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Alyssa Felio Joins North Country Chamber of Commerce

Peru native, Alyssa Felio is now a member of the North Country Chamber of Commerce..  Alyssa becomes the Group Marketing Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau in fact, and in addition to assisting in day to day marketing activities, Alyssa will lead the Visitors Bureau’s efforts in attracting groups, motorcoaches and meetings to the…

K&J – Trudeau Institute – Worldwide Research Originating from Saranac Lake

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We’re touring the Trudeau Institute today Let’s take a minute to introduce you to our tour guide.. Her name is Dr Andrea Cooper..  In January 2002, Dr. Cooper arrived at the Trudeau Institute, prior to that she was in Bethesda, Maryland at the National Institutes of Health, prior to that in Colorado at the Mycobacterial…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec Puts Weight Behind APPLE Plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec is putting his weight behind the APPLE Plan… It’s formally called The “Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence” Plan…  The Plan is a proposal presented by the minority in the Assembly which they suggest addresses critical issues in the areas of Curriculum, Teacher Supprt, Funding, Student Anxiety, Special Education, and Data Collection……

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Silver Speaks Out on UPK during Rally with NY Mayor DeBlasio

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pushing Universal Pre-K and speaks out about the issue at an event on Tuesday in the Capital…. Speaker Silver was joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the rally.. During his speech he says they’ve fought so hard and so relentlessly to bring Universal Pre-K to the state…

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NY Senator Betty Little Joins New Committees

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In Addition to her other committees in Albany, New York State Senator Betty Little is now part of  the Rules Committee and the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee..  In an email to WNBZ, Senator Little says there was a chance to serve on some new committees because of the departure of a couple…

K&J – The Crisis in Ukraine –

Russia leader Vladimir Putin says he’ll protect Russians in Ukraine by any means, but hopes force not required MOSCOW – Accusing the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but voiced hope it won’t need to do so.…

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Discussing Fire Districts in the North Country

The Town of Harrietstown is hosting a public presentation on the formation of a regional fire district in the Auditorium at the Harrietstown Town Hall..  Currently the Village of Saranac Lake is responsible for the department and the village also has the taxing authority for the Fire Department Budget..  Village Trustee Allie Pelliteiri says he…

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This Week “MS Awareness Week” in Plattsburgh

The Week of March 3rd through the 9th is MS Awareness Week Across the country and The Multiple Sclerosis Society says people everywhere are creating connections stronger than the ones MS destroys and Plattsburgh is on that list of connections..  In fact Mayor Jim Calnon read a proclamation adding Plattsburgh to the list of Municipalities…

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Governor / Legislature Failing to Provide Sound Education Funding

A New Report says there is substantial and compelling evidence of a failure by the Governor and Legislature to provide the resources necessary for all students to receive a “sound, basic education,”  The Report, A project of the Education Law Center shows results from 14 school districts across the state. It documents educational resource deficiencies…

Battle of Plattsburgh Musical – Auditions March 10th

An Open theatrical production is coming to Plattsburgh in September as part of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… The Musical is written by Doctor Richard Frost and Directed by Bonnie Black.. It’s called the Battle of Plattsburgh Musical and is designed with parts for men, women and teens… Open Auditions for the…

North Margaret Street May Get a Biking Lane

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Georgia Pacific is throwing it’s support behind a Bike Path on North Margaret Street in Plattsburgh…  In fact, they’ve agreed to spend $5,000 for a study of the traffic patterns…Councilwoman Becky Kasper says the idea originated from a group of citizens who live in the residential areas around North Margaret..  Theresa Paige is part of the…

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K&J – Regionalism in the North Country

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Today we’re at a First of it’s kind event for the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce which was held at the Wild Center on Friday Night…  Stephanie Radcliff is the Executive Director of the Wild Center, which is an integral part or the community in Tupper Lake…  She was looking over the activity in the…

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Plattsbrugh City Clerk Retires

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Plattsburgh’s City Clerk Keith Herkalo is retiring after 23 years and receives a standing ovation from the audience at Thursday’s Meeting of the City Council… During the meeting, Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon read a citation from the New York State Assembly and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. In addition to the City Clerk’s position, Herkalo’s resume includes…

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Strand Theatre – A Work in Progress

The Strand Theatre Renovation is the beneficiary of a $500 donation from the City of Plattsburgh.. Last Month, Mayor Calnon gave his first Monthly award to the Max Moore Tree House Project.. On Thursday Evening, Calnon says the City is already starting to see the benefits of The Strand Theatre renovation… Mayor Calnon says he’s hoping…

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Tupper Lake Chamber – First Annual Winter Social

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North Country Chamber of Commerce President Gary Douglas is the featured speaker tonight at The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce First Annual Winter Social…  highlighting the position and importance of a Chamber of Commerce for a community as well as how Tupper Lake ties into the North Country Chamber of Commerce. The Newly Elected Tupper…

FILLING IN THE POTHOLES

It seems as though there’s a direct correlation between a winter thaw and the amount of potholes drivers have to deal with on the roads… and in the North Country, especially following a cycle of warm and then very cold, it’s as though someone purposely dug a four inch trench right in our tire tracks…

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Netflix and Disney are Coming to New York State

The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix are creating a new series in New York which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix. Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, this series is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or…

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K&J – The Big Band Bash Comes to Lake Placid Friday at 8pm

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The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is hosting a Big Band Bash Friday (February 28th) to support their free summer park concert series beginning on the Fourth of July and the following five Wednesday evenings in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid. The proceeds will help close the gap between the expense of putting on these concerts…

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Bridging The Gap Between NCCC and SLHS

North Country Community College Advanced Placement Courses or Bridge courses have been offered to area Schools now for many years but the Saranac Lake School Board is making the offering of these courses a priority. Maureen Sales is the Assistant Dean of Grants and funded programs at North Country Community College. She helps facilitate the relationship…

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OWENS – Defense Budget Must Protect Active Military

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the pentagon’s budget by more than $75 Billion Dollars over the next two years, reducing the size of the Army to its smallest levels since before World War Two and eliminating an entire fleet of Air Force fighter planes…  Here in the North Country, Congressman Owens says…