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Saranac Lake Village Election

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Residents in The Village of Saranac Lake weren’t terribly motivated to vote on Tuesday in the Village’s Mayoral Election.. Polls were open at the Town Hall from Noon until 9pm and a total of 546 residents came out to vote.. actually 547 signed in at the desks and verified their voting status but only 546…

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Education Forum Questions Common Core Testing

High Stakes Standardized Testing and the Effects of the Common Core Education Standards on Students, Teachers, and school administrators.. That’s the topic of an education forum in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening..  The weather didn’t put the damper on an education forum in Yokum Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening…   At issue, the question of high…

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K&J – SUNY Students Highlight Ted K. Community Center

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The Music you’re hearing in the background of this K&J show is from a special video made by Students at Plattsburgh State University about the Ted K Center – A center for youth which provides educational, social and recreational services to youth and families residing in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Developments…  Five of these Students…

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Village Elections Today in Saranac Lake

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Residents in The Village of Saranac Lake head to the polls today from Noon until 9pm and there are two lines on the ballot..  one for Village Mayor and one for Village Trustee.. There are three candidates running for two open Village Trustee Seats.. Trustees Allie Pelletieri and Tom Catillaz are the incumbents. They’re being…

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WORLD TB DAY is March 24th

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The World’s finest researchers will once again focus on Saranac Lake as World TB Day approaches in just one week from now… World TB Day is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of several million people each year, mostly in developing countries. World…

K&J – Team Plattsburgh, A Collaboration Between City and Town

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The City of Plattsburgh and the Town of Plattsburgh are developing a new level of collaboration called Team Plattsburgh..  At a special meeting of councilors and department heads the two municipalities began to work on the questions of sharing resources, specialized skills, contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of local government and achieving cost reductions based…

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Karen Bisso Receives Conservative Party Support

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Karen Bisso, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 115th District, has received the endorsement of the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party. Bisso has been teaching for 28 years in the Plattsburgh City School District and she says she has also received the endorsement of the Franklin County Conservatives for the primary runoff…  Bisso says there…

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Harvest for All Program Reaches New Highs for Food Banks

New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton says their “Harvest for All” program is at it’s peak… in fact, the effort has had its best year yet.” According to the farm bureau, farmers across the state in 2013 gave nearly 9.3 million pounds of food to regional food banks including those in upstate, New York…

Affordable Care Act Deadline Fast Approaching

In a teleconference Thursday afternoon, State exchange directors from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, New York, and Washington spoke about their ongoing efforts to implement health care coverage marketplaces in their respective states by the upcoming deadline of March 31st in accordance with Affordable Care Act. Lisa Sbrana, Counsel of New York State of Health , Says they…

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Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from…

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K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett. In addition to a meeting with City Councilors and department heads in the City, the town has been the beneficiary of the work of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council with transportation manufacturing receiving the benefits of the Governor’s $180 Million…

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K&J – Snow Removal, Sidewalks and the Plattsburgh DPW

The snowfall in the north country is above 12 inches as a result of this most recent storm. In February, following the ice storm, we found ourselves at the Plattsburgh City Department of Public Works with DPW Superintendent Mike Brody…   Our conversation begin on the main floor just downstairs from Mike’s Office which is upstairs…

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North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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K&J – Previewing Lake Placid High Schools “Willy Wonka – The Musical”

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Today in the K&J show, we find ourselves immersed in the classic 1964 fictional children’s novel by Roald Dahl called Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.. In Lake Placid, Kim Weems is Directing a Musical version for the stage at the High School Auditorium this weekend… It’s called.. Willy Wonka The Musical..  and our look at…

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Duprey Speaks to NYSCOPBA Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Janet L Duprey attended a NYSCOPBA-sponsored rally at the Capitol on Tuesday where she spoke to hundreds of correction officers and supporters from across the state, including several from Chateaugay. The rally was a protest against the governor’s proposal to close four correctional facilities. Duprey says “She will continue to work with my colleagues…

New York State Adds 69,000 Finch Pruyn Acres to Forest Preserve

New York State is adding 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve formerly owned by Finch Pruyn & Company.. Governor Cuomo says there are also now $875,000 in available grants for projects to develop sites within the AdirondackPark and further position the region as a world-class tourism and recreation destination. Governor Cuomo says “Expanding the…

Cuomo Highlights Snowmobiling in Franklin County

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Snowmobiling in the North Country is on the Map this week following Governor Cuomo’s Visit to the region..  Our look at the activity begins with Jim McCulley who is one of the snowmobilers on hand for Governor Cuomo’s Arrival.. Governor Cuomo Arrived at the Adirondack Peak Experience and spoke with the media before he left for…

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K&J – Removing the Funding Gap (Elimination Adjustment)

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Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Winter Challenge brings notoriety to the North Country and on Sunday, as legislators from the southern parts of New York State Arrived at the Lake Placid Convention Center, another group was there to greet them.. Teachers… When it comes to the Gap Elimination Adjustment there are several issues.. One is that the…

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Brew Ski Rescheduled for Saturday

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A little Irish spirit is coming to the trails of the Tupper Lake Cross Country Ski Center this Saturday. The inaugural Tupper Lake Brew-Ski Trail will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the TupperLakeCrossCountrySkiCenter.  The Chamber’s Event’s Coordinator Michelle Clement says “Participants can Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe the golf course loop while sampling…

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Lake Placid High School Congratulates Erin Weaver / David Knapik

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The Lake Placid High School announcea the Class of 2014 Valedictorian: Erin Weaver and the Salutatorian: David Knapik Valedictorian Erin Weaver, daughter of Tim and Kate Weaver of Lake Placid, NY, has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2014. Erin, a member of the National Honor Society and High Honor Roll has pursued Advanced…