Politics

Catillaz to Decide on “Going Ahead” with Campaign or Stopping Completely

An Announcement is forthcoming as to the status of Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz and his candidacy for Supervisor in the Town of Harrietstown..  An October 9th email announced the suspension of the Candidate’s campaign, sighting a serious family medical situation out of state and cancelled the Debate which had originally been scheduled for…

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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Finally – The Presidential Candidates Talk about Women’s Issues

Champions of Paid Care Leave: More Baby Talk Needed in Prez Debates New York, NY – Abortion, contraception and equal pay for women have come up so far in the debates between President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. Not yet discussed is why America lags behind many other nations in providing paid leave for parents…

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,…

New York Pharmacists Go Postal on Medicaid Drug Policies

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) and several pharmacies have filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court against state Medicaid policies that force certain beneficiaries to receive some of their medications by mail.  Pharmacists charge that blocking access to local pharmacies and the additional support they  routinely…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Debates challengers

Incumbent Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is seeking a 4th term in the New York State Assembly. She faces a challenge from 2 opponents in November in the newly redrawn 115th Assembly District that covers all of Clinton and Franklin Counties and 4 towns in St. Lawrence County in Northern New York.  Conservative Party candidate Karen…

Activists and Coporate CEOs Together at Last!

“Oil and Water” Meet on Wall Street What happens when social activists and corporate executives are thrown together in a conference setting over two days in a Wall Street meeting place? The people who put together Commit!Forum2012 say good things happen, and that the world moves a little bit toward a better place. The forum,…

GAO Says States are Making it Harder to Vote!

New state laws that make it harder for millions of voters to cast ballots are detailed in a Government Accountability Office report released today. The comprehensive study was requested by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.). Local senators are asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress to…

Democrats honoring Joe Pickreign

Harrietstown Democrats announce an event to Honor Long-Time Chairman Joe Pickreign.. The Town of Harrietstown Democratic Committee will honor recently retired Chairman, Joe Pickreign, during a “Tribute” event on Thursday, October 18th at Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear.  Pickreign served as Chair of the Town of Harrietstown Democratic organization for 13 years and was also…

Saranac Lake Trustee Presents Open Letter to Harrietstown Board

Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott recently delivered a letter to the Harrietstown Town Board regarding the possiblity of Annexing Trudeau Institute to the Village of Saranac Lake…  We asked Paul to Join us for a conversation about the letter, and about the Local Development Corporation.. <<<< CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – K&J –…

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