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Integrating Library Technology into Lake Placid’s Schools

There are more wires on the floor to the back of the administrative board room at the Lake Placid Middle / High School – In fact one of those roll around carts is sitting in the middle of the aisle during Tuesday’s Lake Placid School Board Meeting… The roll around cart  is designed to help…

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Saranac Lake Youth Center brings a circus to Riverside Park

On Monday, an event is held inSaranacLake’sRiversidePark– It’s a fundraiser, an awareness builder, for youth at the Saranac Lake Youth Center.. We arrived mid afternoon and spoke first with the President of the Youth Center Board Doug Zobel. The Board consists of volunteers in the community interested in helping to support the Youth Center. Diane Roberts…

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Village Trustee asking Town Board to put Farmers Market in Town Hall

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of two candidates running for the recently vacated Town ofHarrietstown Supervisor’s position. He’s announced he will be asking the Town ofHarrietstown Boardto allow the Saturday Farmers Market into the Town Hall during the winter months.  Catillaz says “The Farmers’ Market is a big attraction and traffic generator…

Senator Schumer inspects Adirondack Regional Airport

Senator Schumer inspects theAdirondackRegionalAirporton his visit to the region last week..  The Senator was inSaranacLaketouring the newWoundCareCenterat theAdirondackMedicalCenterpushing legislation to extend a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. During his visit, Schumer’s plane lands at the Airport in Lake Clear and he spent time with project inspector, Peter Rase of Passero Associates and Airport…

New York’s Big Business is in Small Family Farms

A New Report Says New York State continues to be a leading agricultural state with 36,300 farms producing $4.7 billion in products annually. The Report – released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli putsNew Yorkamong the largest producers in the nation for some goods, including ranking second in wine production. DiNapoli says “Farming inNew…

New Database Hopes to End Prescription Abuse and Insurance Fraud

A newly authorized patient tracking database will stop the epidemic of prescription abuse and the practice of Doctor Shopping for prescription drugs…  The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud says oxycodone prescriptions rose by 82 percent from 2007 to 2010 inNew YorkStateAlone.. Jack Houston is Chairman of the Alliance – He Says “Prescription abuse brings…

Climate Change Makes its Presence Known this Summer

Report: Summer’s Signs of Things to Come – With the long weekend marking summer’s unofficial end, New York’s weather this summer is telling us a lot about climate change and where we’re headed, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Federation senior scientist Doug Inkley says heat waves we’ve been experiencing, such as…

K&J – Esther Arlan talks about Education in New York State

The New York Education Reform Commission holds a public hearing here in Lake Placid and they’re plans are to hold a dozen of this type of meeting designed to gather information and comment from local educators and stakeholders on the system of education in New York. The 20 member Commission was recently appointed by Governor…

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Schumer Visits AMC Wound Care Center

Schumer: This Proposal Will Keep Adirondack Medical Center on the Frontlines of Quality Health Care AUDIO – Click Here to Listen – 083112 – Schumer Visits Saranac Lake US Senator Charles Schumer tours the new Wound Care Center behind Adirondack Medical Center and pushes legislation extending a Medicare payment program critical to rural hospitals. Adirondack…

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Labor Day – an opportunity for CSEA

The strength of America is in our shared community, not the rugged individual’s survival of the fittest A Message from Danny Donahue – President of CSEA — It’s time to get real about the importance of community and collective action in all our lives. There’s a popular myth about rugged individualism in America, but no…

Schumer Visits The North Country Today

Schumer to Tour New Wound Care Center at Adirondack Medical & Push Legislation to Extend Program to Support Rural Hospitals That Treat High Number of Medicare Patients & That Are Critical to Rural Communities U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer will tour the hospital’s new Wound Care Center and push legislation that would extend a Medicare…

A new Guide to Adirondack Mountains

Definitive Guide to Adirondack High Peaks Released The Adirondack Mountain Club’s guidebook now in 14th edition — A year after Tropical Storm Irene washed out bridges, closed hiking trails and created new slides in theAdirondackHighPeaks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released an expanded and completely revised guidebook to the region. “Adirondack Mountain Club High…

A Sustainable Food Movement – Comes to the Town Hall

From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market Carole Morison, the former Perdue contract chicken farmer featured in the Academy Award nominated film “Food, Inc”  will speak Friday, August 31 at  7:00 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Her talk, “Industrial Farming to Pasture-Raised: Progressing the Sustainable Food Movement” will highlight her prior experience…

Water plus Color at Adirondack Artists Guild

Adirondack Artists Guild – New feature Begins August 31st with reception 5p-7p “Water+Color,” a collection of paintings by Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild from August 31 through October 3. Water+Color is a constant theme for the artist. Ms. Altman is intrigued by both in her art and in…

A Full Weekend of events – The K&J Show looks at Labor Day Weekend Activities

AUDIO – 083012 – K&J SHOW – Barb Rice Gail Brill Peter Seward On Thursday’s K&J Show we’re joined by Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barbara Rice, Farm 2 Fork Festival Producer Gail Brill, and HoboFest Promoter Peter Seward.  We’re talking about the Last Outdoor Movie – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Berkley…

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Mr Mayor, Tear Down This Wall !

Have you ever paddled under a bridge, or how about just walking under a bridge? It’s an interesting transition, kind of like going into a tunnel, where the sounds change, and the light changes… and when you come out the other side, back to normal right?  In one case, there’s a walkway that’s been in…

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Governor Cuomo Steps up with Funding for Keene Firehouse

Governor Cuomo Announces up to $640,000 in state Funding for the Replacement of the  Keene Firehouse. The funding will allow construction to move forward on the town’s new firehouse, one year after the station was washed away by Hurricane Irene. The Keene Fire Station was destroyed on August 28, 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, and…

Trudeau Researchers identify another treatment opportunity

— New research from the laboratory of Dr. Andrea Cooper at the Trudeau Institute holds promise for the improved prevention and treatment of bacterial infections and the life-threatening complications of chronic inflammation that can result from them. Following a typical bacterial infection, the immune response is manifested by the accumulation of immune cells within the…

NEW VA Website offers Convenience to Local Veterans

– The Veterans Administration Announces a new free and easy web-based tool called  MyHealthēVet allowing veterans, active duty service members, and their dependents and caregivers access to their own personal health records. The Program’s Coordinator Jeanne Couture says “We’re giving the tools to allow veterans to take control of their health.  They talk to their…

Long Term Care Community Coalition Releases Nursing Home Fines List

–  The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) releases a list of citations against nursing homes in the state. The largest fines since January have been levied against Wingate at Beacon inDutchessCounty- fined $24,000 and CVPH in February received a fine for their home of $22,000..  Adirondack Health’s Facilities are not on the list which…