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South Platt Field Named After Gerald Burdo

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The South Platt little league field in Plattsburgh has a new name thanks to the City Council. It will now be known as Gerald Burdo Field. The idea was conceived by Councilor Paul O’Connell who says Burdo deserves the recognition after 30 years of service to the little league. The vote on the resolution on…

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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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High Praise from DOH for Alice T. Miner Center

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The Alice T. Miner Center for Women and Children (CWC) earned high praise from the New York State Department of Health for its efforts to reduce scheduled deliveries.  The CWC was recently awarded the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project’s 2013 Quality Improvement Award.  The award supports the project’s mission of…

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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Ward 6 Councilor Josh Kretser Holds Community Forum at Strand

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Councilor Joshua Kretser will be conducting a community forum on Wednesday Tonight (December 17th, 2014) at 7:00pm at the Strand Theatre at 25 Brinkerhoff Street in the City of Plattsburgh. The title of the forum, “Half a Degree of Separation”, plays to the concept of how closely related downtown residents, businesses, community action groups and others are in…

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…

Two REDC Grants for The City of Plattsburgh

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We’re continuing to evaluate the results of Governor Cuomos Announcement of Awards to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council..    Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says there are two newly funded projects in the City..  One of which will help Plattsburgh with phase two of the feasibility study for the redevelopment of the City’s beach.  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.…

Owens recognized by Canadian Embassy for cross-border advocacy

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Congressman Bill Owens was presented with a Canadian flag that was flown over the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work supporting U.S.-Canadian relations. “For many years, investments in the vast and growing economic partnership between the U.S. and Canada have paid off in the form of jobs and economic growth in…

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…

Sign Law in Plattsburgh Becomes Law

New regulations are being put in place for signs in the City of Plattsburgh…  The Council has tried to implement these rules before, in one case settling with a sign owner but now those existing LED signs are grandfathered and the City’s Corporate Council Dean Schneller says the wording in the new law has been…

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Four Councilors Offer Apologies – Approve Open Government Training

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Four of Plattsburgh’s City Councilors on Thursday Apologized for their participation in the drafting of a press release which specifically questioned whether or not there would be a nationwide search to find the most qualified candidate to assume the role of community development Director in the City of Plattsburgh..  During a vote to hold a…

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City Council Renames Bridge Street Bridge “Veterans Bridge”

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh has a new name this morning… It’s now going to be called Veterans Bridge..  Councilor Paul O’Connell says he was approached by Lenny LaValley several months ago about the idea and thought it would be a great opportunity to honor and thank Veterans in the city. The City Council…

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K&J – “First Weekends” Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Plattsburgh

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In the K&J Show today, our series on Christmas Tree lighting continues with a tradition that’s been re-born on Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh.. We’re talking with Christina Elliot, the Gallery Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, and Tim McCormick is President of First Weekends Plattsburgh. This year will be year number two…

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Town of Plattsburgh Offers Youth Snowmobile Course

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The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation department is sponsoring a Snowmobile Safety Course on December 22nd  & 26th both days from 9 AM – 1 PM.   Erin Pangborn is coordinating the course on behalf of the Town’s recreation department…  She says participants must attend BOTH sessions.  And she says..  New York State Law requires that any…

Roadwork Almost Completed and the Cycle Starts All Over Again

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The road construction season may, for the most part, be over for DPWs throughout the North Country.. But there’s one thing that holds true just about anywhere you happen to be.. There’s always more work to be done…   Jim Dougan is the Construction Manager at AES Northeast and his engineering firm handles a large number…

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Council Leaning Towards Funding Aerial Ladder Truck in 2015

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Work on the Budget in Plattsburgh continues as the City Council investigates line items in the Mayor’s Proposed 2015 budget…  Before the holiday..  In addition to expressing their concern about recruiting for the Community Development Office… The City Council, during their review of capital projects in the city, considered the question of purchasing a new…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Councilors Disagree Over Community Development Officer

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Earlier this week, councilors in the city of Plattsburgh including Rachelle Armstrong, Mike Kelly, Becky  Kasper and Josh Kretser, issued a joint statement saying they disagree with Mayor Jim Calnon who they say has signaled his intention to appoint Bruce Lawson..  Who is currently acting as interim Community Development Officer, as a full time Community…

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