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K&J Interviews Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

Incumbent Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is seeking a 4th term in the New York State Assembly. She faces a challenge from 2 opponents in November in the newly redrawn 115th Assembly District which includes Clinton and Franklin Counties plus 4 towns in St. Lawrence County. K&J – 103012 – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey One Opponent, Conservative Party…

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New Rails Coming to Tupper / Saranac Lake Corridor

  The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society (ARPS), operators of current tourism rail services on the Adirondack Railroad, and Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a major new working partnership going forward. STORY – IOWA PACIFIC invests in Adirondack Scenic Railroad A key goal of the agreement is the establishment…

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NY Tax Revenue Down / SUNY Research Foundation Employee Fired for Abuse

DiNapoli: State Tax Revenue Short of Targets Tax revenue through the first six months of the state’s fiscal year was 0.2 percent lower than last year and $213 million short of projections, according to a mid-year state revenue analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections would have to grow 6.4 percent for the remainder…

Bonnie Rock Myers

Word has been received of the death of Bonnie Rock Myers, age 62 formerly of Saranac Lake and currently of Largo, Florida who died on Monday October 15, 2012 in Largo. Born in Saranac Lake, NY on April 9, 1950 she was the daughter of Jean Walton and Raymond Rock. Bonnie attended and graduated from…

Donald Vorrath

Donald “Snake Charmer” Vorrath, 73, if Onchiota, New York died peacefully at home on Sunday October 28, 2012 in the care of his wife Millie. He was born on August 28, 1939 in Newark, NJ the son of Alfred and Violet (Czekenski) Vorrath, but lived most of his life in New York State. He is…

Hurricane Sandy Goes South

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night — sending a 13-foot surge of seawater into at New York City, flooding tunnels, subway stations and the electrical system that powers Wall Street which is closed again today for the day. Power is out for hundreds of thousands of New…

Lake Placid Fast Pitch Softball Sends Balestrini to RPI Roster

The Adirondack Chill Softball Club is proud to announce they have placed their first player on a college roster. Danielle Balestrini will be playing for the RPI Engineers this spring. RPI is a division 3 program that plays in the Liberty League.  Balestrini is the daughter of Helga and Dave Balestrini.  2013 will be her…

K&J – Trivia – Raising money for SLHS Parent Faculty Organization

Trivia Teams Needed! Teams are invited to compete in a 10-round Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 3.  Brian Mann will prepare questions and serve as emcee for the evening at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. The SLHS Parent Faculty Organization (PFO) is sponsoring the fundraiser to buy a mobile computer lab for the high school.…

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Community Store Celebrates First Anniversary

The Community Store celebrates it’s one year anniversary over the weekend… A simple ceremony on Friday afternoon honored Board Member Gail Brill with a special cake and a gathering in celebration of their first year in business..  The store’s general manager Craig Waters says the store enjoyed some early publicity when it first opened.. Waters…

Obituary – Dora Bova

Dora Bova, age 77, of 77 Catherine Street, Malone, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at her home. Born in Saranac Lake, New York on September 09, 1935, she was the daughter of Felix and Doris (Barnaby) Gates. She married Joseph Bova, Sr. on December 24, 1954 at the Nazarene Church in Vermontville. Dora had worked…

Hurricane Sandy Related Closures –

The Harrietstown Supervisor Debate Cancelled The Saranac Lake Adult Center has cancelled Bingo tonight —– Lake Placid High School dismissed at 10:30am Lake Placid Elementary School dismissed at 11:15am St Bernards School Dismissing at 11:05 Saranac Lake Middle School closing at 11:15 Saranac Lake High School dismissing at 11:25 Saranac Lake Elementary School dismissed at 12:05…

The Bucket Brigade Tradition Continues

Thankfully the weather held off on Sunday Morning at 9am as residents of the community all gathered on Main Street and Broadway in Saranac Lake. PINK, which calls themselves “The Ultimate Destination for the Fashion Obsessed” is now in their new home at 39 Broadway in Saranac Lake. PINK Story With the exception of a…

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AMA Honor Event now at Left Bank Cafe

Village Changes Venue for Civic Testimonial Event Coordinator Katy Van Anden announced today that the venue for the first-ever village Civic Testimonial, honoring the American Management Association (AMA) on the evening of November 1st, is changed to at The Left Bank Café on Broadway.  “Logistically, the Left Bank Café makes the most sense for us right now,”…

Multiple Drug Bust in Saranac Lake

An early morning drug bust in Saranac Lake on Friday results in the arrests of 8 suspects by The Saranac Lake Police Department in conjunction with the Franklin County Northern Boarder Drug Task Force.. These arrests all stem from ongoing investigations initiated by the Saranac Lake Police Department.. According to Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce…

Tracking Hurricane Sandy – Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy is on course to hit the East Coast and New York State in the coming days. In preparation for the storm’s potential impact, Governor Cuomo today declared a state of emergency to help mobilize resources to local governments and rapid response efforts. New Yorkers should make sure they have a storm emergency kit…

Tracking Hurricane Sandy – The “Frankenstorm”

Saranac Lake Prepares for the blow Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm but is expected to strengthen again as the storm merges with a weather system in the west and creates a “Super Storm” heading up the east coast. Right now, it’s expected to deal a powerful blow to most of PA…

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Editorial – If the rails come up, this is what’s going to happen…

An Editorial from WNBZ News; Below is a press release from the ultra environmental organization PROTECT the Adirondacks. It includes pictures of construction of a new trail in the forest preserve..  One would expect during construction to see this kind of work on any site whether it’s snowmobile trails or hiking trails in the Adirondacks.…

K&J – Interview with Dave Maroun

You may know the Maroun family from their public service in the region and Dave Maroun of Tupper Lake is the most recent member of the family showing interest in politics. K&J – 102612 – VTLB Candidate Dave Maroun During our conversation, Dave tells WNBZ he believes the community is in favor of supporting a…

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The Adirondack Scenic Railroad Clarifies Numbers

The Adirondack Regional Railroad announced growth, Thursday of nearly 7% over the past year. During the same presentation, The volunteer organization’s President Bill Branson told an overflowing crowd at the Train Depot in Saranac Lake that there final payment has been made on a $400,000 note and the $12,000 monthly payment can now be aimed…

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K&J interviews Jamie Rogers – ANCAElectric Program Director

The Adirondack North Country Association is Working in partnership with New York State Energy Research and Development Agency, (NYSERDA), ANCA’s programs promote energy efficiency, reduce energy consumption and green house gas emissions, support sustainable community development, and create job opportunities. K&J – 102512 – Jamie Rogers is Energy Program Coordinator at ANCA The Adirondack North Country Association…

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