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CIty of Plattsburgh Achieves Small Surplus with Adjustments to Budget

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The City of Plattsburgh is taking advantage of some anticipated savings in their health insurance fund and more savings in the New York State retirement fund to balance out the 2014 budget and to essentially re-pay the general fund $300,000..    According to Mayor Jim Calnon, The city will be decreasing health insurance appropriations by $200,000…

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Safe Routes to Schools Kicks off Walk to School Challenge

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The Franklin County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Team kicks off the first day of the 2015 Walk + Bike to School Challenge today.  May 6th is National Bike to School Day, however the SR2S Team is dedicating the entire month of May as Bike + Walk to School Month at Petrova Elementary School. The…

Douglas to Announce Future of Political Career Later This Morning

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Following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Elizabethtown this morning…  Randy Douglas tells us he plans to make an announcement regarding the future of his political career..   Douglas says the media has been very fair to him during his political career. And he says, he’s going to be making a career move announcement…

Gillibrand Disappointed with DOD Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the Department of Defense’s latest report on sexual assault in the military is “More of the same.” And she continues “All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice…

Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

ROOST bidding for 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

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The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism in Lake Placid says the community has placed a bid to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.. A half Ironman distance competition that welcomes more than 4,500 athletes and their family and friends from over 90 countries. Lake Placid is one of 40 potential North American Host Region representatives…

Hedge Law / Parking Restrictions Pending in Plattsburgh..

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The City Council has called for two public hearings on May 14th at 5pm… The First of these two hearings will be to discuss amendments to the law governing hedges and how they’re to be trimmed or removed if they restrict or obstruct the use of sidewalks in the City…  Ward Three Councilman Dale Dowdle…

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Stefanik “Pleased NDAA Appropriations Vote

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Says she’s pleased with the 60 to 2 vote in favor of thte National Defense Authorization Act for 2016…  “The federal government has no greater role than providing for our national defense,” and she continued by saying… $30 Million Provided for East Coast Missile Defense Site “Specifically, I am very proud that…

Duprey Wants More Supervision for Violent Sex Offenders

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) says she is discouraged by the recent decision of the Assembly Democrats on the Codes Committee to block legislation that would strengthen protections against violent sexual predators. The bill, A.520, which Duprey co-sponsors, would mandate lifetime parole supervision of violent sex offenders after their release from prison. “It’s…

Town of Saranac to Benefit From $632,000 in Federal Grants

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.…

39th Annual Jazz Festival at SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music presents the 39th annual SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Festival Friday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. The concert will feature the SUNY Plattsburgh Jazz Ensemble and the Zip City Blues Band performing a repertoire ranging from Chicago-style blues to Duke Ellington swing. Tickets…

Saturday – Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh

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Tomorrow is a special day for a prominent resident of Plattsburgh… Jean Arthur was born in the Lake City October 17th, in 1900… And Saturday is Jean Arthur Day in Plattsburgh.. Jean was a successful actress and film star in the 1930s and 40s with feature roles in three Frank Capra films: “Mr. Deeds Goes…

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Vt Senator Bernie Sanders Enters Presidential Race

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Yesterday Sanders was at Howard University. On his website he says it was on the same day that Hillary Clinton visited three homes of wealthy Manhattan benefactors to raise an estimated $1 million in campaign funds, Sen. Sanders gave a Howard University audience…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman

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 As you may recall, Plattsburgh’s Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said he would not be running for re-election as supervisor… And we’ve spoken with him about that decision recently here in the K&J show…  A short while after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement publicly, we sat down with Michael Cashman who is currently a councilman in…

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Stefanik’s First Amendment Adds Additional Missile Defense Site

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) offered her first Amendment as a Member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday..  Her amendment was offered to (H.R. 2029) the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act – and provides $30 million for the planning, design and construction of an additional missile defense site. The bipartisan…

K&J – Adirondack Singers Prepare for Weekend Events

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On Tuesday, we spent some time with Beryl Szwed who is the Treasurer and Karen Butters who is the Director of the Adirondack Singers.. Just before a dress rehearsal at Uhlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid.. We found a comfortable spot in the back of the auditorium at Uhlein to talk as the rest of…

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Three Sunmount Employees Arrested for Assault

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On April 26, 2015, State Police arrested three employees from the Sunmount Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities located in Tupper Lake, for assaulting a 35-year-old male consumer. On April 19, 2015, at around 8 p.m. in the Central Intensive Treatment building, 23-year-old Callum R. King, 20-year-old Carter S. Hayes, both of Tupper Lake, and…

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Pay Equity Legislation

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With the goal of leveling the playing field in the workplace, Speaker Carl Heastie and Labor Committee Chair Michelle Titus today announced the Assembly’s intent to pass a series of bills that will eliminate obstacles to pay equity for women and minorities throughout the state of New York. “The pay equity gap is a result of a systematic devaluing…

New Rating System Gives Adirondack Health 4 Stars

David Narreau, of Plattsburgh, was a patient with Adirondack Health on his 65th birthday, but that did not stop staff in the Ambulatory Surgical Unit from celebrating his special day. Following his procedure, the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to David and gave him a blueberry muffin and a card. Joining David for the occasion was his wife Cheryl, ASU Nurse Nicole LaMere, Unit Secretary Susan Catlin and ASU Nurse Donna Sullivan.

The new scorecard released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates Adirondack Health received four out of a possible five stars.  The ratings are based on patient-experience surveys, which measured patient satisfaction in areas such as how well doctors or nurses communicated with patients, responsiveness of hospital staff and cleanliness of the…

City Council Considers Possible Expansion of Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council continues to look at ways to support an expanded Farmers Market in Downtown…   Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says she’s had a lot of feedback concerning how the farmers market might expand..  and she’s hoping to spark a discussion about the contract and some of the issues related to the market, including the limitations…

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