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New York Spending up 3.3% to $6,998 per Resident.

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According to the Comptroller’s office in New York… State Spending in 2013-14 was $6,998 per New Yorker..   According to the Comptroller’s annual report.. New York State spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion while State-funded debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says “Recent budget actions and an economy that continues to strengthen…

Local Forum for Town of Plattsburgh and 115th Assembly Candidates

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The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held their annual “Meet the Candidates Forum at the American Legion in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening.. During the forum, the two candidates running for Plattsburgh Town Council are seated to the Right of the podium and Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, along with her challenger Karen Bisso are seated…

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Alleged hazing ends another school football season

A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites. The cancellation of the remaining two football games at Central Bucks High School West in suburban Philadelphia comes just weeks after the football season at Sayreville War…

Crash in Peru leaves three injured

On October 23, 2014, at approximately 1:10 a.m. State Police responded to a report of a one-car crash on Brand Hollow Road in the town of Peru. A at 2006 Toyota operated by 18-year-old Kara A. King of Peru, New York, was traveling east on Brand Hollow Road, when the vehicle failed to stop at…

Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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Final Tally Still To Come from Essex County’s Auction

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In Essex County, about 120 bidders were on hand looking for deals on property being auctioned on behalf of the county by Harroff Auctions..  The high bids on Wednesday ran from just $100 up to $50,000 for a perspective on those values, we caught up with the chief auctioneer.. About 73 properties sold in the bidding,…

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Similar Questions for Candidates in Debate Number 4

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Debate number four last night between the candidates vying for the seat in the the 21st congressional district being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens..  Three of the debates have been televised, and the latest last night had a similar format, the candidates were even sitting in the same positions, asked essentially the same questions by…

Town of Plattsburgh Re-affirms Support for JCEO

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The Town of Plattsburgh on Monday voted to continue their support of the Joint Council For Economic Opportunity.. The JCEO of Clinton County and Franklin County will receive $18,000 from the Town in 2015 and councilman Marty Mannix says that money is typically used to support some of JCEO’s outreach programs.. JCEO provides not only…

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Plattsburgh’s Code Enforcement Office – A Barometer for Growth

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The Town of Plattsburgh is setting itself up to handle a few additional derelict properties in 2015.. Stephen Imhoff is the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer.. He says the Town has a full set of local laws which allow them to deal with zombie properties…  “So eventually, the County reimburses the Town for the contracting work,…

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City Council Goes to Work on Plattsburgh’s Budget

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon may have set a new record for the fastest budget hearing in history on Thursday evening..  Following the budget hearing.. The City’s New Budget Officer, Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong, and the rest of the newly elected City Council take on the task of reviewing Mayor Calnon’s Proposed budget. Armstrong says she sees…

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Art Club Haunts the School This Friday

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Last week we began to preview a Very Popular event at the Saranac Lake High School.. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club is again holding their Annual “Haunted School,” and this week in addition to an upcoming K&J show, we’re also going to be featuring students from the art club and some of the…

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DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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Joy to the Children 28 – Annual Volunteer Meeting this Wednesday

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is inviting the community to a Volunteer and Envelope Stuffing Party for the 28th Annual Joy to the Children Benefit. The meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, October 22 at 5 PM in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery. Joy 28 will be held at the Mirror Lake Inn…

Lake Placid School Board Plans to Fill Open Seat

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The Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education is losing one of it’s most recently elected board members…  Elected in May, Board member Enzo Villani is vactating his seat on the board effective December 1st. Villani will be taking a new position outside of the region. The School Board has decided to appoint a…

2nd health worker tests positive for Ebola

CDC says another member of staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for deadly virus A second worker at the Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola has tested positive for the disease, the Centers for Disease control and prevention said early Wednesday morning. The agency said the positive result was returned from…

Acid Rain Experts Gather in Saratoga this Thursday

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Two of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against acid rain will bring together scientists, policy experts and government officials in Saratoga on Thursday, October 16th, to celebrate the progress achieved and the critical work remaining to protect the Adirondack Park from acid deposition. “We have made real progress in the fight against acid…

Sanders at UVM – “VA Needs Doctors and Nurses”

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA. Legislation that Sanders shepherded through Congress in July includes $5 billion for…

Woolf Gets Support from More Democrats

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Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer is supporting the Democratic candidate for the congress in the 21st district.. The candidate, Aaron Woolf says “If elected to Congress, he would fight to protect the rights of workers and give citizens and small businesses the tools they need to succeed.” Woolf continues in an email to WNBZ by saying…

Owens Reaffirms Endorsement of Woolf

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is reaffirming his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Woolf’s press office says “Elise Stefanik was heavily critical of Owens before he decided not to run for re-election. But in order to hide her extreme platform, Stefanik complimented Owens…

Drug arrest in Plattsburgh

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On October 9, 2014, New York State Police arrested 36-year-old George Anthony Stewart, aka, “Rick” of Jamaica, New York, for drug possession following a traffic stop on State Route 22 in the town of Plattsburgh.  Subsequent to a K9 search of the vehicle, Stewart was found in possession of approximately 29.5 grams of heroin. Stewart…