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K&J – The Music Spreads the News – NYSSMA All State Concert

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The Mission of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is to advocate for and improve music education across New York State by promoting and producing appropriate activities and programs for its membership and students in member school music programs. NYSSMA divides New York State into 15 zones.  Zone 6 is comprised of Clinton, Franklin…

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Organizers Welcome 4th Locally Funded Empire State Winter Games

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Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.  This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay;…

Saranac Lake Art Club Heading to Detroit

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50 members of The Saranac Lake High School Art Club are headed to Detroit in March to meet with a graduate of Saranac Lake High School who is now the lead designer at General Motors..Doc Ward, the Director of the Art Club..  He spoke at Wednesday Evenings School Board meeting about the clubs plans. They’re headed…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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Noisy Vehicles Beware.. Tupper Lake is on the Prowl

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The Village of Tupper Lake is throwing their weight behind a new local law that would restrict the use of aftermarket noise-makers installed on vehicles in the community..  The new law would allow Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx to provide for enforcement  He says right now his department does have options, but the new law…

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Tucker 2000 Groomer Comes to Tupper Lake

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club will become the recipients of a 2005 Tucker 2000 Snowmobile Trail Groomer..    Pete Edwards attended a special meeting of the Town of Tupper Lake on Monday where the board approved their annual budget, which included the issuance of a bond for the purchase of the groomer.. As for the expense…

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The Buck Stops With The Fire Chief

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Tupper Lake’s Fire Chief Carl Steffen says even though equipment upkeep and maintenance is over budget, there are more repairs that need attention and it’s time for someone to step up and take charge.. He presented the Village board with a list of maintenance issues associated with their two pumper trucks.. Trustee Rick Donah says when…

Tweaking The Town of Tupper Budget for Approval

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The Town of Tupper Lake will have a new Supervisor as of January 1st… For now Councilwoman Patti Littlefield sits with the board as Roger Amell presides over the last few town meetings in 2013…   At a special meeting on Monday to determine the Supervisor’s compensation, the board agreed to remove any raise for the…

K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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Saranac Lake Declares Two Nuisance Properties

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be taking control of the maintenance of two properties in the community.. The first is on 10 Ridge Way, and the second is 139 Park Street in Saranac Lake..  Village Manager Jeremy Evans told the board it’s not the first time there’s been a problem with the owner of…

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K&J – Veterans Day in Saranac Lake

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On Monday Veterans are honored in many different ways throughout the country and here in our region, with parades and flag raising ceremonies. The Harrietstown Town Hall plays host to the VFW. The ceremony includes the Honor Guard, Boy Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Navy Seals..  Scouts from Troop 1 in Saranac Lake are…

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A Reception Friday for Trudeau’s “Little Red “

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On November 15, 2013, Historic Saranac Lake and the Trudeau Institute will hold a reception kicking off a subscription campaign to support publication of a new biography of  Dr. E.L. Trudeau, to be released in 2015 on the centennial of his death. The new book, “A Rare Romance in Medicine: the Life and Legacy of Edward Livingston…

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School Survey Asks for Community Input

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is reaching out to the community to assist in their efforts to refine the vision for 2014 and beyond..  Saranac Lake Central School Superintendent Diane Fox told the board at a recent meeting that she hopes to create a set of questionnaires that will give them a better feel…

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Owens “Trade Relationship is Critical”

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens addressed the 19th Annual Canadian American Business Council’s (CABC) Ottawa Summit as part of the conference’s Canada/U.S. Lawmaker Roundtable. The two-day conference focused on the future of Canada-U.S. trade relations. The roundtable included two other panelists, MP Rob Merrifield and MP Don Davies. Owens and his Canadian counterparts discussed cross-border issues and…

Mercy Care Welcomes New Friendship Volunteers

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks has commissioned new Friendship Volunteers; Fred Oberst, Suzanne Peck, Jill Zagrobelny, and David Warner.   The training and commissioning ceremony were held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Saranac Lake.    “They join with more than 90 Friendship Volunteers who have assisted elders in the Tri-Lakes with more than…