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Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

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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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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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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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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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…

K&J – Solar Energy – Wayne Davison

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In 2012 we spent some time on the air with Wayne Davison discussing solar energy in the Adirondacks and this week as our focus on energy continues, we listened in on that conversation during the K&J show on Friday..

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K&J – Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Marks Earth Day

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force was formed to research the current status of federal and state regulations that govern the movement of crude oil by rail across the County, to assist in the formulation of local emergency response plans in case a train accident or derailment should occur in our County, and to…

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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…

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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K&J – High Peaks Hospice & The Rainbow Project

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Our special, ongoing series about aging with dignity, comfort and peace of mind continues as we spend time with employees and volunteers from High Peaks Hospice. High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is June 2nd, 2015 and this year we’ve decided to bring you this ongoing series of discussions leading up to the event so that…

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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…