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Strand Film Festival This Weekend

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A new event is coming to The Strand Theater this weekend… It’s the inaugural Lake Champlain International Film Festival, featuring a diverse program Presented by The Strand Center for the Arts and the Plattsburgh Renewal Project, Jessica Dulle is the Executive Director at the Strand Center for the Arts.. “Highlights will include a special guest appearance…

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Emergency Services vs Free Parking in Plattsburgh

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With colder temperatures on the way, and the possibility of snow around the corner, the question of how to clear that snow from the smaller, residential streets in Plattsburgh has been one that comes up on a fairly regular basis.. This time, the question is whether or not to require alternate side of the street…

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Owens: Gridlock May Continue Even with Majority

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Congressman Bill Owens says the transition to the new congress may not provide as much activity as some expect if the 5 or 6 Republicans in the Senate don’t move closer to the center on issues and i the House, a similar issue, where close to 60 representatives will still be pushing bills to the…

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The Public Speaks on the Lake Flower Lodge “PUDD” Law

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The Saranac Lake Village Board on Monday Evening once again opened the doors of the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall in order to accommodate all of the members of the audience, many of whom not only had something to say, but had prepared written statements to then give to the board during their public…

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A Veterans Day Ceremony in Bloomingdale – Reading of the Names

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For more than 15 years, students at the Bloomingdale Elementary School have been honoring Veterans in a ceremony which includes the reading of veteran’s names along with placing posters and short paragraphs about those Veterans on the school’s bulletin boards in the main entrance next to their gym. Today we’re going to listen in on…

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Five Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges

As a result of several long-term investigations conducted by the New York State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit into the sale and use of narcotics in the Clinton County area, five suspects were arrested on Clinton County Court warrants.  The State Police was assisted by Plattsburgh City Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s…

The Polar Plunge… Into Lake Champlain for Special Olympics

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The Polar Plunge at the City Beach raises more than $50,000 for the cause. Join WNBZ on Monday for the K&J show. We’ll be speaking with Burlington’s Mayor Miro Weinberger about the Mayor’s Cup Challenge. We also hear from organizers of the event who are also working on new initiatives with our trading partners across the country.…

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SLHS Drama – “Babe” Saturday at 7pm

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The Saranac Lake High School Presents a show for children, adults and everyone in between this weekend… It’s a play called “Babe” and the cast and crew have already had one presentation.. There was a presentation on Thursday afternoon for students at Bloomingdale and Petrova Elementary schools. They opened to the public on Friday at…

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K&J – Doing Business Across the U.S. – Canadian Border

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Congressman Bill Owens appeared very comfortable in his place as host of a forum featuring a practical panel discussion with Managers and Directors of successful local businesses. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn on Thursday morning in Plattsburgh. It was attended by 95 local business leaders, members of customs and border patrol, regulatory…

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K&J – Adirondack Foundation Communications Mgr Chris Morris

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake is hosting a new fundraising event called  Heat-A-Palooza.. (on Thursday Night 11/6/14) It’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes.. and as part of our series this week on philanthropy.. We wanted to find out more about the generosity of donors in the North Country so…

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Local Establishments Pass Police Alcohol Sales Checks

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On November 2, 2014, State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative in Essex and Franklin Counties.  Nine retail stores were checked throughout the two counties. As part of the investigation, an underage volunteer was sent into each business in an attempt to have the clerk sell the minor alcohol. All of the premises that were checked…

K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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On Today’s K&J show, we’re going to look into the question of mobility for disabled persons in the village of Saranac Lake.. Our look at the issue begins in front of the Harrietstown Town Hall in the village..  We’re standing on the steps there.. The handicapped entrance to the Town Hall is actually on the South…

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Meg LeFevre wins Plattsburgh Town Council Race – Plus More Results

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The Turnout seems to have been better than may have been expected by many..  And just before 11pm, many local candidates began to either concede or claim victory.. We spoke with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey just before 11pm. She says she’s waiting to see more results from Franklin County but gave a special shout out and…

Republican Elise Stefanik Claims Victory in 21st

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With 53% of voters choosing Republican Elise Stefanik, she claims victory in the 21st district just before 11pm on Tuesday evening. During her speech, she thanked everyone who worked with her on her campaign, and she thanked all of the voters in the district for their support. Stefanik says she spoke with Aaron and Matt…

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Voter Turnout – Surprisingly Vibrant in the Adirondacks

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It looks like voter turnout in the North Country may prove to be what some inspectors suggest are numbers that may be “On pace with a Presidential election.” By the end of the workday on Tuesday, it appeared as though the numbers were going to continue on track to outpace the expectations nationally where pundits…

$16,817 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $50,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf since 2010 and the tradition continued on Saturday, October 25th. Locals shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $16,000 to fight hunger.  During the 5th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $16,817…

Heat-A-Palooza Concert Set for Thursday 11/4

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake has developed a new event for fall designed to help warm up your  neighbors for winter.. It’s called Heat-A-Palooza (or Heat-A-Poolooza) and it’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes..   The Heat-A-Palooza Concert is set for This Thursday November 6th from 7pm until 10pm in the…

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Polar Plunge This Saturday Settles Mayor’s Cup Wager

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The 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge is only 6 days away!  On Saturday, November 8th, brave souls will take a dip or a slow crawl into the chilly waters of Lake Champlain at City Beach in Plattsburgh, NY.  What is a Polar Plunge?  A wild, crazy and FUN event to raise awareness and funds for…

Owens Reminds Emergency Services of Available AFG Grants

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to…

Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality…