Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Department of Transportation..…

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Village Trustee Rowing for the LDC

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC) is putting an oar in the water to build its revitalization fund with the solo guideboat entry into the 90-miler by  its chairman, Paul Van Cott.  “We sent out an appeal letter to 300 members of the Saranac Lake community in July and have raised nearly $7,000 so far for revitalization projects in…

Autopsy Confirms Drowning in Paul Smith’s Student Death

On August 27, 2014, Dr. C. Francis Varga performed an autopsy on the body of Nicolas G. Pendl at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Varga determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning which was precipitated by a seizure. Pendl had a known, preexisting seizure disorder. Franklin County Coroner Ronald B. Keough ruled the…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bissot

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bissot who is a candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bissot faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show, if you would like to hear…

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Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless they have a permit” He…

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Village Extends Interest Deadline

The Village of Saranac Lake has extended the interest free period for the second installment of taxes until after the Labor Day Weekend…  Because the second installment of taxes was due at the end of August, which lands on a Sunday… And because Monday is Labor Day… The Village has extended the interest free period (on the second installment) to Tuesday,…

Councilman Kelly Talks Term Limits

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If the voting in your local municipality was tied to the national election cycle, would that have an effect on local politics? That’s the question Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly has asked as he proposes changes to the City’s election cycle…  “There is a 70% turnout at the polls during national elections,” he says, “but in off years, he expects to see…

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Awesome dad builds his kids a homemade hovercraft

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week’s best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft. Source: CBS News

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Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Co-Chairs Bid Farewell after 200th

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The two co-chairs of the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, Kit Booth and Greg Vancour say they’ve decided to call it quits after the Bicentennial Commemoration. Both Co-Chairs will be stepping down following the completion of this year’s event which is turning out to be much larger than years past. At a press conference Thursday, the…

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Malone Telegram

RESCUE: ‘So overwhelmed’

MALONE — Cathy Phillips said she wanted to help when the Focus on Ferals cat rescue group put up signs in the Indian Trails apartment complex where she lives asking residents to help them take care o Source: Malone Telegram