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Another $150,000 from USDA for Trudeau Research

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Congressman Bill Owens announces that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding will come through the USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and will fund research into the protective role of T cells during Campylobacter colonization and infection. AUDIO…

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K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal…

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Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bisso who is a republican candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bisso faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show,…

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Village Trustee Rowing for the LDC

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The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (SLLDC) is putting an oar in the water to build its revitalization fund with the solo guideboat entry into the 90-miler by  its chairman, Paul Van Cott.  “We sent out an appeal letter to 300 members of the Saranac Lake community in July and have raised nearly $7,000 so…

Cuomo in Upper Jay – Remembering Three Years After Irene

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Three years ago today, Hurricane Irene changed course and pushed its way inland up the east coast causing devastating flooding and three years later… Governor Cuomo is once again in Upper Jay.. but this time it’s for a different reason.. He was in Upper Jay to attend the ceremonial grand opening of the Upper Jay Fire…

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Cuomo Highlights Economic Recovery in Upper Jay

Governor Cuomo helped cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Upper Jay Fire Department. Another opportunity to highlight economic recovery in the region and to talk about the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, which is exactly what we’re going to do, inside the Morning News Wednesday morning..

Councilman Kelly Talks Term Limits

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If the voting in your local municipality was tied to the national election cycle, would that have an effect on local politics? That’s the question Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly has asked as he proposes changes to the City’s election cycle…  “There is a 70% turnout at the polls during national elections,” he says, “but in…

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A New Tax Incentive for Homeowners in Saranac Lake

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There are three public hearings which have been called and are now scheduled for just prior to the next village board meeting in Saranac Lake on Monday September 8th at 5:30pm… The First is to hear from the public on the village’s proposal to require trucks to detour around downtown using a marked truck route,…

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Plein Air in Saranac Lake

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The 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks takes over Saranac Lake and the Surrounding areas through the weekend.. Organizers say there are about 75 artists to attend from all over the northeast. Thursday Aug 21st,  All participating artists created and donated a 5×7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.…

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Co-Chairs Bid Farewell after 200th

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The two co-chairs of the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, Kit Booth and Greg Vancour say they’ve decided to call it quits after the Bicentennial Commemoration. Both Co-Chairs will be stepping down following the completion of this year’s event which is turning out to be much larger than years past. At a press conference Thursday, the…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

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Several participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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A New Flag is Coming for City Hall

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The Battle of Plattsburgh will have one more event this year.. and that’s because Mayor Calnon has replaced the old flagpole at City Hall with a new more modern version in a different location closer to the building and away from the trees.. Mayor Calnon says he hopes to dedicate the new flag and the new…

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Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Raising the Crosswalks

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The Bottom of Rugar Street remains closed as crews put the finishing touches on the new raised crosswalks before students move back in next weekend… Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper says these new crosswalks are going to be a good way to provide a safer environment for everyone… Rugar will open once the work has been…

Update: Heritage Trail Becomes a Reality in Plattsburgh

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Friday 8/15/14 - Plattsburgh’s City Council voted to support a new historic walking trail on Thursday Evening..  The Committee is hoping the City’s DPW will help with placement and installation..  The project in the City Council Chambers was spearheaded by Councilman Josh Kretzer.. —————- Below from Thursday 8/14/14 Plattsburgh’s City Council meets tonight and one item…

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Crescent Bay Marina Plan still “Incomplete”

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If all goes well for the new owners of Crescent Bay, The Marina will be getting a facelift this fall..  The developers had hoped to have the necessary approvals by spring in order to install their new covered docks at their two locations on Lower Saranac lake, but the approval process is taking longer than…

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