Local Economy

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…

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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“Parklet” Fees in Plattsburgh Going Back to Downtown

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You may have noticed that Outdoor Parklets are in full operation in Downtown Plattsburgh..  Those are the concrete barriers that quarden off one or two parking spaces.. Typically used by the downtown restaurants for outdoor dining..  This year, the City Council charged a nominal fee for those parking spaces and Mayor Calnon recently announced that…

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Saranac Lake Budget Approved – Chazy, NCCS Rejected

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The Saranac Lake Central School District is just one of the Districts across the North Country which has received the support of voters when it comes to their budget… School Superintendent Diane Fox says much of the ground work was already in place from last year in order to produce the 2015 – 2016 Budget..…

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K&J – Beekmantown Science Fair – Concert – Budget

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Voting on School Budgets and School Board Candidates wasn’t the only focus of residents and parents in Beekmantown on Tuesday night… In fact… Beekmantown’s Elementary students provided a respite from the politics and Instead showcased what it’s really all about… The science fair fills the hallway just outside of the gym in Beekmantown which is…

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Town of Plattsburgh Looks to Invest $200k in Local Business

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The Town of Plattsburgh says they’ll be looking to invest close to $200,000 in local businesses…  In fact, they plan to reach out to entrepreneurs and business owners in the Town and provide at least ten with $20,000 micro grants…   Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bassett Says the Small Business Administration out of Plattsburgh State will…

Annual Residence Hall Rummage Sale Benefits Food Shelf

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SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual residence hall rummage sale… and all of the proceeds will benefit the local Interfaith Food Shelf.. The sale is being held in the Algonquin Dining Hall and runs from 11am today until 3 pm for the campus… And opens from 5 to 7 pm for community members. Michael Cashman is the assistant…

DEC Proposes Upgrade to Meacham Lake Boat Launch

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DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann says The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a draft unit management plan (UMP) amendment for the Meacham Lake Campground that would enhance lake access for fishing and boating. “Consistent with Governor Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting initiative, DEC is working to create and…

K&J – Touring Plattsburgh’s Vibrant New Marina

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Members of Plattsburgh’s City Council and Department Heads toured the new City Marina Building on Thursday afternoon..  Councilman Mike Kelly says the Marina is just one more statement about the community. “I am so impressed by what we’ve done here,” Kelly commented, “I would be so nice to be able to dock your boat here…

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Beekmantown School District Focuses Budget on Students

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It’s now less than a week from school budget votes in the North Country..  And for the Beekmantown Central School District, that means one final look at the proposed $39 Million Dollar Budget before next Tuesday…   Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Manix answers one key and fundamental question that most taxpayers want to know…. Will Beekmantown’s…

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North Country Honor Flight Heads to Washington on Saturday

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Veterans of World War II and the Korean war will be flying to Washington this weekend to visit their respective war memorials… The trip is sponsored by North Country Honor Flight.. North Country Honor Flight is continuously reaching out to veterans, especially World War Two Veterans who are interested in visiting their memorial in Washington..  if…

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K&J – Sunrise Rotary Updates Plans for 2015 Mayor’s Cup

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With Spring…. and Summer in the air… Boaters are itching to get back on the water and one of the bigger events on Lake Champlain is Plattsburgh’s Mayor’s Cup… And July 9th is not too far away at this point….  In anticipation of this year’s Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, The Sunrise Rotary Club continues…

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Adirondack Coast Chair Tour Starts in Beekmantown Today

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the return of the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by local artist Lynn Lecuyer and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October.…

City’s Assessment Up in 2014 by $14,267,323

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Residents in The City of Plattsburgh are continuing to benefit from investment by manufacturers and businesses in property and construction..  In fact, Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says there were 6 new parcels in 2014 which brought the City’s Assessment up by close to $9 Million Dollars.. AUDIO – 050815 – Assessment Roles Rise in Plattsburgh…

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2015 Library Budget On Par with 2014

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In addition to choosing new school board members on the 19th of May… Voters in Saranac Lake are also charged with an up or down vote on the budget for the Library.. and this year.. While the budget itself hasn’t changed much from 2014 to 2015, The Library board is looking to the taxpayers for…

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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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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…

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…

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

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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.…

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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