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Firearms Safety a Key Component of State Police Training

A young girl is dead today because here two year old brother accidentally fired a gun that was available to them in the room.. Firearms Training in The North Country is all about safety and that’s why New York State Police in Ray Brook are continuously honing their skills..  As for personal firearms… The NRA…

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First Weekends Kicks Off 2014 This Weekend

The first “First Weekend” of the season is approaching in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Friday April 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, First Weekends will showcase local treasure Peabody’s Bar and Grill! ” Josh Dubay has been supportive since day one”, Tim McCormick, President of First Weekends Stated.” It was a perfect fit to host a guest bartender event…

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City Council Responds to Editorial – Defends Decision

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An Editorial in the Press Republican Sparks response from Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening… The board recently voted down a request by the group Bishop’s Apostles for Life to use two parking spaces across from Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.. The group was hoping to add to their numbers…

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Gillibrand Proposes Rebuilding Brownfield Sites

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced bipartisan legislation she co-sponsored to clean up and rebuild on industrial brownfield sites passed through the committee. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (BUILD) Act would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources for sites in need of redevelopment. The measure…

Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…

State Police Continue Search for Collin Gillis

New York State Police are Continuing Search for Collin Gillis.. In fact there are 16 active missing person cases dating back to 1971.. In addition, There are 9 homicide cases still pending.. those date back to 1953…Captain Robert LaFountain is the BCI Captain for Troop B whose headquarters are in Raybrook.. He tells WNBZ they…

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Councilor Kelly Proposes City Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

The snow is melting this week and snow removal may not be on the minds of Many, but Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly is still focused on developing a more open and transparent policy for snow removal, even as spring arrives in the North Country..  “We had the idea to create a group of volunteers for…

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From Camp Gabriels to Camp Hamachane

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Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility is getting a new name… and it’s going to be home this summer to a group of young boys ages 10 to 18. The owners hope to have their 7 week camp up and running by this summer. Eli Hersch will be one of the owners of the Camp Gabriels property once…

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Adirondack Consortium Student Symposium Judging is April 14th

All submissions are in for this year’s Adirondack Research Consortium’s Student Symposium and they are inviting the public to see what they’ve been working on. Students from around the North Country were asked to compose a research paper or poster abstract submission regarding current Adirondack related research on their choice of science, social sciences, economics and…

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State’s Budget On Time 4 Years in a Row

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After several weeks of negotiations to reconcile budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the Senate, and the Assembly, The Legislature has passed another on time budget for New York State…  On Education Spending, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she would have preferred a larger sum for State Education Funding… Senator Betty Little says her push was for…

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Harrietstown Teams with Saranac Lake Chamber

The Town of Harrietstown is teaming up with members of the Saranac Lake area Chamber of Commerce to develop and implement steps to further the growth and development of the Adirondack Regional Airport and the Town of Harrietstown Business Park, both in Lake Clear..  The Chamber’s President Tim Hesseltine will act as chair of the…

Studying Possible Pedestrian Solutions for Margaret Street

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A feasibility study is underway in Plattsburgh to determine the possibility of creating a more pedestrian Friendly Margaret Street (Route 9) by Georgia Pacific.. Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer..  He says the concept is to investigate the possibility of narrowing vehicular lanes… The original idea was precipitated by some concerned citizens looking to improve the…

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More Staffing at the Boarder for Champlain and Alexandria Bay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is adding 2,000 officers and many of these additions will include staffing Land Ports of Entry at Champlain and Alexandria Bay.  The allocation is made possible by the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, with help from Congressman Bill Owens, who is a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Tupper Lake’s Budget Proposes 2.83% increase

The Village of Tupper Lake is out with their budget.. right now, the numbers appear to come in under the tax cap..  The tax levy comes in at $1,836,992 which represents an increase of 2.86% over last year’s budget… The levy based on current assessed value represents a total of $13 dollars and 42 point…

Alcoa Avoids Layoffs at Massena’s East Plant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with Alcoa that will avoid layoffs at the aluminum manufacturer’s Massena operations in connection with the company’s plans to close its Massena East potlines by the end of this month. “The news in January of Alcoa’s plans to deal with the global changes in the aluminum markets led…

Camp Gabriels Public Meeting

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Albany Reaches Budget Agreement – Vote Pending

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached on the 2014 – 2015 state budget..  The agreements allows for $1.5 billion dollars in property tax relief for New York homeowners.. The caviat, is that the relief is linked to and conditioned on approved plans for local governments to become more efficient, in…

Environmental Advocates Applaud NY State Budget

Advocates for New York’s clean water, clean air and open space applauded today as an agreement on the next New York State Budget was announced including $162 million in appropriations for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is a $9 million increase over the current funding level. The EPF, which once stood at $255 million,…

State Budget – Good and Bad News for Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education Released a statement on the new State Budget…  Billy Easton is Executive Director; “The enacted budget contains a mix of good and bad news for public school students across New York State. The budget provides a $1.1 billion increase in aid to public schools – at least $400 million more…