Environment

Lake Placid Library Showcases Carl Rubino

“How I see the Adirondacks,” is the theme by fine arts photographer Carl Rubino in his upcoming show at the Lake Placid Public Library.  All are invited to a free reception for the opening from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 16. The exhibit will encompass the past five years of Rubino’s work which includes…

Federal Court Case Lands in Plattsburgh

U.S. District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby Brings the Douglas civil Rights Lawsuit to Plattsburgh. The Douglas lawsuit calls into question the practices and conduct of the APA, the Adirondack Council, and names several individuals representing these organizations as co-defendants. Matthew Norfolk is representing Mr Douglas. He says the issues should be heard and decided…

Saranac Lake Receives Updated Comprehensive Plan Draft

A new Comprehensive vision for the future of Saranac Lake is presented to the board at their regular meeting on Tuesday Night.. The Document is intended to outline research, and input from the community to highlight future goals and objectives.. The Village of Saranac Lake represents a unique blend of heritage, setting and most importantly…

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WNBZ On the Air – In Depth – Reviewing The Town of North Elba Park District

North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi - Reviews the Budget with the Board

North Elba’s Park District is a unique entity in the State of New York and represents more than half of the Town of North Elba’s 2013 budget. WNBZ looks at this in depth today as we continue our review of the North Elba Budget approved by the board following Tuesday’s Budget Hearings.. AUDIO – TONE…

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A Focus on Biking in the Adirondacks – and the Saranac Lake Wild Forest Management Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake is calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to swiftly approve  a draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lake Wild Forest to include many added trails for mountain biking and hiking.   Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says there are lot of…

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Cuomo Launches New Commission to Study Utilities Storm Preparation and Management

 RECOMMEND REFORMS TO OVERHAUL REGULATION OF ENTIRE SYSTEM TO BETTER DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES Commission to Investigate Companies’ Preparedness and Make Recommendations to Improve Future Response to Major Weather Incidents Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order to establish a commission under the Moreland Act that will investigate the response, preparation, and management of…

Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

The Wild Center Fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit November 14th & November 15th, 2012 New at the fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit! Plenary session and workshop by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about…

Red Cross Receives $100k from New York Pipeline Company

Millennium Pipeline Company Donates $100K to Red Cross For Orange and Rockland County Storm Relief Efforts  PEARL RIVER, NY (11/08/2012)(readMedia)– Millennium Pipeline Company donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Metro New York North chapter this week with funds specifically earmarked to help support storm relief efforts in Orange and Rockland Counties. Accepting a check on…

A New Sign for Lake Placid’s Jewtraw Park

  It’s time for new signs in Lake Placid. That’s the word from the Watershed Alliance and three residents attending Monday’s board meeting in the Beach House on Mirror Lake to discuss their interest in building informational kiosks.  Bill Billerman is with the Mirror Lake Watershed Association Billerman makes a presentation to the board with…

ORDA Announces Winter Job Fair at Whiteface

ORDA Job Fair for Winter Season Employment, Wednesday, Nov. 14 Full and Part-Time Positions Available  LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both full-time and part-time positions are…

Time Warner Cable gives $600,000 To Hurricane Relief Funds

$500,000 goes to the “Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City” $50,000 each to The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey (New York, NY)- – November 1, 2012 – Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) today announced donations to three local relief efforts in the area affected…

K&J – Jason Smith on Dewey Mountain

Jason Smith joined us in the studio on Friday Morning for a discussion about Dewey Mountain, the Youth Ski League, Tuesday Night Races, new trails, new names, a new trail map, and many other aspects of Skiing and Snowshoeing at Dewey Mountain. K&J 110212 – Jason Smith on Dewey Mountain Dewey is a mountain you…

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Local Companies Support Response to Superstorm Sandy

Price Chopper andAlbany’s WNYT-TV have teamed up to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The two saying “Your Help Counts:Sandy’ campaign comes to the aid of those affected. The two have launched a fundraising pin up campaign for the American Red Cross to help victims of the devastation inNew York and beyond. Price Chopper will match…

Those “Fracking” Storms and their affect on Drilling for Gas

NEW YORK (November 1st, 2012) – Critics of fracking for natural gas say future “superstorms” like Sandy could wreak havoc at drilling sites if New York approves the controversial procedure. Many climate experts say the forecast is for more frequent and more severe weather events like the one that hammered the eastern U.S. recently. At…

Snowmobile Association supports ARTA Rail Conversion

The New York Snowmobile Association has passed a resolution to support ARTA and the Trail conversion on the Travel Corridor, that is the backing of well over 50,000 members State wide and taps into a much larger portion of the over $245,000,000 in economic benefit from snowmobiles in just the Adirondacks. Even Beaver River, the only…

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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DEC Asks Hunters for Help Locating Colin Gillis

New York State Police and DEC Forest Rangers are asking hunters and others bushwhacking in the woods in the town of Piercefield and the town of Tupper Lake to look for and report signs of Colin Gillis.   Colin Gillis was last seen on March 10th  walking on State Route 3 between the communities ofTupperLake…

New Jay Mountain Hiking Trail Ready for Use in the Adirondacks

DEC COMPLETES TRAIL TO RIDGE OF JAY MOUNTAIN Trail Provides Easier and Safer Access to the Mountain*s Summit The newly constructed 2.5-mile trail to the summit of Jay Mountain is complete and available for public use, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. The trail bypasses the steep…