North Country Chamber says Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% 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 a combination of those who…

Prostitution Arrest in Plattsburgh

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On March 4, 2015, State Police conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot off from State Route 9 in the Cumberland Head area of Plattsburgh on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee for having an uninspected motor vehicle. The driver identified as 29-year-old Rebecca L. Bates of Chateaugay, admitted to the trooper that she was attempting to meet someone at…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour drive and has only seven…

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SUNY Students Move Toward One Million Cans in April

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Earth Day may be taking on a look and feel this April… That’s because there’s a new effort by Student’s at SUNY Plattsburgh to raise awareness about recycling while at the same time raising funds for the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh. Fred Houghfer, a Senior Public Relations Student at SUNY Plattsburgh spoke to the City Council Thursday Night about the…

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The K&J Show on WNBZ

K&J – Shrek comes to Lake Placid High School

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It’s that time of the year again when High School stages come to life with bright young stars for the spring Musicals… Curtains open on the musical version of Shrek at the Lake Placid High School Auditorium on Thursday this week at 7pm. there are three more shows.. Friday and Saturday at 7pm plus a Saturday Matinee at 11am in the…

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Adirondack Health Reveals 3 Year Strategic Plan

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Adirondack Health unveiled a strategic plan that embraces innovation and leadership in a new era of healthcare reform to ensure a continued commitment to building healthy communities in our region for years to come. The Adirondack Health Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership team worked with members of the community, physicians, and staff to develop the initiatives and goals in…

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More Local and Regional News

Job Report – Manufacturing up 8,000 Jobs in February

The Department of Labor reported Friday morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 8,000 jobs in February. The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, progressed to +383,000 jobs, after revisions to January’s data. Additionally, the U.S. Commerce Department reported this morning that America’s monthly goods trade deficit with China climbed…

Mayor Calnon Proclaims MS Awareness Week

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This week is MS Awareness week in the North Country… and at Thursday’s meeting of the Common Council Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon read a resolution naming this week MS Awareness week in the City… We listened in on that resolution… MS AWARENESS WEEK 01 According to the National MS Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response…

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Clean Water Advocates Urge Legislature to add $800m to Budget

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A new analysis released today by a coalition of organizations shows that across New York State, communities have an immediate documented need for $12.7 billion in clean water funding – impacting every single county across the state. In Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, there are 41 projects listed in the report with a total budget required of $153,434,000. The Senate and…

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Eye Opener: Jet nearly plunges into icy bay

Passengers on the Delta jetliner say they were just feet from disaster. Also, Harrison Ford undergoes surgery after crashing his private plane on a California golf course. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Source: CBS News

Eye Opener: Jet nearly plunges into icy bay

Passengers on the Delta jetliner say they were just feet from disaster. Also, Harrison Ford undergoes surgery after crashing his private plane on a California golf course. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Source: CBS News

Another fiery oil train derailment

2 tank cars ablaze, officials say; northern Illinois incident adds to growing concern over safety of transporting crude oil by rail Source: CBS News

K&J Archive

K&J – High Peaks Hospice Executive Director Meg Wood

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Today on the K&J show, we begin a series of conversations leading up to High Peaks Hospice Radio Day in June. Each year, WNBZ, in conjunction with sister stations WLPW and WRGR spend a day with the community talking about comfort and dignity for terminally ill patients at the end of life and how Hospice…

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K&J – 35 Years – Reliving the “Miracle on Ice”

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It was February 22nd, 1980 when the underdog U.S. hockey team led by Coach Herb Brooks Played their own game and beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in what became known as the “Miracle on Ice.” On Saturday Night, the 19 surviving members of the U.S. gold medal hockey team relived the experience in Lake Placid….  …

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K&J – The Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Allison Hulbert Bruce, one of the co-chairs of the Sunrise Winter Carnival. The Weather is going to be very accommodating for Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival. The event is in it’s 6th year and admission is free. The club is asking for donations of non-perishable food donation for…

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