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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

Clarkson Studying Residential Wood Pellet Heat in Saranac Lake

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$3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support…..

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NCCC President Shares Student Development Assessment Expertise

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, served on a November 15 Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) panel to discuss “Linking Institutional Assessment to Student Learning” at SUNY Adirondack. The regional event was co-sponsored by SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh, and focused on different components of institutional effectiveness, including the assessment of the…

K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

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Spectators at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday are in high spirits.. and it’s no wonder with the weather accommodating and the participants going all out to impress this year’s winter carnival court.. Lynn Heidi is one of the Parade Judges, She was chosen to present the awards following the parade.. The Saranac…

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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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S. Catherine Street Repairs Approved

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The Department of Transportation announces the final $3 Million Dollar grant for the re-construction of South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh..  Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon says they would like to see the work started as soon as feasibly possible.. The Mayor says practically speaking the middle of April is about the eariest they’ll be able to…

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Empire State Winter Games – Torch Run

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Opening Ceremonies for the Empire State Winter Games are tonight in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.. and The Official Winter Games Torch began it’s journey in Tupper Lake on Wednesday with a sendoff from every student in the Tupper Lake Central School District…  Russ Bartlet is the Athletic…

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K&J – Tupper Lake Chamber President Adam Budreau

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The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce has been through a changing of the guard in the last 8 months and their work is focused on re-defining Destination Marketing and Tourism for the region and strengthening their mission of advocacy and support of local business…  Today on the K&J show we’ll speak with the Chamber’s 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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The Max Moore Memorial Tree House

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If you’ve ever wondered about building a tree house in your backyard, There’s a plan in the works on the SaranacRiver in Plattsburgh to build a Universally Accessible tree house for all to enjoy… It’s named after local pediatrician Dr Heidi Moore’s late wheelchair bound son Max who always wanted to play in a tree…

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An Active Music Department at Saranac Lake High School

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When it comes to community activities there’s usually one organization that’s involved in one way or another and that was the case at the Winter Carnival Coronation in Saranac Lake, which is where the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Band provided the background music for the event as well as a short concert presentation… Keith…

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Winter Carnival Library Book Sale Begins Thursday

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides an opportunity for many organizations to hold regular events as part of their annual fund raising efforts. The Saranac Lake Free Library has been taking advantage of the Winter Carnival routine in Saranac Lake for more than 20 years. Peter Benson is the Library’s Director, he says the library…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Coronation

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Kicks off with a special event sponsored every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber – It’s the Coronation of the Carnival Royalty and this year we arrived a little early and spoke with a few of the women in charge of this year’s festivities.. In the K&J show today, we’re…

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Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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Keep Off The Ice

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A water main breaks on Park Street and A fire at the Number One Chinese Restaurant in Saranac Lake and a large crowd for the fireworks during weekend number one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival..  Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz Directed traffic Saturday Afternoon along with Mayor Clyde Rabideau…Trustee Catillaz says it’s not…

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The Ladies Fry Pan Toss Has a New Champion

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Dianna Trummer won the Ladies Fry Pan Toss in 2013 and during this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, She won again in her age bracket but a slip of the handle cost her the championship..  Trish Wictwire is the new Champion of the Ladies Fry Pan toss with a distance of just over 34 feet..…

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Plattsburgh City Marina Plans Stalled

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Councilors in The City of Plattsburgh are slowing down on the question of developing a City Marina by the Spring of 2014…    Two resolutions both failed to get a majority of the votes, one in favor of retaining Nav marine to manage the facility and the other in favor of  Plattsburgh Boat Basin, which manages…

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A Direct Route from NCCC to SUNY Canton

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North Country Community College finalizes a transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Canton. N triple C President Dr Steven Tyrell says this agreement will make it easier for graduates of the Nursing programs at North Country to transfer to the Nursing programs at SUNY Canton, and then for those students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree..…

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…