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Dewey Mountain Opens New Lodge

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After more than ten years of work by the community to build a new lodge for Dewey Mountain, A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday to thank their supporters and to recognize so many of the people who’ve been influential in the lodge becoming a reality. The facility itself is designed with the public…

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Statewide Parent Group Opposes Governor’s Education Agenda

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NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of 50 groups statewide, recently sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, responding to the questions posed in a letter from his office addressed to Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch on December 18 and shared widely by the media. In their statement, NYSAPE says it’s evident that the Governor…

NY Comptroller Finds Slow Property Tax Growth for Local Governments

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Municipalities and school districts face growing challenges to keep pace with increasing costs, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s 2014 Annual Report on Local Governments. The report found that property tax levy growth has slowed over the past several years, from a peak increase of 7.7 percent in 2003 to a 2 percent…

Dewey Mountain to Host Community Open House at New Lodge

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The Town of Harrietstown, the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, and Dewey Mountain Friends are hosting a community open house to celebrate the completion of a new base lodge at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center.The open house will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Representatives of Dewey Mountain Friends will be on-hand to…

Dr Leah Werner Joins CVPH Partnership

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Leah Werner, MD has joined the Medical Staff of the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.  In addition to her medical practice at the Family Medicine Center (formerly the CVPH Health Center) she will play an integral role in developing the new Family Practice Residency Program slated to begin in 2015…

Minority Leader Kolb Says “Get Education on the Right Track”

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In a message to New Yorkers, The Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says ensuring children have access to a high-quality education is among the most important duties we have as elected officials. “This legislative session, I am renewing the call to take a long, hard look at improving New York State’s education system and finally…

DEC Shares Draft Plan to Modify Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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The DEC has released a draft plan to modify the Imperial Dam on the Saranac River. The plan is now available for public review. it’s goal is to protect human health, private property and public infrastructure while improving natural habitat for aquatic and wetlands species. “DEC is seeking to inform the public and gather input on…

Winter Carnival – Grand Marshal’s Reception Scheduled

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, February 10 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is a free event to…

Meyers Taylor and Garrett continue winning season with victory in Altenberg

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ALTENBERG, Germany (January 9, 2015)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) andCherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) remain unbeaten this season after winning today’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Altenberg, and the duo obliterated the six-year start record by a monstrous 0.16 seconds en route to their victory in the Under Armour wrapped BMW-made sled. Altenberg is considered one of the most…

Plattsburgh Approves Waterfront Project – NavTours USA to Manage Marina

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking steps this week to assure that phase one of the City’s proposed Marina on Lake Champlain will become a reality come spring..   Two different items were on Thursday night’s agenda for the City Council to deliberate..  the first… A resolution authorizing the establishment of a capital project fund for the…

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A New Admissions Program at Clinton Community College

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Clinton Community College is hoping to build admissions through a new program they’re calling “Instant Admit Week” which begins Monday January 12th, and runs through Friday the 16th… Gina Brightwell is the Associate Director of College relations. She says their goal is to assist and expedite students through the college admission process.” Brightwell says during…

Give Blood – Get a Haircut

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Give blood at the North Country Regional Blood Donor Center or at any of its scheduled blood drives and get a haircut at Supercuts for just $5. This offer from the salon located in Consumer Square, Plattsburgh is available to blood donors who present their North Country Regional Blood Donor Center post donation information card…

Wind and Busing – the Key to School Delays on Cold Mornings

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A quick look at the weather map and Saranac Lake is once again the coldest spot in the continental United States overnight.. A few spots north of Montreal are colder… Plattsburgh and the rest of the North Country aren’t far behind with cold temperatures down below most of the country including the Midwest where temps…

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“Death of a Salesman” Returns to Pendragon

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Pendragon’s fall classic returns home for two special encore performances January 17 and 18. These are the last 2 chances to catch DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Bonnie Brewer is Directing the show “The shows this fall sold out…” She said, “A salesman is got to dream boy, it comes with the territory. -from Death of…

Stefanik Votes for Hire More Heroes Act

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Saying Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Our Nation’s Veterans;    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act — and released the following statement: “Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put their lives on…

Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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No State of the State today for Governor Cuomo

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Today would have been a big day for Governor Andrew Cuomo but with the death of his father and former Governor Mario Cuomo and with Calling hours on Monday and the funeral yesterday at St Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan, the Governor’s State of the State will now be heard two weeks from today on…

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Stefanik Becomes Youngest Woman Ever to Serve in Congress

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When the new Congress is sworn in Tuesday, it will include the most diverse group in history, with a record number of minorities and women. Elise Stefanik, a Republican, in the 21st NY Congressional District becomes the youngest woman ever to serve.”It’s very exciting. It’s a humbling feeling. And I’m just excited to add an additional…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper

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Councilwoman Becky Kasper represents WARD V in the City of Plattsburgh. She took the oath of office along with the rest of the City Council, all of whom are now just a few days past their one year anniversary. All of the City Councilors, with the exception of Mike Kelly had never experienced doing the…

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A Story of Friendship from Mercy Care Adirondacks

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Jane Eagan and Bernie Clarke are friends.  They became friends when Jane requested assistance from Mercy Care for the Adirondacks to help her age in place more successfully.  Jane needed some help.  As she aged, she became visually impaired.  Bernie is a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and began assisting Jane about five years ago, and…