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Re-Living the Miracle on Ice

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How many of you remember where you were in 1980 when the underdog U.S. hockey team beat the powerful Soviet Union team 4-3 in what became known as the “Miracle on Ice.” This Saturday the 19 surviving members of the U.S. gold medal hockey team arrive at Lake Placid’s Olympic Center to once again feel the…

Dupery: “Out of State Licenses Should be Accepted for Military Spouses”

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) is calling on state legislators to join her in supporting legislation that would help military families across the state gain employment when they are relocated for military service. More specifically, the bill would allow military spouses to use their out-of-state licenses to continue to practice their profession when they are…

Saranac Lake Fire Dept Enters Year of Recruiting in 2015

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The average age of a volunteer at the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department isn’t getting any younger.. That’s according to Fire Chief Brendan Keough.. “Right now the average age of our members is between like 45 and older members like me and 2015 is going to be a big year for recruiting younger firefighters.” Keough…

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DOT / DEC Commissioners Weigh in on WV Train Derailment

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NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and NYSDEC Commissioner Joseph Martens weigh in on the Crude Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia. The two Commissioners say that yesterday’s derailment of 25 rail cars carrying crude oil through West Virginia and the resulting house fire is exactly the reason why the U.S. Transportation Department should not wait any…

Fewer NY School Districts Overriding Tax Cap

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The number of school districts overriding New York’s property tax cap declined by more than half over the past three fiscal years, dropping from 44 school districts in 2012-13 to only 19 in 2014-15, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also found low- and average-need districts were twice as…

Duprey Appointed to Ethics Search Committee

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Earlier this week, Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to a panel that will conduct a national search for an executive director for the new Office of Ethics and Compliance. The panel will recommend a list of potential directors, with Heastie making the final selection. The committee…

Governor Cuomo Visits Plattsburgh with Opportunity Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to highlight portions of his Opportunity Agenda for New York State. Among his Opportunity Agenda proposals, Governor Cuomo focuses on the following initiatives affecting the North Country: Provide the North Country with high-speed broadband access by the end of 2018: Governor Cuomo has set an ambitious goal to ensure…

Stefanik Votes in Support of Keystone XL Pipeline

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) voted in support on Wednesday afternoon of S. 1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. This bipartisan legislation that has passed out of the Senate would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “I am proud to support this commonsense, bipartisan energy project,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This project will create as…

K&J – Plattsburgh Council Votes to Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to the City

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Plattsburgh is one of the first municipalities in the State of New York to actively invite Growers of Medical Marijuana to their community… In their initial approval of growers, New York State is planning to limit the number of certifications.. The City Council on Thursday evening voted unanimously for a resolution put forward by Councilor…

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Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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Carl Heastie Replaces Sheldon Silver as Majority Leader

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Carl Heastie has replaced ousted speaker Sheldon Silver as the new Majority Leader in New York’s Assembly. He was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2000 and represents the 83rd District, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Heastie is a Democrat. Heastie is also the county leader…

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Stefanik Announces Plattsburgh Office Opening, New District Staff

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) announced the opening of her Plattsburgh office on Wednesday morning.. “I am excited to have our doors open to serve the Plattsburgh community,” said Rep. Stefanik. “Whether you need help with a federal agency, information about services my office can provide, or wish to share your opinion on issues before Congress, I…

Stefanik Weighs in on Obama’s Budget

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is commending President Obama for putting forth his budget on time this year. There is much she disagrees with but Stefanik tells WNBZ she is pleased that the President’s plan “Includes needed relief from the sequester’s automatic defense spending cuts. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, restoring this funding…

K&J – The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director Willie Janeway

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Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, According to the Adirondack Council, is good news for the Adirondack Park.. And while the Governor didn’t focus as much in his speech on new environmental legislation and funding…  He did include Pro-Adirondack funding among the items in his legislative agenda… Today on the K&J Show, our guest is Willie Janeway.. …

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More Snow !!!

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A winter storm warning is in effect today and continues through 1am tomorrow morning. Today’s forecast is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow through the North Country with steady temperatures.. Perhaps in the North Country the storm won’t have as much of an impact as it may in Boston where they’re expecting another…

Congresswoman Stefanik at Clarkson, Crane – Continues Higher Education Tour

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Thursday on part of her Higher Education Tour at Clarkson University.. Where she tweeted about her discussions which included a discussion about immunoengineering and bio mechanics with members of the Clarkson faculty as well as Faculty from Trudeau Institute.. We asked Elise for her thoughts and she said she was very…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

Adirondack Council at NYS Legislative Hearing

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The Adirondack Council called on the NYS Legislature today to improve upon pro-Adirondack budget proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to dedicate additional funding for protecting clean water, fighting invasive species and preserving open spaces in the largest park in the contiguous United States. Protecting a clean and healthy environment in the Adirondack Park…

Two Sunmount DDSO workers arrested for assault on a consumer

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On January 26, 2015, State Police arrested 31-year-old Jimmy J. Beaulieu of Ogdensburg and 49-year-old Robert C. Kennedy of Tupper Lake for assaulting a consumer at Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) in Tupper Lake.  On January 14, 2015, Beaulieu and Kennedy, who are employees at Sunmount, assaulted a 22-year-old resident, causing severe bruising to the…

K&J – Exploring Gov. Cuomo’s Education Reform Agenda

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Today we’re talking with Don Carlisto about the list of reforms Governor Cuomo has proposed for Education in New York..  Don is the Co-President of his local teachers association in Saranac Lake and a member of  The New York State United Teachers Union Board of Directors…  We’re Joined in the conversation by Kelsey Darby who…

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