Monthly Archives: October 2013

Podcast 7am Tuesday 10/01/13

WNBZ News – 7am Podcast – 100113

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Birthday Club Tuesday 10/01/13

Birthday Club – 100113

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 10/01/13

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Four Olympic Athletes Receive Funds From Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund

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Eleven organizations and four aspiring athletes from the Lake Placid region were awarded a combined total of $41,500 in grants from the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund at an awards ceremony at Heaven Hill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 29. The Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund of Lake Placid makes awards to local athletes competing at the regional, national, and…

What wasn’t on the table for BOE

Albany Monday’s meeting of the state Board of Elections was most remarkable for an item that wasn’t taken up: Kathleen O’Keefe’s nomination as its new enforcement counsel. O’Keefe, who would replace the recently retired Liz Hogan, served for a decade in the counsel’s office of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Greene County attorney has worked…

Casino support evenly split

Albany A new Siena Research Institute poll released Monday finds that while voters are evenly divided on the general subject of building casinos across the state, the wording of the ballot question that will decide the issue boosts their enthusiasm considerably. The poll found respondents split at 46 percent apiece on casino expansion when asked…

Audit questions motive of sales

Albany Albany’s economic development arm has spent more than $1 million to buy or control city-owned property with “no intended purpose,” according to a new review by state watchdogs that raises the question of whether the sales were made simply to bolster city coffers. The Authorities Budget Office, which was formed to more closely scrutinize…

Thruway Authority cuts more workers

Albany The state Thruway Authority last week quietly laid off about a half-dozen non-union employees. Saying it was a personnel matter, Thruway spokesman Dan Weiller declined comment on the precise nature of the job cuts or the reason, but the move came as the federal government has told New York that they’ll only lend the…

Touched by fiscal crisis

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Albany If the federal government shuts down Tuesday, don’t bother going to the Saratoga National Historic Park. The only thing you’ll see are workers putting up “closed” signs and setting up traffic barricades. And you might want to wait a day or two if you’re applying for Social Security benefits. Those already in the system…

K&J – New Visions for Health Care at AMC Saranac Lake

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While Congress is in gridlock over teh future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) The landmark law moves forward today in a big way. Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) are open for business today. Here in the Adirondacks we take the opportunity to talk about the future of health care in our region by learning about a program in the local high schools which allows students to learn first hand about the health care profession. Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with instructor Allison Riley-Clark about the program.

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NYC police look for possible parachutists

NEW YORK — Police were searching Monday for two people dressed in black who may have parachuted off a lower Manhattan high-rise before disappearing into the night. Private security guards reported seeing parachutists land in front of the Goldman Sachs headquarters at about 3 a.m. Monday, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. Security videotape showed the…

NY governor urges more study of Plum Island sale

MINEOLA — New York state is demanding a review of environmental conditions on Plum Island before the federal government can sell the island and move an infectious animal disease laboratory to a new facility in Kansas, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. “Before the sale of Plum Island can continue, Washington must step up and sign…

WNBZ News Welcomes Mark Friedman

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WNBZ News  welcomes Mark Friedman to the staff as Sr Media Relations Consultant. Mark is a goal driven leader with expertise in planning and implementation of winning marketing techniques. Offering sound advice for advertisers looking to build profitability and increase market share through the broadcast medium and social media. Mark is a graduate with a…