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Religious leaders celebrate ministry at Adirondack Health

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An interfaith meeting of Adirondack regional clergy and pastoral care providers was held recently at Adirondack Medical Center.  Sponsored by Adirondack Health and hosted by Pastoral Care Director Rev. Steve Kovacevich, the annual event promotes knowledge and builds greater awareness around service, support and healing.  The gathering also offers pastors and pastoral care workers of…

Adirondack Scenic Railroad Benefits from NY Capital Grants Program

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that the Adirondack Railway Preservation Society (ARPS), the nonprofit operator of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will receive $791,000 in state funding. Through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grants Program $26.8 million was allocated to 38 rail and aviation safety programs. Since the Adirondack Scenic Railroad lost its lease agreement…

Governor Cuomo Signs Dark Skies Bill

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The Adirondack Park’s largest and most influential environmental organization today praised the Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing into law a bill designed to preserve dark night skies in the Adirondack Park and other rural areas. The new law will protect sensitive wildlife and save taxpayers money, while offering economic opportunities to Adirondack communities and businesses,…

Adirondack Council Applauds Molpus Investment in Park

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The Adirondack Park’s largest environmental organization today applauded Mississippi timberland investment and management company Molpus Woodlands for making a significant investment in the future of New York’s Adirondack Park by purchasing the 112,238-acre holdings of The Forestland Group. A price was not disclosed. The purchase makes Molpus Woodlands of Philadelphia, Miss., the Adirondack Park’s second-largest…

K&J – Final Weeks for Congressman Bill Owens

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On January 2nd, 2015, Democratic Congressman Bill Owens.. Having decided not to run again for re-election… Will vacate the seat he’s held either in the 21st district.. Or the 23rd, since 2009. On Today’s K&J Show, (Click on the link below to listen) we’re speaking with Congressman Bill Owens about the latest issues in the news as…

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Clinton Community College Announces Layoffs

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Plattsburgh, New York – Clinton Community College Board of Trustees has approved the retrenchment of three full-time and two part-time positions, and the adjustment of three 12-month positions to 10-month positions, at Monday’s Special Meeting. Reduction in faculty and staff positions was approved to aid in closing an expected $600,000 budget deficit next fiscal year.…

Pages Turn to New Chapter for Congressman Owens

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A message from Congressman Bill Owens; As I turn the page to a new chapter, I want to express my appreciation to all of you for allowing me to serve as your Congressman.  I have often said that our district is made up of Rockefeller Republicans and Reagan Democrats, and I have done my best…

$3.2m in REDC Grants For Essex County

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Town of Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Randall Douglas is pleased to announce that he has received word that the North Country Regional Council has received $63.4 million in grant funding with approximately $3.2 mill ion of that going to Essex County . Douglas was quick to praise Mike Mascarenas the Director of Essex…

$63.4m Awarded to North Country Regional Economic Development Council

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative. A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to transform the State’s approach to…

Owens recognized by Canadian Embassy for cross-border advocacy

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Congressman Bill Owens was presented with a Canadian flag that was flown over the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work supporting U.S.-Canadian relations. “For many years, investments in the vast and growing economic partnership between the U.S. and Canada have paid off in the form of jobs and economic growth in…

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes Military Justice Act

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In Light of a recent report on Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says “For a year now we have heard how the reforms in the previous Defense bill were going to protect victims, and make retaliation a crime. It should be a screaming red flag to everyone when 62% of…

AQE Report Calls for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion

A New Report from the Alliance for Quality Education Reveals New York State’s Charter Schools Pose a possible financial risk to Taxpayers… The Alliance is calling for Moratorium on Charter School Expansion… According to the Center for Popular Democracy the report reveals vulnerabilities in the state’s charter oversight system that could potentially cost New York…

Senator Little – A “Partner in Quality” for Seniors

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Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors. “Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term…

NCCC Nurses Out-Perform National Average

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 Administrators at North Country Community College say Both the Registered Nursing and Licensed Practical N triple C’s 2014 graduating class have out-performed both the national and state pass rates for the National Licensure Exams. In the RN program 81.48% passed on their first attempt. At the national level the pass rate was 76.59%, and for…

K&J – The NYSSMA Zone 6 Concert at NCCS

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On Saturday we attended the New York State School Music Association Zone 6 Concert..  Zone 6 is essentially made up of high schools in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Students who excel in music and song have qualified to share music together with their peers as well as with family, friends and their communities..  The event…

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A Blueprint for the Blue Line

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The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond. The Blueprint is meant to help inform our state elected officials about what is important to the people of the Adirondacks. For the last seven years, CGA…

Owens: Gridlock May Continue Even with Majority

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Congressman Bill Owens says the transition to the new congress may not provide as much activity as some expect if the 5 or 6 Republicans in the Senate don’t move closer to the center on issues and i the House, a similar issue, where close to 60 representatives will still be pushing bills to the…

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K&J – Doing Business Across the U.S. – Canadian Border

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Congressman Bill Owens appeared very comfortable in his place as host of a forum featuring a practical panel discussion with Managers and Directors of successful local businesses. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn on Thursday morning in Plattsburgh. It was attended by 95 local business leaders, members of customs and border patrol, regulatory…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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Meg LeFevre wins Plattsburgh Town Council Race – Plus More Results

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The Turnout seems to have been better than may have been expected by many..  And just before 11pm, many local candidates began to either concede or claim victory.. We spoke with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey just before 11pm. She says she’s waiting to see more results from Franklin County but gave a special shout out and…