Monthly Archives: August 2012

Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

Sewer Line Installation begins on Woodruff Street

Work begins today on the Woodruff Street Sewer Line inSaranacLake.. Community Development Director, Jeremy Evans says “Contractors will begin rehabilitation of the sewer line tomorrow morning and install about 1,100 feet of slip line into the existing sewer main that runs adjacent to theSaranacRiverbetweenChurch Streetand the Warehouse Coinwash property. The project will also include the…

Administrators Sharing Health Insurance Costs at Saranac Lake School

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Gerald Goldman and the school’s business manager Dan Bower sign a memorandum of understanding where over the next three years where administrators will contribute a significant portion of their health insurance costs..  School Board Member Lisa Paschke says with the fiscal outlook right now, healthcare has been at the…

Environmental Group says Obama Should Appeal Courts Decision on Acid Rain

ADIRONDACK COUNCIL CALLS ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO APPEAL FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT STRUCK DOWN NEW ACID RAIN RULES US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation’s Most Vulnerable Natural Areas, and Nation’s Ill, From Continued Harm Caused by Upwind Smokestacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Adirondack Council, an environmental organization that has been a…

Saranac Lake School Board hears from Principals

The mission of the Brushton-Moira Shared Decision-Making Teams is to foster a united community working cooperatively for the intellectual, physical and personal development of all of our students so that they will become responsible, caring citizens prepared to meet future challenges. The St Regis school board superintendent retired in 2010, and the school board took…

Firewood Checkpoints hope to Stop Invasive Species

DEC CONTINUES CHECKPOINTS FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Seven people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment at three checkpoints held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks on Friday, August 17. “DEC and its partners continue to educate campers and…

Congressman Bill Owens pushing for Canadian Expansion into North Country

Owens Pushes for Canadian Business Expansion into New York State  NORTHERN NEW YORK – This week, Congressman Bill Owens traveled to Canada to continue his push for economic expansion of international business into New York State. Owens was in Cornwall, Ontario Monday to meet with the city’s Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses to…

Woodruff Street Sewer Line Restoration begins Tomorrow

SARANAC LAKE – The Village of Saranac Lake announced today that contractors will begin rehabilitation of the Woodruff Street sewer line on Thursday, August 23rd. Work includes installing approximately 1,100 feet of slip line into the existing sewer main that runs adjacent to the Saranac River between Church Street and the Warehouse Coinwash and Carwash…

Artists Guild needs Charlies Market Stories

Charlie Greens Market Show For several years the Adirondack Artists Guild has occupied the building which once housed Charlie Green’s Market.  Visitors to the gallery often have fond reminiscences of Charlie and his market, remembering where his counter was, where the butcher case was, how he wrapped the parcels with string suspended over the counter…

SUNY Plattsburgh appoints new Library Dean

Library Information Services Appoints New Dean  PLATTSBURGH (Aug. 21, 2012) —SUNY Plattsburgh has appointed Holly Heller-Ross dean of Library and Information Services.  Heller-Ross has served in the role on an interim basis since January, when former dean Cerise Oberman stepped down. LIS is one of four academic divisions at the college. It oversees Feinberg Library,…

Math is Elementary

Amy Webb Joins us on the K&J show – She’s the Elementary Math Coach at Petrova and Bloomingdale Schools. AUDIO – 083112 – K&J SHOW – Math and Education with Amy Webb  

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Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee Names 2012 Inductees

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. The inductees for the 2012 class include Jack and Joan Devitt, Shirley Hosler, Roy Kennedy, Sr., James E. Shea, Sr., and Charles C. Walker. A Banquet is planned in their honor for Sept. 15th at…

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Bombardier Expansion Project

Bombardier Transportation Expansion Project Will Create 100 Jobs and Retain 288 Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with the support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Bombardier Transportation is moving forward with its nearly $25 million expansion project in Plattsburgh. The expansion project was awarded $2.5 million through the Regional Council…

Planned Power Outage Thursday in Tupper Lake

A scheduled Power outage in Tupper Lake this 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.. Tupper Lake Municipal Electric’s John Bouck says their substation takes the transmission services from National Grid,…

Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Water and Sewer Lines to the Street?

Homeowners in the Adirondacks may be receiving letters soliciting customers to purchase insurance on water and sewer lines. Mary Casagrain is the Village of Tupper Lake’s Clerk – She says most property owners already have coverage for their water and sewer lines that run from their house to the main line included in their homeowners insurance.. …

The Birthday Club –

Join us for the Birthday Club – Every weekday at 7:25am.. Animator Friz Freleng Born on this day in 1904 (August 20th, 1904)  In an illustrious career that has spanned 63 years, Friz Freleng was involved in nearly all aspects of animation. As a creator, director, and producer, he created or contributed to many of…

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.…