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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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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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Adirondack Health Foundation Supports EMS Education

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The Adirondack Health Foundation is awarding three, $3,500 scholarships to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks who’ve been accepted to an approved Nursing or Allied Health program. Plus recipients may receive funding a second year if they maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average. And in recognition of the important role…

K&J – Discussing the Impact of Albany’s Education Policy on Teachers

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Today on the K&J show we’re listening in on a conversation about education. A local group called Voters For Change hosted a forum on Tuesday Night at Blue Seed Studios in Saranac Lake.. The event focused on the impact to local educators of statewide policies on education… “Any member of our group can develop a…

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Former Treasurer Arrested In Tupper Lake Fire Department Theft

Former Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Timothy J. Brown was arrested on grand larceny charges Monday afternoon, after allegedly stealing up to $20,000 as he spiraled into credit card debt. That According to New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. “From plane fare to pizza, Mr. Brown used fire department money for his own benefit, even…

Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Adirondack Health Reveals 3 Year Strategic Plan

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Adirondack Health unveiled a strategic plan that embraces innovation and leadership in a new era of healthcare reform to ensure a continued commitment to building healthy communities in our region for years to come. The Adirondack Health Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership team worked with members of the community, physicians, and staff to develop…

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K&J – High Peaks Hospice Executive Director Meg Wood

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Today on the K&J show, we begin a series of conversations leading up to High Peaks Hospice Radio Day in June. Each year, WNBZ, in conjunction with sister stations WLPW and WRGR spend a day with the community talking about comfort and dignity for terminally ill patients at the end of life and how Hospice…

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Tupper Lake’s Fire and Ice Festival This Weekend

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The inaugural Fire and Ice Festival begins in Tupper Lake this weekend.. The event’s organizer is Christine Marquis… She says “They wanted to showcase all the great things there are to do in Tupper Lake in the winter,”  and she continues by saying “There were lots of other winter festivals in the area, and they…

The 2015 Essex County High School Festival Concert

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Every once and a while we take the opportunity to look at how music and art influence our lives.. And for more than 250 high school students Tuesday, an opportunity to share with their peers and experience an opportunity to perform with more than just their classmates…  The Essex County All State Concert is hosted…

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K&J – The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director Willie Janeway

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Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, According to the Adirondack Council, is good news for the Adirondack Park.. And while the Governor didn’t focus as much in his speech on new environmental legislation and funding…  He did include Pro-Adirondack funding among the items in his legislative agenda… Today on the K&J Show, our guest is Willie Janeway.. …

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Two Sunmount DDSO workers arrested for assault on a consumer

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On January 26, 2015, State Police arrested 31-year-old Jimmy J. Beaulieu of Ogdensburg and 49-year-old Robert C. Kennedy of Tupper Lake for assaulting a consumer at Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) in Tupper Lake.  On January 14, 2015, Beaulieu and Kennedy, who are employees at Sunmount, assaulted a 22-year-old resident, causing severe bruising to the…

Big Tupper Opens This Weekend

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We have word today from ARISE President Jim LaValley that Big Tupper Ski Area will be opening this weekend.. ARISE opening Big Tupper this weekend…  Lift tickets for Kids 18 and under are $10.00.. Children 6 and under ski free as do active military.. And all other adults are $25.00..  LaValley tells us Cunninghams Ski Barn…

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Schumer, GIllibrand Announce Funding for Greater Adirondack Conservation

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U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for Greater Adirondacks agricultural conservation projects. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and will be used to improve water quality, soil health, and resolve habitat issues in and around the Upper…

Franklin County Traffic Safety Board Updates “Operation Get Home Safe”

We have a report from Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill who is the Chairman of the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board.. He says “Operation Get Home Safe” on New Years Eve was well received and utilized by residents and establishments throughout the County.  The program, which was funded by the Law Offices of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney &…

Free Rides Home for New Years Eve

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The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) along with the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, are making it possible for people to call for a free ride home on New Year’s Eve this year.  The program is being called “Operation Get Home Safe” and is available to people in the areas of…

Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…