Local Economy

Govt Shutdown Impacts Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Government Shutdown is affecting more than just Washington… At the Adirondack Regional Airport, work has stopped abruptly on the repair and replacement of the VOR flight navigation system used by both Commercial Aircraft and General Aviation Flights in and out of Lake Clear.. The Unit is located in a building near the main runway…

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Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

Accountant & Attorneys Plan for Your Giving

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Adirondack Community Trust, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are hosting a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules.  The seminar, will be held this Thursday at the Whiteface…

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Prison Inmates are Taking $561,000 in Inappropriate Payments

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An audit of five counties by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office found that hundreds of county jail inmates received inappropriate payments totaling more than $236,000 from various social welfare programs and almost $325,000 in state unemployment insurance (UI). The inappropriate benefits were caused by deficiencies in how four of the five counties monitored the eligibility of…

WNBZ News Welcomes Mark Friedman

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WNBZ News  welcomes Mark Friedman to the staff as Sr Media Relations Consultant. Mark is a goal driven leader with expertise in planning and implementation of winning marketing techniques. Offering sound advice for advertisers looking to build profitability and increase market share through the broadcast medium and social media. Mark is a graduate with a…

OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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K&J – Comprehensive Planning in Lake Placid

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The 1980 Winter Olympics were a watershed moment for the Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba. A new arena,ski jump, bobsled run, and speed skating oval were built, while the skiing facilities at Whiteface Mountain and Van Hoevenberg were expanded. A wave of new residentsflooded the community and visitorsflocked to see where the  “Miracle…

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Mapping Out Plans for Tupper Lake

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The Town of Tupper Lake is in good hands when it comes to their event planning and with the budget season approaching The Town Board seems ready to renew an arrangement with Michelle Clement to continue strengthening community relationships in Tupper Lake and pulls together annual activities that attract money and tourism to the region..…

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K&J – Chefs and Farmers bring A Taste of the Adirondacks

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An event at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sunday afternoon gives us an opportunity to talk with Chefs from some of the finer local area restaurants and with their growers and producers…  It’s Called Chefs and Farmers – A Taste of the Adirondacks.. and we were there a little early so that we could talk…

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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Lake Placid Village Board Approves Contract for Bandshell

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The Village of Lake Placid is moving forward with a contract to rebuild the Paul White Memorial Bandshell in Lake Placid – Jamie Rogers is one of the residents coordinating the effort..  AUDIO – 082713 – Lake Placid Approves Contract to Move Forward on Bandshell

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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Job Growth in NY Under National Trends

For the first time in six years, national job growth rates have exceeded those in New York State, according to a new report on economic trends released by New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “The good news, he says, is that New York’s job count has increased above its pre-recession levels,” “The bad news is that, over the past year, the state has fallen short of the national growth rate in several major employment sectors.

20 Plus New Jobs Possible at Bionique

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The Town of Harrietstown is leveraging their authority in support of Bionique Testing Laboratories and their initiative to seek funding for the expansion of their labs in Lake Clear.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough says if Bionique is able to expand their current footprint at the business park, there’s an opportunity for 20 plus jobs to be…

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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