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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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No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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Adirondack Wind Ensemble Performs This Weekend

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A few years into Daniel Gordon’s tenure as a music professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, he had gotten to know the public school music teachers in the region and realized that like him, they’re all trained musicians with an instrumental specialty. “I thought if I could get them in the same room at the same time,…

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…

Jack LaDuke Named 2015 Grand Marshal

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Jack LaDuke as its 2015 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 14th.. Jack LaDuke was born in Keeseville, NY to French Canadian parents with a family history dating back to Quebec in the mid-17th century. Mr. LaDuke is a graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, Toms…

Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming…

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City Council Establishes Snow Removal Advisory Committee

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The Plattsburgh City Council continues to struggle with the question of how to deal with snow removal on the sidewalks of the community…  During their meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to authorize the creation of a citizen committee who would be charged with the task of identifying the issue and proposing solutions for…

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DEC Proposes Lowering Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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It’s been a long time coming but if all goes well, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has entered into a joint agreement with the other owners of the Imperial Dam to finally take action to make the dam safer for residents downstream while at the same time improving the movement of Salmon in the…

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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…

72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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We have word from Lake Placid High School and plans for the 72nd Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival.  The anual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is set for February 5th through the 7th, 2015. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 5th in the LPHS Auditorium.  Coronation will be at…

AMA Outlines Residential Project for Planning Board / Village Board

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The Village of Saranac Lake is moving into a new round of discussions with The American Management Association..  The Village Board and the Planning Board met with representatives from AMA to hear an outline of the company’s proposed concept for converting some of their property into residential lots for development just below Mt Pisgah in…

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New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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Myriad RBM Closing in March – 4 Employees Remain

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In March, Myriad RBM will be vacating the old Village Offices in Saranac Lake but now there’s a group of 4 Myriad employees who have announced an arrangement with Myriad and the village to remain on the first floor of the building and to continue developing and producing bio-markers and specialized marker products for the…

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Plattsburgh’s New Charter Commission Identifies Three Priorities

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has commissioned a group of 12 city residents to study the advisability of amending the City’s Charter.. or Adopting a new Charter altogether..   Many of the issues which the Commission will face have already come up in one way or another through the City Council over the past 12 months..  The…

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Ice Palace Construction Starts Thursday

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We have word from the Winter Carnival Committee that the Ice Palace Workers will begin their work on the Groovy new Ice Palace in Pontiac Bay on Thursday this week… For those of you who’ve never seen an Ice Palace under Construction.. It’s a pretty cool process.. Literally…  First Volunteers harvest ice from Pontiac Bay…

Mayor Calnon’s Charter Commission Meets Tonight

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has announced the establishment of a commission to review the entire charter of the City of Plattsburgh…  The Commission will consist of 12 people.. All residents of the City… Mayor Calnon says their tasks will include the preparation of a draft of a proposed new or revised city charter…    The Commission…

A Call to FIFA for Soccer Equality

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand with six other U.S. Senators today renewed their call for organizers of the 2015 International Association of Federation Football (FIFA)Women’s World Cup, to work with players to reach an agreement on the playing surface. The Senators sent a letter to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, following a meeting…

City Council Discusses Open Government at Training Session Thursday

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon and the rest of the City Council played host to a special discussion about open government conducted by Mr Robert Freeman who is the Executive Director of the New York State Committee on Open Government…   And just to give you some background… Mr Freeman is a veritable encyclopedia of information on…

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