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New April Testing Results Announced

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New York State’s Board of Education has just released the first round of testing scores.. The change in the testing procedures has garnered a lower average score than from previous years But Saranac Lake’s District Superintendent Diane Fox says they’re going to continue to gather the numbers and to develop an overall view of what the new scores mean relative to other schools..

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Republican’s Caucus at Harrietstown Town Hall

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Two Republican Caucuses last night – In Tupper Lake.. and at the HarrietstownTown Hall.. Which is where we caught up with Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua.. He’s submitted his letter to run again as Harrietstown Supervisor on the Republican Line.. AUDIO – 080713 – Republican Caucus in Saranac Lake There were no other submissions which means…

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Owens Unhappy with Appropriations

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U.S. employers in June advertised the most jobs in five years but hired fewer workers —a mixed sign for the recovering job market. The Labor Department is reporting more than 29 thousand Jobs added in June.. Taking the total number of jobs to 3.9 Million, still hiring has slowed slightly..

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Hotel Saranac Under Contract

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Not one.. But two votes in support of applications for Empire State Development Grant Funding in the Village of Saranac Lake….

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Sewer Trunk Line at Risk in Saranac Lake

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A Bonding Resolution is Approved and will provide financing for desperately needed work on a sewer trunk line in Saranac Lake.. We spoke with Village Manager John Sweeney who explained the project. AUDIO – 080613 – Saranac Lake Sewer Trunk Line – Bonding Resolution Now that Bonding for the project has been approved, the village…

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Breaking Ground on Little Loggers Park

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Another waterfront revitalization project breaks ground in Tupper Lake… We speak with Mayor Paul Mauroun and Supervisor Roger Amell about the new Playground..  The Village and the Town of Tupper Lake have combined efforts with consultant Melissa McManus to develop an overall plan for waterfront revitalization. The new playground is just one of the projects…

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Congressman Bill Owens on Obama Care

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Congressman Bill Owens weighed in on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare at a recent telephone town hall meeting with constituents. We listened in on the conversation.

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Sports Medicine and Rugby Weekend

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Sports Medicine is a big part of athletics in the region, including Rugby Weekend.. We speak with Dino Angelopolous about their work..

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K&J – Interviews NCCC President Dr Steven Tyrell

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The Franklin County Legislature today will hear from North Country Community College President Dr. Steven Tyrell. The college is presenting it’s annual budget proposal during a scheduled budget hearing in Malone. The $14.6 Million budget crossed the first hurdle in Essex County recently. We spoke with Dr Tyrell in his offices on the Saranac Lake Campus. Join us for Thursday’s K&J show – an interview with President Tyrell on the budget, strategic planning and North Country Community College as the economic engine for the communities they serve.

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Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants?

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers – why shouldn’t parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That’s being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality are meeting…

Roadwork / Paving in Saranac Lake Causing Delays Today

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The bridge on County Route 48 in FranklinFalls will be out from start to finish for 19 days according to the Town’s Supervisor Art Wilman…  In a recent K&J show here on WNBZ, Wilman said it was a necessary step.. In Saranac Lake, if your drive would normally take you through downtown or onto Route…

Camp Med Students at AMC

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Nine youth participated in Camp Med, a partnership between Adirondack Health and Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES.  The Camp Med program is geared toward students who enjoy math and science and may be considering a career in healthcare.  

Local Officials Comment on AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room

The Adirondack Health Board of Directors are pursuing an option to transition the AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room to a facility that would be part time.. We spoke with Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall and North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi over the weekend and asked them for their perspective.

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Paul Smith’s College adds 24hr Dispatch Center

AUDIO – 072913 – Paul Smiths College adds 24hr dispatch center Paul Smith’s College will hire a trained fire safety officer and staff a 24-hour dispatch center on campus, bolstering the institution’s ability to respond to emergencies. The additions will allow the college to provide the first response to most fire alarms on campus, reducing the…

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Lake Flower Ave on NYSDOT agenda

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced today that the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for federal fiscal years 2014 through 2017 is available for review. Pursuant to the federal requirement, the document provides a comprehensive list of all federally funded highway and transit projects, which for the four-year period…

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Legislator Paul Maroun Talks Franklin County

In an in depth interview with Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun, we speak about issues facing the Franklin Couty Legislature.        AUDIO – 072613 – Interviews Paul Maroun on Franklin County

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IRONMAN Lake Placid –

IRONMAN kicks into high gear this weekend with a full lineup of entrants into one of the original IRONMAN events in the country… It’s the longest running American event aside from the World Championships in Hawaii..  The race’s Economic Impact on the region is highlighted in a recent report published by The IRONMAN Experience Committee,…

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Maroun Talks Emergency Services Plans for Tupper

Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun tells WNBZ in an in depth interview there are two options for a timetable to move forward on the new Emergency Services Building for both Fire and Police in the Village. AUDIO – 072513 – Paul Maroun on EMS Building

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Imagine A Shorline Bike Path on Lake Flower Avenue

Scott Stoddard is a local resident who spoke about a concept which appears in almost every planning document created for The Village of Saranac Lake.. He reminded the village board on Monday to keep an eye towards the Long Term while still working to repair Lake Flower Avenue. AUDIO – 072413 – Shorline Trail on Lake…

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Numbers are up for NCCC – Registration Continues

North Country Community College President Dr Steven Tyrell says the numbers are up and Registration is a good way for students to get to know the college better.. AUDIO – 072413 – NCCC Registration

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