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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Ice Palace Construction Continues

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In Saranac Lake on Tuesday, the cold weather was tempered by the sunshine and the lack of wind which made it possible for construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace to continue and we caught up with the Chairman of the Ice Palace Dean Baker, when we spoke with him, he had just stepped down…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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Plattsburgh’s SNOWBALL 2014 – A Celebration of Winter in the North Country

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February is approaching quickly and in Plattsburgh a new theme.. Called the Snowball in Plattsburgh.. Amy Bonn works for the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.. She’s one of the organizers of the month long Celebration of Winter in the North Country… The Museum is coordinating 23 non profits, government agencies and local businesses and we asked…

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Governor Cuomo – $1.6M for Saranac River Trail

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Governor Cuomo is focusing on healthy and active outdoor activity this year.. That’s becoming more and more clear as he continues to support the region with tax incentives for business as well as for property owners…  One of the bigger announcements of grant funding for the North Country from the Governor is a 1.6 million…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Water and Sewer Project on Broadway

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The Village of Saranac Lake is finalizing plans for a major infrastructure project in April that could change the flow of traffic through the village, not only at night when the road will be closed completely and most of the work is planned, but also during the day when Broadway will become one way heading…

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Old Military Road Gets Slower 40 MPH Speed Limit

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“It will take a little while until the new signs are posted” A new lower speed limit on Old Military Road in Lake Placid is making it’s way through official channels and residents and commuters could see Signs Posting the new 40 Miles Per Hour Speed Limit by Summer.. North Elba Highway Superintendent Larry Straight..…

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More Revelations about NSA Surveillance

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A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency‘s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel’s revelations relate to a division of the NSA known as Tailored Access Operations, or TAO,…

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Owens Will Not Run Again in November

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Congressman Bill Owens Announced Tuesday his intention to retire from politics. In a statement to the Media, Congressman Owens wrote “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business…

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Assessing the Value of Elected, vs Appointed Public Servants

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Should your Assessor be elected to the office? Or should a Town Assessor be a professional certified for the task of maintaining a fair and balanced tax role.. That’s the question the Town of North Elba is facing as they consider following the loss of Kim Daby who, as everyone knows, had been assessing property…

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Committee to Make Recommendations to City Council..

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There may be a new marina on Lake Champlain this spring… That’s provided the City of Plattsburgh can come to a decision regarding which of the two proposals to accept for operation of the city waterfront. Mayor James Calnon hopes they can… The Plattsburgh Boat Basin is proposing to provide the requested 25 Moorings and…

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Winter Carnival Button Set on Sale

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Winter Carnival Committee selling full set of Trudeau buttons on eBay The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Friday, Jan. 10 listed a full set of Garry Trudeau-designed Winter Carnival buttons on the eBay auction website to raise money for the annual event. The highly collectible set includes all buttons from 1981 to 2014, plus a…

Dewey Ski Lodge Becoming a Reality

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Dewey Mountain Cross Country Ski Center is one step closer to their goal of building a brand new ski lodge.. That’s because the Town of Harrietstown has agreed to move forward with their support of the project.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough Says the town is ultimately responsible for the property and wanted to move forward on…

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K&J – Recreation in Plattsburgh

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One of the first major decisions for Plattsburgh’s new councilors came Thursday Evening as the board locked in the tax rate for the city, approving the 2014 Budget. During the discussion, Councilman Mike Kelly complimented the previous administration for their diligence in preparing a budget that they as incoming members of the council would in fact…

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Interested in Hosting International Student(s)?

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The Lake Placid School Board is contemplating renewing implementation of an International Student Program which, if all goes well will begin next Semester.. Heather says they have already invested in SEVIS (The organization tasked to act as a bridge between the United States Government and students wishing to study in the United States… and just to…

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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2014 Agenda for New York State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 State of the State Address, outlining a sweeping agenda which builds on the success of the last three years to change the direction of New York State: reducing spending below inflation and personal income growth for the first time in 40 years, transforming a $10 billion deficit into…

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New Visions for High School Seniors

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Under the guidance of Adirondack Health staff, six local high school seniors are building a healthcare career resume by applying classroom work to hands-on experience. The students are gaining both knowledge and experience through the Health Occupations Program, an educational partnership between Adirondack Health and the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton counties’ BOCES program.  They begin the program as…

No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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A New Code Enforcement Officer for Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake has a new Code Enforcement Officer… Mathew Steenberge is a Malone Resident and will take over the Code Enforcement Duties with an annual salary of $37,500..  Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says Steenberge has already passed the civil service exam and will bring needed relief to his department..  Speaking at…

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