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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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More Public Comment and Strategic Planning for the City of Plattsburgh

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In Lake Placid, The Comprehensive Plan is in it’s final stages of approval after several years of gathering input and comment from the public.. And following a final joint session of the Village of Lake Placid and The Town of North Elba which will include a public hearing later this month, that document will most…

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Plattsburgh Inaugurates James Edward Calnon –

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A New Mayor in the City of Plattsburgh – and new members of the Common Council – We’re speaking with them all in the K&J Show today on WNBZ. The ceremony was held in the rotunda on the top floor of Plattsburgh City Hall. There was a full compliment of supporters and family members who…

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First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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Kasprzack’s Final Day as Mayor of Plattsburgh

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Today is the last day in office for Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzack.. On New Year’s Day tomorrow at 1pm, Mayor Elect James Calnon will be sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in the Auditorium at City Hall… City Court Judge Mark Rogers will deliver the Oath of Office to Calnon and to the incoming Common…

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Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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First Night 2014

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First Night Saranac Lake is shifting into high gear. It’s the 8th annual event is focused on an alcohol free, family oriented celebration of the arts to welcome in 2014…  On the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Sue Patterson and Connie Langdon, co-chairs of the event, and First Night Saranac Lake Treasurer Nancy Labombard… …

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