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Owens Reminds Emergency Services of Available AFG Grants

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to…

DEC Public Meeting Set to Discuss Wild Forest UMP

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday November 12 at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center The Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) is under review for a possible amendment to identify improvement and expansion of trails within the unit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. “We are responding to…

Duprey “Disturbed by Cuomo’s Statements”

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is responding to statement by Governor Cuomo on the question of charter schools s public education. In a letter to WNBZ, Duprey writes; As a strong supporter and advocate of our public school system, I am disturbed by Governor Cuomo’s statement that our public schools are a ‘monopoly’.  I am pleased to…

Alliance Opposes Charter Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education, local school superintendents and leaders of the state’s major community organizations issued the following statement in response  to Gov. Cuomo’s vow to break the public schools “public monopolies” and replace them with more privately-run charter schools. “Gov. Cuomo has laid clear plans to expand his frontal assault on our public…

Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools…

North Country Development Authority Joins with Ex-Im Bank

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Congressman Bill Owens (D-N.Y.), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), and the Development Authority of the North Country announced that Ex-Im Bank has joined forces with the Development Authority in order to help local businesses boost export sales and jobs. In April 2014, Senator Gillibrand, who is a member of the President’s…

Gillibrand Says Put a Stop to Plastic Microbeads

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Standing at The Port of Oswego Marina Monday in Oswego, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Terry Hammil, Port of Oswego Chairman of the Board, Sarah Eckel with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen, urged Congress to pass new legislation to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. Plastic microbeads are found…

New York Spending up 3.3% to $6,998 per Resident.

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According to the Comptroller’s office in New York… State Spending in 2013-14 was $6,998 per New Yorker..   According to the Comptroller’s annual report.. New York State spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion while State-funded debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says “Recent budget actions and an economy that continues to strengthen…

Local Forum for Town of Plattsburgh and 115th Assembly Candidates

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The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held their annual “Meet the Candidates Forum at the American Legion in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening.. During the forum, the two candidates running for Plattsburgh Town Council are seated to the Right of the podium and Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, along with her challenger Karen Bisso are seated…

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K&J – Playing the “Race Card” in the Gubernatorial 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…

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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…