Local Economy

New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

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Opinion – Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Owens has written an editorial called “Creating a Competitive, Sustainable Global Workforce” we’ve posted the editorial here; This month, in a rare and encouraging show of bipartisanship, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of federal job training programs with passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Now headed to the…

A New Finance Committee in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh is one step closer to their goal of recruiting members of the community to sit on a newly formed Finance Committee.. At their Regular Meeting on Monday night, the board approved the appointment of Carol Rugar..who works with the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh and she and her…

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City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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NY Counties Struggle with Sputtering Revenue Streams

New York State has released the most recent sales tax data, and for the most part there is little change to report. The total collections for counties (outside of New York City) are basically flat for the first six months of 2014. Excluding the four counties that increased their sales tax rate, the average percentage…

Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale Tomorrow

In Saranac Lake this weekend, The Women’s Civic Chamber continue to build on an event that’s taken off from it’s inception.. Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale which gets underway tomorrow morning… We spoke last year with Kelly Burth among many others about the event..Burth tells WNBZ in a recent K&J show that the Women’s Civic…

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“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

Canada Tops List for Share of Jobs Supported by U.S. Exports

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A new report from  the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, the International Trade Association and the Department of Commerce reiterates that Canada is a top buyer of American goods and services supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs..  According to the report issued Monday, Our trading partner to the North tops the list with an 18%…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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Sanders Keeping an Eye on Fuel Speculators

WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to stop speculators from taking advantage of turmoil in Iraq to drive up oil prices and make motorists pay more for gasoline. “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as…

K&J – Enterprise Website Adds Digital Reproduction of Newsstand Paper

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Today if you’re a regular user of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise Online you’ll find something’s a little different.. Or actually, until you choose to read further into a story, it will look about the same but when you click to read more, the enterprise is now asking readers to sign up for a digital subscription…

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“Grace Under Pressure”

More than 100 local government and school district leaders met at Hudson Valley Community College today for a summit titled Grace Under Pressure: Innovation in a Time of Forced Efficiencies. The event is part of a series of Municipal Innovation Summits hosted throughout New York by the state’s largest municipal associations: the New York State…

Health Insurance Tops Lake Placid’s Budget

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The Village of Lake Placid is looking towards approval of their proposed 2014 – 2015 budget as their fiscal year comes to a close at the end of June..  During their last meeting, Mayor Craig Randall introduced a budget of $5,811,156 which represents an increase of $102,433 over the current year’s budget..  The Proposed Property…

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Calnon Says Planning the Budget is a Year Round Project

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The City of Plattsburgh’s $22 Million Dollar Budget takes more work to whittle down every year than you might think.. and this year, getting under the tax cap may prove to be more of a challenge than in years past..”We always want to be below the tax cap, obviously our goal would be to reduce…

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K&J – Preparing for the Lake Placid Horse Show

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The Lake Placid Horse Show kicks off June 24th and work is being completed on the new footings being installed in all of the major rings at the North Elba Show Grounds. Today in the K&J Show we’re speaking with Lori Martin who is the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. The…

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DOT Grants Pen Air two year contract for Plattsburgh Airport

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The Department of Transportation has renewed its selection of PenAir to provide Essential Air Service to Plattsburgh International Airport. Congressman Bill Owens announced the continuation of funding on Wednesday..  PenAir will receive $5,428,148 in funding support over two years and provide 12 weekly nonstop round trip flights to Boston Logan International Airport. Congressman Owens says…

Plattsburgh’s Business Expo

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Businesses were gathered together on Thursday for the Business Expo sponsored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce..  Gary Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce.. We asked him for his thoughts on the days activities.. Bruce Lawson is taking over the reigns of Community Development Director in the City of Plattsburgh.. He says…

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FAA Funding Comes Through for Plattsburgh and Lake Placid Airports

Congressman Owens announces two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $1,159,700 awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to airports in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. In an Email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “These airports make travel easier and more convenient for local business leaders, residents and visitors,” “Investing in these facilities will help ensure their long-term viability…