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K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Earth Day Trees for Sale – At Lake Placid Electric Dept.

In honor of Earth Day, The Village of Lake Placid Electric Department and the New York Power Authority are partnering again for the 14th year to sell trees.  Administrator for the Tree Power Program, Virginia Partridge says one of the job descriptions for the Lake Placid Electric Department this time of year is selling trees.…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political…

Broadway Construction Update

Construction begins again on the Broadway Project Monday afternoon (April 21st) Broadway will remain open to two way traffic and parking until 1:00 PM and then  At 1:00 PM traffic will revert back to one way traffic with and parking available only in front of the post office.   One way traffic will be traveling…

Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

Intermittent Transmitter for WNBZ

WNBZ has been dealing with a power failure which has affected our transmitter beyond the normal operations of a generator. Because of this the transmitter has been on and off through the weekend and early Monday Morning..  Our broadcast antenna is located approximately 300 feet above the ground on a tower at the top of…

CVPH Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 10:00am

The Annual Easter Egg Hung on the Front Lawn at CVPH is once again planned for Saturday Morning… Organizers say this year’s hunt will include 10,000 Eggs, 310 pounds of Chocolate and “Hundreds of Little Hunters” and we’re told The Easter Bunny as always will be on hand for some great photo opportunities..  The Easter…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…

Saturday – Village Clean up Day

In light of Earth Week and Daffest just around the corner, The Women’s Civic Chamber is hosting Village Clean up day. Civic Chamber member, Janie Bevilacqua is one of the organizers for this event.  She says If anyone is interested in volunteering for Village Clean up day, she says please just show up with a…

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First Weekend Artist Talk

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Artist Talk Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Coinciding with Plattsburgh’s popular “First Weekends,” artist Tom Semeraro will be hosting an Artist Talk Saturday May 3rd 2014 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at the NCCCA Main Gallery to mark the close of his solo exhibition. This night will be the last to take in Semeraro’s spirited mixed…

DEC – Region 5 – Winter Search and Rescue

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER 2013-14 WINTER SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to search and rescue incidents on forest preserve, state forest and conservation easement lands. Working with other State agencies, local emergency response…

Flood Warnings Continue for Low Lying Areas

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A Flood warning continues for low lying areas in New York and Vermont… Especially for Lake Champlain at Rouses Point and points along the Saranac River.. Plattsbrugh DPW Superintendent Mike Brody says the worst spot in the city is Heritage Trail behind the College.. “It’s important to remember that if rapidly flowing water catches you off…

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Cardinal PR Client Search

SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run public relations firm, Cardinal PR, is searching for a new client to focus on in the upcoming academic school year… Cardinal PR’s future president Rhiannon Brown says the public relations services are provided free of charge to local nonprofit organizations in the Plattsburgh Community…  The group is holding client interviews Wednesday, April…

City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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Cuomo Supports National Popular Vote

New York State becomes the latest in a movement supporting a national popular vote as Governor Cuomo signs the legislation into law. The National Popular Vote movement is an interstate effort to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. By signing the bill Governor Cuomo…

K&J – Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Saranac Lake’s Village Budget

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An Interview with Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis  Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Paul Ellis who has been the VIllage Treasurer in Saranac Lake since 2008. Our discussion takes us to the general requirements of a village by the state of New York as well as to the Water and Sewer…

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Broadway Closes for Re-Construction at 6pm Wednesday

The Broadway reconstruction project kicks into high gear this evening… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says The DPW will be doing the initial roadway closure and detour set up starting at around 5pm and by 6pm, Broadway will be closed both ways until morning to accommodate the work by contractor JE Sheehan.  At 6:00 AM…

Town Wide Garage Sale in Lake PLacid

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Lake Placid and the Adirondacks’ green lodging property, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale and Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 19, 2014.This annual community event returns with a new spin, offering residents the opportunity to spring clean during a Community…