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Summit Lacrosse Crowns Masters Champions

August 9, 2015
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he Men’s Past, Ultra Grand and Super Grand Masters division champions were crowned Friday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Mountains.

In the first year of the championship-format Past Masters Division, a bracket for men 60 years of age and older, Cloud Splitter downed the Ultra Legends 12-2 to win the title. Lee Murphy put up four goals in the win.

“We’ve been together as a group for a while,” said Murphy, (… Click above for more )


Red Cross Asks for More Blood Donations

August 7, 2015
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The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Residents in the Saranac Lake community are being asked to help boost the summer blood […]


Sylvia Manor Named CCC Distinguished Alumni

August 7, 2015
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Each year the Clinton Community College Alumni Association accepts nominations for the award of Distinguished Alumni.  The CCC Alumni Association defines such an individual as alum who has made a meaningful contribution to their community, has achieved a high level of professional success and is distinguished in their profession, and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment […]


Schumer says No, Gillibrand Supports Nuclear Deal with Iran

August 7, 2015
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her decision to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran. Senator Gillibrand discussed her support in a post published on Medium, writing that while imperfect, “if we reject this deal, we do not have a viable alternative for preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” which has been and remains the United States’ primary goal. (… Click above to read more )


New City Policy Discourages use of GMOs and Toxic Pesticides

August 7, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh has approved a new policy encouraging city departments and city residents to limit their use of toxic pesticides… And through their resolution the council is also working to make everyone more aware of GMOs.. 0800715 – Mike KellyCouncilman Mike Kelly sponsored the resolution and with their vote Thursday evening, It’s now the Policy of the City of Plattsburgh to encourage city departments and city residents to refrain from the use of GMO seeds and to retain from the use of pesticides in the practice of lawn care maintenance and beautification. For a closer look at GMOs we sat down with Plattsbrugh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington… In addition to his duties as the City’s Engineer, Farrington is also a beekeeper.. We asked him to talk specifically about GMOs and their impact on the environment as well as on bees (… Click above for more / listen to the conversation )


Grand Masters Take the Lacrosse Fields Thursday

August 7, 2015
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Mayor Calnon Responds to ADA Complaints

August 7, 2015
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The media lately has been picking up on multiple complaints by Debra Buel about the state of handicapped Accessibility in the City of Plattsburgh.. There are no doubt times when the squeaky wheel gets the grease.. but in her case it’s become more of an obsession for Buel.. She spent about an hour at the City Marina yesterday trying to find any mistake she could find when it came to providing access for the handicapped…. The irony is that of all the buildings owned by the City of Plattsburgh.. The City’s Marina is likely a good example of the administration’s focus on ADA compliance… If you take the rules literally for example.. almost all of the steps the city took to provide access would not be necessary but they found the money and worked with their architect to go out of their way to widen all of the doorways, and ramp up to ALL of the entrances, to provide easy open door knobs for all of the doors, to widen all of the bathrooms and the list goes on… If one were to guage the administration’s interest in being friendly to the handicapped, this would seem to be a shining example.. Although Buel would disagree (… Click above to hear comments from Mayor Calnon )


Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Seeking Volunteers

August 6, 2015
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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is seeking volunteers for numerous events and activities throughout the Commemoration Weekend, which is September 10-13.

PARADE – SLIDE“Volunteers are crucial to the overall success of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.” said the City of Plattsburgh Promotion & Events Coordinator, Sandra Geddes. “This event brings more than 10,000 people to the downtown City streets; our volunteers make it possible to provide the best quality events & entertainment to our guests.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with evening concerts, the popular Israel Green Tavern, the Information Booth, (… Click above for more )


Scholastic Champs Crowned Wednesday at Summit Lacrosse Classic

August 6, 2015
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Champions were crowned in the Scholastic Divisions at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, a once-fledgling tournament that has become a bustling celebration of the sport and a regular summer getaway for many of the best players at all levels of the sport as well their families. The Boys 2016-2017 Gold Division championship […]


City Council to Consider Discouraging GMO & Toxic Pesticide Use in Plattsburgh..

August 6, 2015

The City of Plattsburgh is headed towards a approving a new policy this evening that would encourage city departments and city residents to get down to earth when it comes to GMOs…   They’ll be considering a resolution recommending that residents refrain from the use of GMO seeds and also calling for refrain from the use […]


SUNY PLattsburgh Named Among “America’s Best Small Town Colleges”

August 6, 2015

According to the website Best Colleges dot com… SUNY Plattsburgh ranks among America’s best small town colleges.. Part of it’s mystique… The website cites the college’s surroundings, affordability, recreational facilities and more.

