Category: Local News

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Seeking Volunteers

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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

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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…

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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 )

Mayor Rabideau “Saranac Lake LDC Grant Apps are “Strongest Ever”

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the Village has submitted its “strongest grant application package ever,”  And he continues by saying “Saranac Lake is thinking big,” In an email to WNBZ, Mayor Rabideau says “Saranac Lake’s future will be unquestionably more sustainable….. With lots of new jobs generated… If these funding requests are approved,”  and…

Glenn Browne wins FLW Tourny

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Glenn Browne of Ocala, Florida, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Northern Division event on the Lake Champlain presented by Plano with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 63 pounds, 8 ounces. For his victory, Browne earned $34,097 and a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard (… Click above for more)

Charter Commission to meet Aug 12th

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On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m., the City of Plattsburgh Charter Commission will meet at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium to discuss the exact wording of the items to be put on the ballot in the November 2015 election. To date the Commission has voted to include the following proposals (… Click above to read more)

Strand’s Offsite Gallery Program Includes 9 Local Businesses

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Nine new exhibits have been rotated to feature original artwork in local Plattsburgh businesses as part of The Strand Center for the Arts Off-Site Gallery program.

The exhibits will be on display from now through September and each features a variety of area artists. The nine Off-Site Gallery locations include the Best Western, Valcour Imaging, Days Inn, The Development Corp, Clinton Community College, Eye Care for the Adirondacks, CVPH and the Plattsburgh Public Library.

The Strand’s Gallery and Museum Coordinator Christina Elliott says “The Off-Site Gallery Program is provided as a service to area businesses in an effort to diversify the visual environment of their offices and give local artists a different level of exposure than a typical gallery audience.” Galleries are rotated on a quarterly basis, (… Click above for More)

SUNY Athletic Director Bruce Delventhal to Retire in January

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SUNY Plattsburgh as the Cardinals’ director of athletics, Bruce Delventhal has announced his decision to retire on Jan.1, 2016.

“It has been an honor to be the athletic director at SUNY Plattsburgh for the past 10 years,” Delventhal said. “I have been fortunate to work with a terrific coaching staff and wonderful student-athletes who have represented their teams, the college and the community in the very best possible manner. It is impossible to properly express my thanks and admiration for the efforts of our students and their coaches. My pride in SUNY Plattsburgh intercollegiate athletics is beyond words.”

Delventhal has guided the SUNY Plattsburgh athletics department into one of the premier NCAA Division III programs in the nation. Under his leadership, the Cardinals have enjoyed unparalleled success at the conference, regional and national levels. Of particular note is the Cardinals’ women’s ice hockey program, which has won a total of four national championships (2007, 2008, 2014, 2015) – a mark no other NCAA Division III women’s hockey program has reached.

In total, 46 teams have appeared in various NCAA championships since Delventhal came to Plattsburgh. Additionally, SUNY Plattsburgh student-athletes have earned scores of All-American, All-Region and All-Conference honors through the course of Delventhal’s SUNY Plattsburgh career.

“One of the great pleasures of my job at the college over the last 10 years has been working with Bruce,” said SUNY Plattsburgh President Dr. John Ettling. “He has led a superb coaching staff in a manner to make any college president proud. Under Bruce’s guidance our athletic programs have been clean, well run, successful in competition, and always mindful of their fundamental purpose: to mold character and guide young men and women toward the achievement… (Click above to read more)

Feds Give Keene Valley Fire Dept $47k

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Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand on Thursday announced $47,132 in federal funding for Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company No. 1 in Essex County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company No. 1 in Essex County will use this federal investment to purchase one Monitor/Defibrillator/Pacemaker for ambulance and four Biphasic Automated External Defibrillators to be put on our fire and rescue trucks.

“It is critical that we provide our fire departments with the cutting edge equipment they need to keep our firefighters safe, so they can do their jobs effectively,” said Senator Schumer. “Our first responders are our local heroes and our primary line of defense… Click above for more…

It’s Rugby Weekend

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The Old Boys play today through the day.. with the last game at 4pm and on Saturday at least 20 games on all of the fields with Mens and Women’s Club plus the Mens Social teams and a youth Rugby Clinic is scheduled as well… Then on Sunday.. The semi finals and the finals plus the championship game and in anticipation of the athletic fields by Saranac Lake… The Can-Am tournament finals on Sunday are returning to “the bowl” at North Country Community College this year! ( Click Above to Listen… )