Politics

Cuomo Clamps Down on Corruption

Public Trust Act Would Establish a New Class of Public Corruption Crimes, Tough New Penalties on Offenders, Require Public Officials to Report Bribery Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new legislation, the Public Trust Act, which would create a new class of public corruption crimes and enhance New York prosecutors’ ability to crack down on…

North Country Community College Inauguration

It’s been more than 21 years since the last Presidential Inauguration at North CountryCommunity College.. Which is what makes this event such an important milestone in our community, and for that matter, in Malone and Ticonderoga as well..  With that in Mind.. We began our in depth coverage of the President’s Inauguration with a comment…

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K&J – Is New York Safe?

A presentation at the Convention Center in Lake Placid includes Tom Fazio, a Colonel with the New York State Police. He’s speaking to a crowd of unhappy gun owners who, like many, are having trouble understanding what the new gun laws in New York State Really mean.. As part of the new regulations owners of…

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Farmers Gather in Albany to set Bureau’s Agenda and Policy

Farmers from across this great state will gather for New York Farm Bureau’s State Annual Meeting which begins tomorrow in Albany. The State’s Annual Meeting will set New York Farm Bureau policy and it’s agenda for the coming year, which many agree comes with many uncertainties. Perhaps the most pressing issue involves the ongoing struggle inWashingtonto…

Essex County Weighs and Means Ups Bed Tax by 2%

The Essex County Weighs and Means Committee Met earlier this week. The committee is chaired by Town of North Elba Supervisor Robi Politi.  One of their actions – a Resolution to amend the local law to increase the Occupancy Tax by 1%…  Supervisor Randy Preston moved to change the increase to 2% which would give…

Skate-Park Committee Says “Poop or Get Off the Pot”

After considering the tennis court at Ampersand Park in Saranac Lake at a recent village board meeting and being met with a roomful of opposition, The Village Board asked the Skate Park Committee to consider other locations and according to Rich Shapiro, it’s time for the board to make up their minds.. Shapiro, in his…

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VT VA Getting New CBOC

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announces the selection of a contractor to build a new $2.6 million community-based outpatient clinic for veterans in Burlington which will serve about 4,000 veterans. The Senator is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and at a recent interview, he said the need for health care service has…

Saranac Lake’s Mayor to Salute Sports Teams

Village to Salute Red Storm Football Team Mayor Clyde Rabideau will issue a mayoral proclamation saluting the Saranac Lake Central School Red Storm Football Team at its regular Monday night meeting in the Village Hall, which starts at 5:30 PM, for winning its third straight Class C title in Section 7. Rabideau said, “Our local…

K&J – Reviewing the Pros and Cons of Re-Opening the DOT’s Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

Today’s K&J Show explores the differing opinions relating to whether or not the Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan should be re-opened. The Tupper Lake Village Board hears from Kris Kenniston at a recent meeting. Kris is in favor of removing the rails and replacing them with a recreational trail.  He’s at the meeting with Hope Frenette…

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Rabideau says Tourism Funding Should Be Divided Equally

Saranac Lake Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau issued a statement concerning the potential distribution of Franklin County tourism money and bed tax proceeds.  The Mayors comments  follow reaction from Village of Tupper Lake Trustee Rick Donah.. and Tupper Lake’s Mayor and Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun.. Donah says while the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is a…

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Tupper Lake Trustee Speaks Out on Regional Tourism Marketing in the Tri-Lakes

The Village of Tupper Lake should be part of a regional marketing and tourism initiative. That’s the word from Village Trustee Rick Donah. He’s responding to Jessica Collier’s Article yesterday in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise describing a visit from Saranac Lake’s Chamber of Commerce President Craig Stevens, Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott, and…

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Saranac Lake Receives Updated Comprehensive Plan Draft

A new Comprehensive vision for the future of Saranac Lake is presented to the board at their regular meeting on Tuesday Night.. The Document is intended to outline research, and input from the community to highlight future goals and objectives.. The Village of Saranac Lake represents a unique blend of heritage, setting and most importantly…

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North Elba Finalizes 2013 Budget

The Town of North Elba approved the proposed 2013 Budget on Tuesday night and WNBZ begins a week-long review of the specifics.. Today, we’re focusing on the General Fund balances, Cathy Gregory is the Town’s Budget Officer She presented the finalized 2013 proposed budget to the board during a Public Hearing Tuesday Evening. AUDIO –…

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Village of Saranac Lake Considers Skateboarding Park Options

The Village of Saranac Lake Tables a resolution proposing to place the recently donated Skateboard Park Equipment on the tennis court in Ampersand Park. Village Residents who are neighbors of the park are in attendance at the meeting along with other community members who have come out for the discussion have filled the meeting room…

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A New Facebook for “Team Saranac Lake”

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Trustee Paul Van Cott today announced the launch of a new Facebook page called, “Team Saranac Lake,” to spur public dialogue of current issues. Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re looking to reach more Saranac Lakers, keep them informed, and find out what is on their minds,”  Van Cott …

Residents call for the Resignation of Tupper Lake’s Town Supervisor

Tupper Lake’s Town Hall is filled to capacity on Thursday for what would have been a routine budget hearing.. Except for some apparent bad blood between the Supervisor, Roger Amell, and the Highway Superintendent, Bill Dechane. For the second time in his history as Town Supervisor, Amell finds himself forced to answer questions as to…

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Duprey Reflects on Priorities after Big Win in 115th Assembly

Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey wins another term. Voters in Clinton County chose Duprey almost two to one over both of her challengers. She receives 13,076 votes. Democratic Challenger Tim Carpenter received 6,800 votes and Conservative Karen Bisso 6,500 votes. The Franklin County votes give similar marks to Duprey as she wins with 62% of the…

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Votes and the win are a “Validation” for Bevilacqua

Bob Bevilacqua will become the Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown. It took a few minutes after the polls closed to verify the exact figures but while the elections officials were reading off the vote count from each of the three scanners, the Harrietstown Councilman’s supporters came out ahead of Challenger Tom Catillaz. With a…

Gillibrand wins another term

Senate Seat in New York Goes to the Incumbent – and it’s “Not Even Close.” Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wins another term in the Senate following a long election season contest and a challenge from Republican Wendy Long who put up a fight in her attempt to unseat the incumbent with an onslaught of campaign messages,…

Doheney Concedes / Owens Takes the Victory

Democratic Incumbent Bill Owens wins 21st Congressional Race Republican Chris Gibson wins the 19th Congressional district race to our south with 53% of the votes to 47% over his Democtratic Oponenet Julian Schreibmen. And in the 20th the incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko wins with 68% of the vote. His opponent Republican Bob Dieterich could only…