Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lake Placid, North Elba offices Closed Friday

LAKE PLACID OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY (July 20th, 2012) – Lake Placid’s Village Board will follow North Elba’s Lead on Friday this week, closing their offices for the day. Until today, there had been a big yellow sign on the entrance door announcing that the Town of North Elba offices would be closed on Friday. During it’s regular…

VILLAGE GARAGE SALE

SARANAC LAKE (07/14/12) — The Women’s Civic Chamber holds a villagewide garage sale on Saturday. It consists of more than 80 different locations participating in the garage sale plus the “Home Base” at Riverside Park. AUDIO – 071612 – Saranac Lake Village-wide Garage Sale Stacy Annis and Mary Duffy are at the raffle table. Kristeen Colby and…

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K&J SHOW 07/16/12 – Saranac Lake Water Project – Part Two

WATER TREATMENT – PART 2 of 3 –  Jeremy Evan’s helps us summarize our expose’..  and then the tour continues

 AUDIO – 071612 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Water Project Expose part 2

Now, remember we were speaking with Kevin Pratt at the Wastewater Plant..  We ended Part one heading into the Control Building…  Which is where we begin today..

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POLICE and FIRE 07/16/12

MILITARY COURT MARTIAL – The first court-martial to come out of the sex scandal at the Lackland Air Force Base basic training facility opens today. Staff Sergeant Luis Walker, who allegedly had sex with ten female recruits, is accused of aggravated sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, adultery and obstruction of justice.Walker is one of six…

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TALK OF THE TOWN 07/16/12

Talk of the Town today – “Accolades to local volunteers”

AUDIO – 071612 – Talk of the Town

Local organizations are thanked for their work – and Bloomingdale’s Fire Dept is congratulated for the 100th celebration.

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SPORTS SHORTS 07/16/12

FRIDAY NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE – The fairways are dry and the drives are long, That’s the word from the Saranac Lake Golf Club Friday Night League..  Here are the results from Friday… AUDIO – 071612 – SPORTS SHORTS     AUDIO – 071612 – SPORTS SHORTS 2 Low gross:      Bill Vaughn 39            Jay Courcelle & Todd Lindsay…

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YELLOW BUSSES CONVERGE ON SARATOGA SPRINGS

ALBANY, NY (07/13/2012)(readMedia)– Members of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation are in Saratoga Springs for a series of events related to ensuring the safety of school children who ride yellow school buses in New York..  Another goal…  increasing the efficiency and accountability of school transportation in the state. More than 225 school transportation…

NY BUSINESS NOT SO FRIENDLY

ALBANY, NY(07/13/2012) — A newly released survey from CNBC ranks New York State dead last in business friendliness in theUnited States. The survey assessed perceived business friendliness based on the legal climate and state regulations.South Dakotaranked highest, followed byNew Hampshire,Virginia,North Dakota, andIndiana. The survey reaffirms the link between lawsuits and a state’s business climate. States…

MILFOIL SUMMIT INVADES ADKS

KEENEVALLEY(07/16/12) — TheAdirondackPark Invasive Plant Program announces a summit designed to look at lessons which can be shared. It will serve as a forum for information and discussion about management and the path forward for battling Eurasion Watermilfil.. Hilary Smith is  Director of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, she says “While some groups have…

OBITUARY – Shirley Sweet

Shirley I Sweet, age 71, of 40 Vine Street, Bloomingdale, NY died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her home following a short illness.  Born in Glens Falls, New York on June 26, 1941, she was the daughter of Clarence and Irene (LaRock) Cook. Shirley married Robert Sweet on April 1, 1973 in Schenectady, NY.   Shirley…

HUG YOUR KIDS TODAY

Today (Monday) is “Global Hug Your Kids Day,” started five years ago by Michelle Nichols on the anniversary of the death of her 8-year-old son just eleven days after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. This year, Nichols is emphasizing the health benefits of hugging.  We’ll hear comments today from Nichols; Stacey Scarpone executive director,…

TALK OF THE TOWN 07/13/12

TALK OF THE TOWN – 07/13/12

 The Fire in Ray Brook prompts callers to thank the firemen for their work especially as they knocked down the fire which could have become more of a catastrophy than it did… 

AUDIO – 071312 – Talk of the Town

A caller also suggested that the train and it’s volunteers also provided assistance with hoses and a connection to the fire’s location.  An audio quality note – because we’re beta testing this blog, the audio quality will change a bit until we find a good medium between the radio quality audio and the online audio quality which needs to be set so that you can listen easily and quickly to the content without having to wait.. Today, I think we went a bit too far to the “Low Audio Quality” side so there may be a difference in the audio you hear today vs other days.

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POLICE AND FIRE 07/13/12

RAY BROOK FIRE – SaranacLake’s Fire Department responds to a small ground fire atCrescentBay. AUDIO – 071312 – POLICE and FIRE It was at about 3pm yesterday afternoon when an abandoned camp fire blew onto the surrounding dry vegetation and kicked of a sample of what was to come for Lake Placid andSaranacLake’s Fire Departments…

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BIOTECH IN SARANAC LAKE – K&J TODAY

SARANAC LAKE,NY—July 12— The Village of Saranac Lake will host a reception atRiversideParkon the evening of August 8th, welcoming and saluting the commencement of biotech operations of Myriad-RBM at its new3 Main Streetlocation which is the former village office building. AUDIO – 071312 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau  Last summer, the Village and Myriad-RBM…

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DEC – FIRE RISK IS HIGH

DEC WARNS OF HIGH FIRE DANGER IN THEADIRONDACKS  TheAdirondacksand the surrounding region are at High Fire Danger Levels. That’s the word today from the DEC. Forest Rangers are warning that recent warm and dry weather has created a “High Fire Danger” condition that allows wildfires to start easily and spread quickly with devastating effects. Three…

SPORTS SHORTS – 07/13/12

OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS – The Whiteface Club and Resort plays host to golfing’s pros and amateurs this weekend. The Club’s Open Golf Championship gets underway with practice rounds today and 36 holes of stroke play competition during the weekend. Several thousand dollars in prizes are on the line and will be awarded in both gross…

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USA PRIDE – MADE IN CHINA

And speaking of Olympics – American Athletes are kicking off the 2012 Summer Olympics in uniforms made inChina…  Senator Gillibrand and many others have expressed deep disappointment that a $1 billion purchase for US athletes was not produced here at home..  Senator Gillibrand says “When America’s best athletes are representing our country on the world…

FARM BILL HEADS TO THE FULL HOUSE

WASHINGTON– The 2012 Farm Bill clears the House Agriculture Committee 35-11.  The legislation reauthorizes federal agriculture programs for five years..  Congressman Bill Owens serves on the committee and he says they were successful in including several provisions important toNew Yorkagriculture..  He continued by saying he is  pleased Republicans and Democrats were able to come together…

FIRE IN RAYBROOK

We’re following a fire in Ray Brook which broke out along the tracks behind the Saranac Lake Golf Course. As of 8pm Saranac Lake Fire says the fire appears to be under control and fire departments from local area municipalities who provided mutual aid are beginning to return to their stations. State Police in Ray Brook tell us there…

Obituary – Joe Goodall Hull

Joe Goodall Hull, age 80, of Saranac Lake died Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.  AUDIO – Obituary – Carl Goodall Hull               Born in Highton, Virginia on September 05, 1931, he was the son of Max and Bess (Chew) Hull. Joe married Jeanette (Jean) Mercadente. She predeceased him on…

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