Heritage Trail Becoming a Reality in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh may have a new heritage trail marking historic buildings and other important places along the way.. Councilman Josh Kretzer says the committee is looking forward to getting started on the installation of commemorative plaques at key locations.. Kretzer says it will be a true collaboration between the city, historians of the area and community businesses..  the…

VA Gets a Boost from House and Senate

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Conferees Ok VA Bill House and Senate negotiators late Monday signed a conference committee agreement on legislation that would allocate about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agreement, filed in the House of Representatives shortly before midnight, includes $5 billion for strengthening the VA by recruiting more doctors, nurses and other medical providers and other measures. It…

Mayor Calnon Proposes Health Insurance Reserve Fund

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The City of Plattsburgh spends roughly $Six point One Million Dollars on Health Insurance Every year.. But every year, they’re budgeting closer to $Seven Million Dollars.. and in these numbers, there is good news and there is some bad news.. the good news is that even though the city budgeted to spend $2.2 Million Dollars of their un-appropriated fund balance..…

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K&J – Legislators Discuss Lyme Disease with Trudeau Institute

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re talking about Lyme Disease and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sellati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of lyme and other…

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More Local and Regional News

3 Underage Children in Suspects Vehicle during Ray Brook Accident

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20 year old Trevor J. SIsto of Fort Covington is charged with Attempted Assault in the First Degree (Felony), Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree (Felony) , Endangering the Welfare of a Child (3 Counts) (Misdemeanor), Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor) and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident (Misdemeanor)  Police were called to investigate a vehicle recklessly operating on Village Streets. During the…

Fatal Accident – Autopsies Released / Suspect Arrested

An autopsy was performed on James E. Barney at AMC Saranac Lake by Dr C. Francis Varga who determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma consistent with a motor vehicle collision.  Essex County Coroner Francis Whitelaw ruled the manner of death to be homicide. An autopsy was performed on Kimberly Barney at Fletcher Allen Health Care Center…

Margaret Street adds Re-Paving to it’s “Diet”

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The City Council held a special meeting on Thursday Night to formalize an addition to what City Engineer Kevin Farrington refers to as the Margaret Street Diet near Georgia Pacific..  In the next month or so, Margaret Street from just before McDonalds to Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a center turning lane. In order to accomplish…

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K&J – LeRoy’s Turns 50

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LeRoy Pickering started in business in 1964.. Next Friday, the first of August, LeRoys will be celebrating 50 years in business with a special party, prizes, and an open bar from 7 to 9 at the VFW in Tupper Lake.. We took an opportunity to speak with LeRoy and his partner Bucky Clark about the automotive industry and it’s history. Our…

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K&J – IRONMAN Weekend Approaches

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Every year, IRONMAN volunteer captains gather at the annual Captain’s Dinner. In 2013, they gathered in the Armstrong Room at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. We caught up with many of them and asked about their units.. and we hear some great stories about past IRONMAN events. We’ll also speak with Race Director Greg Borzileri and Kathy Pfohl who…

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City Nets $61,688 in Auction, Keeps Highway Oil

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After foreclosing on three properties in Plattsburgh, the City Council will bring in $108,364 on two of those properties after the delinquencies are paid back.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the city has decided to hold on to the Highway Oil Property.. The total delinquency on the two properties Auctioned on Wednesday was Just over $5,000 and they sold for…

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K&J – Can Am Rugby & The Mountaineers

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IRONMAN Weekend is kicking into high gear and over 2,500 athletes will take to the course in Lake Placid on Sunday… and then Can Am Rugby takes over as more than 100 teams converge on the Adirondacks… We caught up with two of the teams getting ready for the event.. The Men’s and Women’s Mountaineers.. Practicing on the field behind Spencer…

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Two Die in High Speed Chase Through Ray Brook

The State Police continue to investigate a fatal collision that has now claimed the life of one other person. A 2011 Ford F-150 pick-up truck collided with a 2009 Honda Fit on State Route 86 in Ray Brook shortly before 2 p.m. following a brief pursuit by State Police. The Lake Placid Police Department had contacted State Police around 1:30…