Ted Morgan

State Senate Votes to Support Veteran Owned Businesses

The New York State Senate sends a package of legislation to the assembly today which would help New York’s military veterans achieve success in business, employment and education.

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Lake Placid Film Forum Gets Underway

Day one of the Lake Placid Film Forum and the schedule includes two screenings – one at 6:30 and one at 9pm – All of the screenings will take place at the LPCA -The Sleepless in Lake Placid portion of the Film Forum begins Friday at 8:45…

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Talk of the Town Thursday 6/13/13

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Podcast 7am Thursday 6/13/13

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Podcast 6am Thursday 6/13/13

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Petapalooza Returns to Ray Brook

Curtis Lumber’s President and Owner, Jay Curtis and wife Kendra, along with the Curtis Family of 600+ employees announce the 4th Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day being held at select Curtis Lumber locations including Ray Brook. Volunteers are hosting one of the biggest one-day pet adoption event in New York State and Vermont! Curtis Lumber says…

CBS News Surveilance Poll

AUDIO – 061213 – SURVEILLANCE CBS NEWS POLL

CBS’s Dan Raviv takes a look at the latest opinion poll on the government’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.

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North Elba Board Forced to Delay Plans for Recreational Trail

The Town of North Elba Puts the Brakes on any new investment towards the Recreational Trail on the rail corridor. 

AUDIO – 061213 – North Elba Halts Recreational Trail Project

Our Series on Re-Building the Rail Corridor continues today with a decision handed down by the Town of North Elba Board Tuesday evening to delay any further investment into construction of a recreational trail Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake..   North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi says there are two things that have happened – One is the opening of the Unit Management Plan for discussion and Two is an email from Chuck Damp who has been spearheading the efforts to build the trail. The email explains that another federal permit will be required for coverage of wetlands.  At this point it appears likely that North Elba will lose the funds set aside for their recreational trail project and once the UMP discussions are complete, will need to consider re-applying for funding to move forward based on the new Unit Management Plan for the Corridor..

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Building Codes and Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

AUDIO – 061213 – Joint Planning Meeting to Update Building Code

About a year ago, a committee tasked with proposing changes and updates to the village building codes found their document almost entirely incorporated into those codes.. A joint meeting Tuesday Night with both the Lake Placid Village Board and the Town of North Elba netted motions for an update to that document which includes adjustments and modifications to that code..  Both boards appear very supportive of the efforts of the planning committee…  Dean Deitrich Chairs the Technical Steering Committee – He says it takes the whole community..

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 6/12/13

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Podcast 7am Wednesday 6/12/13

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Podcast 6am Wednesday 6/12/13

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Extreme Environmental Groups Oppose NYCO plan on technicalities

Protect the Adirondacks filed a Memo in Opposition against “second passage” of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to exchange Forest Preserve lands in the Jay Mountain Wilderness Area in Lewis, New York with NYCO Minerals, Inc., a mining company. NYCO owns and operates a 260-acre wollastonite mine with an 80-acre open pit, called the Lewis mine,…

NYCO Constitutional Amendment Wins Second Passage In State Senate

A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow for a land exchange between New York State and NYCO Minerals, Inc. located in Essex County won second passage today in the Senate according to its sponsor, Senator Betty Little. The exchange would enable NYCO to continue its wollastonite mining operations in the Town of Lewis while…

Tupper Lake School Board Budget – 1% Under Tax Cap

AUDIO – 061113 – Tupper Lake School Board Budget Hearing

“Budget woes are not related to over spending, they’re related to under-funding”

Tupper Lake’s School Board presented their latest budget revisions on Monday. And the numbers are now 1% below the tax cap and well below inflation. Seth McGowan is the school’s Superintendent..  He tells WNBZ much of the issues the school board is dealing with is caused by the reduction in funding on the state level..

Click Here for the Revised Budget (pdf) which is available at the Tupper Lake School District Website. 

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Podcast 6am Tuesday 6/11/13

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 6/11/13

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K&J – Ken Adams NY Commissioner on Economic Development Speaks at NCCC

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The NY Commissioner on Economic Development explains Governor Cuomo’s Tax Free NY initiative  at NCCC. We’ll speak with Ken and members of the Audience about the impact this could have on the North Country.

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Talk of the Town Monday 6/10/13

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Re-Building the Rail Corridor Part 1

AUDIO – 061013 – DOT UMP SERIES – ANCA

The Department of Transportation and the DEC last week announced last week their intentions to initiate a public process to review the Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor.  Following their announcement, we had the opportunity to speak with ANCA representative Steve Ehman about their feelings on the pending debate..

The state currently owns the corridor from Remsen North to Lake Placid and South of Remsen it’s privately owned.. The 119-mile section of rail line that runs through the Adirondack Park will now become the topic of discussion as the UMP and the Environmental Impact Statement will be reviewed to assess the corridor’s natural and physical resources. The overall goal of the review will be to identify the best public and economic use.

The DOT, DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency developed the 1996 UMP/EIS with considerable public input.  The current effort to review the UMP will take into account issues that have developed over the past 20 years by providing an opportunity for all interests to be part of the process and comment on future transportation and recreation opportunities along the Travel Corridor.

The public process will enable DOT and DEC to hear from residents, local officials, visitors and other stakeholders on their views of the current and future use of the Travel Corridor.

We’ll speak with more stakeholders through the summer in our ongoing series on the rails and the Corridor Unit Management Plan..

 

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