Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political spending. The new agreement resulted…

The K&J Show on WNBZ

Owens Announces Northern Border Grant Opportunities

Owens speaking at CanAmBTA conference THUMB

Congressman Bill Owens announces the availability of grant funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Grants will be awarded to projects that develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation, or promote renewable or alternative energy production. “Northern Border Regional Commission grants strengthen local economies and encourage…

More Local and Regional News

Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day does not include tires, construction…

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 16 Years in Jail

041814 - Kris M Wynn - THUMB

Plattsburgh, N.Y.- Clinton County District Attorney Andrew J. Wylie announced today that the Hon. Patrick R. McGill sentenced Kris M. Wynn (DOB: 6/16/82) of Schenectady, to sixteen years in prison on Thursday for his convictions for trafficking and selling cocaine and heroin in the City of Plattsburgh. In February, a Clinton County jury deliberated for approximatley 70 minutes before convicting…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

frank

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor, he has always encouraged others…

K&J – Creating a Municipal Fire District In New York

030614 - Fire District THUMB

(Rebroadcast from March 6th, 2014) It turns out there are public officials in our region who have been discussing the concept of creating a joint fire district between local towns and villages in the Adirondacks for more than 8 or 9 years…  and on Wednesday evening, that discussion took one more step towards reality… before the meeting begins, Harrietstown Councilman…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Saranac Lake’s Village Budget

Saranac Lake - Downtown Logo

An Interview with Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis  Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Paul Ellis who has been the VIllage Treasurer in Saranac Lake since 2008. Our discussion takes us to the general requirements of a village by the state of New York as well as to the Water and Sewer departments and we’ll delve into…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

DEC – Region 5 – Winter Search and Rescue

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER 2013-14 WINTER SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to search and rescue incidents on forest preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands. Working with other State agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and…

April 21st – Boston Marathon Day in Lake Placid

03 - THUMB - Craig

In light of the 118th running of the Boston Marathon scheduled for Patriot’s Day April 21st, Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall has issued an official proclamation to honor the tragic event’s anniversary…  ”April 21st shall be recoginized as Boston Marathon Day.” Randall said. “After watching Lake Placid’s residents come together in support of the catastrophic events which took place at…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Parking Enforcement May Go Full Time in Plattsburgh

041714 - PARKING - THUMB

Parking enforcement in the City of Plattsburgh may be getting stricter as the City Council considers hiring a full time Parking Officer…Plattsburgh’s Police Chief is Desmond Racicot. He says it’s actually a little unusual that the council would ask for a full time position to enforce parking laws in Plattsburgh.. Usually, he says, it’s the other way around and department…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.