Category: Environment

K&J – Saranac River Trail Enters Phase Two

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Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day and that was the case for the Saranac River trail as many residents in the region participated in a citywide cleanup.. One of the locations they chose this year was the river trail which is where we stopped first… Clean up Day Saturday wasn’t just about the…

K&J – Champlain Valley Boat & RV Show

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Join us today for the K&J show. We’re thinking about spring.. And Outdoor Recreation…  Over the weekend we had an opportunity to stop into the Champlain Valley Boat and RV Show at the Crete Civic Center…    And in addition to speaking with a few of the vendors, we’ll also speak with Scott Woodward who is the…

K&J – Danielle Garneau on Micro-Plastics in Lake Champlain

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In Today’s Podcast, we’re listening to Dr. Danielle Garneau, Associate Professor from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh.. She spoke Monday night (March 7th, 2016) at 30 City Place. Danielle and her students are looking for micro particles that are too small to be screened in waste-water treatment plants, and their…

Third Annual Adirondack Winter Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the success of the third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid, which highlights Upstate New York as a world-class tourism destination. Hundreds of State and local officials, community members and professional athletes joined Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and senior administration officials to participate in some of the region’s most…

K&J – Dede Scozzafava Talks Cuomo Budget – Tax Cap

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In New York when it comes to Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, most environmental organizations in the Adirondacks are giving his agenda good marks.. Especially when it comes to the Environmental Protection Fund which could receive full funding if the legislature approves Governor Cuomo’s Budget. Dede Scozzafava is the Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government…

Choosing Animal Control, or Too Many Skunks

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Patti Hackett is a resident of the Plattsburgh. She spoke to the City Council on Thursday about their decision to eliminate the Animal Control Officer as part of their efforts to balance the budget.. Not only did Patti suggest that the skunk problem would proliferate if it was left unchecked, she also brought an alternative to…

2016 Winter Carnival Grand Marshal: Jimmy Law

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee chose Jimmy Law as its 2016 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on February 13. Jimmy Law was born and raised in Saranac Lake and graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 1985. He is married to Robin Hogan and they reside in nearby Rainbow Lake. He is a…

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…

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…

Polar Plunge Raises over $28,000 for Special Olympics

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On the colder and windier side of the news, Plattsburgh’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics was held on Saturday at noon. According to their website.. The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics raised just over $24,000 but that number may not include all of the funds raised on Saturday..  All of the money raised goes to benefit…

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

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There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In…

K&J – Honoring 46er Number One Herb Clark

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The Site of the Saranac Lake 6er Bell has also become the next site on the Saranac Lake Walk of Fame…  A Plaque Honoring 46er number One Herb Clark was unveiled.. Join us as we hear from Franklin County Legislator and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barb Rice, and Clark Family Member Jim Clark. It was…

ADAC Joins in Opposition to Defunct Oil Train Storage in the Adirondacks

Another Stakeholder in the Adirondacks is weighing in with strong opposition to the plan by Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings, which owns the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, to store defunct oil cars on railroad tracks between Saratoga Springs and Newcomb. In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council Coordinator Pete Nelson says “This is exactly…

Plattsburgh City Beach Temporarily Closed

Several recent beach water samples have exceeded the standards for swimming and the beach has been temporarily closed.  The city has initiated a comprehensive investigation in conjunction with the Clinton County Health Department.  The general public should be informed on how the City tests for water quality, what is looked for, and how it affects…

Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Committee Tells City to Take Over

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A committee appointed by Plattsburgh’s City Council aptly named the Snow Removal Advisory Committee is recommending that the city assume the responsibility for winter maintenance for all the sidewalks, a responsibility that is currently assigned to property owners in the City… There are three parts to the committee’s report to the council… Part One demonstrates…

Snow Removal Advisory Committee to Release their Findings

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Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Advisory Committee (Charged with the task to research immediate and long range solutions for pedestrian access on City sidewalks and to summarize that research and present their findings and recommendations) announced on Friday that they will present their findings and recommendations at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium next week (… Click above to read more )