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Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Helping Escaped Convicts

July 29, 2015

Remember Joyce Mitchell… She’s the woman who helped Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6th.. Mitchell entered a guilty plea in court Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to the two killers. Mitchell was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility.. […]


Free Wi-Fi Coming to Saranac Lake

July 29, 2015

The Village of Saranac Lake is moving forward with appropriations to facilitate the installation by the St Lawrence Internet Company (SLIC) of a fiber optic network to provide free wi-fi hot spots in and around the downtown area.. the free wifi will also serve various village parks, the library, the youth center and several village […]


Sanders; “Senate will Punish Americans if Planned Parenthood Funding is Stripped”

July 29, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today as Senate Republicans pushed for a vote on legislation to cut $500 million in annual funding for Planned Parenthood: “The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health. Stripping funding for Planned Parenthood would punish the 2.7 […]


Mayor Calnon Responds to ADA Email

July 29, 2015

Here’s an interesting issue for the City of Plattsburgh… Debra A. Buell calls herself an advocate researcher and writer who specializes Legal and Historic Trends, Patterns & Practices in Transportation and for the disabled.. In an email to the mayor yesterday, she’s complained that the City of Plattsburgh quote “Does not have one public building, […]


Village allows beach to become part of Proposed Lake Colby Tax Distrcit

July 28, 2015

Shore owners on Lake Colby include the village of Saranac Lake.. The Village owns the beach and a parcel next to the beach.. The Town has been petitioned by some of the shoreowners to create a special tax district for lake Colby which would add an additional tax for the purpose of preventing invasive species […]


Mayor Calnon Updates Lakeside Apartments

July 28, 2015

A few weeks ago we spoke with Mayor Calnon about the Lakeside Apartments and the fact that a new owner had taken over the property and was going to be working to re-develop that location into something more than what it is today… We caught up with the Mayor recently and spoke about the progress […]


Showcasing Plattsburgh’s Green Storm-Water Basin

July 28, 2015
Green Stormwater Project - SLIDE

The City of Plattsburgh is showcasing a newly completed green storm water bio-retention basin… The City’s Engineer is Kevin Farrington… He says the new storm water retention basin which they built next to the city’s gym is designed to be visible and to help create awareness about the importance of minimizing the impact of storm […]


ARTA shifts focus from advocacy to willing partner

July 27, 2015

Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, the nonprofit citizen group that has been pushing hard for the creation of a “rail trail” through the Adirondack Park, is ready to reinvent itself. “Until now, ARTA’s role has been that of a rail-trail advocate,” the group asserted in a letter to the state Department of Transportation and Department of […]


Saranac Lake Skate Park – A Grand Opening

July 27, 2015
Skate Park Grand Ribbon Cutting - SLIDE

The Village of Saranac Lake celebrated the Grand Opening of a new park in the middle town and as it’s designer Brad Sielecki likes to say.. It’s a park where skateboarders are encoraged to skate… There’s one word that several of the village’s trustees used to describe the new facility… Both Barb Rice and Clyde […]


Gillibrand Pushes Microbead Free Waters

July 26, 2015

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a new bipartisan bill in the Senate called the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 which would ban cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads Plastic microbeads are found in personal care products like facial scrubs, body washes, hand cleansers, and toothpaste. And These products are designed to be rinsed down the drain, […]


CVPH to add Family Medicine Residencies Downtown

July 25, 2015

in the North Country It’s thought that the region will need an additional 100 primary care providers by 2018.. That’s not too far from now and at CVPH.. With the help of the Foundation of CVPH and the Miner Institute.. The Hospital will be expanding their Family Medicine Center to include a family medicine residency… […]


DEC Powers up Boat Wash at 2nd Pond Boat Launch

July 24, 2015

If you remember.. Just a few months ago, a group from the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program visited with local municipalities introducing a pilot program from the Environmental Protection Fund to place Boat Wash Stations in central locations in and around the Adirondack Park.. And now here three months later, there are 12 new boat […]


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