Town of North Elba

Assessing the Value of Elected, vs Appointed Public Servants

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Should your Assessor be elected to the office? Or should a Town Assessor be a professional certified for the task of maintaining a fair and balanced tax role.. That’s the question the Town of North Elba is facing as they consider following the loss of Kim Daby who, as everyone knows, had been assessing property…

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Organizers Welcome 4th Locally Funded Empire State Winter Games

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Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.  This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay;…

North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Soccer’s “Dawn to Dark” gets another Resolution of Support

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There’s a new event in the works for Summer 2014 which could bridge the gap between The end of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows just after Independence Day, and  IRONMAN Lake Placid. Twigs McGlinn and Stuart Helmsley made the announcement on behalf of The Lake Placid Soccer Center during October’s Town of North Elba…

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AMC and Lake Placid Sports Medicine Join Olympic Medical Network

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Partnership underscores local commitment to serving elite athletes Adirondack Health and Lake Placid Sports Medicine have joined the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network, an affiliation of national and regional medical centers that provide care to elite U.S. athletes.  Through the network athletes receive orthopedic care, primary medical and dental care, neurosurgery and more.  Adirondack…

Vermontville’s Billy Demong Takes Ninth National Title in Lake Placid

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During the K&J Show at the Flaming Leaves Festival we spent some time with Hometown favorite Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) and he celebrated a weekend homecoming with his ninth national title at the U.S. Nordic Combined Championships in Lake Placid. Third after the morning jump, Demong posted the third fastest 10k cross country roller ski…

North Elba Expects to Exceed 1.66% Tax Cap

The Town of North Elba may be headed for a budget showdown with Governor Cuomo’s Tax Cap initiative… At their meeting in November the board plans to get ahead of the curve and prepare for an eventuality that may require the budget to exceed the state’s requirement.. North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says it’s going to be very difficult for the Town of North Elba to meet the tax cap of 1.66% for 2014….

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Finally Someone Who Understands the Importance of Parking

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The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce could conceptually have a new parking lot if all goes well for The Lake Flower Hotel Project… The planning for the new 6 story hotel across from NBT Bank on Lake Flower Avenue takes one more step towards becoming a reality following the conceptual approval for 24 parking spaces…

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Lake Placid’s Relay for Life Nets over $40,000

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The American Cancer Society wrapped up their fundraising season with the Relay for Life in Lake Placid on Saturday. The rain held off until late in the event and the event netted more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. Joan Sterling is the Relay For Life Program Director for this region and she’s moving…

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Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….

K&J – Connecting Youth and Communities During Kiwanis Radio Week

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The Lake Placid, Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition is once again a primary supporter of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and President Mary Deitrich says that’s because the CYC and Kiwanis both have similar goals for children in the community. A Few Excerpts from www.ConnectingYouth.com; The Lake Placid-Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition…

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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K&J – Kiwanis Radio Week / The Teddy Bear Picnic

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Kiwanis Radio Week continues and here in the K&J show we’re taking the opportunity to speak about an organization whose mission is to support children and the youth in their community, the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club… [EasyGallery id='kiwanisteddybearpicnic'] Click on the picture above for a Gallery of Teddy Bear Picnic Pictures K&J – 091713 –…

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Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic – Sunday 11am at Hillcrest Park

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The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid is gearing up for Radio Week on ROCK105 and WNBZ and every year it kicks off with the Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic at Hillcrest Park in Lake Placid…

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K&J – Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

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The 1980 Winter Olympics were a watershed moment for the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba. A new arena,ski jump, bobsled run, and speed skating oval were built, while the skiing facilities at Whiteface Mountain and Van Hoevenberg were expanded. A wave of new residentsflooded the community and visitorsflocked to see where the  “Miracle…

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Grimditch Lake Placid Boathouse Arguments are Sinking Fast

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The Town of North Elba will apparently get their way and while it’s not going to happen tomorrow, the Grimditch family is much closer to a summary judgement ordering them to tear down the two boathouses which they continued to build even after 3 separate stop work orders.. A 21 page Decision written by Judge…

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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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Babes in Blooms – Coming to Lake Placid

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A new 2014 Calendar called Babes in Blooms is making it’s debut at an exclusive event this weekend.. The Lake Placid Garden Club has produced a new 2014 calendar called “Babes in Blooms” Linda Freidlander is the chairwoman of the Garden Club she tells us they’re holding a special party to introduce the new calendar on…

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County Wide Crackdown on Drugs Nets Over 40 Arrests

The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office now says they’ve arrested over 40 suspects in a massive drug raid… State Police in Ray Brook say seventeen people were arrested in early morning raids by multiple local police agencies including Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and other federal agencies as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Franklin ……