Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.  “The natural beauty that is…

Political Signs are Nagging at Politicians

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With the Help of Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri, The Village of Saranac Lake is re-visiting it’s temporary sign code and it Councilwoman Becky Kasper has her way, the City of Plattsburgh will also be taking a hard look at their sign policies..  last year, she says, when she was running for her seat on the City Council, she says when…

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“Prepackaged” Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of “creepy the way this whole…

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K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal funded housing, economic development, public…

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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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Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO – 090214 – Trudeau USDA…

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Saranac Lake Chamber Supports Lake Flower Spa & Resort Project

In an email to WNBZ, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, says they have carefully considered the value of the Lake Flower Spa & Resort project over the last several months. Thier goal was to determine the best course of action for our local economy’s progression and community as a whole. After attending several planning board meetings…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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

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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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VISIT: On upstate economy

WATERTOWN — A few days after skipping the north country on her “Whistleblower Tour” of the state, Fordham law professor and upstart political challenger Zephyr Teachout promised to visit the area afte Source: Malone Telegram