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Dean Schneller Appointed Plattsburgh Corporate Counsel

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The City of Plattsburgh has a new Corporate Counsel this week.. His Name is Dean Schneller… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says on of his strengths is his focus on environmental law.. “Environmental issues are issues that plague municipalities all over the place,” Mayor Calnon said, “The work that we had to do by the waterfront,…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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Plattsburgh Community Garden Group Adds a Second Location

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The Plattsburgh community Garden Group says their community garden is built with the goal of creating a safe and open space for people in the community to grow their own vegetables, flowers and fruits.. and to give them an opportunity to participate where they could learn the habits and skills of successful gardening.. Doug Butdorf is…

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Shine On Conference 2014 – at SUNY Plattsburgh

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The Shine on Conference at Plattsburgh State University is in it’s 4th year helping 4th and 5th grade girls to battle eating disorders, depression, bullying and other obstacles before they face the social pressures of middle school and beyond….  This year’s focus is building resiliency and self esteem and to help prevent negative behaviors.. In…

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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness

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In honor of ANZAC Day, a Memorial Service was held for the Late Australian Officer Captain Paul McCay in conjunction to bringing awareness to PTS disorder in our Servicemen and women.…..ANZAC Day was officially named in 1916 to be celebrated on the 25th of April and happens to be one of Australia’s most important National…

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City Council Names APRIL 25th – ANZAC Day

The City of Plattsburgh is adding their voice to PTS Awareness with a resolution marking April 25th as ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness in commemoration of the day in Austrailia which mirrors Veteran’s Day in the United States.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says the topic of PTS awareness is an important one and the Resolution…

School Board Elections Shaping Up

The Slate of Candidates for School Board in Lake Placid is official… Patricia Stanton, Camelia Sheridan, and Enzo Villani have placed themselves in the running during School Board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members have decided not to run again and will vacate their seats..  Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoerr and Jennifer Tufano.. Tufano sites time…

Update – Water Main Breaks on Lake Flower Avenue

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As of Thursday Morning, a Boil Water Order is in Effect for Areas on Lake Flower Avenue from Winona Ave. toward Lake Placid including all side streets: Center St., Merrill St., Santanoni Ave., Colony Ct., Meadow Lane, Crossfield Rd., Duprey St., Edward St, Cortez Ln., Turtle Pond Rd., Will Rogers Rd. and including North Country Community…

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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

Adirondack Council Buying Carbon Allowances

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The Adirondack Council is one of the only environmental groups vying to retire 1,000 tons of carbon pollution this week.. That’s because they’re competing against power plants for carbon allowances at government auctions. Willie Janeway is the Council’s Executive Director… He says “they’re inviting people to partner with the council to help purchase and then…

At the Peak of Excellence

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Several innovative, staff-driven projects recently took center stage at Adirondack Health for enhancements in the outcome and quality of care provided to patients and living center residents. Enhancing patient and nursing-home resident care never takes a vacation at Adirondack Health, and staff from multiple departments frequently team up to raise the bar when it comes…

Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Earth Day Trees for Sale – At Lake Placid Electric Dept.

In honor of Earth Day, The Village of Lake Placid Electric Department and the New York Power Authority are partnering again for the 14th year to sell trees.  Administrator for the Tree Power Program, Virginia Partridge says one of the job descriptions for the Lake Placid Electric Department this time of year is selling trees.…

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments; Aereo vs Broadcast TV

Back in 1982, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti employed some dramatic rhetoric to convince Congress that home VCR recordings ran afoul of the 1976 Copyright Act and posed a dire threat to his industry: “I say to you that the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as…

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Sexual Assault Fugitive Arrested – Awaiting Extradition

A fugitive wanted on charges of Sexual Assault is under arrest and awaits extradition back to Hartford Connecticut… William B. Newton of Manchester Connecticut is facing charges there of Sexual Assault in the First Degree for an alleged knife point rape that occurred in 1996..  He was arrested by Clinton County deputies with the assistance…

Comcast – The Latest to Disclose Political Contributions

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says there’s a new shareholder agreement with media and technology company Comcast Corp. to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. In December, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund (Fund), DiNapoli filed a shareholder resolution calling for the company to make public its political…

Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

Owens Announces Northern Border Grant Opportunities

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Congressman Bill Owens announces the availability of grant funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Grants will be awarded to projects that develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation, or promote renewable or alternative energy production. “Northern Border Regional Commission grants…

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 16 Years in Jail

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Plattsburgh, N.Y.- Clinton County District Attorney Andrew J. Wylie announced today that the Hon. Patrick R. McGill sentenced Kris M. Wynn (DOB: 6/16/82) of Schenectady, to sixteen years in prison on Thursday for his convictions for trafficking and selling cocaine and heroin in the City of Plattsburgh. In February, a Clinton County jury deliberated for…

Dedicated Blood Donor Recognized

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The North Country Regional Blood Donor Center today recognized dedicated blood donor and CVPH Volunteer Frank Sklenarik for his dedication to the health and wellness of his community. Sklenarik of Morrisonville has donated 140 units or 17.5 gallons of blood since becoming a blood donor in 1996. “Not only has Mr. Sklenarik been a loyal donor,…