K&J – An Interview with Town of Plattsburgh Board Member Barb Hebert

Barbara Hebert

In this podcast we’re going to talk about some of the issues facing the Town of Plattsburgh.. Barbara Hebert was appointed to the Town Board and is now running as a candidate for her seat on the board… We spoke in her office at Woodmen Life Monday afternoon..  And I began by asking her how she ended up with the appointment to the board.. (Click on the link below to listen) K&J – 062816 – An Interview with Town of Plattsburgh Board Member Barb Hebert

K&J – The Beekmantown High School Graduation

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In addition to the beginning of Summer… There’s one good thing about the end of June… Especially for High School Seniors..  Graduation… And this year to give you a feel for what it’s like we made our way to the Beekmantown High School Gym on Friday.. During this podcast, we’ll speak with students, Superintendent Dan Mannix, with Beekmantown High School Principal Justin Gardner, Beekmantown School Board President Andrew Brockway, and with students who are graduating to get a feel for 2016 and to look ahead to where many of these students are headed..  Click on the play bar, or the link below to listen.. K&J – 062715 – Beekmantown High School Graduation  

Clyde Rabideau Endorses Area 4 Candidate Simon Conroy

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Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is a former Mayor of Plattsburgh who grew up in Clinton Count’s Area 4..  Has announced his endorsement of Simon Conroy, who recently announced he would continue his bid for the Clinton County Legislature and hopes to win the Democratic primary on September 13th. Rabideau says He’s “known Simon for…

A $1,500 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of Vet’s Bridge Vandal

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Local veterans organizations in Plattsburgh are teaming up to find the person who vandalized two signs on the Newly Dedicated Veteran’s Bridge.. Ward IV Councilor Paul O’Connell says American Legion groups around the area and some concerned citizens have raised over $1,500 Dollars.. “This particular act of vandalism really  bothered him and it’s a slap in…

K&J – Plattsburgh as a Manufacturing Hub

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The SUNY Field House will play host to more than 135 businesses today a the 28th annual Business Expo gets underway..  And as a preview we’re going to look at two things that are happening for the manufacturing industry in Plattsburgh and the surrounding region…   The Business Expo begins today with something new.. A chance…

K&J – An Interview with Transgender Advocate Kelly Metzgar

Kelly Metzgar

During the Morning News on Wednesday Morning we aired a conversation with Kelly Metzgar who is an advocate for members of the Transgender and gender non conforming communities in the North Country…  Tonight (Wednesday, June 1st, 2016) she will be hosting a transgender town hall style gathering..  The event will take place at 4 palmer…

K&J – The 18th Annual Salute to Labor in Clinton County

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Salute Honors former Congressman Bill Owens, Clinton County Legislator (Area 9) John Gallagher, and retired Major William “Bill” Badger.  It’s been 18 years of recognizing the Women and Men of Labor. That’s how the night begins at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona Thursday night as both Democrats and Republicans gathered to salute…

Clinton Community College VP Lisa Shovan Replaces Interim President Fred Smith

Clinton Community College’s Board of Trustees says Interim President, Frederick Smith will be stepping down as of June 30th… Lisa Shovan, Vice President for Administration and Finance has been appointed Officer-in-Charge beginning June 21st… It’s a temporary position that grants all the responsibilities and powers of the presidency. The Presidential search is currently underway, and…

City Republican Committee Endorses Mayor Calnon

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In an announcement Wednesday, The City of Plattsburgh Republican Committee says they will be endorsing three candidates for upcoming city elections.The Committee met on May 24 and voted unanimously to endorse Mayor James Calnon in his bid for re-election. “The Committee believes Mayor Calnon is doing an outstanding job in leading the city with a…

Clinton County Democrats Endorse D. Billy Jones for 115th Assembly Seat

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The Clinton County Democratic Committee members gathered Tuesday evening at the American Legion to endorse candidates for the upcoming election, including the race to select the North Country’s newest Assembly representative. “Democrats love elections and the key race before our committee was the NYS Assembly seat in the 115th District,” said Martin Mannix Jr., Chairman…

K&J – Local Revitalization in Saranac Lake

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Village Trustee Paul Van Cott is chair of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation.. The group is now less than a week away from submitting their proposal to the state as part of the Governor’s $10 Million Dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative..  And he says the concepts for that proposal are coming together..The Village Board, last…

K&J – Tourism Marketing & Branding for Tupper Lake

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In today’s K&J show here on WNBZ we’re spending some time in the Visitor Information Center in Tupper Lake with Michelle Clement who is the Marketing Manager for Tupper Lake and Hamilton County in the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. In a few weeks they’ll be hosting an open community discussion to continue their work identifying…