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Saranac Lake High School “FREE” Club Donates Blankets

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There’s a group at the Saranac Lake High School who call themselves “FREE” Friends Respecting Everyone Equally. On Wednesday afternoon, the group gathered to present Child Protective Services several decorative blankets designed to hopefully bring some comfort to victims of abuse.. Members of the club used special ink and paint to create the decorative blankets.…

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SUNY Community Recognized for Leadership and Service

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students are recognized Tuesday at ceremony for leadership and service..  The ceremony itself is an annual tradition which highlights the relationships that can be built by students as they become part of the community.. For 35 years every April, has honored students and organizations on campus for their leadership and service in the…

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SUNY Students Highlight Ted K Million Can Effort for Earth Day

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Today is Earth Day and in Clinton County to recognize the importance of recycling, students in Plattsburgh are pushing an effort to have residents donate one million cans to benefit the Ted K Center. Based on the Student’s research, the greater Plattsburgh region will typically return about 1.4 million cans in a month…  The real issue..…

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NYSUT calls on Regents to hold public hearings

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New York State United Teachers today called on members of the Board of Regents to hold public hearings in their regions to solicit input as they begin developing regulations to implement the governor’s complicated new teacher/principal evaluation law. Based on the rushed and trouble-filled implementation of the Common Core, NYSUT President Karen E. Magee said…

Two New Officers for Plattsburgh Police

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The City of Plattsburgh will have Two new police officers as of Thursday this week…  Randall Brown and Christine LaBombard both get started on Thursday pursuant to Plattbsurgh Mayor Jim Calnon’s Appointments. Each will be subject to the normal 78 week probationary period for police officers in Plattsburgh…  Mayor Calnon says it’s an ongoing process..…

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K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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Chamber Joins Cuomo’s Trade Delegation to Cuba

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that leaders from business and higher education will be joining New York’s trade mission to Cuba – the first Governor-led state trade mission to Cuba since President Obama began the process to normalize diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. The trade mission delegation will depart on April…

SUNY Baseball hosts “Be The Match” Event

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The SUNY Plattsburgh men’s baseball team will host  the fourth annual Brian Mehan Be the Match bone marrow drive April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room, Angell College Center. The event honors the life of former teammate Brian Mehan, who lost his battle with cancer in 2008. The drive…

Trudeau Institute Researcher Receives Two-Year Grant From NIH

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The Trudeau Institute has been awarded a two-year grant of $536,250 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) for research in the laboratory of Assistant Faculty Member Elizabeth A. Leadbetter, Ph.D. The project, “Targeted Nanoparticle Vaccine Approach for Protection against Encapsulated Pathogens” aims to drive the…

K&J – Retiring Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

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Today we’re talking with Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett who recently announced he would be retiring at the end of his term… Since Bassett’s announcement, Councilor Michael Cashman has announced his candidacy for the position and Supervisor Bassett has expressed his support for Cashman to replace him come December 31st… Click on the play button…

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Parklet Approval means $3,300 Investment in Downtown Plattsburgh

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The City Council on Thursday approved 5 requests to use a total of 11 parking spaces in downtown for use in front of their respective establishments for outdoor dining from May 1st through September 30th…   Earlier this year, The City Council began work on a new policy designed not only to provide incentives for these…

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A Green Light for the City’s Stormwater Infrastructure Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is putting it’s support behind a Green Storm-water Infrastructure Implementation Project…  The project is funded by a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and The City’s Engineer, Kevin Farrington says his office will be advertising for bids from contractors for one piece of the project.. AUDIO – 041715 – Kevin…

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City Charter Commission to Hold “Ask the Commissioner” Event

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The City Charter Commission will hold an “Ask the Commissioner” event on Monday, April 20, at the City Recreation Center on the U.S. Oval.  The commission will hold a full commission meeting from 7 to 7:30 p.m., where draft subcommittee reports on various topics will be presented. From 7:30 to 9 p.m., commissioners will be…

K&J – Beekmantown School’s Proposed Budget

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Today on the K&J show, we spent Tuesday evening in the Cumberland Head Elementary School Library and Media Center with the Beekmantown School Board for a presentation of the administration’s proposed budget..  It was good timing for the presentation of the budget again because as part of the $39 point 9 Million Dollar Budget, Administrators had…

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City’s Marina Building Construction on Schedule

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As temperatures begin to melt the Ice in Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh’s new marina is beginning to take shape as well.. In fact, work is well underway, iOn the Building there, if not actually being fast-tracked. The City’s Recreation Superintendent is Steve Peters, says the new facility will not only be functional, but will also welcome…

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Skateboard Park May Finally Become a Reality

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Spring in the North Country finally brings the potential completion of the Skate Park in Saranac Lake..  The project began more than 10 years ago and if the DPW can find time to finish the foundation it looks like there may be a new place for skateboarders come early summer..  Rich Shapiro is one of…

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Sewer Main Break – Pine Street Closed

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The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has closed Pine Street between Bloomingdale Avenue and Brandy Brook due to a water main break by Dugway.    Residents in the Moody Pond area will still be able to enter and exit onto Pine Street but must do so from the Brandy Brook, Helen Hill end…

High Pressure Boat Wash May Come to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake may become a central location for one of several boat inspection and decontamination stations across the Adirondack Park.. Eric Homlund directs the Watershed Stewardship program at Paul Smith’s College. He told the Village Board on Monday that New York State is funding a program to provide high power hot water boat…

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fDi Mag Ranks Plattsburgh #2 Micro American City of the Future

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Clinton County are welcoming news that fDi Magazine (Foreign Direct Investment), a publication of the Financial Times of London, has ranked Plattsburgh as the #2  Micro American City of the Future, advancing from its #4 ranking two years ago. The city rankings are released every two…

Village Extends Trickle Water Order at Annual Meeting

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Here’s something you probably wouldn’t expect with the 70 degree weather and lots of sunshine.. but the frost line is still very deep in most areas and The Village of Saranac Lake has voted to extend their “trickling of water” policy through the end of April.. In fact, Saranac Lake DPW superintendent Jeff Dora says…

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