Politics

AMA Honor Event now at Left Bank Cafe

Village Changes Venue for Civic Testimonial Event Coordinator Katy Van Anden announced today that the venue for the first-ever village Civic Testimonial, honoring the American Management Association (AMA) on the evening of November 1st, is changed to at The Left Bank Café on Broadway.  “Logistically, the Left Bank Café makes the most sense for us right now,”…

K&J – Interview with Dave Maroun

You may know the Maroun family from their public service in the region and Dave Maroun of Tupper Lake is the most recent member of the family showing interest in politics. K&J – 102612 – VTLB Candidate Dave Maroun During our conversation, Dave tells WNBZ he believes the community is in favor of supporting a…

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K&J – Interview with Karen Bisso – 115th District Assembly Candidate

Karen has lived in Plattsburgh for 30 years.  Prior to her 26-year teaching career, she worked for a Fortune 500 company in sales and marketing. Over the last 10 years, she has become a successful small businesswoman in the field of real estate. She has also been involved in numerous civic organizations. Her background in both the public and private…

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Bevilacqua looks to re-schedule Supervisor debate

The Bevilacqua Campaign for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown welcomes the opportunity to continue the campaign on a more open level.. That from Harrietstown Councilman Bob Bevilacqua following an announcement by the Catillaz campaign that Tom has “Rejoined the Campaign.”  An October 9th email from Catillaz supporters announced the suspension of the candidate’s campaign ,…

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K&J – Interviews Tupper Lake Village Board Candidate Ron Lascala

At 37 years old, Ron LaScala says it’s time for some younger blood on the Tupper Lake Village Board. LaScala lives in Tupper Lake with his wife Amanda and says he is concerned for the kids in the region..  We spoke with him Sunday Morning – The interview airs live on WNBZ at 6:35am and…

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Jobs Jobs Jobs – New York September Jobs Report

NYS Adds 2,900 Private Sector Jobs in September – Job Count Reaches an All-time High   The State Department of Labor reports the addition of 2,900 private sector jobs in September. That brings the state’s job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000. According to the September report, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs…

A Tribute to Joe Pickreign

The Town of  Harrietstown Democratic Committee honors recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event  at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear. STORY – Joe Pickreign Tribute 101912 Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also Chairman of the Franklin County Democratic Committee for 33 years. …

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K&J Show – The Presidents Debate

President Obama and Mitt Romney met for a contentious second presidential debate Tuesday night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The candidates fielded questions from undecided voters in the audience, answering on topics including the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, domestic energy production, job creation and the auto bailout. Below, CBSNews.com looks at…

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New York County Leaders Signal Budget Alarms

NYSAC Unveils Looming County Fiscal Crisis   The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) today updated projections that reveal an unsustainable county outyear fiscal gap. County leaders are signaling the alarm that looming multi-billion dollar budget deficits are being caused by State mandated programs, and therefore cannot be addressed solely through actions initiated locally.…

A Question of Snow Fencing in Tupper Lake

The Village of Tupper Lake Board Meeting is chaired on Monday Evening by Leon LeBlanc.. Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun was called to the passing of Rose Rosky who passed away at the age of 86 at her home on Sunday. Paul had been Rose’s Caretaker for many years and while he was able to…

The Never Ending Healthcare Battle

Advocates Hope Next Debate Keeps Focus on Dueling Medicare Plans  It was the subject of heated exchanges in the vice presidential debate, and health advocates are hoping both parties’ dueling health-reform plans get even more serious scrutiny in Tuesday night’s Obama-Romney rematch. During the vice presidential debate, Republican nominee Paul Ryan accused the current administration…

State is Making Progress according to New York Spending Report

DiNapoli: Budget Challenges Remain Despite Progress Spending in 2012 was $6,859 per New Yorker New York State has made progress toward aligning the state’s spending and revenue, according to the annual report of the Financial Condition of New York State released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “State policy decisions in the past two years have…

Register to Vote – Today is the Last Day

Today is the last day to register for the November 6th general election. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than midnight, tonight and received no later than October 17th to be valid for the upcoming general election. Candidates for President, Vice-President, U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, NYS Senate, NYS Assembly and…

Governor Cuomo Tours North Country Regional Economic Development – Checks Progress

Gov. Cuomo tells aNorth Countrygroup of residents that he believes they are the perfect example of how the Regional Economic Development Council program should work. “There is noNew Yorkstate economy. It doesn’t exist,” “There are regional economies that, as an aggregate, wind up being the state economy,”  The governor visits the region Wednesday touring Regional Economic…

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Catillaz Suspends Campaign

The Campaign for Town of Harrietstown Supervisor is a little quieter today following an announcement from his campaign that Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is Suspending his “Active Campaign” 101012 – Catillaz Suspends Campaign In a statement emailed to WNBZ, The Catilliaz campaign noted a serious family medical situation out-of-state as the reason for the…

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Harrietstown Budget is Under 2% Tax Cap –

The Town of Harrietstown steps into Round One of their Budget Work-Sessions Monday night with a presentation from Budget Officer Mike Kilroy…  Tax Rates are divided by “Division” and only certain residents are required to pay portions of the assessment – Village Residents, for example, will only pay the assessment on the General Fund and…

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Saranac Lake Village Board Honors Pendragon Founders

The Village of Saranac Lake will honor  Bob Pettee and Susan Neal, co-founders ofSaranacLake’s renowned Pendragon Theater. Pettee and Neal moved toSaranacLakein 1980 and started what became the Pendragon Theater in a local school auditorium before moving to theLake PlacidCenterfor the Arts and eventually to their current location inSaranacLake, in a former ice cream warehouse,…