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NY DNA DATABANK GOES INTO EFFECT

New York Statehas a new DNA Databank today making New Yorkthe first state in the nation to require the collection of DNA samples from anyone convicted of any felony or Penal Law misdemeanor. Governor Cuomo at the bill signing ceremony in March said the bill will go far to assist law enforcement agencies across the state..…

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SENATOR’S BILLS GET GOV’S SIGNATURE

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILLS TO ALLOW PROCUREMENT ‘PIGGYBACKING’ and to ENCOURAGE HYDRO-ELECTRIC Two bills sponsored by Senator Betty Little are now laws, having been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. PIGGYBACKING The first (S.5525c, Chapter 308) allows municipalities and school districts in New York to jointly contract for goods and services with any other federal, state…

K&J SHOW – LOCAL BANKING

 The Federal Reserve isn’t overly excited about job growth in theUnited States.. Saying that is probably an understatement as one would expect the FED to be, well.. Reserved… about their expectations unless perhaps they were a bit more optimistic…  Today on the K&J show, we’re exploring the first six months of the year among three of…

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LACROSSE – FCA WINS AGAIN

LAKE PLACID SUMMIT LACROSSE The Lake Placid Classic Continues as 199 teams in 15 different divisions of play and youth Lacrosse Camps converge on Lake Placid, and three primary sites including the North Elba Fields, The Horse Show Grounds, andNorthwoodSchool.  For spectators, theNorth Elbafields act as the tournament headquarters with food and other vendors, tournament…

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TALK OF THE TOWN – 080212

Dave called about the K&J Show – an expose on the Water Project – and the water treatment plant and commented that he fishes in the water below the plantand finds that it’s clean and the fish are healthy. AUDIO – 080212 – Talk of the Town The Olympics head into Day six.  

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RED TIDE

NEW YORK- New Yorkers are seeing a new environmental problem that has plagued folks in New England for a while: Red tides. And if you thought the AdirondackParkwas the only place where environmental groups here’s a look an issue affecting New York.. At the east end of a vacation getaway for many in New York…

OBITUARY – Rosemary Lake-Liotta

Rosemary Sigwalt Lake-Liotta, age 58, of 703 County Route 60, Rainbow Lake, NY, died Monday, July 23, 2012. Born in Elgin, Illinois on July 03, 1954, she was the daughter of James and Mary (Hogarth) Sigwalt. OBITUARY – 080212 – Rosemary Sigwalt Lake-Liotta Rosemary grew up in Barrington, Illinois; graduating from Barrington High School in…

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BLOOD DRIVE

Lake Placid Masonic Lodge #834, in conjunction with the CVPH North Country Regional Blood Center, will be conducting a Blood Drive on Thursday, August 2, 2012  from 3:00-6:00 pm. The site will be the Lodge at 219 Station Street across from the train depot.  Blood donations are an easy and affordable way to contribute to the relief of the…

SARANAC LAKE ROAD CLOSURES August 2nd

Saranac Lake’s Block Party will close downtown roads on Thursday, August 2nd. The Section of Main Street from the intersection at River Street to the Broadway intersection will be closed off for this event. Saranac Lake Police say the road will close at approximately 11:30am and will remain closed until approximately 8pm. In addition to…

TRANSFIGURATIONS from LP SINFONIETTA AUG 5th

“Transfigurations” is the next of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s concert series at theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts.   Held on  Sunday, August 5 at7:30 PMthis concert will feature the ACE trio performing Beethovens magnificent “Triple Concerto” with the orchestra.  Tickets are available through the LPCA box office, 518.523.2512, all seating is reserved.  There is no charge for students…

NY ADDS 156 ACRES

DEC Partners with the Nature Conservancy to Conserve Chubbs Dock Property ALBANY, NY — In partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the state has acquired 156 acres on Southern Lake Champlain in the Town of Dresdon, Washington County that will be added to the State Forest Preserve, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe…

LACROSSE IN LAKE PLACID – SPORTS SHORTS

The 5th Quarter Club and Saranac Lake Varsity Football team are hosting a free one-night youth football camp for students in grades 1-6 tonight from 6 – 8 p.m.  If you would like more information, call 891-5679..LACROSSE ADULT SCHEDULE BEGINS TODAY!199 teams in 15 different divisions of play and youth Lacrosse Camps converge on Lake…

TRAINING TO IDENTIFY INVASIVES August 2nd

Learn to identify Asian clam, spiny waterflea and other aquatic invasives  KEENE VALLEY At least 79 Adirondack lakes and ponds are infested with invasive plants like Eurasian watermilfoil and water chestnut; however, it is not just invasive plants that threaten the health and beauty of Adirondack water bodies. Aquatic invasive animals such as spiny waterflea…

SPINY WATER FLEA INVADES LAKE CHAMPLAIN

LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES TASK FORCE RELEASES WATER FLEA SPREAD PREVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS The Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Task Force today released seven recommendations to slow the spread of spiny water flea into Lake Champlain. The Task Force identifies preventing the flow of excess waters from the Glens Falls Feeder…

OWENS – “CHINA NOT PLAYING FAIR”

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Owens renewed his call today for the House to pass legislation forcing China to play by the rules of fair trade to help the American private sector create jobs.  Owens’ call comes on the heels of a report by the Wall Street Journal this week that detailed the People’s Bank of…

TRUDEAU RESEARCH for CANCER TREATMENTS

 NEW RESEARCH FROM THE TRUDEAU INSTITUTE HOLDS PROMISE FOR CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY TREATMENTS New research from the Trudeau Institute laboratory of Dr. Edward L. Pearce (Washington University in St. Louis) has promising implications for improving a treatment for cancer known as cellular immunotherapy. The findings were just published in the The Journal of Immunology. One of…

HISTORIC SARANAC LAKE SEEKS BOILER FUNDS

HISTORIC SARANAC LAKE MAKES APPEAL FOR FUNDS TO REPLACE FURNACE Saranac Lake, NY — July, 28, 2012. Historic Saranac Lake announced a public campaign to raise funds to replace the failing furnace at the Saranac Laboratory Museum. The campaign seeks to raise at least $13,000 for the new furnace, which must be installed this fall.…

SONGS AT MIRROR LAKE

Blues & Soul Night with Ruthie Foster on Tuesday, August 14th  LAKE PLACID,N.Y.–  Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series announces the final performance in the seven week series, scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th, as Blues & Soul Night with Ruthie Foster.  The music series is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at…

A Program Note;

The Morning News Today will highlight Dirk Van and Jim Bohannon during the 7am hour and we’ll be airing a special broadcast of the K&J show at 8:10am today followed by more highlights from Jim Bohannon’s show. It’s an opportunity to hear from the two on the air who kick off the program eery weekeday…

SPORTS SHORTS

16U SOFTBALL The Adirondack Chill 16U softball team went one and one in a rain shortened tournament in Clifton Park. The Chill defeated the Mid-Hudson Rebels in their opener 6-4. Sydney Battistoni led the offense with a 3-for-4 performance. Nicole Viscardo had 2 hits. Serina Hayes, Jordy McDougall, Haley Brandes, Jen McGuoirk and Olivia Jaques added…