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APA’s Excellence Award Goes to Saranac Lake 6er Program

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The Adirondack Park Agency gives the Village of Saranac Lake an Award for excellence for the Village’s “6er” initiative.. The Award comes as part of Local Government Day at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid… Mayor Rabideau says The Saranac Lake 6er Program was created to spur local tourism.. The Program began last year…

Plattsburgh Council Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh Womens’ Hockey Team

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team is recognized by Plattsburgh City Mayor Jim Calnon.. On March 22nd, the Women Cardinals defeated Manhattanville at the Stafford Ice Arena three to two to take the title and join Elmire and Middlebury as the only programs with multiple national titles in the books.. Mayor Calnon presented 6 seniors…

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Saranac Lake School Board Approves $28.3 Million Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board Approves a $28.3 Million Dollar Budget on Wednesday Night but as School Board President Deb Lennon says, They’re living within their means and working with what they have… Lennon says it’s a painstaking process, especially this year.. It’s been excruciating she says and it has not been an easy job..The…

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K&J – The Lake Placid Development Commission

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Dean Dietrich, the Chairman of the Lake Placid, North Elba Development Commission… A new name for the group who, for the past several years have been working towards completion of the Comprehensive Plan for Lake Placid…   We’ll look at their progress, and the group’s plans for…

Winter Carnival is Groovin’ in the 60s

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The 2015 Winter Carnival Theme is the “Groovy 60’s” The theme was chosen from the top five ideas generated at the Committee’s March meeting which had been gathered from the public: Adirondack Fiesta, Beach Party, Groovy 60’s, Haunted Adirondacks and Prehistoric Park. Colleen O’Neill, is the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Publicity Chair “The Committee also…

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Teachers Feeling The School Budget Pinch

School Boards Across the North Country are dealing with declining revenue, much of which is being withheld from New York State in the form of the Gap Elimination Adjustment which is disproportionately affecting smaller more rural districts and putting many in the situation which has been seen in Saranac Lake this year…Don Carlisto is the…

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Network Glitch Plagues WNBZ

A glitch in the network switching at the WNBZ studios in Saranac Lake on Wednesday caused an internal failure in the digital operations and brought the broadcast faculties as well as the online content to a halt for more than three hours. The resulting switch to backup systems is typically seamless but as with any…

O’Connell; Increase Ambulance Staffing, Maximize Revenue

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The City of Plattsburgh is reviewing the possibility of expanding their ambulance service… Right now, the overflow is handed to several outside organizations including CVPH but as Councilman Paul O’Connell Says.. Growing revenue for the city could be as simple as adjusting the staffing.. Randy Stone is the Assistant Fire Chief in the City… He says…

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Lake Placid School Budget $17.7 Million

The Lake Placid School Board votes to approve a tentative budget to present to the community.. The Budget includes an increase of $56,000 in revenue from state aid following and that totals a difference of $369,858 in their $17, .. Superintendent Roger Catania says there are two major increases in expenses.. The first is a…

Studying Effects of Climate Change

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Mountain Lake PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia have teamed up to look at the effects of climate change in the Adirondacks, and the next generation of visionaries working to make a difference. Now they’re turning to you, and the internet, to help fund the project. In the aftermath of the storm, three high school students…

April Showers bring Farmer’s Markets to the North Country

April Showers bring May flowers.. AND Farmers Markets to the North Country.. One of those Farmers Markets is a tradition in Plattsburgh and trying to find ways to grow.. Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s not alone when she says it’s important to keep their finger on the economic pulse of the region.. “Locally Atrisans, that…

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K&J – Touring the Plattsburgh Public Library

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The Sunset of Support for Windows XP is April 8th, 2014 and one of the entities affected by the software company’s choice to discontinue the updates is the Plattsburgh Public Library which is where we find ourselves today in the K&J Show.. We’re speaking with the library’s Director Anne de la Chapelle about the computer room…

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Tom Semeraro – NCCCA Featured Artist

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There’s a new featured artist at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts…His name is Tom Semeraro. The opening reception was Friday and his works will be on display until May in the Arts Center’s Gallery.. Tom’s photography services the Plattsburgh, Saratoga & Albany, New York areas. His new studio space is located at 376…

First Weekends Kicks Off 2014 This Weekend

The first “First Weekend” of the season is approaching in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Friday April 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, First Weekends will showcase local treasure Peabody’s Bar and Grill! ” Josh Dubay has been supportive since day one”, Tim McCormick, President of First Weekends Stated.” It was a perfect fit to host a guest bartender event…

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K&J – Broadway Reconstruction Project

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Construction on a major roadway in Saranac Lake is set to begin on Monday (April 7th, 2014) and the work is expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks. The stretch of Broadway from Bloomingdale Avenue to the River (Past the Post Office, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, First Niagara Bank) will be torn up to…

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City Council Responds to Editorial – Defends Decision

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An Editorial in the Press Republican Sparks response from Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening… The board recently voted down a request by the group Bishop’s Apostles for Life to use two parking spaces across from Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.. The group was hoping to add to their numbers…

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Dance Corp “Invades” SUNY Plattsburgh This Weekend

Dance Corps Invades SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight and Tomorrow, The group presents its annual spring show at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall.. Dance Corp President Jessica Burton says the production is titled “Invasion” because of its powerful and moving pieces, and she continues by saying the group strives…

School Budget – Public Comment

A WNBZ Online EXTRA – with 140 residents in the audience at the Petrova Library, there was no way to put all of the 38 minutes of commentary into a K&J program so we chose a few members of the audience who seemed to reflect the overall goal for most of the speakers. In this…

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Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…