Community Planning

City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…

CIty of Plattsburgh Hires Sandra Geddes as Special Events Coordinator

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The City of Plattsburgh announced today that Sandra Geddes has accepted the position of Promotions and Special Events Coordinator, effective January 29, 2015.  Mrs. Geddes comes with over ten years of experience in regional fundraising and friend-raising, having spent her career with the American Cancer Society as a Relay Coordinator; with SUNY Plattsburgh as the…

No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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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…

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AMA Outlines Residential Project for Planning Board / Village Board

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The Village of Saranac Lake is moving into a new round of discussions with The American Management Association..  The Village Board and the Planning Board met with representatives from AMA to hear an outline of the company’s proposed concept for converting some of their property into residential lots for development just below Mt Pisgah in…

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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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Mayor Calnon’s Charter Commission Meets Tonight

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon has announced the establishment of a commission to review the entire charter of the City of Plattsburgh…  The Commission will consist of 12 people.. All residents of the City… Mayor Calnon says their tasks will include the preparation of a draft of a proposed new or revised city charter…    The Commission…

Saranac Lake Train Depot; The Focus of Special Village Work-Session on Wednesday

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The Village of Saranac Lake is holding a special work-session to discuss the implications and whether or not to renew their lease of the Train Depot by the Village…   On Monday evening the board received several new items outlining different points of view from the Department of Transportation who owns the Building. When the topic…

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Dewey Mountain Opens New Lodge

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After more than ten years of work by the community to build a new lodge for Dewey Mountain, A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Saturday to thank their supporters and to recognize so many of the people who’ve been influential in the lodge becoming a reality. The facility itself is designed with the public…

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Plattsburgh Approves Waterfront Project – NavTours USA to Manage Marina

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking steps this week to assure that phase one of the City’s proposed Marina on Lake Champlain will become a reality come spring..   Two different items were on Thursday night’s agenda for the City Council to deliberate..  the first… A resolution authorizing the establishment of a capital project fund for the…

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Colder Weather “Than Normal” for the North Country

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Cold Weather is nothing new for the Saranac Lake DPW where it’s typically colder than most everywhere else in the country most of the time. DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says they have contingency plans in place to manage extreme cold.. “We’re mostly going to be working on projects that need attention indoors today, especially with…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper

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Councilwoman Becky Kasper represents WARD V in the City of Plattsburgh. She took the oath of office along with the rest of the City Council, all of whom are now just a few days past their one year anniversary. All of the City Councilors, with the exception of Mike Kelly had never experienced doing the…

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K&J – First Night Saranac Lake – Schedule

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Today on the K&J Show, we’re speaking with the three women who’ve been the brains behind First Night Saranac Lake for the last 9 years.. Connie Langdon and Nancy LaBombard, who are responsible for scheduling the venues and booking the entertainment, and Sue Patterson, who is in charge of fundraising year after year..This year, First…

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K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon (Part One)

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Today on the K&J Show, Part one of our conversation with Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon, who is headed into year number two of his term.. As we head into the new year, we’ve asked Mayor Calnon about his first year as Mayor, and about some of his plans for the future.. In part one of…

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Empire State Winter Games Returns with Even Higher Numbers

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The New Year will bring another Empire State Winter Games to the Olympic Region.. Jim McKenna is the President of the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism… he says the numbers have grown from 858 athletes in 2011, to 977 in 2012, 1167 in 2013 and in 2014 the numbers continued their upward trend.. “We’re already…

Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Saranac Lake Planning Board Seeing Changes in Membership

The Village of Saranac Lake says goodbye to a member of the Planning Board whose been there since the start of the Lake Flower Lodge Project.. Scott Stoddard tendered his resignation as of December 15th to the Village Board and Trustee Allie Pelletiere said he is going to be missed.. Village Trustee Paul VanCott echoed the…

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Ward 6 Councilor Josh Kretser Holds Community Forum at Strand

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Councilor Joshua Kretser will be conducting a community forum on Wednesday Tonight (December 17th, 2014) at 7:00pm at the Strand Theatre at 25 Brinkerhoff Street in the City of Plattsburgh. The title of the forum, “Half a Degree of Separation”, plays to the concept of how closely related downtown residents, businesses, community action groups and others are in…