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Basin Program Seeks Boat Launch Stewards

The Lake Champlain Basin program is going into their 8th year of the boat launch steward program and Meg Modley, Aquatic Species Management Coordinator says she is looking for help. Modely says last year they had ten stewards working boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They collect survey information about…

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Albany Reaches Budget Agreement – Vote Pending

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached on the 2014 – 2015 state budget..  The agreements allows for $1.5 billion dollars in property tax relief for New York homeowners.. The caviat, is that the relief is linked to and conditioned on approved plans for local governments to become more efficient, in…

IRS Warns Against Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. ‪The fake emails may include the following message: “Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document…

Could Part of Downtown be Closed to Vehicles?

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Is there an area in Downtown Plattsburgh that could be closed off for pedestrian foot traffic only.. That’s the question proposed for consideration by City Councilman Josh Kretzer.. “There is support from the Chamber and the Development Corporation who have both offered to be part of the process,” Krestser tells the CIty Council, and he continued…

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Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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Remediation Project Closes Division Street

A remediation project on Division Street is forcing the closure of the roadway at that location through the weekend and possibly another week or two beyond that…  Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon Says the work is almost complete but contractors are waiting for the engineering specs for approved backfill, which could take until the beginning of…

On The City Council Agenda

The Plattsburgh City Council is voting tonight on the question of Hydraulic Fracturing.. In a recent public Work Session, Councilor Mike Kelly submitted a proposed resolution to the board for their consideration and it appears they’re in agreement. The Proposed Resolution would prohibit activities associated with hydraulic Fracturing… The work towards the feasibility of re-working…

37th Annual Mayors Cup Sails into Spring

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The Sunrise Rotary in Plattsburgh and the City of Plattsburgh are Sailing into the 37th Annual  Mayor’s Cup Festival July 10th through the 13th.. A festival with a long history of free family fun celebrating the region, the community and Lake Champlain… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon summed up the event at a press conference on…

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Clinton County Sheriff; “Beware of Phishing Scheme”

The Clinton County sheriff’s office is actively investigating complaints of a potential phishing scheme in the region… Residents say they’re receiving phone calls from an unknown male who claims you’ll be arrested if you hang up the phone…  In one case, the male, who identifies himself as “from the sheriff’s office,” stated that the homeowner…

The First “First Weekend” In Plattsburgh starts April 4th

The First Weekend in April is also the First First Weekend for Downtown Plattsburgh… First Weekend’s Events Committee Co-Chair Leigh Smionette says some favorites from last year will be returning and they’re looking to come back bigger and better than ever.. First weekend activities will begin Friday at Peabody’s with another Celebrity Bartending event, followed…

Heroine Arrest In Plattsburgh

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On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 Plattsburgh Police received a tip alleging heroin was being sold from a residence on Cornelia Street in the vicinity of Montcalm Avenue in the City of Plattsburgh. Plattsburgh Police Detectives began investigating. By yesterday, Detectives had developed probable cause to believe that heroin was being sold from 113 Cornelia Street,…

City of Plattsburgh Adjusts Zoning Laws

With an RFP for hotel projects near the Airport under their belts without much response, the City of Plattsburgh is looking to strengthen their ability to work with companies that may be interested in locating a facility in the city… Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says they’re looking to accommodate changes if necessary to the zoning…

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Education Forum Questions Common Core Testing

High Stakes Standardized Testing and the Effects of the Common Core Education Standards on Students, Teachers, and school administrators.. That’s the topic of an education forum in Plattsburgh Thursday Evening..  The weather didn’t put the damper on an education forum in Yokum Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening…   At issue, the question of high…

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K&J – Team Plattsburgh, A Collaboration Between City and Town

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The City of Plattsburgh and the Town of Plattsburgh are developing a new level of collaboration called Team Plattsburgh..  At a special meeting of councilors and department heads the two municipalities began to work on the questions of sharing resources, specialized skills, contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of local government and achieving cost reductions based…

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Karen Bisso Receives Conservative Party Support

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Karen Bisso, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 115th District, has received the endorsement of the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party. Bisso has been teaching for 28 years in the Plattsburgh City School District and she says she has also received the endorsement of the Franklin County Conservatives for the primary runoff…  Bisso says there…

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Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from…

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K&J – Snow Removal, Sidewalks and the Plattsburgh DPW

The snowfall in the north country is above 12 inches as a result of this most recent storm. In February, following the ice storm, we found ourselves at the Plattsburgh City Department of Public Works with DPW Superintendent Mike Brody…   Our conversation begin on the main floor just downstairs from Mike’s Office which is upstairs…

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Duprey Speaks to NYSCOPBA Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Janet L Duprey attended a NYSCOPBA-sponsored rally at the Capitol on Tuesday where she spoke to hundreds of correction officers and supporters from across the state, including several from Chateaugay. The rally was a protest against the governor’s proposal to close four correctional facilities. Duprey says “She will continue to work with my colleagues…

Council Reviews Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Clearing Policy

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Snow is melting this weekend but the topic of slippery sidewalks isn’t going away..  Especially in Plattsburgh where the City Council is deliberating on the question of how to deal with residents who are required to clear their sidewalks..  The discussion begins with Councilwoman Becky Kasper referring to the code itself as a starting point…

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Erin Hynes to Chair the CCC Foundation Board

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The Clinton Community College Foundation welcomes Erin M. Hynes, a prominent local economic developer, as Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors for the next two years. The Foundation’s main goal is to raise private funds to provide Clinton Community College with the financial, academic, technological, and physical resources that are essential to great public…