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Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Saranac Lake Mayor Honors Journalist Jack LaDuke

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Jack LaDuke is honored for his role in journalism in the North Country on Monday night by Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau.. LaDuke started reporting when he was 12 as a boy scout for the Essex County Republican.. and for those of us who may not have had to use hot Lead Typsets.. Being a…

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Jingle bell runners spread cheer for good causes

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Big smiles were beaming and lots of bells jingling around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid for the 5th annual Holiday Village Stroll Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk.  The annual event supports the Adirondack Health Fit for Life program.  New this year, gently used athletic shoes were collected for donating to Soles4Souls.  Roughly 150 participants raised…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Champlain National Bank Opens New Branch in Lake Placid

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Joseph P. Shaw, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank announced that the Bank has completed construction on a new 2,520 square-foot branch in Lake Placid located at 2040 Saranac Avenue. Champlain National Bank has owned the property at 2040 Saranac Avenue since 2003, which is located between Burnham Financial and Super Shoes. The new branch…

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Lake Placid School Board Appoints Ernest Witkowski

The Lake Placid Central School District appointed Ernest L. Witkowski to serve as the Interim Elementary School Principal. The Board of Education approved Witkowski to the position at the December 16, 2014 board meeting. Witkowski is familiar with the district having served as interim superintendent during the 2009-2010 school year. Witkowski is also familiar with…

Senator Little – A “Partner in Quality” for Seniors

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Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors. “Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term…

K&J – Adirondack Health Foundation – Giving Tuesday

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This Monday is Cyber Monday which means consumers may be spending their dollars online. Over the weekend, small businesses promote “Small Business Saturday” and Black Friday is a day for bigger retailers to offer big discounts to attract customers right after Thanksgiving. Many retailers have begun offering holiday sales on Thanksgiving Day and even before…

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Potthast to Become Saranac Lake’s Acting Police Chief

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The Village of Saranac Lake has approved a resolution appointing Charles Potthast Jr as Acting Police Chief.. The resolution calls for the new Acting Chief to begin on December 1st which will allow for a transition and familiarization period with the current Police Chief, Bruce Nason who is retiring at the end of the year.…

K&J – The NYSSMA Zone 6 Concert at NCCS

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On Saturday we attended the New York State School Music Association Zone 6 Concert..  Zone 6 is essentially made up of high schools in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Students who excel in music and song have qualified to share music together with their peers as well as with family, friends and their communities..  The event…

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Mercy Care Commissions New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Jeremiah Hayes, Sylvia Hough, Susan Stiles, Ellen Beideck, Heather McGinnis, Cathy Trudeau, and William O’Reilly.  The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake. They join with more than 100 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the…

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We would like to take a moment to thank you, on behalf of all of us at WNBZ News, and wnbz.com for listening every weekday morning to “The Morning News” and following up with local, regional and national news on this website. If you know of someone who you think might like to know about…

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 last October during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality…

Lake Placid Favorite Andrew Weibrecht Prepares for Winter Ski Season

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With winter rapidly approaching and skiers of all ages preparing for yet another season of activities at whiteface, One Olympic Medalist.. Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht is already well into training for the World Cup Season which isn’t as far off as many might think.. Last year, Weibrecht was dealing with a few injuries and a surgery…

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K&J – ROOST -Tourism Promotion and A Destination Master Plan

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Today in the K&J Show, we’re checking in on The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.. On Friday, representatives from 33 towns, villages and hamlets have come together in a process to develop a destination master plan… ROOST President Jim McKenna says this is the first step for the entire region to begin to develop a destination…

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Final Tally Still To Come from Essex County’s Auction

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In Essex County, about 120 bidders were on hand looking for deals on property being auctioned on behalf of the county by Harroff Auctions..  The high bids on Wednesday ran from just $100 up to $50,000 for a perspective on those values, we caught up with the chief auctioneer.. About 73 properties sold in the bidding,…

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K&J – ORDA Prepares for Winter

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 It’s been said that Bluegrass is a music genre that is more interacted with than listened to, and Lake Placid is ready to join in on the fun. The first-ever Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam is Saturday, Oct. 25, in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center, and discounted pre-sale tickets are available now. Today in…

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