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Wage Theft in New York a 2 year review

Wage Theft – “Modern Form of Slavery” Persists in NY NEW YORK – It has been two years since New York passed the Wage Theft Protection Act, but immigrant advocates on Long Island say the law has failed to put a damper on the crime. Liz O’Shaughnessy is president and program director of the nonprofit…

Olga Memorial Foot Races – Results

The Olga Memorial Foot Race is in it’s 14th year, and race Director Peggy Wiltberger tells WNBZ the event went great, in fact this year, she says it was a lot of fun, there were  were more participants this year than years past with 91 competitors participating in the Saturday Morning Event. The Race on…

Obituary – Ola Marie Trudeau

TUPPER LAKE – Ola Marie Trudeau, 87, went to be with the Lord on Thursday August 16th, 2012. Born in Belding, Michigan on April 13th, 1925, Ola was the daughter of Ruth Johnson and Ferris Oberlin. She married Gordon E. Trudeau who preceded her death in 2005; they were married for 58 years. She was…

Obituary – Wilfred Skiff

Wilfred Skiff, age 77, of 4 Union Lane, Bloomingdale, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at home. Born in Vermontville, New York on March 10, 1935, he was the son of Earl and Sara (Martin) Skiff. Wilfred had been employed at the Tupper Lake Veneer Company for many years. He was and avid hunter and fisherman.…

Kilburn Found Dead Near his home.

Seth Kilburn Found at the request of the family, they would appreciate it if you would respect their privacy at this time. Seth’s body was found close to their home on McKinley Street..  More Information will follow as it becomes available. Lake Placid Resident Seth Kilburn was last seen leaving Wise Guys early Sunday Morning……

VFW Women’s Auxiliary recognized for 75 years

The Albert A. Gonyea Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3357 is being recognized this weekend by the Town of North Elba..  August 18th will mark 76 years for the VFW Post and Tomorrow is the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Auxiliary at the VFW… AUDIO – 081712 – K&J SHOW – Veterans Affairs The…

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Schumer – FEMA at odds over Keene Firehouse

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND AGAIN APPROVE FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KEENE FIRE STATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATING FLOODING LAST FALL  – CALLS ON FEMA TO DELIVER FUNDING FOR RELOCATION & EXPANSION OF FLOODED SAFETY FACILITY, NOW IN DISREPAIR, ONE YEAR AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged…

Greig NY Town Clerk Concealed Shortage

DiNAPOLI: MISSING FUNDS CONCEALED BY TOWN CLERK The clerk in the Town of Grieg used funds intended for an environmental improvement project to conceal a shortage in a tax collection bank account, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The case has been referred to State Police officials for investigation.…

Breaking News – Airplane Crashes in Upstate NY

A civilian aircraft contracted by the Department of Defense to support a Vermont Air National Guard military training exercise crashed this morning in a remote Upstate New York location. The aircrew was safely recovered by military helicopters and transported to Fort Drum, NY. The small, fixed wing aircraft was flying in support of a routine…

Sparkle Village Needs Vendors

Saranac Lake’s Chamber of Commerce Announces the dates of their annual Sparkle Village Craft Fair – The 25th Annual event will be held at the Town of Harrietstown Auditorium in the Town Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 7 & 8th. The Chamber plans to offer quality art work from artisans within the region, and they say every effort is made to…

Piping Headed to Hoyt’s High

Good News for WhitefaceMountain, and for skiers as piping arrives at the base of Hoyt’s High..  If you look over towards lookout from the Facelift, Hoyt’s is the trail which heads down from the summit of LookoutMountainto the base of the new triple chair. The trail has not received enough snow over the years to…

Senator Gillibrand Visits Myriad RBM Friday

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Saranac Lake Friday morning to visit with and tour the new Myriad RBM facility in the old Village offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake.  Senator Gillibrand will visit Myriad at 9:30am and meet with local economic development leaders to discuss the region’s growth in the biotech…

Region 5 Search and Rescue Report

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER*S JUNE/JULY SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT Essex County Town of North Elba, High Peaks Wilderness Area On Thursday, June 7, 2012, at about 9:11 am, DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook received a call reporting an injured hiker at Marcy Dam. Melis Bursin, 28, of New York City, NY, had injured her…

Credit Unions Argue they have money for Small Business

– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released the results of a new poll yesterday that showed New York’s small businesses are still having trouble borrowing, suggesting that banks have not loosened their lending standards since the economic crisis began four years ago. The poll also indicated that business microloans (under $100,000) are highest…

The Birthday Club

Wendell Stanley was born on this day in 1904. and wins the Nobel Prize in 1946 . Stanley was an American biochemist who shares half the 1946 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with John Howard Northrop. They produced pure samples of enzymes and virus proteins. He isolated the nucleoprotein that activates the tobacco mosaic virus. Join us…

DEC ENFORCES FIREWOOD TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS

DEC HAS CHECKPOINT FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Three people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment during a checkpoint held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks. “The spread of invasive insects through the illegal transportation of firewood must be prevented to protect both…

ADK MUSEUM HONORS

Harold K. Hochschild Award Presented at Adirondack Museum Gala Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – The Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum formally presented the Harold K. Hochschild Award to John and Margot Ernst at the annual Gala Benefit on July 28, 2012. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the…

EMERALD ASH BORER INVADES CATSKILLS

An Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was found in the Catskill Forest Preserve at a state-owned campground, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The discovery was confirmed after a DEC employee recovered a single EAB beetle from a purple prism trap that was placed in DEC’s Kenneth L.…

HUNTING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012-13 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 13, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced. “Hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in New York are fantastic and DEC is committed to helping provide outdoor enthusiasts with numerous recreational opportunities…

CONGRESSMAN URGES TRAN-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

Owens Urges Trade Rep to Level Playing Field for NY Wineries Removing duty on U.S. wines would boost trade, local economic growth WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Owens urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk today to use Canada’s recent invitation to enter into the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations as an opportunity to address a competitive trade…