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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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Talk of the Town Thursday 1/30/14

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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…

The Mayor’s Snowball Toss

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Saranac Lake will be showing their community spirit and support for its Olympic Athletes heading to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, with an “Olympic Send-off Rally” Next week… The event is slated for Monday, February 3rd, at the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium..  from 5-6 PM. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau was in the village offices…

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A Culture of Safety

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the village has been stressing a culture of safety among the workforce in Saranac Lake.. Recognizing there’s been a lot of focus on safety over the past year, he turned the floor over to Kevin Pratt, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Saranac Lake.  Pratt tells the board all employees and…

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Bolstering Entrepreneurs with Class

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The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the village of Saranac Lake has developed a program designed to initiate a class for entrepreneurs interested in starting up a new business or expanding their business.. It’s focused primarily on smaller businesses who are in need of capital to get their projects off the ground.. The…

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Broadway Project Goes Out For Bids

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We’ve been reporting regularly on a major project which is set to take place in April on Broadway from the bridge to just past the post office in Saranac Lake.. and at Their Meeting Monday Evening, the village board took another step in the planning for that work to get under way..  Paul Ellis is…

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Mentoring in Saranac Lake

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There’s a Mentoring program in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake which is designed to connect at risk students with kind and caring adult volunteers from the community in the local schools.. and right now, it has a new program director, Meghan Samolis is reaching out to these communities for additional participation..Meghan spoke the village board…

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 01/29/14

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St Joe’s Awarded “Best Place to Work”

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St Joesph’s Rehabilitation Center is again One of the Best Companies to Work for in New YorkState..   In fact for the third year in a row, St Joseph’s has been at the top of the report which is sponsored by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management..  The program ranks the best places…

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K&J – Winter Carnival Chairman Eric Foster

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now less than a week away and the committee has named Ursula Trudeau the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Gala Parade on February 8th. In the K&J show today, we’re speaking with the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Eric Foster, about the parade, and the band…

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Talk of the Town – Monday 1/27/14

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NTSB Addresses Risks of Transporting Crude Oil

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The National Transportation Safety Board, the government agency that investigates transportation incidents and issues recommendations to prevent them, has issued a series of recommendations to address the risks associated with transporting crude oil by rail. In what the NTSB called “an unprecedented move,” these recommendations were issued in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of…

Ursula Trudeau Named Winter Carnival Grand Marshall

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Ursula Trudeau as its 2014 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 8. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the Montreal Ecole des Beaux Arts and painting with the late Hans Hoffman, Stanley Cosgrove, and Alfred Pellan. She resides and paints in…

Another Step Forward for Community Development in Plattsburgh

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A Work Session in the City of Plattsburgh Council Chambers brings Community Planning to the forefront as the City Council begins work on developing a strategy for community development…  Many of the Councilors actively campaigned on this issue and are making it a priority as evidenced by Thursday’s meeting to put some concepts on the…

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Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec on Executive Budget

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Now that the Governor has presented his proposals to the legislature, he’s going to have some work ahead to get it all passed…  We hear today from Assemblyman Dan Stec.. He tells us he’s concerned about the rationale behind Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Freeze.. Assemblyman-elect Daniel Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the…

Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…