Category: Local News

Winter Carnival Posters Now Available

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Collectible posters designed by “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available for sale. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has been creating the Winter Carnival poster design since 2012. He created the poster to correspond with the carnival’s theme “Superheroes & Villains.” Proceeds from the poster sales…

Ice Palace Construction Begins Today

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Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace will begin on January 25. Construction involves harvesting ice from Lake Flower, transporting it to the shore and assembling it according to a blueprint. Construction on the palace will continue until the start of the carnival on February 5. The Ice Palace is built by volunteers,…

K&J – Touring Tupper’s Emergency Services Building

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On the K&J show today we invite you to Join us for a tour new Emergency Services Building with Village Trustee and Volunteer Firefighter David “Hadje” Maroun.. Maroun is a captain in Tupper’s Fire Department and in today’s podcast he and Fire Driver Joe Aresenault take us through the new facility…  The department on Sunday gave a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 – 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 – Longueuil and Plattsburgh Mayors Commit to Cooperation

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The Mayor of Longueuil in Quebec, Caroline St-Hilaire, along with a delegation of Longueuil business leaders, were guests of the Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon and the City of Plattsburgh on Monday…  Mayor Calnon was joined in welcoming the Longueuil contingent by Senator Betty Little, who serves as Honorary Chair of the Quebec-New York Corridor Coalition..  …