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City Council Adds Support to Oil Train Task Force

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The Oil Train Task Force continues to receive support from towns and villages along the rail corridor and including themselves in the support for better safety and regulation is the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says even though the trains already slow down in the city, he would like to see the speed…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Chancellor’s Awards for Students at CCC / NCCC

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Two Clinton Students Receive Chancellor’s Awards Plattsburgh, New York – Two Clinton Community College students, Brielle Cerne and Mary-Ali Taft, have been selected to receive the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence recognizes students from throughout SUNY who have demonstrated the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas…

Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…

Council Adopting Bass Fishing Conservation Plan for Tournaments

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The City of Plattsburgh has decided to implement a conservation plan focused on Bass fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain. In a resolution The City says ACVB and the City annually host the largest number of professional bass tournaments on the lake all of which are catch and release tournaments..  They also acknowledge the importance of…

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting

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It was a little cold this year for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at CVPH but despite the cold weather and the snow.. nearly 350 children waited on the sidewalk above the Front Lawn at CVPH until 10am sharp… Hal Merrill is an employee at CVPH, in fact He’s been at CVPH for 32 years. “We…

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Information Meeting Thursday at Saranac Lake Middle School

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Even after two weeks of Vacation… There’s no school today in Saranac Lake…  It’s actually a snow day If I recall correctly.. The New York State Assessment Tests are approaching quickly and Middle School Principle Bruce Van Weelden tells us there will be an informational session regarding state testing on Thursday this week…  April ninth…

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Pontiac Bay to Undergo Remediation

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The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Saranac Lake Gas Co. Inc., Pontiac Bay on Lake Flower Site (NYSDEC Site #: 516008) (Saranac Lake, Essex County)has been issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with the site.   The site had been used…

K&J – Community Congratulates SUNY Women’s Hockey

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The Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team was recognized Thursday Night for their back to back national championships They finished their season with a record of 26-2-2…  Today gives us an opportunity to look back one more time at a very successful season for the SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Program… Danielle Blanchard, the Assistant Women’s Hockey…

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CVPH Foundation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Senecal

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The CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. sharp.. It happens every year on the front lawn at CVPH and is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH..  The event is free and open to children in second grade and younger. AUDIO – 040315 – CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt is…

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7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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More Support, and A Detailed Look at the State’s Budget

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Local municipal leaders continue to add their thoughts to the newly enacted budget in the State of New York…  Randy Douglas is the Town of Jay Supervisor and the Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors… He says..  “The people of upstate New York are the real winners… Whether it’s the $1.5 billion Upstate…

Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…

Assembly Minority Disappointed with State Budget Initiatives

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“The 2015-16 State Budget was billed as an ‘Opportunity Agenda’ and a ‘Families First’ initiative. The final agreement turned out to be neither. Far too much time was spent promoting ideologies rather than developing meaningful financial programs that help New Yorkers put food on the table.” That’s the word from Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.…

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Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters Selected as Dean of School of Business and Economics

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SUNY Plattsburgh has chosen a new Dean for their School of Business and Economics..  and she comes from his current post as chair of management in the School of Business and Engineering at Quinnipiac University .. Dr. Rowena Ortiz-Walters, a professor of management in Conncecticut accepted the position on Monday with the intent of being…

NYS Budget Offers Hope to Small Adirondack Communities & Clean Water

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The NYS budget for the next fiscal year includes much-needed investments in clean water, wilderness, wildlife and communities of the Adirondack Park, including a three-year, $200-million capital program to repair wastewater treatment and drinking water facilities, the Adirondack Council said today. Under the three-year capital investment plan, the state would set aside $50 million this…

Jay Community Garden Applications Available

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The Town of Jay Community Garden is waking up from a long winter. Applications for the 16 individual raised-bed plots in the garden are now available at Town of Jay Offices in the Community Center in Au Sable Forks. Returning gardeners will be given first priority, and the remaining plots will be assigned on a…

Adirondack Health Foundation Supports EMS Education

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The Adirondack Health Foundation is awarding three, $3,500 scholarships to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks who’ve been accepted to an approved Nursing or Allied Health program. Plus recipients may receive funding a second year if they maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average. And in recognition of the important role…

NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

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 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt…