Local Economy

Village Trustee Rowing for the LDC

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC) is putting an oar in the water to build its revitalization fund with the solo guideboat entry into the 90-miler by  its chairman, Paul Van Cott.  “We sent out an appeal letter to 300 members of the Saranac Lake community in July and have raised nearly $7,000 so…

A New Tax Incentive for Homeowners in Saranac Lake

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There are three public hearings which have been called and are now scheduled for just prior to the next village board meeting in Saranac Lake on Monday September 8th at 5:30pm… The First is to hear from the public on the village’s proposal to require trucks to detour around downtown using a marked truck route,…

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Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

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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IBM’s 5150 – The Personal Computer – turns 33

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When the IBM Personal Computer (IBM 5150) was introduced to the world 33 years ago, it was dramatically clear to most observers that IBM had done something very new and different. (Here’s an excerpt from the IBM archives)  Here you had a large company, steeped in tradition, that had been willing and able to set…

Another Win for Research at Trudeau Institute

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Trudeau Institute researcher awarded American Lung Association grant SARANAC LAKE, New York (August 5, 2014) – Trudeau Institute researcher Alexei V. Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a highly-competitive research grant from the American Lung Association (ALA). The grant is intended to provide seed monies over a two-year period to a junior investigator researching the…

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…

K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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Mayor Calnon Proposes Health Insurance Reserve Fund

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The City of Plattsburgh spends roughly $Six point One Million Dollars on Health Insurance Every year.. But every year, they’re budgeting closer to $Seven Million Dollars.. and in these numbers, there is good news and there is some bad news.. the good news is that even though the city budgeted to spend $2.2 Million Dollars…

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New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

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Opinion – Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Owens has written an editorial called “Creating a Competitive, Sustainable Global Workforce” we’ve posted the editorial here; This month, in a rare and encouraging show of bipartisanship, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of federal job training programs with passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Now headed to the…

A New Finance Committee in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh is one step closer to their goal of recruiting members of the community to sit on a newly formed Finance Committee.. At their Regular Meeting on Monday night, the board approved the appointment of Carol Rugar..who works with the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh and she and her…

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City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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NY Counties Struggle with Sputtering Revenue Streams

New York State has released the most recent sales tax data, and for the most part there is little change to report. The total collections for counties (outside of New York City) are basically flat for the first six months of 2014. Excluding the four counties that increased their sales tax rate, the average percentage…

Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale Tomorrow

In Saranac Lake this weekend, The Women’s Civic Chamber continue to build on an event that’s taken off from it’s inception.. Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale which gets underway tomorrow morning… We spoke last year with Kelly Burth among many others about the event..Burth tells WNBZ in a recent K&J show that the Women’s Civic…

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“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

Canada Tops List for Share of Jobs Supported by U.S. Exports

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A new report from  the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, the International Trade Association and the Department of Commerce reiterates that Canada is a top buyer of American goods and services supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs..  According to the report issued Monday, Our trading partner to the North tops the list with an 18%…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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