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The sweet smell of success

– Residents at the Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid have come up with the perfect recipe for giving back to the community. “We had a great time putting it on, and I have been involved with the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation for many years,” said Molly McCann, Activities Director for the Uihlein Living Center.…

New York is Milking July Numbers!

JULY MILK PRODUCTION INCREASED New York dairy herds produced 1,113 million pounds of milk during July. Milk cows were unchanged but production per cow was up from the previous year resulting in a 1.9 percent increase in milk production compared to July 2011. The number of milk cows averaged 610,000 head, unchanged from July of the previous year.…

Vermont Leaders talk Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid Helps Vermont Save Energy    BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vermont environmental leaders held a news conference today to discuss smart-grid technology that is making Vermont a national leader in developing a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system. “The bottom line is that smart grid offers…

Plein Air in Saranac Lake The K&J Show

The Saranac Lake Art Works – Plein Air Festival welcomed nearly 50 artists, all of whom signed on to participate in this year’s event which marks the 4th time the event has visited Saranac Lake. AUDIO – 082012 – K&J SHOW – Saranac Lake Plein Air Festival Artists came with blank canvas and by Sunday…

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Tupper Lake Electric Plans Outage for Thursday

A scheduled Power outage inTupperLakethis Thursday…  beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation..  The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation.. we’ve posted a list of the streets on our website at WNBZ.com….   Baker Avenue Barry Avenue BigTupper Road…

NCCC offers Swimming Lessons

NCCC TO OFFER RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS North CountryCommunity Collegeis pleased to announce that registration is open for American Red Cross Swim Lessons.  The College will offer three eight week courses that will begin September 8 and extend until November 3.  Please see below for a complete description of class offerings, times, and fees. 9:00…

New Political Ad campaign has AARP running for Cover

AARP RESPONDS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AD: “THE CANDIDATES OWE VOTERS STRAIGHT TALK – NOT JUST 30-SECOND ADS.” A new ad campaign is using quotes from the AARP…  and AARP is distancing itself from those ads.. AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta says “The next president and Congress will decide the future of Medicare, and the…

Overperfection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Bloom Scholarship Recipient Makes Most of SUNY Plattsburgh Experience – Erin Burdick is a self-described former over-perfectionist.  She didn’t just strive for perfection. She expected perfection. “My self esteem was dependent on external factors, making me put forth as much effort as I could to ensure that I didn’t make a mistake,” she writes in…

Schumer – FEMA at odds over Keene Firehouse

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND AGAIN APPROVE FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KEENE FIRE STATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATING FLOODING LAST FALL  – CALLS ON FEMA TO DELIVER FUNDING FOR RELOCATION & EXPANSION OF FLOODED SAFETY FACILITY, NOW IN DISREPAIR, ONE YEAR AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged…

Greig NY Town Clerk Concealed Shortage

DiNAPOLI: MISSING FUNDS CONCEALED BY TOWN CLERK The clerk in the Town of Grieg used funds intended for an environmental improvement project to conceal a shortage in a tax collection bank account, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The case has been referred to State Police officials for investigation.…

Senator Gillibrand Visits Myriad RBM Friday

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Saranac Lake Friday morning to visit with and tour the new Myriad RBM facility in the old Village offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake.  Senator Gillibrand will visit Myriad at 9:30am and meet with local economic development leaders to discuss the region’s growth in the biotech…

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

Voter Registration Deadline nears for State & Local Primary Election – The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the September 13, 2012 primary elections. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, August 17th and received no later than August 24th to be valid for the…

Going Solar – On the K&J Show

Wayne Davison owns Northern Solar, which he and his partner operate out of Tupper Lake, NY. During a recent Village of Saranac Lake Board Meeting, the idea of municipalities making use of solar power to reduce expenses over the long term became a topic of discussion and we took the opportunity to invite Davison to…

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Region 5 Search and Rescue Report

DEC REGION 5 FOREST RANGER*S JUNE/JULY SEARCH AND RESCUE REPORT Essex County Town of North Elba, High Peaks Wilderness Area On Thursday, June 7, 2012, at about 9:11 am, DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook received a call reporting an injured hiker at Marcy Dam. Melis Bursin, 28, of New York City, NY, had injured her…

Changes to Blackfishing Regulations from the DEC

New Rules will Reduce Exploitation by Nearly 40 Percent – New recreational and commercial fishing rules for blackfish (tautog) have been formally adopted, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. These rules have been in place since May 5, 2012. These changes are necessary to comply with interstate management measures to…

Credit Unions Argue they have money for Small Business

– The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released the results of a new poll yesterday that showed New York’s small businesses are still having trouble borrowing, suggesting that banks have not loosened their lending standards since the economic crisis began four years ago. The poll also indicated that business microloans (under $100,000) are highest…

DEC ENFORCES FIREWOOD TRANSPORTATION RESTRICTIONS

DEC HAS CHECKPOINT FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Three people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment during a checkpoint held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks. “The spread of invasive insects through the illegal transportation of firewood must be prevented to protect both…

ADK MUSEUM HONORS

Harold K. Hochschild Award Presented at Adirondack Museum Gala Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – The Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Museum formally presented the Harold K. Hochschild Award to John and Margot Ernst at the annual Gala Benefit on July 28, 2012. The Harold K. Hochschild Award is dedicated to the memory of the…

EMERALD ASH BORER INVADES CATSKILLS

An Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was found in the Catskill Forest Preserve at a state-owned campground, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The discovery was confirmed after a DEC employee recovered a single EAB beetle from a purple prism trap that was placed in DEC’s Kenneth L.…

HUNTING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE

The 2012-13 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) may be purchased beginning Monday, August 13, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced. “Hunting, trapping and fishing opportunities in New York are fantastic and DEC is committed to helping provide outdoor enthusiasts with numerous recreational opportunities…