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K&J – Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Budget

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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State Testing Begins Tuesday

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New York State’s Standardized Assessment Testing for grades three through eight begins tomorrow across the state.. In anticipation of parents choosing to have their children opt out of taking the tests.. Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden held an informational meeting with parents to discuss the implications on Thursday last week. VanWeelden was joined by…

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K&J – Daisy Jopling’s “String Pulse Experience” at LPCA Sunday

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Today on the K&J show, we’re in Lake Placid with Daisy Jopling.. She’s a classical and rock violinist whose performed on stages worldwide including London’s Royal Albert Hall, and here in New York at Carnegie Hall along with stages in China, Austria… Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Stefanik visits Clinton Community College

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik shifted her focus from Veterans issues to Education as she toured local schools and colleges in Clinton County on Thursday..  Early in the day she stopped at Beakmantown and then to CV Tec and from there in the afternoon, we caught up with her at Clinton Community College, where she met briefly…

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Saranac Lake Middle School Principal Discusses State Tests

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Students from Grades 3 through 8 are headed shortly into Standardized Assessment testing for English Language Arts and for Math.. On Thursday Saranac Lake’s Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden met with parents to discuss the question of having their children opt out of the tests.. We had an opportunity to speak with Mr VanWeelden just…

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K&J – Stefanik Visits St Joseph’s Veterans Facility

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spent Wednesday visiting with Veterans in Tupper Lake and Touring St Josephs Veteran’s Facility in Saranac Lake… For veterans in rural settings, Stefanik says she’s been hearing one common theme.. And that was the focus of the conversation in Tupper Lake.. “Transportation is a problem for veterans who live in rural areas,…

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Lake Placid School Board Sets Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30pm to discuss their Strategic Plan for the district. At their meeting yesterday the board was presented with a draft of the plan.. Each goal provides an overall strategic initiative and is followed by a set of action…

Reconstruction Begins on Dorsey Street

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The Dorsey Street Sewer Reconstruction project begins today.. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says work crews will be starting every morning at about 7:00 AM.  As a result of the construction, Dorsey Street will be closed between Broadway and Sumner between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM starting today and running through the next several…

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New Kayak / Canoe Storage Racks Coming to Cadyville Beach

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The Town of Plattsburgh is exploring new ways to offer access to the town’s waterways.. And   New this year,  Parks and Recreation Director Melanie Defayette says they’ve installed a kayak and canoe storage rack at the Cadyville Beach on Route 3. The concept is for users to provide their own method of locking their boat…

Lake Placid Horse Shows Confirm Three Week Summer Schedule

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The Lake Place Horse Shows announce that Sea Shore Stables, LLC will once again be title sponsor of three weeks of action-packed hunter-jumper competition, with Devoucoux, Equine Insurance Services/Great American and Woodlea Farms all stepping up to sponsor Lake Placid’s three featured Grand Prix classes! With the support of the horse shows’ sponsors, the 2015…

Nominate the Faces of the Future

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For the last several years, Strictly Business Magazine has been dedicating an annual issue to the Faces of Our Future…. They’re looking for young professionals who defy their generational stereotypes by demanding more for themselves, their peers and their communities. This year, the magazine is inviting the business community to nominate 40 professionals under 40.. …

SUNY Plattsburgh Part of New Adirondack Collaboration

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It’s a natural fit: Dr. Eric Leibensperger of SUNY Plattsburgh, Dr. Huiting Mao of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Dr. James Schwab of the University at Albany live within a couple hundred miles of one another, with the Adirondacks roughly in the middle. And each conducts research on regional atmospheric chemistry and…

A Letter to Parents from SLCSD Superintendent Diane Fox

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The Saranac Lake Central School District, after considering the implications of a policy designed to accommodate students in grades three through eight whose parents decide to have them opt out of testing have sent a letter home to parents explaining the policy..  The letter says “The district is receiving many questions about whether or not…

City Council Adds Support to Oil Train Task Force

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The Oil Train Task Force continues to receive support from towns and villages along the rail corridor and including themselves in the support for better safety and regulation is the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says even though the trains already slow down in the city, he would like to see the speed…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Chancellor’s Awards for Students at CCC / NCCC

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Two Clinton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards Plattsburgh, New York – Two Clinton Community College students, Brielle Cerne and Mary-Ali Taft, have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students from throughout SUNY who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas…

Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…