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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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“Financial Practices Need to Improve” at ORDA

STATE AUDIT FINDS ORDA NEEDS TO IMPROVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) relies on loans and outside contributions to cover cash shortages and in recent years has used a line of credit to cover its basic operating costs, including payroll, according to an audit released today by New York…

Adirondack Council Honors the Marshall Family

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ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – The Marshall Family of Saranac Lake will be named “Conservationist of the Year” by the Adirondack Council at a gathering here on Saturday, in celebration of several generations of advocacy on behalf of the Adirondack Park’s wilderness and communities. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act, which was…

Gillibrand to Introduce Legislative Fix to Hobby Lobby Court Ruling

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduces the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and protect coverage of other health services from employers who want to impose their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Louise…

North Elba Approves Comprehensive Plan

The Town of North Elba votes to approve the proposed Join North Elba – Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. Supervisor Robi Politi says the document itself will be used in the town as a set of recommendations.. essentially as a guideline “It’s a Moving Document, not set in stone but one that we can use for…

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Some New Colors for Downtown Saranac Lake

With the Completion of The Broadway Construction Project, several groups have come together to help Downtown Saranac Lake become a little more colorful. That’s because Twelve double-sided banners featuring photographs of the work of 24 local artists are now hanging along Church Street, Main Street and upper Broadway. The first year test project was initiated…

A New Volunteer Center – 30 City Hall Place

30 City Hall Place is shaping up to become a central welcome center for the Downtown.. Collin Reed is one of the organizers of the new space which he says has been designed in conjunction with the Plattsburgh Downtown Association and many other local volunteer organizations.. AUDIO – 070914 – 30 City Hall Place –…

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NY Association of Counties Support Invasive Species Week

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New York State’s first Statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week Continues and New York’s Association of Counties says they’re actively participating in the awareness campaign and also in many of the activities that are taking place through the week.. An invasive species is a non-native species (plant, animal, insect, or disease) that is accidentally or intentionally…

Canada Tops List for Share of Jobs Supported by U.S. Exports

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A new report from  the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, the International Trade Association and the Department of Commerce reiterates that Canada is a top buyer of American goods and services supporting Millions of U.S. Jobs..  According to the report issued Monday, Our trading partner to the North tops the list with an 18%…