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K&J – Regionalism in the North Country

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Today we’re at a First of it’s kind event for the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce which was held at the Wild Center on Friday Night…  Stephanie Radcliff is the Executive Director of the Wild Center, which is an integral part or the community in Tupper Lake…  She was looking over the activity in the…

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K&J – Lake Champlain Basin Program Manager Bill Harlow

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with the manager of the Lake Champlain Basin Program… Bill Harlow..  The organization works in partnership with Government Agencies from New York, Vermont and Quebec as well as private organizations, local communities and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts which benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries,…

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Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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K&J – The Big Band Bash Comes to Lake Placid Friday at 8pm

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The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is hosting a Big Band Bash Friday (February 28th) to support their free summer park concert series beginning on the Fourth of July and the following five Wednesday evenings in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid. The proceeds will help close the gap between the expense of putting on these concerts…

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OWENS – Defense Budget Must Protect Active Military

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the pentagon’s budget by more than $75 Billion Dollars over the next two years, reducing the size of the Army to its smallest levels since before World War Two and eliminating an entire fleet of Air Force fighter planes…  Here in the North Country, Congressman Owens says…

Global Education Expo – Today 11a-3p

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The inaugural GEO Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Warren Ballrooms of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center.  Hosted by the college’s Global Education Office, the event will be the biggest cultural event on campus this semester. It will feature food, drinks, music and presentations from countries around…

School Board Seeks Community Support to Remove Gap Elimination Adjustment

School boards across the North Country are heading to Albany in a few weeks to advocate for more school funding in the state budget… This year, more than any other it seems… Everyone is asking for the same thing…  Removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment… In SaranacLake, the school board is receiving unanimous support from…

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Plattsburgh Consolidates Comprehensive Planning

When it comes to a community vision, the City of Plattsburgh may be farther ahead on the road to success than it realizes… That’s Councilwoman Becky Kasper… She’s regularly expressed an interest in strengthening the overall vision of the city but has also been concerned about the expense which can sometimes be involved in identifying…

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Pendragon Considers Move Downtown

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Pendragon Theatre is considering a move to downtown Saranac Lake…  Whether that’s feasible or not will be up to Huber Brewer.. a consulting firm the theatre would like to retain to explore the possibilities of moving the theatre the into downtown area.. Joe Dockery is a member of the Board at Pendragon.. He says the…

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K&J – Broadband Survey Continues in Harrietstown / Franklin

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Today we head to the Supervisors office in the Town of Harrietstown for an in depth look at how access to the internet can have a profound effect on a population base..  In Franklin County, The Town of Harrietstown and the Town of Franklin are engaged in reaching out to their population base.. Asking residents…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

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Spectators at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade on Saturday are in high spirits.. and it’s no wonder with the weather accommodating and the participants going all out to impress this year’s winter carnival court.. Lynn Heidi is one of the Parade Judges, She was chosen to present the awards following the parade.. The Saranac…

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K&J – A Changing Paradigm for Plattsburgh’s City Council

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The City of Plattsburgh is reinventing their vision for the Dock Street Landing site and the rest of the city owned waterfront on Lake Champlain. Counselor Josh Kretzer Explains in Thursday Evening’s Work session.. “We’re hoping to join with other leaders in the region to help coordinate planning for the waterfront.” Bob Smith from Vision2Action and…

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S. Catherine Street Repairs Approved

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The Department of Transportation announces the final $3 Million Dollar grant for the re-construction of South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh..  Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon says they would like to see the work started as soon as feasibly possible.. The Mayor says practically speaking the middle of April is about the eariest they’ll be able to…

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Empire State Winter Games – Torch Run

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Opening Ceremonies for the Empire State Winter Games are tonight in the 1980 Herb Brooks Arena at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid.. and The Official Winter Games Torch began it’s journey in Tupper Lake on Wednesday with a sendoff from every student in the Tupper Lake Central School District…  Russ Bartlet is the Athletic…

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An Olympic Sendoff in Saranac Lake

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The local community poured into the Harrietstown Town Hall Monday Night to show their community spirit and support for the 7 local Olympic Athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of the local representatives on hand for the event.. The Town Hall is filled to capacity on level…

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The Max Moore Memorial Tree House

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If you’ve ever wondered about building a tree house in your backyard, There’s a plan in the works on the SaranacRiver in Plattsburgh to build a Universally Accessible tree house for all to enjoy… It’s named after local pediatrician Dr Heidi Moore’s late wheelchair bound son Max who always wanted to play in a tree…

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An Active Music Department at Saranac Lake High School

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When it comes to community activities there’s usually one organization that’s involved in one way or another and that was the case at the Winter Carnival Coronation in Saranac Lake, which is where the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Band provided the background music for the event as well as a short concert presentation… Keith…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Coronation

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Kicks off with a special event sponsored every year by the Women’s Civic Chamber – It’s the Coronation of the Carnival Royalty and this year we arrived a little early and spoke with a few of the women in charge of this year’s festivities.. In the K&J show today, we’re…

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Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Royalty –

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King Jeffrey Branch Jeffrey (Jeff) Branch-Member Of Elks Lodge• Knights of Columbus• Served on Government Restructuring Committee• Serving on Comprehensive Plan Committee• Village Trustee 8 years• Deputy Mayor 2 years• Work with Tri-lakes Humane Society during yearly fund raising events.• Coach little league baseball• Coach Pal-Football• Commissioner of the Saranac Lake Youth Baseball & Softball league.•…