Travel / Tourism

Mt Van Hovenberg Combined Bobsled Luge Skeleton Track Opens

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The views in Lake Placid are beautiful, especially from the top of Mount Van Hoevenberg, site of the combined bobsled, luge and skeleton track. The course is now open for the 2013-2014 season. The national teams in those sports are on the refrigerated ice, as they begin to select athletes for the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics…

OkTUPPERfest Returns

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The Fall Festival season begins with an annual event at Big Tupper Ski Area.. and this year, a new reason for the community to take part in OkTUPPERfest..  Join us for the conversation as we speak with volunteers, members of the community, the Mayor and others about Tupper Lake and Winter 2013.. AUDIO – 093013…

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PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…

Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Suit seeks to nullify Cuomo-Oneida deal

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With a vote coming soon on whether to expand casino gambling in New York, two small upstate towns are asking a court to throw out the rules that would govern the rollout and a related deal between the state and the Oneida Indians. The towns of Verona and Vernon in central New York argue in…

Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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K&J – Today – Tupper Lake’s Point of View

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The Wild Center is host to the final public listening session hosted jointly by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation..   Tupper Lake Residents were joined by residents of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake as well as people from as far away as Pennsylvania who’ve expressed an interest in the success of…

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Ski Big Tupper Again – Again..

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The ARISE Board in Tupper Lake is moving forward with plans to re-open Big Tupper Ski Area this winter.. A group of key volunteers met with the board on Friday and added their unanimous support to the effort. Arise Chairman Jim LaValley

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Mapping Out Plans for Tupper Lake

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The Town of Tupper Lake is in good hands when it comes to their event planning and with the budget season approaching The Town Board seems ready to renew an arrangement with Michelle Clement to continue strengthening community relationships in Tupper Lake and pulls together annual activities that attract money and tourism to the region..…

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K&J – DEC Ray Brook Hosts Public Listening Session #2

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The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in a joint effort to hear from the public  in 4 listening sessions during September. The DOT heard from key stakeholders including The Adirondack Recreational Trail Associates and The Adirondack Rail Preservation Society. Both stakeholders…

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Village Board Recognizes Biker Floyd Lampart

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Floyd Lampart has gone the distance, more than 11,000 miles in fact, around the United States on a bicycle, raising money for the local Tri-Lakes Humane Society and for Best Friends Animal Hospital..  Floyd was presented with a plaque recognizing his efforts by Mayor Clyde Rabideau on Monday afternoon… He and his wife Martha have…

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Phase II Funding Granted for Adk Regional Airport

The Town of Harrietstown is again the recipient of a federal grant for the Adirondack Regional Airport.. Congressman Bill Owens says the Adirondack Regional Airport keeps the nation connected to larger regional hubs like Boston and gives tourists convenient access to the Adirondacks.. The United States Department of Transportation grant will fund the design stage of a project to repair the airports terminal apron, which has deteriorated from water intrusion and poor drainage.. it will also fund the design of a plan to replace drain pipes underneath the apron to address the lack of subsurface drainage..

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K&J – Andy Flynn – Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories

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On the K&J show Thursday we’re speaking with Andy Flynn, whose new book “Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Memories” is out and Flynn will present an audio tour of the interviews and events which he includes in the book at Saranac Village at Will Rogers on Thursday September 12th at 7:30pm. It’s also an opportunity for…

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Is a Reasonable Price Feasible?

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It appears the request for a study may have wanted a little too much information……

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Lake Placid Village Board Approves Contract for Bandshell

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The Village of Lake Placid is moving forward with a contract to rebuild the Paul White Memorial Bandshell in Lake Placid – Jamie Rogers is one of the residents coordinating the effort..  AUDIO – 082713 – Lake Placid Approves Contract to Move Forward on Bandshell

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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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Plein Air Honors for Sandy Hildreth

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau presents Plein Air Organizer Sandy Hildreth with a plaque honoring Saranac Lake Art Works for their work on the Plein Air Festival. …..

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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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The Power of Local Word of Mouth!

Everyone will agree that positive personal referrals and recommendations are a powerful starting point for customers who are considering purchasing a new product or service from a company which may be unfamiliar. A good review from a trusted source is extremely important to your brand’s success. A poor recommendation, even  from a simple acquaintance, will travel…