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Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Chamber Sponsors Snowman Building Contest

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The village of Saranac Lake will have some extra snowmen tomorrow afternoon.. That’s because the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community snowman building contest to welcome friends family and visitors to the community…  The snowman building contest begins Saturday at noon and runs until 3pm along River Street Park starting across the…

A Very Merry Christmas for Tupper – PROTECT Appeal Denied

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After more than ten years The Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake has been given the  green light to move forward with development in Tupper Lake..  On Wednesday afternoon, The New York State Court of Appeals Denied another motion to appeal by the extreme environmental group PROTECT The Adirondacks and in doing so,…

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Champlain National Bank Opens New Branch in Lake Placid

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Joseph P. Shaw, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank announced that the Bank has completed construction on a new 2,520 square-foot branch in Lake Placid located at 2040 Saranac Avenue. Champlain National Bank has owned the property at 2040 Saranac Avenue since 2003, which is located between Burnham Financial and Super Shoes. The new branch…

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K&J – Court Of Appeals May Give Tupper Lake a Very Merry Christmas

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Today we’re talking with ARISE Chariman Jim LaValley and one of the Developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort, Tom Lawson… Our Conversation from one of the new businesses in Tupper Lake on Park Street – Well Dressed Foods and we begin our conversation by asking Jim LaValley about the progress at the Court of…

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K&J – Former APA Chair Curt Stiles on Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Curt Stiles, a former Chariman of the Adirondack Park Agency, and a Veteran. Stiles is also active on many boards, including the Adirondack Council, The Upper Saranac Lake Association and other community groups in and around the Adirondack Park… (Click on the Play button below, or download the…

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Saranac Lake Lights their Tree on Friday at 5pm

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Our series on Christmas Tree Lightings Continues as communities throughout the region celebrate the holidays and today we’re looking ahead to Friday at 5pm for the Tree Lighting at the Berkley Green in Saranac Lake..  The Tree comes from another park in the village and the lighting on Friday kicks off the season in Downtown…

K&J – Adirondack Health Foundation – Giving Tuesday

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This Monday is Cyber Monday which means consumers may be spending their dollars online. Over the weekend, small businesses promote “Small Business Saturday” and Black Friday is a day for bigger retailers to offer big discounts to attract customers right after Thanksgiving. Many retailers have begun offering holiday sales on Thanksgiving Day and even before…

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Rabideau Proposes Handicapped Accessibility Grants

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Holiday Shopping for some may not be quite as easy for others.. It’s much harder than you might realize for someone in a wheelchair or a scooter to navigate downtown shopping centers and make their way in and out of stores, Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is looking to promote upgrades in the village for…

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Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project May Rest with One Trustee’s Vote

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The Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake may come down to one trustee’s vote over the next few weeks. At their meeting on Monday evening, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Village Trustees heard a report from Trustee Allie Pelletieri who said his concern about developers applying for a PILOT has…

Kretser Opposes Waterfront Planning

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The City Council has given Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon the authority to move forward with local engineering firm AES Northeast to begin drawing plans for repair of the building at the City Docks..  The City’s Engineer Kevin Farrington says the project is a fairly simple building renovation..”The new design will include plans for one or…

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Chamber Sponsors Financial Planning Seminar

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The event takes place November 24th from 9:00AM-10:30AM At the AEDC Office – 67 Main St. #300, Saranac Lake, NY All too often, business owners think of financial statements as the work of hired accountants, bankers or the IRS. But without at least a working knowledge of “the numbers,” owners and managers will find themselves groping in…

Tupper Lake Launches New Website

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announced the launch of the newly designed TupperLake.com on Tuesday. The redesigned site content is geared toward promoting the many leisure visitor experiences available in the towns of Tupper Lake and Piercefield, from hiking to shopping to historic sites, and includes a robust events calendar. The new site…

Village’s Lake Flower PUDD Law Resolution on Hold

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As of Monday Night’s Special Village Board meeting in Saranac Lake, the resolution proposing the Lake Flower PUDD Law is tabled and there’s no Planned Unit Development District for developers hoping to move forward on The Lake Flower Lodge..  For Trustee Barb Rice, it’s a question of Scale, She wants to be sure that I have…

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K&J – Doing Business Across the U.S. – Canadian Border

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Congressman Bill Owens appeared very comfortable in his place as host of a forum featuring a practical panel discussion with Managers and Directors of successful local businesses. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn on Thursday morning in Plattsburgh. It was attended by 95 local business leaders, members of customs and border patrol, regulatory…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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Local Establishments Pass Police Alcohol Sales Checks

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On November 2, 2014, State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative in Essex and Franklin Counties.  Nine retail stores were checked throughout the two counties. As part of the investigation, an underage volunteer was sent into each business in an attempt to have the clerk sell the minor alcohol. All of the premises that were checked…

K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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On Today’s K&J show, we’re going to look into the question of mobility for disabled persons in the village of Saranac Lake.. Our look at the issue begins in front of the Harrietstown Town Hall in the village..  We’re standing on the steps there.. The handicapped entrance to the Town Hall is actually on the South…

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$16,817 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $50,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf since 2010 and the tradition continued on Saturday, October 25th. Locals shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $16,000 to fight hunger.  During the 5th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $16,817…

Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality…