K&J – Longueuil and Plattsburgh Mayors Commit to Cooperation

November 24, 2015
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The Mayor of Longueuil in Quebec, Caroline St-Hilaire, along with a delegation of Longueuil business leaders, were guests of the Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon and the City of Plattsburgh on Monday…  Mayor Calnon was joined in welcoming the Longueuil contingent by Senator Betty Little, who serves as Honorary Chair of the Quebec-New York Corridor Coalition..   […]

K&J – The 2015 NYSSMA Zone 6 All State Area Music Festival

November 23, 2015

In today’s WNBZ Podcast… A musical program. That’s because we spent the day at the New York State School Music Association 2015 Zone 6 Area All State Music Festival in Peru. The music festival is attended by some of the best high school musical performers in the state. The program begins with a mixed chorus, and continues with the Area All State Concert Band followed by the women’s chorus, and the Jazz Ensemble.

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Help Wanted – Advertising Sales

November 23, 2015
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WNBZ is searching for an independently minded Account Executive for the Plattsburgh and surrounding areas in Clinton County. We’re hoping to find someone who currently lives in the region and is familiar with the businesses in the region. The Morning News on WNBZ, while providing a regional and nationwide perspective on the news of the […]

K&J – A New Set of Codes for Saranac Lake

November 19, 2015

The Village of Saranac Lake is in the final phase of re-defining building construction and zoning codes and one of the members of the Village Board, Village Trustee Paul VanCott has been actively involved in the re-write for the last several years…  He sits down with us and gives a look at what the work entails…

The new re-write of the code book will simplify our understanding of the overall vision for the village..    The Village Board has been through a few work-sessions over the month of November and will most likely take up contemplation of their final draft before year’s end..

K&J – Plattsburgh’s Community Development Director Paul DeDemonicas

November 18, 2015

We’re a few months into a change of the guard at the Community Development Department in the City of Plattsburgh…   So we thought now would look into how things are going…  And our conversation begins with Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon… We asked the mayor to talk about the City’s new Community Development Director Paul DeDominicas… […]

K&J – No Shave November / Men’s Health Awareness

November 17, 2015
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November is “Men’s Health Awareness Month.” Adirondack Health Foundation is helping to support “No Shave November” sponsored by the Oncology Department at AMC. They’re helping to promote men’s health with a no shaving contest that culminates at the end of the month with different gift packages and prizes for the best beards…. And different styles […]

Polar Plunge Raises over $28,000 for Special Olympics

November 16, 2015
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On the colder and windier side of the news, Plattsburgh’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics was held on Saturday at noon. According to their website.. The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics raised just over $24,000 but that number may not include all of the funds raised on Saturday..  All of the money raised goes to benefit […]

K&J – An Interview with Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicoit

November 16, 2015
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In today’s podcast we’re at the Plattsburgh Police station speaking with Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Desmond Racicot. Racicoit joined the Plattsburgh Police Department in 1989 at the age of 20. He’s served as a patrolman, a detective, Lieutenant, and Captain. He was promoted to Chief in 2003, which made him the youngest individual to hold that position […]

K&J – Horror High (Presented by the Beekmantown Drama Club) Opens Friday Night

November 13, 2015
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The Beekmantown High School Drama Club Presents “Horror High” this weekend..  In fact the play opens tonight at 7pm… Friday the 13th… At the Beekmantown High School Auditorium…  Mike Nystoriak is the Pit Conductor, The Musical Director is Mrs Kathy April… “Horror High” is Co Directed by Choreographer Mrs Piper Bruce and by the club’s […]

K&J – Good Grades for the One to One Digital Literacy Initiative at Beekmantown

November 12, 2015
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The Beekmantown Central School District is one of only a handful of school districts implementing a one to one policy for digital literacy…  That means once they’ve completed the roll out… every student in the school will have a Dell Chromebook..   Gary Lambert is Director of 21st Century Learning at Beekmantown, he says the work […]

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

November 12, 2015

Wednesday was a day to Honor Veterans and talk about issues they face.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall.. A ceremony for Veteran’s..  Master Sergeant Joseph Fischer was the guest speaker.. He chose the opportunity to reflect on two issues… One – Post Traumatic Stress and Two – The increasing suicide rate among Veterans.. Fischer says […]

K&J – A Traditional Ceremony in Bloomingdale for Veterans

November 11, 2015
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Kids in Bloomingdale have the day off today for Veterans Day but on Tuesday they were given the chance to recognize veterans they’ve been talking to and learning about with posters that will hang in the schools hallways as a reminder of their service to our country…  Bloomingdale Principal Trish Kenyon says the Blooomingdale Veterans […]

