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Wack’s 11th Annual Make A Wish Ride Returns!

  Starts at Wayside Bar & Grill, 3130 State Route 4, Hudson Falls Ends at Adirondack Bar & Grill, 982 State Route 149, Queensbury Wack’s Ride rolls again! Don’t miss the 11th Annual Wack’s Make-A-Wish Ride on Saturday, July 28! The event begins at 11 am sharp as riders enjoy a ride through the North Country.…

Froggy 100.3 welcomes the Bacon Brothers To The Egg this summer!

    Everything Country Froggy 100.3 welcomes the Bacon Brothers to the Heart Theatre inside The Egg in Albany, Sunday July 29th!   Kevin and Michael Bacon have been making music together for over Twenty years now! Now we realize Kevin Bacon’s a movie star, but the guy loves playing music too!    If you…

Get Ready for The Saratoga County Fair!

 Everything Country Froggy 100.3 welcomes the return of the Saratoga County Fair! Tuesday July 24th through Sunday July 29th! Keep listening for your chance to win tickets!   For 2018 you can look forward to 4 great new entertainment experiences, exciting new food features, and all the animal exhibits and competitions you have come to…

JUNE 2018 Teacher of the Week PHOTOS

JUNE 2018 Teacher of the Week PHOTOS

Recently we were out visiting area schools to award our local Teacher of the Week winners with their plaque and prizes for being the best educators in the North Country.  Here they are together with TCT Federal Credit Union’s Irv Hilts.         Congratulations to these great educators from TCT Federal Credit Union…

Froggy 100.3 welcomes The Big Cookout Starring Lee Brice!

Everything Country Froggy 100.3 knows you love to be outside in the summertime! Road trips, swimming and COUNTRY CONCERTS! Get ready! Froggy 100.3’s welcoming THE BIG Cookout, Sunday September 2nd at the fields of Saratoga Casino Hotel featuring…Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, James Barker Band and Clare Dunn! PLUS local favorites Big Sky Country & Skeeter…

Father Mows Best returns!

      Froggy 100.3 has teamed up with Falls Farm and Garden of Hudson Falls to give Dad a one of a kind John Deere E 100, seventeen and a half horse power Lawn Tractor that has CVT Automatic Transmission, and a 42 inch edge cutting system! If you’re one of the qualifiers then…

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Supreme Court ruling on union dues causing confusion

After the Supreme Court ruling in the Janus case regarding union fees, there has been some confusion on what has actually changed, prompting the state to release guidelines to help answer any questions.

In the weeks following the Supreme Court ruling that public employees no longer have to pay union dues, the teacher’s union says they have only seen only nine people leave their union so far. 

“About 86 percent of our members have resigned a brand new card and we’re working on all the others. So we’re in really good shape,” Andy Pallotta, President of NYSUT, said.

Union membership by state

The United States average is 10.7 percent.

 

Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017 annual averages)

Many people have been confused about what exactly this Supreme Court ruling means to them, causing the NY Department of Labor to issue a set of guidelines.

The president of New York’s Federation of Unions from across the state says is necessary to help stop misinformation. 

“It was necessary yesterday for the governor to lead the charge to clarify exactly what the Janus decision said and all the protections working men and women really have,” Mario Cilento, President of New York State AFL-CIO, said.

The Empire Center for Public Policy released a report saying that some of the guidelines are wrong. For example, it says that unions do not have to provide membership cards to employers, which Ken Girardin says goes directly against state law. 

“If the governor gave this kind of advice to a paying client, he’d likely face malpractice charges.” 

They are not the only ones issuing warnings to public employees, and hundreds of thousands of letters have been sent out explaining employee options, in light of this Supreme Court ruling. 

“People who join a union have always had the choice whether or not to pay dues. What they’re trying to do is convince people to leave their union,” Cilento said.

Battle with National Grid over gas meters

Some Albany residents are upset because they feel as though contractors with National Grid did not give them an option when moving their meters.

National Grid says this isn’t the case.

You may see meters no matter what neighborhood you live in, and with a state mandate, you may see more.

“People need to be advised, which they’re not, that they have the right whether they can have the meters moved outside or not,” Gregory Magee, a Whitehall resident, said.

Magee says he’s spoken with several residents in the Whitehall neighborhood who’ve had gas meters moved due to a recent state mandate. He says contractors aren’t letting residents know they have a choice.

“They’re not telling people, ‘well, by the way, you can keep your meter inside.’”

“It’s not just a convenience thing it’s a safety thing,” Nate Stone, with National Grid, said. 

Stone denies these claims. He says the company is not forcing customers to move their meters.

“If a home owner decides that they do not want their meter on the outside we do not force them.”

Stone says the push to move meters outside is due to safety issues and meters being tampered with, creating problems.

There are some, like Whitehall resident Pat Loomis, who supports the push to move meters outside.

“There’s a lot of scams going on, and I really believe leave well enough alone,” Loomis said. “We have a lot of problems to deal with, and this shouldn’t be one in my priority.”

New York State Fair announcing contest to find couple who wants to get married at the fair

The Great New York State Fair is launching a contest to find a couple who would like to get married at the 2018 Fair– but there’s a twist.

The couple that wins the contest will be putting on ice skates instead of nice shoes.

One couple will be chosen at random from comments posted to the Fair’s Facebook contest post here to receive the wedding on ice.

The Fair is putting up a temporary ice rink inside the new Exposition Center to inaugurate the new facility, which will be the largest events space north of New York City between Boston and Cleveland.

Wedding guests and the wedding party don’t need to skate, but the proposed newlyweds are required to say their vows on skates.

This will be a legally binding wedding and an official marriage license is required.

The Fair will provide an officiant to conduct the wedding ceremony, though the winning couple may have their own officiant if they wish.

The Fair will also provide a photographer for the event.

After the wedding, the newlyweds will enjoy a private, catered hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception in the mezzanine of the new Expo Center for up to 50 guests, complete with live music by top local performer Just Joe.
The winning couple and all pre-registered reception guests will receive free admission and parking to the Fair for the day.

The Fair will chip in a pair of Lifetime Passes as a first wedding gift.

The wedding will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.

To enter, couples must upload a photo of themselves, along with the story of how they met, as comments on the post announcing the contest by midnight, Aug. 31.

One winner will be chosen at random from among all entries.  

Ten other entries will be chosen at random to receive two single-day admissions and a parking pass to the Fair.

Click here to go the Fair’s Facebook page.

Police investigating body found in Gloversville

Police are investigating a body found in Cayadutta Creek between Hill Street and Harrison Street in Gloversville on Thursday.

Police say the male body was discovered face down in the creek at around 10:45 a.m. 

At 2:15 p.m., members of the New York State Police Underwater Rescue Team, and Forensic Investigation Unit recovered the bod from the creek. 

Police say the death is considered to be suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at Albany Medical Center.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gloversville Police at (518)-773-4506.

Police say there is currently no danger to the community or anyone working or living in the surrounding area.

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The Music From Nashville on CMT

Nashville has specialized in showcasing the best of the city’s underground talent and beyond, and that holds true for the music from season six. Check back here every week for an updated list of all of the new songs from the show.