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1982 Residency Law Causing Problems for Village of Lake Placid

If your neighbor lives two hundred feet away from you but lives outside of the village line.. Should that disqualify your neighbor from being employed by the village? That’s the focus of a 1982 law drafted by the Village Board in Lake Placid which Mayor Randall says specifically restricts the ability of the village to do business.. The Mayor says Trustee Scott Monroe was able to put together a proposal that would attempt to address the problems that the village faces including a local law that might allow for some leeway in the old law.

As it turns out, roughly 65% of village employees which have been hired since 1982 are not residents of the village.. Village Attorney Janet Bliss says the simplest solution would be to create a local law repealing the 1982 law, mostly …..

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K&J – Walking “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide… In Lake Placid, It was the fifth Out of The Darkness Community Walk.. The event is sponsored by the American Foundation…

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Accountant & Attorneys Plan for Your Giving

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Adirondack Community Trust, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are hosting a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules.  The seminar, will be held this Thursday at the Whiteface…

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This Week is National Physician Assistant Week.

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Whether it’s a routine check up or emergency care, patients want to be treated by a skilled and caring medical staff.  These days, in addition to physicians and other healthcare providers, Certified Physician Assistants (PAs) are often key members of strong medical teams. That’s certainly true at Adirondack Health, where Dr. Anthony Dowidowicz, medical director of…

Prison Inmates are Taking $561,000 in Inappropriate Payments

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An audit of five counties by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office found that hundreds of county jail inmates received inappropriate payments totaling more than $236,000 from various social welfare programs and almost $325,000 in state unemployment insurance (UI). The inappropriate benefits were caused by deficiencies in how four of the five counties monitored the eligibility of…

K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2013, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with thte…

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Bringing Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness”

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Every Fall, family members, friends and colleagues walk together in hundreds of communities across the nation to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding depression and other mental disorders which could lead to suicide…  On Sunday,  The Out of The Darkness Community Walk comes to Lake Placid for a stroll around Mirror Lake,  The event…

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Taking Aktion at Dewey Mountain

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Five members of the Adirondack Aktion Club (in bright T-shirts) recently presented a check to members of Dewey Mountain Friends and the Harrietstown Town Board at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center, in Saranac Lake. The Aktion Club, part of Kiwanis International, staged community dances to raise funds toward the effort to replace the dilapidated base lodge…

School Board Welcomes Student Representation

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The Saranac Lake School Board has two new members as of Wednesday Evening’s Regular   Meeting.. That’s because they’ll be joined regularly now by two student representatives from the High School.. Bailey Hendricks and Elexis will rotate their participation on the Board and will provide their input from the students perspective..  One of the issues that comes…

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

Absentee Ballots Now Available in Jay

Absentee Ballots are now available in the Town of Jay for the October 16th  Special Election as to the question of eliminating one Town Justice Position. All permanent absentee voters; military, disabled and those already registered as “one time” absentee voters for the November 5th General Election, were mailed their ballots yesterday and any Town…

AMC Expands Pain Management

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Expanded pain management services are now available to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and northern New York. Board certified and fellowship trained anesthesiologist Dr. Byung Ho Lee now offers procedure oriented pain management services three days a week at Adirondack Medical  Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Lee cares for patients who have chronic and acute…

K&J – Touring St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center

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A Tour of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center in Saranac Lake.. There are several Outpatient facilities throughout the region, but we’re focusing on the the 63 Bed Inpatient facility, and we start with a little history of the original building from Communications Director Jim Grant..  One of the important locations in the facility…

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K&J – New Visions for Health Care at AMC Saranac Lake

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While Congress is in gridlock over teh future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) The landmark law moves forward today in a big way. Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) are open for business today. Here in the Adirondacks we take the opportunity to talk about the future of health care in our region by learning about a program in the local high schools which allows students to learn first hand about the health care profession. Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with instructor Allison Riley-Clark about the program.

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WNBZ News Welcomes Mark Friedman

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WNBZ News  welcomes Mark Friedman to the staff as Sr Media Relations Consultant. Mark is a goal driven leader with expertise in planning and implementation of winning marketing techniques. Offering sound advice for advertisers looking to build profitability and increase market share through the broadcast medium and social media. Mark is a graduate with a…

Snowmobiling In Tupper Lake –

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club is raising money for a new groomer and they’re selling raffle tickets through the beginning of the snowmobile season.. The Club was in attendance with several antique sleds and the sled being raffled; We took the opportunity to say hello, but also to talk about the clubs stake in the…

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OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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K&J – 25 Years with Mark Kurtz

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If you go to MarkKurtzPhotography.com the first thing you see is a slide show with panoramic views of the region, which immediately capture your attention and pull you into the experience..  And this of course, is why so many clients over the years have contracted with Mark to find the picture perfect moment in time…

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Harrietstown Board Approves ARTA Resolution

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The  Harrietstown Town Board made it clear Thursday Evening – They’re in favor of removing the rails in the corridor..  The Board voted to approve a resolution to that effect and while Councilwoman Nicole Meyette was not present for the vote, it appeared the board members present were in agreement on the issue.. AUDIO –…

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