Politics

K&J – An Interview with ARTA’s Dick Beamish

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Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with ARTA’s Dick Beamish. They’re getting ready for NYSDOT public hearings on modifications to the Rail Corridor’s Unit Management Plan.

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K&J – Interviews NCCC President Dr Steven Tyrell

K&J – 080113 – NCCC – Dr Steven Tyrell Inteview

The Franklin County Legislature today will hear from North Country Community College President Dr. Steven Tyrell. The college is presenting it’s annual budget proposal during a scheduled budget hearing in Malone. The $14.6 Million budget crossed the first hurdle in Essex County recently. We spoke with Dr Tyrell in his offices on the Saranac Lake Campus. Join us for Thursday’s K&J show – an interview with President Tyrell on the budget, strategic planning and North Country Community College as the economic engine for the communities they serve.

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Rating Child Care Like Hotels & Restaurants?

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers – why shouldn’t parents looking for a quality preschool or child care center have similar guidelines? That’s being planned or implemented in nearly every state, and the people working on methods of assessing, improving and communicating the level of quality are meeting…

Paul Smith’s College adds 24hr Dispatch Center

AUDIO – 072913 – Paul Smiths College adds 24hr dispatch center Paul Smith’s College will hire a trained fire safety officer and staff a 24-hour dispatch center on campus, bolstering the institution’s ability to respond to emergencies. The additions will allow the college to provide the first response to most fire alarms on campus, reducing the…

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Lake Flower Ave on NYSDOT agenda

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald announced today that the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for federal fiscal years 2014 through 2017 is available for review. Pursuant to the federal requirement, the document provides a comprehensive list of all federally funded highway and transit projects, which for the four-year period…

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Legislator Paul Maroun Talks Franklin County

In an in depth interview with Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun, we speak about issues facing the Franklin Couty Legislature.        AUDIO – 072613 – Interviews Paul Maroun on Franklin County

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Maroun Talks Emergency Services Plans for Tupper

Tupper Lake’s Mayor Paul Maroun tells WNBZ in an in depth interview there are two options for a timetable to move forward on the new Emergency Services Building for both Fire and Police in the Village. AUDIO – 072513 – Paul Maroun on EMS Building

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One Road is “Useless” The Other Remains in Limbo

North Country Community College is working with the planning board to identify the parameters by which they might propose an administrative welcome center for the college which would be located on Lake Flower Avenue in Saranac Lake. Both the Planning Board and NCCC were looking to the Village of Saranac Lake for guidance as to…

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Gillibrand Wants More Oversight on Sexual Assault in the Military

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been on the front lines of the fight to reduce sexual assaults in the military and her efforts to prosecute military cases outside the chain of command has been hampered by many of her colleagues but recently she’s found support from conservatives Rand Paul and Ted Cruz…  The issue…

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Saranac Lake Adds Their Support for Base Lodge

Dewey Mountain Friends received a unanimous vote in favor of supporting their application to the state for a grant which would help to finance the new Base Lodge at Dewey Mountain. Mary Thill spoke to the board prior to their vote.  AUDIO – 072313 – Dewey Mountain Project

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Beach Feasibility Study to Move Forward

Shawn Boyer, organizer of Lake Flower Beach Return on Facebook and a group of residents interested in returning the beach in Saranac Lake to Lake Flower reports the group has raised more than $5,000 towards a feasibility study, which now goes forward. AUDIO – 072313 – Lake Flower Beach Return Delivers on $5,000 Promise

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Indian Lake Hosts Governor’s Adirondack Challenge

Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge rafting races gets good marks from Senator Betty Little for promoting the North Country and tourism in teh North Country. AUDIO – 072213 – Governor Cuomo’s Adirondack Challenge

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K&J – Chandler Ralph Reviews Obama Care

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph reviewed the strengths and weaknesses of Obama Care and it’s impact on local and rural hospitals at a recent Lake Placid Institute Roundtable. K&J – 072213 – Chandler Ralph at LP Institute Roundtable

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House Takes Nutrition Program out of Farm Bill

AUDIO – 071213 – Farm Bill Passes House – Sort of

Congressman Bill Owens weighs in on House version of the Farm Bill. The House version of the bill differs significantly from the Senate version. Missing from the Bill, all of the nutrition programs which had originally been included to promote bi-partisianship in Congress.

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North Elba Approves Two New Crosswalks for Mirror Lake Drive

The North Elba Town Board has approved two new crosswalks on Mirror Lake Drive. One where the steps come down from the Harbor Condominiums and the second next to the new entrance to Northwood School.

AUDIO – 071113 – Crosswalks on Mirror Lake Drive

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North Elba Closer to a Decision on The Fate of Grimditch Boathouses on Lake Placid

AUDIO – 071013 – Grimditch Hearing Today

A hearing in Elizabethtown today will focus on the decision of whether or not the Grimditch boathouses on Lake Placid should be removed.

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New York Schools Selected for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced that New York State schools have been chosen to participate in a Greek yogurt pilot program issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  New York State was one of four states chosen for this program, and is a natural fit because of its burgeoning…

NY State Comptroller unveils new Fiscal Stress Monitor

Two dozen communities in New York have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s new Fiscal Stress Monitoring System. The list includes eight counties, three cities and 13 towns. “The challenges facing local governments have reached a critical point and these fiscal stress scores should serve as a wakeup call,”said DiNapoli. “Taxpayers, local…

$80 Million in Support for “Struggling Municipalities”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced an agreement on legislation that will create a Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments as well as reform the binding arbitration process to help eligible municipalities manage their finances and provide public services in a more…

Rabideau Supports Binding Arbitration Reform

Saranac Lake Mayor “Strongly” Behind Governor’s Binding Arbitration Reform Proposal  Mayor Clyde Rabideau announced “strong and unequivocal support” for binding arbitration reform as recently proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The measure would take into consideration a municipality’s ability to pay and its financial condition in the new era of the 2% tax cap when making…