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K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

Bruce Lawson

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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SUNY : Move In Weekend

New and returning students arrive in Plattsburgh this weekend to settle in for another school year at SUNY Plattsburgh..  This weekend Rugar Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate the influx of students and we asked Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper for her perspective on this annual event… Doctor Kasper is the Director of…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Co-Chairs Bid Farewell after 200th

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The two co-chairs of the Battle of Plattsburgh Committee, Kit Booth and Greg Vancour say they’ve decided to call it quits after the Bicentennial Commemoration. Both Co-Chairs will be stepping down following the completion of this year’s event which is turning out to be much larger than years past. At a press conference Thursday, the…

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K&J – In Depth with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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The Republican Primary is September 9th, 2014. Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is pushing for voter turnout. “Too much apathy can be a bad thing,” she says during our conversation, “If people make assumptions and don’t show up to the polls, things could be different. It’s important that everyone who is registered get out to vote and…

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Mr Supervisor “Tear Down That House”

Town of Plattsburgh Officials are now in the final phases of having the burned remains of the property at 310 Stafford Road Demolished.. The work was put on hold by what Councilman Marty Mannix describes as state law forcing more unnecessary expense for the county and for the town.. “They sent an inspector in to inspect…

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Searching for “Sliders” in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend’s Committee in Plattsburgh is wrapping up their summer of events with an art walk on Friday September 5th and instead of up on City Hall Place, Saturday’s activities during the first weekend of September will be held at the Macdonough Monument Park.. with a free concert by the band Lucid..   At the…

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Plattsburgh’s “Most Dedicated” Youngsters Receive Awards

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Several participants in the Town of Plattsburgh’s Summer Youth Baseball and Softball program are recognized for their outstanding commitment and sportsmanship during the season.. Erin Pangborn is The Town’s Recreation Program Coordinator… “These players are leaders by their example and that is why the recreation department recognizes them for their dedication to the sport through…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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A New Flag is Coming for City Hall

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The Battle of Plattsburgh will have one more event this year.. and that’s because Mayor Calnon has replaced the old flagpole at City Hall with a new more modern version in a different location closer to the building and away from the trees.. Mayor Calnon says he hopes to dedicate the new flag and the new…

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11th Annual Play to Give Softball Tournament

There are a few spots remaining in both the company and community divisions of  The 11th Annual “Play to Give” Co Ed Softball Tournament.  The double elimination tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 at the American Legion Post 1619, West Plattsburgh. All proceeds of the event benefit the FitzPatrick Cancer Center.…