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Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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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…

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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 commissions volunteers to run a…

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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…

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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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K&J – Saranac Lake Art Club’s Haunted School

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It’s looking like the weather is going to be just about perfect for the Saranac Lake High School Art Club and their popular Haunted School tonight.. Through the week we’ve been featuring students from the Art Club and some of the their current projects.. And today on the K&J show our conversation continues.. We’ll talk…

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Regional News from the Glens Falls Post Star

Drug ring’s ‘money man’ gets 3 years in prison

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a multi-million dollar drug ring that brought heroin from New York City to western Massa… Source: Glens Falls Post Star

Survey: NYC homelessness rose in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey shows the number of homeless people in New York City has grown this year in almost every category: individuals, families and the chronically homeless. 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