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A Special First Weekend for Plattsburgh in June

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Spring has sprung, and that means the start of another season for First Weekends in Plattsburgh!  The first weekend of every month, from June until September, First Weekends in Plattsburgh hosts a series of family oriented events Fridays and Saturdays. The First Weekends Art Walk continues Friday night, June 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm…

Veterans Bridge to be Dedicated Saturday

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The City of Plattsburgh is going to officially rename The Bridge Street bridge tomorrow at 11am with a special dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans throughout Clinton County… In December last year…The City Council approved a resolution to rename the bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…  Ward 4 Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading the effort and…

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Mayor’s Cup Artist’s Market Moves to Monument

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You probably know that every year The Strand Center for the Arts holds their annual Mayor’s Cup Artist Market during Mayor’s Cup weekend…  What you might not know is that This Year…  it’s moving…   Christina Elliot is the Curator of the Arts Gallery at the Strand and we caught up with her Thursday afternoon to…

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K&J – Jim LaValley talks High Peaks Hospice / ACR

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is fast approaching.. In fact the event itself is June 2nd..  And today our series on Hospice continues.. We’ve made our way to Tupper Lake and the new offices of LaValley Real Estate which are now right across from Well Dressed Foods.. on Park Street in Tupper Lake.. Up until…

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond Resumes at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. “Crews have remobilized back to the site…

Space Still Available in Town of Jay Community Garden

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The Town of Jay says applications are still being accepted for individual raised bed plots in the Town of Jay Community Garden. There is an annual fee of $20 per plot and applications may be picked up at the Community Center. For more information or to obtain an application packet, residents are encouraged to contact…

Stefanik Introduces Common Sense Waiver Act

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Common Sense Waiver Act — legislation that ensures local governments have the authority they need to protect their citizens and keep their communities safe by working to make sure that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations do not hinder the removal of unsafe buildings. “Small towns across the country have…

Environmental Groups Praise DEC’s Port of Albany Decision

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Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to rescind its 2014 decision not to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada. They also praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional…

DEC to Rescind Port of Albany Proposed Air Permits

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After a thorough review of Global Companies application and supporting documents for a Title V air permit modification to its facilities at the Port of Albany, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today its intent to rescind the Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application for the project. DEC identified significant…

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…

Songs At Mirror Lake Ready for 10th Anniversary

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The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.  As a celebration of some of the great music that has been offered through this free…

DEC’s Free Boating Course May 30th, 31st

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a free two-day boater safety course at its Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook on May 30 and 31. Anyone born after May 1, 1996 must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motor boat. The Safe Boating Course teaches the fundamentals of safe…

Three Essex County Farms Benefit from New Farmers Grant Fund

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says the New Farmers Grant Fund will provide more than $610,000 in grants to help support new and early-stage agricultural businesses across New York state. The fund, enacted in the 2014-2015 budget, will be used to assist early-stage farmers and encourage them to consider farming as a career, adding to the…

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…

“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…

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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…

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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…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front…

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…

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…