Local Economy

K&J – JCEO’s Outreach Program Director Sally Soucia

sally-soucia-150x150

There are 3,500 individuals making use of the JCEO emergency food banks in Clinton County..  Annually, 7,555 people taking advantage of services provided by the JCEO…  Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Program Director at the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity.. K&J – 111314 – The Joint Council for…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

The Public Speaks on the Lake Flower Lodge “PUDD” Law

101014 - PUDD Hearing 01 - Tim Hessletine

The Saranac Lake Village Board on Monday Evening once again opened the doors of the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall in order to accommodate all of the members of the audience, many of whom not only had something to say, but had prepared written statements to then give to the board during their public…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

110714 - Owens Conference 02 THUMB

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…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Adirondack Foundation Communications Mgr Chris Morris

Chris Morris & Staff - THUMB

The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake is hosting a new fundraising event called  Heat-A-Palooza.. (on Thursday Night 11/6/14) It’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes.. and as part of our series this week on philanthropy.. We wanted to find out more about the generosity of donors in the North Country so…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

103014 - Rail Corridor Old Forge 01

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…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

110414 - Judy Duncan and Clyde Rabideau Tour Saranac Lake - THUMB

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…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Looking at a Possible Whitewater Park in Plattsburgh

Whitewater - thumb

Today in the K&J show we’re looking at the possibility of perhaps re-working some features of the Saranac River in the City of Plattsburgh… and before we get started, obviously one advantage of being outside of the Adirondack Park is that you can actually think about changing  a river..  Just to put that in perspective..…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

North Country Development Authority Joins with Ex-Im Bank

BISON 03 - OWENS - THUMB

Congressman Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), and the Development Authority of the North Country announced that Ex-Im Bank has joined forces with the Development Authority in order to help local businesses boost export sales and jobs. In April 2014, Senator Gillibrand, who is a member of the President’s…

Public Hearing on Lake Flower Lodge Project set for Nov 10th

Lake Flower Lodge - PUDD - THUMB

The Village of Saranac Lake is proposing a different look for the Lake Flower Lodge project..  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the board, in conjunction with the Planning Board was looking for something that combined Adirondack features with other styles in the village of Saranac Lake.. Essentially, they’ve taken away some of the larger Adirondack…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – ROOST -Tourism Promotion and A Destination Master Plan

ROOST - THUMB

Today in the K&J Show, we’re checking in on The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.. On Friday, representatives from 33 towns, villages and hamlets have come together in a process to develop a destination master plan… ROOST President Jim McKenna says this is the first step for the entire region to begin to develop a destination…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

New York Spending up 3.3% to $6,998 per Resident.

Thomas Dinapoli

According to the Comptroller’s office in New York… State Spending in 2013-14 was $6,998 per New Yorker..   According to the Comptroller’s annual report.. New York State spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion while State-funded debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says “Recent budget actions and an economy that continues to strengthen…

Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Town of Plattsburgh Re-affirms Support for JCEO

102114 - Marty Mannix - THUMB

The Town of Plattsburgh on Monday voted to continue their support of the Joint Council For Economic Opportunity.. The JCEO of Clinton County and Franklin County will receive $18,000 from the Town in 2015 and councilman Marty Mannix says that money is typically used to support some of JCEO’s outreach programs.. JCEO provides not only…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Plattsburgh’s Code Enforcement Office – A Barometer for Growth

Codes_steve

The Town of Plattsburgh is setting itself up to handle a few additional derelict properties in 2015.. Stephen Imhoff is the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer.. He says the Town has a full set of local laws which allow them to deal with zombie properties…  “So eventually, the County reimburses the Town for the contracting work,…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

City Council Goes to Work on Plattsburgh’s Budget

102014 - Mayor Jim Calnon at Budget Hearing - THUMB

Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon may have set a new record for the fastest budget hearing in history on Thursday evening..  Following the budget hearing.. The City’s New Budget Officer, Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong, and the rest of the newly elected City Council take on the task of reviewing Mayor Calnon’s Proposed budget. Armstrong says she sees…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Lake Placid’s Brewfest

Brewfest 2014 - THUMB

When craft brewers arrive at the 1932 Rink in Lake Placid Columbus Day Weekend, the rink transforms for a Saturday afternoon into a different kind of arena. For a few hours, it’s a discussion among brewers, visitors and residents about all of the different types of IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners and their different weights, flavors…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More Growth for Brewfest Lake Placid

Brewfest Lake Placid - THUMB

Columbus Day Weekend in 2013 brought more than 30 craft brewers to the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The 2014 Brewfest is Lake Placid’s third annual Brewfest. The crowd continues to grow year after year with visitors and residents sampling beers from across the country and talking to beer experts right in…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

080814 - Bernie Bassett - THUMB

The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

Old Stone Barracks - THUMB

If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sanders: “Income Inequality Becoming Dangerous”

Senator Bernie Sanders says that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to the economic and political systems – and must be addressed. Sighting a new Forbes magazine tally, Sanders says the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion. Their combined wealth grew last year…