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North Margaret Street May Get a Biking Lane

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Georgia Pacific is throwing it’s support behind a Bike Path on North Margaret Street in Plattsburgh…  In fact, they’ve agreed to spend $5,000 for a study of the traffic patterns…Councilwoman Becky Kasper says the idea originated from a group of citizens who live in the residential areas around North Margaret..  Theresa Paige is part of the…

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Plattsbrugh City Clerk Retires

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Plattsburgh’s City Clerk Keith Herkalo is retiring after 23 years and receives a standing ovation from the audience at Thursday’s Meeting of the City Council… During the meeting, Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon read a citation from the New York State Assembly and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. In addition to the City Clerk’s position, Herkalo’s resume includes…

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Strand Theatre – A Work in Progress

The Strand Theatre Renovation is the beneficiary of a $500 donation from the City of Plattsburgh.. Last Month, Mayor Calnon gave his first Monthly award to the Max Moore Tree House Project.. On Thursday Evening, Calnon says the City is already starting to see the benefits of The Strand Theatre renovation… Mayor Calnon says he’s hoping…

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Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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Bridging The Gap Between NCCC and SLHS

North Country Community College Advanced Placement Courses or Bridge courses have been offered to area Schools now for many years but the Saranac Lake School Board is making the offering of these courses a priority. Maureen Sales is the Assistant Dean of Grants and funded programs at North Country Community College. She helps facilitate the relationship…

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School Board Seeks Community Support to Remove Gap Elimination Adjustment

School boards across the North Country are heading to Albany in a few weeks to advocate for more school funding in the state budget… This year, more than any other it seems… Everyone is asking for the same thing…  Removal of the Gap Elimination Adjustment… In SaranacLake, the school board is receiving unanimous support from…

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CUOMO SUBSIDIZES SNAP PROGRAM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. The bill was slated to cut SNAP benefits an average of $127 per month for affected…

Plattsburgh Consolidates Comprehensive Planning

When it comes to a community vision, the City of Plattsburgh may be farther ahead on the road to success than it realizes… That’s Councilwoman Becky Kasper… She’s regularly expressed an interest in strengthening the overall vision of the city but has also been concerned about the expense which can sometimes be involved in identifying…

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Pendragon Considers Move Downtown

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Pendragon Theatre is considering a move to downtown Saranac Lake…  Whether that’s feasible or not will be up to Huber Brewer.. a consulting firm the theatre would like to retain to explore the possibilities of moving the theatre the into downtown area.. Joe Dockery is a member of the Board at Pendragon.. He says the…

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Lake Colby Classic Celebrates 30 Years

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 Bob Brown is a life time member and a past President of the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club has been one of the organizers involved in The Lake Colby Classic since it’s beginning 30 years ago. Although you do not have to be a member of the fish and game club to partake in the…

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Comments Extended for Kshaqua Tract Draft RMP

The DEC is extending The public comment period for Kushaqua Tract Conservation Easement Lands… The deadline for comments on the Draft Recreation Management Plan is now March 28th….   DEC extended the comment period in response to stakeholders seeking additional time to review the plan and provide comments. The Draft RMP includes proposals to construct campsites,…

Two Plattsburgh Men Arrested – Felony Burglary

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On February 15th at approximately 4:04 am, Plattsburgh City Police were called to 123 Cornelia Street for a reported assault on a male inside his apartment.  Upon arrival police found the tenant of the apartment, Todd R. Bishop (29) in need of medical attention.  The Victim was transported and treated at CVPH Emergency Room suffering…

DOH Approves CVPH “NNY Center for Cardiac Excellence”

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CVPH Medical Center, an affiliate of Fletcher Allen Partners, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to move forward with its plans to establish the “Northern New York Center of Cardiac Excellence” and grow its full range of cardiac services including angioplasties, electrophysiology and medical cardiology. CVPH has long excelled in…

The Wild Center’s Maple Syrup Project

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  The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is showcasing the maple sugaring process from start to finish this Sunday ( February 23rd) They will introduce the natural history of maple trees, provide access to the latest in maple information and ways to participate in the Community Maple Project.  The AdirondackMuseum will be on hand to share…

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Students are the Bottom Line!

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Lake Placid Central School Superintendent Roger Catania says when it comes to the fights in Albany over Education Policy.. It’s important to remember that the kids are the bottom line for Local School Districts.. Catania says the New York State Board of Regents has been re-evaluating some of their decisions about implementing the state’s education…

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Gillibrand Introduces Family Medical Insurance Leave Act

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Plattsburgh, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that American workers would no longer have to choose between a paycheck and caring for themselves…

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Pre-K Debate Rages on In Albany

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There is a huge debate going on in Albany regarding the State’s new Pre-K and Afterschool Program and how it’s funding should be disbursed.   The State Education Commissioner estimates it will take $1.6 billion annually to implement pre-K statewide. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s has proposed to use a budgeted 75 million in funding for the pre-K…

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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

Clarkson Studying Residential Wood Pellet Heat in Saranac Lake

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$3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support…..

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NCCC President Shares Student Development Assessment Expertise

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Dr. Steve Tyrell, North Country Community College President, served on a November 15 Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) panel to discuss “Linking Institutional Assessment to Student Learning” at SUNY Adirondack. The regional event was co-sponsored by SUNY Adirondack and SUNY Plattsburgh, and focused on different components of institutional effectiveness, including the assessment of the…