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Organizers Welcome 4th Locally Funded Empire State Winter Games

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Organizers of the 34th annual Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) will welcome the return of the annual competitions Feb. 6-9, 2014 in New York’s Adirondack region.  This is the fourth year the event has been hosted by a unique and diverse regional coalition, consisting of the Towns of North Elba, Harrietstown, Brighton, Wilmington, and Jay;…

Saranac Lake Art Club Heading to Detroit

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50 members of The Saranac Lake High School Art Club are headed to Detroit in March to meet with a graduate of Saranac Lake High School who is now the lead designer at General Motors..Doc Ward, the Director of the Art Club..  He spoke at Wednesday Evenings School Board meeting about the clubs plans. They’re headed…

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Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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Cuomo Gives Whiteface Highway $12 Million for Repairs

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Whiteface Mountain Veteran’s Memorial Highway now has $12 million in state funding to enable vital repairs. “The Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway attracts tourists, bicyclists, hikers, and sightseers from around the globe to traverse the High Peak and take in the exquisite view,” Governor Cuomo said. “For too many years the Highway has been in…

Measuring the Visual Impact of a New Historic Icon

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If you’ve been wondering how the new Riverside Hotel might fit into the landscape on Lake Flower Avenue, there’s no need to wait any longer… That’s because four balloons are floating 60 feet and 90 feet above the ground on Lake Flower Avenue.. The Two Orange Balloons which are used only for digital mapping are…

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Noisy Vehicles Beware.. Tupper Lake is on the Prowl

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The Village of Tupper Lake is throwing their weight behind a new local law that would restrict the use of aftermarket noise-makers installed on vehicles in the community..  The new law would allow Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx to provide for enforcement  He says right now his department does have options, but the new law…

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K&J – The Power and Promise of Non Profits

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The Adirondack Non Profit Summit – Thursday November 21st at the WIld Center A daylong summit will examine the impact of our region’s nonprofit organizations. This event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. All those involved in nonprofit organizations — board members, staff, donors…

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Tucker 2000 Groomer Comes to Tupper Lake

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The Tupper Lake Snowmobile Club will become the recipients of a 2005 Tucker 2000 Snowmobile Trail Groomer..    Pete Edwards attended a special meeting of the Town of Tupper Lake on Monday where the board approved their annual budget, which included the issuance of a bond for the purchase of the groomer.. As for the expense…

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Babes are Blooming Again in Lake Placid

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Even though winter is here… It looks like we’ll see more Babes in Bloom in Lake Placid… Because the first printing of the controversial,  yet popular, Garden Club of Lake Placid’s 2014 calendar, Babes in Bloom, sold out within 3 weeks, the Club contemplates a second printing of 500, the minimum run. In order to…

New York’s “State of Health”

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The New York State Department of Health says enrollment numbers in the state are meeting or Exceeding their expectations..   Danielle Hollohan is the Deputy Director for the New York State Department of Health.. In a telephone conference on Monday, Hollohan tells WNBZ that as of November 12th, 197,011 New Yorkers have been determined to…

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K&J – Trudeau’s Original Manuscript Unveiled

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Towards the end of his life, Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau received a package from his publisher.. It was the original transcript of his autobiography and until Friday, November 15th, it had never been opened…   Finally in 2013, The package was laid out on a special table at Trudeau Institute and with the exception of several…

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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Whiteface Opens Friday

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The Wait is officially over today at 8:30am because WhitefaceMountain is open and the Facelift and the Gondola will be in full operation..  Mike LeBlanc is Operations Manager at Whiteface..  He oversees most of the activities happening at the Mountain.. He tells WNBZ “Today’s opening is the earliest Whiteface has ever opened.. Last year the…

Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

Cuomo says No Noise is Good Noise

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New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, saying that…

Visual Impact Study Planned for Riverside Hotel

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The public will get its first chance next week to gauge the height of a proposed Lake Flower shoreline hotel. Balloons will be floated over the site of the proposed building as part of a state Adirondack Park Agency-required visual analysis of the project, Malone developer Chris LaBarge told the village Planning Board Wednesday night. The potential…

K&J – Lions Auction is Saturday

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Every year just before Thanksgiving, The Lake Placid Lions Club gathers in the media center at the Olympic Ski Jumps in Lake Placid for the annual Lake Placid Lion’s Club Radio Auction on ROCK105. Before the station was purchased by Mountain Communications, the Lions aired their auction on AM 920 WIRD but it was changed…

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North Elba Budget – On Target for Tax Cap

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The Town of North Elba is moving forward with a budget that comes in under their Tax Cap…  originally, the proposed budget came in at $4,707,023 dollars..  The Calculated tax levy limit is only $4,063,020 which meant the preliminary budget exceeded the cap by more than $640,000.. ($644,003)  North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi said “The…

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