Local Economy

K&J – Recreation in Plattsburgh

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One of the first major decisions for Plattsburgh’s new councilors came Thursday Evening as the board locked in the tax rate for the city, approving the 2014 Budget. During the discussion, Councilman Mike Kelly complimented the previous administration for their diligence in preparing a budget that they as incoming members of the council would in fact…

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No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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Rice Formally Joins Franklin County Legislature

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Franklin County Opens their business for the new year with some new County Legislators.. One of whom represents the Southern end of the County; Legislator Barb Rice… She was officially sworn in Monday afternoon.. We spoke with her following the meeting. “I’m looking forward to getting to work.” Rice Said, “and I’m excited to have…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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Cape Air Sponsors Opening Winter Carnival Fireworks

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The opening fireworks display on Feb. 1 will be sponsored by Cape Air, while long-time fireworks sponsor Guide Boat Realty returns to sponsor the closing fireworks ceremony on Feb. 9.  The fireworks displays are well attended and a crowd favorite during the Winter Carnival.  The displays are particularly dramatic since they take place behind the…

New Report Confirms Support for Adirondack Club and Resort

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The ADK Works campaign has released the results of its public opinion survey gauging the attitudes and opinions of Adirondack residents on the people and issues affecting their local communities, including the development of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project. Two key findings from the survey reveal: > 71 percent of Adirondack residents with a…

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K&J – Two Firsts for Saranac Lake

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The first official public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts on the Lake Flower Lodging Project is held on Wednesday evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall…  It’s also a first of it’s kind joint meeting between the Village of Saranac Lake and the Planning Board. We go to Community Development Director Jeremy Evans for a…

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Governor Visits North Country’s Downhill Grill

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Governor Cuomo made a stop in Saranac Lake on Sunday to highlight the work of the Regional Economic Development Council in the region…  He was in Dunkirk earlier in the day and stopped for a mid afternoon presentation at the Downhill Grill, on Main Street in Saranac Lake..   Ken Lawless is Co-Owner of the Downhill…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

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The economy is improving, housing prices seem to be on the rise. As far as we can tell, without spending a few hours verifying specific numbers and statistics, things are getting better across most industries. It’s not necessarily the reason we’re hiring, but WNBZ and our sister stations are pleased to see the impact of…

Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

K&J – The Power and Promise of Non Profits

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The Adirondack Non Profit Summit – Thursday November 21st at the WIld Center A daylong summit will examine the impact of our region’s nonprofit organizations. This event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. All those involved in nonprofit organizations — board members, staff, donors…

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New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

Tupper Lake Chamber President Eyes Town Hall

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Tupper Lake’s Chamber may have a new location come the first of the year….  Free Press Owner Dan McClelland has taken over as the Chamber’s President and he asked the Town Board about the possibility of moving the Chamber into the two vacant offices in the basement of the Town Hall..  McClelland sighted small numbers…

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SOLD – Camp Gabriels

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The state has finally found a buyer for Camp Gabriels. The state sold the shuttered former minimum-security prison Tuesday to Mohammad Ibrahim of Elmont for $210,777, according to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the state Office of General Services. It’s unclear what Ibrahim plans to do with the property. The Enterprise could not immediately reach…