Environment

Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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K&J Show – The Adirondack Canoe Classic – 30 years of 90 milers

ADIRONDACK CANOE CLASSIC CELEBRATES 30TH YEAR Join us as we speak with Brian McDonnell from the Adirondack Watershed Alliance! K&J – RE-AIR – 090412 – Brian McDonnell – Adirondack Canoe Classic – 90 Miler  The Adirondack Canoe Classic, better know as “The 90 Miler,” starts in Old Forge every September… In 2012 we spoke with…

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K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…

Oil Train Task Force is Going County-Wide

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong has been spearheading the development of a task force to look into the issue of trains loaded with Bakken Crude Oil rolling through the City and she’s recently developed a plan that includes not only local officials, but also county emergency management officials and representatives from many different communities affected by…

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K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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City Council Considers “Oil Train Task Force”

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A Canadian Pacific train was headed south over the Saranac River with a majority of DOT-111 Oil Cars in tow and Ironically, this particular train went by just as the City council was preparing to discuss an Oil Train Task Force proposed by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong.. The City Council is meeting again Thursday evening and once…

DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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Bipartisan Panel Discusses Sustainable Forestry

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Congressman Bill Owens participated in a bipartisan panel discussion addressing international and domestic issues and trends in the forest products industry. The event was hosted by the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). “A successful forest products industry is vital to the North Country economy and depends on the long-term health of our forests as a…

K&J – Tom Lawson & Jim LaValley talk Tupper Lake

Today on the K&J show we’re heading to the Village of Tupper Lake to speak with Jim LaValley who is the President of ARISE, and with Tom Lawson who is developing the Adirondack Club and Resort.. Just recently, A lawsuit filed by PROTECT and the Sierra Club along with a few seasonal landowners in the…

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State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

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Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails…  The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge..…

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ARTA Pleased with Cuomo Decision to Re-Open Rail Trail Discussion

In a statement following the announcement of the Re-Opening of the Adirondack Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan, Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) applauds Governor Cuomo and the departments of transportation (DOT) and environmental conservation (DEC) for their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan for the 119-mile Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor. Following further public input,…

Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

NY Association of Counties Support Invasive Species Week

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New York State’s first Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week Continues and New York’s Association of Counties says they’re actively participating in the awareness campaign and also in many of the activities that are taking place through the week.. An invasive species is a non-native species (plant, animal, insect, or disease) that is accidentally or intentionally…

K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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TUPPER LAKE – July 8th, 2014 – Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now…

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It’s Invasive Species Week

KEENE VALLEY, NY  This year marks the first Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State and the Adirondack region is poised and ready with a lineup of great activities and events to mark the occasion. Some of the greatest harm to our environment and agriculture is caused by invasive plants and animals—organisms that have…

Canada Oil Train Disaster Sparks Local Protest

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This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the runaway oil train derailment and explosion in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec..  For many who live near train tracks leading from Montreal to Albany, the transportation of crude oil along those rails is an issue that’s become more and more prevalent with every accident, whether…

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ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…