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DEC / ADK celebrate National Trails Day at Northvill Trailhead

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) celebrated National Trails Day* and the 90th anniversary of the Northville-Placid Trail on Saturday by dedicating the relocation of the Northville Trailhead to Waterfront Park in Fulton County. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says “DEC, the Adirondack Mountain Club and others…

25% of 3rd – 8th Graders Opting Out of State Testing

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It seems like testing never ends for students in all grade levels, whether mandated by the state or otherwise and Saranac Lake Superintendent Diane Fox says the number of students who opted out of the English Language Arts test in grades 3 through 8 was 90 out of 600.. Interestingly she says, ELA comes first and…

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Adirondack Council Joins Coalition to Fight Spread of Invasives

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Adirondack Council: “The State Needs New Laws, Money to Protect Water in the Adirondack Park and Statewide” ALBANY, N.Y. – As the summer boating and tourism season begins, a coalition of environmental organizations today called on state lawmakers to make a major, new commitment to fighting the spread of invasive species that are already harming…

K&J – Compelling Testimony at a Hearing on Heroin and Opioids

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The New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction hearing Chaired by Long Island Senator Phil Boyle heard compelling testimony from providers, prosecutors, detectives, parents and patients. All of whom are involved in the drug trade in one way or another and who were on hand to speak with Senator Boyle and…

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History Matters Series Continues

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Historic Saranac Lake hosts a talk by Bruce Austin on Thursday…  It’s titled “The American Arts and Crafts Movement in New York State” The talk is part of the Historic Saranac Lake’s History Matters Series and is hosted in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. The American Arts and Crafts Movement, or “mission,”…

$684,000 in Grants for Adirondack Regional Airport

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Congressman Owens announced a combined $2,558,750 in Federal Aviation Administration grants on Wednesday. The grants are awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to several regional airports in northern New York. “Our regional airports are a vital resource for local business travelers and tourists,” said Congressman Owens. “Many connect travelers to larger airline hubs and support business…

Duprey Pledges Support for “Brittany’s Law”

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) is pledging her support to Assembly Bill 8916, also know as “Brittany’s Law.” This legislation would create a violent offender registry with the hopes it can help protect the public from violent offenders and convicted felony offenders reentering the community who could be potential threats to the individuals and families…

Mostly Positive Results for School Budgets – Minerva is the Exception

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81% of Voters in Lake Placid give the green light to Superintendent Roger Catania and the Lake Placid School Board to move forward with their proposed budget..  529 turned out for the vote in Lake Placid, the passed the budget, and although there were a few glitches in Wilmington, Lake Placid’s School Board will have…

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K&J – Republican Congressional Candidate Elise Stefanik

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The K&J show, is named after WNBZ’s previous Owners Jim and Keela Rogers who used to produce the program every Tuesday and Thursday mornings..  It was called the K&J show and Keela and Jim would interview members of the community in the primary studio of WNBZ. Back then, the person being interviewed would be seated…

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NCCC Commencement Ceremonies

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The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers..   Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s..…

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Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week this week, Congressman Owens is highlighting the economic importance of small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year marks the 51st annual National Small Business Week honoring the vital role of small businesses and the passion of U.S. entrepreneurs. “Small businesses are critical for U.S. economic growth and job creation,…

K&J – Cornell Uihlein Maple Research – Dr Michael Farrell

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re considering the possibilities when it comes to more efficient maple syrup production in the Northeast.. Join us for a look at new technology and additional streams of revenue in the maple industry, including Birch, and Walnut.. We’re speaking today with Congressman Bill Owens and The Director of the Cornell…

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Adirondack Park Population Declining

A newly published report identifies four dominant trends shaping life inside the Adirondack Park: • The Park’s population is declining at a steadily increasing pace; • The median age in the Park is eight years older than in the rest of New York State and, more strikingly, five years older than in the communities outside…

Gillibrand Legislation Would Ease Student Debt in New York

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New York College graduates are saddled with an estimated $60 billion in student loan debt and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her push for legislation that would help tens of millions of graduates find some relief…. National student loan debt is now approximately $1.2 trillion dollars, surpassing auto loan and credit card debt, and…

DEC Recreational Facilities Opening

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann says the Second Pond Boat Launch Site, Saranac Lakes Island Campgrounds and the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain will be open and staffed beginning Friday, May 23rd. *We are pleased to have these popular recreational facilities open for Memorial Day weekend,*…

Sea Lamprey Barrier – Grand Opening Thursday

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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00AM representatives of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge, Quebec will officially open the new and state-of-the-art sea lamprey barrier. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will present information on the construction, operation, and importance of the new barrier.. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Teams Up With Local School Districts to Build Leaders

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The notion of a solitary Superman or Superwoman heading up a school doesn’t hold water any more, according to SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Dean Steve Danna. That’s why he has collaborated with four local districts to write “Strengthening Teacher Leader Effectiveness” grants. These provide schools the means to train a league of heroes who can band…

Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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Gillibrand / Senators Condemn Boko Haram Kidnappings

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined all twenty Senate women in sending a bipartisan letter led by U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)  to President Obama condemning the abduction and mistreatment of more than 200 girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria and calling for additional international sanctions…