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K&J – Solar Energy – Wayne Davison

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In 2012 we spent some time on the air with Wayne Davison discussing solar energy in the Adirondacks and this week as our focus on energy continues, we listened in on that conversation during the K&J show on Friday..

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Saranac Lake High School “FREE” Club Donates Blankets

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There’s a group at the Saranac Lake High School who call themselves “FREE” Friends Respecting Everyone Equally. On Wednesday afternoon, the group gathered to present Child Protective Services several decorative blankets designed to hopefully bring some comfort to victims of abuse.. Members of the club used special ink and paint to create the decorative blankets.…

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K&J – High Peaks Hospice & The Rainbow Project

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Our special, ongoing series about aging with dignity, comfort and peace of mind continues as we spend time with employees and volunteers from High Peaks Hospice. High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is June 2nd, 2015 and this year we’ve decided to bring you this ongoing series of discussions leading up to the event so that…

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K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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Trudeau Institute Researcher Receives Two-Year Grant From NIH

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The Trudeau Institute has been awarded a two-year grant of $536,250 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) for research in the laboratory of Assistant Faculty Member Elizabeth A. Leadbetter, Ph.D. The project, “Targeted Nanoparticle Vaccine Approach for Protection against Encapsulated Pathogens” aims to drive the…

Skateboard Park May Finally Become a Reality

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Spring in the North Country finally brings the potential completion of the Skate Park in Saranac Lake..  The project began more than 10 years ago and if the DPW can find time to finish the foundation it looks like there may be a new place for skateboarders come early summer..  Rich Shapiro is one of…

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Sewer Main Break – Pine Street Closed

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The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has closed Pine Street between Bloomingdale Avenue and Brandy Brook due to a water main break by Dugway.    Residents in the Moody Pond area will still be able to enter and exit onto Pine Street but must do so from the Brandy Brook, Helen Hill end…

High Pressure Boat Wash May Come to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake may become a central location for one of several boat inspection and decontamination stations across the Adirondack Park.. Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board on Monday that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat…

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Village Extends Trickle Water Order at Annual Meeting

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Here’s something you probably wouldn’t expect with the 70 degree weather and lots of sunshine.. but the frost line is still very deep in most areas and The Village of Saranac Lake has voted to extend their “trickling of water” policy through the end of April.. In fact, Saranac Lake DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Budget

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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State Testing Begins Tuesday

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New York State’s Standardized Assessment Testing for grades three through eight begins tomorrow across the state.. In anticipation of parents choosing to have their children opt out of taking the tests.. Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden held an informational meeting with parents to discuss the implications on Thursday last week. VanWeelden was joined by…

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Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Discusses State Tests

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Students from Grades 3 through 8 are headed shortly into Standardized Assessment testing for English Language Arts and for Math.. On Thursday Saranac Lake’s Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden met with parents to discuss the question of having their children opt out of the tests.. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr VanWeelden just…

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K&J – Stefanik Visits St Joseph’s Veterans Facility

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Wednesday visiting with Veterans in Tupper Lake and Touring St Josephs Veteran’s Facility in Saranac Lake… For veterans in rural settings, Stefanik says she’s been hearing one common theme.. And that was the focus of the conversation in Tupper Lake.. “Transportation is a problem for veterans who live in rural areas,…

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Reconstruction Begins on Dorsey Street

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The Dorsey Street Sewer Reconstruction project begins today.. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says work crews will be starting every morning at about 7:00 AM.  As a result of the construction, Dorsey Street will be closed between Broadway and Sumner between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting today and running through the next several…

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A Letter to Parents from SLCSD Superintendent Diane Fox

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The Saranac Lake Central School District, after considering the implications of a policy designed to accommodate students in grades three through eight whose parents decide to have them opt out of testing have sent a letter home to parents explaining the policy..  The letter says “The district is receiving many questions about whether or not…

Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Chancellor’s Awards for Students at CCC / NCCC

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Two Clinton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards Plattsburgh, New York – Two Clinton Community College students, Brielle Cerne and Mary-Ali Taft, have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students from throughout SUNY who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas…

Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…

Information Meeting Thursday at Saranac Lake Middle School

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Even after two weeks of Vacation… There’s no school today in Saranac Lake…  It’s actually a snow day If I recall correctly.. The New York State Assessment Tests are approaching quickly and Middle School Principle Bruce Van Weelden tells us there will be an informational session regarding state testing on Thursday this week…  April ninth…

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