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K&J – Future Business Leaders at Peru Central Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Bill Owens was in Peru on Thursday afternoon. He met with about 20 students, all of whom were part of the Future Business Leaders of America at the Peru Central Junior / Senior High School. They spent about a half hour talking about the relationship between the United States and Canada, and talked to…

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Stretch Your Summer at the City Beach Saturday

The Plattsburgh Recreation Department is helping residents stretch out their summer at the City Beach..  The City taking the opportunity to provide a preview of the proposed development plans for the Lake Champlain waterfront and is looking for input from stakeholders..  In order to accomplish their goals..  The Recreation Department is inviting everyone to spend…

Owens Speaks with Future Business Leaders at Peru Central School

Join us for the K&J show (An in depth look at issues, events and activities in the region which airs every morning during the Morning News at 8:10am and 6:30am and again at 5:20pm) as we speak with students at Peru Central School about their experiences competing as part of the Future Business Leaders Association…

Plattsburgh Fire Dept Wins AFG Grant

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Congressman Bill Owens has announced a $43,982 grant awarded to the City of Plattsburgh Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will go to supplying lightweight protective gear for the department’s ambulance service when responding…

Senator Schumer Tours Swarovski Lighting Plant in Plattsburgh

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Schumer: “Re-Authorizing Ex-Im Bank Means Job Growth for Clinton County & North Country Region” U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer visited Swarovski Lighting in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon to launch his push to re-authorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which helps support tens of millions of dollars in exports at two major companies in Plattsburgh, Swarovski Lighting…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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Political Signs are Nagging at Politicians

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With the Help of Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri, The Village of Saranac Lake is re-visiting it’s temporary sign code and it Councilwoman Becky Kasper has her way, the City of Plattsburgh will also be taking a hard look at their sign policies..  last year, she says, when she was running for her seat on the…

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ADKYP Announces New Executive Officers

Adirondack Young Professionals, Inc (ADKYP) has announced the election of its 2014 executive officers. The organization will be led by Hannah Provost as President, Courtney Menard as Vice President, Erin Duprey as Treasurer and Michelle Boyea as Secretary. Ms. Provost joined the organization in 2012, soon after she relocated to Plattsburgh. She has previously served…

K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal…

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Oil Forum Focuses on Response / Risks

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More than 120 concerned residents attended a public forum to discuss the risks of crude oil train traffic through the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley here Thursday night, with many saying they would urge state officials to fully assess the risks to communities and the environment, and urge federal regulators to ban the older, leak-prone…

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A Plaque from PASS Says Thank You to the Mayor

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The Margaret Street Re-Striping project is complete.. and vehicular traffic is now two lanes with biking lanes on either side and a turning lane in the center… The PASS Group which was instrumental in facilitating the change took some time on Thursday Evening to thank the City Council for their willingness to make the change..…

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Plattsburgh Fire Dept to get New Roof

Even though they work with water every day to save lives Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will be a little drier come October… That’s because the City Council has approved moving the roofing project for both fire stations out to bid…  In fact, they fast tracked the approval.. Mayor Calnon says the roofing project is something that…

Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bisso who is a republican candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bisso faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show,…

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Young Republicans Host Public Forum

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The Clinton County Young Republicans held a public forum to hear from Karen Bisso on Tuesday evening.. Alicia Sirk is the Groups Chairwoman..  We spoke with her at the Town of Plattsburgh Board Room and asked her if she sees any comparison between the record low turnouts during yesterday’s primary in Vermont.. Join us Thursday…

Councilman Kelly Talks Term Limits

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If the voting in your local municipality was tied to the national election cycle, would that have an effect on local politics? That’s the question Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly has asked as he proposes changes to the City’s election cycle…  “There is a 70% turnout at the polls during national elections,” he says, “but in…

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UPDATED: Death Results from Pine Street Stabbing

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 7:43 PM the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call reporting a male being stabbed behind 1 Pine Street Plattsburgh NY. Plattsburgh Police responded with Emergency Medical Personnel and found one male with a stab wound to his chest. The Victim, Richard “Dickey” J. Bombard (DOB 09/26/64) of Plattsburgh…

Clinton County Young Republicans Plan Community Forum

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PLATTSBURGH ­­– Clinton County Young Republicans say they were planning to hold a Town-Hall style debate for the 115th Assembly district. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Chairwoman Alicia Sirk says “Due to the fact the current Assemblywoman has refused to participate, we have decided that we still want to make available a forum for the…

Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Weighs in on Protests

CBS News 8/23/14 – Mark Strassmann - The National Guard began pulling out of Ferguson, Mo. Friday. It was quiet again Friday night with eight arrests. The grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, will meet again next Wednesday to hear more evidence. CBS News learned…

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