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K&J – Grooming the Rails

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There’s a Snowmobile Trail system in the North Country that will take you just about anywhere you need to go.. From Lake Placid, however, the only way to get where you want to go, with a few exceptions, is to ride out to Lake Clear on the Adirondack Rail Corridor and it’s the responsibility of…

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St Joe’s Awarded “Best Place to Work”

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St Joesph’s Rehabilitation Center is again One of the Best Companies to Work for in New YorkState..   In fact for the third year in a row, St Joseph’s has been at the top of the report which is sponsored by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management..  The program ranks the best places…

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K&J – Winter Carnival Chairman Eric Foster

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is now less than a week away and the committee has named Ursula Trudeau the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Gala Parade on February 8th. In the K&J show today, we’re speaking with the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, Eric Foster, about the parade, and the band…

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Ursula Trudeau Named Winter Carnival Grand Marshall

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Ursula Trudeau as its 2014 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 8. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the Montreal Ecole des Beaux Arts and painting with the late Hans Hoffman, Stanley Cosgrove, and Alfred Pellan. She resides and paints in…

K&J – The History of Winter Carnival

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It goes without saying that the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has become a traditional mid winter event in the Adirondacks that many local residents and tourists alike count on year after year to provide a respite from the doldrums of the winter. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival began as just such an opportunity and in…

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Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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Parade Registration Deadline Approaches

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Application submission deadlines are nearing for those desiring to participate in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 8 and those participating in sporting events during Winter Carnival which require pre-registration. Parade and sporting event applications are available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/contact/registration-forms.  Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area…

K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  ”Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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Ice Palace Construction Continues

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In Saranac Lake on Tuesday, the cold weather was tempered by the sunshine and the lack of wind which made it possible for construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace to continue and we caught up with the Chairman of the Ice Palace Dean Baker, when we spoke with him, he had just stepped down…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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Australian Soldier Died of Hypothermia / Suicide

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State Police have located the body of a man who is tentatively being identified as missing Australian soldier, 33 year Old Paul McKay.. The body was located near the summit of Scarface Mountain in the Town of North Elba shortly after 11am Wednesday. Forensic investigators were flown to the mountain by state police helicopter and there are no signs of foul play in the initial investigation. The Body was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by State Police Aviation. An Autopsy will be performed by Dr C. Francis Varga to determine the cause of death. Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday..

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Friday at Noon Ends Christmas Tree Pickup in Saranac Lake

Friday at Noon is the deadline for having the Village of Saranac Lake haul away your Christmas Trees… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ that there are two options. If the village picks up your tree from the sidewalk, it will be taken to the compost facility behind the waste water treatment plant…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Water and Sewer Project on Broadway

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The Village of Saranac Lake is finalizing plans for a major infrastructure project in April that could change the flow of traffic through the village, not only at night when the road will be closed completely and most of the work is planned, but also during the day when Broadway will become one way heading…

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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

Owens Will Not Run Again in November

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Congressman Bill Owens Announced Tuesday his intention to retire from politics. In a statement to the Media, Congressman Owens wrote “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business…

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New Chief Nursing Officer leads patient care at Adirondack Health

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Adirondack Health recently elevated Linda McClarigan to the organization’s top patient care position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).  Ms. McClarigan transitioned from interim CNO to her current leadership appointment in mid-December 2013.   A Registered Nurse with over 35 years of progressive patient care experience, Ms. McClarigan holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a…

Veterans May See Another Tax Exemption in Their School Taxes

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School Districts across the state are now being given an opportunity to consider providing veterans with an exemption from property taxes… Governor Cuomo has extended the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption from Counties and Municipal Government to include the opportunity for School Districts to opt into the program..  The Governor has given districts a March 1st deadline…

Winter Carnival Button Set on Sale

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Winter Carnival Committee selling full set of Trudeau buttons on eBay The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Friday, Jan. 10 listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event. The highly collectible set includes all buttons from 1981 to 2014, plus a…

Communicating with One Voice on the Common Core

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Teachers and Administrators in the Saranac Lake Central School District have joined forces to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. Teachers Union Representative Don Carlisto is one of the committee members..  He says one issue they’re dealing with is the lack of familiarity and the lack of understating of…

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Dewey Ski Lodge Becoming a Reality

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Dewey Mountain Cross Country Ski Center is one step closer to their goal of building a brand new ski lodge.. That’s because the Town of Harrietstown has agreed to move forward with their support of the project.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough Says the town is ultimately responsible for the property and wanted to move forward on…

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