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City Council Goes to Work on Plattsburgh’s Budget

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon may have set a new record for the fastest budget hearing in history on Thursday evening..  Following the budget hearing.. The City’s New Budget Officer, Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong, and the rest of the newly elected City Council take on the task of reviewing Mayor Calnon’s Proposed budget. Armstrong says she sees…

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Art Club Haunts the School This Friday

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Last week we began to preview a Very Popular event at the Saranac Lake High School.. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club is again holding their Annual “Haunted School,” and this week in addition to an upcoming K&J show, we’re also going to be featuring students from the art club and some of the…

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DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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Acid Rain Experts Gather in Saratoga this Thursday

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Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against acid rain will bring together scientists, policy experts and government officials in Saratoga on Thursday, October 16th, to celebrate the progress achieved and the critical work remaining to protect the Adirondack Park from acid deposition. “We have made real progress in the fight against acid…

Owens Reaffirms Endorsement of Woolf

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is reaffirming his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Woolf’s press office says “Elise Stefanik was heavily critical of Owens before he decided not to run for re-election. But in order to hide her extreme platform, Stefanik complimented Owens…

K&J – Lake Placid’s Brewfest

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When craft brewers arrive at the 1932 Rink in Lake Placid Columbus Day Weekend, the rink transforms for a Saturday afternoon into a different kind of arena. For a few hours, it’s a discussion among brewers, visitors and residents about all of the different types of IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners and their different weights, flavors…

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K&J – Flaming Leaves & Ski Jumping Champions

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On the K&J Show today we’re following the National Ski Jumping Championships and Nordic Combined National Championships at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.. Saturday was a bit cold and a bit wet but for the finals on Sunday, the weather was just about perfect.. To get us started we caught up with Local…

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More Growth for Brewfest Lake Placid

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Columbus Day Weekend in 2013 brought more than 30 craft brewers to the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The 2014 Brewfest is Lake Placid’s third annual Brewfest. The crowd continues to grow year after year with visitors and residents sampling beers from across the country and talking to beer experts right in…

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Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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Stefanik / Woolf Both Claiming Victory in 21st Congressional Debate

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Some lively discussion at times between the three candidates running for congress in the 21st District. The Debate aired live on Time Warner Cable Wednesday Night at 7pm and was re-broadcast again later in the evening.. On the Minimum Wage.. Aaron Woolf says increasing the minimum wage would be good for small businesses.. Stefanik responds…

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Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

Lake Champlain Museum Surveys Plattsburgh Bay

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Divers from The Lake Champlain Museum today are conducting an Archaeological Resource Assessment in Plattsburgh Bay.. The diving team will be surveying the bottom of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of the City Docks and the proposed new docking structures and the proposed new mooring field as well as the surrounding area to identify the…

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K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2014, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with the…

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Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…

Tupper Lake’s First Annual Zombie Walk Hopes to Feed the Hungry

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Don’t Feed the Zombies – Feed the Hungry For the next two weeks.. Tupper Lake’s Recreation Department is collecting food for the hungry.. and On Saturday, October 11th.. The streets of Tupper Lake will come, “undead” in their first ever Zombie Walk takes over Park Street.. Mike Fritts is Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Coordinator.. he…

K&J – Plattsburgh Town Board Candidate Meg LeFevre

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On her webstie, http://www.megforplattsburgh.com Meg LeFevre says she’s been involved with the Town of Plattsburgh in various ways for most of her life, from peddling popcorn in the grandstands at the Clinton County Fair as a kid, to working for the Parks and Recreation Department as a teenager, to the beginning of her professional career five years…

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K&J – Uihlein-IRONMAN Sports Fund Supporting Local Athletes

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Today on the K&J show, we’re at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid.. As local sports organizations, community projects, and athletes from many different winter and summer sports become the latest recipients of funds contributed by the The Uihlein-Ironman Sports-Fund…    John Leakly is the Chairman of the Uihlein Foundation Board.. He tells us a story…

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Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on City Waterfront

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Today we’re going to talk about the City Docks, A BIG Grant (Literally).. The Boating Infrastructure Grant, and we’ll try to understand why some counselors on the City Council are having trouble getting comfortable with allowing anything to happen on the city’s waterfront.. Unless your from Mars, you know there’s a building down at the…

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Friends of Dewey Lodge Need Volunteers This Weekend

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Friends of Dewey Mountain will be making their final push to finish staining the siding on the new Dewey Mountain ski lodge this weekend and they are looking for YOUR help!! l On the Dewey Mountain Facebook page, organizers say laborers will start the processes of installing the siding next week making it most important…