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DEC / ADK celebrate National Trails Day at Northvill Trailhead

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) celebrated National Trails Day* and the 90th anniversary of the Northville-Placid Trail on Saturday by dedicating the relocation of the Northville Trailhead to Waterfront Park in Fulton County. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens says “DEC, the Adirondack Mountain Club and others…

BETA at Mt Pisgah for National Trails Day

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On Saturday, June 7th The Barkeater Trails Alliance celebrates National Trails Day at Mount Pisgah.  How exactly does one celebrate National Trails Day you ask?  Well…it’s easy, you get out there and you build some trail!!  The Alliance says they’ve been making “Some really great progress with a flow trail over at Mt. Pisgah and…

Saranac River Trail Cleanup – June 9th, 2014

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Organizers have picked a perfectly georgeous day to invite residents to get together to help with cleanup of the Saranac River Trail. Participants will meet at Pine Street and the Saranac Street Bridge from 9 am – noon to help with a cleanup of Saranac River Trail. In addition to the cleanup, get together with…

K&J – CTP Presents “The Wizard of Oz” This Weekend

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The Wizard of Oz.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake Tonight, Tomorrow Night and Saturday Night at 7pm..  with another show on Saturday at 11am and a Matinee on Sunday at 2pm…..  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12…  Today on the K&J show…

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K&J – Waterfront Bulding Project Stalls again at the City Docks

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Students from Plattsburgh High School in Mrs Fren’s Government class who attended the City Council Meeting on Thursday evening may have had a unique look at how a relatively new and  inexperienced  municipal council struggles through oversight of simple day to day operational decisions.. Taylor Weitzel is one of those students.. she’s graduating this year…

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Plattsburgh’s Business Expo

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Businesses were gathered together on Thursday for the Business Expo sponsored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce..  Gary Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce.. We asked him for his thoughts on the days activities.. Bruce Lawson is taking over the reigns of Community Development Director in the City of Plattsburgh.. He says…

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SLCS Business Manager Dan Bower Heading to Tupper Lake

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager Dan Bower is heading to a similar position in Tupper Lake…  Bower Announced his resignation from Saranac Lake to the School Board on Wednesday evening in Bloomingdale and we caught up with him Thursday in his office in Saranac Lake.. AUDIO – 060614 –…

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The First Anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the first “First Weekend”  and activities are planned to celebrate the event and invite residents into downtown.. First Weekends in Plattsburgh will be closing City Hall Place, and lower court Saturday at 11:00 AM.  And due to the closure all parking places including the city parking lot on Lower…

FAA Funding Comes Through for Plattsburgh and Lake Placid Airports

Congressman Owens announces two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $1,159,700 awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to airports in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. In an Email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “These airports make travel easier and more convenient for local business leaders, residents and visitors,” “Investing in these facilities will help ensure their long-term viability…

Which Dessert Would You Choose?

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Would you Choose Ice Cream, Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dessert. If you can’t make up your mind, three students presented their arguments to the Saranac Lake Central School Board.. The three first graders  presented their reasons to the Saranac Lake School Board on Wednesday evening at a special location; Every once and a while…

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25% of 3rd – 8th Graders Opting Out of State Testing

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It seems like testing never ends for students in all grade levels, whether mandated by the state or otherwise and Saranac Lake Superintendent Diane Fox says the number of students who opted out of the English Language Arts test in grades 3 through 8 was 90 out of 600.. Interestingly she says, ELA comes first and…

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Three Lake Placid Trolleys Looking for New Life in Private Sector

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The Village of Lake Placid continues a regular rotation of their trolley’s for public transportation..  This year, they’ve asked the county to declare three of their trolleys as surplus.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says there’s a process they go through with Essex County to replenish their inventory of Trolley’s for the village..  Last year, Lake…

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K&J – Mountain Biking Trails in the North Country

On July 1st, 2013, Dewey Mountain officially opened it’s mountain biking trails with a different kind of Ribbon Cutting.. Adrian Heyden and his friend Jasper rode through the ribbon at the end of the Mountain Biking Trails at Dewey Mountain.. And the next phase of the trail project for The Village of Saranac Lake is to…

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A Musical Interlude from The 70s Girls

During the interviews with LP Quinn Students, Jim LaValley had the opportunity to hear from a group of girls dressed in black wigs from the 70s and bright red outfits and during their discussion, they did a routine which they had presented during a talent show…  We bring you a rendition of that with the…

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Adirondack Council Praises New EPA Pollution Controls

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The Adirondack Council is offering praise for the EPA’s new rules requiring cuts in carbon pollution from electric power plants Announced by President Obama recently.. The Goal is to curb the nation’s emissions that lead to global climate change. Wllie Janeway is The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director he says “They are very pleased to see…

K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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VT – Sanders Offers New VA Legislation

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Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is pushing  a comprehensive legislative package to address “reprehensible” behavior by VA officials and to correct underlying problems in access to medical care. “There must be a culture of honesty and accountability within the VA and people who have lied or manipulated data must be punished. But…

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Construction on South Catherine Begins Monday

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Construction is set to begin on South Catherine Street on Monday June 2nd, 2014.. The work according to Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is long overdue.. “I think the people in that neighborhood have been waiting for a long time and I think it’s encouraging to see progress going forward.” Armstrong said, “I’ve heard too many people talk…

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Dewey Lodge Demolition Begins

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Dewey Mountain Recreation Center is breaking ground on new lodge with Site prep to begin in June.. and the focus turns to equipping the new lodge….  The Volunteer group Dewey Mountain Friends says more than 550 households and businesses have contributed $350,000 to the successful capital campaign to construct their new base lodge. And they’re currently…

Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…