K&J – A Rally to Save the Rails

November 9, 2015
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There was a rally on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Train Depot…  Overall, it was an effort to convince Governor Cuomo to re-consider pulling up the rails from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake..  Amy Catania is the Executive Director of Historic Saranac Lake.. One of the sponsors of Saturday’s Rally..  We’ll speak with her, and […]

K&J – A Forum on Campus Sexual Assault, Title IX and Affirmative Consent

November 6, 2015
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Affirmative Consent is the topic of a gender and women’s studies forum at SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday… Panel members on hand to discuss the issue included attorney Susan Patnode, who provided an opening commentary and acted as the moderator of the discussion.  Butterfly Blaise is the campus Title IX coordinator and adjunct lecturer, she joined […]

K&J – Combatting Bullying and The Tupper Lake Aging in Place Task Force

November 5, 2015

Members of the Tupper Lake Adult Center and Tupper Lake Students gathered together on Wednesday for a luncheon designed to bring them both together to talk about some of the issues kids run into.. not only in a school setting, but also in the community.. and to look at what may have changed over the years..   We’ll start with the kids..  The inter-generational event begins with a presentation by the kids about their group called Friends of Rachel….

Rachael’s Challenge is a national non profit organization dedicated to creating safe connected school environments.. the organization motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools in their communities..

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K&J – Cashman Wins Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Race

November 4, 2015
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Councilor Michael Cashman received a total of 1,233 votes which represents 60.44% of the votes cast out of 2,068 total votes… Republican Vasso LaForest could only garner 807 votes or 39.56%..  We followed the results at the American Legion Post 20 here in Plattsburgh… The unofficial Election Night Headquarters of Clinton County Democrats… In today’s […]

K&J – Education Alliance Introduces Regent Beverly Ouderkirk

October 30, 2015

Click on today’s program and hear from our new Regent Beverly Ouderkirk. Today we’re at a forum sponsored by the North Country Alliance for Quality Education… On the Panel, New York Senator Betty Little. The new Regent for our region Beverly Ourderkirk.. And Assemblywoman Janet Duprey.. Through the discussion, we’ve been learning that students have […]

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Candidate Michael Cashman

October 29, 2015
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In Today’s K&J show, we’re speaking with Town of Plattsburgh Councilor Michael Cashman… He’s the Democratic candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Earlier in 2015 Supervisor Bernie Bassett announced his plans to retire at the end of the year and expressed his support for Michael Cashman to replace him.. We caught up with […]

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

October 28, 2015

There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In […]

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Candidate Vasso LaForest

October 28, 2015

Vasso LaForestIn today’s K&J Show we’re speaking with Vasso LaForest…  Mr LaForest is the Republican candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Earlier in 2015 Supervisor Bernie Bassett announced his plans to retire at the end of the year..  We’re going to speak with both candidates… Town Councilor Michael Cashman announced his candidacy shortly after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement and we’ll talk with Councilor Cashman tomorrow..  Today though.. We’re speaking with Vasso LaForest in his office on Route 3 here in Plattsburgh.. Click above on the play bar to listen to the show..

K&J – Touring the Plattsburgh Fire Station

October 27, 2015
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Today we’re going to take a tour of Fire Station Number One in the City of Plattsburgh… The Fire Department holds their Open House every year in October… and this year was no exception…  We stopped Saturday in for a tour… We’re speaking with Firefighter Doug Walker.. Our conversation begins in the smoke trailer which was […]

Saranac Lake Area Resident Calls for Regulation of Local Head Shops

October 27, 2015

A group of concerned local residents attended the Saranac Lake Village Board Meeting Monday evening, October 26, 2015, to talk about the potential impact that two new head shops located in the Downtown area will have on the community’s health.  Spokesperson, Ann Morgan, presented her concerns and asked the Village Board to provide guidance and […]

K&J – Honoring 46er Number One Herb Clark

October 26, 2015
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The Site of the Saranac Lake 6er Bell has also become the next site on the Saranac Lake Walk of Fame…  A Plaque Honoring 46er number One Herb Clark was unveiled.. Join us as we hear from Franklin County Legislator and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barb Rice, and Clark Family Member Jim Clark. It was […]

K&J – Mayor Calnon Responds to Public Comments at Budget Hearing

October 23, 2015
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When it comes to the City’s policy on clearing sidewalks in the winter… Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says he doesn’t envision any changes to his proposed 2016 budget..  The Mayor’s Comments come in response to another request by Jeff Moore at a Public Hearing Thursday Evening to discuss the Mayor’s proposed 2016 Budget for the […]

K&J – Town Councilor Tom Wood and Clinton County Candidates

October 22, 2015
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Today we’re investigating what happens if two of those political signs we see everywhere have similar last names.. and are basically the same color…   Town of Plattsburgh Councilor Tom Wood is up for re-election November 3rd ..  And we started our conversation with the lighter side of municipal politics..  Plus we’ll hear from candidates for […]

K&J – Candidates Forum Features Michael Cashman & Vasso LaForest

October 21, 2015

Candidates in Clinton County had a chance to introduce themselves and to speak about their issues at a candidate’s forum sponsored by the Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club…    The event took place Tuesday night at the American Legion Post 20.. on Quarry Road here in Plattsburgh….

