Politics

Legislators Weigh In on Sherif’s Patroll

The arrest of Fort Covington Legislator Tim Smith by sheriff Deputy Luke Cromp is causing problems on several different fronts.. Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun says if you drive drunk, you should be arrested, But he says there are eight deputy sheriffs in the County Jail whose responsibility is to transport prisoners and to watch over…

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Grimditch Lake Placid Boathouse Arguments are Sinking Fast

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The Town of North Elba will apparently get their way and while it’s not going to happen tomorrow, the Grimditch family is much closer to a summary judgement ordering them to tear down the two boathouses which they continued to build even after 3 separate stop work orders.. A 21 page Decision written by Judge…

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Cuomo Proposes New Slumlord Prevention Guidelines

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced proposed Slumlord Prevention Guidelines (SPG) for bank lending to help protect tenants, strengthen communities, and promote sustainable, long-term investments in rental housing. The guidelines include new Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations from the Department of Financial Services (DFS) that incentivize banks to lend to landlords who are committed to…

State Owns Broadway Lot

The village of Saranac Lake will not be selling the small parking lot on the corner of Upper roadway and Bloomingdale Avenue because—as it turns out—the village does not own the lot—It’s actually owned by the State of New York.. In an email to WNBZ, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sliver of land…

K&J – Adirondack Council’s Willie Janeway

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The New Executive Director of the Adirondack Council joins us in the K&J show Thursday Morning.. William C. (Willie) Janeway returned to the Adirondacks to become the Executive Director and leader of the Adirondack Council in May 2013 after close to six years as the Regional

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K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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To Beer or Not to Beer / A Sixer Pale Ale

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Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere is upset with a letter to the Editor in the Adirondack Daily

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Pelletiere Focused on Train Depot

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Saranac Lake Village Trustee Allie Pellitiere says it’s time to seriously consider letting go of the Train Depot and Station.. He’s asked the Village Treasurer Paul Ellis for a financial statement to bring to light the figures on what it costs them to maintain building.. AUDIO – 081613 – Allie Pelletiere on the Train Depot…

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Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin

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The Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin.. Supervisor Art Willman says the Little Book Shelf came a week or so ago.. but it needed wheels which has now been completed. Mary Ellen Keith was in the audience and spoke about the history of the library.. She’s a member of Franklin’s over 55 Club.. In…

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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North Elba Officials Support Hotel Projects

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The Town of North Elba gives its support to the Lake Flower Avenue Hotel Project… There are Three Motels on Lake Flower Avenue which own waterfront on LakeFlower and PontiacBay, if the project can continue to move forward, they will be torn down in favor of one new 6 story hotel in the architectural style of the old Riverside Hotel in SaranacLake..

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State Watches Lake Placid ER

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The Board of Directors at Adirondack Health are moving to create an ad hoc committee made up of members of the community and of the hospital who will help to finalize the hours for the Lake Placid Emergency Room…

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Joining Forces on Community Development

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A Community Development Grant has come through for Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba.. Peggy Mousaw says the purpose of the grant is to update and revise the joint plan between both municipalities. She asked the board for their approval and following a quick discussion, the board endorsed the grant and it’s objectives..

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WWII – Japan Surrenders August 14th 1945

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August 14th marks the 68th anniversary of the surrender of Japan after two nuclear bombs devastated their country. Here CBS News Correspondent Peter Maer talks with a veteran of the War in the Pacific.

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Chief Says “Table the Frequency Sharing”

The Village of Saranac Lake is headed to a work session to mill over a request by Franklin County Emergency Services to share a radio frequency with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.. Brendan Keough is Saranac Lake’s Fire Chief … he asked the board to table the motion to allow for further discussion.. Rick Yorkey spoke to the board saying his email was opposed to the concept of sharing a radio frequency with Paul Smith’s Gabriels. The board Tabled the decision until the next board meeting.

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K&J – PROTECT Arcticle 78 Lawsuit

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In March of 2012, we spoke with ARISE Chairman Jim Lavalley and David Tomberlain the President of the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce about the impact of another delay forced on the Adirondack Club and Resort Project on Big Tupper. The delay is a result of an Article 78 Lawsuit which was filed following APA approval of the project. This week marks the 20th anniversary of

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Gillibrand needs just a few votes

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The issue of Sexual Assault in the Military continues to make news – even on the Daily Show – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is

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