Environment

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

Saranac Lake Train Station

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

Emerald Ash Borer

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

AUDIO – 071213 – Farm Bill Passes House – Sort of

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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North Elba Closer to a Decision on The Fate of Grimditch Boathouses on Lake Placid

AUDIO – 071013 – Grimditch Hearing Today

A hearing in Elizabethtown today will focus on the decision of whether or not the Grimditch boathouses on Lake Placid should be removed.

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K&J – Adirondack Park Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive species come in all forms to the Adirondack Park, whether intentional or unintentional. Join us for a conversation with Hillary Smith from the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program. K&J – 071013 – Adirondack Park Invasive Awareness Week – Hillary Smith

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Village Authorizes “RFP” to Study Lake Flower Beach

Saranac Lake’s Village Board votes 3 to 1 in favor of authorizing a “Request For Proposals”

AUDIO – 070913 – Feasibility Study RFP for Lake Flower Beach Return

The Lake Flower Beach Return Group is close to their fundraising goal according to Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. Before moving forward with a study of the feasibility of returning a beach to somewhere on Lake Flower, the village board decided yesterday to issue an RFP asking for bids on such a project.

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Saranac Lakes Still Above Normal Levels

AUDIO – 070813 – Saranac Lake and DEC working together on High Water Levels

The Village of Saranac Lake in conjunction with the DEC say flooding conditions continue in the vicinity of Saranac Lake due to abnormally high water. Mayor Clyde Rabideau says Saranac Lake and the DEC work closely to manage the flow of water over their respective spillways and continue to monitor water conditions around the Lake Flower Dam.

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Staffing Boat Launches with Invasive Species Stewards

AUDIO – 041213 – Boat Launch Invasive Species Stewardship Program

Eric Homeland, a teacher at Paul Smith’s College says Lake Flower and 2nd Pond may not be covered by Stewards defending  from Invasive Species..

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Tupper Lake Trustees Say “Open UMP”

April will bring some closure to the question of whether or not the Iron Rails should remain on the corridor between TupperLake and the Surrounding Communities.. That’s because 8 Clarkson University Students have taken on this question and will bring their answers to a special meeting of the Village Board in SaranacLake. The Village of…

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Mt Pisgah Opens Thursday

More than a foot and a half of new snow has fallen at the Olympic Mountain and it’s Ski Day 38 for  Whiteface now with lots of new powder on a packed powder base. Santa’s Workshop brings Characters to Kid’s Campus – in two sessions every day now through the 30th, the first from 9am…

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