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Tupper Lake Asks; Who Should Pave the Road?

AUDIO – 041713 – Tupper Lake Amell Road Issue

The Village of Tupper Lake is considering a request by Roger Amell on the acceptance of Amell Lane as a village road.

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Investigation Continues in Boston

AUDIO – 041713 – Boston Marathon Explosions – Investigation

Investigators looking for the Boston marathon bomber are searching through an enormous amount of evidence … bomb fragments, photos, and tips … trying to find those pieces that could break the case.

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 04/17/13

Talk of the Town 04-17-13

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Podcast Wednesday 04/17/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 041713

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Talk of the Town Tuesday 04/16/13

Talk of the Town 04-16-13

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Podcast Tuesday 04/16/13

WNBZ News 6am Podcast – 041613

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K&J – A Preview of our Tour at the Saranac Lake Free Library

K&J – 041613 – A preview of our Tour at the Saranac Lake Free LIbrary

Library Director Peter Bendon says they host about 200 people daily. On Wednesday’s K&J show, we’ll tour the library.  Listen to this preview of that tour.

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Boston Marathon Explosions

A tragedy unfolds in Boston as runners cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. 144 people are injured, many in critical condition 3 are dead including one 8 year old Boy. The FBI has taken charge of the investigation.

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Enough is Enough on Balsam Street in Tupper Lake

AUDIO – 041613 – Tupper Lake Village Board hears Balsam Street Complaint

After more than 11 years, Tupper Lake Resident Steve Fornier says enough is enough and takes the Tupper Lake Board to task..  He wants his Balsam Street issue corrected.

Tupper Lake's Mayor Paul Maroun at the head of the table speaks with the Village Board and the audience at Monday's Regular Board Meeting

Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun at the head of the table speaks with the Village Board and the audience at Monday’s Regular Board Meeting

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Adirondack Regional Airport Looking for New Restaurant Proposal

AUDIO – 041513 – Adirondack Regional Airport Needs a new restaurant

Councilman Ron Keough says Harrietstown  is actively pursuing and encouraging the response to their request for restaurant proposals.  The deadline is April 24th

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May is Skate-Park Month in Saranac Lake

AUDIO – 041513 – May is Skate-Park Month in Saranac Lake

The Saranac Lake Village Board votes on a Resolution supporting the Skate Park Committee’s efforts to recruit new members and initiate new fundraising appeals.

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Podcast Monday 04/15/13

WNBZ News 7am Podcast – 041513

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Talk of the Town Monday 04/15/13

Talk of the Town 04-15-13

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Music Therapy for the Premature Baby

CBS – MUSIC THERAPY long 7 min

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast they say, but what about a premature baby? CBS News Correspondent Sam Litzinger has the answer.

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Getting Testy Over Testing in NY Schools

As standardized testing of third- through eighth-graders on English and math begins in New York’s public schools today, parents and school boards are speaking out about the Common Core standards and what they see as an over-emphasis on testing.  

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The Saratoga School Board voted to tell the state education commissioner the tests negatively affect students – and parents on Long Island are opting to exempt their children from the testing. The head of the state teachers union, Dick Iannuzzi, says students are going to be tested on material they haven’t been taught yet. He said polling commissioned by his union showed 91 percent of parents say students have not had enough time to work with the Common Core learning standards.
“Parents are upset. They really do not want their children being put in a position where they’re being assessed on material that simply has not been presented to them.”

The Department of Education said the assessments are designed to improve classroom instruction and get better results in the graduation rate and college and career readiness.

State Education Commissioner John King said in a video for parents on his department’s website that students living in poverty and English language learners are not achieving at the same level as their peers.

“The Common Core state standards are the answer to this problem. The standards are higher, the standards are fewer and the standards are deeper.”

Iannuzzi said the Education Department has acknowledged that scores will drop – perhaps as much as 30 percent. He does not want them used to promote students, choose students for gifted-and-talented classes, or to receive remedial services.

“No teacher would give a test where they know that students are not going to be in a position to succeed. And no parent would want a teacher to do that. And certainly no child would want to begin a test knowing that they are not expected to do well.”

Iannuzzi also does not want teachers’ performances evaluated on these test results.

“My members will have at least part of their end-of-the-year evaluation based on a score that will be meaningless in terms of reflecting their efforts in their classrooms and the growth of the children in front of them.”

He added, “The State Education Department listens very carefully, but doesn’t hear anything you say.”

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Talk of the Town Friday 04/12/13

Talk of the Town 04-12-13

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Franklin County Legislators Discuss the Possibility of a Bed Tax

AUDIO – 041213 – Franklin County Legislators Hold Bed Tax Public Hearings

Franklin County Legislators Wednesday evening met with the public twice. First in Saranac Lake and again in Tupper Lake. Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun weighs in on a possible outcome.

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Saranac Lake Partnering with Regional Tourism Office

AUDIO – 041213 – ROOST partners with Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Essex County ratchets up its marketing efforts. The Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and local legislators join ROOST in a marketing partnership.

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K&J – Interviews Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph and Dr John Broderick

K&J – 041213 – Adirondack Health Vision For Lake Placid – Chandler Ralph – Dr John Broderick

Adirondack Health President Chandler Ralph and Medical Director Dr John Broderick speak with us about a vision for Emergency Health Care in Lake Placid.

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Staffing Boat Launches with Invasive Species Stewards

AUDIO – 041213 – Boat Launch Invasive Species Stewardship Program

Eric Homeland, a teacher at Paul Smith’s College says Lake Flower and 2nd Pond may not be covered by Stewards defending  from Invasive Species..

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