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Clinton County on the “Way to Wellville”

Clinton County has been selected as one of 10 finalists in a national Way to Wellville Contest. A look at The contest is sponsored by the group HICCup and they’re in town today for a special visit to the area.. HICCup is a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage a rethinking of…

Disk Golf at Cadyville Park

The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting Chains for Charity III this coming Saturday.. at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course.  The tournament will support Sierra Reynolds, who is from Altona, New York.  Sierra has been battling kidney disease since she contracted e-coli at the age of 2.  She has been through numerous surgeries, but most…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

Adjusting the 4th Grade in Bloomingdale

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The Saranac Lake School District, as with many other districts in our region is looking to maximize their resources and Superintendent Diane Fox says it’s important to remember that the focus should always be on what’s best for the kids…  One adjustment she’s implementing this Fall is a slight adjustment in the number of students…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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Town of Plattsburgh Plans 6 New Parcels on Route 3

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Cadyville Park in the Town of Plattsburgh will be getting a new look on Route 3 this fall.. That’s because the Town Board has voted to retain a surveyor to mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3.. As you may know, The town has operated a park there for years but…

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What Does School Really Look Like in the Summer?

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There’s an interesting perspective that we gain from being in places like a school building, in a section where there is no activity except for the annual “Spring Cleaning” ritual which has become routine for the maintenance staff at Petrova School in Saranac Lake..  The Saranac Lake Central School Board meets regularly in the library…

K&J – DEC Wilderness Technician Ben Tabor on Nusiance Bears

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The number of reports of nuisance bears targeting more populated areas in July increases noticeably over May and June.. and Today in the K&J Show, we’re speaking with Ben Tabor who is a Wildlife Technician at the DEC in Raybrook…  We caught up with Ben at “Colby Camp” which is a weekly summer camp for…

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S.L. School Board Appoints Dennis Dwyer to Open Seat

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is back at full strength this morning.. They’ve chosen Dennis Dwyer to fill the seat recently vacated by School Board President Deb Lennon.. At Wednesdays Meeting, The School Board’s new President Clyde Baker proposed three names for final consideration.. Lisa Paschke who was the next highest vote getter in…

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K&J – Old Stone Barracks Named “One of Seven”

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Today on the K&J show we’re talking about an announcement on Tuesday Evening from the Friends of the Old Stone Barracks and official recognition from the Preservation League of New York State who has announced the naming of the Barracks as one of their top 7 historic locations in the state…  There were about 120…

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Adirondack Council Announces 1st Annual Diversity Symposium

Civil rights leaders, community activists, social scientists and organizations will get together in this wild central Adirondack Park community in mid-August to discuss the need to broaden diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender-identity among this enormous park’s residents and visitors. A symposium entitled Towards a More Diverse Adirondacks will feature an entire day…

Colby Center Medical Director Honored

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Dr. Michael Upton, the medical director of the Colby Center for Behavioral Health at Adirondack Medical Center, was recently honored with a Service to Medicine and Community Award. The award was presented by the University of Vermont, College of Medicine at the 2014 Medical Alumni Association’s annual reunion.  The Service to Medicine and Community Award,…

Another Win for Research at Trudeau Institute

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Trudeau Institute researcher awarded American Lung Association grant SARANAC LAKE, New York (August 5, 2014) – Trudeau Institute researcher Alexei V. Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded a highly-competitive research grant from the American Lung Association (ALA). The grant is intended to provide seed monies over a two-year period to a junior investigator researching the…

Extreme Environmental Group Appeals ACR Project Ruling

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The Extreme Environmental Groups that originally filed the Article 78 Lawsuit trying to put a halt to the Adirondack Club and Resort Project in Tupper Lake report they’ve filed a motion seeking an appeal of the appellate’s unanimous decision striking down their law suit. According to papers from PROTECT and the Sierra Club, The return…

Ground Preparations Begin on Fairfield / Marriott Project

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The Ground work has been laid and activity is beginning on the construction site of the New Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Plattsburgh… Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett says the new facility will be good for the community.. and he says there were a few issues with the Fairfield Marriott plans.. but they were able to straighten…

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K&J – Heart Health & Cardiology with Dr Anthony Tramontano

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On “The K&J Show” today we’re headed to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake… and if you come in the main entrance and make your way past the lobby to the left, you’ll find the cardiology department down the hallway on the right… It’s actually centrally located between three connecting hallways in the center of…

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UPDATE: Work Planned on Station Street – Paving Tuesday

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Tuesday August 5th – LAKE PLACID – If you’re traveling in Lake Placid this morning, you’ll still need to get around Station Street.. Village Trustee Art Devlin says they’ve completed the underground work but the cones are still up and the contractor will be completing the paving portion of the project today…  So one more…

Oil Train Task Force is Going County-Wide

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong has been spearheading the development of a task force to look into the issue of trains loaded with Bakken Crude Oil rolling through the City and she’s recently developed a plan that includes not only local officials, but also county emergency management officials and representatives from many different communities affected by…

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Gillibrand Introduces New Cyber-Security Laws

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A New Cyber Information Sharing Tax Credit Would Incentivize Critical Infrastructure Businesses to Join Information-Sharing Organizations to Strengthen Their Cyber Security On the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Report last week, the report’s authors outlined current threats to our national security in a document called “Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report.” The authors – members of the original 9/11 Commission – concluded that…

More Funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport

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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…