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K&J – Revisiting the Battle of Plattsburgh Gala Parade

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It was a weekend in Plattsburgh filled with activities, re-enactments, and the bi-centennial commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… One of the best ways to get a feel for the pulse of a community is to attend the parade.. In Plattsburgh on Saturday, it was a little windy and a little wet but that didn’t…

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Chefs and Farmers Fill Harrietstown Town Hall Sunday

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Chefs and Farmers bring a taste of the Adirondacks to the Harrietstown Town Hall on Sunday…  Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau on hand for the experience.. “I like the idea that these chefs are using local products.” Mayor Rabideau said. “It just makes so much sense and it’s so good and I’m really enjoying the…

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Elise Stefanik Visits Saranac Lake

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Elise Stefanik is the Republican candidate running for the seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens at the end of the year. She watched the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration and re-enactment on Lake Champlain on Sunday and then found herself at the Chefs and Farmers – Taste of the Adirondacks event which was held at…

Remembering the Unknown at the Old Post Cemetery

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A Memorial at the Old Post Cemetery on Wednesday evening honors the Unknowns.. The event is sponsored by the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees Association.. Kathy Bombgard is President of the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees.. She’s joined at the ceremony by the Group’s Vice President Steven Wood and…

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Chefs and Farmers Taste the Adirondacks

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Local restaurant chefs are getting creative and working with our local farmers to create incredibly delicious tasting menus for this year’s Chefs and Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks. The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for the 4th Annual Chefs and Farmers: Taste of the Adirondacks, on September 14th , from…

K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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Primary Results – Duprey by 101 Champaigne by 176

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey’s run for re-election is closer than she may have liked among republican voters.. She faced a challenge in the Republican Primary from rival Karen Bisso who garnerd 48% of the votes or 1,598 votes… The margin just 101 votes.. with Duprey receiving 1,699 votes or 52% of Republicans in the Primary..  Duprey…

North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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Proposals Sought for Old Stone Barracks

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The Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, Inc. (FOSB) has issued a call for proposals for the highest and best use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force property.  The Old Stone Barracks, located off Ohio Avenue, consists of 7.7 acres and the 14,800 square foot, two story stone barracks. FOSB asks the general public to bring…

War of 1812 Quilts on display during Battle of Plattsburgh

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The Centennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh is headed into the weekend of parades and re-enactments with activities through the entire week… One of those activities is the War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit in the City Hall Rotunda.. The War of 1812 Quilt Exhibit will be on display at City hall every day from 10am…

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Highlighting the 115th Assembly Race on Primary Day

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The Polls are Open today for Republicans in the 115th Assembly District.. Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey faces challenger Karen Bisso in the Republican Primary..  The primary for Governor is also on the ballots today.. Governor Cuomo faces Kathy Hochul and Zephyr Techout is facing off against Tim Wu.. In Franklin County the Democrats are choosing…

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Opposition to First Floor Apartment Nearly Unanimous

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A store front turned apartment in Downtown Saranac Lake has business owners up in arms.. Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says they had a cabinet meeting on Monday afternoon to discuss the issue.. and he’s heard from several business owners in the area expressing their opposition to having an apartment on the first floor in…

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Shawna Armstrong wins Battle of Plattsburgh ARTWays Project

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Friday evening the Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau unveiled the winner of the fourth round, “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial” in its Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project. Focused on the region’s unlikely defeat of the British on September 11, 1814, nine entries were submitted and one winner chosen. Shawna Armstrong took…

First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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K&J – Future Business Leaders at Peru Central Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Bill Owens was in Peru on Thursday afternoon. He met with about 20 students, all of whom were part of the Future Business Leaders of America at the Peru Central Junior / Senior High School. They spent about a half hour talking about the relationship between the United States and Canada, and talked to…

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Stretch Your Summer at the City Beach Saturday

The Plattsburgh Recreation Department is helping residents stretch out their summer at the City Beach..  The City taking the opportunity to provide a preview of the proposed development plans for the Lake Champlain waterfront and is looking for input from stakeholders..  In order to accomplish their goals..  The Recreation Department is inviting everyone to spend…

Cycle Adirondacks Plans fun “Test Ride” Tonight at 6pm

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is building an event called Cycle Adirondacks and inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through Saranac Lake this evening… The community bike ride will begin at 6pm at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the…