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Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

IBM’s 5150 – The Personal Computer – turns 33

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When the IBM Personal Computer (IBM 5150) was introduced to the world 33 years ago, it was dramatically clear to most observers that IBM had done something very new and different. (Here’s an excerpt from the IBM archives)  Here you had a large company, steeped in tradition, that had been willing and able to set…

Plans for a Dog Park at Cliff Haven Recreational Park

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If Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department is successful, Cliff Haven Recreational Park will have a specially designed park for dogs, big and small…  Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman is participating in a meeting at the Cliff Haven Park building on August 13th..  WNBZ caught up with him at the Town Offices and I asked him to give us…

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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…