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Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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Town of Plattsburgh Re-affirms Support for JCEO

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The Town of Plattsburgh on Monday voted to continue their support of the Joint Council For Economic Opportunity.. The JCEO of Clinton County and Franklin County will receive $18,000 from the Town in 2015 and councilman Marty Mannix says that money is typically used to support some of JCEO’s outreach programs.. JCEO provides not only…

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Plattsburgh’s Code Enforcement Office – A Barometer for Growth

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The Town of Plattsburgh is setting itself up to handle a few additional derelict properties in 2015.. Stephen Imhoff is the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer.. He says the Town has a full set of local laws which allow them to deal with zombie properties…  “So eventually, the County reimburses the Town for the contracting work,…

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City Council Goes to Work on Plattsburgh’s Budget

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon may have set a new record for the fastest budget hearing in history on Thursday evening..  Following the budget hearing.. The City’s New Budget Officer, Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong, and the rest of the newly elected City Council take on the task of reviewing Mayor Calnon’s Proposed budget. Armstrong says she sees…

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Owens Reaffirms Endorsement of Woolf

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens is reaffirming his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Woolf’s press office says “Elise Stefanik was heavily critical of Owens before he decided not to run for re-election. But in order to hide her extreme platform, Stefanik complimented Owens…

Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Stefanik / Woolf Both Claiming Victory in 21st Congressional Debate

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Some lively discussion at times between the three candidates running for congress in the 21st District. The Debate aired live on Time Warner Cable Wednesday Night at 7pm and was re-broadcast again later in the evening.. On the Minimum Wage.. Aaron Woolf says increasing the minimum wage would be good for small businesses.. Stefanik responds…

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NRCC Responds to Woolf “Two Can Play at That Game”

The National Republican Congressional Committee, through it’s Communications Director Northeast Regional Press Secretary Ian Prior is responding to comments made by Aaron Woolf during his telephone press conference leading up to tonight’s Debate. Here is the text of the NRCC’s response; So Aaron Woolf has questions he wants his opponent to answer at their debate tomorrow? Good,…

Congressional Candidates Debate Tonight

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The first televised debate among candidates for the 21st congressional seat in the North Country takes place tonight at 7pm on Time Warner Cable..  On stage.. Republican Elise Stefanik, The Green Party’s Matt Funiciello and Democrat Aaron Woolf..  In a press conference yesterday, this reporter asked Woolf what he was expecting from Stefanik in the…

A New Dog Walk in Cliff Haven Park Gets Approval

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department has been working to build a specially designed park for Dogs, big and small at Cliff Haven Park. And with approval from the board Monday night, the new park will begin to take shape.. Councilor Michael Cashman helped to spearhead the concept.. “Dosn’t think the expenses involved in putting…

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Town of Plattsburgh Re-Affirms Support for Life Flight

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It’s been 25 years since the Town of Plattsburgh has been counting on North Country Life Flight for their continued support of emergency medical transportation in the region.. On Monday, the Town Board re-affirmed that relationship with a resolution approving the agreement for 2015..  Councilman Gerard Renedette says he can’t speak for the first 7 years…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Consortium Schedules next Lecture Series Event

If you’re looking for a new acronym in the world of healthcare, try the word EXPLORE… Actually a consortium of organization already has.. (Experience, & Professional Learning Opportunities Result in Excellence) Consortium. EXPLORE is a collaborative effort of the Adirondack Chapter of Nurse Practitioners Association of New York State, Adirondack Health, Clinton Community College, The…

Community Blood Drives in October

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, in conjunction with community-minded sponsors, offers many opportunities to give blood in October. The following is a list blood drives open to the public: Monday, October 6, Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, Ward Lumber, Jay, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October…

Lake Champlain Museum Surveys Plattsburgh Bay

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Divers from The Lake Champlain Museum today are conducting an Archaeological Resource Assessment in Plattsburgh Bay.. The diving team will be surveying the bottom of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of the City Docks and the proposed new docking structures and the proposed new mooring field as well as the surrounding area to identify the…

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Final Kids Safety Seat Check – Oct 4th

Plattsburgh Lowe’s is sponsoring a safety day on Saturday October 4th, 2014.  Clinton County Traffic Safety, Morrisonville EMS, and Safe Kid Adirondack is sponsoring a Child Passenger Safety Seat Check at the Lowe’s parking lot.  The event will start at 10 am and end at 2 pm.  This will be the last event of the…

Tonight’s Opening Art Walk Reception Brings Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend of October will bring yet another First Weekends event to Downtown Plattsburgh.. The events tonight include the final Art Walk of 2014 and a new exhibit at the Strand Theater is bringing Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh.. Christina Elliot is the Museum Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts..  We spoke with her…

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Mayor’s Budget Proposal “Under Tax Cap in a Difficult Year”

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If the Mayor’s Proposed Budget Stands.. Taxpayers in the City of Plattsburgh may  not see much of a change this year in their tax rates.. In an Email to WNBZ, Mayor Calnon says “The City budget deals with the remaining effects of the recession that began six years ago.” And he continues by saying, “While…

Owens “Our Boarder is the Economic Backbone”

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Congressman Bill Owens spoke Wdenesday at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the world,” said Owens. “Investing in improved border…