Topics

NYS Budget Offers Hope to Small Adirondack Communities & Clean Water

Willie Janeway - THUMB

The NYS budget for the next fiscal year includes much-needed investments in clean water, wilderness, wildlife and communities of the Adirondack Park, including a three-year, $200-million capital program to repair wastewater treatment and drinking water facilities, the Adirondack Council said today. Under the three-year capital investment plan, the state would set aside $50 million this…

Jay Community Garden Applications Available

garden - THUMB

The Town of Jay Community Garden is waking up from a long winter. Applications for the 16 individual raised-bed plots in the garden are now available at Town of Jay Offices in the Community Center in Au Sable Forks. Returning gardeners will be given first priority, and the remaining plots will be assigned on a…

Adirondack Health Foundation Supports EMS Education

ambulance - THUMB

The Adirondack Health Foundation is awarding three, $3,500 scholarships to traditional or non-traditional students from the northern Adirondacks who’ve been accepted to an approved Nursing or Allied Health program. Plus recipients may receive funding a second year if they maintain a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average. And in recognition of the important role…

NYSUT ; “Assembly Helps to Mitigate Cuomo’s Education Agenda”

Karen Magee - NYSUT President - THUMB

 “The Legislature, led by the Assembly, mitigated some of the worst elements of Gov. Cuomo’s toxic agenda after parents and teachers stood up to his bullying,” said NYSUT President Karen E. Magee. “School aid for our kids is moving forward and public schools and colleges will get much-needed state increases. However, while Gov. Cuomo’s attempt…

North Country Chamber Welcomes $1.5 Billion for Upstate Revitalization

Gary Douglas - THUMB

The North Country Chamber of Commerce welcomes the on-time state budget and is pointing to the inclusion of several key items supported by the regional business community. Garry Douglas is President of the North Country Chamber… He says “We’re already starting to take two things for granted… The on time budget.. and the 2% growth…

Hospitality Program (CHEX) comes to Saranac Lake

Workforce_Development_Institute_logo

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has recently received funding through the Workforce Development Institute to create a curriculum for the first Saranac Lake Community Hospitality Excellence Experience (or CHEX) A series of workshops for the typical and atypical hospitality staff.  The Chamber’s Executive Director Katy VanAnden says “Business owners and front line staff…

State’s Budget Includes Logger Training at Paul Smiths

Betty Little - THUMB

Senator Betty Little Monday said the state budget will include funding to establish a logger training program at Paul Smith’s College.  Little proposed the new program in response to concerns from paper and pulp mills and other wood product manufacturers about a logger labor shortage in New York. “Sustainable forestry supports jobs, contributes millions of…

NY State Legislators Reach Agreement on Budget

Cuomo Inauguration -TUHMB

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced an agreement on the 2015-16 State Budget. The Budget agreement includes what Governor Cuomo calls landmark education reforms and investment, an ethics package with the nation’s strongest disclosure laws for legislators with outside income, and new investments in rebuilding…

A Discussion about Regulating Taxis Begins in Plattsburgh

032715 - Taxis - Perry Buck - THUMB

The City of Plattsburgh has begun a discussion to investigate possible changes to their outdated rules regulating taxis.. In their work-session on Thursday the Council was joined by 5 independent taxi company owners and members of their staff to help identify the issues these operators face on a daily basis.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Jim Calnon says most…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

City Abstains from Approving Protestor’s Request for Parking Spaces

040414 - Brinkerhoff Street - Planned Parenthood - THUMB

In Plattsburgh, The City Council has backed away from taking any part in a planned protest by the church group Apostles for Life on April 3rd..   Apostles for life asked the council for permission to use 2 parking spaces in front of Planned Parenthood on Brinkerhoff Street from 9:30 to 11am that Friday but the…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

K&J – North Country Education Alliance Talks 3-8 Testing

032515 - NCAPE Forum - THUMB

The North Country Alliance for Public Education consists of parents, families, teachers, administrators, and others concerned with what is happening in our schools. The group represents different schools, districts, and points of view, but have found strength and community coming together. They have four goals: to reach across district lines; to make connections with communities concerned about…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Beekmantown School Board; “PILOTs are Hurting School Budgets”

Beekmantown - THUMB

The Beekmantown School Board is asking the Clinton County Legislature, The Development Corporation and the Town of Plattsburgh for a moratorium on adding new PILOT agreements within the Beekmantown School District. The Board in their resolution says they are opposed to any agreement that allows Payments in Lieu of Taxes that result in a reduction…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Work Begins This Week on two I-87 Bridges in Clinton County

Northway Bridge - THUMB

Work starts this week on a $10.5 million project to replace four bridges on the Adirondack Northway –Interstate 87 – in Clinton County. The bridges are among the first under contract as part of New York State’s Scour Critical/Flood Prone Bridge Program. The Governor has requested $518 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management…

Canada’s Counsul General Delivers Address at SUNY

john prato consul general of canada - THUMB

John F. Prato, consul general of Canada in New York, will deliver the Distinguished Canadian Address  Tuesday, March 24, at the Valcour Educational Conference Center, Route 9, Valcour. The Distinguished Canadian Address, sponsored by The Development Corporation in partnership SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for the Study of Canada, recognizes select individuals who have made a profoundly…

Environmental Coalition Calls for Larger “Oil Spill Fund”

072414 - Rail Corridor - THUMB

After four recent oil-by-rail disasters in North America in less than a month, it could not be more clear that New York’s “Oil Spill Fund” must be increased so that it is adequate to cover the response costs and damages associated with loss of life and destruction of property that have been caused by rail…

Town Considers Resolution of Support for Oil Train Task Force

Bernie Bassett - THUMB

Councilors in the Town of Plattsburgh are considering the approval of three separate resolutions supporting the efforts of the Clinton County Oil Train Task Force.. One targets the Federal Department of Transportation, another targets New York State’s DOT and the third is one that would be mailed to the oil companies and to the railroads.…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Mayor Recognizes NCCC Women’s B’ball Coach Jerrad Dumont

032415 - Jerrad Dumont - THUMB

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau and the VIllage Board recognized NCCC women’s basketball coach Jerrad Dumont for becoming the NCJAA coach of the year..  Mayor Rabideau says there came a time when Jerrad chose character building over the win / loss record.. “There came a time at the playoffs when he chose what’s best about all…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Village Requesting Bids for Wayfinding Signs

032415 - Wayfinding - THUMB

The Community Development Office is requesting bids on their new way-finding signage project in the village of Saranac Lake.. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told the Village Board on Monday night that they have about $18,000 set aside for signage from one of their grant programs as well as some money provided by the healthy heart network..…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Saranac Lake Hires New Code Enforcement Officer

The Village of Saranac Lake will have a new Code Enforcement Officer as of Thursday this week. Patrick Giblin has lived in Saranac Lake for about 8 years.. Giblin has a degree in general engineering with a concentration in management.. He has a masters degree in Math education, he has 20 years experience in construction and…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

City Presents “Most on the Coast”

Most on the Coast - THUMB

The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.