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Affordable Care Act Deadline Fast Approaching

In a teleconference Thursday afternoon, State exchange directors from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, New York, and Washington spoke about their ongoing efforts to implement health care coverage marketplaces in their respective states by the upcoming deadline of March 31st in accordance with Affordable Care Act. Lisa Sbrana, Counsel of New York State of Health , Says they…

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New York State Adds 69,000 Finch Pruyn Acres to Forest Preserve

New York State is adding 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve formerly owned by Finch Pruyn & Company.. Governor Cuomo says there are also now $875,000 in available grants for projects to develop sites within the AdirondackPark and further position the region as a world-class tourism and recreation destination. Governor Cuomo says “Expanding the…

Cuomo Highlights Snowmobiling in Franklin County

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Snowmobiling in the North Country is on the Map this week following Governor Cuomo’s Visit to the region..  Our look at the activity begins with Jim McCulley who is one of the snowmobilers on hand for Governor Cuomo’s Arrival.. Governor Cuomo Arrived at the Adirondack Peak Experience and spoke with the media before he left for…

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K&J – Removing the Funding Gap (Elimination Adjustment)

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Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge brings notoriety to the North Country and on Sunday, as legislators from the southern parts of New York State Arrived at the Lake Placid Convention Center, another group was there to greet them.. Teachers… When it comes to the Gap Elimination Adjustment there are several issues.. One is that the…

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Mulverhill Underscores Importance of Sex Offender Registry

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is reminding citizens to use the online sex offender registration and notification center called OFFENDER WATCH which can be found on the Franklin County Sheriff’s web site . Mulverhill says OFFENDER WATCH helps monitor and track all of the sex offenders in Franklin County and sends them reminders when the…

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Gillibrand; DOT Must Update Guidelines for Hazardous Liquid Transport

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After another derailment of tankers carrying crude oil, this time in the Capital Region, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to urgently update and implement guidelines for safer transport of hazardous liquids. According to the Association of American Railroads, oil shipments have increased from 9,500 carloads in…

The Adirondack Winter Challenge – A Focus on the North Country

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Governor Cuomo is Touring the North Country on a snowmobile on Sunday..  and for the second time this year he’s working to highlight the region as a destination for tourism and winter activity..  Today in the K&J show, we’re going to look into the value of a visit by the Governor to the Adirondacks and…

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Two NCCC Students Receive Chancellor’s Excellence Award

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, has announced that NCCC students Epril Nossent and Melody Blackmore are recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the State University of New York and recognizes those who have best demonstrated the integration of academic…

Assemblyman Dan Stec Puts Weight Behind APPLE Plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec is putting his weight behind the APPLE Plan… It’s formally called The “Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence” Plan…  The Plan is a proposal presented by the minority in the Assembly which they suggest addresses critical issues in the areas of Curriculum, Teacher Supprt, Funding, Student Anxiety, Special Education, and Data Collection……

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NY Senator Betty Little Joins New Committees

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In Addition to her other committees in Albany, New York State Senator Betty Little is now part of  the Rules Committee and the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee..  In an email to WNBZ, Senator Little says there was a chance to serve on some new committees because of the departure of a couple…

Governor / Legislature Failing to Provide Sound Education Funding

A New Report says there is substantial and compelling evidence of a failure by the Governor and Legislature to provide the resources necessary for all students to receive a “sound, basic education,”  The Report, A project of the Education Law Center shows results from 14 school districts across the state. It documents educational resource deficiencies…

Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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OWENS – Defense Budget Must Protect Active Military

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the pentagon’s budget by more than $75 Billion Dollars over the next two years, reducing the size of the Army to its smallest levels since before World War Two and eliminating an entire fleet of Air Force fighter planes…  Here in the North Country, Congressman Owens says…

School Board Seeks Community Support to Remove Gap Elimination Adjustment

School boards across the North Country are heading to Albany in a few weeks to advocate for more school funding in the state budget… This year, more than any other it seems… Everyone is asking for the same thing…  Removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment… In SaranacLake, the school board is receiving unanimous support from…

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CUOMO SUBSIDIZES SNAP PROGRAM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. The bill was slated to cut SNAP benefits an average of $127 per month for affected…

K&J – Part Two – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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Today on the K&J show, Part two of our discussion with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey who recently announced her plans to run again in the fall for another term in the House.. And our conversation continues in part two of the K&J show with a focus on education.. In part two of the discussion we focus…

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Comments Extended for Kshaqua Tract Draft RMP

The DEC is extending The public comment period for Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands… The deadline for comments on the Draft Recreation Management Plan is now March 28th….   DEC extended the comment period in response to stakeholders seeking additional time to review the plan and provide comments. The Draft RMP includes proposals to construct campsites,…

K&J – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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Today on the K&J show, Part one of our discussion with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey who recently announced her plans to run again in the fall for another term in the House..   We spoke with her in her offices on the OVAL in Plattsburgh on Thursday Afternoon.. She has a full schedule between the statehouse and…

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DOH Approves CVPH “NNY Center for Cardiac Excellence”

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CVPH Medical Center, an affiliate of Fletcher Allen Partners, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to move forward with its plans to establish the “Northern New York Center of Cardiac Excellence” and grow its full range of cardiac services including angioplasties, electrophysiology and medical cardiology. CVPH has long excelled in…

Pre-K Debate Rages on In Albany

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There is a huge debate going on in Albany regarding the State’s new Pre-K and Afterschool Program and how it’s funding should be disbursed.   The State Education Commissioner estimates it will take $1.6 billion annually to implement pre-K statewide. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s has proposed to use a budgeted 75 million in funding for the pre-K…

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