Category: Saranac Lake

K&J – An Interview with Transgender Advocate Kelly Metzgar

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During the Morning News on Wednesday Morning we aired a conversation with Kelly Metzgar who is an advocate for members of the Transgender and gender non conforming communities in the North Country…  Tonight (Wednesday, June 1st, 2016) she will be hosting a transgender town hall style gathering..  The event will take place at 4 palmer…

K&J – Local Revitalization in Saranac Lake

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Village Trustee Paul Van Cott is chair of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation.. The group is now less than a week away from submitting their proposal to the state as part of the Governor’s $10 Million Dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative..  And he says the concepts for that proposal are coming together..The Village Board, last…

K&J – Tourism Marketing & Branding for Tupper Lake

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In today’s K&J show here on WNBZ we’re spending some time in the Visitor Information Center in Tupper Lake with Michelle Clement who is the Marketing Manager for Tupper Lake and Hamilton County in the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. In a few weeks they’ll be hosting an open community discussion to continue their work identifying…

Mobile Dental Center Returns for the Summer

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Adirondack residents have yet another reason to smile now that the Adirondack Health Mobile Dental Clinic has announced its summer schedule.  The Mobile Dental Clinic will serve the communities of AuSable Forks and Tupper Lake on Thursdays from now through October. The “dental clinic on wheels” accommodates residents ages three and older in communities where…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Announces Retirement

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced her retirement earlier today. She spoke to the media and a special group of family and friends at the West Side Ballroom here in Plattsburgh. “We all know this is the silly season of Politics,” she began, ” It seems that everyone has an opinion about my career. For quite some…

Saranac Lake Taxpayers Funding 68% of School’s Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s budget will come in under the tax cap. According to Business Executive Cindy Moody, 68% of Saranac Lake Central School District’s annual $29 Million Dollar budget comes from the taxpayers in the district.. The State’s contribution comes in at just under 29%… And that’s quite a lot less than some…

Saranac Lake Police Investigating Ring of Vehicle Break Ins.

The Saranac Lake Police Department is investigating the theft of several items from vehicles parked over night in various parts of the village Thursday morning. At least 11 vehicles, parked in the area of French Hill, Sumner Place, Upper Broadway and the Dorsey Street Parking Lot were rifled through..  Saranac Lake’s Police are asking anyone who may have been in the area or who may have seen any suspicious activity or persons to call. The Saranac Lake Police Department’s direct phone number is 891-4422.. If you have an emergency you should call 911, but if you have information related to this or any other case you can call the department locally…

It is believed the crimes were perpetrated in the early morning hours of Thursday April 28th, sometime after 1:00am. Items reported stolen include 2 iPods, a phone charger and prescription sun glasses. Other small items such as perfume and a charging cord were also reported stolen.

ANZAC Day Brings Australia to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake, Australian students from NCCC and a delegation from the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC were on hand Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness. The commemoration was held at the World War One Veterans Memorial Park. ANZAC Day, celebrated on April 25th of each year, is a day of…

A Weekend Rally for Bernie Sanders

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Marchers went out from the Waterhole on Saturday during a rally for Bernie Sanders. Sue Abbot Jones is one of the delegates hoping to go to the Democratic convention to represent Bernie Sanders…  She says over the course of the campaign they’ve been through several stages with Supporters of Bernie Sanders which led up to…

K&J – 5k/10k this weekend Benefits Blood Cancer Research

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Krista Tuithill is a lifelong native of Vermontville.. Her parents are Bryon and Amy Tuthill, and she graduated from Saranac Lake High School in 2006… This weekend (Saturday April 9th) she’s the co-sponsor of a 5k/10k run to benefit blood cancer research. She’s been planning the event with the help of DJ Racette who also…

Village to Honor Adirondack Health

Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau and County Legislator Barbara Rice have announced plans for a civic testimonial to honor Adirondack Health…  The event is set for next Tuesday April 5th from 6 to 8pm at Nonna Fina Restaurant on River Street in Saranac Lake.. In making the announcement.. Mayor Rabideau says “Adirondack Health is a bedrock…

Academy Street to Close – Infrastructure Work Begins Tuesday

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be shutting down Academy Street starting Tuesday March 29th. DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells us the street will be closed to ALL thru traffic starting Tuesday. “It will be closed until July 1st and all parking on this street will be banned during the reconstruction of the street.”…

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…

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…