Community Planning

Plattsburgh’s SNOWBALL 2014 – A Celebration of Winter in the North Country

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February is approaching quickly and in Plattsburgh a new theme.. Called the Snowball in Plattsburgh.. Amy Bonn works for the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.. She’s one of the organizers of the month long Celebration of Winter in the North Country… The Museum is coordinating 23 non profits, government agencies and local businesses and we asked…

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Governor Cuomo – $1.6M for Saranac River Trail

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Governor Cuomo is focusing on healthy and active outdoor activity this year.. That’s becoming more and more clear as he continues to support the region with tax incentives for business as well as for property owners…  One of the bigger announcements of grant funding for the North Country from the Governor is a 1.6 million…

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Assessing the Value of Elected, vs Appointed Public Servants

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Should your Assessor be elected to the office? Or should a Town Assessor be a professional certified for the task of maintaining a fair and balanced tax role.. That’s the question the Town of North Elba is facing as they consider following the loss of Kim Daby who, as everyone knows, had been assessing property…

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Committee to Make Recommendations to City Council..

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There may be a new marina on Lake Champlain this spring… That’s provided the City of Plattsburgh can come to a decision regarding which of the two proposals to accept for operation of the city waterfront. Mayor James Calnon hopes they can… The Plattsburgh Boat Basin is proposing to provide the requested 25 Moorings and…

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K&J – Lake Placid Central School Board Facilitates Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is in the midst of developing a new long term strategic plan with the help of a 40 member advisory group led by Bill Rusak who himself has 40 years of combined experience as a union representative, Human Resources Executive, Consultant, Business Owner and Corporate Executive with businesses including…

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K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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More Public Comment and Strategic Planning for the City of Plattsburgh

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In Lake Placid, The Comprehensive Plan is in it’s final stages of approval after several years of gathering input and comment from the public.. And following a final joint session of the Village of Lake Placid and The Town of North Elba which will include a public hearing later this month, that document will most…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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First Night 2014

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First Night Saranac Lake is shifting into high gear. It’s the 8th annual event is focused on an alcohol free, family oriented celebration of the arts to welcome in 2014…  On the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Sue Patterson and Connie Langdon, co-chairs of the event, and First Night Saranac Lake Treasurer Nancy Labombard… …

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Harrietstown Fire Contract Increases $35,000

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Before the Town of Harrietstown even gets started on next year’s budget, they’ll have to pay back money they borrowed from an emergency fund designed to be there in times of need. That’s because the Town of Santa Clara has chosen to enter into the Tupper Lake Fire Contract, as opposed to the Saranac Lake…

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K&J – Two Firsts for Saranac Lake

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The first official public hearing for residents to voice their thoughts on the Lake Flower Lodging Project is held on Wednesday evening in the Harrietstown Town Hall…  It’s also a first of it’s kind joint meeting between the Village of Saranac Lake and the Planning Board. We go to Community Development Director Jeremy Evans for a…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

K&J – Stroll through Lake Placid this Holiday

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The Lake Placid Business Association has been developing an event for the first weekend in December featuring holiday shopping, festive family fun, a skating show at the Olympic Center, arts and entertainment, Santa Claus, the lighting of the Christmas tree in Mid’s Park and a Jingle Bell Run Saturday Morning – a follow up to…

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Planning Board ads Public Comment to Tonight’s Agenda

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The Village of Saranac Lake Planning Board is holding a special meeting tonight at 7PM in the Village Offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake. While the planning board meets regularly, this meeting is a little different because if the board is so inclined, they can solicit input from the public prior to any formal…

Water Ski Championships Returning to Mirror Lake

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The Village Board in Lake Placid gives the green light to hold the Eastern Region Water Ski Championships on Mirror Lake July 31st through August 3rd.. John Wilkins is a competitor and also one of the organizers of this championship event. Competition will happen the same week as Rugby Weekend..  and should provide ample opportunity for spectators…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…