Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

AFL-CIO reelects Mario Cilento

ALBANY, NY– Today, August 20, 2012, Mario Cilento was reelected unanimously by the delegates of the 32nd Constitutional Convention of the New York State AFL-CIO to a four year term as president. Cilento was first elected president by the organization’s Executive Council in December 2011 to complete the term of Denis Hughes who retired. Cilento…

The sweet smell of success

– Residents at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid have come up with the perfect recipe for giving back to the community. “We had a great time putting it on, and I have been involved with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for many years,” said Molly McCann, Activities Director for the Uihlein Living Center.…

New York is Milking July Numbers!

JULY MILK PRODUCTION INCREASED New York dairy herds produced 1,113 million pounds of milk during July. Milk cows were unchanged but production per cow was up from the previous year resulting in a 1.9 percent increase in milk production compared to July 2011. The number of milk cows averaged 610,000 head, unchanged from July of the previous year.…

Vermont Leaders talk Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid Helps Vermont Save Energy    BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vermont environmental leaders held a news conference today to discuss smart-grid technology that is making Vermont a national leader in developing a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. “The bottom line is that smart grid offers…

Plein Air in Saranac Lake The K&J Show

The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival welcomed nearly 50 artists, all of whom signed on to participate in this year’s event which marks the 4th time the event has visited Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 082012 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Plein Air Festival Artists came with blank canvas and by Sunday…

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Tupper Lake Electric Plans Outage for Thursday

A scheduled Power outage inTupperLakethis Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. we’ve posted a list of the streets on our website at WNBZ.com….   Baker Avenue Barry Avenue BigTupper Road…

The Birthday Club

Two birthdays in History today – (August 20th, 2012) Roger W. Sperry (08/20/1913) was an American neurobiologist. After earning a doctorate in zoology, he went on to produce studies demonstrating how the left side of the brain is normally dominant for analytical tasks, and the right side assumes dominance in spatial tasks and music. The…

NCCC offers Swimming Lessons

NCCC TO OFFER RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS North CountryCommunity Collegeis pleased to announce that registration is open for American Red Cross Swim Lessons.  The College will offer three eight week courses that will begin September 8 and extend until November 3.  Please see below for a complete description of class offerings, times, and fees. 9:00…

New Political Ad campaign has AARP running for Cover

AARP RESPONDS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AD: “THE CANDIDATES OWE VOTERS STRAIGHT TALK – NOT JUST 30-SECOND ADS.” A new ad campaign is using quotes from the AARP…  and AARP is distancing itself from those ads.. AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta says “The next president and Congress will decide the future of Medicare, and the…

Wage Theft in New York a 2 year review

Wage Theft – “Modern Form of Slavery” Persists in NY NEW YORK – It has been two years since New York passed the Wage Theft Protection Act, but immigrant advocates on Long Island say the law has failed to put a damper on the crime. Liz O’Shaughnessy is president and program director of the nonprofit…