Saranac Lake

New Coalition Highlights Home Care Needs for the Elderly

September 16, 2015

Franklin County Office for the Aging, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, and the New York State Wide Senior Action Council are launching a coalition to develop an advocacy strategy and raise public awareness about the unique home care needs in the Adirondacks. According to the new coalition… Many people who need home care in the […]

Saranac Lake Lions Club Offers Sidewalk Art Contest

September 16, 2015

The Saranac Lake Lions Club is hosting their third Annual St. Bernard’s School Sidewalk Art Poster Contest & Art Show. This show is being held in conjunction with the final Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk of the season…  The Lions are inviting everyone to join them for a festive evening of art, refreshments and […]

Diabetes Self-Management Education Offered by Adirondack Health

September 12, 2015

A six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered by Adirondack Health begins on Sept. 16. Diabetes Self-Management Education helps people diagnosed with diabetes effectively start and continue the high level of self-care necessary for optimizing blood sugar levels, managing complications, and maintaining their quality of life. Diabetes education and training provides up-to-date information about diabetes, […]

K&J – Adirondack Health’s $33m Capital Campaign

September 3, 2015

Chandler Ralph has announced her retirement, effective as of June 30th in 2016. This, she says, will provide her an opportunity to remain available to support two new Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake.

The first of the two Capital Projects is a new Surgical Services Department for AMC in Saranac Lake. The second project is a campaign to build the Lake Placid Health and Fitness Center in Lake Placid. Officials say the $33 million capital improvement project positions Adirondack Health to best serve future healthcare needs of residents and visitors throughout the region……  ( Click on the play bar above to listen ) SL-OR-Floorplan - sm



Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph Announces Retirement. 

September 2, 2015
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Chandler Ralph, CEO of Adirondack Health says she is retiring after 21 years of leadership at AMC.  Ralph says her retirement will become effective as of June 30th in 2016 and she has offered to remain available to support a new set of Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board […]

Tri-Lakes Humane Society Announces Challenge Gift

August 28, 2015

In Saranac Lake the Tri-Lakes Humane Society is hoping to raise $14,000 towards the cost of a new, commercial grade washer and dryer set for their facility…  They’ve just announced a $1,000 Matching Challenge Gift from an anonymous donor to help with their campaign.. The Board’s President Melinda Little says “For years the Shelter has […]

Silent Strike – A Simulation

August 20, 2015
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The Franklin County Department of Public Health, along with State Police, the Franklin County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Medical Responders and others all participated in a mock drill to test the readiness of the county to handle distribution of medication following a bio-terrorism attack…   There’s been no real attack here in the North Country, but the […]

Schempp Takes Over at Mercy Living

August 18, 2015
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Adirondack Health has hired Heidi Schempp and she’s accepted the position of Administrator at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Schempp comes to Adirondack Health following 16 years at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, NY. Inter-Lakes Health is comprised of a critical access hospital, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility and an adult home. During her time there, […]

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

August 17, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

President Tyrell Extends Contract at NCCC

August 12, 2015
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Dr. Steve Tyrell’s contract as College president at NCCC has been re-affirmed through 2018. Ms. Barbara Dwyer, Board chair, stated “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dr. Steve Tyrell as the president at North Country Community College. The College has advanced on a number of fronts over the past three years under Dr. Tyrell’s leadership and we look forward to what Dr. Tyrell and the College will accomplish in the next three years for our students and the region we serve!” (.. Click above to read more )

Bio Terrorism “Silent Strike Drill” comes to Saranac Lake August 19th

August 11, 2015

Franklin County is sponsoring a “Silent Strike Drill” on August 19th… And The Director of Public Health at Franklin County Public Health Katie Farrell Strack says it’s a simulation of a bio-terrorism event at the Saranac Lake High School…

Farrel Strack spoke to the Village Board in Saranac Lake on Monday night… Franklin County Public Health has been handing out posters in and around the county promoting the event and looking for volunteers to participate…. The Exercise is set for August 19th.. at the Saranac Lake High School… If you would like to participate you can call 481 – 1587

K&J – DEC Wildlife Technician Ben Tabor on Nuisance Bears

August 11, 2015

Today on the K&J Show we’re talking with DEC Wildlife Technician Ben Tabor about nuisance bears in the North Country. We found Ben at Camp Colby a DEC owned camp on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake, across from Adirondack Medical Center and our conversation, while it focused on bears, will take us also to Eagles, and other wildlife in the Adirondack Park.

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K&J – Trustee VanCott on Revitalizing Downtown Saranac Lake

August 10, 2015
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In Today’s K&J Show, we’re taking a tour of Downtown Saranac Lake.. This is a different kind of tour, however.. Today we’re looking at the possibilities for buildings in downtown Saranac Lake with Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. We began our conversation just outside of the Harietstown Town Hall and made our way up Main Street and then left onto Broadway while we discussed the importance of working together with local property owners to help re-vitalize Saranac Lake using a Main Street grant application as part of the consolidated funding process in New York State. With the help of the Downtown Advisory Board and the Local Development Corporation, VanCott is leading a charge to re-vitalize the downtown. During our tour, we looked at some of the buildings and building owners who have agreed to participate should the state agree to pony up the incentive money to get them started. (… Click above for more and listen to our conversation )

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 […]

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

August 4, 2015
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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 […]

It’s Rugby Weekend

July 31, 2015
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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… )

Quad Rugby Kicks Off Today at Civic Center

July 31, 2015
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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 […]

Paving May Cause Delays

July 31, 2015

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)

Saranac Lake Partners with Tupper on LWRP Applications

July 30, 2015

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…

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 […]