Monthly Archives: August 2012

Going Solar – On the K&J Show

Wayne Davison owns Northern Solar, which he and his partner operate out of Tupper Lake, NY. During a recent Village of Saranac Lake Board Meeting, the idea of municipalities making use of solar power to reduce expenses over the long term became a topic of discussion and we took the opportunity to invite Davison to…

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Region 5 Search and Rescue Report

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER*S JUNE/JULY SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT Essex County Town of North Elba, High Peaks Wilderness Area On Thursday, June 7, 2012, at about 9:11 am, DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook received a call reporting an injured hiker at Marcy Dam. Melis Bursin, 28, of New York City, NY, had injured her…

Changes to Blackfishing Regulations from the DEC

New Rules will Reduce Exploitation by Nearly 40 Percent – New recreational and commercial fishing rules for blackfish (tautog) have been formally adopted, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These rules have been in place since May 5, 2012. These changes are necessary to comply with interstate management measures to…

Credit Unions Argue they have money for Small Business

– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released the results of a new poll yesterday that showed New York’s small businesses are still having trouble borrowing, suggesting that banks have not loosened their lending standards since the economic crisis began four years ago. The poll also indicated that business microloans (under $100,000) are highest…

The Birthday Club

Wendell Stanley was born on this day in 1904. and wins the Nobel Prize in 1946 . Stanley was an American biochemist who shares half the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with John Howard Northrop. They produced pure samples of enzymes and virus proteins. He isolated the nucleoprotein that activates the tobacco mosaic virus. Join us…

DEC ENFORCES FIREWOOD TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS

DEC HAS CHECKPOINT FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Three people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment during a checkpoint held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks. “The spread of invasive insects through the illegal transportation of firewood must be prevented to protect both…

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…

Blue Seed Reception for Jack LaDuke

Free and Open to the Public BluSeed is proud to present the color photography of Jack LaDuke titled Sun & Shadow. This collection by LaDuke is a clever presentation of space, shape and light where by the artist has juxtaposed familiar geography with far away landscapes. A special “Meet-the-Artist” Reception and Gallery Talk will be…

K&J Show – Sharing Superintendents

Lake Placid and Saranac Lake are in a unique situation which may not be available to them again. The fact that both Lake Placid’s Superintendent Randy Richards and Saranac Lake Superintendent Gerald Goldman are leaving after the end of the 2012-2013 school year means the school boards have an opportunity to consider the option of…

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SETH KILBURN MISSING

The Lake Placid Police Department is requesting any information regarding the whereabouts of Seth A. Kilburn, 34, of Lake Placid, NY. He was last seen leaving Wise Guys Bar, on School Street, in the Village of Lake Placid, between 12:30am and 1:00am on Sunday, August 12th. Kilburn was last seen wearing a blue and white…