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Sewer Main Break – Pine Street Closed

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The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has closed Pine Street between Bloomingdale Avenue and Brandy Brook due to a water main break by Dugway.    Residents in the Moody Pond area will still be able to enter and exit onto Pine Street but must do so from the Brandy Brook, Helen Hill end…

High Pressure Boat Wash May Come to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake may become a central location for one of several boat inspection and decontamination stations across the Adirondack Park.. Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board on Monday that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat…

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fDi Mag Ranks Plattsburgh #2 Micro American City of the Future

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Clinton County are welcoming news that fDi Magazine (Foreign Direct Investment), a publication of the Financial Times of London, has ranked Plattsburgh as the #2  Micro American City of the Future, advancing from its #4 ranking two years ago. The city rankings are released every two…

Village Extends Trickle Water Order at Annual Meeting

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Here’s something you probably wouldn’t expect with the 70 degree weather and lots of sunshine.. but the frost line is still very deep in most areas and The Village of Saranac Lake has voted to extend their “trickling of water” policy through the end of April.. In fact, Saranac Lake DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says…

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Councilor Cashman Enters Race for Plattsburgh Town Supervisor

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Town of Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman announced his candidacy for the office of Town Supervisor in a tweet on Monday… Cashman grew up in Massachusetts and attended SUNY Plattsburgh (He received his B.S. in Speech Communications and then his M.S. in college and Agency Counseling).where he says he loved the Town of Plattsburgh so much…

K&J – Lake Champlain Basin Program Manager Bill Harlow

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with the manager of the Lake Champlain Basin Program… Bill Harlow..  The organization works in partnership with Government Agencies from New York, Vermont and Quebec as well as private organizations, local communities and individuals to coordinate and fund efforts which benefit the Lake Champlain Basin’s water quality, fisheries,…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Budget

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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State Testing Begins Tuesday

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New York State’s Standardized Assessment Testing for grades three through eight begins tomorrow across the state.. In anticipation of parents choosing to have their children opt out of taking the tests.. Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden held an informational meeting with parents to discuss the implications on Thursday last week. VanWeelden was joined by…

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K&J – Daisy Jopling’s “String Pulse Experience” at LPCA Sunday

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Today on the K&J show, we’re in Lake Placid with Daisy Jopling.. She’s a classical and rock violinist whose performed on stages worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and here in New York at Carnegie Hall along with stages in China, Austria… Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Stefanik visits Clinton Community College

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik shifted her focus from Veterans issues to Education as she toured local schools and colleges in Clinton County on Thursday..  Early in the day she stopped at Beakmantown and then to CV Tec and from there in the afternoon, we caught up with her at Clinton Community College, where she met briefly…

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Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Discusses State Tests

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Students from Grades 3 through 8 are headed shortly into Standardized Assessment testing for English Language Arts and for Math.. On Thursday Saranac Lake’s Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden met with parents to discuss the question of having their children opt out of the tests.. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr VanWeelden just…

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K&J – Stefanik Visits St Joseph’s Veterans Facility

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Wednesday visiting with Veterans in Tupper Lake and Touring St Josephs Veteran’s Facility in Saranac Lake… For veterans in rural settings, Stefanik says she’s been hearing one common theme.. And that was the focus of the conversation in Tupper Lake.. “Transportation is a problem for veterans who live in rural areas,…

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Lake Placid School Board Sets Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30pm to discuss their Strategic Plan for the district. At their meeting yesterday the board was presented with a draft of the plan.. Each goal provides an overall strategic initiative and is followed by a set of action…

Reconstruction Begins on Dorsey Street

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The Dorsey Street Sewer Reconstruction project begins today.. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says work crews will be starting every morning at about 7:00 AM.  As a result of the construction, Dorsey Street will be closed between Broadway and Sumner between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting today and running through the next several…

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New Kayak / Canoe Storage Racks Coming to Cadyville Beach

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The Town of Plattsburgh is exploring new ways to offer access to the town’s waterways.. And   New this year,  Parks and Recreation Director Melanie Defayette says they’ve installed a kayak and canoe storage rack at the Cadyville Beach on Route 3. The concept is for users to provide their own method of locking their boat…

Lake Placid Horse Shows Confirm Three Week Summer Schedule

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The Lake Place Horse Shows announce that Sea Shore Stables, LLC will once again be title sponsor of three weeks of action-packed hunter-jumper competition, with Devoucoux, Equine Insurance Services/Great American and Woodlea Farms all stepping up to sponsor Lake Placid’s three featured Grand Prix classes! With the support of the horse shows’ sponsors, the 2015…

Nominate the Faces of the Future

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For the last several years, Strictly Business Magazine has been dedicating an annual issue to the Faces of Our Future…. They’re looking for young professionals who defy their generational stereotypes by demanding more for themselves, their peers and their communities. This year, the magazine is inviting the business community to nominate 40 professionals under 40.. …

SUNY Plattsburgh Part of New Adirondack Collaboration

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It’s a natural fit: Dr. Eric Leibensperger of SUNY Plattsburgh, Dr. Huiting Mao of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. James Schwab of the University at Albany live within a couple hundred miles of one another, with the Adirondacks roughly in the middle. And each conducts research on regional atmospheric chemistry and…