Environment

K&J – Water Treatment Part II with Kevin Pratt

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Our tour of the waste-water treatment plant in Saranac Lake Continues. We’re touring the facility and heading to the new well water system which has currently become fully operational..

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“Saranac Lake 6er” Program Seeks Brewery Partnership

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At Monday’s meeting, the board authorized Community Development Director Jeremy Evans to request proposals from breweries

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K&J – PROTECT Arcticle 78 Lawsuit

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In March of 2012, we spoke with ARISE Chairman Jim Lavalley and David Tomberlain the President of the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce about the impact of another delay forced on the Adirondack Club and Resort Project on Big Tupper. The delay is a result of an Article 78 Lawsuit which was filed following APA approval of the project. This week marks the 20th anniversary of

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K&J – Solar Energy – Wayne Davison

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In 2012 we spent some time on the air with Wayne Davison discussing solar energy in the Adirondacks and this week as our focus on energy continues, we listened in on that conversation during the K&J show on Friday..

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New Biking Event Proposed for Saranac Lake

If all goes well for the planners, in 2015 there may be a new biking event coming to the Adirondacks. Zoe Smith is Director of The Wildlife Conservation Society in the Adirondacks. She is working on developing a bike ride that will be centrally located in Saranac Lake.

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Harietstown Sewer Pumping Station In Jeopardy

The Village of Saranac Lake has a One Owner Water District on the Lower Lake but that property had 170 guests over the weekend which has put a strain on a local sewer pumping station.. Ampersand Bay Resort has become a very popular place for visitors and the

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Initiative Brings Local Food to Schools

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An initiative in the Adirondacks is seeking to increase the amount of local foods in school cafeterias.. Ruth Pino is the Caffeteria Manager at the Saranac Lake Central School District.. She’s also coordinator of the Adirondack Farm to School Initiative..

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Breaking Ground on Little Loggers Park

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Another waterfront revitalization project breaks ground in Tupper Lake… We speak with Mayor Paul Mauroun and Supervisor Roger Amell about the new Playground..  The Village and the Town of Tupper Lake have combined efforts with consultant Melissa McManus to develop an overall plan for waterfront revitalization. The new playground is just one of the projects…

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K&J – An Interview with ARTA’s Dick Beamish

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Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with ARTA’s Dick Beamish. They’re getting ready for NYSDOT public hearings on modifications to the Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan.

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Gillibrand Combating the Emerald Ash Borer

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An Invasive little Beetle Could Destroy 7 Percent of NYS Forests – Which is why you’re seeing more and more purple traps show up in trees locally.. You may have noticed an increase in the number of purple insect traps on the trees locally.. That’s because the invasive beetle called the Emerald Ash Borer continues…

Imagine A Shorline Bike Path on Lake Flower Avenue

Scott Stoddard is a local resident who spoke about a concept which appears in almost every planning document created for The Village of Saranac Lake.. He reminded the village board on Monday to keep an eye towards the Long Term while still working to repair Lake Flower Avenue. AUDIO – 072413 – Shorline Trail on Lake…

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K&J – Tupper Lake’s Water Supply

Claud Cormier, President of HydroSource Associates of New Hampshire met with Trustees in Tupper Lake to discuss possible locations for a new source of water for residents of Tupper Lake.  K&J – 072413 – Tupper Lake Ground Water Search

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Saranac Lake Adds Their Support for Base Lodge

Dewey Mountain Friends received a unanimous vote in favor of supporting their application to the state for a grant which would help to finance the new Base Lodge at Dewey Mountain. Mary Thill spoke to the board prior to their vote.  AUDIO – 072313 – Dewey Mountain Project

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Beach Feasibility Study to Move Forward

Shawn Boyer, organizer of Lake Flower Beach Return on Facebook and a group of residents interested in returning the beach in Saranac Lake to Lake Flower reports the group has raised more than $5,000 towards a feasibility study, which now goes forward. AUDIO – 072313 – Lake Flower Beach Return Delivers on $5,000 Promise

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Senator Gillibrand Visits Wild Center

Senator Gillibrand visits the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. She had a hand in the grants to bring broadband to rural communities in the Adirondacks, one of which included Tupper Lake thus enabling facilities like the Wild Center to reach out with their new distance learning programs. AUDIO – 072213 – Gillibrand Visits Wild Center

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Indian Lake Hosts Governor’s Adirondack Challenge

Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge rafting races gets good marks from Senator Betty Little for promoting the North Country and tourism in teh North Country. AUDIO – 072213 – Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge

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An Energy Efficiency Timeline For Lake Placid Schools

AUDIO – 071813 – Lake Placid School District Energy Contract Plus Other Updates Lake Placid’s Schools are preparing for the implementation of their Energy Savings Capital Contract.. An initiative on the Ballot in May which was approved by voters increased state aid to 29.9 per cent of the project and includes replacement of a cooling…

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Trail from Depot to Wild Center on Hold

AUDIO – 071613 – Tupper Lake Rail Trail on Hold

The Rail Trail Project from the Tupper Lake Train Depot to the Wild Center is on hold. The DOT has received requests from residents asking to identify whether they have rights beyond the Remsen, Lake Placid Corridor. Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun explains.

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House Takes Nutrition Program out of Farm Bill

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Congressman Bill Owens weighs in on House version of the Farm Bill. The House version of the bill differs significantly from the Senate version. Missing from the Bill, all of the nutrition programs which had originally been included to promote bi-partisianship in Congress.

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