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Adirondack Council Congratulates Retiring Supervisor Randy Douglas

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The Adirondack Council today congratulated retiring Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas for his work in the wake of major storms Irene and Lee to rebuild flooded, local communities and help them become more resilient, while urging the entire board to investigate opportunities to obtain new state grants to improve drinking water and…

Stefanik Speaks at Paul Smith’s College Graduation

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Students were lined up Saturday morning outside of the tent on the main lawn at Paul Smith’s College. They were preparing for the graduation ceremony set to take place at 11am. The rain held off but it was a little windy, which turned out to be a good thing as the wind was cooling the…

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Senator Betty Little’s Recall Legislation Heads out of Committee

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The State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected. If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in…

NYSUT Presses State Ed to Address New Yorker’s Concerns

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In advance of Thursday’s State Education Department hearing on teacher evaluations, New York State’s Teachers Union says is will be disseminating more information about the issue as it continues to press State Ed to do more to listen to… And address New Yorkers’ concerns. State Ed says its Thursday “Learning Summit” is designed to get…

State Assembly Pushes Families First Agenda

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The state Assembly Continues it’s efforts to support the Families First Agenda…  On Tuesday, in the wake of another leadership scandal, this time in the Senate… The Assembly passed a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, that will prevent employers from discriminating against people based on their family status. Assemblywoman Russell says “Families are…

Save A Life Tour Arrives Friday at Lake Placid High School

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This week is Arrive Alive Week at Lake Placid High School.  The week highlights the negatives of drunk driving leading up to the Lake Placid High School prom. This year a major focus will be the Save A Life Tour on Friday, May 8th. The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe…

Safe Routes to Schools Kicks off Walk to School Challenge

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The Franklin County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Team kicks off the first day of the 2015 Walk + Bike to School Challenge today.  May 6th is National Bike to School Day, however the SR2S Team is dedicating the entire month of May as Bike + Walk to School Month at Petrova Elementary School. The…

Douglas to Announce Future of Political Career Later This Morning

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Following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Elizabethtown this morning…  Randy Douglas tells us he plans to make an announcement regarding the future of his political career..   Douglas says the media has been very fair to him during his political career. And he says, he’s going to be making a career move announcement…

Gillibrand Disappointed with DOD Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the Department of Defense’s latest report on sexual assault in the military is “More of the same.” And she continues “All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice…

Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

Stefanik “Pleased NDAA Appropriations Vote

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Says she’s pleased with the 60 to 2 vote in favor of thte National Defense Authorization Act for 2016…  “The federal government has no greater role than providing for our national defense,” and she continued by saying… $30 Million Provided for East Coast Missile Defense Site “Specifically, I am very proud that…

Duprey Wants More Supervision for Violent Sex Offenders

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) says she is discouraged by the recent decision of the Assembly Democrats on the Codes Committee to block legislation that would strengthen protections against violent sexual predators. The bill, A.520, which Duprey co-sponsors, would mandate lifetime parole supervision of violent sex offenders after their release from prison. “It’s…

Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…

Stefanik’s First Amendment Adds Additional Missile Defense Site

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) offered her first Amendment as a Member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday..  Her amendment was offered to (H.R. 2029) the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act – and provides $30 million for the planning, design and construction of an additional missile defense site. The bipartisan…

Three Sunmount Employees Arrested for Assault

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On April 26, 2015, State Police arrested three employees from the Sunmount Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities located in Tupper Lake, for assaulting a 35-year-old male consumer. On April 19, 2015, at around 8 p.m. in the Central Intensive Treatment building, 23-year-old Callum R. King, 20-year-old Carter S. Hayes, both of Tupper Lake, and…

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Pay Equity Legislation

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With the goal of leveling the playing field in the workplace, Speaker Carl Heastie and Labor Committee Chair Michelle Titus today announced the Assembly’s intent to pass a series of bills that will eliminate obstacles to pay equity for women and minorities throughout the state of New York. “The pay equity gap is a result of a systematic devaluing…

Gillibrand Pushes National Online Voter Registration

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With the 2016 presidential campaign season officially underway, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined Sunday by executives from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters of New York City and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and social activist, Russell Simmons…

NYSUT Applauds Proposed Evaluation Plan Extention

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Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch says the State Education Department is extending the deadline for school districts to submit new teacher evaluation plans…   The new deadline will be September of 2016…    New York State Teachers Union President Karen Magee says this is a “responsible step” toward acknowledging the need for more time..   Magee says “The teacher…

State Purchases 6,800 Acre MacIntyre East Parcel

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The State of New York has purchased 6,800 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks.. From the Nature Conservancy… The parcel, known as MacIntyre East is adjacent to the High Peaks Wilderness and conservation easements lands, and is located just west of the Boreas Ponds parcel also purchased by the Nature Conservancy. Both were part of…

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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