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SUNY : Move In Weekend

New and returning students arrive in Plattsburgh this weekend to settle in for another school year at SUNY Plattsburgh..  This weekend Rugar Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate the influx of students and we asked Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper for her perspective on this annual event… Doctor Kasper is the Director of…

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SLCSD’s “RTI” Plan

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It’s time once again for teachers to begin thinking about the A.P.P.R. but luckily for students they don’t have to worry about the S.A.T.s until later in DEC (December) No, not the agency like the A.P.A. They help with the P.U.D.D. and keep an eye on the A.C.R., but not with the R.T.T.T. from the S.E.D. whose…

Trudeau Institute Appoints Robert Curtis Executive Chairman

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Trudeau Institute’s Board Chairwoman Patricia Y. Tsien has announced the appointment of Robert A. Curtis, Pharm.D., to the position of Executive Chairman of the Trudeau Institute. The position was created to complement that of Ronald H. Goldfarb, Ph.D., President, Director and Chief Executive Officer as the institute moves towards aligning more closely with Clarkson University…

Mr Supervisor “Tear Down That House”

Town of Plattsburgh Officials are now in the final phases of having the burned remains of the property at 310 Stafford Road Demolished.. The work was put on hold by what Councilman Marty Mannix describes as state law forcing more unnecessary expense for the county and for the town.. “They sent an inspector in to inspect…

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Searching for “Sliders” in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend’s Committee in Plattsburgh is wrapping up their summer of events with an art walk on Friday September 5th and instead of up on City Hall Place, Saturday’s activities during the first weekend of September will be held at the Macdonough Monument Park.. with a free concert by the band Lucid..   At the…

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Murphy Fills Job at Jay Highway Dept

The Town of Jay has appointed former Highway Superintendent Thomas Murphy to assume the reigns of Highway and Public Works Director through the end of the year.. As Superintendent, Murphy will be paid a pro-rated annual salary of $43,000 until a newly elected Highway Superintendent takes over on January 1st. Mr. Thomas Murphy started working…

Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

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Several participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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A New Flag is Coming for City Hall

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The Battle of Plattsburgh will have one more event this year.. and that’s because Mayor Calnon has replaced the old flagpole at City Hall with a new more modern version in a different location closer to the building and away from the trees.. Mayor Calnon says he hopes to dedicate the new flag and the new…

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NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…

Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Missing Girls Found Alive

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — Two missing Amish sisters were found alive Thursday evening, about 24 hours after they were apparently abducted from their family’s roadside farm stand in northern New York, authorities said. St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain said the girls turned up cold and wet but apparently unharmed at a home in Richville,…

Update: Heritage Trail Becomes a Reality in Plattsburgh

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Friday 8/15/14 - Plattsburgh’s City Council voted to support a new historic walking trail on Thursday Evening..  The Committee is hoping the City’s DPW will help with placement and installation..  The project in the City Council Chambers was spearheaded by Councilman Josh Kretzer.. —————- Below from Thursday 8/14/14 Plattsburgh’s City Council meets tonight and one item…

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Crescent Bay Marina Plan still “Incomplete”

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If all goes well for the new owners of Crescent Bay, The Marina will be getting a facelift this fall..  The developers had hoped to have the necessary approvals by spring in order to install their new covered docks at their two locations on Lower Saranac lake, but the approval process is taking longer than…

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Town of North Elba vs Grimditch Estate Heads to Florida

You know those boathouses on Lake Placid that the Grimdich family built and the Town said would have to come down.. They’re still being used by tenants of the property which has been rented most of the summer and that….  If what the neighbors says is happening…. Is just going to add to the overall…

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Portable Public Restrooms at North Elba Townhouse

An unfortunate accident on Lake Flower Avenue last week has forced The North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake to be without water and sewer until a repair can be made to the sewer lateral which was actually damaged as a result of repairing the telephone pole in front of the townhouse that came down in…

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A Distinguished Health Advocate Award for Bill Owens

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The  National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) recognized Congressman Bill Owens with its 2014 Distinguished Health Advocate award. The award is given annually to public figures who have done the most to support community health services and healthcare policies. “Improving access to quality care has immediate and long-term benefits for the people here,” said Owens.…