Community Planning

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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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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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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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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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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There are Two Sides to Every Beach Proposal

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There’s still work to be done on the question of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake… Village Trustee Paul VanCott says they’ve been working on one specific project that will become part of the final application to the Department of Health…  One of the organizers of the Lake Flower Beach Return is…

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ROOST bidding for 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid says the community has placed a bid to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.. A half Ironman distance competition that welcomes more than 4,500 athletes and their family and friends from over 90 countries. Lake Placid is one of 40 potential North American Host Region representatives…

Hedge Law / Parking Restrictions Pending in Plattsburgh..

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The City Council has called for two public hearings on May 14th at 5pm… The First of these two hearings will be to discuss amendments to the law governing hedges and how they’re to be trimmed or removed if they restrict or obstruct the use of sidewalks in the City…  Ward Three Councilman Dale Dowdle…

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Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…

City Council Considers Possible Expansion of Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council continues to look at ways to support an expanded Farmers Market in Downtown…   Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s had a lot of feedback concerning how the farmers market might expand..  and she’s hoping to spark a discussion about the contract and some of the issues related to the market, including the limitations…

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K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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K&J – Retiring Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

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Today we’re talking with Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett who recently announced he would be retiring at the end of his term… Since Bassett’s announcement, Councilor Michael Cashman has announced his candidacy for the position and Supervisor Bassett has expressed his support for Cashman to replace him come December 31st… Click on the play button…

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A Green Light for the City’s Stormwater Infrastructure Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is putting it’s support behind a Green Storm-water Infrastructure Implementation Project…  The project is funded by a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and The City’s Engineer, Kevin Farrington says his office will be advertising for bids from contractors for one piece of the project.. AUDIO – 041715 – Kevin…

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City’s Marina Building Construction on Schedule

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As temperatures begin to melt the Ice in Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh’s new marina is beginning to take shape as well.. In fact, work is well underway, iOn the Building there, if not actually being fast-tracked. The City’s Recreation Superintendent is Steve Peters, says the new facility will not only be functional, but will also welcome…

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Skateboard Park May Finally Become a Reality

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Spring in the North Country finally brings the potential completion of the Skate Park in Saranac Lake..  The project began more than 10 years ago and if the DPW can find time to finish the foundation it looks like there may be a new place for skateboarders come early summer..  Rich Shapiro is one of…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Budget

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…