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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Job Report – Manufacturing up 8,000 Jobs in February

The Department of Labor reported Friday morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 8,000 jobs in February. The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, progressed to +383,000 jobs, after revisions to January’s data. Additionally, the U.S. Commerce Department reported this morning that America’s monthly goods…

K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

IRS Phone Scams Causing Problems for Taxpayers

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If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud.  It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. “The phone is still a scammer’s number one contact…

Glens Falls Bank Robbers Apprehended

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The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged…

Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

Adirondack Health CEO Tops list of “CEOs to Know”

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For two years running, Chandler M. Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health, has been named one of the “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, which features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural regions. Individuals on the list include CEOs and administrators…

K&J – Lake Flower Lodge Developer Chris LeBarge

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Another Public Hearing is now just ten days away for the public to air their feelings about a proposed 93 room Destination Resort Hotel known as the Lake Flower Lodge… Chris Lebarge is one of the developers of the project and joins us today in the K&J Show here on WNBZ.. On Monday, The Village Board…

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Governor Cuomo Visits Plattsburgh with Opportunity Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to highlight portions of his Opportunity Agenda for New York State. Among his Opportunity Agenda proposals, Governor Cuomo focuses on the following initiatives affecting the North Country: Provide the North Country with high-speed broadband access by the end of 2018: Governor Cuomo has set an ambitious goal to ensure…

Town of Plattsburgh Hears Presentation on Medical Marijuana for the North Country

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There are most likely going to be more than 100 applicants vying for just 5 certifications to grow medical marijuana in the state of New York… That’s according to a presentation from one group that hopes to become the North Country’s Seed to Sale Operator.. Douglas Butdorf is President of North Country Roots, he has…

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SUNY Plattsburgh “STARTS-UP NY” with New Digital Sineage Company

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A Montreal-based multimedia solutions company will begin operations in early 2015 on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh, combining a net 17 new jobs with student learning and internship opportunities as part of the state’s START-UP NY program. Eye-In-Media, a marketing and technology company that specializes in digital signage, digital menu boards, and Wi-Fi network management,…

New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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Myriad RBM Closing in March – 4 Employees Remain

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In March, Myriad RBM will be vacating the old Village Offices in Saranac Lake but now there’s a group of 4 Myriad employees who have announced an arrangement with Myriad and the village to remain on the first floor of the building and to continue developing and producing bio-markers and specialized marker products for the…

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Mountain Lake PBS Announces New President & CEO

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Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Nycklemoe as the new President & CEO of the station as of January 1, 2015. Nycklemoe built his career serving communities through public media at the American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio, and most recently at Pacific Public Media. With a wealth of experience…

Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul In Lake Placid to Announce $500 Million for Broadband

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Lt Gov. Kathyh Hochul Announces $500 Million for broadband in New York..  She made the announcement in Lake Placid at the Convention Center Friday Morning to a crowd of legislators, including Assemblyman Dan Stec and The Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Randy Douglas. Essentially, the Cuomo administration has outlined the third component…

New Windows Arrive Next Week for the Hotel Saranac

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There are lots of new windows arriving in the Village of  Saranac Lake next week… That’s because all of the old windows in the Hotel Saranac are being replaced as part of the overall renovation of the Hotel over the next 7 or 8 months..  Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

LDC To Hold Forum on Commercial Property Grants

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (“SLLDC”) will hold a public information session for commercial property owners on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Village of Saranac Lake offices to talk about upcoming grant opportunities in 2015. “We want projects that can compete successfully in a very competitive field,” said Sharon Elrod, one…

St Joe’s Makes List of “Best Places to Work” in 2014

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For the fourth year in a row, St Joseph’s Addiction and Treatment Center in Saranac Lake has been named one of the best places to work in New York State…  And Monday night Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau touted their success…Mayor Rabideau was speaking with St Joeseph’s Chief Talent Officer in Human Resources, Katie Kirkpatrick…

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Consumer Square Re-Opens after Bomb threat in Plattsburgh

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Consumer Square has been reopened. following a bomb scare which came in to the State Police in Plattsburgh.. At approximately 2:35 a.m. this morning, State Police in Plattsburgh received an anonymous report of a bomb threat at Wal-Mart in the Consumer Square Plaza in Plattsburgh. As a precaution, Police evacuated Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. and blocked…