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DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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Acid Rain Experts Gather in Saratoga this Thursday

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Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against acid rain will bring together scientists, policy experts and government officials in Saratoga on Thursday, October 16th, to celebrate the progress achieved and the critical work remaining to protect the Adirondack Park from acid deposition. “We have made real progress in the fight against acid…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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Sanders Supporting Tax on Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change. The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon…

Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…

Appellate Court Dismisses Adirondack Club and Resort Appeal

The NYS Appellate Division, rejects a motion to appeal by Protect the Adirondacks, the Sierra Club and a neighboring landowner challenging The approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency for the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. For a perspective in this latest decision, we asked Arise President Jim LaValley for his point of view…

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K&J – Tom Lawson & Jim LaValley talk Tupper Lake

Today on the K&J show we’re heading to the Village of Tupper Lake to speak with Jim LaValley who is the President of ARISE, and with Tom Lawson who is developing the Adirondack Club and Resort.. Just recently, A lawsuit filed by PROTECT and the Sierra Club along with a few seasonal landowners in the…

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North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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K&J Show – The Adirondack Canoe Classic – 30 years of 90 milers

ADIRONDACK CANOE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR Join us as we speak with Brian McDonnell from the Adirondack Watershed Alliance! K&J – RE-AIR – 090412 – Brian McDonnell – Adirondack Canoe Classic – 90 Miler  The Adirondack Canoe Classic, better know as “The 90 Miler,” starts in Old Forge every September… In 2012 we spoke with…

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K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…