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…

“Parklet” Fees in Plattsburgh Going Back to Downtown

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You may have noticed that Outdoor Parklets are in full operation in Downtown Plattsburgh..  Those are the concrete barriers that quarden off one or two parking spaces.. Typically used by the downtown restaurants for outdoor dining..  This year, the City Council charged a nominal fee for those parking spaces and Mayor Calnon recently announced that the money raised from those…

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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…

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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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NY Senate Makes Sex Between Students and School Employees Against the Law

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The New York State Senate gave unanimous support of legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, that would make it a crime for a school employee to engage in sexual activity with a student regardless if the student has reached New York’s legal age of consent. “Just as consumers of mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse programs are afforded protection,…

NYSUT: NY Voters are Confident in Public Education

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New York voters delivered a strong vote of confidence in public education and the work of the state’s dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and school leaders, approving 99 percent of school budgets in Tuesday’s balloting, according to a preliminary count by New York State United Teachers today. “Parents and community members carefully reviewed school budgets and demonstrated the importance of local control…

Saranac Lake Budget Approved – Chazy, NCCS Rejected

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The Saranac Lake Central School District is just one of the Districts across the North Country which has received the support of voters when it comes to their budget… School Superintendent Diane Fox says much of the ground work was already in place from last year in order to produce the 2015 – 2016 Budget..  AUDIO – 052015 – Saranac…

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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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