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DOT / DEC Commissioners Weigh in on WV Train Derailment

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NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and NYSDEC Commissioner Joseph Martens weigh in on the Crude Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia. The two Commissioners say that yesterday’s derailment of 25 rail cars carrying crude oil through West Virginia and the resulting house fire is exactly the reason why the U.S. Transportation Department should not wait any…

Fewer NY School Districts Overriding Tax Cap

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The number of school districts overriding New York’s property tax cap declined by more than half over the past three fiscal years, dropping from 44 school districts in 2012-13 to only 19 in 2014-15, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also found low- and average-need districts were twice as…

K&J – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

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Today we’re going to look back on the Gala Winter Carnival Parade, one of the major events during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival which highlights the second weekend of the celebration. Every year, the parade lineup begins under the Mobil sign on Broadway in Saranac Lake. The Chairman of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is…

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Town of Plattsburgh Sponsors Indoor/Outdoor Vacation Activities

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The Cold weather may be keeping some of us indoors but there are plenty of recreational activities to keep us healthy this winter and many of them are indoors..  The Town of Plattsburgh’s recreation department for example has a big list of things to do for the rest of school vacation.. If you’re interested in…

Adirondack Health CEO Tops list of “CEOs to Know”

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For two years running, Chandler M. Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health, has been named one of the “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, which features some of the most impressive leaders dedicated to advancing healthcare in small towns and rural regions. Individuals on the list include CEOs and administrators…

Silver Medalist Lauryn Williams Retiring from Bobsled

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Lauryn Williams (Miami, Fla.), one of only five people to medal in different sports at the Summer and Winter Olympics, announced today that she is retiring from the sport of bobsled. Williams deliberated retirement following her silver medal performance at the Sochi Games in the women’s bobsled event with driver Elana Meyers Taylor, but she…

Strand’s February Exhibits Open Friday

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The Strand Center for the Arts has two new exhibitions in February featuring work by Susan Whiteman and Dan Hausner. Susan Whiteman is the headlining artist in the Main Gallery with “Tread Softly, Travel Lightly” while Dan Hausner exhibits “Moments and Places” in the Community Gallery  located at The Strand Center for the Arts at…

Duprey Appointed to Ethics Search Committee

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Earlier this week, Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to a panel that will conduct a national search for an executive director for the new Office of Ethics and Compliance. The panel will recommend a list of potential directors, with Heastie making the final selection. The committee…

K&J – Lake Flower Lodge Developer Chris LeBarge

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Another Public Hearing is now just ten days away for the public to air their feelings about a proposed 93 room Destination Resort Hotel known as the Lake Flower Lodge… Chris Lebarge is one of the developers of the project and joins us today in the K&J Show here on WNBZ.. On Monday, The Village Board…

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Plattsburgh’s City Council says “Think Summer”

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Since it’s going to be so cold this weekend, we thought it might be appropriate to think about summer for a moment..  Especially since Plattsburgh’s City Council Thursday evening agreed that the Parade on the Fourth of July might be well served to stay with the new route they designed last year to accommodate the…

Governor Cuomo Visits Plattsburgh with Opportunity Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to highlight portions of his Opportunity Agenda for New York State. Among his Opportunity Agenda proposals, Governor Cuomo focuses on the following initiatives affecting the North Country: Provide the North Country with high-speed broadband access by the end of 2018: Governor Cuomo has set an ambitious goal to ensure…

K&J – Winter Carnival Rotary Show

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The Director of this year’s Winter Carnival Rotary Variety Show Dancers may be a little under the weather come Tomorrow Night…  But the show must go on, so to speak. And it will. In fact tickets are still on sale and available at Post Office Pharmacy and Ampersound just to name a few of the…

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An Intriguing Policy Change for City Council Meetings

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If you’ve ever been to a municipal meeting, then you know there are usually opportunities during public meetings for audience members to stand and make any comments they like, usually for a limited amount of time.. The goal, if you ask most community leaders is to be sure that the process is open and that…

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Stefanik Votes in Support of Keystone XL Pipeline

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik(R-NY-21) voted in support on Wednesday afternoon of S. 1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. This bipartisan legislation that has passed out of the Senate would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “I am proud to support this commonsense, bipartisan energy project,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This project will create as…

The Need for Recreation in Plattsburgh is Overflowing

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A new report says residents in the City of Plattsburgh are always looking for more recreational activities… In fact.. the city commissioned the report and they’ve been looking carefully at recreational opportunities for their residents..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says it’s something they’ve been paying a lot of attention to in fact both for the…

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K&J – Winter Carnival’s Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke

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We spoke with the King and the Queen at the Grand Marshall’s reception on Tuesday evening…   The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Grand Marshall Jack LaDuke was also at the Red Fox for the reception followed by the Royalty Dinner. Both are a tradition of Winter Carnival where all of the Winter Carnival Royalty and…

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Public Hearing Set for Lake Flower Lodge

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a second public hearing to discuss adjustments to the Zoning Laws which would allow the Lake Flower Lodge Project to move forward…  The developers, given the go ahead by the village would begin working with the Planning Board and other permitting agencies in hopes of receiving a final…

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Town of Plattsburgh Hears Presentation on Medical Marijuana for the North Country

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There are most likely going to be more than 100 applicants vying for just 5 certifications to grow medical marijuana in the state of New York… That’s according to a presentation from one group that hopes to become the North Country’s Seed to Sale Operator.. Douglas Butdorf is President of North Country Roots, he has…

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DPW Clears Roads / Lots for Winter Carnival

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We have word from Saranac Lake that the DPW will be cleaning the Municipal Parking Lot on Dorsey Street this week early on Thursday morning.  DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says the work will be done between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM and that all cars need to be moved otherwise they’ll be…

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Community Development Grant Could Net Funds for Home Repair

A Grant application is now in the hands of the State and if Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has it’s way, Homeowners in the City will become the beneficiaries of funding to pay for home repairs including leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. Community Development Director Bruce Lawson joined…

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