Category: Local News

K&J – “Working” Saranac Lake High School Musical Opens Tonight

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If you’re one of those in the working class…The odds are good that you’ll relate to Saranac Lake High School’s Musical with performances at 7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week (March 17th, 2016 through March 19th)   It’s called Working..  And it’s based on the 1974 book by author Studs Terkel Called “Working: People Talk About…

AMC Introduces Plans for New Operating Suites

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Adirondack Health Recently assembled a life-size model of one of six new operating rooms being built at Adirondack Medical Center. The preview was held during an open house, hosted by Adirondack Health and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce to give doctors, nurses and everyone else an opportunity to walk through the mock up to…

Interfaith Food Shelf Visits VFW for Fundraiser

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A fundraiser for the interfaith food shelf in Plattsburgh was held at the VFW on Saturday. We stopped in and spoke with the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf Co-Coordinator Dorothy Latta, The Food Shelf itself is located inside the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church on Beekman Street..  It’s Open Monday Through Friday from 9am until 12noon and again…

K&J – Saranac Lake Trustee Candidate Andrew Wright

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Today we continue our four part series speaking with each of the candidates for two trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake.. So far, we’ve spoken with Rich Shapiro.. Bob Bayruns.. and the incumbent Paul Van Cott…  And Today we’re speaking with The Youngest Candidate vying for one of the two open Trustee seats……

K&J – An Interview with Trustee Paul Van Cott

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If you missed our conversation with Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott we invite you to click on the play bar below to have a listen to the podcast. It’s part of our series speaking with each of the candidates for two trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake.. The Village elections will…

K&J – Saranac Lake Village Trustee Candidate Rich Shapiro

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There are four candidates vying for two opens trustees seats in the Village of Saranac Lake and today we continue our four part series speaking with each of the candidates..  Yesterday we spoke with Bob Bayruns.. You can find that conversation here And Today we’re speaking with Trustee candidate Rich Shapiro. The Village elections will be held…

Saranac Lake School Board Considers Vacation Policy

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board met Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Middle School Library..  On their agenda is a discussion about next year’s school calendar.. This type of process would be fairly routine normally.. But in Saranac Lake this is the first year the district has split the two week spring vacation into two one…

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…

North Country Chamber Sees Optimism in Recent Annual Issues Survey

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in mid-February and drawing a response rate of 15% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

City Council Considers Options for Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is evaluating the 2016 Farmers Market Season and it’s current location on Durkee Street downtown. Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the Council is assessing interest in alternate days of operation including other possible locations, and to determine if any other organizations would like to be considered as Farmers Market Operators; for other…

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…

K&J – A Forum on Trade (TPP) and the Global Economy

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On Wednesday night, city councilors, residents and SUNY Plattsburgh students gathered at the Auditorium in Plattsburgh’s city hall to discuss the implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership..  The Forum is Moderated by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong. There were about 60 people in the audience and the panel included Timothy Palmer, the Group Leader of the North Country…