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NYSEG Responds to Ice Storm

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The Ice storm affected more than 48,0000 across northern portions of the United States. In Plattsburgh, close to one hundred emergency planners are on duty at New York State Electric and Gas…  Dick Marion is the Public Liason Officer for the storm event in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division.. We spoke with Marion just outside NYSEG’s Storm Command…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

K&J – Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble

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(NOTE: Due to the inclement weather – this event has been re-scheduled to December 28th in Plattsburgh and December 29th in Lake Placid)   The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble is conducted by Drew Benware. The Choir consists of approximately 20 members consisting of Professionals and amateurs, all of whom bring extensive previous choral experience to…

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Plattsburgh Mooring Law Clarifies Boundaries – Sets Stage for City Marina

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The City of Plattsburgh Approves a new mooring law and plans to seek proposals for management of a new City Marina on Lake Champlain.. Interestingly, the biggest issue for two of the outgoing councilors was whether or not their board should be creating the law, or whether it should wait until the beginning of the…

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Nameplates are Changing in Plattsburgh Council Chambers

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Mayor Don Kasprzack says goodbye to his duties in the City of Plattsburgh and come January 2nd, the Council Chambers will have a brand new set of nameplates.. Not only for Mayor Elect Jim Calnon, but also for the seats around the table…  In a statement at the close of the meeting, Kasprzack commented on…

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Holiday Luncheon at Lake Forest

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The Plattsburgh Noon Rotary Club visits Lake Forest every year for their annual holiday luncheon and a conversation and fellowship with the residents there. In addition, They’re joined by the Plattsburgh High School Select Chorus and the PHS Brass Quintet for a concert after lunch. We spoke with club President Vicky Markings about the club’s…

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K&J – Two Firsts for Saranac Lake

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The first official public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts on the Lake Flower Lodging Project is held on Wednesday evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall…  It’s also a first of it’s kind joint meeting between the Village of Saranac Lake and the Planning Board. We go to Community Development Director Jeremy Evans for a…

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High School Holiday Concerts Tonight

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Several High School Holiday Concerts in our region are tonight… In SaranacLake the Holiday Concert begins at 7pm… In Keene the Concert is on Wednesday at 6:30, AuSable Valley’s Band and Chorus Concert is tonight and this is also the case for Plattsburgh High School… On Saturday, we caught up with the master of ceremonies…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Commencement

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Local Students, Graduate Students, and Students from around the world made up the list of Mid Year graduates from SUNY Plattsburgh, in fact there were 400 students graduating and while not every one of them were in attendance, the excitement and the relief from parents and students provides for an enjoyable morning for all as…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Mayor Proclaims “Ivy Huber” Appreciation Day

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Today is Ivy Huber Appreciation Day in The Village of Saranac Lake.. Mayor Clyde Rabideau in a proclamation Monday Evening acknowledging Ivy’s Success in being named to the Conference All State Singers by the New York State Music Association..    Ivy is a Junior in Saranac Lake and has her eyes on Ithaca, Crane and Fredonia.. Mayor…

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K&J – Touring The Strand Theatre

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A post on the Strand Theater Facebook page from October 29th says listening to the Wurlitzer organ was fantastic.. The sold out presentation was the first opportunity for the public to see and hear this famous organ which has been donated to the Strand by Mrs Louise Johnson and her husband Leonard. The theatre was…

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Saratoga Provides Healthy Background for SLCS 7th Graders

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Ten 7th Graders in the Saranac Lake Middle School were chosen out of a group of applicants interested in participating in a pilot program in Saratoga Springs promoting healthy living and healthy choices. Three of the Students attended the Saranac Lake Central School Board Meeting and participated in a presentation about the program which was…

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K&J – Stroll through Lake Placid this Holiday

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The Lake Placid Business Association has been developing an event for the first weekend in December featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, a skating show at the Olympic Center, arts and entertainment, Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Mid’s Park and a Jingle Bell Run Saturday Morning – a follow up to…

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Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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First Public Comment Opens for Lake Flower Lodging Project

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tomorrow night at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. The Board plans to review an updated Sketch Plan Application submitted by Lake Flower Lodging, for their proposed destination hotel and conference facility on LakeFlower. The Planning Board also…

Medal Streak Continues for U.S. Bobsled Women

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The U.S. women continued the bobsled team’s medal streak by finishing 2-3 in the World Cup season opener in Calgary tonight. Elana Meyers (Douglasville, Ga.) and Aja Evans (Chicago. Ill.) earned silver, while teammates Jamie Greubel (Newtown, Pa.) and Katie Eberling (Palos Hills, Ill.) were third. “This is definitely a confidence booster,” Meyers said. “I…

Village Recognizes PSC Professor Kurt Stager

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The Village of Saranac Lake Recognized Curt Stager for being named Professor of the Year in New York State… Curt Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University (1985). He has published over three dozen peer- reviewed articles in major journals includingScience and Quaternary Research, and has written extensively…

K&J – Snow Sports and Aaron Dewey at Whiteface

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The Whiteface Mountain Snow School Clinic is coming November 30th (Saturday) for anyone who can ski, snowboard or telemark ski and might be interested in becoming a Ski School instructor… Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with the Director of the Snow Sports School, Mr Aaron Dewey in a newly re-built facility at the…

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Lake Placid Food Pantry Today – Handing out 300 Thanksgiving Dinners

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More than 300 complete Thanksgiving dinners are headed to needy families today thanks to the efforts of all of the volunteers at the Lake Placid Ecumenical Food Shelf.. Father John Yankovick is Pastor of St Agnes Church.. “There no question that the needs are certainly great, both for single people, young families, the elderly and the…