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K&J – Touring the Plattsburgh Public Library

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The Sunset of Support for Windows XP is April 8th, 2014 and one of the entities affected by the software company’s choice to discontinue the updates is the Plattsburgh Public Library which is where we find ourselves today in the K&J Show.. We’re speaking with the library’s Director Anne de la Chapelle about the computer room…

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Tom Semeraro – NCCCA Featured Artist

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There’s a new featured artist at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts…His name is Tom Semeraro. The opening reception was Friday and his works will be on display until May in the Arts Center’s Gallery.. Tom’s photography services the Plattsburgh, Saratoga & Albany, New York areas. His new studio space is located at 376…

First Weekends Kicks Off 2014 This Weekend

The first “First Weekend” of the season is approaching in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Friday April 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, First Weekends will showcase local treasure Peabody’s Bar and Grill! ” Josh Dubay has been supportive since day one”, Tim McCormick, President of First Weekends Stated.” It was a perfect fit to host a guest bartender event…

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K&J – Broadway Reconstruction Project

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Construction on a major roadway in Saranac Lake is set to begin on Monday (April 7th, 2014) and the work is expected to continue for 10 to 12 weeks. The stretch of Broadway from Bloomingdale Avenue to the River (Past the Post Office, The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, First Niagara Bank) will be torn up to…

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City Council Responds to Editorial – Defends Decision

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An Editorial in the Press Republican Sparks response from Councilors in the City of Plattsburgh on Thursday Evening… The board recently voted down a request by the group Bishop’s Apostles for Life to use two parking spaces across from Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood on Good Friday.. The group was hoping to add to their numbers…

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Dance Corp “Invades” SUNY Plattsburgh This Weekend

Dance Corps Invades SUNY Plattsburgh Tonight and Tomorrow, The group presents its annual spring show at 7:30 p.m. both nights at the E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall.. Dance Corp President Jessica Burton says the production is titled “Invasion” because of its powerful and moving pieces, and she continues by saying the group strives…

School Budget – Public Comment

A WNBZ Online EXTRA – with 140 residents in the audience at the Petrova Library, there was no way to put all of the 38 minutes of commentary into a K&J program so we chose a few members of the audience who seemed to reflect the overall goal for most of the speakers. In this…

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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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