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Ursula Trudeau Named Winter Carnival Grand Marshall

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has chosen Ursula Trudeau as its 2014 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 8. Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the Montreal Ecole des Beaux Arts and painting with the late Hans Hoffman, Stanley Cosgrove, and Alfred Pellan. She resides and paints in…

Fishing for the Mission – Ice Fishing Benefits North Country Mission of Hope.

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It looks like the weather is going to be perfect for The 6th Annual North Country Mission of Hope Fishing for the Mission ice Fishing Derby.. The event is being held today on Chazy Lake and on Chateguay Lake until 3pm with registration at the Chazy Lake Boat Launch. Plattsburgh City Councilman Paul OConnell has been helping to organize this event since it’s inception. “Everyone can participate, there are entries for all levels and we have door prizes for everyone who enters including a four hour fishing trip with one of the pros on Lake Champlain.” all of the proceeds from the event will benefit the North Country Mission of Hope..

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K&J – The History of Winter Carnival

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It goes without saying that the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has become a traditional mid winter event in the Adirondacks that many local residents and tourists alike count on year after year to provide a respite from the doldrums of the winter. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival began as just such an opportunity and in…

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Another Step Forward for Community Development in Plattsburgh

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A Work Session in the City of Plattsburgh Council Chambers brings Community Planning to the forefront as the City Council begins work on developing a strategy for community development…  Many of the Councilors actively campaigned on this issue and are making it a priority as evidenced by Thursday’s meeting to put some concepts on the…

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Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec on Executive Budget

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Now that the Governor has presented his proposals to the legislature, he’s going to have some work ahead to get it all passed…  We hear today from Assemblyman Dan Stec.. He tells us he’s concerned about the rationale behind Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Freeze.. Assemblyman-elect Daniel Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the…

Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…

Parade Registration Deadline Approaches

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Application submission deadlines are nearing for those desiring to participate in the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade on February 8 and those participating in sporting events during Winter Carnival which require pre-registration. Parade and sporting event applications are available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com/contact/registration-forms.  Parade applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area…

Arctic Golf New to 2014 Winter Carnival

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has introduced a new event called Arctic Golf.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 2 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Village Park next to the State Boat Launch on River Street, which is nearby the Ice Palace. Arctic Golf is a non-competitive miniature golf event…

K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  “Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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New Recommendations from Lake Champlain Research Institute

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Researchers from SUNY Plattsburgh’s Lake Champlain Research Institute have recommendations for bass fishing tournament participants to help save the fish caught and released. The recommendations, derived from a two-year study of several thousand bass during the course of nine Plattsburgh-area fishing tournaments, are designed to eliminate or reduce fish stress; manage trauma in bass that…

Adirondack Council Weighs in on Executive Budget

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More Reaction this morning on the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal…  The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director is William C. Janeway.. “The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year.  We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget,”…

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K&J – Empire State Winter Games

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Today on the K&J show, we’re talking with Jim McKenna who is the President and CEO of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, he’s also the president of the Lake Placid Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and on the committee in charge of planning for the Empire State Winter Games which runs February 6th Through the…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Ice Palace Construction Continues

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In Saranac Lake on Tuesday, the cold weather was tempered by the sunshine and the lack of wind which made it possible for construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace to continue and we caught up with the Chairman of the Ice Palace Dean Baker, when we spoke with him, he had just stepped down…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court

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Eric Foster is the new Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He takes over from Jeff Dixon who lead as Chariman for the previous 4 years. Foster was kind enough to speak with us about this year’s event and today we preview that conversation before we visit with The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court…

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Tupper Lake Schools – 12th on List of Fiscally Stressed Schools in New York State

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The State Comptroller’s Office says the Tupper Lake’s School District budget is dealing with significant fiscal stress..  In fact, TupperLake is 12th highest on the list of schools according to the Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System…   According to the report, 13 percent of school districts statewide, have been designated as fiscally stressed under the Monitoring…

NY State Senator Betty Little Staying Put

New York State Senator Betty Little is staying in the Senate… She’s decided not to run for the Congressional Seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens at the end of the year…. In a statement, Little says “Having taken some time to think about it, I’ve decided not to seek the Republican nomination for the open…

Plattsburgh’s SNOWBALL 2014 – A Celebration of Winter in the North Country

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February is approaching quickly and in Plattsburgh a new theme.. Called the Snowball in Plattsburgh.. Amy Bonn works for the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum.. She’s one of the organizers of the month long Celebration of Winter in the North Country… The Museum is coordinating 23 non profits, government agencies and local businesses and we asked…

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