Topics

More Funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport

Adirondack Regional Airport Apron - THUMB

Congressman Bill Owens announced $632,610 in grants awarded to the Adirondack Regional Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to expand the aircraft rescue and firefighting building and the snow removal equipment building. “Local airports like this one are critical for the economy, supporting the continued growth of  tourism and…

CNA Training in Tupper Lake

Mercy CNA grads - THUMB

Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake celebrated the graduation of five students from its latest Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program. The training to become a CNA is rigorous and is designed to prepare students for a career in long term care.  Students receive 156 hours of clinical and laboratory experience and 66 hours of…

2nd Annual Quad Rugby Comes to NCCC Gym Today

Quad-1030x659 - THUMB

The CanAm Rugby Tournament is hosting the 2nd Annual Quad Rugby Tournament for Thursday, July 31st and Friday, August 1st at the 41st Annual CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Quad rugby, aka Wheelchair Rugby, features paralympic athletes who deliver the intensity, determination, and physical exertion/entertainment rugby is legendary for. It is the very game…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

073114 - GILLIBRAND - THUMB

New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices. AUDIO – 073114 – Gillibrand Discusses New Legislation to Protect Students from…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

VA Bill passes House Conference

Bill Owens 150x150 THUMB

Congressman Bill Owens votes to approve the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.. It’s a bill we’ve been hearing about for the past few days which will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.. It went to conference to combine the Senate and House differences and conference report was approved by a wide bipartisan…

Owens Presented with “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

Owens - Spirit of Enterprise Award - THUMB

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Congressman Bill Owens on Wednesday with a prestigious “Spirit of Enterprise” award for his leadership on economic and business issues during the 113th Congress. “My focus as a representative has always been economic growth and job creation, which depends first on the health and success of the private sector,”…

K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

073014 - Gilibrand in Lake Placid - THUMB

The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Skate Park Construction Delayed by Two Weeks

It appears breaking ground on the new Skate Park behind community Bank in Saranac Lake will be delayed another week pending a final review of insurance documents which the contract requires…   Right now, the Skate Park Committee has met all of the requirements of the contract with one exception, they have bids out to insurance…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

VA Gets a Boost from House and Senate

VA BILL Signing - THUMB

Conferees Ok VA Bill House and Senate negotiators late Monday signed a conference committee agreement on legislation that would allocate about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agreement, filed in the House of Representatives shortly before midnight, includes $5 billion for strengthening the VA by recruiting more doctors, nurses and other medical…

K&J – Legislators Discuss Lyme Disease with Trudeau Institute

072914 - Gillibrand 02

Today on the K&J Show, we’re talking about Lyme Disease and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sellati is creating a research center of excellence for the…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Mayor Calnon Proposes Health Insurance Reserve Fund

060614 - Calnon 01

The City of Plattsburgh spends roughly $Six point One Million Dollars on Health Insurance Every year.. But every year, they’re budgeting closer to $Seven Million Dollars.. and in these numbers, there is good news and there is some bad news.. the good news is that even though the city budgeted to spend $2.2 Million Dollars…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Investigating the “IRONMAN Experience

Lake Placid Business Association - THUMB

As IRONMAN weekend approaches, we focus today on The Ironman Experience Committee.. under the umbrella of the Lake Placid Business Association, which has been working to enhance the event experience for attendees and locals by raising awareness of the benefits this event brings to the region. “The economic impact of this event does not end…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

BILL OWENS at Business Council - THUMB

Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

Margaret Street adds Re-Paving to it’s “Diet”

071814 - North Margaret - Georgia Pacific - THUMB

The City Council held a special meeting on Thursday Night to formalize an addition to what City Engineer Kevin Farrington refers to as the Margaret Street Diet near Georgia Pacific..  In the next month or so, Margaret Street from just before McDonalds to Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a center turning…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

072514 - Mountaineers Rugby - THUMB

IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

EVP Volleyball at City Beach

The City of Plattsburgh welcomes The EVP Beach Volleyball Tour, to the City Beach on Lake Champlain for the 2014 Adirondack Coast Pro-Am. This Beach Volleyball Tour has been hosting vents since 1994.. Tomorrow is a culmination of Volley Kids Camps which took place through the past week and workshops for older athletes looking to…

Sinfonietta in Harrietstown Town Hall Tonight

SARANAC LAKE 07/25/14 – The Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Community Bank are holding a free concert tonight. They’re also inviting students, adult amateurs and area professionals to join them in the performance of Aaron Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Theme” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes” Music Director Ron Spigelman says he’s excited about…

Two Die in High Speed Chase Through Ray Brook

The State Police continue to investigate a fatal collision that has now claimed the life of one other person. A 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck collided with a 2009 Honda Fit on State Route 86 in Ray Brook shortly before 2 p.m. following a brief pursuit by State Police. The Lake Placid Police Department had…

City Council Considers “Oil Train Task Force”

Rachelle Armstrong - Plattsburgh City Council Ward 1a - THUMB

A Canadian Pacific train was headed south over the Saranac River with a majority of DOT-111 Oil Cars in tow and Ironically, this particular train went by just as the City council was preparing to discuss an Oil Train Task Force proposed by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong.. The City Council is meeting again Thursday evening and once…

DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

072414 - Rail Corridor - THUMB

July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.