K&J – Local Revitalization in Saranac Lake

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Village Trustee Paul Van Cott is chair of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation.. The group is now less than a week away from submitting their proposal to the state as part of the Governor’s $10 Million Dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative..  And he says the concepts for that proposal are coming together..The Village Board, last night added their support to the Local Development Corporation’s Downtown Revitalization proposal. Winning the competition could mean $10 Million Dollars for one downtown in the North Country Regional Economic Development Zone..  Saranac Lake is one of those municipalities competing for the Prize… As for recent awards… The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation recently awarded $315,500 to the owners of fourteen downtown Saranac Lake buildings to be used toward the more than $750,000 in revitalization work.  This work will be undertaken over the next 12 to 18 months. Those funds are made up from $13,000 in private…

K&J – Tourism Marketing & Branding for Tupper Lake

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In today’s K&J show here on WNBZ we’re spending some time in the Visitor Information Center in Tupper Lake with Michelle Clement who is the Marketing Manager for Tupper Lake and Hamilton County in the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. In a few weeks they’ll be hosting an open community discussion to continue their work identifying a brand for Tupper Lake..   That meeting is June 6th at the Goff Nelson Library..  And today we’re going to bring you a preview of that conversation..  I began our conversation by asking Michelle to talk a little about her role in the organization..  (Click on the play bar below to listen) K&J – Michelle Clement – Community Branding for Tupper Lake

K&J – A Discussion of North Country Economic Development

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When it comes to economic development in our region one thing that sometimes complicates a communities goals for growth is that there are multiple agencies all focused on different aspects of growth.. Not only on the state level but also at the Federal Level..  Jon Cardinal is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Director of Economic Development..  He…

Clinton Breaks Ground on Institute of Advanced Manufacturing


The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at Clinton Community College is one step closer to becoming a reality. Today, the College officially broke ground on the 30,000 square foot facility. The IAM will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to support advanced manufacturing throughout the region. In a brief ground breaking ceremony, Clinton’s educational, community, and industry…

K&J – Beekmantown Elementary Science Fair Compliments Budget Vote

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In this K&J show we’re going to learn about science from 3rd 4th and 5th graders at Beekmantown Elementary School.. There were about 55 students who participated in the event on Tuesday Evening.. The Science Fair Coincides with the Budget Vote and as we found our way to the elementary hallway, we began by stopping at the middle school gym and asking Beekmantown’s Treasurer Eric Bell to give us a feel for how the vote was going..

Mulverhill Announces Campaign for 115th Assembly District

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill Announces Campaign for 115th Assembly District Sheriff Mulverhill, in a statement emailed to WNBZ says he is seeking the 115th New York State Assembly seat currently held by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. “The Assemblywoman has held this position for 10 years, and she recently announced she will not be seeking re-election in November. …

Close to 1,000 graduate from SUNY Plattsburgh Saturday


Close to 1,000 students attended two graduation ceremonies at SUNY Plattsburgh on Saturday… Click on the play bar or download the link below to listen to our conversation with municipal leaders as well as college administrators and students as they participate in the two graduation ceremonies on Saturday.. K&J – 051616 – SUNY Plattbsurgh Graduation…

North Country Honor Flight Sends 14 Vets to DC


14 Veterans were given the opportunity to visit their Memorials in Washington DC on Saturday..   Barrie Finnigan is the Director of North Country Honor Flight…  He says they’ve moved the ceremony indoors at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center and it seems like they’ve got a good crowd for the ceremony. Saturday’s Honor Flight was the first…

K&J – An Interview with Mayoral Candidate Colin Read

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon recently announced his plans to run again for another term as mayor… Mayor Calnon has chosen to be an independent.. He says.. Representing the needs of all of the residents of Plattsburgh..  And earlier this week Clinton County Legislator Colin Read announced he would be running on the Democratic line for…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Announces Retirement

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced her retirement earlier today. She spoke to the media and a special group of family and friends at the West Side Ballroom here in Plattsburgh. “We all know this is the silly season of Politics,” she began, ” It seems that everyone has an opinion about my career. For quite some…

A Beekmantown Judge Builds Self Sufficient Wireless Web Camera

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The winner of this year’s Champlain Valley Regional Science Fair for Technology and Engineering is Joseph Judge..  He’s a senior at Beekmantown High School and is also responsible for those live pictures you see on the school’s weather pages..  We caught up with Joseph recently and asked him to talk about his projects.. Beekmantown High…

Saranac Lake Taxpayers Funding 68% of School’s Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s budget will come in under the tax cap. According to Business Executive Cindy Moody, 68% of Saranac Lake Central School District’s annual $29 Million Dollar budget comes from the taxpayers in the district.. The State’s contribution comes in at just under 29%… And that’s quite a lot less than some…

Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins The University of Vermont Health Network

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Five-hospital affiliation now includes Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), Elizabethtown Community Hospital and UVM Medical Center (Click on the audio links below to listen)  The University of Vermont Health Network is pleased to officially welcome Alice Hyde Medical Center as its fifth hospital. The inclusion of Alice…