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Parklet Approval means $3,300 Investment in Downtown Plattsburgh

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The City Council on Thursday approved 5 requests to use a total of 11 parking spaces in downtown for use in front of their respective establishments for outdoor dining from May 1st through September 30th…   Earlier this year, The City Council began work on a new policy designed not only to provide incentives for these…

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fDi Mag Ranks Plattsburgh #2 Micro American City of the Future

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Development Corporation of Clinton County are welcoming news that fDi Magazine (Foreign Direct Investment), a publication of the Financial Times of London, has ranked Plattsburgh as the #2  Micro American City of the Future, advancing from its #4 ranking two years ago. The city rankings are released every two…

Job Fair Highlights Local Businesses Need for Qualified Candidate

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Last week we spent some time talking about affordability for students in higher education and that was followed up with a look at all of the financial implications of getting a good education these days and then in a competitive job market.. Converting that education into a solid career that will allow a graduating college…

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Entrepreneurship Programs at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Our Look at Education today, with the help of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik… Brings us to that well known question of affordability and a focus for institutions on where students will be heading after they graduate…  One student at SUNY Plattsburgh is very focused on this issue..  Kevin Clayton is the President of the SUNY Plattsburgh…

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Nominate the Faces of the Future

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For the last several years, Strictly Business Magazine has been dedicating an annual issue to the Faces of Our Future…. They’re looking for young professionals who defy their generational stereotypes by demanding more for themselves, their peers and their communities. This year, the magazine is inviting the business community to nominate 40 professionals under 40.. …

Funding for Chamber’s Training Program Gets 24% Increase

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce On the Job Training Program has been approved for an additional year as part of the recently enacted 2015-16 State Budget, with a 24% increase in funding. For many years, the North Country Chamber has been one of seven chambers around the state to operate a “Chamber of Commerce…

7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Town Considers Resolution of Support for Oil Train Task Force

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Councilors in the Town of Plattsburgh are considering the approval of three separate resolutions supporting the efforts of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force.. One targets the Federal Department of Transportation, another targets New York State’s DOT and the third is one that would be mailed to the oil companies and to the railroads.…

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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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Gillibrand Pushing Legislation towards Paid Leave

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With 4.1 million New Yorkers serving as family caregivers, today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reintroduced legislation that would create paid family leave, including maternity and paternity leave, personal medical leave, and spousal support. Gillibrand’s Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national, gender-neutral paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that…

N.C. Chamber Welcomes US/Canada Pre-Clearnace Agreement

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     The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement by the U.S. and Canadian governments of a long sought agreement on pre-clearance within the framework of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.”The Beyond the Border process has provided an important opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to jointly build our connections while…

Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Job Report – Manufacturing up 8,000 Jobs in February

The Department of Labor reported Friday morning that America’s manufacturing sector added 8,000 jobs in February. The #AAMeter, which tracks President Obama’s promise to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term, progressed to +383,000 jobs, after revisions to January’s data. Additionally, the U.S. Commerce Department reported this morning that America’s monthly goods…

K&J – Women’s Investment Club Tops 20 years of Success

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On the K&J Show today, we’re talking about a group of women who’ve been investing in stocks together since 1985… They call themselves the Saranac Lake Women’s Investment Club. Our interview was recorded Wednesday afternoon at AMC in Saranac Lake. Hannah Hanford who is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Health Foundation, and Cheryl Palyswiat…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

IRS Phone Scams Causing Problems for Taxpayers

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If you have a phone, then you most likely have been the target of or possibly the victim of scam or fraud.  It’s National Consumer Protection Week, and Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is reminding everyone to be on alert for common phone scams. “The phone is still a scammer’s number one contact…

Glens Falls Bank Robbers Apprehended

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The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged…