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Empire State Winter Games – Underway

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The 35th Empire State Winter Games is now underway in Lake Placid..  It begins every year with the torch run to the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Center and the lighting of the Games cauldron. And this year’s Keynote speaker Karen Courtland-Kelly, a 1994 Olympian in figure skating, addressed the athletes with a theme of…

ESWG Torch Run Moves into Lake Placid / Opening Ceremonies

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Three days of torch running, starting Tuesday this week are serving as an appropriate opening for the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). The event is set for Feb. 5-8 at venues in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.  The torch run has been sponsored for the past five years by Stewart’s Shops. Runners and…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Queen and King Candidates

Students at the Lake Placid High School will be choosing a King and Queen from one of the following candidates as the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival fast approaches.. Elena Bushy is the daughter of Lora and Gary Bushy of Wilmington.  Her family includes Fluffy, J.J., AJ, Lieutenant, Button, and Dill, as well as…

The 2015 Essex County High School Festival Concert

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Every once and a while we take the opportunity to look at how music and art influence our lives.. And for more than 250 high school students Tuesday, an opportunity to share with their peers and experience an opportunity to perform with more than just their classmates…  The Essex County All State Concert is hosted…

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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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K&J – Lake Placid’s Silver & Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht

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The 2015 U.S. Alpine World Ski Championships Team will be announced this evening.. and odds are quite good that Andrew Weibrecht will be again be a member of the team headed to Colorado for the World Championships, the equivalent of the Olympics in and off year. Last weekend Weibrecht finished a very respectable 5th and his skiing…

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Adirondack Wind Ensemble Performs This Weekend

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A few years into Daniel Gordon’s tenure as a music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he had gotten to know the public school music teachers in the region and realized that like him, they’re all trained musicians with an instrumental specialty. “I thought if I could get them in the same room at the same time,…

Adirondack Council identifies Pro-Adirondack Agenda in State of the State

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Pro-Adirondack Park proposals that build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, were among the priorities expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary today. “We applaud the Governor for making…

72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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We have word from Lake Placid High School and plans for the 72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival.  The anual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is set for February 5th through the 7th, 2015. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 5th in the LPHS Auditorium.  Coronation will be at…

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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Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul In Lake Placid to Announce $500 Million for Broadband

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Lt Gov. Kathyh Hochul Announces $500 Million for broadband in New York..  She made the announcement in Lake Placid at the Convention Center Friday Morning to a crowd of legislators, including Assemblyman Dan Stec and The Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Randy Douglas. Essentially, the Cuomo administration has outlined the third component…

Schumer, GIllibrand Announce Funding for Greater Adirondack Conservation

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U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for Greater Adirondacks agricultural conservation projects. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and will be used to improve water quality, soil health, and resolve habitat issues in and around the Upper…

Dating Photos – Part One of Four in Historical Society Series

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Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society Presents “Dating Photos by Fashion” The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society begins their winter lecture series later this month… The first program of the 2015 “Odds and Ends” Winter Lecture Series is called “Dating Photos by Fashion” and is presented by Margaret Bartley, a Trustee of the Essex County Historical…

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…

Meyers Taylor and Garrett continue winning season with victory in Altenberg

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ALTENBERG, Germany (January 9, 2015)- Elana Meyers Taylor (Douglasville, Ga.) andCherrelle Garrett (Hayward, Calif.) remain unbeaten this season after winning today’s women’s bobsled World Cup in Altenberg, and the duo obliterated the six-year start record by a monstrous 0.16 seconds en route to their victory in the Under Armour wrapped BMW-made sled. Altenberg is considered one of the most…

Asbury Short Film Concert at LPCA January 16th

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The 34th Asbury Short Film Concert, New York City’s longest running shorts exhibition and travel show, returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with their nationally acclaimed short film “concert” on Friday, January 16th with the first film blasting on to the screen a 7:30pm. Tickets cost $12 general admission and $10 for…

Another Career Best in Germany for Emily Sweeney

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With family ties to Saranac Lake… Emily Sweeney continued her march in World Cup Luge by sliding to a career-best fourth place finish Saturday in the south of Germany. Sweeney went into the competition with one less practice run on a difficult course in Germany.. It was snowing earlier in the week and World cup…

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A Story of Friendship from Mercy Care Adirondacks

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Jane Eagan and Bernie Clarke are friends.  They became friends when Jane requested assistance from Mercy Care for the Adirondacks to help her age in place more successfully.  Jane needed some help.  As she aged, she became visually impaired.  Bernie is a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and began assisting Jane about five years ago, and…

Raybrook Reckless Driver Takes Plea Deal – 35 Yrs in Prison

Trevor Sisto DOB: 9/14 /93, was indicted by an Essex County Grand Jury last month for 60 counts stemming from a motor vehicle chase through Lake Placid into Raybrook, New York, which ended with his vehicle crashing violently into another motor vehicle in which James Barney and Kimberly Barney were killed and their young daughter was seriously injured.…