Category: Local News

Quad Rugby Kicks Off Today at Civic Center

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The CanAm Rugby Tournament Opens today with the 3rd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament.. Wheelchair rugby was developed in Canada in the 1970’s by athletes with quadriplegia, and after being presented as a demonstration sport at the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games, it made its debut as a medal sport at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. The…

Education Alliance Sights Financial Inequity

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The U.S. Census Bureau issued a report that outlines the average per pupil spending in states around the country. While New York ranks as having the highest spending statewide, that does not mean that that is the case for all students in New York… (Click above to Read More)

Paving May Cause Delays

The Village of Saranac Lake DPW will be closing Pine Street between Bloomingdale Avenue and Brandy Brook on Monday August 3rd and Wednesday August 5th from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm for paving preparations and paving…. (Click above for More)

Duprey Frustrated with Mithcell’s Plea Deal

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R, I – Peru) on Wednesday afternoon expressed her frustration with the plea deal cut for former upstate New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell. Mitchell pled guilty to helping two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, escape from prison in June. Duprey released the following statement:

“It does not seem to me that justice has been served with the plea agreement for Joyce Mitchell. The majority of public commentary shows outrage at this process that certainly appears to favor the criminal instead of serving the public good.

“Mitchell, by her criminal actions, some of which she apparently will never be

Saranac Lake Partners with Tupper on LWRP Applications

The Village of Saranac Lake is Joining with Tupper Lake and other municipalities in the region to develop a regional warfront re-vitalization strategy that includes individual applications for each village but also looking at opportunities for regional growth.. Saranac Lake’s Community Development Director Jeremy Evans explained to the board that they’ve already approved their portion of the project which includes (…) Click for more, including audio…

Mayor Calnon Discusses Charter Commission Ballot Questions

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Plattsburgh’s Charter Commission is now just over two weeks away from issuing their final report.. In addition to the report, they will propose the questions which would be placed onto the November ballot for consideration. The commission had originally planned on presenting a final report in June, but Commission Chairman Luke Cyphers says they weren’t quite ready to present a final report to the public without having the final ballot language in Place. The commission is currently leaning towards language that will ask two questions of the voters in November.. One will focus on the style of Government, giving voters the choice between switching to a City Manager style of Government or keeping the Strong Mayor style which is currently in place. Click Here to Listen

Women & Children’s Center Hosts Big Latch at CVPH

Nursing mothers and their families will gather on the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s front lawn Friday morning, July 31 as part an international event, The Big Latch On. Hosted by the Alice T. Miner Women and Children’s Center, The Big Latch On promotes breastfeeding as the healthiest start for…

Stefanik Votes in Support of REINS Act

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 427, on Tuesday. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, she says is “Bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to give Congress a say on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by Office of Management and Budget…

Rayovac FLW Series Returns to Lake Champlain Thursday

The Rayovac FLW Series back to Lake Champlain Thursday, July 30 – Saturday, August 1. Registration for the second stop of the 2015 Northern Division will take place on Wednesday, July 29 at the Crete Civic Center from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The action begins at 6:00am everyday with daily weigh-ins at Dock Street Landing in Plattsburgh, NY…

Gillibrand Testifies on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need to pass the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S.590) to better address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislation flips the current incentives so that schools report these cases and provide students…

Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Helping Escaped Convicts

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

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…

Mayor Calnon Responds to ADA Email

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,…

Mayor Calnon Updates Lakeside Apartments

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

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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

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

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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…