Politics

Saranac Lake Receives Updated Comprehensive Plan Draft

A new Comprehensive vision for the future of Saranac Lake is presented to the board at their regular meeting on Tuesday Night.. The Document is intended to outline research, and input from the community to highlight future goals and objectives.. The Village of Saranac Lake represents a unique blend of heritage, setting and most importantly…

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North Elba Finalizes 2013 Budget

The Town of North Elba approved the proposed 2013 Budget on Tuesday night and WNBZ begins a week-long review of the specifics.. Today, we’re focusing on the General Fund balances, Cathy Gregory is the Town’s Budget Officer She presented the finalized 2013 proposed budget to the board during a Public Hearing Tuesday Evening. AUDIO –…

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Village of Saranac Lake Considers Skateboarding Park Options

The Village of Saranac Lake Tables a resolution proposing to place the recently donated Skateboard Park Equipment on the tennis court in Ampersand Park. Village Residents who are neighbors of the park are in attendance at the meeting along with other community members who have come out for the discussion have filled the meeting room…

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A New Facebook for “Team Saranac Lake”

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustee Paul Van Cott today announced the launch of a new Facebook page called, “Team Saranac Lake,” to spur public dialogue of current issues. Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re looking to reach more Saranac Lakers, keep them informed, and find out what is on their minds,”  Van Cott …

Residents call for the Resignation of Tupper Lake’s Town Supervisor

Tupper Lake’s Town Hall is filled to capacity on Thursday for what would have been a routine budget hearing.. Except for some apparent bad blood between the Supervisor, Roger Amell, and the Highway Superintendent, Bill Dechane. For the second time in his history as Town Supervisor, Amell finds himself forced to answer questions as to…

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Duprey Reflects on Priorities after Big Win in 115th Assembly

Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey wins another term. Voters in Clinton County chose Duprey almost two to one over both of her challengers. She receives 13,076 votes. Democratic Challenger Tim Carpenter received 6,800 votes and Conservative Karen Bisso 6,500 votes. The Franklin County votes give similar marks to Duprey as she wins with 62% of the…

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Votes and the win are a “Validation” for Bevilacqua

Bob Bevilacqua will become the Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown. It took a few minutes after the polls closed to verify the exact figures but while the elections officials were reading off the vote count from each of the three scanners, the Harrietstown Councilman’s supporters came out ahead of Challenger Tom Catillaz. With a…

Gillibrand wins another term

Senate Seat in New York Goes to the Incumbent – and it’s “Not Even Close.” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wins another term in the Senate following a long election season contest and a challenge from Republican Wendy Long who put up a fight in her attempt to unseat the incumbent with an onslaught of campaign messages,…

Doheney Concedes / Owens Takes the Victory

Democratic Incumbent Bill Owens wins 21st Congressional Race Republican Chris Gibson wins the 19th Congressional district race to our south with 53% of the votes to 47% over his Democtratic Oponenet Julian Schreibmen. And in the 20th the incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko wins with 68% of the vote. His opponent Republican Bob Dieterich could only…

President Obama will win re-election!

President Obama will win re-election! Mitt Romney is projected to win North Carolina, making it the first battleground state to fall into his column. President Obama is also projected to win Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, is one of the most competitive states on the map. Mr. Obama won…

WNBZ Projects Incumbent Janet Duprey Winner in 115th Assembly District

With 47 of 53 precincts reporting, Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is the projected winner. The numbers are still coming in at 10:40pm this evening, but in Harrietstown, Duprey wins with  994 votes, Tim Carpenter, the Democratic Challenger receives 567 and Conservative Candidate Karen Bisso 287 votes. Overall with all but 11% of the votes reported…

Bevilacqua Wins Supervisor Race in Harrietstown –

Bob Bevilacqua will serve the final year of the Supervisor’s Term in the Town of Harrietstown in an election that has seen a large turnout in all of our local districts and across the State and Country. The Vote Count, 1,105 for Bevilacqua and 819 for Tom Catillaz. In Tupper Lake, Village Trustee Tom Snyder…

K&J Interviews North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi

Robi Politi is the Supervisor in the Town of North Elba. On Election Day, he's in charge of making sure polling places are up to speed. With the exception of the heat in the North Elba Town House in Saranac Lake, the Voting is going smoothly. Politi honors a fallen local hero Army Reserve Staff Sgt.…

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K&J Interviews Village of Tupper Lake Trustee Tom Snyder

The Village of Tupper Lake has three candidates running for two seats. The incumbent is Republican Tom Snyder. He shares the ballot with Democrat Ron Lascala and Republican David Maroun. << Click Here for Audio – K&J – 110512 – Tom Snyder – VTLB Trustee Candidate >> We’ve interviewed both Ron Lascala and Dave Maroun…

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WNBZ interviews Congressman Bill Owens

In the 21st Congressional District, Democrat Incumbent Bill Owens faces Republican challenger Matt Doheney. He spent some time with us at the end of the congressional session and we had an opportunity to ask him about his views on a variety of issues.  One of those questions, his view on Obama’s Health Care Package and…

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Election Day is Near

Election Day in our region, and everywhere in the country for that matter, is tomorrow and voting begins bright and early at 6am and then remains open until 9pm pursuant to federal laws regarding the general Election.. The Presidential Race is nearly a dead heat in many swing states and the latest popular poll shows…

K&J Interviews Matt Doheney

Matt Doheney is competing for the Northern New York Seat in Congress and on Haloween he spent the day heading from town hall to town hall in Franklin County. We asked him to speak with us during his visit to the Town of Franklin Town Offices.  Our first question – on his view of the…

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Reporters “Supervise” the Debate

The two candidates hoping to become the Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown are again planning to sit down together for an informal debate today. The First Debate cancelled following the suspension of the Catillaz Campaign and the Second Debate Marred by fears of Hurricane SANDY. And while a third attempt at a public debate…

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Those “Fracking” Storms and their affect on Drilling for Gas

NEW YORK (November 1st, 2012) – Critics of fracking for natural gas say future “superstorms” like Sandy could wreak havoc at drilling sites if New York approves the controversial procedure. Many climate experts say the forecast is for more frequent and more severe weather events like the one that hammered the eastern U.S. recently. At…