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Governor Cuomo Outlines 2014 Agenda for New York State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 State of the State Address, outlining a sweeping agenda which builds on the success of the last three years to change the direction of New York State: reducing spending below inflation and personal income growth for the first time in 40 years, transforming a $10 billion deficit into…

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K&J – Lake Placid Central School Board Facilitates Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is in the midst of developing a new long term strategic plan with the help of a 40 member advisory group led by Bill Rusak who himself has 40 years of combined experience as a union representative, Human Resources Executive, Consultant, Business Owner and Corporate Executive with businesses including…

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New Visions for High School Seniors

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Under the guidance of Adirondack Health staff, six local high school seniors are building a healthcare career resume by applying classroom work to hands-on experience. The students are gaining both knowledge and experience through the Health Occupations Program, an educational partnership between Adirondack Health and the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton counties’ BOCES program.  They begin the program as…

Winter Carnival Buttons Available

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The 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival button is available at merchants throughout the Village of Saranac Lake, and also in Bloomingdale.  The button costs $4. The merchants selling buttons in Saranac Lake are Ace Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Adirondack Liquor, Amanda’s Village Motel, Ampersound, Bear Essentials Apparel, Belvedere Restaurant, Blue Line Sports, Blue…

No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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Winter Carnival Gets a Princess and a Button

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North Country Community College has announced that Briana Muñoz was elected by fellow NCCC students attending the Saranac Lake campus to be the next Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Princess. Briana is actively engaged with the college community and the community at large. On campus, she tutors in the Learning Assistance Center and is the Secretary…

K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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Rice Formally Joins Franklin County Legislature

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Franklin County Opens their business for the new year with some new County Legislators.. One of whom represents the Southern end of the County; Legislator Barb Rice… She was officially sworn in Monday afternoon.. We spoke with her following the meeting. “I’m looking forward to getting to work.” Rice Said, “and I’m excited to have…

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Locking in Plattsburgh’s 2014 Tax Rate

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The first major decision for new Council members in the City of Plattsburgh comes this week as Thursday will mark the vote to lock in the City’s Tax Rate…   Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon tells WNBZ the new council does have the ability to amend the budget when necessary.. The key vote will be to solidify…

Excellence in Nursing at AMC

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A nurse on the Medical Floor at Adirondack Medical Center has been named the 2013 recipient of the Meghan E. Handler Excellence in Nursing Award. Addie Desmarais, a registered nurse, was recognized recently for her exceptional work in patient care.   “She is involved with the orientation of nearly every new hire and exemplifies the utmost in…

More Public Comment and Strategic Planning for the City of Plattsburgh

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In Lake Placid, The Comprehensive Plan is in it’s final stages of approval after several years of gathering input and comment from the public.. And following a final joint session of the Village of Lake Placid and The Town of North Elba which will include a public hearing later this month, that document will most…

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First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Banners and Buttons in the New Year

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On Stage Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall on New Years Eve… besides The Lustre Kings and the River Rat Rhythm Project, are some additional first night banners which have moved from their home at the Library into the Town hall for the celebration… Holly Huber is in charge of the banners… Each year, one of…

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First Night Saranac Lake – Opening Ceremonies

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Not as cold as many were expecting in the Adirondacks for the first night celebrations.. And a new layer of snow kept the streets clean for the First Night Celebrations… Inside the Harrietstown Town Hall, we caught up with Sue Patterson, one of the Co-Chairs of First Night, now in it’s 8th year in Saranac…

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K&J – Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel

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As part of First Night we found ourselves in many different venues but we’ve decided to feature a presentation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Songs of Travel.. it’s Sung by Dr George Spicer Cook at the John Black Room at the Original Saranac Laboratory of Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau, and now home to Historic Saranac Lake……

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Kasprzack’s Final Day as Mayor of Plattsburgh

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Today is the last day in office for Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzack.. On New Year’s Day tomorrow at 1pm, Mayor Elect James Calnon will be sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in the Auditorium at City Hall… City Court Judge Mark Rogers will deliver the Oath of Office to Calnon and to the incoming Common…

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Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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First Night 2014

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First Night Saranac Lake is shifting into high gear. It’s the 8th annual event is focused on an alcohol free, family oriented celebration of the arts to welcome in 2014…  On the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Sue Patterson and Connie Langdon, co-chairs of the event, and First Night Saranac Lake Treasurer Nancy Labombard… …

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Cape Air Sponsors Opening Winter Carnival Fireworks

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The opening fireworks display on Feb. 1 will be sponsored by Cape Air, while long-time fireworks sponsor Guide Boat Realty returns to sponsor the closing fireworks ceremony on Feb. 9.  The fireworks displays are well attended and a crowd favorite during the Winter Carnival.  The displays are particularly dramatic since they take place behind the…

New Report Confirms Support for Adirondack Club and Resort

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The ADK Works campaign has released the results of its public opinion survey gauging the attitudes and opinions of Adirondack residents on the people and issues affecting their local communities, including the development of the Adirondack Club and Resort (ACR) project. Two key findings from the survey reveal: > 71 percent of Adirondack residents with a…

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