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Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality workers here. Step one is…

DEC Public Meeting Set to Discuss Wild Forest UMP

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday November 12 at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center The Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) is under review for a possible amendment to identify improvement and expansion of trails within the unit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. “We are responding to requests from local government and…

The K&J Show on WNBZ

K&J – Looking at a Possible Whitewater Park in Plattsburgh

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Today in the K&J show we’re looking at the possibility of perhaps re-working some features of the Saranac River in the City of Plattsburgh… and before we get started, obviously one advantage of being outside of the Adirondack Park is that you can actually think about changing  a river..  Just to put that in perspective.. The Town of Harrietstown spent…

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Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective may not have been as…

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Lake Placid Favorite Andrew Weibrecht Prepares for Winter Ski Season

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With winter rapidly approaching and skiers of all ages preparing for yet another season of activities at whiteface, One Olympic Medalist.. Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht is already well into training for the World Cup Season which isn’t as far off as many might think.. Last year, Weibrecht was dealing with a few injuries and a surgery as well but this year…

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Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools and communities across New York…

Milk’s beef with gas prices

Average U.S. pump price hits $3 a gallon and is expected to keep falling; milk producers have taken notice Source: CBS News

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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K&J – ROOST -Tourism Promotion and A Destination Master Plan

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Today in the K&J Show, we’re checking in on The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.. On Friday, representatives from 33 towns, villages and hamlets have come together in a process to develop a destination master plan… ROOST President Jim McKenna says this is the first step for the entire region to begin to develop a destination…

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Regional News from the Glens Falls Post Star

Troopers posted at school district due to threats

MONTROSE, N.Y. (AP) — School officials say state troopers will be posted Friday at a Westchester County school district following threats that forced lockdowns two days in a row. Source: Glens Falls Post Star

Child rape suspect returning to Massachusetts

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A child rape suspect who police say cut off a GPS monitoring device and went on a cross-country crime spree before being captured is being returned to Massachusetts. Source: Glens Falls Post Star

Western NY horse breeder faces contempt charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York horse breeder previously convicted on 52 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty has been found in contempt of court for failing to sell 33 of her horses. Source: Glens Falls Post Star