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INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY (Sept 21st)

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For the last five years students at the Middle School in Saranac Lake have been recognizing International Peace Day on the 21st of September with a special picture taken of all of them gathered together on the fields at Petrova to make a symbol. The symbols have included this year’s Ying Yan, a heart, the…

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Homecoming Weekend in Saranac Lake

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It’s homecoming weekend at the Saranac Lake Central High School. On Friday afternoon, students gathered in the gym for an event that has become a tradition.. Principal Josh Dan says they’ve been celebrating Homecoming through the entire week and the Pep Rally on Friday afternoon is the culmination leading into the weekend and Football vs Saranac…

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Task Force Groups Present Ideas to Lake Placid School Board

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If there’s one word in the Lake Placid Central School District to define recommendations by the strategic planning task force groups that have been meeting through the summer..  It’s Technology..   In two words.. Incorporating Technology..   “The project actually began last December, with phase one.” Commented Mary Dietrich, President of the Lake Placid Central School Board…

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City Holds Up Limits on Street Fundraising

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Friends of the Old Stone Barracks are getting a lot of support from the community in their quest to purchase the historic site.. Originally built as a barracks for enlisted soldiers but they won’t be doing any street drives in October.. The practice of allowing organizations to fundraise in the streets of Plattsburgh has become…

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Booth, Vancour Recognized for their Service

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On Saturday, Congressman Bill Owens presented flags and Congressional Record prints to Sara Louise Stevens Booth, Christopher “Kit” Booth and Gary Ralph VanCour for the remarkable growth and success of the Battle of Plattsburgh celebration during their many years of leadership. In recognition of their efforts, Rep. Owens awarded the organizers with American flags that…

K&J – Revisiting the Battle of Plattsburgh Gala Parade

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It was a weekend in Plattsburgh filled with activities, re-enactments, and the bi-centennial commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… One of the best ways to get a feel for the pulse of a community is to attend the parade.. In Plattsburgh on Saturday, it was a little windy and a little wet but that didn’t…

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American Legion Welcome & Fireworks

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The American Legion Post 1619, in conjunction with the Battle of Plattsburgh on Thursday Night sponsored a very special welcome and Bi Centennial memorial ceremony at Clinton Community College, followed by a concert from the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra, made up of local professional musicians and music teachers.. if you have students in music programs around…

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Riverside Ceremony Highlights National Friendships

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A memorial at the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh highlights the importance of a friendship among neighbors who fought long ago..  and remembers those who died and are buried in the cemetery from all sides of the war of 1812..  This memorial at Riverside Cemetery is just one of many events of course and there’s no…

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Remembering the Unknown at the Old Post Cemetery

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A Memorial at the Old Post Cemetery on Wednesday evening honors the Unknowns.. The event is sponsored by the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees Association.. Kathy Bombgard is President of the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees.. She’s joined at the ceremony by the Group’s Vice President Steven Wood and…

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K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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Proposals Sought for Old Stone Barracks

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The Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, Inc. (FOSB) has issued a call for proposals for the highest and best use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force property.  The Old Stone Barracks, located off Ohio Avenue, consists of 7.7 acres and the 14,800 square foot, two story stone barracks. FOSB asks the general public to bring…

War of 1812 Quilts on display during Battle of Plattsburgh

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The Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh is headed into the weekend of parades and re-enactments with activities through the entire week… One of those activities is the War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda.. The War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit will be on display at City hall every day from 10am…

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Opposition to First Floor Apartment Nearly Unanimous

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A store front turned apartment in Downtown Saranac Lake has business owners up in arms.. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they had a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the issue.. and he’s heard from several business owners in the area expressing their opposition to having an apartment on the first floor in…

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Shawna Armstrong wins Battle of Plattsburgh ARTWays Project

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Friday evening the Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau unveiled the winner of the fourth round, “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial” in its Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project. Focused on the region’s unlikely defeat of the British on September 11, 1814, nine entries were submitted and one winner chosen. Shawna Armstrong took…

First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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K&J – Touring the War of 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh

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We’re taking a tour of the War of 1812 Museum in Plattsbugh…  With special thanks to Dave Deno, the Museum’s new Manager, and the President of the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Keith Herkalo..  While the K&J show usually isn’t limited in time, our tour of the museum and the ensuing conversation took us well over an…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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