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WNBZ On the Air – In Depth – Reviewing The Town of North Elba Park District

North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi - Reviews the Budget with the Board

North Elba’s Park District is a unique entity in the State of New York and represents more than half of the Town of North Elba’s 2013 budget. WNBZ looks at this in depth today as we continue our review of the North Elba Budget approved by the board following Tuesday’s Budget Hearings.. AUDIO – TONE…

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A Focus on Biking in the Adirondacks – and the Saranac Lake Wild Forest Management Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake is calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to swiftly approve  a draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Saranac Lake Wild Forest to include many added trails for mountain biking and hiking.   Community Development Director Jeremy Evans says there are lot of…

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North Elba Finalizes 2013 Budget

The Town of North Elba approved the proposed 2013 Budget on Tuesday night and WNBZ begins a week-long review of the specifics.. Today, we’re focusing on the General Fund balances, Cathy Gregory is the Town’s Budget Officer She presented the finalized 2013 proposed budget to the board during a Public Hearing Tuesday Evening. AUDIO –…

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Village of Saranac Lake Considers Skateboarding Park Options

The Village of Saranac Lake Tables a resolution proposing to place the recently donated Skateboard Park Equipment on the tennis court in Ampersand Park. Village Residents who are neighbors of the park are in attendance at the meeting along with other community members who have come out for the discussion have filled the meeting room…

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K&J Interviews Trudeau Chief Ronald Goldfarb

Benjamin Brewster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute, announced the appointment of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb as Trudeau’s sixth President, Director and CEO, effective October 1, 2012. Dr. Goldfarb, who has more than 30 years of experience in cancer research and development in both academic and industrial settings, most recently served…

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Cuomo Launches New Commission to Study Utilities Storm Preparation and Management

 RECOMMEND REFORMS TO OVERHAUL REGULATION OF ENTIRE SYSTEM TO BETTER DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES Commission to Investigate Companies’ Preparedness and Make Recommendations to Improve Future Response to Major Weather Incidents Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed an Executive Order to establish a commission under the Moreland Act that will investigate the response, preparation, and management of…

SUNY Plattsburgh Students Raising Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief

SUNY Plattsburgh students are joining forces to raise funds for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort.  Organizations, individual students, sororities and fraternities have staged coin drives in the residence halls, are hosting tabling events at the Angell College Center and Champlain Centre Mall and will be engaging in other efforts in the coming…

Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

The Wild Center Fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit November 14th & November 15th, 2012 New at the fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit! Plenary session and workshop by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about…

St Joe’s is Homeward Bound for Veterans in the Adirondacks

A New Homeward Bound Office Opens in Saranac Lake. Jordanna Mallach is Program Coordinator for Homeward Bound Adirondacks. Part of their obligation is to be out in the community and you may see them at community events speaking about their work especially now that they’ve opened their new facility on Helen Hill and unless they’re out…

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks Commissions 18 new Parish Nurses

In a Dedication Ceremony held at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Watertown on November 3, 2012, Bishop Terry LaValley commissioned 18 Parish Nurses who had completed the “Foundations in Faith Community Nursing Workshop” offered by Mercy Care for the Adirondacks. Bishop LaValley remarked: “Parish Nurses are treasured ministers in our parishes that are blessed…

Wound Center adds skilled specialist to its care team

SARANAC LAKE – A familiar face has returned to Adirondack Health with the addition of Lynn Sarr to the highly specialized and caring team at the Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center in Saranac Lake. A long-time resident of Saranac Lake, Lynn is an Adult Nurse Practitioner who has received additional special training in wound and…

Lake Placid Ambulance Service says Thank You

At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service expresses appreciation to the community for their support during 2012. It’s been a busy and exciting year. First, gratitude is extended to the volunteer members and paid staff, who have responded to more than 1250 calls so far this year. This pace is 4-5 per day.…

NYS Counties Renew Call to Fix Preschool Special Education

 We can do better for our kids and our taxpayers.  That’s the message out of the New York State Association of Counties this week in a report recommending specific reforms to New York’s Preschool Special Education Program. The report, titled “Roadmap to Mandate Relief: Improving Preschool Special Education,” details changes the State government can make to…

A New Facebook for “Team Saranac Lake”

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustee Paul Van Cott today announced the launch of a new Facebook page called, “Team Saranac Lake,” to spur public dialogue of current issues. Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re looking to reach more Saranac Lakers, keep them informed, and find out what is on their minds,”  Van Cott …

ORDA Winter Job Fair – Set for this Wednesday

ORDA Job Fair for Winter Season Employment, Wednesday, Nov. 14 Full and Part-Time Positions Available  LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) and Centerplate Food Service will host a job fair at the Whiteface Mountain Base Lodge, Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both full-time and part-time positions are…

November 11th – Veteran’s Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

Don’t Miss this Veteran’s Benefit

Service members may be missing valuable student loan benefits resulting in higher loan costs Like many Americans, active-duty military men and women are carrying significant student loan debt. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the State’s student financial aid agency that helps people pay for college, reminds men and women serving in…

Adirondack Health welcomes chief officer to lead senior services

  SARANAC LAKE – Marc Walker, a skilled and compassionate leader, has joined the Adirondack Health leadership team to implement a new vision for the Uihlein Living Center campus.   Marc has hit the ground running as the Chief Senior Services Officer, a new title that more accurately reflects Adirondack Health’s mission and vision to provide…

Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans

A Special Veteran’s Day K&J Show is part of our Monday Morning News Programming..   Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans in this annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. The Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919, ends World War One. Fighting, however, had stopped seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,…

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Red Cross Receives $100k from New York Pipeline Company

Millennium Pipeline Company Donates $100K to Red Cross For Orange and Rockland County Storm Relief Efforts  PEARL RIVER, NY (11/08/2012)(readMedia)– Millennium Pipeline Company donated $100,000 to the Red Cross Metro New York North chapter this week with funds specifically earmarked to help support storm relief efforts in Orange and Rockland Counties. Accepting a check on…