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LITERACY ON THE K&J SHOW

The Saranac Lake Central School Board hears new results from the Elementary Literacy Programs run by Diana LeBlanc.  They take great pride in providing the staff and students with best practices in education. Early literacy skills focus on the five big ideas in reading: including Phonemic Awareness, Phonic Instruction, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. AUDIO – 081012…

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K&J – SUNY Students Highlight Ted K. Community Center

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The Music you’re hearing in the background of this K&J show is from a special video made by Students at Plattsburgh State University about the Ted K Center – A center for youth which provides educational, social and recreational services to youth and families residing in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Developments…  Five of these Students…

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Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Raising the Crosswalks

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The Bottom of Rugar Street remains closed as crews put the finishing touches on the new raised crosswalks before students move back in next weekend… Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper says these new crosswalks are going to be a good way to provide a safer environment for everyone… Rugar will open once the work has been…

Update: Heritage Trail Becomes a Reality in Plattsburgh

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Friday 8/15/14 - Plattsburgh’s City Council voted to support a new historic walking trail on Thursday Evening..  The Committee is hoping the City’s DPW will help with placement and installation..  The project in the City Council Chambers was spearheaded by Councilman Josh Kretzer.. —————- Below from Thursday 8/14/14 Plattsburgh’s City Council meets tonight and one item…

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Town of North Elba vs Grimditch Estate Heads to Florida

You know those boathouses on Lake Placid that the Grimdich family built and the Town said would have to come down.. They’re still being used by tenants of the property which has been rented most of the summer and that….  If what the neighbors says is happening…. Is just going to add to the overall…

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Portable Public Restrooms at North Elba Townhouse

An unfortunate accident on Lake Flower Avenue last week has forced The North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake to be without water and sewer until a repair can be made to the sewer lateral which was actually damaged as a result of repairing the telephone pole in front of the townhouse that came down in…

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Ambulance Coverage

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There’s a shortage of emergency services volunteers in towns and villages throughout the North Country.. In Lake Placid, this issue became evident over the weekend as Mayor Craig Randal moved one of the Ambulances from it’s regular home at the ambulance garage to the fire station.. The effort was in response to the lack of…

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K&J – Touring the Lake Placid Ambulance Service

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In the K&J Show today, we’re speaking with Employee Supervisor Michael Marshall… A 19 year veteran at the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service.. The Ambulance Service is working to fine tune their approach to the new hours at the Emergency Department in Lake Placid and we’ll find out how it’s going and we’ll take a…

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Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

IBM’s 5150 – The Personal Computer – turns 33

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When the IBM Personal Computer (IBM 5150) was introduced to the world 33 years ago, it was dramatically clear to most observers that IBM had done something very new and different. (Here’s an excerpt from the IBM archives)  Here you had a large company, steeped in tradition, that had been willing and able to set…

Plans for a Dog Park at Cliff Haven Recreational Park

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If Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department is successful, Cliff Haven Recreational Park will have a specially designed park for dogs, big and small…  Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman is participating in a meeting at the Cliff Haven Park building on August 13th..  WNBZ caught up with him at the Town Offices and I asked him to give us…

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Clinton County on the “Way to Wellville”

Clinton County has been selected as one of 10 finalists in a national Way to Wellville Contest. A look at The contest is sponsored by the group HICCup and they’re in town today for a special visit to the area.. HICCup is a nonprofit founded by angel investor Esther Dyson to encourage a rethinking of…

Disk Golf at Cadyville Park

The Adirondack Disc Golf Association is hosting Chains for Charity III this coming Saturday.. at the Cadyville Disc Golf Course.  The tournament will support Sierra Reynolds, who is from Altona, New York.  Sierra has been battling kidney disease since she contracted e-coli at the age of 2.  She has been through numerous surgeries, but most…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

Adjusting the 4th Grade in Bloomingdale

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The Saranac Lake School District, as with many other districts in our region is looking to maximize their resources and Superintendent Diane Fox says it’s important to remember that the focus should always be on what’s best for the kids…  One adjustment she’s implementing this Fall is a slight adjustment in the number of students…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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