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A Story of Friendship from Mercy Care Adirondacks

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Jane Eagan and Bernie Clarke are friends.  They became friends when Jane requested assistance from Mercy Care for the Adirondacks to help her age in place more successfully.  Jane needed some help.  As she aged, she became visually impaired.  Bernie is a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and began assisting Jane about five years ago, and…

Highway Trust Fund Tops Sanders Agenda

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he will introduce legislation to authorize a $1 trillion, multi-year program to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and invest in other infrastructure modernization projects. Sanders will take over this month as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. “America once led the world in building and maintaining a nationwide…

K&J – Looking Back At a Musical First Night

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If you’re wondering what your music teachers do when they’re not teaching…  They’re probably somewhere singing, or playing in this case..  In the K&J show today, we found ourselves in St Bernard’s Church on New Year’s Even. The Adirondack Wind Ensemble is just one of the groups ringing in the new year during First Night…

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Adirondack Disc Golf “Ice Bowl” is January 10th..

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The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting the Third Annual ‘Ice Bowl’ Disc Golf Tournament on January 10, 2015 at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course on Goddeau Road.  The two round disc golf tournament will benefit the J.C.E.O. food shelf.  The registration fee for all divisions is $20 with a minimum donation of 5 non-perishable…

Adirondack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

The Adirondack Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Small & Significant grants program.. This year, their focus is on early care and education.  Projects that support or enhance services to young children and their families will be given priority.  Applications that address education, culture, human wellbeing, environment, and community vitality will also be considered.…

First Night Saranac Lake Continues

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The venues are all filled to capacity, whether Country, Classical, Comedy or Celtic. All different types of entertainment are attracting a wide variety of revelers and First Night Saranac Lake is in full swing, the weather is holding up, at least for now, and each of the venues is overflowing with people enjoying the artists.…

Free Rides Home for New Years Eve

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The Franklin County Traffic Safety Board (TSB) along with the law firm of Fischer, Bessette, Muldowney & Hunter, are making it possible for people to call for a free ride home on New Year’s Eve this year.  The program is being called “Operation Get Home Safe” and is available to people in the areas of…

First Night Saranac Lake – Happy New Year

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On behalf of all of us at WNBZ “Happy New Year” and so far so good in Saranac Lake.. The First Night Celebrations are underway and the entertainers are hard at work helping to ring in the new year for revelers throughout the town. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says it’s brings out the best…

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LSSU’s 40th Annual List of Banished Words

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The tradition created by the late W. T. Rabe, former public relations director at Lake Superior State University, begins its fifth decade with this year’s annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Rabe and fellow LSSU faculty and staff came up with the first list of words…

Consumer Square Re-Opens after Bomb threat in Plattsburgh

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Consumer Square has been reopened. following a bomb scare which came in to the State Police in Plattsburgh.. At approximately 2:35 a.m. this morning, State Police in Plattsburgh received an anonymous report of a bomb threat at Wal-Mart in the Consumer Square Plaza in Plattsburgh. As a precaution, Police evacuated Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. and blocked…

K&J – First Night Saranac Lake – Schedule

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re speaking with the three women who’ve been the brains behind First Night Saranac Lake for the last 9 years.. Connie Langdon and Nancy LaBombard, who are responsible for scheduling the venues and booking the entertainment, and Sue Patterson, who is in charge of fundraising year after year..This year, First…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon (Part One)

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Today on the K&J Show, Part one of our conversation with Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon, who is headed into year number two of his term.. As we head into the new year, we’ve asked Mayor Calnon about his first year as Mayor, and about some of his plans for the future.. In part one of…

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Comptroller Audits Clinton County IDA

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The New York State Comptrollers Office says they’ve completed an audit of the Clinton County IDA… The Clinton County Industrial Development Agency is an independent public benefi t corporation whose purpose is to promote, develop, encourage and assist in acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, equipping and furnishing industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, research and recreation facilities. The…

Winter Carnival Committee asks for King and Queen Nominations

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2015 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based commitment to making life more livable, pleasant, and enjoyable – both for the people who…

Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Happy Holidays

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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Saranac Lake Planning Board Seeing Changes in Membership

The Village of Saranac Lake says goodbye to a member of the Planning Board whose been there since the start of the Lake Flower Lodge Project.. Scott Stoddard tendered his resignation as of December 15th to the Village Board and Trustee Allie Pelletiere said he is going to be missed.. Village Trustee Paul VanCott echoed the…

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Saranac Lake Mayor Honors Journalist Jack LaDuke

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Jack LaDuke is honored for his role in journalism in the North Country on Monday night by Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau.. LaDuke started reporting when he was 12 as a boy scout for the Essex County Republican.. and for those of us who may not have had to use hot Lead Typsets.. Being a…

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Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…