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Congressman Bill Owens on Obama Care

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Congressman Bill Owens weighed in on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare at a recent telephone town hall meeting with constituents. We listened in on the conversation.

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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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K&J – Interviews NCCC President Dr Steven Tyrell

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The Franklin County Legislature today will hear from North Country Community College President Dr. Steven Tyrell. The college is presenting it’s annual budget proposal during a scheduled budget hearing in Malone. The $14.6 Million budget crossed the first hurdle in Essex County recently. We spoke with Dr Tyrell in his offices on the Saranac Lake Campus. Join us for Thursday’s K&J show – an interview with President Tyrell on the budget, strategic planning and North Country Community College as the economic engine for the communities they serve.

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Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants?

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers – why shouldn’t parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That’s being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality are meeting…

Road Construction in Saranac Lake

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Road crews are paving the intersection of Route 3 and Main Street in Saranac Lake and adding new crosswalks. Survey crews further down on River Street are working on plans for Lake Flower Avenue..

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…

K&J – IRONMAN Lake Placid Athletes Banquet

Andy Potts is once again IRONMAN Champion in Lake Placid, He finished in 8 hours, 43 minutes and 29 seconds.. followed 5 minutes later by Italy’s Dan Fontanna in Second and then by USA’s Ian Mikelson who finished in 8:51:07..  It’s the 15th IRONMAN Lake Placid and there’s one man whose been at the finish…

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Gillibrand Wants More Oversight on Sexual Assault in the Military

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been on the front lines of the fight to reduce sexual assaults in the military and her efforts to prosecute military cases outside the chain of command has been hampered by many of her colleagues but recently she’s found support from conservatives Rand Paul and Ted Cruz…  The issue…

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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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K&J – Chandler Ralph Reviews Obama Care

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of Obama Care and it’s impact on local and rural hospitals at a recent Lake Placid Institute Roundtable. K&J – 072213 – Chandler Ralph at LP Institute Roundtable

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Lake Placid Students Are Purchasing Fewer Meals

A new report from the financial office at Lake Placid Central Schools shows over the past three years kids are purchasing significantly fewer meals provided by the school..  During the 2010-2011 school year, students purchased 61,679 meals. In the 2011-2012 School year, that number drops to 52,335 and last year (2012-2013) the number of purchased…

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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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Saranac Lake asks for More Glade Skiing from the DEC

The Village of Saranac Lake says they’re all in support of glade skiing opportunities in the Saranac Lake Wild Forest and voted unanimously on Monday to approve a resolution to that effect for consideration by the DEC as the agency begins to upgrade it’s policies for that area..  In their resolution, the Village Board said…

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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