Politics

Noisy Vehicles Beware.. Tupper Lake is on the Prowl

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The Village of Tupper Lake is throwing their weight behind a new local law that would restrict the use of aftermarket noise-makers installed on vehicles in the community..  The new law would allow Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx to provide for enforcement  He says right now his department does have options, but the new law…

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

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…

K&J – Local Mid Term Election Results – In Depth

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Kim Fitzgerald has borrowed a pair of glasses from Clyde Baker who sits across from here at the “Counting Table” in the Harrietstown Town Hall as independent monitors from both parties, poll workers and officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are all on hand to assure a smooth running election day. We hear Chad…

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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…

K&J – Election Day

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Election Day across the country and there is national attention being paid to the governor’s race. In New Jersey, Republican Governor Chris Christie is a heavy favorite to win election to a second term. Recent Polls show Christie’s lead in double digits. His opponent, Democrat Barbara Buono says Christie is more interested in being President…

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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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A Conversation with Franklin County Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Barb Rice

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Barb Rice is a trustee in the Village of Saranac Lake, She owns Rice Furniture on Main Street in Saranac Lake, and has become comfortable in public service. She’s a lifelong resident of the community. We spoke with Trustee Rice at her store in Downtown Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 103113 – Franklin County Legislature Candidate…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Patricia Littlefield

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 6:35am we spoke with Littlefield about The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling, the budget in the town and other topics related to the town. We asked her for her motivation to…

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A Conversation with Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Ed Randig

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Ed Randig is currently Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Harrietstown. He previously served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Saranac Lake. Recently the two municipalities have been considering sharing services and Code Enforcement duties between the village’s Community Development Office, where Jeremy Evans takes the helm and the Code Enforcement Office…

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K&J – Town of Tupper Lake Supervisor Race – Roger Amell

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The Town of Tupper Lake sees a race for Supervisor between Incumbent Superintendent Roger Amell and Challenger Councilwoman Patricia Littlefield… Today on the K&J Show at 8:10am we spoke with Amell about the Setting Pole Dam, The Rail Corridor, Snowmobiling and the new groomer and other topics related to the village. We asked him for…

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A Conversation with Town of Harrietstown Candidate Patti Meagher

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Patti Meagher has lived in Lake Clear for 37 years. She’s worked for the Town of Harrietstown for 12 years as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Tax Collector and Court Clerk. She retired from that job this past summer. She says Lake Clear hasn’t changed much in the 37 years. We spoke with Patti about…

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A Conversation with Ed Goetz – Candidate in the Town of Harrietstown

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Ed Goetz is a candidate for one of the 4 year terms on the Town Board in the Town of Harrietstown. We spoke with Ed on the K&J show here on WNBZ..  Goetz says he’s lived here all of his life, born and raised in Saranac Lake. He has two grown sons and he says…

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Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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K&J – ADK Works – The Park Works when People Work

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The K&J show focuses today on a new organization called “ADK Works” a coalition of concerned Adirondack residents, business owners and community organizations who rallied together to advocate for solutions that lead to a speedy economic recovery and advance a simple but important concept: “The Park Works, When People Do.” The campaign comes at a time when…

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NY Spending Down / Debt Up

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The Annual Report on the Financial Condition of New York State says New YorkState spending has declined for the second straight year while the debt reached an all-time high of $63.5 billion. New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli says “State policy decisions in the past three years have helped New York better align state spending…

VT Senator Bernie Sanders on Seniors and Veterans

Says Seniors and Disabled Veterans Deserve More Help, Not Cuts With senior poverty in the United States significantly increasing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed deep concern that Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees may receive only a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment next year.  The estimate that the typical retiree is in line for only…