Monthly Archives: August 2012

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…

Olga Memorial Foot Races – Results

The Olga Memorial Foot Race is in it’s 14th year, and race Director Peggy Wiltberger tells WNBZ the event went great, in fact this year, she says it was a lot of fun, there were  were more participants this year than years past with 91 competitors participating in the Saturday Morning Event. The Race on…

Obituary – Ola Marie Trudeau

TUPPER LAKE – Ola Marie Trudeau, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday August 16th, 2012. Born in Belding, Michigan on April 13th, 1925, Ola was the daughter of Ruth Johnson and Ferris Oberlin. She married Gordon E. Trudeau who preceded her death in 2005; they were married for 58 years. She was…

Obituary – Wilfred Skiff

Wilfred Skiff, age 77, of 4 Union Lane, Bloomingdale, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at home. Born in Vermontville, New York on March 10, 1935, he was the son of Earl and Sara (Martin) Skiff. Wilfred had been employed at the Tupper Lake Veneer Company for many years. He was and avid hunter and fisherman.…

Overperfection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Bloom Scholarship Recipient Makes Most of SUNY Plattsburgh Experience – Erin Burdick is a self-described former over-perfectionist.  She didn’t just strive for perfection. She expected perfection. “My self esteem was dependent on external factors, making me put forth as much effort as I could to ensure that I didn’t make a mistake,” she writes in…

Kilburn Found Dead Near his home.

Seth Kilburn Found at the request of the family, they would appreciate it if you would respect their privacy at this time. Seth’s body was found close to their home on McKinley Street..  More Information will follow as it becomes available. Lake Placid Resident Seth Kilburn was last seen leaving Wise Guys early Sunday Morning……

VFW Women’s Auxiliary recognized for 75 years

The Albert A. Gonyea Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3357 is being recognized this weekend by the Town of North Elba..  August 18th will mark 76 years for the VFW Post and Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Auxiliary at the VFW… AUDIO – 081712 – K&J SHOW – Veterans Affairs The…

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Schumer – FEMA at odds over Keene Firehouse

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND AGAIN APPROVE FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KEENE FIRE STATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATING FLOODING LAST FALL  – CALLS ON FEMA TO DELIVER FUNDING FOR RELOCATION & EXPANSION OF FLOODED SAFETY FACILITY, NOW IN DISREPAIR, ONE YEAR AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged…

Greig NY Town Clerk Concealed Shortage

DiNAPOLI: MISSING FUNDS CONCEALED BY TOWN CLERK The clerk in the Town of Grieg used funds intended for an environmental improvement project to conceal a shortage in a tax collection bank account, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The case has been referred to State Police officials for investigation.…

Breaking News – Airplane Crashes in Upstate NY

A civilian aircraft contracted by the Department of Defense to support a Vermont Air National Guard military training exercise crashed this morning in a remote Upstate New York location. The aircrew was safely recovered by military helicopters and transported to Fort Drum, NY. The small, fixed wing aircraft was flying in support of a routine…

Sparkle Village Needs Vendors

Saranac Lake’s Chamber of Commerce Announces the dates of their annual Sparkle Village Craft Fair – The 25th Annual event will be held at the Town of Harrietstown Auditorium in the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 7 & 8th. The Chamber plans to offer quality art work from artisans within the region, and they say every effort is made to…

Piping Headed to Hoyt’s High

Good News for WhitefaceMountain, and for skiers as piping arrives at the base of Hoyt’s High..  If you look over towards lookout from the Facelift, Hoyt’s is the trail which heads down from the summit of LookoutMountainto the base of the new triple chair. The trail has not received enough snow over the years to…

Senator Gillibrand Visits Myriad RBM Friday

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Saranac Lake Friday morning to visit with and tour the new Myriad RBM facility in the old Village offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake.  Senator Gillibrand will visit Myriad at 9:30am and meet with local economic development leaders to discuss the region’s growth in the biotech…

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

Voter Registration Deadline nears for State & Local Primary Election – The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the September 13, 2012 primary elections. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, August 17th and received no later than August 24th to be valid for the…