Local Economy

K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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IRS Phone Scams Causing Problems for Taxpayers

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If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud.  It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. “The phone is still a scammer’s number one contact…

Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

Fewer NY School Districts Overriding Tax Cap

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The number of school districts overriding New York’s property tax cap declined by more than half over the past three fiscal years, dropping from 44 school districts in 2012-13 to only 19 in 2014-15, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also found low- and average-need districts were twice as…

K&J – Lake Flower Lodge Developer Chris LeBarge

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Another Public Hearing is now just ten days away for the public to air their feelings about a proposed 93 room Destination Resort Hotel known as the Lake Flower Lodge… Chris Lebarge is one of the developers of the project and joins us today in the K&J Show here on WNBZ.. On Monday, The Village Board…

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Governor Cuomo Visits Plattsburgh with Opportunity Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to highlight portions of his Opportunity Agenda for New York State. Among his Opportunity Agenda proposals, Governor Cuomo focuses on the following initiatives affecting the North Country: Provide the North Country with high-speed broadband access by the end of 2018: Governor Cuomo has set an ambitious goal to ensure…

Public Hearing Set for Lake Flower Lodge

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a second public hearing to discuss adjustments to the Zoning Laws which would allow the Lake Flower Lodge Project to move forward…  The developers, given the go ahead by the village would begin working with the Planning Board and other permitting agencies in hopes of receiving a final…

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Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau spoke with us on Tuesday afternoon at the Village Offices in the Harrietstown Town Hall and with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival just around the corner, Mayor Rabideau and I began by previewing the Mayor’s Snowball Toss event, which is scheduled to begin at 1pm, Sunday February 8th. Registration for…

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K&J – The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director Willie Janeway

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Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, According to the Adirondack Council, is good news for the Adirondack Park.. And while the Governor didn’t focus as much in his speech on new environmental legislation and funding…  He did include Pro-Adirondack funding among the items in his legislative agenda… Today on the K&J Show, our guest is Willie Janeway.. …

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City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…

No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Farm Bureau Supports EPF – Unhappy with Cuomo’s Minimuim Wage Proposal

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The New York Farm Bureau weighed in on the State of the State Speech saying  “If we want to have a growing agricultural sector in New York, it’s important for the State of New York to partner with the industry and invest in growing our farm economy. Governor Cuomo’s State of the State offered some…

K&J – Governor Cuomo says “Reform Education”

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Governor Cuomo spent a great deal of time during the State of the State Address on education reform and spoke about several sweeping changes he’s proposing…  According to the Governor.. As of this year, school aid is at its highest level ever and over 65 percent of recent increases were directed to high-need school districts.…

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New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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Myriad RBM Closing in March – 4 Employees Remain

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In March, Myriad RBM will be vacating the old Village Offices in Saranac Lake but now there’s a group of 4 Myriad employees who have announced an arrangement with Myriad and the village to remain on the first floor of the building and to continue developing and producing bio-markers and specialized marker products for the…

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Mountain Lake PBS Announces New President & CEO

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Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Nycklemoe as the new President & CEO of the station as of January 1, 2015. Nycklemoe built his career serving communities through public media at the American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and most recently at Pacific Public Media. With a wealth of experience…

Lake Placid School Board Considers Change to Senior School Tax Exemption

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is considering an increase to the maximum income levels for the senior citizen partial tax exemption schedule.. Before finalizing any decision, however, they’ll be holding a public hearing on Tuesday next week.. The 20th of January, at 6:30 p.m. at the High School’s Annex at 50 Cummings Road, Lake…

Historic Saranac Lake to Benefit from Will Rogers Grant

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The Saranac Laboratory Museum and Historic Saranac Lake are the beneficiaries of a major grant from the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation.. The Grant will support exhibit renovations at the Museum which is home to the original laboratories of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau.. A pioneer in the field of TB research in Saranac Lake..…

Owens Joins Law Firm Focused on Cross Border Commerce

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Congressman Bill Owens Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge’s Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Practice Owens is teaming with the firm’s Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice as a senior strategic advisor in the Washington, D.C. office. Based on his extensive experience in federal policy in the context of the Canada-U.S. relationship, Congressman Owens will advise Canadian…