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Hands On for NCCC Wilderness Recreation Leadership Students

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 North Country Community College’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program is conducting a hands-on Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course this week on the Saranac Lake campus.  This intensive backcountry medical training course aids students in dealing with medical emergencies when dialing 911 is not an option. Course content emphasizes General Principles of Wilderness and Rescue Medicine, Patient…

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..…

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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…

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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…

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Town of Plattsburgh Looks to Invest $200k in Local Business

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The Town of Plattsburgh says they’ll be looking to invest close to $200,000 in local businesses…  In fact, they plan to reach out to entrepreneurs and business owners in the Town and provide at least ten with $20,000 micro grants…   Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bassett Says the Small Business Administration out of Plattsburgh State will…

Annual Residence Hall Rummage Sale Benefits Food Shelf

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SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual residence hall rummage sale… and all of the proceeds will benefit the local Interfaith Food Shelf.. The sale is being held in the Algonquin Dining Hall and runs from 11am today until 3 pm for the campus… And opens from 5 to 7 pm for community members. Michael Cashman is the assistant…

DEC Proposes Upgrade to 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…

Pot Luck Dinner for Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas Tonight

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Today (Tuesday May 19th)  is Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas’ last Town of Jay Town Board Meeting…  It’s going to be held at 5:30 this evening… not 7:00pm as originally planned… At the Town of Jay Community Center. After the formal meeting, the board plans to hold a special Reception and Open House with…

Saranac Lake Road Closures

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The Village of Saranac Lake has begun their work on the water main replacement on Riverside Drive and expect to continue thru the end of next week.. because of that just a reminder that Riverside Drive will be closed to ALL thru traffic during the duration of the project during the daytime And night time…

Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Cathy Buckley

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Cathy is a mother of two, both in the Beekmantown School District and has been serving on the school board for 5 years, she’s also served as a member of the Committee on Special Education at Beekmantown when requested. Beekmantown School Board – Cathy Buckley There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board…

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Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Michael Hagadorn

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Michael Hagadorn is a father of 3 young children and he says “Very motivated to see the district excel.” Hagadorn is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Care Center at CVPH. On his webpage, Hagadorn says his goal is “To improve the overall health and success of the Beekmantown School District by promoting educational opportunities…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Weekend

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The Spring Semester ended at 6pm on May 15th for SUNY Plattsburgh Students. The weekend, especially for graduating seniors is filled with activities, and for returning students, time to pack up for the summer. First on the list, however, the Honors Center Medallion Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Graduating students…

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Beekmantown School Board Candidate Ken Maurer Sr.

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There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board elections on May 19th. Ken Maurer Sr. is one of the candidates who would like to join the board. We spoke with him on Friday and asked him several questions, including why he would like to be on the school board. We also ask Ken…

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Graduating NCCC Students Head to Next Adventure

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North Country Community College provides a vibrant environment for students in the Adirondacks. There are three campuses, providing Twenty-four academic degrees and certificates and many options for study, including Environmental Science, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Massage Therapy, Fine Arts, Wilderness Recreation Leadership, and Sports & Events Management.. AUDIO – 051815- NCCC Graaduation The programs are designed to lead…

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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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Saranac Lake’s Skate Park Begins to Takes Shape

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In Saranac Lake, Work on the Skate Park behind Community Bank in the center of town continues..  and Rich Shapiro, who has been helping to organize the work until the completed project is handed over to the village, says the skate park is beginning to take shape… and much of the finishing work will begin…

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Beekmantown School District Focuses Budget on Students

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It’s now less than a week from school budget votes in the North Country..  And for the Beekmantown Central School District, that means one final look at the proposed $39 Million Dollar Budget before next Tuesday…   Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Manix answers one key and fundamental question that most taxpayers want to know…. Will Beekmantown’s…

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North Country Honor Flight Heads to Washington on Saturday

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Veterans of World War II and the Korean war will be flying to Washington this weekend to visit their respective war memorials… The trip is sponsored by North Country Honor Flight.. North Country Honor Flight is continuously reaching out to veterans, especially World War Two Veterans who are interested in visiting their memorial in Washington..  if…

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NYSUT May Benefit from Assembly Legislation on Teacher Evaluations

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New York State United Teachers today applauded Assembly leaders for introducing legislation that takes a significant step toward protecting students by reducing inappropriate state testing while recognizing that teacher evaluations must be fair and objective.  NYSUT said the Assembly’s proposed changes would protect school aid increases and push back unrealistic deadlines, and the union strongly…

Cuomo Extends Ban on Residential Burning Through May 21st

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has extended the ban on residential brush burning until May 21 due to continued dry conditions across the state. Open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in the state. In addition, the high fire danger burn ban prohibits outdoor fires, such…