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Congressman Bill Owens pushing for Canadian Expansion into North Country

Owens Pushes for Canadian Business Expansion into New York State  NORTHERN NEW YORK – This week, Congressman Bill Owens traveled to Canada to continue his push for economic expansion of international business into New York State. Owens was in Cornwall, Ontario Monday to meet with the city’s Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses to…

Woodruff Street Sewer Line Restoration begins Tomorrow

SARANAC LAKE – The Village of Saranac Lake announced today that contractors will begin rehabilitation of the Woodruff Street sewer line on Thursday, August 23rd. Work includes installing approximately 1,100 feet of slip line into the existing sewer main that runs adjacent to the Saranac River between Church Street and the Warehouse Coinwash and Carwash…

Artists Guild needs Charlies Market Stories

Charlie Greens Market Show For several years the Adirondack Artists Guild has occupied the building which once housed Charlie Green’s Market.  Visitors to the gallery often have fond reminiscences of Charlie and his market, remembering where his counter was, where the butcher case was, how he wrapped the parcels with string suspended over the counter…

SUNY Plattsburgh appoints new Library Dean

Library Information Services Appoints New Dean  PLATTSBURGH (Aug. 21, 2012) —SUNY Plattsburgh has appointed Holly Heller-Ross dean of Library and Information Services.  Heller-Ross has served in the role on an interim basis since January, when former dean Cerise Oberman stepped down. LIS is one of four academic divisions at the college. It oversees Feinberg Library,…

Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee Names 2012 Inductees

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame. The inductees for the 2012 class include Jack and Joan Devitt, Shirley Hosler, Roy Kennedy, Sr., James E. Shea, Sr., and Charles C. Walker. A Banquet is planned in their honor for Sept. 15th at…

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Bombardier Expansion Project

Bombardier Transportation Expansion Project Will Create 100 Jobs and Retain 288 Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with the support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Bombardier Transportation is moving forward with its nearly $25 million expansion project in Plattsburgh. The expansion project was awarded $2.5 million through the Regional Council…

Planned Power Outage Thursday in Tupper Lake

A scheduled Power outage in Tupper Lake this Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. Tupper Lake Municipal Electric’s John Bouck says their substation takes the transmission services from National Grid,…

Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Water and Sewer Lines to the Street?

Homeowners in the Adirondacks may be receiving letters soliciting customers to purchase insurance on water and sewer lines. Mary Casagrain is the Village of Tupper Lake’s Clerk – She says most property owners already have coverage for their water and sewer lines that run from their house to the main line included in their homeowners insurance.. …

The Birthday Club –

Join us for the Birthday Club – Every weekday at 7:25am.. Animator Friz Freleng Born on this day in 1904 (August 20th, 1904)  In an illustrious career that has spanned 63 years, Friz Freleng was involved in nearly all aspects of animation. As a creator, director, and producer, he created or contributed to many of…

The sweet smell of success

– Residents at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid have come up with the perfect recipe for giving back to the community. “We had a great time putting it on, and I have been involved with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for many years,” said Molly McCann, Activities Director for the Uihlein Living Center.…

Plein Air in Saranac Lake The K&J Show

The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival welcomed nearly 50 artists, all of whom signed on to participate in this year’s event which marks the 4th time the event has visited Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 082012 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Plein Air Festival Artists came with blank canvas and by Sunday…

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Tupper Lake Electric Plans Outage for Thursday

A scheduled Power outage inTupperLakethis Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. we’ve posted a list of the streets on our website at WNBZ.com….   Baker Avenue Barry Avenue BigTupper Road…

The Birthday Club

Two birthdays in History today – (August 20th, 2012) Roger W. Sperry (08/20/1913) was an American neurobiologist. After earning a doctorate in zoology, he went on to produce studies demonstrating how the left side of the brain is normally dominant for analytical tasks, and the right side assumes dominance in spatial tasks and music. The…

Wage Theft in New York a 2 year review

Wage Theft – “Modern Form of Slavery” Persists in NY NEW YORK – It has been two years since New York passed the Wage Theft Protection Act, but immigrant advocates on Long Island say the law has failed to put a damper on the crime. Liz O’Shaughnessy is president and program director of the nonprofit…

Olga Memorial Foot Races – Results

The Olga Memorial Foot Race is in it’s 14th year, and race Director Peggy Wiltberger tells WNBZ the event went great, in fact this year, she says it was a lot of fun, there were  were more participants this year than years past with 91 competitors participating in the Saturday Morning Event. The Race on…

Obituary – Ola Marie Trudeau

TUPPER LAKE – Ola Marie Trudeau, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday August 16th, 2012. Born in Belding, Michigan on April 13th, 1925, Ola was the daughter of Ruth Johnson and Ferris Oberlin. She married Gordon E. Trudeau who preceded her death in 2005; they were married for 58 years. She was…

Obituary – Wilfred Skiff

Wilfred Skiff, age 77, of 4 Union Lane, Bloomingdale, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at home. Born in Vermontville, New York on March 10, 1935, he was the son of Earl and Sara (Martin) Skiff. Wilfred had been employed at the Tupper Lake Veneer Company for many years. He was and avid hunter and fisherman.…

Kilburn Found Dead Near his home.

Seth Kilburn Found at the request of the family, they would appreciate it if you would respect their privacy at this time. Seth’s body was found close to their home on McKinley Street..  More Information will follow as it becomes available. Lake Placid Resident Seth Kilburn was last seen leaving Wise Guys early Sunday Morning……

VFW Women’s Auxiliary recognized for 75 years

The Albert A. Gonyea Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3357 is being recognized this weekend by the Town of North Elba..  August 18th will mark 76 years for the VFW Post and Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Auxiliary at the VFW… AUDIO – 081712 – K&J SHOW – Veterans Affairs The…

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