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Sanders: “Income Inequality Becoming Dangerous”

Senator Bernie Sanders says that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to the economic and political systems – and must be addressed. Sighting a new Forbes magazine tally, Sanders says the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion. Their combined wealth grew last year…

Moira woman arrested for forgery

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On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 25-year-old Candace L. Ferriero of Moira, New York for forging a check in the amount of $150 that did not belong to her. Ferriero was charged with Forgery 2nd Degree, a class D Felony.  Ferriero was arraigned in the Town of Bangor Court and committed to the Franklin County…

Lake Champlain Museum Surveys Plattsburgh Bay

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Divers from The Lake Champlain Museum today are conducting an Archaeological Resource Assessment in Plattsburgh Bay.. The diving team will be surveying the bottom of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of the City Docks and the proposed new docking structures and the proposed new mooring field as well as the surrounding area to identify the…

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Tonight’s Opening Art Walk Reception Brings Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend of October will bring yet another First Weekends event to Downtown Plattsburgh.. The events tonight include the final Art Walk of 2014 and a new exhibit at the Strand Theater is bringing Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh.. Christina Elliot is the Museum Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts..  We spoke with her…

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A better healthcare experience for the youngest patients

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During her time as a high school senior in the New Vision program at Adirondack Health, Hanna Potter of Lake Placid gained valuable insight by working directly with healthcare.  Not only did the experience motivate her to continue her education in healthcare, she felt inspired to assist the youngest patients in the Emergency Department by…

Franklin County Sherrif’s Dept. Under Fire

The Franklin County Sherrif’s Department and the Franklin County Legislature are making headlines across the North Country over a controversy that has come to light over allegations of the specific targeting and arrests of Franklin County Legislators.. In a fax to WNBZ Legislator Gordon Crossman writes that he was shocked and disappointed to hear about…

Mayor’s Budget Proposal “Under Tax Cap in a Difficult Year”

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If the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Stands.. Taxpayers in the City of Plattsburgh may  not see much of a change this year in their tax rates.. In an Email to WNBZ, Mayor Calnon says “The City budget deals with the remaining effects of the recession that began six years ago.” And he continues by saying, “While…

Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…

Lake Placid Library Names Pedu Provisional Director

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The Lake Placid Public Library Board of Trustees has named Bambi Pedu to be the institution’s new, provisional director. A native of Lake Placid, Mrs. Pedu says she has a fond attachment to the library beginning as a child.  “I  brought my daughter to story hour with Linda Blair here when she was little, and she…

Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on City Waterfront

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Today we’re going to talk about the City Docks, A BIG Grant (Literally).. The Boating Infrastructure Grant, and we’ll try to understand why some counselors on the City Council are having trouble getting comfortable with allowing anything to happen on the city’s waterfront.. Unless your from Mars, you know there’s a building down at the…

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Friends of Dewey Lodge Need Volunteers This Weekend

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Friends of Dewey Mountain will be making their final push to finish staining the siding on the new Dewey Mountain ski lodge this weekend and they are looking for YOUR help!! l On the Dewey Mountain Facebook page, organizers say laborers will start the processes of installing the siding next week making it most important…

The Last Art Walk for First Weekends in Plattsburgh

This summer has cultivated several new programs that are attempting to bring more culture, entertainment, family and community events into the North Country; the First Weekends in Plattsburgh organization has been one of the biggest proponents of this development. Throughout the summer community members have been encouraged to attend their guest bartending, Art Walks, concerts,…

CCC Named “Military Friendly”

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For the fifth consecutive year, Clinton Community College has landed a spot on Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Schools list. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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Sanders Supporting Tax on Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change. The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon…

It’s Kiwanis Radio Week on WNBZ

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Every year, WNBZ and it’s sister station ROCK105 open their doors to hear from members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and in doing so, we’re also opening our commercial inventory to help with one of their major fundraisers of the year. The Club’s members speak with local organizations and local business and WNBZ…

Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

Local Survey Headed to Commercial Property Owners

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC), in coordination with the Village and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is mailing nearly 200 surveys to commercial property owners in the Village on Monday, September 22, 2014.  The purpose of the survey is to develop a comprehensive inventory of commercial rental properties to make it…