Travel / Tourism

K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Proposals Sought for Old Stone Barracks

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The Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, Inc. (FOSB) has issued a call for proposals for the highest and best use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force property.  The Old Stone Barracks, located off Ohio Avenue, consists of 7.7 acres and the 14,800 square foot, two story stone barracks. FOSB asks the general public to bring…

First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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Cycle Adirondacks Plans fun “Test Ride” Tonight at 6pm

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is building an event called Cycle Adirondacks and inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through Saranac Lake this evening… The community bike ride will begin at 6pm at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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Rabideau Updates Lake Flower Project

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sidewalk contract on Lake Flower Avenue is coming to a conclusion this week..  There are a few punch list items, he says that are being performed and Luck Brothers should be wrapped up by tomorrow.. “Milling will commence Wednesday September 3rd, and in the following weeks the village…

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Plein Air in Saranac Lake

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The 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks takes over Saranac Lake and the Surrounding areas through the weekend.. Organizers say there are about 75 artists to attend from all over the northeast. Thursday Aug 21st,  All participating artists created and donated a 5×7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.…

K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Portable Public Restrooms at North Elba Townhouse

An unfortunate accident on Lake Flower Avenue last week has forced The North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake to be without water and sewer until a repair can be made to the sewer lateral which was actually damaged as a result of repairing the telephone pole in front of the townhouse that came down in…

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Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…

Ground Preparations Begin on Fairfield / Marriott Project

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The Ground work has been laid and activity is beginning on the construction site of the New Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Plattsburgh… Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett says the new facility will be good for the community.. and he says there were a few issues with the Fairfield Marriott plans.. but they were able to straighten…

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More Funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport

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Congressman Bill Owens announced $632,610 in grants awarded to the Adirondack Regional Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to expand the aircraft rescue and firefighting building and the snow removal equipment building. “Local airports like this one are critical for the economy, supporting the continued growth of  tourism and…

2nd Annual Quad Rugby Comes to NCCC Gym Today

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The CanAm Rugby Tournament is hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game…

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Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

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As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

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