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Canada Oil Train Disaster Sparks Local Protest

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This weekend marked the one year anniversary of the runaway oil train derailment and explosion in the town of Lac Megantic Quebec..  For many who live near train tracks leading from Montreal to Albany, the transportation of crude oil along those rails is an issue that’s become more and more prevalent with every accident, whether…

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K&J – Plattsburgh’s 4th of July Parade

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On the K&J Show today we’re helping to extend the holiday weekend and if you didn’t get enough of the Fourth of July over the weekend.. We decided to spend some time at the City Docks in Plattsburgh as floats in the fourth of July Parade were getting ready to make their way into downtown… Our…

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Mayors Cup Begins Thursday

With the End of the Fourth of July Holiday and the Independence Day Celebrations, we look ahead to Mayors Cup in Plattsburgh.. The Regatta and Festival is now in it’s 37th year… and in many years, the Fourth and Mayor’s Cup come in back to back weekends.. We caught up with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon…

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WLPW Transmitter Succumbs to Weather

For those of you used to hearing us on WLPW in Lake Placid – at 105.5 FM.. Our Transmitter over the weekend along with the station’s tower and it’s antenna experienced a fairly severe lightning strike and that.. followed by the immense rainfall caused several major components to fail, including, we think, the antenna itself,…

ARISE Pleased with Court Ruling on ACR Project

The New York State Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department announced by a 5 -0 vote, that the Adirondack Park Agency permit pertaining to the Adirondack Club in Tupper Lake was issued in accordance with the law. Following the announcement, ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley said, “we are pleased that the courts have upheld the Adirondack Park…

July Community Blood Drives

Plattsburgh, NY – 7/03/2014 – The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center, a program of CVPH Medical Center, conducts community blood drives with the support of many local businesses and organizations. Blood and blood products donated by North Country residents at these drives are used not only at CVPH Medical Center but at hospitals in…

Happy 4th of July

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Congressman Bill Owens invites residents of the 21st district to enjoy Independence Day Celebrations “This 4th of July is a great chance to spend time with important people in our lives and to reflect on the sacrifices of those first patriots who forged our great nation. Their legacy challenges us not to rest until all…

K&J – The Lake Placid Horse Shows

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On the K&J Show today we’re at the Horse Show Grounds in Lake Placid for a peek at the upcoming Grand Prix weekend… Week number two brings many different levels of competition through the week and one rider whose got her eye on the big prize..  Laura Chapot has been very successful in the I…

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Lake Placid’s I Love BBQ Festival This Weekend..

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The Olympic Speed Skating Oval will once again become home to the I Love Bar B Que Festival in Lake Placid this weekend July 4th through the 6th..  The event is now in it’s 9th year and benefits the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, just down the street from the skating oval. The…

“Protect” Loses Article 78 / Tupper Transformation Begins

Tupper Lake – 07/03/14 – The Article 78 Lawsuit filed by the environmental group PROTECT the Adirondacks in association with the Sierra club and several seasonal camp owners in Tupper Lake has been rejected by the court in a 5 to nothing vote.. The lengthy battle the Adirondack Club and Resort Project has faced went…

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Mountaineer Supports Nature Conservancy

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KEENE VALLEY, NEW YORK – The Mountaineer, in partnership with Patagonia, Inc., today made a $1,000 donation to The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter to support the nonprofit organization’s work with state and local transportation agencies to upgrade bridges and culverts with structures that simulate natural stream conditions. Replacing substandard culverts with properly sized, fish-friendly structures…

A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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NCCC Names Students on President’s List

Saranac Lake, NY (July 2, 2014)—North Country Community College (NCCC) has released the names of students on the President’s and Vice President’s Honors Lists for the 2014 Spring Semester. President’s List The students named to the President’s List earned a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 out of a possible 4.0. To be eligible…

K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh’s Focus on Student Safety

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It’s the K&J Show on WNBZ.. On Rugar Street, SUNY Plattsburgh, in cooperation with the City Council will be installing two new raised table top cross walks for students.. Representatives from SUNY administration were on hand during the City Council meeting on Wednesday Night and we caught up with one of them… Brian Hartman is…

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S.L. School Board to Appoint Board Member

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has a new president this morning.. Clyde Baker takes over the reigns following the resignation of Deb Lennon which became effective July 1st… The Board also Chose Miles VanNortwick to be Vice President and two new members are sworn in on Tuesday Evening.. Aurora White and Kelly Morgan-Duprey are…

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A 20 Year Horse Show Veteran – Heather Hooker

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The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is Gearing up for Week Number Two… The I Love New York Horse Show which gets under way with a limited schedule today and then continues through Sunday July 6th… On Sunday we spoke with one competitor whose been coming to the horse show since she was a child..…

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Rotary Supports Mercy Care Programs

Lake Placid, NY  07/01/14 — Mercy Care for the Adirondacks received a $250 donation from Lake Placid Rotary to help support Mercy Care’s Friendship Volunteer, Volunteer Parish Nurse, and Community Empowerment Programs. Mercy Care is developing a new social model of extending mercy to elders living in their communities to relieve their isolation and loneliness…

Clinton Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Plattsburgh, NY  07/01/14 – The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 Semester at Clinton Community College. Each student has achieved a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.749. Full Time Students Corey Aiken, Jr., Chateaugay Heath Andre, Saranac Alyson Arnold, Willsboro Katelyn Atkinson, Saranac Admir Bajraktarevic, Essex Junction…

K&J – Joint Comprehensive Planning for Lake Placid / North Elba

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba are moving forward on final approval of the North Elba Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. At a Joint Meeting recently, the Chairman of the Development Commission Dean Dietrich spoke with both boards about the changes and some of the wording modifications to help define how…

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Kayak Trip on Saranac River

Kayak Trip – Saranac River The Town of Plattsburgh Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a kayak trip to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors on July 17 from 5:30 – 8 PM. The trip will start at the Saranac Boat Launch (Bowen Road) at 5:30 PM and travel down the river…