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K&J – Adirondack Foundation Communications Mgr Chris Morris

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake is hosting a new fundraising event called  Heat-A-Palooza.. (on Thursday Night 11/6/14) It’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes.. and as part of our series this week on philanthropy.. We wanted to find out more about the generosity of donors in the North Country so…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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Local Establishments Pass Police Alcohol Sales Checks

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On November 2, 2014, State Police conducted an Underage Drinking Initiative in Essex and Franklin Counties.  Nine retail stores were checked throughout the two counties. As part of the investigation, an underage volunteer was sent into each business in an attempt to have the clerk sell the minor alcohol. All of the premises that were checked…

K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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On Today’s K&J show, we’re going to look into the question of mobility for disabled persons in the village of Saranac Lake.. Our look at the issue begins in front of the Harrietstown Town Hall in the village..  We’re standing on the steps there.. The handicapped entrance to the Town Hall is actually on the South…

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Meg LeFevre wins Plattsburgh Town Council Race – Plus More Results

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The Turnout seems to have been better than may have been expected by many..  And just before 11pm, many local candidates began to either concede or claim victory.. We spoke with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey just before 11pm. She says she’s waiting to see more results from Franklin County but gave a special shout out and…

Republican Elise Stefanik Claims Victory in 21st

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With 53% of voters choosing Republican Elise Stefanik, she claims victory in the 21st district just before 11pm on Tuesday evening. During her speech, she thanked everyone who worked with her on her campaign, and she thanked all of the voters in the district for their support. Stefanik says she spoke with Aaron and Matt…

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Voter Turnout – Surprisingly Vibrant in the Adirondacks

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It looks like voter turnout in the North Country may prove to be what some inspectors suggest are numbers that may be “On pace with a Presidential election.” By the end of the workday on Tuesday, it appeared as though the numbers were going to continue on track to outpace the expectations nationally where pundits…

$16,817 Raised to Fight Hunger in Vermont and New York

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel has donated over $50,000 to the Vermont Foodbank and JCEO Plattsburgh Foodshelf since 2010 and the tradition continued on Saturday, October 25th. Locals shopped till they dropped – and raised more than $16,000 to fight hunger.  During the 5th annual Charity Sale, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and its customers collectively raised $16,817…

Heat-A-Palooza Concert Set for Thursday 11/4

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake has developed a new event for fall designed to help warm up your  neighbors for winter.. It’s called Heat-A-Palooza (or Heat-A-Poolooza) and it’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes..   The Heat-A-Palooza Concert is set for This Thursday November 6th from 7pm until 10pm in the…

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Owens Reminds Emergency Services of Available AFG Grants

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to…

K&J – Looking at a Possible Whitewater Park in Plattsburgh

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Today in the K&J show we’re looking at the possibility of perhaps re-working some features of the Saranac River in the City of Plattsburgh… and before we get started, obviously one advantage of being outside of the Adirondack Park is that you can actually think about changing  a river..  Just to put that in perspective..…

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Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality…

DEC Public Meeting Set to Discuss Wild Forest UMP

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Public Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday November 12 at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center The Wilmington Wild Forest Unit Management Plan (UMP) is under review for a possible amendment to identify improvement and expansion of trails within the unit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today. “We are responding to…

Fatal Colision with Police Vehicle in AuSable

On October 29, 2014 at approximately 7:14 am, SP Plattsburgh responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a marked New York State Police vehicle at the intersection of Grove Street and Telegraph Road in the Town of AuSable. The preliminary investigation indicates that Trooper Joshua L. Jenkins, a 10-year New York State Police veteran…

Duprey “Disturbed by Cuomo’s Statements”

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is responding to statement by Governor Cuomo on the question of charter schools s public education. In a letter to WNBZ, Duprey writes; As a strong supporter and advocate of our public school system, I am disturbed by Governor Cuomo’s statement that our public schools are a ‘monopoly’.  I am pleased to…

Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective…

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Lake Placid Favorite Andrew Weibrecht Prepares for Winter Ski Season

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With winter rapidly approaching and skiers of all ages preparing for yet another season of activities at whiteface, One Olympic Medalist.. Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht is already well into training for the World Cup Season which isn’t as far off as many might think.. Last year, Weibrecht was dealing with a few injuries and a surgery…

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Alliance Opposes Charter Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education, local school superintendents and leaders of the state’s major community organizations issued the following statement in response  to Gov. Cuomo’s vow to break the public schools “public monopolies” and replace them with more privately-run charter schools. “Gov. Cuomo has laid clear plans to expand his frontal assault on our public…

Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools…