Community Planning

K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

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The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake.. Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting…

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School Board is Reaching Out to Stakeholders

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has decided to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. and has begun to reach out to teachers, parents and other stakeholders.. The objective – to discuss pertinent topics that involve students and staff.. It’s going to be called the Educational Vision Committee….

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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…

Underground Work Nearing Completion on Olive Street

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has successfully transferred all of the water services onto the newer 8” main on Olive Street. Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says Two street mains have also been transferred to the 8” line and Village crews have also ……

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Babes in Blooms – Coming to Lake Placid

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A new 2014 Calendar called Babes in Blooms is making it’s debut at an exclusive event this weekend.. The Lake Placid Garden Club has produced a new 2014 calendar called “Babes in Blooms” Linda Freidlander is the chairwoman of the Garden Club she tells us they’re holding a special party to introduce the new calendar on…

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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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Is a Reasonable Price Feasible?

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It appears the request for a study may have wanted a little too much information……

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Pagers for Paul Smiths Fire Dept

The Paul Smith’s Gabriels Fire Department is facing a dilemma that the Village of Saranac Lake in cooperation with it’s Volunteer Fire Department may be able to solve.. The two fire Departments and members of the Village Board plan to meet today to finalize the details.. Trustee Tom Catillaz says there are paging frequencies that are available and already licensed that are not currently being actively used by the …….

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Lake Placid Village Board Approves Contract for Bandshell

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The Village of Lake Placid is moving forward with a contract to rebuild the Paul White Memorial Bandshell in Lake Placid – Jamie Rogers is one of the residents coordinating the effort..  AUDIO – 082713 – Lake Placid Approves Contract to Move Forward on Bandshell

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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The Lake Placid Hall of Fame

The inductees for the 2013 class include: Wilmot G. “Monty” Purdy, James V. “Jim” Quinn, Laura Viscome, Edwin “Ed” and Lisa Weibrecht, and Naj Wikoff. The 2013 nominees will be inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, which is located in The Conference Center at Lake Placid at 2608 Main Street, adjacent to the Olympic Center. …

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20 Plus New Jobs Possible at Bionique

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The Town of Harrietstown is leveraging their authority in support of Bionique Testing Laboratories and their initiative to seek funding for the expansion of their labs in Lake Clear.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough says if Bionique is able to expand their current footprint at the business park, there’s an opportunity for 20 plus jobs to be…

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K&J – Homeward Bound for Returning Vets

Today on the K&J Show we spend time with Adrien Vlach, Director of Business Administration at Homeward Bound.. And Charles Jesse is a Veteran of the first class of NAVY Seals and tells us about some of the work they did.. The conversation takes place on the second floor balcony at The Prescott House in Saranac Lake, which is where the homeward bound offices are located… The conversation went about 45 minutes so we split the K&J into two parts on the air but here online we present the entire conversation…

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Monitoring Speeds on Route 60

Julie and Peter Woodcock live on a stretch of Road on County Route 60 – about a mile off of Route 3 in the Town of Franklin …They’re concerned as many are when they live on a main road, that the speed limits are a little too fast compared to the number of houses in the area. Similar communities see reductions in speed from 55 mph to 45 mph

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Pelletiere Focused on Train Depot

Saranac Lake Train Station

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere says it’s time to seriously consider letting go of the Train Depot and Station.. He’s asked the Village Treasurer Paul Ellis for a financial statement to bring to light the figures on what it costs them to maintain building.. AUDIO – 081613 – Allie Pelletiere on the Train Depot…

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Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin

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The Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin.. Supervisor Art Willman says the Little Book Shelf came a week or so ago.. but it needed wheels which has now been completed. Mary Ellen Keith was in the audience and spoke about the history of the library.. She’s a member of Franklin’s over 55 Club.. In…

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