Stefanik Introduces Common Sense Waiver Act

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Common Sense Waiver Act — legislation that ensures local governments have the authority they need to protect their citizens and keep their communities safe by working to make sure that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations do not hinder the removal of unsafe buildings. “Small towns across the country have buildings that are a danger…

Environmental Groups Praise DEC’s Port of Albany Decision

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Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to rescind its 2014 decision not to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada. They also praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director Judith Enck, who sent…

DEC to Rescind Port of Albany Proposed Air Permits

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After a thorough review of Global Companies application and supporting documents for a Title V air permit modification to its facilities at the Port of Albany, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today its intent to rescind the Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application for the project. DEC identified significant proposed project changes and new…

Plattsburgh’s Veteran’s Bridge Dedication this Weekend

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The City of Plattsburgh will hold the dedication of the Bridge Street bridge on Saturday, May 23 at 11a.m. The dedication will take place at the Bridge Street bridge.  The dedication program includes local Veteran groups, Post 912, Post 20, US Air Force and musical performances by Police Pipes & Drums of Plattsburgh, Mitch Willette and Kevin Santo. “The dedication…

Cuomo Bids Farewell to David Letterman

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Governor Cuomo bid farewell to David Letterman last night..  “For more than 30 years, we’ve all stayed up later than we should to watch the comedic genius of David Michael Letterman. From his Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists to always keeping guests on their toes – New Yorkers and Americans alike have happily traded rest for reveling in…

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K&J – Beekmantown Science Fair – Concert – Budget

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Voting on School Budgets and School Board Candidates wasn’t the only focus of residents and parents in Beekmantown on Tuesday night… In fact… Beekmantown’s Elementary students provided a respite from the politics and Instead showcased what it’s really all about… The science fair fills the hallway just outside of the gym in Beekmantown which is where residents voted 487 to…

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Charter Commission: Closer to Formalizing Recommendations

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The City’s Charter Commission continues their listening tour and reached out to residents again on Monday afternoon… This time they hear from residents at a new handicapped accessible location on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus in Hawkins Hall, most likely, to provide a space that could accommodate the 25 plus audience… Needless to say, They’re hoping to receive as much input…

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DEC Finalizing Plans for Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and enhance opportunities for people to…

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Assembly Enacts Education Reform

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In the wake of School Board Elections, the Assembly has passed legislation that directly addresses the education reforms enacted in the 2015-16 state budget. The bill is Co-Sponsored by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and also in our region by Assemblywoman Addie Russell… Russell says the legislation will ensure children have the ability to learn in the proper environment. She says “Classrooms…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front lawn of the Macdonough Monument…

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The stars of the latest crop of newly discovered species include a “chicken from hell” and an adorable, artistic pufferfish Source: CBS News

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K&J – Touring Plattsburgh’s Vibrant New Marina

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Members of Plattsburgh’s City Council and Department Heads toured the new City Marina Building on Thursday afternoon..  Councilman Mike Kelly says the Marina is just one more statement about the community. “I am so impressed by what we’ve done here,” Kelly commented, “I would be so nice to be able to dock your boat here…

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K&J – Sunrise Rotary Updates Plans for 2015 Mayor’s Cup

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With Spring…. and Summer in the air… Boaters are itching to get back on the water and one of the bigger events on Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup… And July 9th is not too far away at this point….  In anticipation of this year’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, The Sunrise Rotary Club continues…

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