Politics

K&J – Revisits the New Pontiac Bay Hotel Project Announcement

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An Announcement Wednesday morning at the Village Offices in Saranac Lake brings to light a project for the community that could potentially change the economic outlook, but also become a landmark in the community. (Original Air Date: July 25th, 2013) K&J – 072513 – Hotel Project in Saranac Lake – Press Conference with Chris LaBarge…

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Congressman Owens Highlights Border Trade in Light of Shutdown

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While it seems like bipartisan cooperation is dead in Washington, there is a group of lawmakers working together to find balance between commercial and security interests on our border with Canada… Representative Bill Owens addressed the Canadian American Border Trade Alliance’s annual policy conference in Washington on Wednesday.. He says while there may be differences…

Absentee Ballots Now Available in Jay

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town of Jay for the October 16th  Special Election as to the question of eliminating one Town Justice Position. All permanent absentee voters; military, disabled and those already registered as “one time” absentee voters for the November 5th General Election, were mailed their ballots yesterday and any Town…

PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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K&J – What Do this Pickup Truck and Lands End Have in Common?

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The Tri Lakes Cruisers meet every Tuesday in Ray Brook but yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, September 25th, 2013) there were more vehicles and plenty of elected officials from the Town of Harrietstown on hand at a special location at the Saranac Lake Civic Center. The event wasn’t focused on Politics, but it gave everyone an opportunity…

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Suit seeks to nullify Cuomo-Oneida deal

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With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of Verona and Vernon in central New York argue in…

More Support for Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Proposal

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THREE MORE RETIRED GENERALS COME FORWARD IN SUPPORT OF GILLIBRAND PROPOSAL TO CREATE INDEPENDENT, NON-BIASED, OBJECTIVE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that three more retired Generals have come out in public support of her proposal to create an independent,…

Co-Author Fred Burton on Benghazi “Under Fire”

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After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had become an al-Qaeda-inspired, if not al-Qaeda-led, training base and battleground. In the northeastern city of Benghazi, it was a le Carré urban landscape where loyalties changed sides with every sunset; there were murders, betrayals, and triple-crossing profits to be made in the post-revolution. The police were only as honest as their next bribe. The Untold Story of the…..

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Five Plattsburgh Border Patrol Officers Moving South

A follow up to our report on the changes in the Plattsburgh Air Branch for Patrol of the Northern Boarder.   After our report yesterday, Congressman Owens told WNBZ he spoke with Major General Randolph Alles, the Border Patrol’s Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Air and Marine. Congressman Owens tells us he was informed that…

More Money Available for Businesses in Jay

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Small Business Storm Recovery. This program is for businesses who are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Irene. These grants and loans are intended to meet the unmet needs of small businesses once they have settled with any governmental agencies, FEMA, the Small Business Association or…

Paul Smith’s College Joins “Say Yes” Initiative

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Says Yes to Education and 11 new College Partners committed to tuition aid for urban students… and Paul Smith’s College become one of the newest participants in the program.. Say Yes to Education Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school…

K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Burglaries / Drugs / Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake’s Police Chief Eric Proulx says in the Month of August there were 310 reportable incidents, including 13 motor vehicle accidents, 6 alarms, 33,720.81 in Stolen Property.. Chief Proulx spoke to the Tupper Lake Village Board at their regular meeting on Monday Evening and following the meeting, he spoke privately about the issues facing…

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Legislators Weigh In on Sherif’s Patroll

The arrest of Fort Covington Legislator Tim Smith by sheriff Deputy Luke Cromp is causing problems on several different fronts.. Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun says if you drive drunk, you should be arrested, But he says there are eight deputy sheriffs in the County Jail whose responsibility is to transport prisoners and to watch over…

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Grimditch Lake Placid Boathouse Arguments are Sinking Fast

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The Town of North Elba will apparently get their way and while it’s not going to happen tomorrow, the Grimditch family is much closer to a summary judgement ordering them to tear down the two boathouses which they continued to build even after 3 separate stop work orders.. A 21 page Decision written by Judge…

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

State Owns Broadway Lot

The village of Saranac Lake will not be selling the small parking lot on the corner of Upper roadway and Bloomingdale Avenue because—as it turns out—the village does not own the lot—It’s actually owned by the State of New York.. In an email to WNBZ, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sliver of land…

K&J – Adirondack Council’s Willie Janeway

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The New Executive Director of the Adirondack Council joins us in the K&J show Thursday Morning.. William C. (Willie) Janeway returned to the Adirondacks to become the Executive Director and leader of the Adirondack Council in May 2013 after close to six years as the Regional

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K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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