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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

K&J – The Power and Promise of Non Profits

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The Adirondack Non Profit Summit – Thursday November 21st at the WIld Center A daylong summit will examine the impact of our region’s nonprofit organizations. This event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. All those involved in nonprofit organizations — board members, staff, donors…

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Tucker 2000 Groomer Comes to Tupper Lake

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club will become the recipients of a 2005 Tucker 2000 Snowmobile Trail Groomer..    Pete Edwards attended a special meeting of the Town of Tupper Lake on Monday where the board approved their annual budget, which included the issuance of a bond for the purchase of the groomer.. As for the expense…

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New York’s “State of Health”

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The New York State Department of Health says enrollment numbers in the state are meeting or Exceeding their expectations..   Danielle Hollohan is the Deputy Director for the New York State Department of Health.. In a telephone conference on Monday, Hollohan tells WNBZ that as of November 12th, 197,011 New Yorkers have been determined to…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Relief from Healthcare Cancellations Come to the House Friday

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With a bill coming to the floor of the house on Friday, Congressman Bill Owens says he is likely going to vote in favor of allowing people to keep their healthcare if it was cancelled due to ObamaCare. The Congressman spoke with a group participating in a telephone town hall on Tuesday Evening and told…

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Owens “Trade Relationship is Critical”

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens addressed the 19th Annual Canadian American Business Council’s (CABC) Ottawa Summit as part of the conference’s Canada/U.S. Lawmaker Roundtable. The two-day conference focused on the future of Canada-U.S. trade relations. The roundtable included two other panelists, MP Rob Merrifield and MP Don Davies. Owens and his Canadian counterparts discussed cross-border issues and…

State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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K&J – Local Mid Term Election Results – In Depth

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Kim Fitzgerald has borrowed a pair of glasses from Clyde Baker who sits across from here at the “Counting Table” in the Harrietstown Town Hall as independent monitors from both parties, poll workers and officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are all on hand to assure a smooth running election day. We hear Chad…

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SOLD – Camp Gabriels

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The state has finally found a buyer for Camp Gabriels. The state sold the shuttered former minimum-security prison Tuesday to Mohammad Ibrahim of Elmont for $210,777, according to Heather Groll, a spokeswoman for the state Office of General Services. It’s unclear what Ibrahim plans to do with the property. The Enterprise could not immediately reach…

K&J – Bullying Prevention – Don’t Be a Bystander!

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Join us for a conversation with Lake Placid High School Principal Dana Wood, Lake Placid Middle School Principal Theresa Lindsay…..

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Congressman Owens weighs in on Health Care Websites

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Another hearing set for today on what went wrong with the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website. New York Congressman Bill Owens says when it comes to the websites handling of Obamacare, there are some that are doing better than others..  Congressman Owens told us he’s been to the New York site, the DC site, and others…

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Six New “6er” Wines at Saranac Lake Discount Liquors

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There’s a new bottle of Wine at Saranac Lake Discount Liquor, that in itself is nothing new for Sue Ward, but this particular bottle has a new label and a new name, which is already drawing the attention of many in the region because of it’s association with the SaranacLake 6er program… Saranac Lake Mayor…

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Hurricane Sandy Remembered

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Long Island was struggling with a shortage of affordable housing before Hurricane Sandy damaged tens of thousands of structures one year ago. People displaced by the storm are still being helped, many living in hotels, motels or with friends or family.  Jodi Lieberman, program director for disaster case management at Family Service League, said the…

Owens: “Water Bill Benefits North Country”

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Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 417-3. The bill is supported by a coalition of businesses and labor groups and will directly benefit New York water infrastructure. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,…

Governor Cuomo “STARTS UP NY”

Governor Cuomo is rolling out the launch of his tax free zones program for SUNY campuses called START-UPNY, the governor’s initiative creates tax-free zones to attract and grow new businesses across the state. The Governor describes START UP NY as the most ambitious economic development program in New York State’s recent history,” and he continued…