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Jason Ashley / Grateful Toad Banned from Selling Designer Drugs

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has secured a temporary order barring Jason Ashley and his head shop, “The Grateful Toad” on Broadway in Saranac Lake, from selling improperly labeled designer drugs.  Schneiderman also filed papers seeking a permanent injunction against Ashley and thousands of dollars in penalties and costs. The order was signed by State…

Cuomo: New York is “Stronger than Any Point in History”

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Governor Cuomo says the State of the State is stronger than at any point in recent history…   Albeit about an hour behind schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Governor says with all that they’ve done however, The state is not immune to the problems vexing our nation.. Crumbling infrastructure, a slow economic recovery, the unambiguous reality…

Governor Cuomo’s State of the State Speech

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14 signature proposals rolled out over past 8 days, highlighting key parts of Governor’s sweeping agenda to build on 5 years of progress and continue moving New York State forward Governor’s 2016 agenda will ensure economic opportunity for all, build and rebuild vital infrastructure, and further the Empire State’s legacy as a national progressive leader…

K&J – National Accreditation for CV-TEC

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Every once and a while we have an opportunity to talk about programs that lots of people take advantage of but many may not even be aware of…   In this case career and technical education..  Michelle Friedman is the Director of career and technical education for Champlain Valley Educational Services.. Which we all know as…

Helping the Homeless Hits Zoning Roadblock

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There are as many as 50 or 60 homeless in Saranac Lake at any one particular moment in time…  That’s according to national studies which show 1% of the population is homeless…  The Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake is working to help reduce those numbers in the village but they’ve run into an interesting snag…

K&J – The Vermont Green Line

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National Grid is finalizing a proposal to bring clean and affordable on-shore wind and hydropower to Connecticut and New England via a new 400 MegaWatt High Power DC Transmission line… It’s a project called The Vermont Green Line… Joe Rosignoli is the Director of U.S. Business Development for National Grid. He made a presentation to the Beekmantown School…

Opposition Grows to Proposed APA Amendments to Park Master Plan

Public hearings continue this week on proposed changes to rules for managing the Adirondack Park’s public Forest Preserve.. And one of those proposed changes is a controversial proposal to open all “Primitive Areas” in the Adirondack Park to mechanized travel and recreation… Environmental Groups, including the Adirondack Council are coming out in opposition to this…

Remembering David Bowie

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Music icon David Bowie, whose illustrious career lasted five decades with hits like “Fame,” ”Heroes” and “Let’s Dance,” died Sunday at the age of 69, his U.S. agent, Steve Martin, confirmed to CBS News in London. Click here for more from CBS News Bowie’s website, davidbowie.com, says the innovative singer, songwriter and actor “died peacefully…

Not one, but two 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Buttons

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“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, and the big surprise is there are two different buttons!  There is usually one button each year, so this double edition is a rarity. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Superheroes and Villains,” Trudeau’s illustrations show “Doonesbury” characters Zonker…

A New Town Supervisor in Plattsburgh

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In today’s podcast, we’re following up on new beginnings for the Town Council in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Monday Night’s meeting was the first with Michael Cashman in the Seat vacated only a few days ago by the former Supervisor, and now retired Bernie Bassett. The meeting itself provided opportunities for Supervisor Cashman to follow…

K&J – First Night Saranac Lake

In Today’s Podcast, we’re talking with members of the Committee in charge of organizing First Night in Saranac Lake…  The committee was gathered for their final working meeting Tuesday night at the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce offices at the North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake..  First Night Saranac Lake kicks off at 6pm Thursday…

Plattsburgh’s Fire Chief – Randy Stone set to Retire

The end of the year brings some changes to Plattsburgh’s Fire Department…  Fire Chief Randy Stone has been in the department for 35 years… We spoke with him recently about his tenure as Plattsburgh’s Fire chief… And his plans to retire… Chief Stone will officially be stepping down from his perch at the top of…

K&J – Mayor Calnon / City Council Remembers 2015

We’re coming to the end of year number two for Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon and councilors in all six wards in the City are also heading into the holidays now with just about two years under their belt.. In this edition of the K&J show we’ll speak with each councilor about 2015 and about the…

K&J – Plattsburgh’s First Annual Holiday Parade

The City of Plattsburgh over the weekend inaugurated an event that based on  year one attendance will most likely become an annual event…  For the last few years, The Strand Center for the Arts and First Weekends have brought back the tree lighting and this year, Plattsburgh’s Events and Promotions Coordinator Sandra Geddes brought the…

Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb departs Trudeau Institute

  Board Chair Patricia Y. Tsien has announced  the departure of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb, President, Director and CEO of the Trudeau Institute effective November 30, 2015  to pursue other opportunities.  Ron has made critical contributions during his tenure at Trudeau.  Since the last quarter of 2012, Ron’s leadership resulted in the signing of an…

K&J – World Cup Luge Athletes Head to Weekend Competition in Lake Placid

The Viessmann Luge World Cup returns to Lake Placid this weekend… The competition consists of four events… Men’s singles, Women’s singles, Doubles and the team relay event.. The Doubles competition starts at 9:30 tomorrow and the Mens singles will follow at noon…  And then on Saturday, Women’s singles competition begins at 10:40 followed by the team relay at 2pm… You can find ticket information online at Whiteface Lake Placid dot com..

EmilySweeny150x250In today’s K&J show podcast we’re talking with Luge athletes on the finish platform at the Mt VanHovenberg sliding track in Lake Placid about the track, their success in Austria and about their focus on the weekend..  We’ll talk with Saranac Lake’s Chris Mazder. He finished tied for 8th in Singles in Austria last week and is hoping to do well this weekend on his home track in Lake Placid… Tucker West, is another men’s singles luger… He Finished 7th in Igles..  Plus our conversation continues with international athletes from Canada and Austria and we’ll head back to the home team for a conversation with Emily Sweeney..