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Comptroller Gives Plattsburgh Good Financial Report

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli  says A steady population, an expanding tax base and a diverse economy have helped establish a stable financial foundation for the city of Plattsburgh…   The Comptroller made a special visit to Plattsburgh on Wednesday to speak with local business leaders, the media, and local legislators including Town of Plattsburgh…

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DOT-111 Rail Cars No Longer Labeled as Safe for Crude Oil

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx’s announcement of a new safety alert that energy companies and oil shippers should no longer use DOT-111 rail cars, and that those companies will be required to make public the routes that Bakken crude is being shipped on, and alert first responders…

Congressman Owens; We Need to Review Incidents at VA

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New York Congressman Bill Owens is calling on VA officials to review incidents and to expand veterans access to community hospitals. A Full review of allegations, he says, would rebuild public confidence, and open the door to better policies… In an email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “Caring for our veterans has to be the…

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Birthday Club Wed 5/7/14

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Podcast 7am Wed 5/7/14

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Gillibrand / Senators Condemn Boko Haram Kidnappings

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined all twenty Senate women in sending a bipartisan letter led by U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)  to President Obama condemning the abduction and mistreatment of more than 200 girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria and calling for additional international sanctions…

K&J – Interviews Tom Worthington on NY Fire and Safety Codes

In April of 2013 right before parent teacher conferences in Saranac Lake.. There were suddenly no pieces of paper on the wall… The school essentially went from very well decorated walls with items from students and class projects to just the blank walls..  This change inspired a careful look at why this might be necessary…

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NY Assembly Strengthens 1999 Campus Safety Act

Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D-Theresa) announced the passage of legislation she sponsored to strengthen the 1999 Campus Safety Act by requiring colleges and universities to report violent felonies and missing students to law enforcement within 24 hours of an incident (A.2089-B). Russell noted that this legislation is crucial to dealing with violent felonies, such as sexual assaults, that have…

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Plunging for the Cause – This Weekend

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On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the Lake Placid Middle School Builder’s Club will host the 7th Annual – Plunge for the Cause. Students and faculty members are getting their towels and wet suits ready to be “FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON” at the Mirror Lake Beach and raise money for a good cause. The Plunge will…

Planning for Plattsburgh’s Beautification

Yellow and Purple Concrete Dividers are beginning to appear in Downtown Plattsburgh.. mainly in anticipation of the summer season and outdoor dining.. The city every year allows local restaurants to reserve parking spaces in front of their establishments for outdoor dining and this is just one piece of the pie when it comes to downtown..  …

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Birthday Club Tuesday 5/6/14

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Podcast 7am Tuesday 5/6/14

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AMC Lake Placid Emergency Room goes Part Time June 16th

AMC Lake Placid will be the first in the state to move to a part time Emergency Room…   The Department of Health Approved the request by Adirondack Health to transition it’s existing emergency room in Lake Placid to a 15 hour model..  The plan goes into effect on Monday June 16th.. As part of the…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Massena Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

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Cashlynn Jaggers a 10th grade student at Massena Central High School, is the New York 21st Congressional District winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, “Papa’s Farm,” will hang in the United States Capitol Building representing New York’s 21st Congressional District for the coming year. Congressman Owens says “The art submissions we received…

Birthday Club Monday 5/5/14

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Owens Pushes Keystone Pipeline

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Congressman Bill Owens is again throwing his weight behind efforts to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.. In a statement, Owens says “he is fully supportive of efforts in the Senate to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and he continued by saying “he has long called for the approval of the pipeline arguing…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Ice Finally Out on Lake Placid

The Ice is out on Lake Placid Lake. It went out Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM as reported by Ice Meisters Ben, Mary and Marty Shubert and Brian Bliss. Winners are John Lansing, 27 minutes off, Jerry Blair, 32 minutes off and a three way tie for third: Kevin Geesler, Olga Krone and Linda Warner.…