In this edition of the K&J show we’ll speak with Vicki Marking who is currently one of the club’s vice presidents, about the club’s goals and with Councilwoman Meg LeFevre. We spoke with both Vasso LaForest and Michael Cashman who are running for Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor and we’ll listen in on the candidates as they answer questions from the audience..  All part of today’s K&J show, click on the audio bar to listen..  The Club also invited Candidates for County Legislature and other town candidates as well and we’ll speak them later this week..

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K&J – Fines for Not Shoveling Plattsburgh’s Sidewalks

October 20, 2015

We’ve been holding out on a story about the snow but as we’ve seen over the past few days.. The snow has begun starting to mix with rain and will most likely begin to settle on the ground shortly as the temperatures continue to fall and winter takes hold of the North Country…

In the City of Plattsburgh this winter… If you don’t keep up with the snow on your sidewalks… You may find yourself paying a fine first… and then… paying for the DPW to remove it if the problem persists…  That’s the topic of today’s K&J show..  Have a listen.

K&J – Dedicating the Max Moore Memorial Tree House

October 19, 2015
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In Plattsburgh at the beginning of the Saranac River Trail over the weekend, Municipal leaders, City Planners, and a committee made up of a group of committed individuals celebrated the official grand opening of the Max Moore Memorial Tree House…  Councilor Paul O’Connell was one of those under an umbrella among the crowd of supporters […]

K&J – College Career Fair at SUNY Plattsburgh

October 9, 2015

Today we’re going to be talking about what it’s like for high school students and their parents as they consider college after graduation… In this case, All of the people we need to ask about this topic are all in one location…  It’s a College Fair at the Field House sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh. The […]

K&J – Women’s Leadership Summit

October 8, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show we’re speaking with a group of Women who’ve been spearheading a Leadership Summit designed for women.. It’s the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit and is being held at the Valcour Educational Conference Center in Peru on  November 2nd from 5:30 to 8pm…..   The event is Co-founded by two women in Plattsburgh; […]

City Concil Hears Proposal for Phase 2 of Saranac River Trail

September 17, 2015

Phase two of the Saranac River Trail project  would connect downtown Plattsburgh with the future B-52 park (current NYSEG site and Stanford middle school to the existing Saranac River Trail.        The proposed project includes a new Saranac Street pedestrian bridge over the Saranac River 

New Coalition Highlights Home Care Needs for the Elderly

September 16, 2015

Franklin County Office for the Aging, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, and the New York State Wide Senior Action Council are launching a coalition to develop an advocacy strategy and raise public awareness about the unique home care needs in the Adirondacks. According to the new coalition… Many people who need home care in the […]

DEC Closes Locks for Season

September 16, 2015

It’s an annual ritual for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation… Today the DEC is closing the lower locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain for the winter.. Every year the locks are closed and drained and this year, they are moving ahead with engineering work as well… which will include a full evaluation […]

Biggest Loser Program Returns for Season Five

September 16, 2015

The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is seeking candidates for the fifth season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser adult fitness program which is set to start on October 20th.. The City’s Recreation Superintendent Steve Peters says they’re looking for 20 adult participants interested in making lifestyle changes and who are willing to work with […]

Saranac Lake Lions Club Offers Sidewalk Art Contest

September 16, 2015

The Saranac Lake Lions Club is hosting their third Annual St. Bernard’s School Sidewalk Art Poster Contest & Art Show. This show is being held in conjunction with the final Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walk of the season…  The Lions are inviting everyone to join them for a festive evening of art, refreshments and […]

Diabetes Self-Management Education Offered by Adirondack Health

September 12, 2015

A six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered by Adirondack Health begins on Sept. 16. Diabetes Self-Management Education helps people diagnosed with diabetes effectively start and continue the high level of self-care necessary for optimizing blood sugar levels, managing complications, and maintaining their quality of life. Diabetes education and training provides up-to-date information about diabetes, […]

K&J – Riverside Cemetery Memorial

September 11, 2015

Both British and American naval officers who died in the Battle of Plattsburgh are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh… And every year the city remembers an event that helped to bring three countries together and to form the basis of what Canada, Britain and the United States share today as allies and trading partners…   The Riverside Cemetery Memorial kicks off the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration this year as we look back to 1814..  And interestingly enough… A dead master of ceremonies… ( Click on the Play Bar to Listen )

