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Congressman Owens Weighs in on Ukraine…

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There’s a surprising amount of agreement from lawmakers in Washington about how to proceed in the Ukraine crisis: punish Russia with more sanctions while extending a loan guarantee to the interim Ukrainian government and taking other steps to get them back on their feet. But when President Obama meets with world leaders during a trip to Europe…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Dr Andrea Cooper Speaks About World TB Day

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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. Today…

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Saranac Lake & China Working Together to Eradicate TB

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Residents of Saranac Lake may be closer to China than they realize..  Especially when it comes to research on Tuberculosis at Trudeau Institute…  In addition to their collaboration with ClarksonUniversity on new technologies to enhance research, Right now One Third of the population in China is infected with TB which makes the relationship even more…

Saranac Lake School Board Affirms Student Ranking Policy

An internal Policy Review at the Saranac Lake High School highlights the level of competitiveness at the top of the school’s Rankings..  High School Principal Josh Dann says his review of the policy follows a request by Bill Clucky.. A teacher in the high school, to look into how students are ranked their senior year..…

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K&J – Library Budget May Exceed Tax Cap

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The Saranac Lake Free Library is run by Pete Benson.. He is presenting the Library’s budget to the School Board as part of an ongoing bottom up review of the Shool’s budget and while the library budget is a separate line item and must also meet it’s own tax cap requirements, in the upcoming budget,…

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Three Members Leaving Lake Placid School Board

SCHOOL BOARD SEEKS INTERESTED CANDIDATES The Lake Placid Central School Board is looking for residents interested in participating in the school board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members, Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoer and Jennifer Tufano have chosen not to run again.. The School Distric’s Clerk is Karan Angelopolous.. She explains that the Seat being vacated…

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Apple Award Recognizes Mark Farmer

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Athletic Director Mark Farmer has been selected to receive the New York State Athletics Administrators Association Apple Appreciation Award for Section VII.  He was Honored on March 14th at the AAA Conference in Saratoga Springs.  Individuals are selected for the award based on their service to the schools and communities in the areas of physical…

Suicide Prevention Panel at LPHS Today

Jay Asher, author of the York Times best-selling novel Thirteen Reasons Why, and The Future of Us (co-authored by Carolyn Mackler), is visiting Lake Placid Middle/High School on Thursday, March 20 to give a presentation to grades 8 through 12, meet with students, and participate in an evening panel event open to the community. Thirteen…

City of Plattsburgh Adjusts Zoning Laws

With an RFP for hotel projects near the Airport under their belts without much response, the City of Plattsburgh is looking to strengthen their ability to work with companies that may be interested in locating a facility in the city… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says they’re looking to accommodate changes if necessary to the zoning…

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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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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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