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K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

Duprey Joins Colleagues to call for an Open & Transparent Albany

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey joined with the minority speaker Brian Kolb to present a 17-point reform package that would bring openness and accountability back to state government. The 17 rules reform proposals include measures such as term limits for legislative leaders, committee chairpersons, and the Speaker of the Assembly. In an email to WNBZ, Duprey says “These…

Ice Palace Comes Down Tomorrow

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee in Saranac Lake that it’s time for the Ice Palace to come down…   The palace will be closed off to visitors this morning so that the lights and the rest of the electrical system can be removed from the walls and it will be taken down tomorrow……

Lake Placid – Man Falls to Death from Northwoods Inn

Main Street in Lake Placid was closed for about a half hour on Wednesday after a man apparently jumped to his death from the roof of the Northwoods Inn…  Lake Placid Village Police say it was about 11:23 am yesterday when Police and the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service were dispatched to Main Street in…

IRS Phone Scams Causing Problems for Taxpayers

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If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud.  It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. “The phone is still a scammer’s number one contact…

Glens Falls Bank Robbers Apprehended

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The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged…

Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis to Grant $10,000

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Plattsburgh’s Noon Kiwanis Club is planning to award up to $10,000 in grants to Clinton County organizations.. The group is seeking applications requesting a minimum of $3,000..  and since the motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World,” priority will be given to requests for projects that serve children through the age…

13th Back Country Ski Festival in Keene Valley This Weekend

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The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY is again hosting the Thirteenth Annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival this weekend. (March 7 & 8, 2015). Backcountry skiing combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into a real winter mountaineering experience  “And this winter, the conditions have been great! We are excited to host…

Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Committee to Meet Again March 11th

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For over a year, Plattsburgh City Council has held many discussions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow during the winter. Residents, the council, the mayor, the Building Inspector, and the DPW Supervisor have all weighed in concerning current local law, property owner responsibilities, and the operational constraints of dealing with complainants and the noncompliant.  Numerous…

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March 3rd is “Park Advocacy Day” in Albany

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New Yorkers from across the state are coming together at the State Capitol on March 3 for the 9th annual Park Advocacy Day to urge policymakers to protect and preserve New York’s state parks. Representatives from more than 30 park Friends groups, environmental organizations, local parks, and educational organizations will make the case for state…

Duprey: ” Protect our Children with Stronger Sex Offender Laws”

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) is calling on members of the Assembly to pass legislation, A.547, which would strengthen residency requirements for sex offenders by prohibiting them from living within 1,000 feet of a school. Currently, there is a loophole in New York State Law that only requires level 3 sex offenders reside…

Organizational Meeting Set for Veteran’s Bridge Dedication

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The City of Plattsburgh in December voted to rename the Bridge Street Bridge as a way of recognizing and honoring the dedication and sacrifices of the many men and women of the City who have served in the Armed Forces.. The Bridge Street Bridge is now going to be called Veterans Bridge.. Tonight in the City…

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Plattsburgh City Police Continue Search for Bank Robber

Plattsburgh City Police and other law enforcement agencies in the region are continuing their search this morning for a man who robbed the Cornelia Street branch of the Glens Falls National Bank on Monday afternoon at about 2:30pm… . We spoke with dispatch earlier this morning and they say they plan to issue an update…

Local Chef Paul Sourgule Unveils New Book

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Paul Sorgule of Saranac Lake, former chef of Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid and now culinary consultant and Paul Smiths College professor, unveiled his new book, The Event That Changed Everything, Saturday night in the hotel’s Taste Bistro and Bar. This is Chef Sorgule’s second novel.  In 2007 he published “In the Shadow of…

FEMA Flood Insurance Program Under Pressure from Schumer and Gillibrand

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New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, and Charles E. Schumer, along with  Robert Menendez and Cory Booker today called on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs to hold new oversight hearings of the flood insurance claims of homeowners impacted by Superstorm Sandy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is run by the Federal Emergency…

Stefanik Supports Senate Bill to Fund Homeland Security

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was scheduled to visit Saranac Lake over the weekend but after the House failed to pass a short term funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security she decided to remain in Washington while congress contemplated what to do next… Just after the first vote.. She says “ I crossed party lines…

Blood Drives in March

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, with the support of local businesses and agencies, conducts several blood drives open to the community each month.  Blood collected at these drives stays in the North Country, helping hundreds of people.  There many opportunities to donate in March: Monday, March 2 Twinstate Technologies, 8 to 11 a.m.…

Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

NY Farm Bureau Unveils National Priorities

While in Washington, DC meeting with members of the state’s congressional delegation, New York Farm Bureau released its national public policy priorities for the year. The agenda originated at the grassroots level and is member approved. IMMIGRATION REFORM Immigration reform remains a top priority for the state’s farmers and their employees. NYFB has long pushed…