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Village Board Asks DOT / DEC to Update Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake is asking the DEC and the Department of Transportation to review and update the railway corridor and Unit Management Plan for the Corridor extending fromUticatoLake Placid… <<<< CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – 092512 – SARANAC LAKE RAIL CORRIDOR RESOLUTION >>>> SaranacLake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau reading the Resolution at Monday’s Village…

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STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

If there’s one thing that holds true for the Tri-Lakes Region, it’s that we have some of the most enthusiastic group of teachers in new YorkState..  and you can’t help but see the excitement of teachers in different departments throughout the region…  In SaranacLake,  we didn’t have much trouble finding another teachers happy to speak…

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Harrietstown Supevisor Candidates Clarify their positions on Business Park

The Town of Harrietstown is going to have a new Supervisor come Election Day…   and in a regular feature here on WNBZ, we’re taking a regular look at the positions of the two candidates..  We’re going to look more closely at the Town’s Business Park, On Friday, we heard from Town Councilman Bob Bevelacqua…. Today,…

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Who Really Doesn’t Pay Taxes?

The Backstory on Who “Doesn’t Pay” Taxes NEW YORK – Pundits and politicians are throwing around a lot of numbers these days. When it comes to taxes and who is or isn’t paying them, one group aims to separate the facts from fiction. Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget…

Forever Wired Conference in it’s 4th Year

The fourth annual Forever Wired Conference happens Friday, atClarksonUniversity… This year’s focus is the state of broadband in the Adirondack North Country and the progress made in generating greater awareness and economic opportunities along with a discussion of responsible and sustainable economic growth in theAdirondacks. Conference Chair Kelly Chezum says “Forever Wired has been the…

Voter Rights – on the Mind of Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand teams with Rep. John Lewis, who is well recognized for his work in Civil Rights..  introducing companion legislation in the Senate for the Voter Empowerment Act.  Gillibrand says “We’ve come too far in our nation’s history to re-fight old battles over voting rights that have already been won,” and she says…

K&J SHOW – Dr Andrea Cooper Speaks about New Discovery

TRUDEAU RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY UNFORESEEN REGULATION OF THE ANTI-BACTERIAL IMMUNE RESPONSE New research from the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cooper at the Trudeau Institute, just published in the European Journal of Immunology publication, holds promise for the improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections and the life-threatening complications of chronic inflammation that can result from them.…

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Harrietstown Candidates clarify their positions on Business Park

The Town of Harrietstown is going to have a new Supervisor come Election Day…   and in a regular feature here on WNBZ, we’re taking a regular look at the positions of the two candidates..  We’re going to look more closely at the Town’s Business Park and more specifically today, we’ll hear on Candidate lay out…

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Department of Labor Says New York Adds 102,700 Private Sector Jobs in 2012

In 2012,New YorkState’s economy added 102,700 private sector jobs, the State Department of Labor reported today.  This year-to-date increase in the job count contributed to the state’s recovery of 348,000 private sector jobs since November 2009. New YorkStatehas regained all of the private sector jobs it lost during the state’s recession.  Only four other states have…

DEC Rejects Call For “Independent” Health Study of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

The “DEC has been reviewing approximately 80,000 comments submitted concerning the Department’s review of high volume hydraulic fracturing.” That’s part of a statement by DEC commissioner Joe Martens – who says that “While a wide variety of issues are addressed by the comments, many focus on the potential public health impacts of high volume hydrofracking.”…

New Tax Cap Training for Local Officials – Easier Forms

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announces an easier version of the the 2012-13 tax cap reporting forms for local officials.. It’s about their ability to report the tax levy limit.. The changes are a result of analysis of reporting errors from the first year of implementation, And in response, the Division of Local Government and…

K&J SHOW – Technology Plan at Lake Placid Schools

Picture yourself standing in front of a line of computers at Best Buy, or Target, Wal Mart, your local neighborhood computer store… trying to decide which piece of technology is going to be right for you, There are at least 10 or 12 choices of laptops, and another 4 or 5 desktop versions and each…

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Training for Alcohol Intervention Procedures offered at Plattsburgh State

A Free Training program is offered through local sheriffs offices and STOP-DWI programs along with several additional drug and alcohol task forces… The Groups are inviting restaurants, hotels, bars, nightclubs and all on-premise liquor license holders to participate in the Training for Intervention Procedures program… It’s called TIPS for short and the program is being…

Google’s in Town

Google Map’s Street View came to the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid on Friday morning. Jim Hilker, Google’s videographer based in Ithaca, will create 360-degree, up and down views of the entire resort property, including the Cottage Café, pictured here. The technology allows for browsers to take virtual tours of businesses…

Elementary Playground to Re-open with new plans and a call for volunteers

 LPCS Elementary Playground Re-Opening October 10th  A new plan is in place for reopening theLake PlacidElementary Schoolplayground.. The plan includes zoned areas for grade K-2 and 3-5, and a new 10 seat swing, new hill slides and a new sandbox and the installation of ten to twelve inches of processed wood chip fiber, which will…

Community Commitment and College Presidents

College Presidents Recognized for Their Community Commitment The Adirondack Park Institute, the “Friends of the Interpretive Centers” hosted the New Beginnings Award Gala on August 9, 2012 at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The event was to celebrate the rebirth of the Interpretive Centers under new owners and to share with the community the promise…

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU DEMANDS ACTION ON 2012 FARM BILL

 New York Farm Bureau members attended the Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC today pushing for quick action on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires at the end of September.   Already the delay has rolled back the safety net for New York’s dairy farmers and further inaction puts critical programs in…

New Yorks Wind Power Blowing Offshore

Can NY find Economic Powerhouse in Offshore Wind? NEW YORK - A new report says it’s there for the taking, right off the coastline of New York, and has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs – and it’s referring to wind power. Ross Gould, air and energy program director for Environmental Advocates of New…

St Joseph’s looking to add Veteran’s Community Residence on their property

The Village of Saranac Lake’s Planning Board and the Zoning Review Board has it’s eye on a new Veteran’s facility proposed by Robert Ross, CEO of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and RecoveryCenter..  Actually, there’s no way they couldn’t because St Joe’s neighbors continue to complain about the lack of communication between themselves and St Joes… …

NBT Lake Placid completes building Renovation

CHANGES ON MAIN STREET: NBT BANK CELEBRATES RESTORATION OF MAIN STREET BRANCH You may have noticed some changes at the NBT Bank on Main Street. “When the front of the building and the big fan window were removed, our customers and the community were initially confused and upset to see it go,” said Camilla Palumbo,…