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No ECOSponsibility for the Setting Pole Dam

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There appear to be two different versions of a letter from Dennis Ryan announcing his withdrawal from the bid process for the Setting Pole Dam… His company, ECOSponsible had originally offered $450,000 for the purchase of the Setting Pole Dam and the surrounding property. The bid itself was contingent upon the approval of Ryan’s attorney.…

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Tupper Lake Chamber President Eyes Town Hall

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Tupper Lake’s Chamber may have a new location come the first of the year….  Free Press Owner Dan McClelland has taken over as the Chamber’s President and he asked the Town Board about the possibility of moving the Chamber into the two vacant offices in the basement of the Town Hall..  McClelland sighted small numbers…

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Lamora mounts Write in Campaign for Village of Tupper Lake

Four days before Election Day, Tupper Lake resident John LaMora told the Enterprise he is mounting a write-in campaign to become a village trustee. LaMora, a Democrat who isn’t on the ballot, Told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise  Friday afternoon he is challenging Rick Donah and Leon LeBlanc for their two-year seats, which are expiring. Both incumbents…

A Conversation with Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough

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With Elections Tuesday for municipalities across our region we continue our series of interviews with candidates… Today we’re hearing from Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough in a three part series through the morning. Keough is running as the incumbent for two open four year seats on the board.  The two other candidates running for the four year…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Patricia Littlefield

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 6:35am we spoke with Littlefield about The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling, the budget in the town and other topics related to the town. We asked her for her motivation to…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Roger Amell

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 8:10am we spoke with Amell about the Setting Pole Dam, The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling and the new groomer and other topics related to the village. We asked him for…

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A Conversation with Town of Harrietstown Candidate Patti Meagher

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Patti Meagher has lived in Lake Clear for 37 years. She’s worked for the Town of Harrietstown for 12 years as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector and Court Clerk. She retired from that job this past summer. She says Lake Clear hasn’t changed much in the 37 years. We spoke with Patti about…

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A Conversation with Ed Goetz – Candidate in the Town of Harrietstown

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Ed Goetz is a candidate for one of the 4 year terms on the Town Board in the Town of Harrietstown. We spoke with Ed on the K&J show here on WNBZ..  Goetz says he’s lived here all of his life, born and raised in Saranac Lake. He has two grown sons and he says…

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Trick Or Treat – Halloween in Lake Placid

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The Lake Placid Police Department sponsors an annual Halloween dance at the Olympic Center on Halloween.. The dance was held at the Lake Placid Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 were invited. Earlier in the day, the Elementary Halloween Trick or Treat set records with kids and parents looking to…

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SOLD – Camp Gabriels

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The state has finally found a buyer for Camp Gabriels. The state sold the shuttered former minimum-security prison Tuesday to Mohammad Ibrahim of Elmont for $210,777, according to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the state Office of General Services. It’s unclear what Ibrahim plans to do with the property. The Enterprise could not immediately reach…

Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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Six New “6er” Wines at Saranac Lake Discount Liquors

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There’s a new bottle of Wine at Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, that in itself is nothing new for Sue Ward, but this particular bottle has a new label and a new name, which is already drawing the attention of many in the region because of it’s association with the SaranacLake 6er program… Saranac Lake Mayor…

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Foster Named New Mt Pisgah GM

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Garret Foster has been named General Manager of Mt Pisgah in SaranacLake for the winter ski season..  Saranac Lake Village Clerk Kareen Tyler says Foster has been the chief groomer for years and has always had a hand in the management of the ski hill.. Mt Pisgah Ski Passes are available for sale at the Village…

Saranac Lake Switches to Emergency 911 Dispatch

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On Thursday this week, Emergency Services within the Saranac Lake Fire and Rescue District will be finalizing a change in their operational structure which will re-direct all emergency calls to Franklin County 911…  We spoke with  Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason about the changeover. he says currently when someone dials 911 for a law…

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Elderly Woman Dies in DeChantal Fire

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An elderly woman died in a fire in her apartment at the DeChantal Apartments high-rise Sunday morning. Saranac Lake Fire Chief Brendan Keough said firefighters responded to an alarm activation at 8 a.m. at the 10-story Church Street building, which provides independent living for seniors. “Firefighters got on the affected floor and reported that they had smoke…

Hurricane Sandy Remembered

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Long Island was struggling with a shortage of affordable housing before Hurricane Sandy damaged tens of thousands of structures one year ago. People displaced by the storm are still being helped, many living in hotels, motels or with friends or family.  Jodi Lieberman, program director for disaster case management at Family Service League, said the…

More Sandy Funding / Ellis Island Museum Re-Opens on Anniversary

Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will get $6.3 billion in Superstorm Sandy aid in 2014. “According to Schumer, $1.4 billion in Community Development Block Grant funds will go directly to homeowners affected by the storm that struck the region one year ago. $2.5 billion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will go to New…

K&J – Haunting the High School

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On Friday, October 25th (Tomorrow) from 6:30pm until 9pm door number 17 at the Saranac Lake High School becomes the entrance to what many in the area will say is the scariest haloween haunting experience of the season. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club will present “Haunted School” transforming the halls and classrooms into…

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A New Class for New Visions at AMC

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A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.  Now in its eleventh year, New Vision is a program of BOCES of Franklin, Essex and Hamilton counties that offers select seniors a rigorous academic year with…

Owens: “Water Bill Benefits North Country”

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Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The bill is supported by a coalition of businesses and labor groups and will directly benefit New York water infrastructure. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,…