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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…

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…