NY State Legislators Reach Agreement on Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on the 2015-16 State Budget. The Budget agreement includes what Governor Cuomo calls landmark education reforms and investment, an ethics package with the nation’s strongest disclosure laws for legislators with outside income, and new investments in rebuilding and growing the state’s economy,…

A Discussion about Regulating Taxis Begins in Plattsburgh

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun a discussion to investigate possible changes to their outdated rules regulating taxis.. In their work-session on Thursday the Council was joined by 5 independent taxi company owners and members of their staff to help identify the issues these operators face on a daily basis.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Jim Calnon says most of the conversations with taxi…

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City Abstains from Approving Protestor’s Request for Parking Spaces

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In Plattsburgh, The City Council has backed away from taking any part in a planned protest by the church group Apostles for Life on April 3rd..   Apostles for life asked the council for permission to use 2 parking spaces in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street from 9:30 to 11am that Friday but the board chose not to approve…

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K&J – North Country Education Alliance Talks 3-8 Testing

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education consists of parents, families, teachers, administrators, and others concerned with what is happening in our schools. The group represents different schools, districts, and points of view, but have found strength and community coming together. They have four goals: to reach across district lines; to make connections with communities concerned about public education; to share accurate…

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Beekmantown School Board; “PILOTs are Hurting School Budgets”

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The Beekmantown School Board is asking the Clinton County Legislature, The Development Corporation and the Town of Plattsburgh for a moratorium on adding new PILOT agreements within the Beekmantown School District. The Board in their resolution says they are opposed to any agreement that allows Payments in Lieu of Taxes that result in a reduction of real property taxes versus…

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K&J – Little, Duprey Join Legislative Breakfast – Focus on Education

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In some cases there are more than one or two sides to a discussion…. Which is probably why it’s difficult to get things done.. but it seems as though every year the legislature and the governor are able to find some common ground in the budgeting process..   For Senator Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. Both believe it’s important to…

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High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams…

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Canada’s Counsul General Delivers Address at SUNY

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John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour. The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly positive contribution to Canadian public…

Environmental Coalition Calls for Larger “Oil Spill Fund”

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After four recent oil-by-rail disasters in North America in less than a month, it could not be more clear that New York’s “Oil Spill Fund” must be increased so that it is adequate to cover the response costs and damages associated with loss of life and destruction of property that have been caused by rail disasters elsewhere, the Adirondack Council…

Town Considers Resolution of Support for Oil Train Task Force

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Councilors in the Town of Plattsburgh are considering the approval of three separate resolutions supporting the efforts of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force.. One targets the Federal Department of Transportation, another targets New York State’s DOT and the third is one that would be mailed to the oil companies and to the railroads. In the next few weeks,…

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Apple CEO blasts Indiana’s “dangerous” religious freedom law

Protests and boycotts are growing over an Indiana law that some say discriminates against gay people. Gov. Mike Pence says he stands by the controversial religious freedom legislation. Supporters argue it protects religious beliefs of business owners. Adriana Diaz reports. Source: CBS News

Eye Opener: Outrage over Indiana’s religious freedom law

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling the law “very dangerous.” Also, Syria’s president reveals how his government knows when the U.S. will attack ISIS. All that and all that matters in today’s Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Source: CBS News

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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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…

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