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Lake Placid 2014 Volunteers of the Year

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The Lake Placid North Elba National Volunteer Week Committee has selected both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for 2014. Dean Dietrich, of Lake Placid, is the 2014 adult volunteer honoree. The two youth volunteer honorees, Julianna Matos and Tony Miller, are both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool. Dean Dietrich, a recently retired…

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NCCC Commencement Ceremonies

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The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers..   Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s..…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Ceremonies Saturday

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It’s the K&J Show here on WNBZ and today we’re looking back at a weekend full of excitement for more than a thousand graduates at SUNY Plattsburgh who attended the SUNY Commencements on Saturday.. In fact, there are regularly two commencements, in order to accommodate all of the students who are receiving degrees and their…

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Councilor Kelly “Plattsburgh Elections Should Parallel Presidential Election”

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Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly says he’d like to see more voter participation in City Government and he’s proposing a concept that would allow for city elections to Parallel the Presidential schedule.. Kelly says in 2007 there were 19,886 people who showed up to vote in Plattsburgh.. then close to $31,000 in 2008 during the Presidential Election..…

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K&J – Cornell Uihlein Maple Research – Dr Michael Farrell

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re considering the possibilities when it comes to more efficient maple syrup production in the Northeast.. Join us for a look at new technology and additional streams of revenue in the maple industry, including Birch, and Walnut.. We’re speaking today with Congressman Bill Owens and The Director of the Cornell…

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Plattsburgh Approves Engineering Study for Saranac River Walk Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is moving forward with phase two of the Saranac River Trail… Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says they have funds available as part of a grant which they’re going to use to build a bridge from Saranac Street to Durkee Street…  The 1.6 Million Dollar Grant will fund the construction of a bridge…

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Sea Lamprey Barrier – Grand Opening Thursday

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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00AM representatives of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, Quebec will officially open the new and state-of-the-art sea lamprey barrier. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will present information on the construction, operation, and importance of the new barrier.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

Guydosh Steps Down After Six Years

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Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year in order to return to teaching. A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement. Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant…

The “Biggest Losers” are in Plattsburgh

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There’s a healthy way to become the biggest Loser in Plattsburgh…  It’s sponsored by the City of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department..  Steve Peters is the superintendent of Recreation in the City of Plattsburgh.. He says this particular program has been largely successful. “Now in it’s 5th year, the average weight loss is over 28 pounds, Cholesterol…

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SLCHS Juried Art Show – Through May 23rd at Town Hall

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The Saranac Lake High School Juried Art Show is now on display at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake… The Opening is help on Friday after work and we caught up with some of the students who’ve received honorable mention for their work..

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Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup

Lake Placid’s Village Cleanup Day is Saturday.. We caught up with some of the organizers of the event setting up for the volunteer lunch which traditionally follows the work of the morning..   AUDIO – 051214 – Lake Placid Village Cleanup Day

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K&J – Builders Club – Plunging for a Cause in Lake Placid

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The 7th Annual Plunge for a Cause into Mirror Lake is a little warmer in 2014 than last year’s event.. In 2013, the Ice in Mirror Lake had only just gone out less than a day or so before the event plus it was snowing… and the same weekend this year brings 65 degrees and…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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Plunging for the Cause – This Weekend

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On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Lake Placid Middle School Builder’s Club will host the 7th Annual – Plunge for the Cause. Students and faculty members are getting their towels and wet suits ready to be “FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON” at the Mirror Lake Beach and raise money for a good cause. The Plunge will…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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K&J – Crude Oil “Transportation Without Representation”

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In the Wake of Wednesday’s train derailment in Lynchburgh Virginia involving several cars carrying crude oil which ignited and were allowed to burn themselves out, Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says something’s got to be done to mitigate the risk to residents as a result of transporting crude oil by train through the city.. “It seems…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup Adds Movie Night to the Lineup

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There’s a new twist on an old tale of Lake Champlain coming to this year’s 37th Annual Mayors Cup… This year’s festival is July 10th through the 13th.. A festival with a long history of free family fun celebrating the region, the community and Lake Champlain… and in addition to all of the events for…

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Adirondack Council on Dangers of Transporting Crude by Rail

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We have an update from the Adirondack Council today on the Dangers of Transporting explosive crude Oil through the region… The Council is urging the EPA to take action to protect the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain along with more than a dozen lakeshore communities from the risk of an accident or a spill.. In…