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The Last Art Walk for First Weekends in Plattsburgh

This summer has cultivated several new programs that are attempting to bring more culture, entertainment, family and community events into the North Country; the First Weekends in Plattsburgh organization has been one of the biggest proponents of this development. Throughout the summer community members have been encouraged to attend their guest bartending, Art Walks, concerts,…

CCC Named “Military Friendly”

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For the fifth consecutive year, Clinton Community College has landed a spot on Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Schools list. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their…

Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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Sanders Supporting Tax on Carbon Emissions

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change. The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon…

It’s Kiwanis Radio Week on WNBZ

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Every year, WNBZ and it’s sister station ROCK105 open their doors to hear from members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and in doing so, we’re also opening our commercial inventory to help with one of their major fundraisers of the year. The Club’s members speak with local organizations and local business and WNBZ…

Association of Counties Say EPA is “Overreaching”

In a strong show of support for farmers in this state and their own taxpayers, 35 counties and 17 towns in New York have passed strongly worded resolutions asking the Environmental Protection Agency to withdrawal its proposal to expand the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA). New York…

Local Survey Headed to Commercial Property Owners

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC), in coordination with the Village and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is mailing nearly 200 surveys to commercial property owners in the Village on Monday, September 22, 2014.  The purpose of the survey is to develop a comprehensive inventory of commercial rental properties to make it…

The 21st Annual Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic

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The Weather held off on Sunday, as always for the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and their Teddy Bear Picnic in Hillcrest Park..  The Teddy Bear Picnic, no in it’s 21st year, is an event designed for children. The Picnic includes an opportunity for kids to receive a free teddy bear and participate in different activities,…

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY (Sept 21st)

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For the last five years students at the Middle School in Saranac Lake have been recognizing International Peace Day on the 21st of September with a special picture taken of all of them gathered together on the fields at Petrova to make a symbol. The symbols have included this year’s Ying Yan, a heart, the…

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Brooklyn Man Arrested on Heroine Charges in Plattsburgh

On September 18, 2014, the Adirondack Drug Task Force arrested Michael B. McDonald, age 21, of Brooklyn, New York, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree.  McDonald was arrested subsequent to Vehicle and Traffic stop by the New York State Police, on Margaret Street in the city of Plattsburgh.  He was found in possession of approximately 254 wax envelopes of heroin. He…

DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…

Appellate Court Dismisses Adirondack Club and Resort Appeal

The NYS Appellate Division, rejects a motion to appeal by Protect the Adirondacks, the Sierra Club and a neighboring landowner challenging The approvals by the Adirondack Park Agency for the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake. For a perspective in this latest decision, we asked Arise President Jim LaValley for his point of view…

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Plattsburgh’s Volunteer Shoveling Program Takes Shape

It wasn’t below freezing during the City of Plattsburgh work-session but the sky was clearing Thursday evening and the temperature was in fact dropping..  And Plattsburgh’s City council was again finalizing a plan to help people shovel their city sidewalks when they’re simply not able on their own.. That’s Ward Two Councilor Mike Kelly… He’s been…

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$8.6 Million for Plattsburgh Airport Terminal Expansion

The Plattsburgh International Airport will be moving ahead with an $8.6 Million expansion project The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Plattsburgh International Airport $8,616,132 to continue the large-scale expansion of the airport’s passenger terminal. Senator Schumer says “This funding is great news for all of the passengers and pilots that fly out of Plattsburgh…

Owens Supports Aaron Woolf – Pushes for Bipartisanship in Congress

Congressman Bill Owens is putting his weight behind Aaron Woolf in the campaign to replace him in the 21st district..Owens says from his perspective, the real test as to whether or not someone is bi-partisan is not whether or not they talk about how much they’re going to work with the other side.. AUDIO – 091814…

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Manufacturing Takes a Big Step Forward at Clinton Community College

Clinton Community College (Clinton) will receive $12.7 Million in state funding as part of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Funding will be used to construct an advanced manufacturing institute (AMI) on Clinton’s main campus. The AMI will link Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh with Clarkson University, creating a system to support the economic…

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Drug Arrests Net Five Suspects

As a result of recent investigations conducted by the New York State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), five suspects were arrested on Clinton County Warrants after being indicted by a Clinton County Grand Jury: Billy Ray Hendrie, age 22 of Plattsburgh, was arrested and charged with three counts of…

Task Force Groups Present Ideas to Lake Placid School Board

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If there’s one word in the Lake Placid Central School District to define recommendations by the strategic planning task force groups that have been meeting through the summer..  It’s Technology..   In two words.. Incorporating Technology..   “The project actually began last December, with phase one.” Commented Mary Dietrich, President of the Lake Placid Central School Board…

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City Holds Up Limits on Street Fundraising

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Friends of the Old Stone Barracks are getting a lot of support from the community in their quest to purchase the historic site.. Originally built as a barracks for enlisted soldiers but they won’t be doing any street drives in October.. The practice of allowing organizations to fundraise in the streets of Plattsburgh has become…

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Northwood Board Chooses Next Headmaster

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Northwood School has chosen its next Head of School, to succeed current head Edward Good, who will retire June 30, 2015. The school’s new leader will be Michael Maher, former head of Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. “We’re thrilled that Mike Maher will be joining the Northwood community,” said Tom Woodman ’73, Chairman of the Northwood…