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Sanders at UVM – “VA Needs Doctors and Nurses”

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA. Legislation that Sanders shepherded through Congress in July includes $5 billion for…

Woolf Gets Support from More Democrats

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Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer is supporting the Democratic candidate for the congress in the 21st district.. The candidate, Aaron Woolf says “If elected to Congress, he would fight to protect the rights of workers and give citizens and small businesses the tools they need to succeed.” Woolf continues in an email to WNBZ by saying…

Owens Reaffirms Endorsement of Woolf

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is reaffirming his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Woolf’s press office says “Elise Stefanik was heavily critical of Owens before he decided not to run for re-election. But in order to hide her extreme platform, Stefanik complimented Owens…

Drug arrest in Plattsburgh

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On October 9, 2014, New York State Police arrested 36-year-old George Anthony Stewart, aka, “Rick” of Jamaica, New York, for drug possession following a traffic stop on State Route 22 in the town of Plattsburgh.  Subsequent to a K9 search of the vehicle, Stewart was found in possession of approximately 29.5 grams of heroin. Stewart…

Fatal crash in Gabriels

On October 10, 2014, at approximately 12:45am, State Police responded to a one-car crash on County Route 60 in the town of Brighton.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1991 Honda Civic operated by 21-year-old Mark A. Calderone, of Paul Smiths, New York, was traveling southbound on County Route 60 when his vehicle exited the…

Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Stefanik / Woolf Both Claiming Victory in 21st Congressional Debate

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Some lively discussion at times between the three candidates running for congress in the 21st District. The Debate aired live on Time Warner Cable Wednesday Night at 7pm and was re-broadcast again later in the evening.. On the Minimum Wage.. Aaron Woolf says increasing the minimum wage would be good for small businesses.. Stefanik responds…

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A Movie Event Sponsored by “Voters for Change”

Voters For Change will present Robert Greenwald’s highly acclaimed and controversial film, Koch Brothers Exposed at BluSeed Studios on Tuesday, October 14th, at 7:00 PM. The movie, called “scrappy, low-budget, but nevertheless effective” by reviewers, exposes the many and various negative impacts of multi-billionaires Charles and Michael Koch on American society and politics. It tells…

NRCC Responds to Woolf “Two Can Play at That Game”

The National Republican Congressional Committee, through it’s Communications Director Northeast Regional Press Secretary Ian Prior is responding to comments made by Aaron Woolf during his telephone press conference leading up to tonight’s Debate. Here is the text of the NRCC’s response; So Aaron Woolf has questions he wants his opponent to answer at their debate tomorrow? Good,…

Harrietstown Tax Levy Is Headed Over the Cap

The tax levy in the Town of Harrietstown is just one of many in the North Country where the numbers are expected to exceed the tax cap.. Harrietstown Supervisor Mike Kilroy says the allowable tax levy to remain under the 1.56% tax cap in 2015 is $2,079,632. He’s of course good with numbers as he’s also…

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Saranac Lake Puts Final Touches on Local Roads

Saranac Lake DPW Superintendant Jeff Dora says the final work on Olive Street is now scheduled for this Friday (October 10th)..   At 6:30 AM on Friday, Olive Street will close to all Traffic and remain closed until about 2:00 PM..   After that, he says…  Paving operations will then move to Will Rogers Drive for the…

A New Dog Walk in Cliff Haven Park Gets Approval

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department has been working to build a specially designed park for Dogs, big and small at Cliff Haven Park. And with approval from the board Monday night, the new park will begin to take shape.. Councilor Michael Cashman helped to spearhead the concept.. “Dosn’t think the expenses involved in putting…

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Town of Plattsburgh Re-Affirms Support for Life Flight

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It’s been 25 years since the Town of Plattsburgh has been counting on North Country Life Flight for their continued support of emergency medical transportation in the region.. On Monday, the Town Board re-affirmed that relationship with a resolution approving the agreement for 2015..  Councilman Gerard Renedette says he can’t speak for the first 7 years…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

Schuyler Falls Man Arrested following Domestic Dispute

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On October 4, 2014, State Police arrested 24-year-old Terry A. St. Germaine of Schuyler Falls, following a domestic dispute reported at 993 Military Turnpike in the town of Schuyler Falls. St. Germaine choked a 22-year-old female at that residence and placed a knife to her throat. The victim was transported to Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital…

Tupper Man Arrested for Operating Stolen ATV

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On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 23-year-old Stephen W. Denue, of Tupper Lake, for Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree, a class E Felony, and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree, a class A Misdemeanor. Denue was observed by troopers operating a stolen Yamaha four wheeler ATV near the SP Tupper Lake station.  Denue was arraigned…

Plattsburgh teen arrested for illegally tattooing another teen

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 On October 5, 2014, State Police arrested 16-year-old Ashley A. Seymour of Plattsburgh for giving a 17-year-old female a tattoo.  Seymour was charged with Unlawfully Dealing With a Child: Tattooing a Child Less than 18-years-old, a class B Misdemeanor, and Tattooing Without a Permit, a Misdemeanor under the New York State Public Health Law. Seymour…

Sanders: “Income Inequality Becoming Dangerous”

Senator Bernie Sanders says that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to the economic and political systems – and must be addressed. Sighting a new Forbes magazine tally, Sanders says the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion. Their combined wealth grew last year…