off June 24th and work is being completed on the new footings being installed in all of the major rings at the North Elba Show Grounds. Today in the K&J Show we’re speaking with Lori Martin who is the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. The…

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Republican Candidates Debate in Watertown

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Two candidates are vying for the nod from republicans in the primary on June 24th and they faced off in Watertown Thursday night in a debate that was broadcast on Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh and on public stations across the northern rim..  Stefanik was on message, making sure that everyone knows she grew up…

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Senate Expands NY Massage Therapy Instruction Policies

The State Senate on Thursday approves legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little to permit licensed massage therapists from other states and countries to provide hands-on clinical instruction at continuing education programs in New York. Senator Little says “This change in law would broaden the field of instructors, benefiting licensed therapists participating in the continuing education…

K&J – Exploring the Shipman Youth Center

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In 2012, the Executive Director of the Shipman Youth Center spent some time with us inside the K&J show talking about the youth center and the activities that take place in the Community over the summer, including the I Love Bar B Que Festival, the Horse Show and others. We’re talking about volunteerism, the Summer…

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Adirondack Health Welcomes New COO – Patti Hammond

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Adirondack Health has a new Chief Operating Officer… Patti Hammond has nearly 25 years of progressive leadership experience at hospitals and health systems throughout Albany and the Capital District of New York State. “The decision to join Adirondack Health was an easy one based on a solid reputation of exceptional patient care delivered by an…

DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

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The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport. Congressman Owens says…

Veterans Bill Passes Senate

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The Senate has voted nearly unanimously for a bill to expand hospitals and clinics run by the Department of Veterans Affairs and to hire more doctors and nurses to provide timely, quality care for veterans. The Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee… Senator Sanders and Senator John McCain of Arizona put together the bipartisan bill…

Harrietstown Continues to Explore Possible Fire District

The Town of Harrietstown holds a follow up meeting Wednesday on the question of developing a fire district for the region..  Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough characterized the meeting as a “Very open and candid discussion of the pros and cons of a fire district..” Their goals moving forward, Keough says include completion of a budget…