North Country Chamber Welcomes $1.5 Billion for Upstate Revitalization

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce welcomes the on-time state budget and is pointing to the inclusion of several key items supported by the regional business community. Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber… He says “We’re already starting to take two things for granted… The on time budget.. and the 2% growth cap… That only shows how…

Reception Thursday for Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey National Champions

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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling is inviting members of the campus and greater Plattsburgh community to a reception on Thursday for the Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team.. Now the National Champions.. Tickets for the event are $5 per person. SUNY Plattsburgh students with a valid ID and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale at 5:30…

Hospitality Program (CHEX) comes to Saranac Lake

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The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has recently received funding through the Workforce Development Institute to create a curriculum for the first Saranac Lake Community Hospitality Excellence Experience (or CHEX) A series of workshops for the typical and atypical hospitality staff.  The Chamber’s Executive Director Katy VanAnden says “Business owners and front line staff attending the program will bring…

State’s Budget Includes Logger Training at Paul Smiths

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Senator Betty Little Monday said the state budget will include funding to establish a logger training program at Paul Smith’s College.  Little proposed the new program in response to concerns from paper and pulp mills and other wood product manufacturers about a logger labor shortage in New York. “Sustainable forestry supports jobs, contributes millions of dollars in activity to our…

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,…

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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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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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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

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

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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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