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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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Deadline for $1.3m Grant Approaches

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Tupper Lake’s Emergency Services Building is running up against it’s first deadline.. There are 45 days from bid opening on the project for the Village and depending on the interpretation of the law, that puts the timeline into the first week of October for the Village to continue their discussions with Federal authorities on the $1.3 Million Grant that Tupper Lake Mayor Paul Maroun says must

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Culvert Replacement Ahead of Schedule

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Corey’s Road has a new Culvert allowing water to flow from the wetlands into the lake and if all goes well, County and Town workers will complete work on the majority of the project by this afternoon..  We caught up with Harrietstown Highway Superintendent Craig Donaldson at about 4pm on Monday afternoon..

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K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

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The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake.. Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting…

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Village Board Recognizes Biker Floyd Lampart

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Floyd Lampart has gone the distance, more than 11,000 miles in fact, around the United States on a bicycle, raising money for the local Tri-Lakes Humane Society and for Best Friends Animal Hospital..  Floyd was presented with a plaque recognizing his efforts by Mayor Clyde Rabideau on Monday afternoon… He and his wife Martha have…

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K&J – Chefs and Farmers bring A Taste of the Adirondacks

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An event at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sunday afternoon gives us an opportunity to talk with Chefs from some of the finer local area restaurants and with their growers and producers…  It’s Called Chefs and Farmers – A Taste of the Adirondacks.. and we were there a little early so that we could talk…

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Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

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If you Promise not to make any Assumptions about this next story, we may have a cool bear paw for you to put in the bowl… There’s a program called PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – which is being implemented in classrooms nationwide and in Bloomingdale, it began in 2009..

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Corey’s Road Closing Monday for Repair

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In The Parking Lot behind the offices at The Harrietstown Garage there’s a very big aluminum “Thing” which looks like a giant erector set actually – corrugated sections of galvanized aluminum are all bolted together to make a 5 foot high arch and sitting flat on the pavement is a

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School Board is Reaching Out to Stakeholders

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has decided to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. and has begun to reach out to teachers, parents and other stakeholders.. The objective – to discuss pertinent topics that involve students and staff.. It’s going to be called the Educational Vision Committee….

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

Yes, Size Does Matter – for Bussing that is.

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It’s Back to School for Saranac Lake Students this morning and we took the opportunity to speak with Saranac Lake

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Phase II Funding Granted for Adk Regional Airport

The Town of Harrietstown is again the recipient of a federal grant for the Adirondack Regional Airport.. Congressman Bill Owens says the Adirondack Regional Airport keeps the nation connected to larger regional hubs like Boston and gives tourists convenient access to the Adirondacks.. The United States Department of Transportation grant will fund the design stage of a project to repair the airports terminal apron, which has deteriorated from water intrusion and poor drainage.. it will also fund the design of a plan to replace drain pipes underneath the apron to address the lack of subsurface drainage..

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A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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K&J – Andy Flynn – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories

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On the K&J show Thursday we’re speaking with Andy Flynn, whose new book “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories” is out and Flynn will present an audio tour of the interviews and events which he includes in the book at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Thursday September 12th at 7:30pm. It’s also an opportunity for…

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Boil Water Order Issued for Olive Street in Saranac Lake

Residents of Olive Street from Sumner to Williams, Leona and Olive Street from Williams to 92 Olive are under a boil water order this morning.. The Boil Water order is being issued as a precaution because a water main break interrupted the water service and caused low water line pressures throughout the distribution system.. That means there’s a possibility that contamination may have been able to enter the distribution system. The Commissioner of Health says water should be boiled in a clean container for at least one minute after a rolling boil is obtained…

High Grades for Lake Placid School’s Maintenance Staff

Lake Placid’s School Board President Mary Deitrich says there’s a noticeable difference this year for students and for administration.. She’s reiterating a report from Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania at Tuesday’s School Board Meeting, who made a point of highlighting the valuable work done over the summer to the buildings and grounds in the district. AUDIO…

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Homeowners Must Re-Register for “STAR”

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The Lake Placid School Board of Education hears a report on the new requirements for

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State Owns Broadway Lot

The village of Saranac Lake will not be selling the small parking lot on the corner of Upper roadway and Bloomingdale Avenue because—as it turns out—the village does not own the lot—It’s actually owned by the State of New York.. In an email to WNBZ, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sliver of land…