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Riverside Cemetery Memorial Opens Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration

September 10, 2015

The Battle of Plattsburh Commemoration begins at a location in the city where both British and American Officers are buried Mayor Calnon says it is a significant event in history because it was the end of the war but also because it speaks vines about the humanity demonstrated by both sides. It’s also the reason […]

350 Banners to Promote Adirondack Coast

September 10, 2015
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Once the Battle of Plattsburgh Banners come down.. They’ll be replaced by a new initiative sponsored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau…   The Visitors Bureau says it’s one of their newest marketing campaigns… Focused on branding the Adirondack Coast. Each banner will feature an icon showcasing one of […]

City’s Bond Resolutions includes Work on ADA Compliance at City Hall

September 10, 2015
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Plattsburgh’s City Council is moving forward with issuing 8 new bond resolutions authorizing the issuance of $3,261,600 in additional debt for 2014 and 2015 capital expenditures… The 8 new resolutions will authorize borrowing of $1,485,000 for street resurfacing, $820,000 for the City Marina, $350,000 for building repairs to City Hall and the DPW garage, $316,600 […]

Project Based Learning at Beekmantown Central Schools

September 10, 2015

Students are beginning to settle into their new routines in schools throughout the North Country That’s the case in Beekmantown’s Middle School as well.. where Principal Amy Campbell tells the School Board Project Based learning for eight graders has gotten of to a good start..  Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Mannix says Project Based Learning for […]

City Contemplates a Friday Farmer’s Market

September 10, 2015
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After a successful test run  in August for local farmers, growers and entertainers to showcase their wares on a Friday evening in Trinity Park, organizers of the event which they’ve called “Downtown Rising” are now asking the City Council to consider allowing them to use the park every Friday in the summer of 2016… That’s […]

K&J – The Canadian View of the Battle of Plattsburgh

September 10, 2015

Today in the K&J show we’re revisiting a conversation about “The Canadian Perspective” of the Battle of Plattsburgh (… Click on the Play Bar to Listen )

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Sanders Weighs in on Nuclear Deal

September 10, 2015

In a Senate floor speech on Wednesday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders detailed his support for the Iran Nuclear agreement… Sanders likens critics of the agreement to those in Congress who voted to take the United States to war in Iraq in 2003. “Those who have made every effort to thwart the diplomatic process and have […]

Charter Commission Schedules Public Information Sessions

September 9, 2015

We have word from the City of Plattsburgh Charter Commission that they’re planning two informational sessions to help the public understand the two propositions they’ve voted to place on the ballot for November 3rd… The Commission put a complete revision of the current City Charter as one proposition, and an overhaul of the current electoral […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Continues their Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

September 8, 2015

The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond. The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. This year’s speakers include Dean of Education Michael Morgan, […]

Stefanik Applauds NBRC Grants

September 8, 2015

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement by the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) of several grants for projects across New York’s 21st district: “This is great news for our North Country community and I thank the NBRC for providing this important funding,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “With this funding, organizations throughout our district will be […]

Lake Placid Lacrosse Gets High Marks for Economic Impact

September 8, 2015

A new report from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says Lake Placid’s Lacrosse tournament which started as a weekend event 26 years ago has now taken its place among Lake Placid’s annual leaders in economic impact. ROOST says it estimates $4.8 million in direct spending over the Aug. 3rd through 9th period in the region… […]

K&J – Touring the Kent-Delord House Museum

September 8, 2015

The battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend begins on Thursday evening this week at 4pm at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  And while there are many excellent events throughout all four days..

We invite you to join us for the K&J show today ( Click on the play bar above ) We’re going to be looking at where many of the re-enactors spend the weekend..  In fact, it’s one of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors… The encampment on the lawn at the Kent-Delord House Museum.. And that’s where we caught up with the Museum’s Director Don Wickman…

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Our coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is Presented by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good..

If you would like to take a tour, feel free to stop by… It’s located at 17 Cumberland avenue right across from the Champlain monument which is also where the Saratoga replica demonstration takes place on Sunday..  The schedule includes concerts through the evening plus Fireworks on Friday night, The Street Battle on Saturday followed by the parade on Saturday afternoon.. More activities on Sunday plus the Israel Green Tavern is open through the weekend.. and of course the encampment at the Kent Delorde House Museum begins with re-enactors arriving on Friday for the weekend..

Prison Break Exhibit Opens Today

September 4, 2015
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If you can’t get enough of the Prison Break…. There’s more to come… Most likely a movie at some point…  In the meantime….  The Strand Center for the Arts says they’ll be showcasing a new series of documentary photography centered on the Dannemora prison break by artist Damian Battinelli. The exhibit is titled “The Escape,” […]