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Polar Plunge This Saturday Settles Mayor’s Cup Wager

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The 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge is only 6 days away!  On Saturday, November 8th, brave souls will take a dip or a slow crawl into the chilly waters of Lake Champlain at City Beach in Plattsburgh, NY.  What is a Polar Plunge?  A wild, crazy and FUN event to raise awareness and funds for…

Owens Reminds Emergency Services of Available AFG Grants

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will award more than $300 million this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country. The application period for these grants runs from November 3rd at 8am ET to…

Job Fair Committee Seeking Housing for New Employees

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A new committee is asking local businesses to help with a campaign to increase the local workforce, starting with a new job fair. A coalition of local businesses, together with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, formed the Job Fair Committee, which is seeking to increase the pool of local workers by attracting more high-quality…

Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective…

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Lake Placid Favorite Andrew Weibrecht Prepares for Winter Ski Season

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With winter rapidly approaching and skiers of all ages preparing for yet another season of activities at whiteface, One Olympic Medalist.. Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht is already well into training for the World Cup Season which isn’t as far off as many might think.. Last year, Weibrecht was dealing with a few injuries and a surgery…

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Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools…

Sound of Heart Monitor Identified as Culprit in SUNY’s Mailbox Scare – Angel College Center Re-opens

The Angel College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh is back to business as usual this afternoon..  Earlier today, however, a sound coming from a nearby mailbox caused some alarm.. At about 9am a student affairs staff member originally reported the strange sound to University Police On Campus…   Ken Knelly, is the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications…

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Public Hearing on Lake Flower Lodge Project set for Nov 10th

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The Village of Saranac Lake is proposing a different look for the Lake Flower Lodge project..  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the board, in conjunction with the Planning Board was looking for something that combined Adirondack features with other styles in the village of Saranac Lake.. Essentially, they’ve taken away some of the larger Adirondack…

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Gillibrand Says Put a Stop to Plastic Microbeads

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Standing at The Port of Oswego Marina Monday in Oswego, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Terry Hammil, Port of Oswego Chairman of the Board, Sarah Eckel with Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen, urged Congress to pass new legislation to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. Plastic microbeads are found…

Heroin arrest in Plattsburgh

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On October 25, 2014, at approximately 1 a.m., State Police conducted a traffic stop on Moffitt Road in the town of Plattsburgh on a 2002 Subaru Impreza. 20-year-old Samad Williams of Jersey City, New Jersey, fled on foot from the vehicle, dropping packages of heroin from his pants pockets as he ran. After a short…

Plattsburgh man arrested following domestic dispute

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On October 25, 2014, at approximately 2:30 p.m., State Police responded to 24 Ball Street in the town of Plattsburgh for a report of a domestic dispute.  44-year-old Leo D. LeClair of Plattsburgh, reportedly pushed the 29-year-old female victim and stole her NYS Benefit card and cell phone before fleeing on foot. Troopers also determined…

More Grant Money for Emergency Services in AuSable, Jay, Keene

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Essex County Officials has received grant funding in the amount of $37,403 for the purchase of swift water rescue equipment to be shared by Keene, Keene Valley, Upper Jay, Jay and Au Sable Forks fire departments.. Town of Jay Supervisor and Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas says  “During Hurricane Irene these five…

CVPH Foundation Partners with Strand

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The Foundation at CVPH is partnering with The Strand Center for the Arts in securing regional art for the hospital.. Their goal is to improve the experience of patients and visitors. Since 1989 the Foundation at CVPH has worked to connect the generosity of the community with opportunities to promote health and wellness in partnership…

New York Spending up 3.3% to $6,998 per Resident.

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According to the Comptroller’s office in New York… State Spending in 2013-14 was $6,998 per New Yorker..   According to the Comptroller’s annual report.. New York State spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion while State-funded debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says “Recent budget actions and an economy that continues to strengthen…

Local Forum for Town of Plattsburgh and 115th Assembly Candidates

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The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held their annual “Meet the Candidates Forum at the American Legion in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening.. During the forum, the two candidates running for Plattsburgh Town Council are seated to the Right of the podium and Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, along with her challenger Karen Bisso are seated…

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Alleged hazing ends another school football season

A second high school football team’s season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites. The cancellation of the remaining two football games at Central Bucks High School West in suburban Philadelphia comes just weeks after the football season at Sayreville War…

Crash in Peru leaves three injured

On October 23, 2014, at approximately 1:10 a.m. State Police responded to a report of a one-car crash on Brand Hollow Road in the town of Peru. A at 2006 Toyota operated by 18-year-old Kara A. King of Peru, New York, was traveling east on Brand Hollow Road, when the vehicle failed to stop at…

Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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Final Tally Still To Come from Essex County’s Auction

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In Essex County, about 120 bidders were on hand looking for deals on property being auctioned on behalf of the county by Harroff Auctions..  The high bids on Wednesday ran from just $100 up to $50,000 for a perspective on those values, we caught up with the chief auctioneer.. About 73 properties sold in the bidding,…

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Similar Questions for Candidates in Debate Number 4

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Debate number four last night between the candidates vying for the seat in the the 21st congressional district being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens..  Three of the debates have been televised, and the latest last night had a similar format, the candidates were even sitting in the same positions, asked essentially the same questions by…