Environment

New York State Adds 69,000 Finch Pruyn Acres to Forest Preserve

New York State is adding 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve formerly owned by Finch Pruyn & Company.. Governor Cuomo says there are also now $875,000 in available grants for projects to develop sites within the AdirondackPark and further position the region as a world-class tourism and recreation destination. Governor Cuomo says “Expanding the…

Gillibrand; DOT Must Update Guidelines for Hazardous Liquid Transport

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After another derailment of tankers carrying crude oil, this time in the Capital Region, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to urgently update and implement guidelines for safer transport of hazardous liquids. According to the Association of American Railroads, oil shipments have increased from 9,500 carloads in…

The Adirondack Winter Challenge – A Focus on the North Country

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Governor Cuomo is Touring the North Country on a snowmobile on Sunday..  and for the second time this year he’s working to highlight the region as a destination for tourism and winter activity..  Today in the K&J show, we’re going to look into the value of a visit by the Governor to the Adirondacks and…

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K&J – Lake Champlain Basin Program Manager Bill Harlow

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with the manager of the Lake Champlain Basin Program… Bill Harlow..  The organization works in partnership with Government Agencies from New York, Vermont and Quebec as well as private organizations, local communities and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts which benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries,…

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Comments Extended for Kshaqua Tract Draft RMP

The DEC is extending The public comment period for Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands… The deadline for comments on the Draft Recreation Management Plan is now March 28th….   DEC extended the comment period in response to stakeholders seeking additional time to review the plan and provide comments. The Draft RMP includes proposals to construct campsites,…

Clarkson Studying Residential Wood Pellet Heat in Saranac Lake

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$3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support…..

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New Recommendations from Lake Champlain Research Institute

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Researchers from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Lake Champlain Research Institute have recommendations for bass fishing tournament participants to help save the fish caught and released. The recommendations, derived from a two-year study of several thousand bass during the course of nine Plattsburgh-area fishing tournaments, are designed to eliminate or reduce fish stress; manage trauma in bass that…

Adirondack Council Weighs in on Executive Budget

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More Reaction this morning on the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal…  The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director is William C. Janeway.. “The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year.  We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget,”…

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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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Dewey Ski Lodge Becoming a Reality

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Dewey Mountain Cross Country Ski Center is one step closer to their goal of building a brand new ski lodge.. That’s because the Town of Harrietstown has agreed to move forward with their support of the project.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough Says the town is ultimately responsible for the property and wanted to move forward on…

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New Report Confirms Support for Adirondack Club and Resort

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The ADK Works campaign has released the results of its public opinion survey gauging the attitudes and opinions of Adirondack residents on the people and issues affecting their local communities, including the development of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project. Two key findings from the survey reveal: > 71 percent of Adirondack residents with a…

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NYSEG Responds to Ice Storm

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The Ice storm affected more than 48,0000 across northern portions of the United States. In Plattsburgh, close to one hundred emergency planners are on duty at New York State Electric and Gas…  Dick Marion is the Public Liason Officer for the storm event in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division.. We spoke with Marion just outside NYSEG’s Storm Command…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

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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Saratoga Provides Healthy Background for SLCS 7th Graders

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Ten 7th Graders in the Saranac Lake Middle School were chosen out of a group of applicants interested in participating in a pilot program in Saratoga Springs promoting healthy living and healthy choices. Three of the Students attended the Saranac Lake Central School Board Meeting and participated in a presentation about the program which was…

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SOLD – Camp Gabriels

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The state has finally found a buyer for Camp Gabriels. The state sold the shuttered former minimum-security prison Tuesday to Mohammad Ibrahim of Elmont for $210,777, according to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the state Office of General Services. It’s unclear what Ibrahim plans to do with the property. The Enterprise could not immediately reach…

Hurricane Sandy Remembered

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Long Island was struggling with a shortage of affordable housing before Hurricane Sandy damaged tens of thousands of structures one year ago. People displaced by the storm are still being helped, many living in hotels, motels or with friends or family.  Jodi Lieberman, program director for disaster case management at Family Service League, said the…

K&J – ADK Works – The Park Works when People Work

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The K&J show focuses today on a new organization called “ADK Works” a coalition of concerned Adirondack residents, business owners and community organizations who rallied together to advocate for solutions that lead to a speedy economic recovery and advance a simple but important concept: “The Park Works, When People Do.” The campaign comes at a time when…

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NYSAC Endorses Forever Wild State Land

County Leaders Endorse Ballot Propositions for Adirondack Park and Sewer Project Debt Exclusion The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), which represents all 62 counties, including New York City, has recently passed a resolution endorsing three proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November 5 statewide election ballot. NYSAC urges statewide voter support of Propositions…