Category: Politics

Ecumenical Council Sponsors a Panel Discussion on Islam

We’re all familiar with the stereotypes of Muslims that are broadcast across popular culture.  But what are our Muslim neighbors really like?  What do they believe?  North Country residents will have an opportunity to answer those questions on Monday, April 4, at 7:00PM in the Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.  Three…

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…

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…

Diversity Week Continues at SUNY Plattsburgh

Diversity Week activities are up and running at SUNY Plattsburgh, with a full slate of events including a panel discussion on diversity and social justice. The week of events, exhibits and more is an outcome of conversations focused on diversity and the college’s commitment to multiculturalism that took place last semester. The Center for Diversity, Pluralism and…

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…

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…

K&J – Saranac Lake Republicans Caucus on Tuesday

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There are now officially four candidates in the race for two village trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake..  Republicans overflowed into the main hallway just outside of the Town Board Room on the first floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall on Tuesday evening.. Click on the play bar below to listen to our…

K&J – Democrats Caucus in Saranac Lake

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Democrats in the Village of Saranac Lake held their caucus on Monday evening in the village offices on the second floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall…  The caucus was chaired by Trustee Tom Catillaz. The group of about 30 Democrats nominated Current Village Trustee Paul VanCott and Chamber President Rich Shapiro to represent them as…

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…

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…