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Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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Carl Heastie Replaces Sheldon Silver as Majority Leader

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Carl Heastie has replaced ousted speaker Sheldon Silver as the new Majority Leader in New York’s Assembly. He was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2000 and represents the 83rd District, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Heastie is a Democrat. Heastie is also the county leader…

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Stefanik Announces Plattsburgh Office Opening, New District Staff

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) announced the opening of her Plattsburgh office on Wednesday morning.. “I am excited to have our doors open to serve the Plattsburgh community,” said Rep. Stefanik. “Whether you need help with a federal agency, information about services my office can provide, or wish to share your opinion on issues before Congress, I…

Stefanik Weighs in on Obama’s Budget

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is commending President Obama for putting forth his budget on time this year. There is much she disagrees with but Stefanik tells WNBZ she is pleased that the President’s plan “Includes needed relief from the sequester’s automatic defense spending cuts. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, restoring this funding…

K&J – The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director Willie Janeway

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Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, According to the Adirondack Council, is good news for the Adirondack Park.. And while the Governor didn’t focus as much in his speech on new environmental legislation and funding…  He did include Pro-Adirondack funding among the items in his legislative agenda… Today on the K&J Show, our guest is Willie Janeway.. …

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More Snow !!!

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A winter storm warning is in effect today and continues through 1am tomorrow morning. Today’s forecast is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow through the North Country with steady temperatures.. Perhaps in the North Country the storm won’t have as much of an impact as it may in Boston where they’re expecting another…

Congresswoman Stefanik at Clarkson, Crane – Continues Higher Education Tour

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Thursday on part of her Higher Education Tour at Clarkson University.. Where she tweeted about her discussions which included a discussion about immunoengineering and bio mechanics with members of the Clarkson faculty as well as Faculty from Trudeau Institute.. We asked Elise for her thoughts and she said she was very…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

Adirondack Council at NYS Legislative Hearing

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The Adirondack Council called on the NYS Legislature today to improve upon pro-Adirondack budget proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to dedicate additional funding for protecting clean water, fighting invasive species and preserving open spaces in the largest park in the contiguous United States. Protecting a clean and healthy environment in the Adirondack Park…

Two Sunmount DDSO workers arrested for assault on a consumer

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On January 26, 2015, State Police arrested 31-year-old Jimmy J. Beaulieu of Ogdensburg and 49-year-old Robert C. Kennedy of Tupper Lake for assaulting a consumer at Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) in Tupper Lake.  On January 14, 2015, Beaulieu and Kennedy, who are employees at Sunmount, assaulted a 22-year-old resident, causing severe bruising to the…

K&J – Exploring Gov. Cuomo’s Education Reform Agenda

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Today we’re talking with Don Carlisto about the list of reforms Governor Cuomo has proposed for Education in New York..  Don is the Co-President of his local teachers association in Saranac Lake and a member of  The New York State United Teachers Union Board of Directors…  We’re Joined in the conversation by Kelsey Darby who…

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Big Tupper Opens This Weekend

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We have word today from ARISE President Jim LaValley that Big Tupper Ski Area will be opening this weekend.. ARISE opening Big Tupper this weekend…  Lift tickets for Kids 18 and under are $10.00.. Children 6 and under ski free as do active military.. And all other adults are $25.00..  LaValley tells us Cunninghams Ski Barn…

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Blizzard to Bring 2+ Feet of Snow to NYC

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to prepare for blizzard conditions forecasted to affect downstate areas early this week. New Yorkers should plan in advance for major disruptions during Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes, including the possibility of closed roads and delayed or canceled public transit routes. In addition, New Yorkers should prepare for…

Silver Corruption Causing Problems for Assembly

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is out on bail after being arrested on corruption charges..  His arrest has thrown the legislature for a loop as it begins work on the Governor’s proposed Budget… Assemblyman Dan Stec and others are calling for his resignation.. AUDIO – 012315 – Silver out on Bail – Stec Calls for His…

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Farm Bureau Supports EPF – Unhappy with Cuomo’s Minimuim Wage Proposal

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The New York Farm Bureau weighed in on the State of the State Speech saying  “If we want to have a growing agricultural sector in New York, it’s important for the State of New York to partner with the industry and invest in growing our farm economy. Governor Cuomo’s State of the State offered some…

Adirondack Council identifies Pro-Adirondack Agenda in State of the State

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Pro-Adirondack Park proposals that build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, were among the priorities expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary today. “We applaud the Governor for making…

Education Alliance Disappointed with Cuomo’s Committment to Pre-K

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In a statement following Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech, The Alliance for Quality Education says “The Ready for Kindergarten Ready for College Campaign is deeply disappointed that the Governor’s budget does not match his rhetoric. Governor Cuomo executive budget does not  include any new funding for expanding full day pre-K for four year…

K&J – Governor Cuomo says “Reform Education”

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Governor Cuomo spent a great deal of time during the State of the State Address on education reform and spoke about several sweeping changes he’s proposing…  According to the Governor.. As of this year, school aid is at its highest level ever and over 65 percent of recent increases were directed to high-need school districts.…

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Governor Cuomo’s State of the State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State was a combination of his regular State of the State speech and his proposed 2015 budget.. He spent close to 20 minutes of a 90 minute speech on Education, proposing $4.8 Billion in new education spending and reforms with incentives coming directly from the state. He’s already…

Lake Champlain Salmon Restoration Shows Continued Gains

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Officials from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation today announced that 2014 assessment results show continued gains in the Lake Champlain landlocked Atlantic salmon fishery restoration program. “It’s extremely encouraging to see the collaborative efforts of New York, Vermont and federal…