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Council Leaning Towards Funding Aerial Ladder Truck in 2015

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Work on the Budget in Plattsburgh continues as the City Council investigates line items in the Mayor’s Proposed 2015 budget…  Before the holiday..  In addition to expressing their concern about recruiting for the Community Development Office… The City Council, during their review of capital projects in the city, considered the question of purchasing a new…

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Rabideau Proposes Handicapped Accessibility Grants

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Holiday Shopping for some may not be quite as easy for others.. It’s much harder than you might realize for someone in a wheelchair or a scooter to navigate downtown shopping centers and make their way in and out of stores, Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is looking to promote upgrades in the village for…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Councilors Disagree Over Community Development Officer

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Earlier this week, councilors in the city of Plattsburgh including Rachelle Armstrong, Mike Kelly, Becky  Kasper and Josh Kretser, issued a joint statement saying they disagree with Mayor Jim Calnon who they say has signaled his intention to appoint Bruce Lawson..  Who is currently acting as interim Community Development Officer, as a full time Community…

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Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project May Rest with One Trustee’s Vote

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The Fate of the Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake may come down to one trustee’s vote over the next few weeks. At their meeting on Monday evening, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and Village Trustees heard a report from Trustee Allie Pelletieri who said his concern about developers applying for a PILOT has…

Kretser Opposes Waterfront Planning

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The City Council has given Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon the authority to move forward with local engineering firm AES Northeast to begin drawing plans for repair of the building at the City Docks..  The City’s Engineer Kevin Farrington says the project is a fairly simple building renovation..”The new design will include plans for one or…

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Plattsburgh’s Councilors May Rename Bridge Street Bridge

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh may have a new name in coming weeks..  Lanny LaValley has been leading a movement to rename the bridge to the “Veterans Memorial Bridge” Lanny himself is a veteran of the Vietnam war. He’s been speaking with the councilors about the possibility and he’s been feeling as though the…

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Village’s Lake Flower PUDD Law Resolution on Hold

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As of Monday Night’s Special Village Board meeting in Saranac Lake, the resolution proposing the Lake Flower PUDD Law is tabled and there’s no Planned Unit Development District for developers hoping to move forward on The Lake Flower Lodge..  For Trustee Barb Rice, it’s a question of Scale, She wants to be sure that I have…

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Library Looks for Level Funding from City Council

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Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh are continuing their review of Mayor Jim Calnon’s proposed 2015 budget…  At a Work-Session on Thursday evening, the council heard presentations from the Municipal Electric Department, which is essentially self sufficient and with 98% of that budget regulated by just about every authority you can imagine from the local…

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Village Holds Special Meeting Monday on PUDD Draft Local Law

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Lake Flower Lodging LLC PUDD Draft Local Law The Saranac Lake Village Board is holding a special meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00PM in the Village Offices at 39 Main Street. During this special meeting, they will consider a resolution adopting a local law that would establish the proposed Lake Flower Planned Unit Development…

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K&J – JCEO’s Outreach Program Director Sally Soucia

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There are 3,500 individuals making use of the JCEO emergency food banks in Clinton County..  Annually, 7,555 people taking advantage of services provided by the JCEO…  Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with Sally Soucia, Community Outreach Program Director at the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity.. K&J – 111314 – The Joint Council for…

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Emergency Services vs Free Parking in Plattsburgh

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With colder temperatures on the way, and the possibility of snow around the corner, the question of how to clear that snow from the smaller, residential streets in Plattsburgh has been one that comes up on a fairly regular basis.. This time, the question is whether or not to require alternate side of the street…

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At The View in Old Forge – Agencies Continue Rail Corridor Discussion

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Transportation are now hearing from stakeholders in the second round of discussions about New York’s Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor…   Currently Adirondack Scenic Railroad offers train services from Utica to the Big Moose station which is just north of Old Forge and…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau

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On Today’s K&J show, we’re going to look into the question of mobility for disabled persons in the village of Saranac Lake.. Our look at the issue begins in front of the Harrietstown Town Hall in the village..  We’re standing on the steps there.. The handicapped entrance to the Town Hall is actually on the South…

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Public Hearing on Lake Flower Lodge Project set for Nov 10th

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The Village of Saranac Lake is proposing a different look for the Lake Flower Lodge project..  Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the board, in conjunction with the Planning Board was looking for something that combined Adirondack features with other styles in the village of Saranac Lake.. Essentially, they’ve taken away some of the larger Adirondack…

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K&J – ROOST -Tourism Promotion and A Destination Master Plan

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Today in the K&J Show, we’re checking in on The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.. On Friday, representatives from 33 towns, villages and hamlets have come together in a process to develop a destination master plan… ROOST President Jim McKenna says this is the first step for the entire region to begin to develop a destination…

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City Council Goes to Work on Plattsburgh’s Budget

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon may have set a new record for the fastest budget hearing in history on Thursday evening..  Following the budget hearing.. The City’s New Budget Officer, Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong, and the rest of the newly elected City Council take on the task of reviewing Mayor Calnon’s Proposed budget. Armstrong says she sees…

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DEC & DOT Announce Public Comment on Rail Corridor

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DEC AND DOT ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENT ON POSSIBLE AMENDMENT TO THE REMSEN TO LAKE PLACID TRAVEL CORRIDOR UNIT MANAGEMENT PLAN – State Agencies Holding Four Public Comment Sessions on Possible Amendment to Convert the Tupper Lake to Lake Placid Segment to a Recreational Trail. State Agencies Also Exploring Options to Bolster Rail Service From Utica…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Tupper Lake’s First Annual Zombie Walk Hopes to Feed the Hungry

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Don’t Feed the Zombies – Feed the Hungry For the next two weeks.. Tupper Lake’s Recreation Department is collecting food for the hungry.. and On Saturday, October 11th.. The streets of Tupper Lake will come, “undead” in their first ever Zombie Walk takes over Park Street.. Mike Fritts is Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Coordinator.. he…