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Senator Schumer Tours Swarovski Lighting Plant in Plattsburgh

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Schumer: “Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth for Clinton County & North Country Region” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer visited Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to launch his push to re-authorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support tens of millions of dollars in exports at two major companies in Plattsburgh, Swarovski Lighting…

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Back to School for Saranac Lake Students

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It’s back to school for students in the Saranac Lake Central School District today… and for the administration’s perspective we caught up on Wednesday with High School Principal Josh Dann… “This is what we live for,” He said, “We’re in education to be around kids and without kids it’s pretty boring. The teachers are excited,…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal…

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Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bisso who is a republican candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bisso faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show,…

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Village Trustee Rowing for the LDC

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC) is putting an oar in the water to build its revitalization fund with the solo guideboat entry into the 90-miler by  its chairman, Paul Van Cott.  “We sent out an appeal letter to 300 members of the Saranac Lake community in July and have raised nearly $7,000 so…

Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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Cuomo Highlights Economic Recovery in Upper Jay

Governor Cuomo helped cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Upper Jay Fire Department. Another opportunity to highlight economic recovery in the region and to talk about the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, which is exactly what we’re going to do, inside the Morning News Wednesday morning..

Councilman Kelly Talks Term Limits

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If the voting in your local municipality was tied to the national election cycle, would that have an effect on local politics? That’s the question Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly has asked as he proposes changes to the City’s election cycle…  “There is a 70% turnout at the polls during national elections,” he says, “but in…

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A New Tax Incentive for Homeowners in Saranac Lake

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There are three public hearings which have been called and are now scheduled for just prior to the next village board meeting in Saranac Lake on Monday September 8th at 5:30pm… The First is to hear from the public on the village’s proposal to require trucks to detour around downtown using a marked truck route,…

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Plein Air in Saranac Lake

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The 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks takes over Saranac Lake and the Surrounding areas through the weekend.. Organizers say there are about 75 artists to attend from all over the northeast. Thursday Aug 21st,  All participating artists created and donated a 5×7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.…

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Co-Chairs Bid Farewell after 200th

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The two co-chairs of the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, Kit Booth and Greg Vancour say they’ve decided to call it quits after the Bicentennial Commemoration. Both Co-Chairs will be stepping down following the completion of this year’s event which is turning out to be much larger than years past. At a press conference Thursday, the…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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