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Stefanik Votes to Ammend 1986 IRS College Savings Codes

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A vote in Congress on Wednesday afternoon supports saving for higher education… It gets support from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik…  Stefanik is a new member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.. She voted in support of legislation to amend a 1986 IRS code which would improve college savings plans.  The updated code would…

Clinton Community College has Flavors from Peru

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Clinton Community College welcomes Sodexo’s Global Chef Program back to it’s campus.. Chef Piero Orezzoli is preparing authentic food featuring the flavors of Perú. through its long history of cuisine featuring maize, spicy peppers, fresh seafood and fruits. The Global Chef Program is a month-long international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide…

Meeting Planned for Dedication of Veteran’s Bridge

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We have word from the City of Plattsburgh today that they plan to hold a special meeting next Tuesday (March 3rd).. to discuss the dedication of the Newly Named Veteran’s Bridge.. The meeting is set for 6:00 pm in the City Hall Community Room. Councilor Paul O’Connell has been spearheading this effort and is inviting…

K&J – High Peaks Hospice Executive Director Meg Wood

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Today on the K&J show, we begin a series of conversations leading up to High Peaks Hospice Radio Day in June. Each year, WNBZ, in conjunction with sister stations WLPW and WRGR spend a day with the community talking about comfort and dignity for terminally ill patients at the end of life and how Hospice…

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Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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The weekend’s weather gave us a break from the cold.. In fact the sun came out for most of the Winter Carnival sponsored by Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Club.. It’s held every year on the front lawn at CVPH…  The event is a collaboration between the Rotary Club, and it’s partners, along with the town’s recreation…

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K&J – 35 Years – Reliving the “Miracle on Ice”

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It was February 22nd, 1980 when the underdog U.S. hockey team led by Coach Herb Brooks Played their own game and beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in what became known as the “Miracle on Ice.” On Saturday Night, the 19 surviving members of the U.S. gold medal hockey team relived the experience in Lake Placid….  …

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K&J – The Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival at CVPH

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Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Allison Hulbert Bruce, one of the co-chairs of the Sunrise Winter Carnival. The Weather is going to be very accommodating for Plattsburgh’s Sunrise Rotary Winter Carnival. The event is in it’s 6th year and admission is free. The club is asking for donations of non-perishable food donation for…

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Plattsburgh Sidewalk Committee Formed

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Plattsburgh’s City Council will no doubt be hearing regular updates from their new Committee on Sidewalk Snow Removal and Safety…  Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says there will be 10 members on the newly formed committee providing a wide range of knowledge and opinion as they begin their deliberations. Armstrong says they’ll be holding their first meeting shortly…

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Dupery: “Out of State Licenses Should be Accepted for Military Spouses”

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) is calling on state legislators to join her in supporting legislation that would help military families across the state gain employment when they are relocated for military service. More specifically, the bill would allow military spouses to use their out-of-state licenses to continue to practice their profession when they are…

Stefanik visits with Fort Drum Soldiers in Afghanistan

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), member of the House Armed Services Committee, returned from an official bipartisan Congressional Delegation visit to Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Stefanik was one of few Members invited to attend this Congressional delegation. Upon returning from her visit, she released the following statement: “Over the last week,…

K&J – Shrek comes to Lake Placid High School

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It’s that time of the year again when High School stages come to life with bright young stars for the spring Musicals… Curtains open on the musical version of Shrek at the Lake Placid High School Auditorium on Thursday this week at 7pm. there are three more shows.. Friday and Saturday at 7pm plus a Saturday…

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School Vacation in Saranac Lake May be Changing

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If there’s one thing if life that’s constant it’s the fact that everything changes…  and in this case the next victim of change could become the two week Spring Break in the Saranac Lake Central School District.. Saranac Lake Central School Superintendent Diane Fox says . She says the two districts are unique in that, but…

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Tupper Lake’s Fire and Ice Festival This Weekend

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The inaugural Fire and Ice Festival begins in Tupper Lake this weekend.. The event’s organizer is Christine Marquis… She says “They wanted to showcase all the great things there are to do in Tupper Lake in the winter,”  and she continues by saying “There were lots of other winter festivals in the area, and they…

North Country Teachers Plan Advocacy Event

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A coalition of teachers in the North Country are planning a series of advocacy events raising awareness of Governor Cuomo’s proposals for education.. On Saturday February 28th.. Superintendents from area schools, members of their school boards of education, Parent alliances and Teachers Associations will begin the day in Plattsburgh and traveling across the North Country..…

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Historic Saranac Lake Hires Public Programs Coordinator

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Historic Saranac Lake says thay’ve hired Chessie Monks who is going to serve as the new Public Programs Coordinator for the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Monks is a trained archivist, and brings experience working with collections and museums..  The organization plans to use her experience to make Saranac Lake history accessible to school groups, local organizations,…

Sanders Supports Obama’s Tuition Free Public Colleges

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaking Tuesday at Johnson State College, called for a “revolution” in the way higher education is funded in the United States. He proposed tuition-free courses for freshmen and sophomores at all public colleges and universities. He also called for reforms in federal student loans. “In a highly competitive global economy we…

Plattsburgh Council Considers More Regulations for Public Transportation

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun looking at the system of public transportation in and around their local neighborhoods.. and as Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says.. Taxis are a big part of the puzzle.. but not as well managed, as they could be..  Most of their regulations, for example revolve around the drivers, and there…

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Saranac Lake Fire Dept Enters Year of Recruiting in 2015

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The average age of a volunteer at the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department isn’t getting any younger.. That’s according to Fire Chief Brendan Keough.. “Right now the average age of our members is between like 45 and older members like me and 2015 is going to be a big year for recruiting younger firefighters.” Keough…

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DOT / DEC Commissioners Weigh in on WV Train Derailment

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NYSDOT Commissioner Joan McDonald and NYSDEC Commissioner Joseph Martens weigh in on the Crude Oil Train Derailment in West Virginia. The two Commissioners say that yesterday’s derailment of 25 rail cars carrying crude oil through West Virginia and the resulting house fire is exactly the reason why the U.S. Transportation Department should not wait any…

Fewer NY School Districts Overriding Tax Cap

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The number of school districts overriding New York’s property tax cap declined by more than half over the past three fiscal years, dropping from 44 school districts in 2012-13 to only 19 in 2014-15, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report also found low- and average-need districts were twice as…