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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

"Prepackaged" Common Core standards leave lawmakers grumbling

Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, saying it’s kind of…

Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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Rouses Point Man Arrested on Child Pornography

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On August 29, 2014, State Police arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel J. Jarbeau of Rouses Point, for possessing child pornography. Subsequent to a search warrant and an investigation conducted by the New York State Police Troop B Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Computer Crimes Unit, Jarbeau was charged with Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child, a…

Gabriels man arrested following domestic dispute

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On August 28, 2014, at approximately 8 p.m., State Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 34 County Route 60, Lot 4 in Gabriels. 33-year-old Jonathan D. Michael shoved a 34-year-old female victim at that address during an altercation, violating an active order of protection. Troopers also determined that a 10-year-old female…

Body Discovered In Massena

On August 29, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., SP Massena BCI and Uniform personnel responded to a report of a body located off State Route 420 in the town of Massena.  Responding State Police personnel secured the scene, which is being processed by the Troop B Forensic Identification Unit. St. Lawrence County Coroner Jamie Sienkiewycz  responded to…

Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bisso who is a republican candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bisso faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show,…

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Autopsy Confirms Drowning in Paul Smith’s Student Death

On August 27, 2014, Dr. C. Francis Varga performed an autopsy on the body of Nicolas G. Pendl at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Varga determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning which was precipitated by a seizure. Pendl had a known, preexisting seizure disorder. Franklin County Coroner…

Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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K&J – In Depth with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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The Republican Primary is September 9th, 2014. Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is pushing for voter turnout. “Too much apathy can be a bad thing,” she says during our conversation, “If people make assumptions and don’t show up to the polls, things could be different. It’s important that everyone who is registered get out to vote and…

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NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…

Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Missing Girls Found Alive

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — Two missing Amish sisters were found alive Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family’s roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but apparently unharmed at a home in Richville,…

AMBER ALERT -

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The St. Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s has activated the New York State AMBER Alert and is investigating a confirmed child abduction that occurred on State Hwy. 812/Mt. Alone Rd., in Town of Oswegatchie at about 7:20 PM on 8/13/2014. The CHILD, Fannie Miller is a White female, approximately 12 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs about 90 pounds. Fannie was last seen wearing dark blue dress with blue apron and black bonnet.…

A Distinguished Health Advocate Award for Bill Owens

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The  National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens.…

Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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Gov. Cuomo & State Legislators Head to Israel

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Before Gov. Cuomo and top state legislators embarked on their trip to Israel Tuesday, Cuomo said the “unity mission” has a clear message during a news conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Governor Cuomo Says.. ” I am very excited and proud to be part of this Unity Delegation that is going to…

Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…