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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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Work Begins This Week on two I-87 Bridges in Clinton County

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Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York State’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management…

Canada’s Counsul General Delivers Address at SUNY

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John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour. The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly…

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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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong Hopes to Support Local Schools with GEA Resolution

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Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is hoping to support local school districts in the North Country by urging governor Cuomo and the Legislature to Eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment..   Armstrong has submitted a resolution that if passed by the City Council would express it’s opposition to the education portion of the 2015 budget and the Gap Elimination…

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Summer Sports (Baseball / Softball) Registration Begins March 23rd

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The Town of Plattsburgh registration for all the programs offered by the towns recreation department throughout the summer and fall starts March 23rd, 2015. Programs include baseball/softball/t-ball, swimming, fall soccer, summer camps and many others. Registration for adult programs including kayaking and disc golf is also available online here (http://www.townofplattsburghrecreation.com/)  Summer brochures are being mailed to…

K&J – City Council Commits to Renovation of Marina Building

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Construction Bids to repair and re-furbish the building which is soon to become the City’s new Marina offices were opened earlier this week… As it turned out, even the lowest bid was about $67,000 higher than originally estimated…  That stirred up conversation from members of the council who initially felt they had been backed into…

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Former Congressman Bill Owens Joins Canada Institute Advisory Board

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Canada Institute Advisory Board co-chairs David Jacobson and Hugh MacKinnon announced the appointment of former Congressman Bill Owens, partner at Stafford, Owens, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley in Plattsburgh, New York, and a senior strategic advisor and independent consultant for McKenna Long & Aldridge, as a new member of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute Advisory…

Strand’s Annual High Student Exhibition Opens Friday

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The Strand Center for the Arts opens its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition in the Strand Center for the Arts Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held March 20th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on view from March 20th…

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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Town of Plattsburgh Adds Weight Limits to Local Roads

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Pursuant to Section 1650 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law the following Town roads will be temporarily posted to any non-essential vehicle in excess of five (5) ton to an axle. Emergency and Service vehicles are exempt from the reduced weight limit; all others will be fined effective March 16, 2015 until further notice; Akey Rd.…

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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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N.C. Chamber Welcomes US/Canada Pre-Clearnace Agreement

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     The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement by the U.S. and Canadian governments of a long sought agreement on pre-clearance within the framework of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.”The Beyond the Border process has provided an important opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to jointly build our connections while…

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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SUNY Plattsburgh – Queensbury Hosts “Aspects of Climate Change”

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Aspects of climate change — from areas of science and sustainability to its effect on culture and the arts — is the subject of a one-day conference This Saturday (March 21st) at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus. Adirondack Climate Reality 2015 is focused on helping people interested in discovering how they can help…

Lake Champlain Basin Program Awards $662,471 to Local Groups and Municipalities

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The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $662,471 in grants to communities and organizations in Vermont and New York who are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, whose support was essential in securing the funds for the grants, commented, “These grants to scores of communities, watershed…

4 New Regents Voted In at Top Levels of “State Education”

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There’s going to be some changes on the Board of Regents in New York State… That’s because the legislature voted to replace four members of the State’s Regents… One of those replaced is James Dawson who represented the North Country for 22 years on the board of Regents..  The Press’s Ashleigh Livingston first tweeted about…