Ted Morgan

Christmas Tree Sales Trending Towards Record Territory

A new report says Christmas tree sales are trending towards a record year in 2012, perhaps the highest on record since 2008. Jami Warner is Executive director of The American Christmas Tree Association. She says   “Their members are encouraged by early sales figures that are currently higher than last season by double-digits” The Second weekend…

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K&J Interviews Drew Benware

At Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Saranac Lake Central School Board, Saranac Lake School Superintendent Gerald Goldman reported to the board the success of the Music Program in the School District which is run by Drew Benware who handles choral groups and Keith Cogut who is in charge of instrumental instruction. Today in the K&J…

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Uihlein residents chip in to help with Hurricane Sandy relief

SARANAC LAKE – Residents at Uihlein Living Center demonstrated their Thanksgiving gratitude by hosting a relief drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Prior to the holiday, they accepted basic items from generous community members for residents of Long Island, who were among the millions affected by of one of the most destructive storms to…

William M. Butterfield

William M. Butterfield died on December 3, 2012 in at the Franklin County Nursing Home in Malone, NY at the age of 90. Mr. Butterfield was born in New York City on February 10, 1922; the only child of B. V. and Betty Butterfield. Bill married Julianne Richards on May 16, 1944. Shortly thereafter, Bill…

T.O.T. Thursday 12/06/12

TALKoftheTOWN

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Active Motiff Brings Global Biotech Research to Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake’s Mayor welcomes Active Motiff, the Village’s newest corporate citizen and biotech company with a special reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location in Saranac Lake. Employees moved into the new site in the former “water building” in Early November and the building itself has undergone extensive renovations over the last 6 months…

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K&J Interviews Kim Anderson – LPCA Program Director

Tuesday’s K&J Show gives us a preview of Thursday’s “Joy to the Children” fundraiser benefiting children’s program at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. We’re speaking with LPCA Program Director Kim Anderson about the event, it’s sponsors and the programming which this fundraiser supports. K&J – 120412 – LPCA Joy to the Children –…

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T.O.T. Tuesday 12/04/12

AUDIO – Tuesday’s TALK of the TOWN 12/04/12

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Water Main Break Closes Church Street

A water line break has closed Church Street from Woodruff Street to Bloomingdale Avenue. Saranac Lake Police have posted detour signs directing traffic onto Pine Street or Broadway as travel alternatives.  

Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake Announces King Scholarship Contest

The Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council announces scholarships for Saranac Lake High School and Middle School students to honor and raise awareness about the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Group’s organizers a looking to highlight King’s contributions to peace, justice, and human rights which they say continue to speak to our…

Farmers Gather in Albany to set Bureau’s Agenda and Policy

Farmers from across this great state will gather for New York Farm Bureau’s State Annual Meeting which begins tomorrow in Albany. The State’s Annual Meeting will set New York Farm Bureau policy and it’s agenda for the coming year, which many agree comes with many uncertainties. Perhaps the most pressing issue involves the ongoing struggle inWashingtonto…

T.O.T. Monday 12/03/12

Audio – TALK of the TOWN 12/03/12

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Holiday Sales Watch Reports “Upswing” in Shopping

Shoppers sprinted from the Thanksgiving dinner table to snatch up early bargains and continued buying throughout the weekend to deliver a solid start to the holiday season for New York state’s retailers. Seventy-four percent of merchants surveyed by the Retail Council of New York State early this week said their sales for Black Friday weekend…

Will Rogers Sponsors Advance Directives Seminar

Advanced Directives Seminar  Adirondack Medical Center’s Director of Pastoral Care, Steve Kovacevich, will present a Seminar on Advanced Directives at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, on Wednesday, December 5th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., as part of Saranac Village at Will Rogers’ Road to Retirement Series. The Road to Retirement Series, which began in September, features programs…

Village Welcomes Active Motiff

Village Set to Welcome New Biotech Company Saranac Lake will officially welcome its newest corporate citizen and biotech company, Active Motif, at 6 pm, December 4th, with a reception and ribbon-cutting event which will be held at its 21 Main Street location. This new Active Motif site is in the former “water building” and is…

Registering Your Snowmobiles Online – “Join The Club”

Renewing a snowmobile registration just got easier! New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Barbara Fiala says riders can now renew their snowmobile registrations online.  The Commissioner says Online renewal allows riders to renew registrations directly through the DMV Web site, saving a trip to a DMV office or the need to process…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

K&J – Interviews Chad McCarthy – Special Ed. in Saranac Lake’s Schools

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) requires each state to have in place a State Performance Plan (SPP) that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of Part B of IDEA and describes how the state will improve such implementation. The SPP, submitted every six years, includes measurable and rigorous targets…

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T.O.T. Friday 11/30/12

TALKoftheTOWN

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Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick

SARANAC LAKE – Peter Kevin Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully 11/27/12 after an almost four year battle with cancer. Born October 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Robert and Leola (Russom) Fitzpatrick.  He was a member of the Saratoga Springs High School Class of 1967. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased…