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DEC Asks Hunters for Help Locating Colin Gillis

New York State Police and DEC Forest Rangers are asking hunters and others bushwhacking in the woods in the town of Piercefield and the town of Tupper Lake to look for and report signs of Colin Gillis.   Colin Gillis was last seen on March 10th  walking on State Route 3 between the communities ofTupperLake…

K&J – Interview with Karen Bisso – 115th District Assembly Candidate

Karen has lived in Plattsburgh for 30 years.  Prior to her 26-year teaching career, she worked for a Fortune 500 company in sales and marketing. Over the last 10 years, she has become a successful small businesswoman in the field of real estate. She has also been involved in numerous civic organizations. Her background in both the public and private…

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safeTALK about Suicide – Experts visit Lake Placid

The Adirondack Room at the Olympic Training Center here inLake Placidis the site of a special training called Safe Talk.. It’s Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.. Lisa Riley is the Board’s President… Riley says their goal is to train teachers, parents, students.. and in fact this program is for anybody over the…

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New Jay Mountain Hiking Trail Ready for Use in the Adirondacks

DEC COMPLETES TRAIL TO RIDGE OF JAY MOUNTAIN Trail Provides Easier and Safer Access to the Mountain*s Summit The newly constructed 2.5-mile trail to the summit of Jay Mountain is complete and available for public use, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. The trail bypasses the steep…

Driving the Saranac Lake Village Beach to Lake Flower hits first Road Block

The concept of moving the Saranac Lake Village Beach to Lake Flower began in June with a facebook site called “Lake Flower Beach Return” and in less than 19 hours, brought in over 3,000 members… and a core group of supporters are meeting regularly. That group includes  Phil Griffin who runs the website Bunk’s Place…

Mountain Biking and Glades in Saranac Lake

There’s a new Mountain Biking Initiative in Lake Placid and Wilmington, The organization is called BETA – and according to Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott, they’re doing a lot of work on the concept of building mountain biking trails in Saranac Lake..  The group has a meeting scheduled with the DEC shortly to…

Funds for Rare Songbird Going South

A New Approach to Protecting a Rare Songbird An alliance of North American scientists and conservationists is taking the unusual step of funding a team of Dominican biologists to work in the migratory songbird’s Caribbean wintering habitat. The Bicknell’s Thrush Habitat Protection Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust has awarded a $5,000 grant to Grupo…

Bevilacqua looks to re-schedule Supervisor debate

The Bevilacqua Campaign for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown welcomes the opportunity to continue the campaign on a more open level.. That from Harrietstown Councilman Bob Bevilacqua following an announcement by the Catillaz campaign that Tom has “Rejoined the Campaign.”  An October 9th email from Catillaz supporters announced the suspension of the candidate’s campaign ,…

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K&J – Interviews Tupper Lake Village Board Candidate Ron Lascala

At 37 years old, Ron LaScala says it’s time for some younger blood on the Tupper Lake Village Board. LaScala lives in Tupper Lake with his wife Amanda and says he is concerned for the kids in the region..  We spoke with him Sunday Morning – The interview airs live on WNBZ at 6:35am and…

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AMC Welcomes new CFO

Adirondack Health is proud to welcome a seasoned professional to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer. Greg Moore began work as a member of Adirondack Health’s executive leadership team recently, and has settled into the community with his wife and two children.  His most recent position was as interim Chief Executive Officer at Pioneers…

National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26, 2012

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is recognizing National School Bus Safety Week by calling attention to the benefits and overall safety of the school buses and school transportation systems that transport over 2.3 million New York children every day, and some 25 million nationwide. The yellow school bus is an icon in our…

Adirondack Health Symposium highlights the power of optimism

Who couldn’t use a big dose of optimism?  Adirondack Health Foundation Announces the power of Optimism at the 2012 Health Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 1 , The Power of Optimism: How Joy and Optimism Ignite the Best in All of Us, and hear how to access your energy, creativity and playfulness to achieve your full…

Trudeau Institute Welcomes New Board Members

The board of trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of two new members, Daniel P. Leff and Robert A. Curtis. Dan Leff serves as Chief Executive Officer at Hara, an enterprise software company providing energy and sustainability solutions to a global clientele; he also serves on the firm’s board of directors. Mr. Leff has…

Medication linked to rare form of meningitis not used at AMC

In response to the Meningitis oubreak; Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, announces that it does not use and has never distributed the injectable steroid currently linked to the meningitis outbreak elsewhere being reported in the national and local media. The injections are primarily used to treat lower back pain.  The cases in question…

Catillaz to Decide on “Going Ahead” with Campaign or Stopping Completely

An Announcement is forthcoming as to the status of Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz and his candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown..  An October 9th email announced the suspension of the Candidate’s campaign, sighting a serious family medical situation out of state and cancelled the Debate which had originally been scheduled for…

A New Resource for French / Spanish Teachers

Grants for Foreign Language Teachers French and Spanish teachers in the Adirondacks have a new resource to call upon.  The Cadahemark Foundation, which has been supporting foreign language instruction in the Adirondacks for more than a decade, has established the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the region’s community foundation.…

Jobs Jobs Jobs – New York September Jobs Report

NYS Adds 2,900 Private Sector Jobs in September – Job Count Reaches an All-time High   The State Department of Labor reports the addition of 2,900 private sector jobs in September. That brings the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000. According to the September report, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs…

A Tribute to Joe Pickreign

The Town of  Harrietstown Democratic Committee honors recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event  at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear. STORY – Joe Pickreign Tribute 101912 Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also Chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 33 years. …

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Finally – The Presidential Candidates Talk about Women’s Issues

Champions of Paid Care Leave: More Baby Talk Needed in Prez Debates New York, NY – Abortion, contraception and equal pay for women have come up so far in the debates between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. Not yet discussed is why America lags behind many other nations in providing paid leave for parents…