Daily Archives: August 15, 2012

ADK MUSEUM HONORS

Harold K. Hochschild Award Presented at Adirondack Museum Gala Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – The Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum formally presented the Harold K. Hochschild Award to John and Margot Ernst at the annual Gala Benefit on July 28, 2012. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the…

EMERALD ASH BORER INVADES CATSKILLS

An Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was found in the Catskill Forest Preserve at a state-owned campground, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The discovery was confirmed after a DEC employee recovered a single EAB beetle from a purple prism trap that was placed in DEC’s Kenneth L.…

HUNTING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012-13 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 13, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced. “Hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in New York are fantastic and DEC is committed to helping provide outdoor enthusiasts with numerous recreational opportunities…

CONGRESSMAN URGES TRAN-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Owens Urges Trade Rep to Level Playing Field for NY Wineries Removing duty on U.S. wines would boost trade, local economic growth WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Owens urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk today to use Canada’s recent invitation to enter into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations as an opportunity to address a competitive trade…

RAILS TO TRAILS STAKEHOLDERS MEETING PLANNED

The Mayor of Saranac Lake proposes a consensus building group following a request by the Adirondack Rails to Trails Assocation who has asked the village board to approve a resolution in support of their efforts to build a recreational trail on the tracks.. AUDIO – 081512 – Mayor Proposes Stakeholders meeting Mayor Rabideau says he…

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K&J Show – Raising funds for Skate Park

We speak with Peggy Wiltberger about the Olga Memorial Foot Races scheduled for this weekend on today’s K&J show.. AUDIO – 081512 – K&J Show – Olga Memorial Foot Races The event is Saturday August 18, 2012. The 15th Annual Olga Memorial Footrace. Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake. 5K Walk and Run, 10K Run and 1/2 K…

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ADK SHAKES HITS LPCA

Adirondack Shakespeare Company to Finish Third Summer Festival Season at Lake Placid Center for the Arts LAKE PLACID, NY – Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s third annual Summer Festival Season is coming to a close, but there’s still a few more chances to catch Shakespeare in the RAW in Adirondack Park. The company is pleased to announce…

ECAC HOCKEY BACK IN LAKE PLACID

ECAC Hockey announces their return to the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena inLake Placid… The Olympic Regional Development Authority and the ECAC organization have reached a three year agreement to conduct the annual men’s ECAC championship inLake Placid. AUDIO – 081512 – Sports – ECAC Hockey Returns to Lake Placid The Hockey Conference includes 12 of…

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ESSEX COUNTY BOOKMOBILE SALE GOES TO LIBRARY BOARD

EssexCounty’s committee on Public Safety hands over rights to the sale of their bookmobile to the Essex County Free Library system..  At a recent board meeting, Essex County Supervisors agreed to give the library the ability to make choices as to the disposition of their bookmobile..  Supervisor Robi Politi said “They can make whatever decisions…

DEFERRING DEPORTATION IN NEW YORK FOR CHILDREN

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces deferred action for children brought intoNew Yorkat a young age. The announcement reflects the thinking that certain young people who were brought to the United States as young children, and do not present a risk to national security or public safety, and who meet selected criteria may be…

FARMERS FIGHT BACK AGAINST OPPOSITION TO DRILLING

A group of landowners, farming, business, industry and construction trade groups are launching an advertising campaign supporting safe and responsible shale gas development inNew York. The campaign includes a series of newspaper advertisements and 60-second radio spots featuring like-minded local business leaders, farmers and service providers. Greg Lancette is head of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local…