Travel / Tourism

Kids Station Groundbreaking at Transportation Museum

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The old becomes new Thursday at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum..  “Today we are breaking ground on a new building that is an old building that is being renovated through a grant from the Department of Transportation.”  Said Bruce Carlin, President of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum Board. “It is going to be dedicated to…

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K&J – Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon on City Waterfront

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Today we’re going to talk about the City Docks, A BIG Grant (Literally).. The Boating Infrastructure Grant, and we’ll try to understand why some counselors on the City Council are having trouble getting comfortable with allowing anything to happen on the city’s waterfront.. Unless your from Mars, you know there’s a building down at the…

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Investigates Train Safety & Quiet Zones

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There’s something very conspicuous about a train rolling through town during the day.. Even when the train is carrying 150 cars loaded down with Bakken Crude Oil headed for Albany, that sound is clear and distinct, in fact it’s required by law as a train approaches a crossing.. In Plattsburgh, one resident says this may…

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A New 5k on the Runway benefits N.C. Honor Flight

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An event to support North Country Honor Flight is happening this Saturday at Plattsburgh International Airport…  PenAir is hosting a unique 5K run & Walk starting at 8:30am… Right on the runway..  Runners will complete a one of a kind 5K, running along the runaway.. and all of the proceeds will support North Country Honor…

Crescent Bay Marina Application “Accepted as Complete”

It was a full house in the Harrietstown Town Hall on Wednesday evening for the planning board meeting.. The new owners of Crescent Bay Marina found themselves among an array of supporters and were given the green light by the planning board to move to the next phase of their application process.. AUDIO – 091814…

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DEC Says “Be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks”

Motorists should be alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year – a peak of moose activity – warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking…

K&J – Tom Lawson & Jim LaValley talk Tupper Lake

Today on the K&J show we’re heading to the Village of Tupper Lake to speak with Jim LaValley who is the President of ARISE, and with Tom Lawson who is developing the Adirondack Club and Resort.. Just recently, A lawsuit filed by PROTECT and the Sierra Club along with a few seasonal landowners in the…

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$8.6 Million for Plattsburgh Airport Terminal Expansion

The Plattsburgh International Airport will be moving ahead with an $8.6 Million expansion project The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Plattsburgh International Airport $8,616,132 to continue the large-scale expansion of the airport’s passenger terminal. Senator Schumer says “This funding is great news for all of the passengers and pilots that fly out of Plattsburgh…

Massena and Scrhoon Lake Airports Share FAA Grant Funding

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced $696,273 for two North Country airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Schroon Lake Airport will receive $657,000 in federal funding that will be used to fund asphalt overlay and striping of the runway, to maintain its structure and minimize…

K&J – Revisiting the Battle of Plattsburgh Gala Parade

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It was a weekend in Plattsburgh filled with activities, re-enactments, and the bi-centennial commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh… One of the best ways to get a feel for the pulse of a community is to attend the parade.. In Plattsburgh on Saturday, it was a little windy and a little wet but that didn’t…

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Remembering the Unknown at the Old Post Cemetery

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A Memorial at the Old Post Cemetery on Wednesday evening honors the Unknowns.. The event is sponsored by the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees Association.. Kathy Bombgard is President of the Lake Champlain Chapter of the American Military Retirees.. She’s joined at the ceremony by the Group’s Vice President Steven Wood and…

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K&J – Clinton Community College Marks the Battle of Plattsburgh Bi-Centennial

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Today is September 11th.. and while we take time to remember those who died in the 9-11 terror attacks 13 years ago, we’re also looking back at September 11th, 1814.. Which marks the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Plattsburgh… The Battle which ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of…

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Re-Enacting the Battle of Plattsburgh

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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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Proposals Sought for Old Stone Barracks

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The Friends of the Old Stone Barracks, Inc. (FOSB) has issued a call for proposals for the highest and best use of the former Plattsburgh Air Force property.  The Old Stone Barracks, located off Ohio Avenue, consists of 7.7 acres and the 14,800 square foot, two story stone barracks. FOSB asks the general public to bring…

First “Cycle Adirondacks” Planned for August 2015

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In the shadow of the 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe Classic this weekend, A group of cyclists is traveling from community to community in the Adirondacks to prepare for a week long event for what they expect will include close to 600 bikers..  “There are a lot of rides out there that we call tours for…

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Cycle Adirondacks Plans fun “Test Ride” Tonight at 6pm

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The Wildlife Conservation Society is building an event called Cycle Adirondacks and inviting community members and their families to join its organizational team on a fun bicycle ride through Saranac Lake this evening… The community bike ride will begin at 6pm at the Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake and circle Moody Pond before returning to the…

Planning Board Hears from Hotel Saranac & Lake Flower Spa & Resort Projects

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There’s more work to be done, but the Hotel Saranac is well on its way to opening once again.. And this time, the plan includes a one story parking garage style addition behind the main building.. and additional rooms in the dormitory building on Church Street.. Jeremy Evans is the Community Development Director in Saranac Lake..…

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Governor Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The bill (A9619-B, S7851-B) advances current efforts by the State and private organizations to halt the introduction and spread of invasive aquatic species into New York’s waters.…

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Adirondack Council Applauds Gov Cuomo

The Adirondack Council and the New York League of Conservation Voters are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation to help the Adirondacks and its communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species Act requires boaters to clean, drain and dry watercraft and gear when entering and leaving any public boat launch. The…

Cuomo; “Whiteface Highway an International Attraction”

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The Whiteface Memorial Highway is getting a face-lift, so to speak… No, not the “Facelift” that carries skiers up to mid station… The kind that improves the retention walls, repairs frost heaves and ultimately gives this national tourist attraction new pavement from start to finish…   Phillip Eng is the Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New…

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