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K&J – Plattsburgh High School Drama Club Presents “Grease”

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The Plattsburgh High School Drama Club puts the final touches on their presentation of the musical Grease which opens Friday, March 20th at the High School’s auditorium. According to the casting directors here are about 90 students participating in the show on many different levels and we’ll speak with many of them in this K&J…

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School Board Re-Affirms Split Vacations

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is sticking to their guns following a request by several members of the audience to re-open the debate following the boards decision at their last meeting to convert the vacation dates from the consecutive two weeks in the Spring each year to one vacation week in February and one…

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Adirondack Health Diabetes Program Earns National Recognition

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Adirondack Health’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Program recently earned its third consecutive Certificate of Education Recognition accreditation from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). First accredited in 2002, the education offered through the six-week Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment. The ADA accreditation is granted to only those diabetes self-management education…

ECAC Hockey Championships Come to Lake Placid

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This weekend, the ECAC Hockey Men’s Championships return to Lake Placid. In addition to great college hockey, the Herb Brooks Arena will welcome special guests from the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team; Buzz Schneider and John Harrington. During Hockey Weekend, the first five hundred fans per day will receive a free gift and the t-shirt…

K&J – Discussing the Impact of Albany’s Education Policy on Teachers

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Today on the K&J show we’re listening in on a conversation about education. A local group called Voters For Change hosted a forum on Tuesday Night at Blue Seed Studios in Saranac Lake.. The event focused on the impact to local educators of statewide policies on education… “Any member of our group can develop a…

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Plattsburgh Rec Dept Recognizes Most Dedicated in Basketball

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department honors some of the most dedicated youth in the basketball program through the winter..  Erin Pangborn is the Town’s Recreation Coordinator, She commended the third and fourth graders in the basketball program and especially those in attendance at the Town Board meeting to receive special awards for dedication to…

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Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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NY Assembly / Senate to Work out Budget Differences This Week

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The Assembly and the State Senate will be meeting this week in conference committees to begin working out differences between the competing budget proposals.. State lawmakers have until April 1 to adopt an on-time budget. Senator Betty Little continues to vote in support of increased aid to public schools… Late last week she supported a…

High Marks for SLHS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie

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There’s never a critic around when you need one but in this case.. Even an unassuming spectator will tell you that Bye Bye Birdie is worth seeing.. The Saranac Lake High School Musical presentation of Bye Bye Birdie began Thursday at 7:30pm. Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael…

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Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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Mt Pisgah in Final Week of Season Before Spring Break

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The village of Saranac Lake is presenting a short course on “how to enjoy winter” for locals who may have forgotten and for newcomers to the region…  The “Introduction to Winter” kicks off at the Village-owned Mt. Pisgah Ski Area…  Which is Where we caught up with it’s General Manager Garrett Foster..  “It’s a free…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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Village Honors Saranac Lake Alpine Ski Team

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At the start of Monday’s 5:30 PM regular Village Board Meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall Auditorium, two high school teams hailing from Saranac Lake Central High School were saluted by the Board as Deputy Mayor Tom Catillaz read a special Proclamation naming March 10th Saranac Lake High School Girls Alpine Ski Team Appreciation Day. AUDIO…

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Veteran’s Ski Free at Big Tupper Saturday

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This weekend provides an opportunity for Big Tupper Ski Area to give back to the community. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says “It’s an opportunity for the community of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack Region to thank our servicemen. with a free day of skiing for veterans and their immediate family.We have ski instructors in place…

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Village of Saranac Lake Says Run Your Water

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We may be feeling a sample of Spring in the next few days but that doesn’t mean the temperatures 6 feet underground are going to change any time soon… and that’s the problem for many municipal water districts where the frost line is so deep it’s begun to affect water customers whose pipes have never…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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SUNY Students Move Toward One Million Cans in April

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Earth Day may be taking on a look and feel this April… That’s because there’s a new effort by Student’s at SUNY Plattsburgh to raise awareness about recycling while at the same time raising funds for the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh. Fred Hoefer, a Senior Public Relations Student at SUNY Plattsburgh spoke to the City…

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