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Lake Placid’s 1980 Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Sochi Olympics

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Lake Placid’s Original Olympic Cauldron is being re-fired in honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi…  Jim Morganson is the Building inspector in the Town of North Elba.. He says for a period of time after the 1980 Olympics the cauldron disappeared from the spotlight…  but more recently a local committee has brought a new…

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A Snowy Beginning to the Torch Run – This Morning in Tupper Lake

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With the Empire State Winter Games only a day away, The Official Torch will make it’s way from Tupper Lake through Saranac Lake and then into the Community of Lake Placid for the Opening Ceremonies of the Games which will be held in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center.. Michel Clement is…

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An Olympic Sendoff in Saranac Lake

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The local community poured into the Harrietstown Town Hall Monday Night to show their community spirit and support for the 7 local Olympic Athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of the local representatives on hand for the event.. The Town Hall is filled to capacity on level…

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Four Local Army National Guard Soldiers Part of Olympics

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Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will be part of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Sochi this February… Sergeants Nicholas Cunningham and Justin Olsen will be part of the United States Olympic Bobsled Team while Sgt. Matthew Mortensen and Staff Sgt. William Tavares are part of the United States…

K&J – Grooming the Rails

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There’s a Snowmobile Trail system in the North Country that will take you just about anywhere you need to go.. From Lake Placid, however, the only way to get where you want to go, with a few exceptions, is to ride out to Lake Clear on the Adirondack Rail Corridor and it’s the responsibility of…

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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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K&J – Empire State Winter Games

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Today on the K&J show, we’re talking with Jim McKenna who is the President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, he’s also the president of the Lake Placid Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and on the committee in charge of planning for the Empire State Winter Games which runs February 6th Through the…

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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

Old Military Road Gets Slower 40 MPH Speed Limit

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“It will take a little while until the new signs are posted” A new lower speed limit on Old Military Road in Lake Placid is making it’s way through official channels and residents and commuters could see Signs Posting the new 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit by Summer.. North Elba Highway Superintendent Larry Straight..…

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Assessing the Value of Elected, vs Appointed Public Servants

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Should your Assessor be elected to the office? Or should a Town Assessor be a professional certified for the task of maintaining a fair and balanced tax role.. That’s the question the Town of North Elba is facing as they consider following the loss of Kim Daby who, as everyone knows, had been assessing property…

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New Chief Nursing Officer leads patient care at Adirondack Health

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Adirondack Health recently elevated Linda McClarigan to the organization’s top patient care position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).  Ms. McClarigan transitioned from interim CNO to her current leadership appointment in mid-December 2013.   A Registered Nurse with over 35 years of progressive patient care experience, Ms. McClarigan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a…

Veterans May See Another Tax Exemption in Their School Taxes

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School Districts across the state are now being given an opportunity to consider providing veterans with an exemption from property taxes… Governor Cuomo has extended the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption from Counties and Municipal Government to include the opportunity for School Districts to opt into the program..  The Governor has given districts a March 1st deadline…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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The 71st Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is February 6-8, 2014 The 71st Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2014. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 6th in the LPHS Auditorium. Coronation will be at 7:00 PM on Saturday,…

Interested in Hosting International Student(s)?

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The Lake Placid School Board is contemplating renewing implementation of an International Student Program which, if all goes well will begin next Semester.. Heather says they have already invested in SEVIS (The organization tasked to act as a bridge between the United States Government and students wishing to study in the United States… and just to…

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K&J – Lake Placid Central School Board Facilitates Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is in the midst of developing a new long term strategic plan with the help of a 40 member advisory group led by Bill Rusak who himself has 40 years of combined experience as a union representative, Human Resources Executive, Consultant, Business Owner and Corporate Executive with businesses including…

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New Visions for High School Seniors

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Under the guidance of Adirondack Health staff, six local high school seniors are building a healthcare career resume by applying classroom work to hands-on experience. The students are gaining both knowledge and experience through the Health Occupations Program, an educational partnership between Adirondack Health and the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton counties’ BOCES program.  They begin the program as…

Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

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…