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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…

The “Key” to Successful Community Service

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Members of the Saranac Lake High School Key Club, in addition to the work they do at the high school are also out in the community volunteering and one of the service opportunities they’ve highlighted is the Veteran’s Dinner, which is where we caught up with 5 of the Key Club members and asked them to talk…

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Veteran’s Day 2013 – Honoring Veterans and Their Families

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In late June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. An escalation of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading by mid-August to the outbreak of World War I, which pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire (the so-called Central Powers) against Great Britain, France, Russia,…

A Special Veterans Day Edition of the K&J Show

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WWII Veterans Al Biedeck and Jay Schwartz speak with us about their time in Saranac Lake at a special Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Elks Club in Saranac Lake.   Jay was a Medic in World War Two – He’s recently lost his vision but finds companionship with Al and others at Saranac Village…

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Veteran’s Day 2013 – Saluting Our Veterans

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World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

A File Full of Ideas for Getting Rid of Geese

There’s a very thick folder in the Superintendent’s Office in SaranacLake…  In fact it’s one of the thickest folders in her drawers.. It the question of Geese abatement which she says may not be as much of a problem as it was, but still creates issues regularly for fall and spring athletics..Superintendent Fox also acknowledged…

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State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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37 Lead the Way at Saranac Lake High School

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How do Students in Saranac Lake develop leadership skills.. They go to Pok-O-MacCready.  Amanda Zullo was their adviser.. She worked with High School Principle Josh Dann and the Directors at Pok-O-MacCready.. 32 faculty and staff nominated 43 students for the leadership program and in the end a committee of 5 teachers helped to select the final…

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K&J – A Conversation with Retiring Paul Smith’s College President John Mills

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Paul Smith’s College President John W. Mills announced Monday that he will retire on June 30, 2014, after serving in the office for more than a decade. Today at 8:10am (Thursday 11/7/13) on the K&J show, we’ll speak with Him about his accomplishments, about change coming to higher education Phil Saunders, chairman of the college’s…

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Lake Placid High School Seniors Heading to Costa Rica with Spanish Club

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An impressive Presentation to the Lake Placid School Board from two Seniors planning on a service trip to Costa Rica in April. 8 students and their advisers plan to travel to San Jose during Spring Break 2014 and stay in homes offered by members of the community there. While there, students will work on a…

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RICE wins District 7 / Riley wins 2 yr term on Harrietstown Board

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Franklin County’s District 7 has a new legislator following the retirement of Tim Burpoe from that seat – Barb Rice wins with 819 votes, Ed Randig receives 21% of the vote with 273, and Curtis Reynolds 198 votes…  We caught up with Rice and many of her supporters in the entrance to the Harrietstown Town…

Tupper Results Delayed – Littlefield Wins Supervisor Seat

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An hour and a half past the closing of the polls and still no answer in Tupper Lake as to the outcome of the races there… Machine number three appeared to have broken down and election workers were coordinating with local Election Board representatives to identify the best course of action. Town of Tupper Lake…

Goetz / Keough Win in Harrietstown Race

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Chad McCarthy read the numbers while finalizing the tally in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday Night as Barb Rice wins the District 7 County Legislator seat…  In the Town of Harrietstown, All three candidates for the 4 year term were within 52 votes of each other…  We asked Ed Goetz for his thoughts following the…

New Name, Same Goal for the “Adirondack Foundation”

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LAKE PLACID –The community foundation known as Adirondack Community Trust, or ACT, since 1997 now has a new name: Adirondack Foundation. “Over the years, our organization has frequently and too easily been confused with a bank,” said Cali Brooks, Adirondack Foundation’s executive director. “Adirondack Foundation more accurately conveys our charitable purpose. While the name has…

No ECOSponsibility for the Setting Pole Dam

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There appear to be two different versions of a letter from Dennis Ryan announcing his withdrawal from the bid process for the Setting Pole Dam… His company, ECOSponsible had originally offered $450,000 for the purchase of the Setting Pole Dam and the surrounding property. The bid itself was contingent upon the approval of Ryan’s attorney.…

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Tupper Lake Chamber President Eyes Town Hall

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Tupper Lake’s Chamber may have a new location come the first of the year….  Free Press Owner Dan McClelland has taken over as the Chamber’s President and he asked the Town Board about the possibility of moving the Chamber into the two vacant offices in the basement of the Town Hall..  McClelland sighted small numbers…

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K&J – The Emperor’s New Clothes – SLCHS Play

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For those of you who always wonder why actors tell each other to “Break a Leg” just before a performance… We have the answer from Kathleen Bullard on today’s K&J Show on WNBZ…  You can listen to the show by clicking the play button and see a preview in pictures of the Saranac Lake High…

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Trick Or Treat – Halloween in Lake Placid

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The Lake Placid Police Department sponsors an annual Halloween dance at the Olympic Center on Halloween.. The dance was held at the Lake Placid Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 were invited. Earlier in the day, the Elementary Halloween Trick or Treat set records with kids and parents looking to…

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