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Empire State Winter Games – Underway

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The 35th Empire State Winter Games is now underway in Lake Placid..  It begins every year with the torch run to the Opening Ceremonies at the Olympic Center and the lighting of the Games cauldron. And this year’s Keynote speaker Karen Courtland-Kelly, a 1994 Olympian in figure skating, addressed the athletes with a theme of…

ESWG Torch Run Moves into Lake Placid / Opening Ceremonies

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Three days of torch running, starting Tuesday this week are serving as an appropriate opening for the annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG). The event is set for Feb. 5-8 at venues in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths.  The torch run has been sponsored for the past five years by Stewart’s Shops. Runners and…

Stefanik Named Vice-Chairman of Key Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

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The House Armed Services Committee announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness. “I am grateful to Chairman Thornberry and my colleagues on the Committee for the opportunity to serve in this important position,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Readiness…

Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival Queen and King Candidates

Students at the Lake Placid High School will be choosing a King and Queen from one of the following candidates as the Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival fast approaches.. Elena Bushy is the daughter of Lora and Gary Bushy of Wilmington.  Her family includes Fluffy, J.J., AJ, Lieutenant, Button, and Dill, as well as…

Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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The 2015 Essex County High School Festival Concert

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Every once and a while we take the opportunity to look at how music and art influence our lives.. And for more than 250 high school students Tuesday, an opportunity to share with their peers and experience an opportunity to perform with more than just their classmates…  The Essex County All State Concert is hosted…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau spoke with us on Tuesday afternoon at the Village Offices in the Harrietstown Town Hall and with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival just around the corner, Mayor Rabideau and I began by previewing the Mayor’s Snowball Toss event, which is scheduled to begin at 1pm, Sunday February 8th. Registration for…

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Carl Heastie Replaces Sheldon Silver as Majority Leader

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Carl Heastie has replaced ousted speaker Sheldon Silver as the new Majority Leader in New York’s Assembly. He was first elected as an Assembly Member in 2000 and represents the 83rd District, which covers the Williamsbridge, Wakefield, Edenwald, Eastchester, and Baychester sections of the Northeast Bronx. Heastie is a Democrat. Heastie is also the county leader…

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Stefanik Announces Plattsburgh Office Opening, New District Staff

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) announced the opening of her Plattsburgh office on Wednesday morning.. “I am excited to have our doors open to serve the Plattsburgh community,” said Rep. Stefanik. “Whether you need help with a federal agency, information about services my office can provide, or wish to share your opinion on issues before Congress, I…

Hotel Saranac Sponsors Winter Carnival Gala Parade

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Tuesday Morning that the Gala Parade now has a new sponsor. The Hotel Saranac is sponsoring the Gala Parade which will be held on February 14 at 1 p.m.  The parade will take place on Broadway and Main Street from Hyde’s Mobil to the Lapan Highway. The Winter Carnival Court,…

Stefanik Weighs in on Obama’s Budget

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is commending President Obama for putting forth his budget on time this year. There is much she disagrees with but Stefanik tells WNBZ she is pleased that the President’s plan “Includes needed relief from the sequester’s automatic defense spending cuts. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, restoring this funding…

Report Highlights Recreational Needs in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County and The City’s Recreation Department just recently concluded a study among local residents in Plattsburgh to help re-define the future of recreation.. The Town’s Newest Councilwoman Meg LeFevre says there was a good percentage of response to the joint survey “They have a good range of demographics for the…

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K&J – The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director Willie Janeway

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Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, According to the Adirondack Council, is good news for the Adirondack Park.. And while the Governor didn’t focus as much in his speech on new environmental legislation and funding…  He did include Pro-Adirondack funding among the items in his legislative agenda… Today on the K&J Show, our guest is Willie Janeway.. …

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More Snow !!!

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A winter storm warning is in effect today and continues through 1am tomorrow morning. Today’s forecast is calling for 4 to 8 inches of snow through the North Country with steady temperatures.. Perhaps in the North Country the storm won’t have as much of an impact as it may in Boston where they’re expecting another…

City Council Attends to Problems in West Shore Village

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Plattsburgh’s City Council has decided to look carefully at a capital project to repair some of the sidewalks in West Shore Village..   Councilman Mike Kelly says he might bring a prospective employer to view one of the city’s newest developments, but he wouldn’t want to bring them too close.. “It’s time to stop making excuses for…

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Congresswoman Stefanik at Clarkson, Crane – Continues Higher Education Tour

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Thursday on part of her Higher Education Tour at Clarkson University.. Where she tweeted about her discussions which included a discussion about immunoengineering and bio mechanics with members of the Clarkson faculty as well as Faculty from Trudeau Institute.. We asked Elise for her thoughts and she said she was very…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Schedule

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This abridged schedule for the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival includes all of the activities and events during Winter Carnival February 6th through the 15th, along with some additional dates for the slide show encore and volunteer diner. We’ve highlighted some of the key elements of the 2015 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Some of those…

SUNY Plattsburgh “STARTS-UP NY” with New Digital Sineage Company

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A Montreal-based multimedia solutions company will begin operations in early 2015 on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh, combining a net 17 new jobs with student learning and internship opportunities as part of the state’s START-UP NY program. Eye-In-Media, a marketing and technology company that specializes in digital signage, digital menu boards, and Wi-Fi network management,…

Adirondack Council at NYS Legislative Hearing

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The Adirondack Council called on the NYS Legislature today to improve upon pro-Adirondack budget proposals made by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and to dedicate additional funding for protecting clean water, fighting invasive species and preserving open spaces in the largest park in the contiguous United States. Protecting a clean and healthy environment in the Adirondack Park…

City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…