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Just in case you forgot what snow looked like on the trees, we decided to save a few pictures from the big “Dumping” a few weeks ago that helped reign in winter a little early this year.. Needless to say there’s more to come. Until then, enjoy these views of the snow and Happy Holidays…

Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget Includes Activities Coordinator

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Whether or not to Hire an Activities Coordinator is one of the final items for discussion as Plattsburgh’s City Council approves their budget for 2015..   The final resolution to approve the budget also locks in the tax levy for 2015 with a rate of $10.78 for each $100,000 of assessed property value in the city..…

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Community Bank Donates $25,000 to Tupper Wild Walk

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Another Large grant for a local organization.. This time from Community Bank.. Community Bank is recognizing the regional significance of Wild Walk Project at the Wild Center by donating $25,000 towards completion of the project.. Craig Stevens is Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community Bank.. He says “Aside from its innovative design, The Wild…

Plattsburgh Anoints Jan 1st, 2015 “Generosity Day”

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The City of Plattsburgh has declared the first of the year Generosity Day in the City…  Councilor Mike Kelly brought the resolution to the table. He told the council he was searching for a way to describe what it means and found this quote from Mother Theresa; “There’s a light in this world, a healing…

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Jingle bell runners spread cheer for good causes

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Big smiles were beaming and lots of bells jingling around Mirror Lake in Lake Placid for the 5th annual Holiday Village Stroll Adirondack Health Jingle Bell Run/Walk.  The annual event supports the Adirondack Health Fit for Life program.  New this year, gently used athletic shoes were collected for donating to Soles4Souls.  Roughly 150 participants raised…

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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