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Saranac Lake turned out after the 2010 Vancouver games for a parade to honor returning North Country Olympic athletes. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Saranac Lake turned out after the 2010 Vancouver games for a parade to honor returning North Country Olympic athletes. Photo: Nancie Battaglia

It's Saranac Lake Olympic Parade day today!

It's celebration day in Saranac Lake as Olympians who competed in Sochi return home for a parade and other events.

At least six Olympians will gather at Saranac Lake High School this afternoon for a school assembly. There will then be a downtown parade and torch lighting at 3:30.

Local athletes Lowell Bailey, Tim Burke, Annelies Cook, Peter Frenette and Jamie Greubel will be on hand.

Brian Mann will have more on the celebration tomorrow morning during Morning Edition and the 8 O'clock Hour.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake High School. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rschott/">Ron Schott</a>, some rights reserved.
Saranac Lake High School. Photo: Ron Schott, some rights reserved.

Saranac Lake School District faces deep cuts

The Saranac Lake Central School District is facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 million and is considering cuts that could include 25 teachers and teacher-assistants. That's according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

The newspaper reports that Saranac Lake superintendent Diane Fox described the budget as a case of "shared sacrifice."

If the spending plan is enacted, Fox says class sizes would still be held at 25 pupils per classroom.

The Enterprise reports that school board budget meetings are scheduled for April 2 and 9.  Go to full article
Photo: Zach Hirsch
Photo: Zach Hirsch

Wanakena Bridge rebuilding effort moves forward

A Watertown-based foundation is donating $10,000 to help the Adirondack community of Wanakena rebuild its historic footbridge.

The North New York Community Foundation announced yesterday that it would give the money to help reconstruct the bridge across the Oswegatchie River in southern St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

News from The Eight O'clock Hour 3/25/14

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News from the Eight O'Clock Hour, 03/24/2014

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Sydney Aveson stopped 37 of the 39 shots she faced in Plattsburgh State's 9-2 win over Norwich. Photo via <a href="http://www.gocardinalsports.com/news/2014/3/22/WHOCKEY_0322141839.aspx?path=whockey">SUNY Plattsburgh</a>
Sydney Aveson stopped 37 of the 39 shots she faced in Plattsburgh State's 9-2 win over Norwich. Photo via SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh women score Division III ice hockey title

Plattsburgh State women won their national Division Three hockey championship this weekend, beating Norwich 9-2 in the final Saturday.

Ali Vakos, Chelsea VanGlahn and Bridget Balisy combined for 11 to earn the Cardinals' third national crown -- on home ice at the Stafford Ice Arena Saturday night.  Go to full article

The Eight O'Clock Hour, 03/21/2014

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Sen. CHarles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdmc/13131820805/">Senate Democrats</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sen. CHarles Schumer (D-NY). Photo: Senate Democrats, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Schumer vows to fight troop reduction at Fort Drum

New York Senator Charles Schumer will be at city hall in Watertown this afternoon and says he'll fight to block any troop reduction at the nearby Fort Drum Army base.

In a statement released this morning, Schumer suggested that Army downsizing and return of the so-called "sequester" budget cutting measure in Washington could threaten troop levels at the base.  Go to full article

Rivers to return as mayor of Rouses Point

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that George Rivers will once again serve as mayor of Rouses Point in Clinton County.

Rivers retired in 2012, but he jumped back into politics this year and won a close race against incumbent Francis Baker. According to the newspaper, Rivers won yesterday by just seven votes.  Go to full article

News from the Eight O'Clock Hour, 03/19/2014

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