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K&J – Winter Carnival’s Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke

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We spoke with the King and the Queen at the Grand Marshall’s reception on Tuesday evening…   The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke was also at the Red Fox for the reception followed by the Royalty Dinner. Both are a tradition of Winter Carnival where all of the Winter Carnival Royalty and…

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Public Hearing Set for Lake Flower Lodge

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a second public hearing to discuss adjustments to the Zoning Laws which would allow the Lake Flower Lodge Project to move forward…  The developers, given the go ahead by the village would begin working with the Planning Board and other permitting agencies in hopes of receiving a final…

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Town of Plattsburgh Hears Presentation on Medical Marijuana for the North Country

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There are most likely going to be more than 100 applicants vying for just 5 certifications to grow medical marijuana in the state of New York… That’s according to a presentation from one group that hopes to become the North Country’s Seed to Sale Operator.. Douglas Butdorf is President of North Country Roots, he has…

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DPW Clears Roads / Lots for Winter Carnival

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We have word from Saranac Lake that the DPW will be cleaning the Municipal Parking Lot on Dorsey Street this week early on Thursday morning.  DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says the work will be done between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM and that all cars need to be moved otherwise they’ll be…

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Community Development Grant Could Net Funds for Home Repair

A Grant application is now in the hands of the State and if Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has it’s way, Homeowners in the City will become the beneficiaries of funding to pay for home repairs including leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. Community Development Director Bruce Lawson joined…

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Schuyler Falls Fire – Not Suspicious

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On February 7th at 2:46pm the Plattsbugh Fire department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 34 Laura Dee Drive in the Town of Schuyler Falls. Firefighters arrived to find a two story home at that address well involved. No one was home at the time of the fire. The home is…

K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Coronation

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Today we’re going to look back at an event that kicks off the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival every year.. It’s the Coronation of Winter Carnival Court sponsored by the Women’s Civic Chamber..  Coronation is the event every year where we find out the names of the Winter Carnival King and Queen… but before we get…

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The Ladies Fry Pan Toss

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If there’s one event that has made headlines ever since it became a part of the first weekend of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. It’s the Ladies Fry Pan Toss.. and over the years, there have been several different styles of throw and many different winners in each of the classes.. This year is no…

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The Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides opportunities for organizations in the community to add their own touches to the larger whole and on Saturday one of those organizations is the Petrova Parents Club.. The Petrova Winter Carnival is held on the first Saturday of Winter Carnival.. with a book sale, and fun activities in the Cafeteria…

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Winter Carnival Coronation Exceeds Expectations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now underway and so far the theme of the Groovy 60s hasn’t disappointed. Coronation began with a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Olivia Hunt and the invocation by the reverend Joann White. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau proclaimed that Winter Carnival should begin and Sara the…

K&J – Plattsburgh Council Votes to Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to the City

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Plattsburgh is one of the first municipalities in the State of New York to actively invite Growers of Medical Marijuana to their community… In their initial approval of growers, New York State is planning to limit the number of certifications.. The City Council on Thursday evening voted unanimously for a resolution put forward by Councilor…

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From Winter Carnival Coronation Friday Night to Snowballs on Sunday..

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The Coronation of Carnival Royalty Marks the official start of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Doors will open at 6:45 and the coronation itself begins at 7:30pm..  We’ll be there keeping an eye on the proceedings and will be sure to tweet the announcement of this year’s King and Queen..  You can find us on…

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Empire State Winter Games – Underway

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The 35th Empire State Winter Games is now underway in Lake Placid..  It begins every year with the torch run to the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Center and the lighting of the Games cauldron. And this year’s Keynote speaker Karen Courtland-Kelly, a 1994 Olympian in figure skating, addressed the athletes with a theme of…

ESWG Torch Run Moves into Lake Placid / Opening Ceremonies

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Three days of torch running, starting Tuesday this week are serving as an appropriate opening for the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). The event is set for Feb. 5-8 at venues in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.  The torch run has been sponsored for the past five years by Stewart’s Shops. Runners and…

Stefanik Named Vice-Chairman of Key Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

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The House Armed Services Committee announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness. “I am grateful to Chairman Thornberry and my colleagues on the Committee for the opportunity to serve in this important position,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Readiness…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Queen and King Candidates

Students at the Lake Placid High School will be choosing a King and Queen from one of the following candidates as the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival fast approaches.. Elena Bushy is the daughter of Lora and Gary Bushy of Wilmington.  Her family includes Fluffy, J.J., AJ, Lieutenant, Button, and Dill, as well as…

Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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The 2015 Essex County High School Festival Concert

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Every once and a while we take the opportunity to look at how music and art influence our lives.. And for more than 250 high school students Tuesday, an opportunity to share with their peers and experience an opportunity to perform with more than just their classmates…  The Essex County All State Concert is hosted…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau spoke with us on Tuesday afternoon at the Village Offices in the Harrietstown Town Hall and with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival just around the corner, Mayor Rabideau and I began by previewing the Mayor’s Snowball Toss event, which is scheduled to begin at 1pm, Sunday February 8th. Registration for…

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Carl Heastie Replaces Sheldon Silver as Majority Leader

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Carl Heastie has replaced ousted speaker Sheldon Silver as the new Majority Leader in New York’s Assembly. He was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2000 and represents the 83rd District, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Heastie is a Democrat. Heastie is also the county leader…

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