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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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State Owns Broadway Lot

The village of Saranac Lake will not be selling the small parking lot on the corner of Upper roadway and Bloomingdale Avenue because—as it turns out—the village does not own the lot—It’s actually owned by the State of New York.. In an email to WNBZ, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sliver of land…

K&J – Adirondack Council’s Willie Janeway

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The New Executive Director of the Adirondack Council joins us in the K&J show Thursday Morning.. William C. (Willie) Janeway returned to the Adirondacks to become the Executive Director and leader of the Adirondack Council in May 2013 after close to six years as the Regional

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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Job Growth in NY Under National Trends

For the first time in six years, national job growth rates have exceeded those in New York State, according to a new report on economic trends released by New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “The good news, he says, is that New York’s job count has increased above its pre-recession levels,” “The bad news is that, over the past year, the state has fallen short of the national growth rate in several major employment sectors.

Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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To Beer or Not to Beer / A Sixer Pale Ale

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Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere is upset with a letter to the Editor in the Adirondack Daily

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K&J – Lake Placid School Board .. Heads Back to School

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Back to school season is in full swing and that holds true for administrators and teachers.. In New York State.. The State Education Board will begin year number two with a focus on the common core standards… New York was among a handful of states which implemented the common core testing

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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K&J – Bonus Rewind – Universal Pre-K / An Interview with Doug’s Place Director Rhonda Preston

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A family’s complaint in July leads to the removal of a local pre-school director from the role of child care in August.. We spoke in a recent K&J show (May 21st, 2013) with Doug’s Place Director Rhonda Preston. During the Morning News, we aired excerpts of that program.

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North Elba Officials Support Hotel Projects

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The Town of North Elba gives its support to the Lake Flower Avenue Hotel Project… There are Three Motels on Lake Flower Avenue which own waterfront on LakeFlower and PontiacBay, if the project can continue to move forward, they will be torn down in favor of one new 6 story hotel in the architectural style of the old Riverside Hotel in SaranacLake..

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American Airlines Merger in Limbo

AUDIO – 081513 – American Airlines Merger Plan in Limbo American Airlines parent AMR Corp. plans to ask a bankruptcy judge on Thursday to approve its turnaround plan that includes a merger with US Airways, even though the federal government has sued to block the deal. The hearing in New York had been expected to be…

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State Watches Lake Placid ER

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The Board of Directors at Adirondack Health are moving to create an ad hoc committee made up of members of the community and of the hospital who will help to finalize the hours for the Lake Placid Emergency Room…

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Joining Forces on Community Development

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A Community Development Grant has come through for Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.. Peggy Mousaw says the purpose of the grant is to update and revise the joint plan between both municipalities. She asked the board for their approval and following a quick discussion, the board endorsed the grant and it’s objectives..

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Walking Mountain Bike Trails at Mt Pisgah

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On July 1st, 2013, Dewey Mountain officially opened it’s mountain biking trails with a different kind of Ribbon Cutting.. Adrian Heyden and his friend Jasper rode through the ribbon at the end of the Trail… The next phase of the trail project for The Village of Saranac Lake is at Mt Pisgah…

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K&J – Herb Clark, Adk 46er #1

Recently, Heb Clark was honored by the Adirondack Mountain Club for his achievements in becoming the first person to hike the 46 high peaks about 4,000 feet in the Adirondacks. This K&J show originally aired in May of 2013 following the presentation of a new headstone at his grave site to honor the accomplishment.

The first 46ers were brothers Robert and George Marshall and their guide and family friend Herbert Clark. The Marshalls thought up the idea after spending much of their childhood in the region and examining the collection of Verplank Colvin maps owned by their father, Louis Marshall. They devised criteria for the high

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K&J – PROTECT Arcticle 78 Lawsuit

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In March of 2012, we spoke with ARISE Chairman Jim Lavalley and David Tomberlain the President of the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce about the impact of another delay forced on the Adirondack Club and Resort Project on Big Tupper. The delay is a result of an Article 78 Lawsuit which was filed following APA approval of the project. This week marks the 20th anniversary of

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Gillibrand needs just a few votes

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The issue of Sexual Assault in the Military continues to make news – even on the Daily Show – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is

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