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K&J – Jim LaValley talks High Peaks Hospice / ACR

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is fast approaching.. In fact the event itself is June 2nd..  And today our series on Hospice continues.. We’ve made our way to Tupper Lake and the new offices of LaValley Real Estate which are now right across from Well Dressed Foods.. on Park Street in Tupper Lake.. Up until…

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Saranac Lake Budget Approved – Chazy, NCCS Rejected

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The Saranac Lake Central School District is just one of the Districts across the North Country which has received the support of voters when it comes to their budget… School Superintendent Diane Fox says much of the ground work was already in place from last year in order to produce the 2015 – 2016 Budget..…

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DEC Proposes Upgrade to Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

Saranac Lake Road Closures

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The Village of Saranac Lake has begun their work on the water main replacement on Riverside Drive and expect to continue thru the end of next week.. because of that just a reminder that Riverside Drive will be closed to ALL thru traffic during the duration of the project during the daytime And night time…

Graduating NCCC Students Head to Next Adventure

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North Country Community College provides a vibrant environment for students in the Adirondacks. There are three campuses, providing Twenty-four academic degrees and certificates and many options for study, including Environmental Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Fine Arts, Wilderness Recreation Leadership, and Sports & Events Management.. AUDIO – 051815- NCCC Graaduation The programs are designed to lead…

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Saranac Lake’s Skate Park Begins to Takes Shape

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In Saranac Lake, Work on the Skate Park behind Community Bank in the center of town continues..  and Rich Shapiro, who has been helping to organize the work until the completed project is handed over to the village, says the skate park is beginning to take shape… and much of the finishing work will begin…

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There are Two Sides to Every Beach Proposal

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There’s still work to be done on the question of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake… Village Trustee Paul VanCott says they’ve been working on one specific project that will become part of the final application to the Department of Health…  One of the organizers of the Lake Flower Beach Return is…

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Proposed Location for Boat Wash gets the Brush Off

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Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board recently that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat washing stations around the state and they would like to see Saranac Lake become one of the locations. The location his organization identified…

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SLHS Juried Art Exhibit Open through May 19th

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The Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake has become home to an exhibition of art of all kinds… Created by students from the Saranac Lake High School.. It’s a juried arts show for the high school, plus as a bonus, for the first time.. This year’s show includes creations from students in the middle school…

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Stefanik Speaks at Paul Smith’s College Graduation

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Students were lined up Saturday morning outside of the tent on the main lawn at Paul Smith’s College. They were preparing for the graduation ceremony set to take place at 11am. The rain held off but it was a little windy, which turned out to be a good thing as the wind was cooling the…

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K&J – Hospice Social Worker Patience Mary Whitman

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Today we’re continuing our series highlighting High Peaks Hospice… High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is now less than a month away and will take place on June 2nd … Patience Mary Whitman is a Licensed Masters Level Social Worker with High Peaks Hospice in Mineville.. We spoke with her at the Hospice Administrative Offices in the…

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2015 Library Budget On Par with 2014

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In addition to choosing new school board members on the 19th of May… Voters in Saranac Lake are also charged with an up or down vote on the budget for the Library.. and this year.. While the budget itself hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015, The Library board is looking to the taxpayers for…

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Trustee Paul Van Cott; “Bed Tax Good for Saranac Lake”

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Bed Tax Legislation that passed the Assembly on Tuesday is now headed to the state Senate.. The Legislation if passed, would give Franklin County the authority to enact a tax for hotel/motel visitors so that it can fund county-wide tourism promotion efforts.. Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul VanCott thanked Assemblywoman Janet Duprey for helping to…

Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir Performs Mozart’s Requiem May 31st.

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The Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir will give a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, collaborating with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. This masterwork of the Classical Era will be paired with student vocal solo performances representative of significant solo literature from a variety of styles and languages. The performance will take place…

Kiwanis Club to Kick Off Cycle Adirondacks

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For the past several years, the Saranac Lake Kiwanis Club has been running the Pat Stratton Memorial Ride, a 15-year tradition honoring the “bicycling plumber,” a beloved member of the community. And this year it happens on Saturday, August 22, just as Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Cycle Adirondacks riders are gathering in Saranac Lake for an August 23-29 road…

K&J – Adirondack Singers Prepare for Weekend Events

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On Tuesday, we spent some time with Beryl Szwed who is the Treasurer and Karen Butters who is the Director of the Adirondack Singers.. Just before a dress rehearsal at Uhlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.. We found a comfortable spot in the back of the auditorium at Uhlein to talk as the rest of…

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New Rating System Gives Adirondack Health 4 Stars

David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was a patient with Adirondack Health on his 65th birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day. Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card. Joining David for the occasion was his wife Cheryl, ASU Nurse Nicole LaMere, Unit Secretary Susan Catlin and ASU Nurse Donna Sullivan.

The new scorecard released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates Adirondack Health received four out of a possible five stars.  The ratings are based on patient-experience surveys, which measured patient satisfaction in areas such as how well doctors or nurses communicated with patients, responsiveness of hospital staff and cleanliness of the…

K&J – Solar Energy – Wayne Davison

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In 2012 we spent some time on the air with Wayne Davison discussing solar energy in the Adirondacks and this week as our focus on energy continues, we listened in on that conversation during the K&J show on Friday..

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Saranac Lake High School “FREE” Club Donates Blankets

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There’s a group at the Saranac Lake High School who call themselves “FREE” Friends Respecting Everyone Equally. On Wednesday afternoon, the group gathered to present Child Protective Services several decorative blankets designed to hopefully bring some comfort to victims of abuse.. Members of the club used special ink and paint to create the decorative blankets.…

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K&J – High Peaks Hospice & The Rainbow Project

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Our special, ongoing series about aging with dignity, comfort and peace of mind continues as we spend time with employees and volunteers from High Peaks Hospice. High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is June 2nd, 2015 and this year we’ve decided to bring you this ongoing series of discussions leading up to the event so that…

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