Local Economy

K&J – Maple Weekend & The Parker Maple Farm in West Chazy

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March 22-23 & 29-30, 2014 10 am-4 pm each day We all knew that Maple Weekend was a fun event for the entire family.  Now scientific research shows there’s something more to the taste of sweet, delicious maple syrup – it might just keep you healthy.  Recent studies have uncovered some significant health benefits. A University of Rhode…

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Owens Co-Sponsors Trade Adjustment Assistance Act Extension

Congressman Bill Owens is Co-Sponsoring legislation that would extend provisions in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act for an additional seven years… TAA provides benefits to workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade, including individualized training plans, on-the-job training, and allowances for expenses associated with re-employment. According to the Department of…

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Pre K vs. GEA; Senator Betty Little says Remove the GEA First

Senator Betty Little says the 2.8 Billion Dollar Cut to Education in 2009 has created a growing problem.. Especially for school districts in the North Country that were more dependent on state aid than some of the bigger schools, say in Long Island which may not have felt the impact as much..  Now, she says,…

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K&J – Team Plattsburgh, A Collaboration Between City and Town

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The City of Plattsburgh and the Town of Plattsburgh are developing a new level of collaboration called Team Plattsburgh..  At a special meeting of councilors and department heads the two municipalities began to work on the questions of sharing resources, specialized skills, contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of local government and achieving cost reductions based…

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Duprey Speaks to NYSCOPBA Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Janet L Duprey attended a NYSCOPBA-sponsored rally at the Capitol on Tuesday where she spoke to hundreds of correction officers and supporters from across the state, including several from Chateaugay. The rally was a protest against the governor’s proposal to close four correctional facilities. Duprey says “She will continue to work with my colleagues…

Cuomo Highlights Snowmobiling in Franklin County

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Snowmobiling in the North Country is on the Map this week following Governor Cuomo’s Visit to the region..  Our look at the activity begins with Jim McCulley who is one of the snowmobilers on hand for Governor Cuomo’s Arrival.. Governor Cuomo Arrived at the Adirondack Peak Experience and spoke with the media before he left for…

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K&J – Removing the Funding Gap (Elimination Adjustment)

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Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge brings notoriety to the North Country and on Sunday, as legislators from the southern parts of New York State Arrived at the Lake Placid Convention Center, another group was there to greet them.. Teachers… When it comes to the Gap Elimination Adjustment there are several issues.. One is that the…

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The Adirondack Winter Challenge – A Focus on the North Country

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Governor Cuomo is Touring the North Country on a snowmobile on Sunday..  and for the second time this year he’s working to highlight the region as a destination for tourism and winter activity..  Today in the K&J show, we’re going to look into the value of a visit by the Governor to the Adirondacks and…

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K&J – Trudeau Institute – Worldwide Research Originating from Saranac Lake

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We’re touring the Trudeau Institute today Let’s take a minute to introduce you to our tour guide.. Her name is Dr Andrea Cooper..  In January 2002, Dr. Cooper arrived at the Trudeau Institute, prior to that she was in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Institutes of Health, prior to that in Colorado at the Mycobacterial…

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K&J – Regionalism in the North Country

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Today we’re at a First of it’s kind event for the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce which was held at the Wild Center on Friday Night…  Stephanie Radcliff is the Executive Director of the Wild Center, which is an integral part or the community in Tupper Lake…  She was looking over the activity in the…

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Tupper Lake Chamber – First Annual Winter Social

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North Country Chamber of Commerce President Gary Douglas is the featured speaker tonight at The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce First Annual Winter Social…  highlighting the position and importance of a Chamber of Commerce for a community as well as how Tupper Lake ties into the North Country Chamber of Commerce. The Newly Elected Tupper…

Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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CUOMO SUBSIDIZES SNAP PROGRAM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. The bill was slated to cut SNAP benefits an average of $127 per month for affected…

Plattsburgh Consolidates Comprehensive Planning

When it comes to a community vision, the City of Plattsburgh may be farther ahead on the road to success than it realizes… That’s Councilwoman Becky Kasper… She’s regularly expressed an interest in strengthening the overall vision of the city but has also been concerned about the expense which can sometimes be involved in identifying…

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K&J – Considering a Home Improvement Tax Credit

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Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott is pushing the introduction of a credit for Saranac Lake homeowners who invest more than $3,000 into their home. The Home Improvement Tax Credit is a proposal he has offered to the Village Board in Saranac Lake for discussion. “The Idea,” VanCott says during the K&J show, “Is to…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 3 p.m. – North Country Community College Training for Fry Pan and Snow Ball Toss* (NCCC Soccer Field (across from Sparks Athletic Facility) 5:30 p.m. – 15th Annual Past Royalty Mixer and Dinner (Red Fox Restaurant, $, call 518-891-1286 for reservations) FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 4 p.m. – High Tea* (Left Bank Café,…

Bolstering Entrepreneurs with Class

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The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the village of Saranac Lake has developed a program designed to initiate a class for entrepreneurs interested in starting up a new business or expanding their business.. It’s focused primarily on smaller businesses who are in need of capital to get their projects off the ground.. The…

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K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  “Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Tupper Lake Schools – 12th on List of Fiscally Stressed Schools in New York State

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The State Comptroller’s Office says the Tupper Lake’s School District budget is dealing with significant fiscal stress..  In fact, TupperLake is 12th highest on the list of schools according to the Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System…   According to the report, 13 percent of school districts statewide, have been designated as fiscally stressed under the Monitoring…