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Northern Snow Gets Green Storm Water Infrastructure Contract

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In Mid April the City of Plattsburgh formalized a partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program to re-design the flow of storm-water in the City…  And last night, the City Council awarded the $112,000 dollar bid for phase one of the project to Northern Snow and Dirt..  The City’s Engineer… Kevin Farrington says the City Council authorized…

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From Music to Volleyball at Beekmantown High School

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It was Joseph Graziane’s first meeting Thursday night, having just been elected to the Beekmantown School Board with 306 votes..  The other two winners are incumbents Catherine Buckley and Michael Hagadorn.. School board President Andrew Brockway welcomed Graziane to the board during the public session.. and the timing might be good for the board to…

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$57,943 in Fed Funds for Plattsburgh Fire Dept.

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U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,943 in federal funding for the Plattsburgh Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Plattsburgh Fire Department will use this federal investment to purchase a complete Air Compressor /…

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Local Development Corp Focused on Revitalization Grants

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“Last call,” cried Paul Van Cott, Chairman of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation (“SLLDC”), seeking proposals from downtown commercial property owners to participate in this year’s Main Street grant application, “If businesses seek a revitalization grant in the 2015 cycle, the time is now to make yourselves known.  We need a letter of interest…

MaryEllen Elia Draws Commentary as New Education Commissioner

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New York State United Teachers is encouraged by the appointment of MaryEllen Elia as the state’s new education commissioner, saying her background as a high school teacher and reading specialist, and her deep roots in Western New York, make her a welcome voice in the discussion about how to improve New York’s already strong public…

Brick Work Begins at Plattsburgh Library

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“Brick repointing is underway at the Plattsburgh Public Library thanks to a New York State Public Library Construction Program grant. This work is being done to address the leaks the library has suffered for many years. Lupini Construction of Utica is doing the work. Additional work will be done to seal roofing joints through a…

Kelly: Plattsburgh’s 2016 City Budget Will Be a Challenge

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According to Councilor Mike Kelly..  When it comes to budgeting… 2016 is going to be a challenging year for Plattsburgh’s City Council… “Mayor Calnon through his efforts managed to find $400,000 in this year’s budget, and that brought us up to a surplus when we thought we were going to have a deficit..” Kelly said,…

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A New Director for the Saranac Lake Youth Program

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The Saranac Lake Youth Program will have a new Director this year.. His name is Mack Rand.. He recently told the village board that one of the locations that has been important to him is Algonquin Summer Camp where he spent 30 years as a camper, as a counselor, and then in 1983 he became…

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Village Thanks Women’s Civic Chamber

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The Women’s Civic Chamber receives the commendation of the Village Board for their efforts…  Not only during Winter Carnival Coronation each year.. but for all of their efforts throughout the village during the year including the Village-wide Garage Sale, more work during Winter Carnival and most recently the Village Clean up. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau…

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Village Dispels Allegations in DOT Letter Re: Train Depot

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The Village of Saranac Lake has received a letter from The Department of Transportation in New York which says “It as come to their attention that there is a need for emergency repairs to the roof of the Saranac lake Depot..” and the state continues by saying “As per paragraph 20 in the lease, the…

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Math Counts Video Puts Saranac Lake Students in Top 4 Nationwide

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Five Students from Saranac Lake have created a math video that received national recognition as one of the top 4 videos among more than 400 videos submitted into a Math Counts Competition..The Five Students included Noah Pittman, James Catania, Simon Phill, and Bruno Freeman.. Along with Senior Jack Martin.. Mayor Rabideau read the group a…

K&J – SLHS Concert Choir Presents Mozart’s Requiem

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The Saranac Lake High School Concert Choir will give a performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, collaborating with professional vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. This masterwork of the Classical Era will be paired with student vocal solo performances representative of significant solo literature from a variety of styles and languages. We invite you to join…

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A Special First Weekend for Plattsburgh in June

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Spring has sprung, and that means the start of another season for First Weekends in Plattsburgh!  The first weekend of every month, from June until September, First Weekends in Plattsburgh hosts a series of family oriented events Fridays and Saturdays. The First Weekends Art Walk continues Friday night, June 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm…

Veterans Bridge to be Dedicated Saturday

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The City of Plattsburgh is going to officially rename The Bridge Street bridge tomorrow at 11am with a special dedication ceremony in honor of Veterans throughout Clinton County… In December last year…The City Council approved a resolution to rename the bridge to the Veteran’s Bridge…  Ward 4 Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading the effort and…

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Mayor’s Cup Artist’s Market Moves to Monument

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You probably know that every year The Strand Center for the Arts holds their annual Mayor’s Cup Artist Market during Mayor’s Cup weekend…  What you might not know is that This Year…  it’s moving…   Christina Elliot is the Curator of the Arts Gallery at the Strand and we caught up with her Thursday afternoon to…

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K&J – Jim LaValley talks High Peaks Hospice / ACR

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High Peaks Hospice Radio Day is fast approaching.. In fact the event itself is June 2nd..  And today our series on Hospice continues.. We’ve made our way to Tupper Lake and the new offices of LaValley Real Estate which are now right across from Well Dressed Foods.. on Park Street in Tupper Lake.. Up until…

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond Resumes at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Work on Hawkins Hall Pond has resumed after a winter hiatus that left folks asking when the fence would be down and the beauty of the area restored.The answer, according to Rick Larche, capital project manager at SUNY Plattsburgh, is by the start of the fall 2015 semester. “Crews have remobilized back to the site…

Stefanik Introduces Common Sense Waiver Act

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced the Common Sense Waiver Act — legislation that ensures local governments have the authority they need to protect their citizens and keep their communities safe by working to make sure that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations do not hinder the removal of unsafe buildings. “Small towns across the country have…

Environmental Groups Praise DEC’s Port of Albany Decision

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Four conservation organizations from the Adirondack Park and Champlain Valley today praised a decision by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to rescind its 2014 decision not to require a full environmental impact statement from a company seeking permission to import heavy crude oil from Canada. They also praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional…

DEC to Rescind Port of Albany Proposed Air Permits

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After a thorough review of Global Companies application and supporting documents for a Title V air permit modification to its facilities at the Port of Albany, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today its intent to rescind the Negative Declaration and Notice of Complete Application for the project. DEC identified significant…