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Tupper Lake Trustees Say “Open UMP”

April will bring some closure to the question of whether or not the Iron Rails should remain on the corridor between TupperLake and the Surrounding Communities.. That’s because 8 Clarkson University Students have taken on this question and will bring their answers to a special meeting of the Village Board in SaranacLake. The Village of…

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Medical Floor nurse named recipient of Handler Award

A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2012 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Lisa Frechette, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “Lisa is one of our most enthusiastic, energetic and positive nurses on the Medical…

Mt Pisgah Opens Thursday

More than a foot and a half of new snow has fallen at the Olympic Mountain and it’s Ski Day 38 for  Whiteface now with lots of new powder on a packed powder base. Santa’s Workshop brings Characters to Kid’s Campus – in two sessions every day now through the 30th, the first from 9am…

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Unemployment in Essex County one of the Highest in State

Essex County has the 4th highest unemployment rate in the State. That’s according to November unemployment reports released today by the State Department of Labor Statistics. According to the report, the state’s private sector job count increased by 88,000 from November 2011 to November 2012. Tomkins County has the lowest unemployment in New York at…

Volunteers Needed – Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road Trail

SARANAC LAKE, NY—Dec 27—Saranac Lake’s mayor and trustees are organizing volunteers to clear the Hoyt-Rabideau recreational trail from Mt. Pisgah to Old Lake Colby Road for this Sunday, December 30th, at noon, with volunteers meeting on Cedar Ridge Drive. Village board members and volunteers will install permanent trail markers along the 7 tenths of a…

Christmas Tree Sales Trending Towards Record Territory

A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says   “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits” The Second weekend…

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Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake Announces King Scholarship Contest

The Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council announces scholarships for Saranac Lake High School and Middle School students to honor and raise awareness about the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Group’s organizers a looking to highlight King’s contributions to peace, justice, and human rights which they say continue to speak to our…

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…