Bryan Hartman is the VP for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh.. He tells us in an email that they have a unique location.. and being in the Champlain Valley provides students, faculty and staff access to exciting world-class opportunities… And he continues by saying It’s the varied experiences at our finger tips, within an hour’s drive, that can satisfy anyone’s sense of adventure. Hartman added that the variety in and around campus, from urban Montreal and downtown Plattsburgh to the Adirondack wilderness and Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, attract students with a wide range of interests. (… Click above for more )


School is Just around the Corner

August 6, 2015

There’s One thing that August brings which kids may not want to think about but the end of summer is inevitable and we have our first announcement of locker day.. and it’s just 21 days from now in Lake Placid… The Lake Placid Middle/High School hosts their Locker Day on August 27th…  It’s not that […]


Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims Planned

August 5, 2015

The business community in Lake Placid invites all to participate in a fundraising event, “Beyond the Blaze: A Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Alpine Mall and Lake Placid Center for the Arts Main Street Gallery. The Alpine Mall and LPCA Main Street Ticket Office will host appetizer, beer, […]


Weibrecht’s Bring Joy to LPCA

August 5, 2015
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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) thanked the community on Wednesday for supporting the 2015 “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Summer Gala.  Proceeds from the evening ensure the organization will be able to meet its mission of presenting and fostering arts programs that inspire, enrich, educate, and entertain people of all […]


Summit Lacrosse – An Interview with Organizer George Leveille

August 5, 2015
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The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic has been happening every summer in Lake Placid for 26 years… And for a perspective on the tournament and it’s impact on the region, we caught up with it’s founder George Leveille at the North Elba Lacrosse Fields.. He says they started in 1990 with 7 teams and back then just 14 games.. We spoke with him at the North Elba Lacrosse Fields on Tuesday afternoon.. It was during most of the Semi Finals for the younger clubs participating in the early week competition… Many of the coaches for these teams will also be playing later in the week on their own teams respectively (… Click above to listen )


The 5% Without Cell Service May Just be in the North Country

August 5, 2015
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The Public Service Commission in New York State has a new Consumer Advocate.. his name is Michael Corso… We spoke with him following a public hearing at the Lake Placid Convention Center to discuss the “State of Telecommunications in NY.” The Public Service Commission is holding 9 hearings like the one in Lake Placid yesterday (… Click above for more, and to listen to the audio )


Summit Lacrosse Classic Championship Rounds Set In Scholastic Division Play

August 5, 2015
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A series of exciting matchups is on deck for Championship Wednesday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in the picturesque Tri-Lakes Region of the Adirondack Mountains.

In the Boys 2016-2017 Gold Division, a huge game is on tap as the FCA National HS team and SweetLax 2016 National squad are set to meet in one of the two semifinals. Albeit different rosters, it’s a rematch of last year’s championship, which the Baltimore-based FCA won 12-8. This year’s rosters are equally stacked with Division I-destined players from across the country.

Both FCA and SweetLax, a program based in Rochester, N.Y., are 4-0 heading into Wednesday’s semifinals at the North Elba Athletic Fields. SweetLax has outscored its competition by 14 goals, while FCA owns an impressive 25-goal differential. (… Click above for more )


Boil Water Order for Town of Jay

August 5, 2015

as a result of a water main break, Town of Jay water users from the four corner intersection of Routes 9 and 86 and extending down to the Rosio residence on Route 9 are under a boil water order. This boil water order affects ONLY these residents. The Town of Jay will have bottled water […]


Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic Celebrates 26 years

August 4, 2015
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Celebrating its 26th year in the historic Olympic region of the Adirondack Mountains, the Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic kicked off Monday to begin a week-long celebration of the continent’s oldest sport. The Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic event brings more than 250 teams and thousands of players to Lake Placid, including many of the […]


Adirondack Council’s New Board Chairman is Robert Kafin

August 4, 2015
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The Adirondack Council Board of Directors elected environmental attorney and local not-for-profit organization founder Robert J. Kafin to serve a two-year term as its chairman during its annual meeting on July 18 at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid. Kafin is a founding board member of Friends of Coles Woods, Glens Falls Action Committee and the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC). “We are thrilled to have Bob Kafin as our new chairman,” said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway. “Bob is a highly respected environmental attorney who began his career in the Adirondacks, but made a name for himself nationwide with his legal skills and expertise. He is one of the nation’s top environmental lawyers and he also cares deeply about the future of the park’s communities and its residents.”
He will take the reins of the organization from Ann Carmel, who chaired the Council’s board from 2011 to 2015. “Bob will do a splendid job as chairman,” said Ann Carmel. (… Click above for more )


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