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Job Growth in NY Under National Trends

For the first time in six years, national job growth rates have exceeded those in New York State, according to a new report on economic trends released by New York State’s Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “The good news, he says, is that New York’s job count has increased above its pre-recession levels,” “The bad news is that, over the past year, the state has fallen short of the national growth rate in several major employment sectors.

Technology Policies for the Classroom

Technology can be a real plus for teachers and students alike but administrators in our local school systems are dealing with drawing the line between productive use of smarter computer and communications technology and inappropriate use of cell phones and other devices in the school setting during the day.. To get a better feel for that we sat down with Saranac Lake’s District Superintendent Diane Fox in the Library at Petrova….

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20 Plus New Jobs Possible at Bionique

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The Town of Harrietstown is leveraging their authority in support of Bionique Testing Laboratories and their initiative to seek funding for the expansion of their labs in Lake Clear.. Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough says if Bionique is able to expand their current footprint at the business park, there’s an opportunity for 20 plus jobs to be…

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K&J – Homeward Bound for Returning Vets

Today on the K&J Show we spend time with Adrien Vlach, Director of Business Administration at Homeward Bound.. And Charles Jesse is a Veteran of the first class of NAVY Seals and tells us about some of the work they did.. The conversation takes place on the second floor balcony at The Prescott House in Saranac Lake, which is where the homeward bound offices are located… The conversation went about 45 minutes so we split the K&J into two parts on the air but here online we present the entire conversation…

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AMC Building Emergency Room Committee

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph says there’s been some progress on plans to coordinate with officials from Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba in the creation of a committee to assist AMC Lake Placid with decisions on scheduling and hours of operation.. The Hospital hopes to have the committee formed and meeting………

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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K&J – Water Treatment Part II with Kevin Pratt

Kevin Pratt - Water Treatment Plant

Our tour of the waste-water treatment plant in Saranac Lake Continues. We’re touring the facility and heading to the new well water system which has currently become fully operational..

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A Changing Focus for AMC and Rural Health Care

Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katy VanAnden.

An Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony gives Adirondack Health a chance to highlight new opportunities for patients

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Activity is Building At Saranac Lake Schools

Saranac Lake Central School

Back to School in no time flat.. and while as with other years, the opening of school is always a little more confusing for students

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To Beer or Not to Beer / A Sixer Pale Ale

Paul Van Cott

Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere is upset with a letter to the Editor in the Adirondack Daily

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K&J – Lake Placid School Board .. Heads Back to School

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Back to school season is in full swing and that holds true for administrators and teachers.. In New York State.. The State Education Board will begin year number two with a focus on the common core standards… New York was among a handful of states which implemented the common core testing

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Aubuchon Tupper Lake gets Major Upgrade

Aubuchon Hardware is breaking ground on Lake Street in Tupper Lake on a new architectural style of building that will become one of the first new in the entire chain of stores throughout the North Country.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun says the new store will be a win win for the community……

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Monitoring Speeds on Route 60

Julie and Peter Woodcock live on a stretch of Road on County Route 60 – about a mile off of Route 3 in the Town of Franklin …They’re concerned as many are when they live on a main road, that the speed limits are a little too fast compared to the number of houses in the area. Similar communities see reductions in speed from 55 mph to 45 mph

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K&J – Adirondack Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Show

Today on the K&J Show we invite you to join us as we spend time with Plein Air artists at the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sunday. We’re talking about the growth of the event to over 70 artists, Paul Smith’s VIC and different styles of painting.. K&J – 081913 – Adirondack Plein Air Festival

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The Power of Local Word of Mouth!

Everyone will agree that positive personal referrals and recommendations are a powerful starting point for customers who are considering purchasing a new product or service from a company which may be unfamiliar. A good review from a trusted source is extremely important to your brand’s success. A poor recommendation, even  from a simple acquaintance, will travel…

Pelletiere Focused on Train Depot

Saranac Lake Train Station

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere says it’s time to seriously consider letting go of the Train Depot and Station.. He’s asked the Village Treasurer Paul Ellis for a financial statement to bring to light the figures on what it costs them to maintain building.. AUDIO – 081613 – Allie Pelletiere on the Train Depot…

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Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin

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The Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin.. Supervisor Art Willman says the Little Book Shelf came a week or so ago.. but it needed wheels which has now been completed. Mary Ellen Keith was in the audience and spoke about the history of the library.. She’s a member of Franklin’s over 55 Club.. In…

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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Donnelly’s Ice Cream Celebrates 60th..

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A cornerstone in the Town of Harrietstown celebrates it’s 60th birthday this week.. and it’s been a family affair for Donnelly’s Ice Cream.. Most of the Donnelly Family was on hand in fact for their 60th Birthday Celebration and Ribbon Cutting.. AUDIO – 081613 – Donnelly’s Turns 60 4 generations of Donnelly’s and 60 years…

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K&J – Northern Lights Choir Returns – Sunday at the LPCA

TIMBUCTOO

In May, a New Choir premiered “Voices of Timbuctoo” at St Bernards in SaranacLake and Choir Director, Helen Demong has been asked to bring back the performance for an encore presentation at the LPCA..  In the 1800s Gerret Smith gave away 120,000 acres in the Adirondacks to free 3,000 black men, to fulfill the landowners…

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