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Cuomo, Shumlin Tie in Adirondack Whitewater Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held the 2014 Adirondack Challenge over the weekend, an exciting afternoon to highlight the summer tourism opportunities in the region, including outdoor activities such as rafting and fly fishing. The event, held in Indian Lake, attracted elected officials, tourism industry leaders and summer enthusiasts to Upstate New York. In today’s award…

City Helps Catherine Gardens Move to Phase Two

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Catherine Gardens is getting a boost from the City of Plattsburgh.. Maria Alexander is the executive Director of the Senior Citizen’s Council.. “We’re in phase two of the project and we’re putting 12 more units on our property and thanks to the bridge loan from the city, we’ll be able to do it sooner rather…

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Plattsburgh “Ward Walks” Begin Monday Morning

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The Plattsburgh Renewal Project and the Plattsburgh City School District’s Health Committee are sponsoring “WARD WALKS” through the City of Plattsburgh and This morning’s “WARD WALK” kicked off at 6am in Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong’s Ward… It will continue in Ward One this week and then move on through each Ward for Six Weeks of walking…

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City Council Approves North Margaret’s “Diet”

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Good news for the PASS organization on Thursday. The City Council approves the changes recommended in a feasibility study and North Margaret Street by Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a turning lane in the center and two bike lanes.. one on each side.. and as part of the approval process, the council…

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FLW Tour Stops in Plattsburgh

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The Rayovac FLW series Pro Fishing Tournament makes a stop in Plattsburgh this weekend.. It’s stop number two of the Northern Division for Ron Lappin the Tournament Director for all five divisions.. “This would have been stop number three,” Lappin Said, “but we had to cancel one of the earlier events because of the length…

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Saranac Lake Skateboard Park Breaks Ground Next Week

The Village of Saranac Lake will see a groundbreaking on the new Skate Park in the center of town.. Rich Shapiro is one of the volunteers spearheading the project which after more than 10 years of work, may in fact become a reality this fall.. “The DPW schedule has the skate park on their list…

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Identifying Goals for Lake Placid Schools

The Saranac Lake Central School Board is continuing it’s search for a board member to replace Deb Lennon.. and in Lake Placid, School Superintendent Roger Catania shares his goals for the school community and they’re broken down into three areas.. Instruction, and then a focus on the opportunity gap and then the third communication and…

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New Teacher Appointments for 2nd & 3rd Grade Stations

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More now from the Lake Placid Central School District.. School Superintendent Roger Catania says they’ve been speaking with parents who were very concerned about some of the situations brought about in the budget which would have compelled them to reduce elementary school classrooms by another section.. either two sections in the third grade, with three…

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Ianelli Award Recipient Discusses Battle of Plattsburgh

With Mayor’s Cup now behind us the recipient of the Ianelli Award Kit Booth begins final preparations for the Bi-Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh which gets underway August 30th with more than two weeks of events leading up to live re-enactments on September 13th and 14th.. Kit and Sally Booth were the recipients of…

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A New Look for Special Education in Lake Placid

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Enzo Villani was sworn in on Tuesday evening and takes his seat at the table with the two other new members of the board.. Patricia Stanton and Cammy Sheridan.. and beyond the new seats on the board itself, the Committee on Special Education has a new chairwoman.. Her name is Sarah Allen. She gave a…

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Schumer, Gillibrand Call to Reclassify Broadband as a Utility

Advocates And Businesses Join Lawmakers In Support Of Letter Sent To FCC’s Wheeler As the comment period comes to a close for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on its Open Internet order, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with eleven Senate Democrats, are calling on the Commission to reclassify the transmission component…

NY Counties Struggle with Sputtering Revenue Streams

New York State has released the most recent sales tax data, and for the most part there is little change to report. The total collections for counties (outside of New York City) are basically flat for the first six months of 2014. Excluding the four counties that increased their sales tax rate, the average percentage…

Owens Votes to Replenish Federal Highway Trust Fund

Congressman Bill Owens votes to adopt a bipartisan short-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. If similar legislation is approved by the Senate, it will provide about $11 billion in infrastructure funding expected to last until spring of 2015. Congressman Owens says “The Highway Trust Fund is a critical pillar supporting many industries throughout…

North Margaret Goes on a “Diet”

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PLATTSBURGH, 07/15/14 – The section of North Margaret Street adjacent to Georgia Pacific is going on a Diet.. That’s because a newly completed joint study by Georgia Pacific and the City of Plattsburgh gives the green light to thinning out the roadway for traffic and adding bike lanes and more visible crosswalks.. A Group of Citizens…

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New Fire Hoses for Chazy Fire Dept.

PLATTSBURGH, Monday, July 14th, 2014 – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announce $17,078 in federal funding for the Chazy Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will be used to purchase new fire…

Mayor’s Cup 2014 – Mayor Calnon’s Boat Wins Mayor’s Cup

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The Battle between Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger during berger is heating up on the water today during the Mayor’s Cup.. Each has chosen their respective boat, one from Burlington and one from Plattsburgh.. about halfway through the race, Plattsburgh was ahead by a boat length.. It could be close at…

Strand adds to Mayors Cup Weekend

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup is once again becoming a multi faceted event, Today for example, The Schedule includes Mayor’s Cup Kayak Day at the City Docks, live music through the day at the McDonough Monument.. which is open by the way, for self guided tours and the Strand Theater has become an active participant in the…

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Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale Tomorrow

In Saranac Lake this weekend, The Women’s Civic Chamber continue to build on an event that’s taken off from it’s inception.. Saranac Lake’s Village-Wide Garage Sale which gets underway tomorrow morning… We spoke last year with Kelly Burth among many others about the event..Burth tells WNBZ in a recent K&J show that the Women’s Civic…

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37th Mayor’s Cup Festival Gets Underway Tonight

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Mayor’s Cup events kick off this afternoon at 5:30pm on Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh with an outdoor concert on the lawn at the North Country Cultural Center For the Arts.. That’s Followed by The Stowaways on the Waterfront at the City Docks and then by the 8th Annual Boat Parade of Lights at dusk.. Jake…

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State Plans Review of Adirondack Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

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Review could mean a split between rails and recreational trails…  The department of transportation and the DEC have announced their decision to reopen the Unit Management Plan covering the Rail Corridor in the Adirondack Park.. The Corridor runs from Lake Placid through Saranac Lake to Tupper Lake and then down through Thendara to Old Forge..…

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