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K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Broadway Construction Update

Construction begins again on the Broadway Project Monday afternoon (April 21st) Broadway will remain open to two way traffic and parking until 1:00 PM and then  At 1:00 PM traffic will revert back to one way traffic with and parking available only in front of the post office.   One way traffic will be traveling…

Saturday – Village Clean up Day

In light of Earth Week and Daffest just around the corner, The Women’s Civic Chamber is hosting Village Clean up day. Civic Chamber member, Janie Bevilacqua is one of the organizers for this event.  She says If anyone is interested in volunteering for Village Clean up day, she says please just show up with a…

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K&J – Creating a Municipal Fire District In New York

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(Rebroadcast from March 6th, 2014) It turns out there are public officials in our region who have been discussing the concept of creating a joint fire district between local towns and villages in the Adirondacks for more than 8 or 9 years…  and on Wednesday evening, that discussion took one more step towards reality… before…

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Mayor Promotes Awareness of Post Traumatic Stress

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ANZAC day in Australia and New Zealand is a day of remembrance for soldiers and veterans, especially those who fought in the Australian New Zealand Army Corps during World War One in what is now Turkey… In the Village of Saranac Lake, Mayor Clyde Rabideau is commemorating the event with a resolution promoting the awareness of…

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K&J – Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Saranac Lake’s Village Budget

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An Interview with Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis  Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Paul Ellis who has been the VIllage Treasurer in Saranac Lake since 2008. Our discussion takes us to the general requirements of a village by the state of New York as well as to the Water and Sewer…

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Dewey Receives Zoning Support from Village of Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake says yes to the new Dewey Mountain Ski Lodge.. The Board on Monday evening votes to approve the necessary changes to zoning to accommodate the new plans.. John Banta is with the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation. He says they’re meeting with the Town of Harrietstown today to begin to look at…

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Cecily Decker – National U16 Champion

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April 14th in Saranac Lake is National Champion Secily Decker Day… That’s the word from Mayor Clyde Rabideau..  She recently competed in the 2014 US Ski and Snowboard Association’s U 16 Junior National Championships and was named the overall national champion.. Winning the Parallel Slalom competition and Giant Slalom and finished fourth in the Slalom..…

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Chamber Hosts Monthly Health Ins Open Houses

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting monthly Health Insurance Open Houses for their members and the Saranac Lake Area in coordination with the Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce. Through it’s licensed subsidiary, Plattsburgh-North Country Service Corp, the Chamber is offering health insurance assistance throughout the North Country region to small businesses,…

APA’s Excellence Award Goes to Saranac Lake 6er Program

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The Adirondack Park Agency gives the Village of Saranac Lake an Award for excellence for the Village’s “6er” initiative.. The Award comes as part of Local Government Day at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid… Mayor Rabideau says The Saranac Lake 6er Program was created to spur local tourism.. The Program began last year…

Saranac Lake School Board Approves $28.3 Million Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board Approves a $28.3 Million Dollar Budget on Wednesday Night but as School Board President Deb Lennon says, They’re living within their means and working with what they have… Lennon says it’s a painstaking process, especially this year.. It’s been excruciating she says and it has not been an easy job..The…

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Winter Carnival is Groovin’ in the 60s

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The 2015 Winter Carnival Theme is the “Groovy 60’s” The theme was chosen from the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Adirondack Fiesta, Beach Party, Groovy 60’s, Haunted Adirondacks and Prehistoric Park. Colleen O’Neill, is the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Publicity Chair “The Committee also…

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Teachers Feeling The School Budget Pinch

School Boards Across the North Country are dealing with declining revenue, much of which is being withheld from New York State in the form of the Gap Elimination Adjustment which is disproportionately affecting smaller more rural districts and putting many in the situation which has been seen in Saranac Lake this year…Don Carlisto is the…

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Saranac Lake Starts a New Bright Year

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In one of his final acts as Village Justice, The Honorable Judge Kenneth McGlauglin administers the Oath of Office to Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau…The Village Court was officially dissolved as the end of their fiscal year arrived on Monday  And Judge Mcglauglin was presented with a ceremonial gavel just before the administering the oath’s…

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Inaugural Meeting Tonight in Saranac Lake

The Village of Saranac Lake Board of Trustees will hold its annual organizational meeting this evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium at 5:30 PM. At the commencement of the meeting, newly re-elected Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustees Tom Catillaz and Allie Pelletieri will take the oath of office from Village Judge Kenneth McLaughlin. Village…

K&J – Broadway Reconstruction Project

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Construction on a major roadway in Saranac Lake is set to begin on Monday (April 7th, 2014) and the work is expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks. The stretch of Broadway from Bloomingdale Avenue to the River (Past the Post Office, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, First Niagara Bank) will be torn up to…

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School Budget – Public Comment

A WNBZ Online EXTRA – with 140 residents in the audience at the Petrova Library, there was no way to put all of the 38 minutes of commentary into a K&J program so we chose a few members of the audience who seemed to reflect the overall goal for most of the speakers. In this…

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Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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State Police Continue Search for Collin Gillis

New York State Police are Continuing Search for Collin Gillis.. In fact there are 16 active missing person cases dating back to 1971.. In addition, There are 9 homicide cases still pending.. those date back to 1953…Captain Robert LaFountain is the BCI Captain for Troop B whose headquarters are in Raybrook.. He tells WNBZ they…

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From Camp Gabriels to Camp Hamachane

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Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility is getting a new name… and it’s going to be home this summer to a group of young boys ages 10 to 18. The owners hope to have their 7 week camp up and running by this summer. Eli Hersch will be one of the owners of the Camp Gabriels property once…

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