Travel / Tourism

K&J – Plattsburgh Air Force Museum – A Grand Reunion

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Museum Day in Plattsburgh over the weekend also reigns in the Grand Opening of the Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum.. The Museum takes a look back at the history of the Plattsburgh Air force Base and provides an opportunity to remember what it was like for service men stationed at the only nuclear missile base…

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Local Development Corporation Writing New Main Street Grant

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If you own commercial rental property in the village you may have another way to market your space…  That’s because The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation is reaching out to local residents with a survey which they hope to include in the mailing of the water bills before July 1st..  Village Trustee Paul VanCott is…

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K&J – A New Historical App for the Saranac River Trail

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If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the sites nearby when you’re walking on the Saranac River Trail, fear not.. The Mayor’s Office, in Conjunction with the Kent Delorde House, is out with a new App for your phone which brings all of the landscapes on the trail into perspective..  Don Wickman is the…

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K&J – CTP Presents “The Wizard of Oz” This Weekend

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The Wizard of Oz.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake Tonight, Tomorrow Night and Saturday Night at 7pm..  with another show on Saturday at 11am and a Matinee on Sunday at 2pm…..  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12…  Today on the K&J show…

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K&J – Waterfront Bulding Project Stalls again at the City Docks

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Students from Plattsburgh High School in Mrs Fren’s Government class who attended the City Council Meeting on Thursday evening may have had a unique look at how a relatively new and  inexperienced  municipal council struggles through oversight of simple day to day operational decisions.. Taylor Weitzel is one of those students.. she’s graduating this year…

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FAA Funding Comes Through for Plattsburgh and Lake Placid Airports

Congressman Owens announces two Federal Aviation Administration grants totaling $1,159,700 awarded for rehabilitation and upgrades to airports in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid. In an Email to WNBZ, Congressman Owens says “These airports make travel easier and more convenient for local business leaders, residents and visitors,” “Investing in these facilities will help ensure their long-term viability…

Three Lake Placid Trolleys Looking for New Life in Private Sector

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The Village of Lake Placid continues a regular rotation of their trolley’s for public transportation..  This year, they’ve asked the county to declare three of their trolleys as surplus.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says there’s a process they go through with Essex County to replenish their inventory of Trolley’s for the village..  Last year, Lake…

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K&J – CIty Council Re-Considers Plattsburgh Waterfront Building

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is taking a second look at their building on the waterfront at the city docks..  but before we take a step forward on this project, it seems like the council needs to take three steps back…  At their last meeting, Councilors, with the Exception of Paul O’Connell voted to hold off on…

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Cleaning Up Plattsburgh

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The Plattsburgh Beautification Committee is sponsoring a cleanup on the rails this weekend… Councilor Becky Kasper says cleaning up the rails is really about giving travelers a better view of the city from the train..”It will get underway tomorrow morning at 8:30 at the Smithweed Bridge.. If you go from Weed Street and follow the…

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Road Work on Route 73 Taking a Memorial Weekend Break

It looks like Route 73 from Lisa G’s to the top of the hill by Lamb Lumber will be paved today and  if all goes well, the road will be completely open to traffic by the end of day..  but only for the weekend.. and then on Tuesday morning.. we understand the road will close…

Lake Placid Bridgework Delayed

It’s going to be a few more weeks before construction is complete on Route 73 in The Village of Lake Placid.. Village Trustee Art Devlin Says the portion of the project focused on the Trunk Sewer Line is still finishing on time.. “Right now it looks like the road will re-open on Friday for Memorial…

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Holding Back Invasive Species in the Adirondacks

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A new report—Boat Inspection and Decontamination for Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Recommendations for the Adirondack Region—is now available to help guide decisions on where to prioritize actions to prevent the spread of harmful aquatic invasive species (AIS). This first-time analysis for the Adirondack region summarizes the best available science, analyzes current AIS distribution and boater…

DEC Recreational Facilities Opening

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Director Robert Stegemann says the Second Pond Boat Launch Site, Saranac Lakes Island Campgrounds and the Lower Locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain will be open and staffed beginning Friday, May 23rd. *We are pleased to have these popular recreational facilities open for Memorial Day weekend,*…

Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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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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Route 73 (MIll Pond to McIntire) Closing Tuesday 7am

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Starting Tuesday morning (5/6/14) in Lake Placid… Route 73 is closing at 7am between Mill Pond Drive and McIntyre Way and will remain closed right through May 23rd… Lake Placid Village Trustee Art Devlin says fortunately it’s only going to take two weeks.. “Originally they were going to continue through Memorial Day but we’ve been…

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Adirondack Coast Chair

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The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau announces its latest promotional effort, the #AdirondackCoastChair. The chair, decorated with an Adirondack Coast theme, was painted by SUNY Plattsburgh student Kayla Kempf and features a basket of fun Adirondack Coast props. The #AdirondackCoastChair will be traveling throughout the area to various attractions and events from May to October. The…

K&J – Spring Planning for Community Development

The Community Development Office in the Village of Saranac Lake is focused on a large array of projects, and with spring there’s an influx of requests for building permits, and the continuation of a feasibility study to look at all of the issues relating to placing a beach back on Lake Flower, plus in today’s…

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Adirondack Club and Resort – One Step Closer to Reality

The lengthy battle the ACR has faced is now in the hands of the appellate court judges. On Monday, the State of New York Supreme Court, , heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Park Agency and the Adirondack Club and Resort regarding the Article 78 lawsuit. Jim LaValley is…

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PIB Airport – Inaugural Flight to Atlantic City

The Plattsburgh International Airport says Wednesday marked the Caesars Entertainment inaugural flight from Plattsburgh to Atlantic City on Total Rewards Airlines. The Airport itself was created from the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The Airport is actually one of the first private sector redevelopment success stories among the military base closures in the 1990s. It’s…

City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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