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Lake Placid School Board Appoints Ernest Witkowski

The Lake Placid Central School District appointed Ernest L. Witkowski to serve as the Interim Elementary School Principal. The Board of Education approved Witkowski to the position at the December 16, 2014 board meeting. Witkowski is familiar with the district having served as interim superintendent during the 2009-2010 school year. Witkowski is also familiar with…

K&J – Final Weeks for Congressman Bill Owens

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On January 2nd, 2015, Democratic Congressman Bill Owens.. Having decided not to run again for re-election… Will vacate the seat he’s held either in the 21st district.. Or the 23rd, since 2009. On Today’s K&J Show, (Click on the link below to listen) we’re speaking with Congressman Bill Owens about the latest issues in the news as…

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Champlain National Bank Leads The Way for Strand Upgrades

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Champlain National Bank has made a new $10,000 pledge to the Strand Theatre Restoration. This is the second donation Champlain National Bank has made to the Strand Theatre for a total donation of $30,000. Champlain National Bank President and CEO Joseph Shaw said, “The Strand Center for the Arts is a key component of the…

Two REDC Grants for The City of Plattsburgh

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We’re continuing to evaluate the results of Governor Cuomos Announcement of Awards to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council..    Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says there are two newly funded projects in the City..  One of which will help Plattsburgh with phase two of the feasibility study for the redevelopment of the City’s beach.  The…

Clinton Community College Announces Layoffs

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Plattsburgh, New York – Clinton Community College Board of Trustees has approved the retrenchment of three full-time and two part-time positions, and the adjustment of three 12-month positions to 10-month positions, at Monday’s Special Meeting. Reduction in faculty and staff positions was approved to aid in closing an expected $600,000 budget deficit next fiscal year.…

Sanders to Become Ranking Member of Senate Budget Committee

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Sanders’ appointment as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee in the next session of Congress: “I want to thank Sen. Reid and the Democratic caucus for the opportunity to serve as the ranking member on the Senate…

Fire Dept Parade Welcomes Santa’s Arrival in Saranac Lake at 6pm

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The Fire Department will be on full alert this afternoon in Saranac Lake…  That’s because Santa Claus will be paying a special visit to the village this afternoon and the entire Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department is helping to welcome him.. Dan Riley, owns HomEnergy Services in Saranac Lake. He’s also been helping to coordinate Santa’s…

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$63.4m Awarded to North Country Regional Economic Development Council

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative. A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were established in 2011 to transform the State’s approach to…

Mt Pisgah Opens This Weekend

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Mt Pisgah will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm and next Saturday and Sunday and they plan to resume their holiday hours when the Christmas break starts for the School District. The mountain’s Manager, Garret Foster says there will be limited use of the lodge on Saturday, mostly because they’ve decided to…

Owens recognized by Canadian Embassy for cross-border advocacy

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Congressman Bill Owens was presented with a Canadian flag that was flown over the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work supporting U.S.-Canadian relations. “For many years, investments in the vast and growing economic partnership between the U.S. and Canada have paid off in the form of jobs and economic growth in…

K&J – Court Of Appeals May Give Tupper Lake a Very Merry Christmas

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Today we’re talking with ARISE Chariman Jim LaValley and one of the Developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort, Tom Lawson… Our Conversation from one of the new businesses in Tupper Lake on Park Street – Well Dressed Foods and we begin our conversation by asking Jim LaValley about the progress at the Court of…

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Menorah Lighting Won’t Include Mayor Calnon

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Recently we reported that Rabbi Avrohom Rimier, from Habad of Plattsburgh, presented an idea to the City Council which would allow him to place a Menorah in the Trinity Park.. In order to do this, the Council authorized ten plots each ten feet by ten feet for free expression during the holidays..  Following the council’s…

Strand Brokering Art for CVPH Renovation

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The Strand Center for the Arts is working with The UVM Health Network and  CVPH to broker the purchase of works by local artists. CVPH is purchasing artwork to install throughout the main campus as renovations continue through the “R” branch of floors. The next set of purchases will be installed in R5, the Oncology floor,…

Village Honors Olivia Hunt

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Today is Officially Olivia Hunt Appreciation Day in the Village of Saranac Lake…  Olivia is just returning from the New York State School Music Association Conference All State Women’s Chorus.. Olivia is a member of the Northern Lights Choir directed by Helen Demong, Drew Benware is the current Director of Choral Music at the Saranac Lake High…

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K&J – Holiday Cheer in Plattsburgh

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It had rained most of the day in Plattsburgh and while there was snow in the mountains on Saturday, temperatures were above freezing along Lake Champlain which meant there was no snow on the ground for the tree lighting, but the rain held off for the lighting of the tree on Brinkerhoff Street. The road…

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Four Councilors Offer Apologies – Approve Open Government Training

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Four of Plattsburgh’s City Councilors on Thursday Apologized for their participation in the drafting of a press release which specifically questioned whether or not there would be a nationwide search to find the most qualified candidate to assume the role of community development Director in the City of Plattsburgh..  During a vote to hold a…

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City Council Renames Bridge Street Bridge “Veterans Bridge”

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The Bridge Street Bridge in Plattsburgh has a new name this morning… It’s now going to be called Veterans Bridge..  Councilor Paul O’Connell says he was approached by Lenny LaValley several months ago about the idea and thought it would be a great opportunity to honor and thank Veterans in the city. The City Council…

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K&J – “First Weekends” Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Plattsburgh

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In the K&J Show today, our series on Christmas Tree lighting continues with a tradition that’s been re-born on Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh.. We’re talking with Christina Elliot, the Gallery Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh, and Tim McCormick is President of First Weekends Plattsburgh. This year will be year number two…

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More Breakthrough Research at Trudeau Institute

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Researchers led by Trudeau Institute assistant member Alexei Tumanov, M.D., Ph.D., have made an important breakthrough in their research to find improved therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their findings have just been published in the scientific journal Mucosal Immunology. IBD involves chronic inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and includes such debilitating chronic ailments as ulcerative…

NCCC Womens Basketball in NJCAA Top Ten

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The National Junior College Athletics Association released the second 2014-15 Women’s Basketball Division III Top 10 Poll on Wednesday with North Country Community College ranked 7th in the nation. The Saints additionally rank second in the Region III Coaches Poll. The Saints (7-0, 6-0 Region III) reached the National rankings for the first time in…