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Stefanik “Pleased NDAA Appropriations Vote

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Says she’s pleased with the 60 to 2 vote in favor of thte National Defense Authorization Act for 2016…  “The federal government has no greater role than providing for our national defense,” and she continued by saying… $30 Million Provided for East Coast Missile Defense Site “Specifically, I am very proud that…

Duprey Wants More Supervision for Violent Sex Offenders

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) says she is discouraged by the recent decision of the Assembly Democrats on the Codes Committee to block legislation that would strengthen protections against violent sexual predators. The bill, A.520, which Duprey co-sponsors, would mandate lifetime parole supervision of violent sex offenders after their release from prison. “It’s…

Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…

39th Annual Jazz Festival at SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 39th annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The concert will feature the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble and the Zip City Blues Band performing a repertoire ranging from Chicago-style blues to Duke Ellington swing. Tickets…

Saturday – Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh

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Tomorrow is a special day for a prominent resident of Plattsburgh… Jean Arthur was born in the Lake City October 17th, in 1900… And Saturday is Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh.. Jean was a successful actress and film star in the 1930s and 40s with feature roles in three Frank Capra films: “Mr. Deeds Goes…

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Vt Senator Bernie Sanders Enters Presidential Race

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Yesterday Sanders was at Howard University. On his website he says it was on the same day that Hillary Clinton visited three homes of wealthy Manhattan benefactors to raise an estimated $1 million in campaign funds, Sen. Sanders gave a Howard University audience…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman

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 As you may recall, Plattsburgh’s Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said he would not be running for re-election as supervisor… And we’ve spoken with him about that decision recently here in the K&J show…  A short while after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement publicly, we sat down with Michael Cashman who is currently a councilman in…

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Stefanik’s First Amendment Adds Additional Missile Defense Site

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) offered her first Amendment as a Member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday..  Her amendment was offered to (H.R. 2029) the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act – and provides $30 million for the planning, design and construction of an additional missile defense site. The bipartisan…

K&J – Adirondack Singers Prepare for Weekend Events

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On Tuesday, we spent some time with Beryl Szwed who is the Treasurer and Karen Butters who is the Director of the Adirondack Singers.. Just before a dress rehearsal at Uhlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.. We found a comfortable spot in the back of the auditorium at Uhlein to talk as the rest of…

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Three Sunmount Employees Arrested for Assault

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On April 26, 2015, State Police arrested three employees from the Sunmount Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities located in Tupper Lake, for assaulting a 35-year-old male consumer. On April 19, 2015, at around 8 p.m. in the Central Intensive Treatment building, 23-year-old Callum R. King, 20-year-old Carter S. Hayes, both of Tupper Lake, and…

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Pay Equity Legislation

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With the goal of leveling the playing field in the workplace, Speaker Carl Heastie and Labor Committee Chair Michelle Titus today announced the Assembly’s intent to pass a series of bills that will eliminate obstacles to pay equity for women and minorities throughout the state of New York. “The pay equity gap is a result of a systematic devaluing…

City Council Considers Possible Expansion of Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council continues to look at ways to support an expanded Farmers Market in Downtown…   Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s had a lot of feedback concerning how the farmers market might expand..  and she’s hoping to spark a discussion about the contract and some of the issues related to the market, including the limitations…

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K&J – Relay Highlights Value of SUNY Plattsburgh Students

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Today on the K&*J Show we have a story about 55 students who came together to raise close to $55,000 for the American Cancer Society. The event is in it’s 10th year and represents the culmination of the efforts of an executive committee made up entirely of SUNY Plattsburgh Students, and 9 different committees, all…

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Gillibrand Pushes National Online Voter Registration

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With the 2016 presidential campaign season officially underway, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined Sunday by executives from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters of New York City and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and social activist, Russell Simmons…

CCC Criminal Justice Club Hosts Kari Lynn Nixon Forum

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The Clinton Community College Criminal Justice Club will be hosting a Justice Forum next Monday highlighting the Kari Lynn Nixon case, a long-time mystery for the region. The Forum will take place on May 4th from 12:00 to 1:15PM, in room 105 of the College’s Moore Academic and Administrative Building. The event is free and…

Town of Plattsburgh Considers Solar Power

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The Town of Plattsburgh has found a new way to go green.. and According to Councilor Michael Cashman they’ve found a way to make use of renewable energy in the form of solar power right on their own property…  and if you’re driving around the town, he says, you may not actually see solar power…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Relay for Life – Tonight at 6pm

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There are close to 1,000 participants and 56 teams are registered… At 6pm tonight they’ll begin a 12 hour walk in the Field House for the American Cancer Society…   The SUNY PLATTSBURGH Relay for life has become a tradition in April and one of this year’s Chairs is Gabby Blasko…The campus RELAY is now in…

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NYSUT Applauds Proposed Evaluation Plan Extention

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Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch says the State Education Department is extending the deadline for school districts to submit new teacher evaluation plans…   The new deadline will be September of 2016…    New York State Teachers Union President Karen Magee says this is a “responsible step” toward acknowledging the need for more time..   Magee says “The teacher…

State Purchases 6,800 Acre MacIntyre East Parcel

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The State of New York has purchased 6,800 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks.. From the Nature Conservancy… The parcel, known as MacIntyre East is adjacent to the High Peaks Wilderness and conservation easements lands, and is located just west of the Boreas Ponds parcel also purchased by the Nature Conservancy. Both were part of…

Calnon Appointed to NYCOM Nominating Committee

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Mayor James Calnon of the City of Plattsburgh has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). NYCOM President Ann Thane, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, made the selection. In announcing the appointment, Mayor Thane stated, “Mayor Calnon has been an active participant in NYCOM programs…