Town of Franklin

K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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Franklin County to Benefit from 25 New Judgeships

Senator Betty Little lauded passage of legislation in the New York State Senate today that adds 25 new Family Court judgeships including in Franklin and Warren counties. The measure passed the Assembly on Thursday, June 19. This year’s State Budget provided $5 million to add judgeships to address increasing family court caseloads, but a decision…

Mulverhill Underscores Importance of Sex Offender Registry

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill is reminding citizens to use the online sex offender registration and notification center called OFFENDER WATCH which can be found on the Franklin County Sheriff’s web site . Mulverhill says OFFENDER WATCH helps monitor and track all of the sex offenders in Franklin County and sends them reminders when the…

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Discussing Fire Districts in the North Country

The Town of Harrietstown is hosting a public presentation on the formation of a regional fire district in the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall..  Currently the Village of Saranac Lake is responsible for the department and the village also has the taxing authority for the Fire Department Budget..  Village Trustee Allie Pelliteiri says he…

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K&J – Broadband Survey Continues in Harrietstown / Franklin

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Today we head to the Supervisors office in the Town of Harrietstown for an in depth look at how access to the internet can have a profound effect on a population base..  In Franklin County, The Town of Harrietstown and the Town of Franklin are engaged in reaching out to their population base.. Asking residents…

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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

K&J – Local Mid Term Election Results – In Depth

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Kim Fitzgerald has borrowed a pair of glasses from Clyde Baker who sits across from here at the “Counting Table” in the Harrietstown Town Hall as independent monitors from both parties, poll workers and officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are all on hand to assure a smooth running election day. We hear Chad…

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RICE wins District 7 / Riley wins 2 yr term on Harrietstown Board

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Franklin County’s District 7 has a new legislator following the retirement of Tim Burpoe from that seat – Barb Rice wins with 819 votes, Ed Randig receives 21% of the vote with 273, and Curtis Reynolds 198 votes…  We caught up with Rice and many of her supporters in the entrance to the Harrietstown Town…

A Conversation with Dist. 7 Legislator Candidate Ed Randig

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Ed Randig is currently Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Harrietstown. He previously served as Code Enforcement Officer for the Village of Saranac Lake. Recently the two municipalities have been considering sharing services and Code Enforcement duties between the village’s Community Development Office, where Jeremy Evans takes the helm and the Code Enforcement Office…

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Dispatching Emergency Services in Franklin County

Emergency Dispatch Services are moving to the County Level in Franklin County and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re open to another meeting and would welcome the opportunity to have discussions and to hear ideas that would lessen the tax burden on local residents.. Van Cott pointing to an email he had…

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Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….

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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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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County Wide Crackdown on Drugs Nets Over 40 Arrests

The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office now says they’ve arrested over 40 suspects in a massive drug raid… State Police in Ray Brook say seventeen people were arrested in early morning raids by multiple local police agencies including Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake and other federal agencies as a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation in Franklin ……

AMC Building Emergency Room Committee

Adirondack Health President and CEO Chandler Ralph says there’s been some progress on plans to coordinate with officials from Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba in the creation of a committee to assist AMC Lake Placid with decisions on scheduling and hours of operation.. The Hospital hopes to have the committee formed and meeting………

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Monitoring Speeds on Route 60

Julie and Peter Woodcock live on a stretch of Road on County Route 60 – about a mile off of Route 3 in the Town of Franklin …They’re concerned as many are when they live on a main road, that the speed limits are a little too fast compared to the number of houses in the area. Similar communities see reductions in speed from 55 mph to 45 mph

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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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Choosing Sand or Stone or Both

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The Town of Franklin is also considering two bids for 12,000 tons of screened road sand.. Trudeau’s bid was

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