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Empire State Sports Foundation Re-Lights the Summer Torch!

R.O.O.S.T. President James McKenna and Luge Medalist Tucker West speaking at Thursday's Joint Empire State Sports Foundation Press Conference

Let the Games Begin….. Again…  The Son of Governor Hugh Carey joined a host of athletes, sports dignitaries, and local elected officials to announce plans to bring back the Summer Empire State Games through the creation of a new not-for-profit foundation, the Empire State Sports Foundation –  Empire State Games organizers held joint press conferences…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

GAO Says States are Making it Harder to Vote!

New state laws that make it harder for millions of voters to cast ballots are detailed in a Government Accountability Office report released today. The comprehensive study was requested by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Local senators are asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress to…

The Birthday Club – Ray Kroc (10/5/1902 – 1/14/1984)

In 1917, 15-year-old Ray Kroc lied about his age to join the Red Cross as an ambulance driver, but the war ended before his training finished. He then worked as a piano player, a paper cup salesman and a multi-mixer salesman. In 1954 he was surprised by a huge order for 8 multi-mixers from a…

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Usula Wyatt Trudeau – Featured at Saranac Lake Artists Guild

Ursula Wyatt Trudeau ?A Little on the Wild Side? Ursula Wyatt Trudeau will be the featured artist for the month of October at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her exhibit of acrylic paintings, ?A Little on the Wild Side,? will include landscapes,people, and some creatures. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the…

WNBZ adds Facebook Feature to Beta News Website

WNBZ announces the introduction of automatic posting to the “Talk of the Town” Facebook Wall…  as a result of this testing, you may experience an increase in the number of posts on our facebook page – Generally, there are several per morning and a few additional posts and updates during the day..  Currently, this post…

Talk of the Town – October 4, 2012

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Help for the Baldwin House at St Luke’s

For years St Luke’s Church has been a landmark in the community, on the corner o f Main Street and Church Street.. Just before you head down the hill on Church Street towards the River..  The church’s membership has also been the caretaker of a building next to the church which is, in it’s own…

What would you ask the Presidential Candidates

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It will be “town meeting” style, and the participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization. We asked a number of civic leaders, “If you could attend the debate, what would you ask…

Prior Immunity to the Flu – Critical to Preventing Secondary Infections

Saranac Lake, N.Y.—October 3, 2012 New research from the Trudeau Institute demonstrates that prior immunity—the result of a previous influenza infection or vaccination against the virus—plays a critical role in preventing secondary bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are a common occurrence that can lead to a number of serious complications, including death. The findings of Drs.…

Construction Schedule update for Village of Saranac Lake Projects:

Construction Schedule update for Village of Saranac Lake Projects: Week of October 3rd thru October 5th: Removal of Sidewalk and Curb on Lake Street from Petrova Avenue to Muffler Street.  Continued installation of Curb and Sidewalk on Academy Street.  Manhole and catch basin adjustment on Canaras Street, Park Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Helen Street, and Pine…

Talk of the Town – October 3, 2012

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Emergency Funding for Essex County – Supervisors Release Bus to Keene

EssexCountyaccepts a two year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. The Community Health Grant will provide $127,000 forEssexCountyto address Health Disparities in the County..  The County’s Sheriff’s Department will also receive $22,250 as part of a separate resolution by theEssexCountyboard at a recent meeting where Supervisors accepted a 2012 State Homeland Security…

Harrietstown Councilman responds to tax concerns

Harrietstown Councilman Bob Bevilacqua responds to concerns about property tax increases in the Town ofHarrietstown…  Bevilacqua is a candidate for the Supervisor position in the Town ofHarrietstownand says he shares the concern about property tax increases.   In a recent statement, Bevilacqua says the state mandated 2% tax cap is one important element in managing municipal…

Maple Funding for The Wild Center / Freight

  Senators Charles Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand, Along with Congressman Owens Announce NBRC Funding for TheWildCenter-PaulSmithsCollegeMaple Project.. Senator Schumer says “The NBRC funding is a sweet success for the Northern New York Maple project..” and he says “The Wild Center, with partners at Paul Smiths College and Cornell, stands ready and able to unleash the…

What would you ask Romney? Obama?

Warming Up for Hofstra Debate This Month HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The second of three presidential debates will be held Oct. 16 at Hofstra University on Long Island. It’ll be “town meeting” style, with participants selected by the Gallup organization from a pool of undecided voters. If you could attend the debate, a number of civic…

Day and Daly earn 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Push Championship titles

- Veronica Day (Vienna, Va.) and John Daly (Smithtown, N.Y.) claimed their respective U.S. National Skeleton Push Championship titles in Lake Placid, N.Y. on Saturday to kick start the 2012-2013 competitive season.  “It’s always exciting watching the athletes measure themselves head to head in a fun competition,” saidU.S.skeleton head coach Tuffy Latour. “It gives the…

The Birthday Club – Emily Post

Emily Post –  Born in Baltimore Maryland October 3rd, 1872  Famous for her books on etiquette. The Birthday Club airs on WNBZ every weekday at 7:25 am and again during the Three O’Clock News on WNBZ.  

Crossing the 48th Paralell

North Country Community College will sponsor a free wellness lecture on the Saranac Lake campus Wednesday, October 3 from 3-4:30pm in S-19 Petty Lecture Hall. Join internationally renowned author and wellness professional, Mr. German Schleinkofer of Bad Woerishofen, Southern, Germanyand his wife, Sissi, as they present, “Walking the 48th Parallel & Kneipp Hydrotherapy for Lifelong Wellness.”  The…