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DEC Issues Draft UMP for Historic Fire Towers

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Comments Remain Open on Draft Unit Management Plans until November 15 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released the draft unit management plans (UMPs) for the Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area and the Saint Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The UMPs contain management proposals for…

CYC Benefits from Volunteers, Half Marathon

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The Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition has more money to focus on planning and programming today. That’s because Organizers of the Lake Placid Half Marathon have donated $7,500 to the CYC organization as part of a fundraising effort and a volunteerism drive during the Half Marathon. Half Marathon Organizer Rick Preston presented CYC President Mary Deitrich with the check at the Village Board meeting on Monday evening. Mary says the funds will mostly go to volunteer organizations that worked to provide water stations on location during the Half Marathon.

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Taking Aktion at Dewey Mountain

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Five members of the Adirondack Aktion Club (in bright T-shirts) recently presented a check to members of Dewey Mountain Friends and the Harrietstown Town Board at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, in Saranac Lake. The Aktion Club, part of Kiwanis International, staged community dances to raise funds toward the effort to replace the dilapidated base lodge…

Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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Harrietstown Board Approves ARTA Resolution

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The  Harrietstown Town Board made it clear Thursday Evening – They’re in favor of removing the rails in the corridor..  The Board voted to approve a resolution to that effect and while Councilwoman Nicole Meyette was not present for the vote, it appeared the board members present were in agreement on the issue.. AUDIO –…

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PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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A Reason to Live in the Adirondacks

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There’s no question that many of us choose to live in the Adirondacks for it’s pristine nature and the beautiful landscapes. Here’s another reason; A Sunset over Lake Colby on Monday Evening turned the clouds a color of pale orange which attracted the attention of almost everyone driving by the hospital just then.. In fact…

Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Big Tupper Welcomes OkTUPPERfest

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Big Tupper is opening for skiers again with the help of volunteers this winter season.. We spoke yesterday with ARISE president Jim laValley and he says so far so good.. Volunteers will be mowing and preparing the mountain for winter..  And if you’d like to see for yourself, and enjoy the splendors of autumn, you…

Lake Placid’s Relay for Life Nets over $40,000

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The American Cancer Society wrapped up their fundraising season with the Relay for Life in Lake Placid on Saturday. The rain held off until late in the event and the event netted more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. Joan Sterling is the Relay For Life Program Director for this region and she’s moving…

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Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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K&J – Kiwanis Radio Week / The Teddy Bear Picnic

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Kiwanis Radio Week continues and here in the K&J show we’re taking the opportunity to speak about an organization whose mission is to support children and the youth in their community, the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club… [EasyGallery id='kiwanisteddybearpicnic'] Click on the picture above for a Gallery of Teddy Bear Picnic Pictures K&J – 091713 –…

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic – Sunday 11am at Hillcrest Park

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The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid is gearing up for Radio Week on ROCK105 and WNBZ and every year it kicks off with the Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic at Hillcrest Park in Lake Placid…

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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

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The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake.. Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting…

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Village Board Recognizes Biker Floyd Lampart

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Floyd Lampart has gone the distance, more than 11,000 miles in fact, around the United States on a bicycle, raising money for the local Tri-Lakes Humane Society and for Best Friends Animal Hospital..  Floyd was presented with a plaque recognizing his efforts by Mayor Clyde Rabideau on Monday afternoon… He and his wife Martha have…

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K&J – Andy Flynn – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories

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On the K&J show Thursday we’re speaking with Andy Flynn, whose new book “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories” is out and Flynn will present an audio tour of the interviews and events which he includes in the book at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Thursday September 12th at 7:30pm. It’s also an opportunity for…

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