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Superintendent Fox; “We Should Stay Under the Tax Cap”

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The Library at Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake is designed to handle 20 or 30 Middle School or Elementary School students at a time, which is why the 140 people who filled the library over capacity at Wednesday’s meeting of the School Board made a statement all in itself.. Business Manager Dan Bower says the…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Seniors Honored with Chancellor’s Award

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SUNY Plattsburgh seniors Maura Danehey, Rebecca Robbins, Nikki Schiebel and Kym Taylor have been selected as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Presented by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher today in Albany, the award was created 16 years ago to recognize those students who have best demonstrated the integration…

Councilor Kelly Proposes City Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

The snow is melting this week and snow removal may not be on the minds of Many, but Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly is still focused on developing a more open and transparent policy for snow removal, even as spring arrives in the North Country..  “We had the idea to create a group of volunteers for…

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SUNY – Free Enterprise Marathon Winners

SUNY Plattsburgh has announced the winners of the second annual Free Enterprise Marathon in the Angell College Center, which took place March 7. In addition to SUNY Plattsburgh, the marathon involved student participants from Clarkson University, SUNY Canton, University of Vermont, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Adirondack, Norwich University, Clinton Community College, St. Michael’s College and Southern…

From Camp Gabriels to Camp Hamachane

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Camp Gabriels Correctional Facility is getting a new name… and it’s going to be home this summer to a group of young boys ages 10 to 18. The owners hope to have their 7 week camp up and running by this summer. Eli Hersch will be one of the owners of the Camp Gabriels property once…

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Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on “The State of City Hall”

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A State of the City Address is a ways off for Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon but this week he’s been talking about the importance of a plan to maintain the state of City Hall… “It’s a question of thinking out of the box and one of our department heads during a meeting suggested the idea…

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Adirondack Consortium Student Symposium Judging is April 14th

All submissions are in for this year’s Adirondack Research Consortium’s Student Symposium and they are inviting the public to see what they’ve been working on. Students from around the North Country were asked to compose a research paper or poster abstract submission regarding current Adirondack related research on their choice of science, social sciences, economics and…

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State’s Budget On Time 4 Years in a Row

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After several weeks of negotiations to reconcile budget proposals from Governor Cuomo, the Senate, and the Assembly, The Legislature has passed another on time budget for New York State…  On Education Spending, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she would have preferred a larger sum for State Education Funding… Senator Betty Little says her push was for…

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Harrietstown Teams with Saranac Lake Chamber

The Town of Harrietstown is teaming up with members of the Saranac Lake area Chamber of Commerce to develop and implement steps to further the growth and development of the Adirondack Regional Airport and the Town of Harrietstown Business Park, both in Lake Clear..  The Chamber’s President Tim Hesseltine will act as chair of the…

Studying Possible Pedestrian Solutions for Margaret Street

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A feasibility study is underway in Plattsburgh to determine the possibility of creating a more pedestrian Friendly Margaret Street (Route 9) by Georgia Pacific.. Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer..  He says the concept is to investigate the possibility of narrowing vehicular lanes… The original idea was precipitated by some concerned citizens looking to improve the…

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More Staffing at the Boarder for Champlain and Alexandria Bay

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is adding 2,000 officers and many of these additions will include staffing Land Ports of Entry at Champlain and Alexandria Bay.  The allocation is made possible by the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, with help from Congressman Bill Owens, who is a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Alcoa Avoids Layoffs at Massena’s East Plant

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with Alcoa that will avoid layoffs at the aluminum manufacturer’s Massena operations in connection with the company’s plans to close its Massena East potlines by the end of this month. “The news in January of Alcoa’s plans to deal with the global changes in the aluminum markets led…

K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon

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Today in the K&J Show, we sit down with Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon as he settles into his new office..  literally…  The walls are somewhat bare as he considers a new paint scheme and the historic pictures he’d like to include in the new decor. We’ll talk about the waterfront and some of the possibilities…

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Parking Lot Closure

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be closing the parking lot behind First Niagara Bank and Community Bank (located between Church Street and Broadway) starting at  Midnight Tuesday night..  and the lot will remain closed until  4:00 PM on Friday April 4th.   The shutdown of the parking lot will be necessary for DPW…

Basin Program Seeks Boat Launch Stewards

The Lake Champlain Basin program is going into their 8th year of the boat launch steward program and Meg Modley, Aquatic Species Management Coordinator says she is looking for help. Modely says last year they had ten stewards working boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They collect survey information about…

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Albany Reaches Budget Agreement – Vote Pending

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says an agreement has been reached on the 2014 – 2015 state budget..  The agreements allows for $1.5 billion dollars in property tax relief for New York homeowners.. The caviat, is that the relief is linked to and conditioned on approved plans for local governments to become more efficient, in…

Environmental Advocates Applaud NY State Budget

Advocates for New York’s clean water, clean air and open space applauded today as an agreement on the next New York State Budget was announced including $162 million in appropriations for the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). This is a $9 million increase over the current funding level. The EPF, which once stood at $255 million,…

State Budget – Good and Bad News for Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education Released a statement on the new State Budget…  Billy Easton is Executive Director; “The enacted budget contains a mix of good and bad news for public school students across New York State. The budget provides a $1.1 billion increase in aid to public schools – at least $400 million more…

Could Part of Downtown be Closed to Vehicles?

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Is there an area in Downtown Plattsburgh that could be closed off for pedestrian foot traffic only.. That’s the question proposed for consideration by City Councilman Josh Kretzer.. “There is support from the Chamber and the Development Corporation who have both offered to be part of the process,” Krestser tells the CIty Council, and he continued…

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Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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