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City Council Adds Support to Oil Train Task Force

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The Oil Train Task Force continues to receive support from towns and villages along the rail corridor and including themselves in the support for better safety and regulation is the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says even though the trains already slow down in the city, he would like to see the speed…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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Village Schedules Water / Sewer Public Hearing

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing next Monday – April 13th.. to discuss amending their local water and sewer laws..  The changes proposed in the new laws have the potential to adversely affect development outside of the village in water and sewer districts recognized by the village through prior or…

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Council Adopting Bass Fishing Conservation Plan for Tournaments

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The City of Plattsburgh has decided to implement a conservation plan focused on Bass fishing Tournaments on Lake Champlain. In a resolution The City says ACVB and the City annually host the largest number of professional bass tournaments on the lake all of which are catch and release tournaments..  They also acknowledge the importance of…

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting

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It was a little cold this year for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at CVPH but despite the cold weather and the snow.. nearly 350 children waited on the sidewalk above the Front Lawn at CVPH until 10am sharp… Hal Merrill is an employee at CVPH, in fact He’s been at CVPH for 32 years. “We…

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Pontiac Bay to Undergo Remediation

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The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Saranac Lake Gas Co. Inc., Pontiac Bay on Lake Flower Site (NYSDEC Site #: 516008) (Saranac Lake, Essex County)has been issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). The ROD describes the remedy selected to address contamination associated with the site.   The site had been used…

K&J – Community Congratulates SUNY Women’s Hockey

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The Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team was recognized Thursday Night for their back to back national championships They finished their season with a record of 26-2-2…  Today gives us an opportunity to look back one more time at a very successful season for the SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Program… Danielle Blanchard, the Assistant Women’s Hockey…

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CVPH Foundation Special Events Coordinator Michelle Senecal

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The CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. sharp.. It happens every year on the front lawn at CVPH and is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH..  The event is free and open to children in second grade and younger. AUDIO – 040315 – CVPH Annual Easter Egg Hunt is…

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7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…

NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

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 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt…

North Country Chamber Welcomes $1.5 Billion for Upstate Revitalization

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce welcomes the on-time state budget and is pointing to the inclusion of several key items supported by the regional business community. Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber… He says “We’re already starting to take two things for granted… The on time budget.. and the 2% growth…

Reception Thursday for Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey

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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling is inviting members of the campus and greater Plattsburgh community to a reception on Thursday for the Plattsburgh State Women’s Hockey Team.. Now the National Champions.. Tickets for the event are $5 per person. SUNY Plattsburgh students with a valid ID and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will…

A Discussion about Regulating Taxis Begins in Plattsburgh

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun a discussion to investigate possible changes to their outdated rules regulating taxis.. In their work-session on Thursday the Council was joined by 5 independent taxi company owners and members of their staff to help identify the issues these operators face on a daily basis.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Jim Calnon says most…

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City Abstains from Approving Protestor’s Request for Parking Spaces

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In Plattsburgh, The City Council has backed away from taking any part in a planned protest by the church group Apostles for Life on April 3rd..   Apostles for life asked the council for permission to use 2 parking spaces in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street from 9:30 to 11am that Friday but the…

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K&J – North Country Education Alliance Talks 3-8 Testing

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education consists of parents, families, teachers, administrators, and others concerned with what is happening in our schools. The group represents different schools, districts, and points of view, but have found strength and community coming together. They have four goals: to reach across district lines; to make connections with communities concerned about…

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Beekmantown School Board; “PILOTs are Hurting School Budgets”

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The Beekmantown School Board is asking the Clinton County Legislature, The Development Corporation and the Town of Plattsburgh for a moratorium on adding new PILOT agreements within the Beekmantown School District. The Board in their resolution says they are opposed to any agreement that allows Payments in Lieu of Taxes that result in a reduction…

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Environmental Coalition Calls for Larger “Oil Spill Fund”

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After four recent oil-by-rail disasters in North America in less than a month, it could not be more clear that New York’s “Oil Spill Fund” must be increased so that it is adequate to cover the response costs and damages associated with loss of life and destruction of property that have been caused by rail…

Town Considers Resolution of Support for Oil Train Task Force

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Councilors in the Town of Plattsburgh are considering the approval of three separate resolutions supporting the efforts of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force.. One targets the Federal Department of Transportation, another targets New York State’s DOT and the third is one that would be mailed to the oil companies and to the railroads.…

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Mayor Recognizes NCCC Women’s B’ball Coach Jerrad Dumont

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and the VIllage Board recognized NCCC women’s basketball coach Jerrad Dumont for becoming the NCJAA coach of the year..  Mayor Rabideau says there came a time when Jerrad chose character building over the win / loss record.. “There came a time at the playoffs when he chose what’s best about all…

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