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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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…

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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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More Local and Regional News

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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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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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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K&J – Tom Lawson & Jim LaValley talk Tupper Lake

Today on the K&J show we’re heading to the Village of Tupper Lake to speak with Jim LaValley who is the President of ARISE, and with Tom Lawson who is developing the Adirondack Club and Resort.. Just recently, A lawsuit filed by PROTECT and the Sierra Club along with a few seasonal landowners in the area was dismissed, and pending…

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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…

City Council Considers “Oil Train Task Force”

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A Canadian Pacific train was headed south over the Saranac River with a majority of DOT-111 Oil Cars in tow and Ironically, this particular train went by just as the City council was preparing to discuss an Oil Train Task Force proposed by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong.. The City Council is meeting again Thursday evening and once they’re done with approving some…

DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable…

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