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It’s Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

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The DEC has named this week Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week..  and they’re asking residents to become familiar with this intrusive little bug so that they can keep better track of where this tree killer’s path of destruction may lead next…   The emerald ash borer, first discovered in New York in 2009, is an invasive…

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Lake Placid 2014 Volunteers of the Year

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The Lake Placid North Elba National Volunteer Week Committee has selected both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for 2014. Dean Dietrich, of Lake Placid, is the 2014 adult volunteer honoree. The two youth volunteer honorees, Julianna Matos and Tony Miller, are both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool. Dean Dietrich, a recently retired…

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The Lake Placid Volunteer Week Committee has named Dean Dietrich as this year’s Volunteer of the Year..   Both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year have been chosen in fact for 2014. The two youth volunteer honorees are Julianna Matos and Tony Miller… They’re both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool.  Dean recently retired from…

Lake Placid Bridgework Delayed

It’s going to be a few more weeks before construction is complete on Route 73 in The Village of Lake Placid.. Village Trustee Art Devlin Says the portion of the project focused on the Trunk Sewer Line is still finishing on time.. “Right now it looks like the road will re-open on Friday for Memorial…

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Flushing Hydrants in Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake, DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says they’ll be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning.. The work will continue through Friday this week..  Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and the work will move towards the LakeColby end of the Village as…

“Re-Centralizing” a De-Centralized Plattsburgh Government

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In years past, The City of Plattsburgh under the guidance of then Mayor Clyde Rabideau worked under a system of decentralized management that gave managers the autonomy to manage their departments independently of each other..  In the never ending search for savings, Plattsburgh’s Current Mayor, Jim Calnon is looking to Re-Centralize certain aspects of municipal…

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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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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Ceremonies Saturday

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It’s the K&J Show here on WNBZ and today we’re looking back at a weekend full of excitement for more than a thousand graduates at SUNY Plattsburgh who attended the SUNY Commencements on Saturday.. In fact, there are regularly two commencements, in order to accommodate all of the students who are receiving degrees and their…

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Strand Welcomes New Executive Director

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New Executive Director Named for the Strand Theatre and North Country Cultural Center for the Arts The Strand Theatre and North Country Cultural Center for the Arts says Jessica Dulle has been hired as their new Executive Director. Dulle’s experience will lead both the Strand Theatre and the North Country Cultural Center of the Arts as…

Stroke Support Group Meets May 21st

Surviving a life-changing event such as a stroke often begins a journey of adjustment, not just for the survivor but for family members, friends and caregivers. Adirondack Health will host a Stroke Support Group meeting on Wednesday, May 21 in the 1st Floor Conference Room at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake from 3-4:30 p.m. …

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,…

Councilor Kelly “Plattsburgh Elections Should Parallel Presidential Election”

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Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly says he’d like to see more voter participation in City Government and he’s proposing a concept that would allow for city elections to Parallel the Presidential schedule.. Kelly says in 2007 there were 19,886 people who showed up to vote in Plattsburgh.. then close to $31,000 in 2008 during the Presidential Election..…

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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…

CVPH Community Lecture – May 21st

The West Side Ballroom (253 New York Road) is the location of the next CVPH Community Lecture, “Decision Making As An Older Adult With Diabetes” planned for  Wednesday, May 21. The guest speaker is Julie Bynum, MD, MPH of DartmouthHitchcockMedicalCenter.  Registration and light refreshments begin at 5:30 p.m. and Dr. Bynum’s program at 6. Dr.…

Holding Back Invasive Species in the Adirondacks

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A new report—Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Recommendations for the Adirondack Region—is now available to help guide decisions on where to prioritize actions to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS). This first-time analysis for the Adirondack region summarizes the best available science, analyzes current AIS distribution and boater…

History Matters – Images of America

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Historic Saranac Lake will host the second talk of the spring “History Matters” speaker series, a presentation by Neil Surprenant of photographs from his new Arcadia book, Images of America: Saranac Lake. Mr. Surprenant will give an all-new presentation, showing photos not yet seen from the book. “Images of America: Saranac Lake” chronicles the development of the village from…

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…

Paul Smith’s Cutting Costs

Paul Smith’s College President John Mills announced a series of measures Tuesday to address significant fiscal challenges the institution faces. Those measures include a 12 percent reduction to the college’s 190-person workforce. Twenty-three full- and part-time jobs will be cut, including faculty, staff and administrators. Eleven of the job losses are layoffs, and 12 will be from…

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,*…