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Plattsburgh’s Veteran’s Bridge Dedication this Weekend

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The City of Plattsburgh will hold the dedication of the Bridge Street bridge on Saturday, May 23 at 11a.m. The dedication will take place at the Bridge Street bridge.  The dedication program includes local Veteran groups, Post 912, Post 20, US Air Force and musical performances by Police Pipes & Drums of Plattsburgh, Mitch Willette…

Songs At Mirror Lake Ready for 10th Anniversary

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The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.  As a celebration of some of the great music that has been offered through this free…

DEC’s Free Boating Course May 30th, 31st

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The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a free two-day boater safety course at its Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook on May 30 and 31. Anyone born after May 1, 1996 must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motor boat. The Safe Boating Course teaches the fundamentals of safe…

Three Essex County Farms Benefit from New Farmers Grant Fund

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says the New Farmers Grant Fund will provide more than $610,000 in grants to help support new and early-stage agricultural businesses across New York state. The fund, enacted in the 2014-2015 budget, will be used to assist early-stage farmers and encourage them to consider farming as a career, adding to the…

Cuomo Bids Farewell to David Letterman

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Governor Cuomo bid farewell to David Letterman last night..  “For more than 30 years, we’ve all stayed up later than we should to watch the comedic genius of David Michael Letterman. From his Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists to always keeping guests on their toes – New Yorkers and Americans alike have happily…

“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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DEC Finalizing Plans for 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…

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Assembly Enacts Education Reform

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In the wake of School Board Elections, the Assembly has passed legislation that directly addresses the education reforms enacted in the 2015-16 state budget. The bill is Co-Sponsored by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey and also in our region by Assemblywoman Addie Russell… Russell says the legislation will ensure children have the ability to learn in the…

Strand Puts out Call for Mayor’s Cup Artist Market

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The Strand Center for the Arts is planning the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front…

NY Senate Makes Sex Between Students and School Employees Against the Law

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The New York State Senate gave unanimous support of legislation, sponsored by Senator Betty Little, that would make it a crime for a school employee to engage in sexual activity with a student regardless if the student has reached New York’s legal age of consent. “Just as consumers of mental health, developmental disability and substance…

NYSUT: NY Voters are Confident in Public Education

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New York voters delivered a strong vote of confidence in public education and the work of the state’s dedicated teachers, paraprofessionals and school leaders, approving 99 percent of school budgets in Tuesday’s balloting, according to a preliminary count by New York State United Teachers today. “Parents and community members carefully reviewed school budgets and demonstrated…

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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Charter Commission: Closer to Formalizing Recommendations

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The City’s Charter Commission continues their listening tour and reached out to residents again on Monday afternoon… This time they hear from residents at a new handicapped accessible location on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus in Hawkins Hall, most likely, to provide a space that could accommodate the 25 plus audience… Needless to say, They’re hoping…

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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…

Saranac Lake Road Closures

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The Village of Saranac Lake has begun their work on the water main replacement on Riverside Drive and expect to continue thru the end of next week.. because of that just a reminder that Riverside Drive will be closed to ALL thru traffic during the duration of the project during the daytime And night time…

Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Cathy Buckley

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Cathy is a mother of two, both in the Beekmantown School District and has been serving on the school board for 5 years, she’s also served as a member of the Committee on Special Education at Beekmantown when requested. Beekmantown School Board – Cathy Buckley There are three seats available in the Beekmantown School Board…

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Beekmantown School Board Incumbent Michael Hagadorn

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Michael Hagadorn is a father of 3 young children and he says “Very motivated to see the district excel.” Hagadorn is a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Care Center at CVPH. On his webpage, Hagadorn says his goal is “To improve the overall health and success of the Beekmantown School District by promoting educational opportunities…

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