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Plattsburgh City Council Closes in on Final Budget

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh have completed their deliberations on Mayor Calnon’s Proposed 2015 budget and it appears as though the overall expenditures will remain below the tax cap..  The council approved additional expenses of about $9,700 dollars for conferences and employee training, in addition, they approved a resolution which returned the library’s budget…

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Religious leaders celebrate ministry at Adirondack Health

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An interfaith meeting of Adirondack regional clergy and pastoral care providers was held recently at Adirondack Medical Center.  Sponsored by Adirondack Health and hosted by Pastoral Care Director Rev. Steve Kovacevich, the annual event promotes knowledge and builds greater awareness around service, support and healing.  The gathering also offers pastors and pastoral care workers of…

Champlain National Bank Opens New Branch in Lake Placid

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Joseph P. Shaw, President and CEO of Champlain National Bank announced that the Bank has completed construction on a new 2,520 square-foot branch in Lake Placid located at 2040 Saranac Avenue. Champlain National Bank has owned the property at 2040 Saranac Avenue since 2003, which is located between Burnham Financial and Super Shoes. The new branch…

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Ward 6 Community Forum – Half a Degree of Separation

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Plattsburgh Councilor Josh Kretser conducted a community forum on Wednesday evening which he called “Half a Degree of Separation”  Kretser says the forum was designed to look at the concept of how closely related downtown residents, businesses, community action groups and others are in the collaborative process of improving downtown Plattsburgh. One of the members…

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Trinity Park Menorah Marks the beginning of Hanukkah

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The beginning of Hanukkah was marked by the lighting of a Menorah on the Ellipse in Washington.. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the audience. Saying the Jewish faith is a part of the American heritage. A Menorah also faces City Hall Place in Trinity Park today. That’s because Last night Avrohom Rimier, from Habad of…

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K&J – Final Weeks for Congressman Bill Owens

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On January 2nd, 2015, Democratic Congressman Bill Owens.. Having decided not to run again for re-election… Will vacate the seat he’s held either in the 21st district.. Or the 23rd, since 2009. On Today’s K&J Show, (Click on the link below to listen) we’re speaking with Congressman Bill Owens about the latest issues in the news as…

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Champlain National Bank Leads The Way for Strand Upgrades

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Champlain National Bank has made a new $10,000 pledge to the Strand Theatre Restoration. This is the second donation Champlain National Bank has made to the Strand Theatre for a total donation of $30,000. Champlain National Bank President and CEO Joseph Shaw said, “The Strand Center for the Arts is a key component of the…

Clinton Community College Announces Layoffs

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Plattsburgh, New York – Clinton Community College Board of Trustees has approved the retrenchment of three full-time and two part-time positions, and the adjustment of three 12-month positions to 10-month positions, at Monday’s Special Meeting. Reduction in faculty and staff positions was approved to aid in closing an expected $600,000 budget deficit next fiscal year.…

Fire Dept Parade Welcomes Santa’s Arrival in Saranac Lake at 6pm

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The Fire Department will be on full alert this afternoon in Saranac Lake…  That’s because Santa Claus will be paying a special visit to the village this afternoon and the entire Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department is helping to welcome him.. Dan Riley, owns HomEnergy Services in Saranac Lake. He’s also been helping to coordinate Santa’s…

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$63.4m Awarded to North Country Regional Economic Development Council

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative. A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to transform the State’s approach to…

Mt Pisgah Opens This Weekend

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Mt Pisgah will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and next Saturday and Sunday and they plan to resume their holiday hours when the Christmas break starts for the School District. The mountain’s Manager, Garret Foster says there will be limited use of the lodge on Saturday, mostly because they’ve decided to…

K&J – Court Of Appeals May Give Tupper Lake a Very Merry Christmas

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Today we’re talking with ARISE Chariman Jim LaValley and one of the Developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort, Tom Lawson… Our Conversation from one of the new businesses in Tupper Lake on Park Street – Well Dressed Foods and we begin our conversation by asking Jim LaValley about the progress at the Court of…

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Menorah Lighting Won’t Include Mayor Calnon

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Recently we reported that Rabbi Avrohom Rimier, from Habad of Plattsburgh, presented an idea to the City Council which would allow him to place a Menorah in the Trinity Park.. In order to do this, the Council authorized ten plots each ten feet by ten feet for free expression during the holidays..  Following the council’s…

Village Honors Olivia Hunt

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Today is Officially Olivia Hunt Appreciation Day in the Village of Saranac Lake…  Olivia is just returning from the New York State School Music Association Conference All State Women’s Chorus.. Olivia is a member of the Northern Lights Choir directed by Helen Demong, Drew Benware is the current Director of Choral Music at the Saranac Lake High…

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K&J – Holiday Cheer in Plattsburgh

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It had rained most of the day in Plattsburgh and while there was snow in the mountains on Saturday, temperatures were above freezing along Lake Champlain which meant there was no snow on the ground for the tree lighting, but the rain held off for the lighting of the tree on Brinkerhoff Street. The road…

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The Saranac Lake Christmas Tree Lighting

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau introduced the Northern Lights Choir including Students from the Saranac Lake High School along with Choir Director Helen Demong and they sang Christmas Carols as the snow and sometimes a little ice began to fall at the Berkley green in Saranac Lake. Just after 5pm and the carols, Mayor Rabideau helped…

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Four Councilors Offer Apologies – Approve Open Government Training

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Four of Plattsburgh’s City Councilors on Thursday Apologized for their participation in the drafting of a press release which specifically questioned whether or not there would be a nationwide search to find the most qualified candidate to assume the role of community development Director in the City of Plattsburgh..  During a vote to hold a…

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NCCC Womens Basketball in NJCAA Top Ten

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The National Junior College Athletics Association released the second 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Division III Top 10 Poll on Wednesday with North Country Community College ranked 7th in the nation. The Saints additionally rank second in the Region III Coaches Poll. The Saints (7-0, 6-0 Region III) reached the National rankings for the first time in…

K&J – Former APA Chair Curt Stiles on Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Curt Stiles, a former Chariman of the Adirondack Park Agency, and a Veteran. Stiles is also active on many boards, including the Adirondack Council, The Upper Saranac Lake Association and other community groups in and around the Adirondack Park… (Click on the Play button below, or download the…

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Senator Little – A “Partner in Quality” for Seniors

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Adirondack Health, a leading provider of healthcare and services to older New Yorkers in the North Country, recognized Sen. Elizabeth Little with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award for her work in securing and preserving high-quality services for New York’s seniors. “Sen. Little has provided exceptional support and leadership to protect and enhance long term…