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K&J – Rugby Weekend – Sunday’s Finals in Bloomingdale

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Rugby Weekend comes to a close with the division finals in Bloomingdale on Sunday and that’s where we caught up with several of the teams and their coaches, in fact, we’re talking to Members of the Committee, Players, Families, and Spectators all here for the final matches of the weekend.. K&J – 080414 – Rugby…

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Oil Train Task Force is Going County-Wide

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong has been spearheading the development of a task force to look into the issue of trains loaded with Bakken Crude Oil rolling through the City and she’s recently developed a plan that includes not only local officials, but also county emergency management officials and representatives from many different communities affected by…

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More Funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport

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Congressman Bill Owens announced $632,610 in grants awarded to the Adirondack Regional Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to expand the aircraft rescue and firefighting building and the snow removal equipment building. “Local airports like this one are critical for the economy, supporting the continued growth of  tourism and…

CNA Training in Tupper Lake

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Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake celebrated the graduation of five students from its latest Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program. The training to become a CNA is rigorous and is designed to prepare students for a career in long term care.  Students receive 156 hours of clinical and laboratory experience and 66 hours of…

2nd Annual Quad Rugby Comes to NCCC Gym Today

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The CanAm Rugby Tournament is hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game…

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K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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K&J – Legislators Discuss Lyme Disease with Trudeau Institute

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re talking about Lyme Disease and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sellati is creating a research center of excellence for the…

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Mayor Calnon Proposes Health Insurance Reserve Fund

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The City of Plattsburgh spends roughly $Six point One Million Dollars on Health Insurance Every year.. But every year, they’re budgeting closer to $Seven Million Dollars.. and in these numbers, there is good news and there is some bad news.. the good news is that even though the city budgeted to spend $2.2 Million Dollars…

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Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

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As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

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Margaret Street adds Re-Paving to it’s “Diet”

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The City Council held a special meeting on Thursday Night to formalize an addition to what City Engineer Kevin Farrington refers to as the Margaret Street Diet near Georgia Pacific..  In the next month or so, Margaret Street from just before McDonalds to Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a center turning…

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City Nets $61,688 in Auction, Keeps Highway Oil

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After foreclosing on three properties in Plattsburgh, the City Council will bring in $108,364 on two of those properties after the delinquencies are paid back.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the city has decided to hold on to the Highway Oil Property.. The total delinquency on the two properties Auctioned on Wednesday was Just over…

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K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

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DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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Lapan Sewer Project to Repair “Eminent Failure”

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The Village of Saranac Lake has taken emergency action to repair a section of sewer pipe that if it were to fail, could affect more than 30% of the residents of the village who live on Kiwassa Road and South of the Lapan Highway.. The project is in response to several sections of this sewer which…

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K&J – LeRoy’s Turns 50

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LeRoy Pickering started in business in 1964.. Next Friday, the first of August, LeRoys will be celebrating 50 years in business with a special party, prizes, and an open bar from 7 to 9 at the VFW in Tupper Lake.. We took an opportunity to speak with LeRoy and his partner Bucky Clark about the automotive…

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2014 New Vision Students Honored

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Twelve area high school seniors were recently honored before family and as graduating members of the New Vision Program, Class of 2014.  The heartfelt ceremony capped a year of rigorous academic work paired with clinical rotations alongside Adirondack Health staff. In a room filled to capacity, opening remarks were made by Adirondack Health Chief Nursing…

K&J – IRONMAN Weekend Approaches

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Every year, IRONMAN volunteer captains gather at the annual Captain’s Dinner. In 2013, they gathered in the Armstrong Room at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. We caught up with many of them and asked about their units.. and we hear some great stories about past IRONMAN events. We’ll also speak with Race Director Greg…

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Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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Wake Up to A Weekend of Wooden Canoes

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Sunrise brings the final weekend of the 35th anniversary of the The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world. Each year, the association’s annual heritage festival is held at Paul Smith’s College which…