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Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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The weekend’s weather gave us a break from the cold.. In fact the sun came out for most of the Winter Carnival sponsored by Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Club.. It’s held every year on the front lawn at CVPH…  The event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club, and it’s partners, along with the town’s recreation…

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K&J – The Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Allison Hulbert Bruce, one of the co-chairs of the Sunrise Winter Carnival. The Weather is going to be very accommodating for Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival. The event is in it’s 6th year and admission is free. The club is asking for donations of non-perishable food donation for…

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Plattsburgh Sidewalk Committee Formed

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Plattsburgh’s City Council will no doubt be hearing regular updates from their new Committee on Sidewalk Snow Removal and Safety…  Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says there will be 10 members on the newly formed committee providing a wide range of knowledge and opinion as they begin their deliberations. Armstrong says they’ll be holding their first meeting shortly…

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Planning for “Parklets” in Downtown Plattsburgh

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It may still be winter but the City Council is already looking ahead to spring in Downtown.. That’s because every year, local downtown restaurants file applications with the Council for permits to turn about 12 or 13 parking spaces into Outdoor Seating for their establishments…At their Meeting on Thursday Evening, Councilwoman Becky Kasper outlined several…

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Stefanik visits with Fort Drum Soldiers in Afghanistan

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), member of the House Armed Services Committee, returned from an official bipartisan Congressional Delegation visit to Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Stefanik was one of few Members invited to attend this Congressional delegation. Upon returning from her visit, she released the following statement: “Over the last week,…

Plattsburgh Council Considers More Regulations for Public Transportation

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun looking at the system of public transportation in and around their local neighborhoods.. and as Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says.. Taxis are a big part of the puzzle.. but not as well managed, as they could be..  Most of their regulations, for example revolve around the drivers, and there…

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DOT / DEC Commissioners Weigh in on WV Train Derailment

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NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and NYSDEC Commissioner Joseph Martens weigh in on the Crude Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia. The two Commissioners say that yesterday’s derailment of 25 rail cars carrying crude oil through West Virginia and the resulting house fire is exactly the reason why the U.S. Transportation Department should not wait any…

Town of Plattsburgh Sponsors Indoor/Outdoor Vacation Activities

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The Cold weather may be keeping some of us indoors but there are plenty of recreational activities to keep us healthy this winter and many of them are indoors..  The Town of Plattsburgh’s recreation department for example has a big list of things to do for the rest of school vacation.. If you’re interested in…

Strand’s February Exhibits Open Friday

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The Strand Center for the Arts has two new exhibitions in February featuring work by Susan Whiteman and Dan Hausner. Susan Whiteman is the headlining artist in the Main Gallery with “Tread Softly, Travel Lightly” while Dan Hausner exhibits “Moments and Places” in the Community Gallery  located at The Strand Center for the Arts at…

Duprey Appointed to Ethics Search Committee

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Earlier this week, Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to a panel that will conduct a national search for an executive director for the new Office of Ethics and Compliance. The panel will recommend a list of potential directors, with Heastie making the final selection. The committee…

Plattsburgh’s City Council says “Think Summer”

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Since it’s going to be so cold this weekend, we thought it might be appropriate to think about summer for a moment..  Especially since Plattsburgh’s City Council Thursday evening agreed that the Parade on the Fourth of July might be well served to stay with the new route they designed last year to accommodate the…

Governor Cuomo Visits Plattsburgh with Opportunity Agenda

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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to highlight portions of his Opportunity Agenda for New York State. Among his Opportunity Agenda proposals, Governor Cuomo focuses on the following initiatives affecting the North Country: Provide the North Country with high-speed broadband access by the end of 2018: Governor Cuomo has set an ambitious goal to ensure…

An Intriguing Policy Change for City Council Meetings

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If you’ve ever been to a municipal meeting, then you know there are usually opportunities during public meetings for audience members to stand and make any comments they like, usually for a limited amount of time.. The goal, if you ask most community leaders is to be sure that the process is open and that…

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The Need for Recreation in Plattsburgh is Overflowing

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A new report says residents in the City of Plattsburgh are always looking for more recreational activities… In fact.. the city commissioned the report and they’ve been looking carefully at recreational opportunities for their residents..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says it’s something they’ve been paying a lot of attention to in fact both for the…

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Town of Plattsburgh Hears Presentation on Medical Marijuana for the North Country

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There are most likely going to be more than 100 applicants vying for just 5 certifications to grow medical marijuana in the state of New York… That’s according to a presentation from one group that hopes to become the North Country’s Seed to Sale Operator.. Douglas Butdorf is President of North Country Roots, he has…

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Community Development Grant Could Net Funds for Home Repair

A Grant application is now in the hands of the State and if Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has it’s way, Homeowners in the City will become the beneficiaries of funding to pay for home repairs including leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. Community Development Director Bruce Lawson joined…

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Schuyler Falls Fire – Not Suspicious

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On February 7th at 2:46pm the Plattsbugh Fire department was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 34 Laura Dee Drive in the Town of Schuyler Falls. Firefighters arrived to find a two story home at that address well involved. No one was home at the time of the fire. The home is…

K&J – Plattsburgh Council Votes to Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to the City

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Plattsburgh is one of the first municipalities in the State of New York to actively invite Growers of Medical Marijuana to their community… In their initial approval of growers, New York State is planning to limit the number of certifications.. The City Council on Thursday evening voted unanimously for a resolution put forward by Councilor…

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From Winter Carnival Coronation Friday Night to Snowballs on Sunday..

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The Coronation of Carnival Royalty Marks the official start of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.. Doors will open at 6:45 and the coronation itself begins at 7:30pm..  We’ll be there keeping an eye on the proceedings and will be sure to tweet the announcement of this year’s King and Queen..  You can find us on…

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Stefanik Named Vice-Chairman of Key Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

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The House Armed Services Committee announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness. “I am grateful to Chairman Thornberry and my colleagues on the Committee for the opportunity to serve in this important position,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Readiness…