PHS Students Respond to Bomb Threats

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There have been three bomb threats at local area high schools since Wednesday.. Beekmantown was the first to deal with the issue.. and then Thursday morning Plattsburgh High School went on lockdown for about 2 hours while officials sorted out another threat.. Thursday afternoon Peru became school number three to lock down their halls… The Clinton County Sheriffs Office has…

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Winter Carnival Ice Palace Construction Under Way

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival kicks off with Coronation of Carnival Royalty on Friday February 6th..  But Construction of this year’s Groovy Ice Palace began on Thursday with ice blocks from Pontiac Bay that were thicker than they were expecting..Dean Baker is the Chairman of the Ice Palace Committee, he says the ice ice coming out of Pontiac Bay at…

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City Council Establishes Snow Removal Advisory Committee

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The Plattsburgh City Council continues to struggle with the question of how to deal with snow removal on the sidewalks of the community…  During their meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to authorize the creation of a citizen committee who would be charged with the task of identifying the issue and proposing solutions for the city when it comes…

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Silver Corruption Causing Problems for Assembly

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is out on bail after being arrested on corruption charges..  His arrest has thrown the legislature for a loop as it begins work on the Governor’s proposed Budget… Assemblyman Dan Stec and others are calling for his resignation.. AUDIO – 012315 – Silver out on Bail – Stec Calls for His Resignation  Assembly Minority Leader Brian…

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K&J – Governor Cuomo says “Reform Education”

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Governor Cuomo spent a great deal of time during the State of the State Address on education reform and spoke about several sweeping changes he’s proposing…  According to the Governor.. As of this year, school aid is at its highest level ever and over 65 percent of recent increases were directed to high-need school districts. But he says.. New York…

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DEC Proposes Lowering Imperial Dam on Saranac River

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It’s been a long time coming but if all goes well, The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has entered into a joint agreement with the other owners of the Imperial Dam to finally take action to make the dam safer for residents downstream while at the same time improving the movement of Salmon in the Saranac River upstream to some…

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Farm Bureau Supports EPF – Unhappy with Cuomo’s Minimuim Wage Proposal

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The New York Farm Bureau weighed in on the State of the State Speech saying  “If we want to have a growing agricultural sector in New York, it’s important for the State of New York to partner with the industry and invest in growing our farm economy. Governor Cuomo’s State of the State offered some worthwhile plans to continue supporting…

Adirondack Council identifies Pro-Adirondack Agenda in State of the State

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Pro-Adirondack Park proposals that build on New York’s 123-year legacy of preserving this global treasure, its clean water, wilderness, wildlife and rural communities, were among the priorities expressed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his team in his 2015 combined State of the State address and Executive Budget summary today. “We applaud the Governor for making a series of pro-Adirondack proposals…

Hollywood heads to Sundance in search of the next big hit

The Sundance Film Festival in Utah began on Thursday, bringing big names from Hollywood in search of the next great director, actor or film. Matt Singer, managing editor and film critic at ScreenCrush.com, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with a preview of this year’s festival. Source: CBS News

How Airbnb is transforming the travel industry

More and more travelers are choosing to stay in rooms listed on Airbnb as opposed to traditional hotels, to the tune of 37 million room-nights per year. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss the phenomenon and what it means for the travel industry. Source: CBS News

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New Terminal Opens at Adirondack Regional Airport

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The Adirondack Regional Airport has been undergoing some major upgrades recently.. and on Tuesday afternoon, airport officials along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce helped to celebrate the grand re-opening of the airport terminal with a larger.. modern version of what used to be just one…

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K&J – Honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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With the Holiday Weekend upon us honoring the late Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.. We’re talking with Reverend Joanne White who is the Pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake.. and Father Bill Small, a retired Episcopal Priest. He remains active on many ecumenical groups in the community..  Father Small was in Washington when…

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A Ceremonial Oath of Office for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

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Although she took the oath of office on Tuesday, The youngest woman in the history of the House of Representative was in Plattsburgh on Saturday afternoon to take a ceremonial oath of office. Congresswoman Else Stefanik was honored by a full house at the Clinton County Offices in Plattsburgh. She spoke about bipartisanship, working to…

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