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Governor Cuomo in Buffalo for Tonight’s Debate

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Republican Challenger Rob Astorino are heading into debate mode this evening..   The two third-party candidates have also been invited to spar among the candidates.. Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott… And it’s likely Governor Cuomo will be the target of all three of his challengers as he’s…

Similar Questions for Candidates in Debate Number 4

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Debate number four last night between the candidates vying for the seat in the the 21st congressional district being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens..  Three of the debates have been televised, and the latest last night had a similar format, the candidates were even sitting in the same positions, asked essentially the same questions by…

DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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Acid Rain Experts Gather in Saratoga this Thursday

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Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against acid rain will bring together scientists, policy experts and government officials in Saratoga on Thursday, October 16th, to celebrate the progress achieved and the critical work remaining to protect the Adirondack Park from acid deposition. “We have made real progress in the fight against acid…

Woolf Gets Support from More Democrats

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Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer is supporting the Democratic candidate for the congress in the 21st district.. The candidate, Aaron Woolf says “If elected to Congress, he would fight to protect the rights of workers and give citizens and small businesses the tools they need to succeed.” Woolf continues in an email to WNBZ by saying…

Owens Reaffirms Endorsement of Woolf

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is reaffirming his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Woolf’s press office says “Elise Stefanik was heavily critical of Owens before he decided not to run for re-election. But in order to hide her extreme platform, Stefanik complimented Owens…

K&J – Lake Placid’s Brewfest

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When craft brewers arrive at the 1932 Rink in Lake Placid Columbus Day Weekend, the rink transforms for a Saturday afternoon into a different kind of arena. For a few hours, it’s a discussion among brewers, visitors and residents about all of the different types of IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners and their different weights, flavors…

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Stefanik / Woolf Both Claiming Victory in 21st Congressional Debate

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Some lively discussion at times between the three candidates running for congress in the 21st District. The Debate aired live on Time Warner Cable Wednesday Night at 7pm and was re-broadcast again later in the evening.. On the Minimum Wage.. Aaron Woolf says increasing the minimum wage would be good for small businesses.. Stefanik responds…

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NRCC Responds to Woolf “Two Can Play at That Game”

The National Republican Congressional Committee, through it’s Communications Director Northeast Regional Press Secretary Ian Prior is responding to comments made by Aaron Woolf during his telephone press conference leading up to tonight’s Debate. Here is the text of the NRCC’s response; So Aaron Woolf has questions he wants his opponent to answer at their debate tomorrow? Good,…

Congressional Candidates Debate Tonight

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The first televised debate among candidates for the 21st congressional seat in the North Country takes place tonight at 7pm on Time Warner Cable..  On stage.. Republican Elise Stefanik, The Green Party’s Matt Funiciello and Democrat Aaron Woolf..  In a press conference yesterday, this reporter asked Woolf what he was expecting from Stefanik in the…

Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

Franklin County Sherrif’s Dept. Under Fire

The Franklin County Sherrif’s Department and the Franklin County Legislature are making headlines across the North Country over a controversy that has come to light over allegations of the specific targeting and arrests of Franklin County Legislators.. In a fax to WNBZ Legislator Gordon Crossman writes that he was shocked and disappointed to hear about…

Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…

Sun Shines on the New Merkel Veterans Center

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It was more than fitting that the sun came out for the dedication of the new Dr David Merkel Veterans Center at St Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center in Saranac Lake on Wednesday. The new building will house 25 veterans in need of addiction treatment and recovery and will provide a comfortable setting with which to heal.…

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Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

Crescent Bay Marina Application “Accepted as Complete”

It was a full house in the Harrietstown Town Hall on Wednesday evening for the planning board meeting.. The new owners of Crescent Bay Marina found themselves among an array of supporters and were given the green light by the planning board to move to the next phase of their application process.. AUDIO – 091814…

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DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…

Manufacturing Takes a Big Step Forward at Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College (Clinton) will receive $12.7 Million in state funding as part of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Funding will be used to construct an advanced manufacturing institute (AMI) on Clinton’s main campus. The AMI will link Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh with Clarkson University, creating a system to support the economic…

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Gillibrand Introduces Asthma Legislation

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker today unveiled legislation to help adults and children with asthma lead healthier lives. Under the Family Asthma Act, states would create programs to better educate families on asthma management and prevention, and to improve asthma research and data collection. With enhanced research and education, this legislation would help…