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Lake Placid’s 1980 Olympic Cauldron Re-Lit for Sochi Olympics

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Lake Placid’s Original Olympic Cauldron is being re-fired in honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi…  Jim Morganson is the Building inspector in the Town of North Elba.. He says for a period of time after the 1980 Olympics the cauldron disappeared from the spotlight…  but more recently a local committee has brought a new…

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Empire State Winter Games – Torch Run

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Opening Ceremonies for the Empire State Winter Games are tonight in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.. and The Official Winter Games Torch began it’s journey in Tupper Lake on Wednesday with a sendoff from every student in the Tupper Lake Central School District…  Russ Bartlet is the Athletic…

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A Snowy Beginning to the Torch Run – This Morning in Tupper Lake

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With the Empire State Winter Games only a day away, The Official Torch will make it’s way from Tupper Lake through Saranac Lake and then into the Community of Lake Placid for the Opening Ceremonies of the Games which will be held in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center.. Michel Clement is…

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A Direct Route from NCCC to SUNY Canton

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North Country Community College finalizes a transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Canton. N triple C President Dr Steven Tyrell says this agreement will make it easier for graduates of the Nursing programs at North Country to transfer to the Nursing programs at SUNY Canton, and then for those students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree..…

Four Local Army National Guard Soldiers Part of Olympics

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Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers will be part of the United States Olympic team at the Winter Games in Sochi this February… Sergeants Nicholas Cunningham and Justin Olsen will be part of the United States Olympic Bobsled Team while Sgt. Matthew Mortensen and Staff Sgt. William Tavares are part of the United States…

St Joe’s Awarded “Best Place to Work”

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St Joesph’s Rehabilitation Center is again One of the Best Companies to Work for in New YorkState..   In fact for the third year in a row, St Joseph’s has been at the top of the report which is sponsored by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management..  The program ranks the best places…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec on Executive Budget

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Now that the Governor has presented his proposals to the legislature, he’s going to have some work ahead to get it all passed…  We hear today from Assemblyman Dan Stec.. He tells us he’s concerned about the rationale behind Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Freeze.. Assemblyman-elect Daniel Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the…

Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…

K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  ”Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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Adirondack Council Weighs in on Executive Budget

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More Reaction this morning on the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal…  The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director is William C. Janeway.. “The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year.  We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget,”…

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K&J – Empire State Winter Games

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Today on the K&J show, we’re talking with Jim McKenna who is the President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, he’s also the president of the Lake Placid Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and on the committee in charge of planning for the Empire State Winter Games which runs February 6th Through the…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Tupper Lake Schools – 12th on List of Fiscally Stressed Schools in New York State

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The State Comptroller’s Office says the Tupper Lake’s School District budget is dealing with significant fiscal stress..  In fact, TupperLake is 12th highest on the list of schools according to the Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System…   According to the report, 13 percent of school districts statewide, have been designated as fiscally stressed under the Monitoring…

NY State Senator Betty Little Staying Put

New York State Senator Betty Little is staying in the Senate… She’s decided not to run for the Congressional Seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens at the end of the year…. In a statement, Little says “Having taken some time to think about it, I’ve decided not to seek the Republican nomination for the open…

Governor Cuomo – $1.6M for Saranac River Trail

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Governor Cuomo is focusing on healthy and active outdoor activity this year.. That’s becoming more and more clear as he continues to support the region with tax incentives for business as well as for property owners…  One of the bigger announcements of grant funding for the North Country from the Governor is a 1.6 million…

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Australian Soldier Died of Hypothermia / Suicide

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State Police have located the body of a man who is tentatively being identified as missing Australian soldier, 33 year Old Paul McKay.. The body was located near the summit of Scarface Mountain in the Town of North Elba shortly after 11am Wednesday. Forensic investigators were flown to the mountain by state police helicopter and there are no signs of foul play in the initial investigation. The Body was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake by State Police Aviation. An Autopsy will be performed by Dr C. Francis Varga to determine the cause of death. Saranac Lake Police Chief Bruce Nason made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday..

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K&J – Saranac Lake Water and Sewer Project on Broadway

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The Village of Saranac Lake is finalizing plans for a major infrastructure project in April that could change the flow of traffic through the village, not only at night when the road will be closed completely and most of the work is planned, but also during the day when Broadway will become one way heading…

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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

Owens Will Not Run Again in November

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Congressman Bill Owens Announced Tuesday his intention to retire from politics. In a statement to the Media, Congressman Owens wrote “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business…

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Veterans May See Another Tax Exemption in Their School Taxes

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School Districts across the state are now being given an opportunity to consider providing veterans with an exemption from property taxes… Governor Cuomo has extended the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption from Counties and Municipal Government to include the opportunity for School Districts to opt into the program..  The Governor has given districts a March 1st deadline…