Mayor Calnon Discusses Charter Commission Ballot Questions

July 30, 2015
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Plattsburgh’s Charter Commission is now just over two weeks away from issuing their final report.. In addition to the report, they will propose the questions which would be placed onto the November ballot for consideration. The commission had originally planned on presenting a final report in June, but Commission Chairman Luke Cyphers says they weren’t quite ready to present a final report to the public without having the final ballot language in Place. The commission is currently leaning towards language that will ask two questions of the voters in November.. One will focus on the style of Government, giving voters the choice between switching to a City Manager style of Government or keeping the Strong Mayor style which is currently in place. Click Here to Listen


Plattsburgh’s 11-12 Little League Fight to Stay in Championship Hunt

July 30, 2015

Plattsburgh’s Little League 11 and 12 year olds will try to stay in the hunt for the state championships today.. They face Great Kills out of Staten Island later today at 5:30pm in their second elimination game.. If they win they move on.. Lose and they’re headed home… They lost to Maine Endwell 6 to […]


Duprey Frustrated with Mithcell’s Plea Deal

July 30, 2015

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R, I – Peru) on Wednesday afternoon expressed her frustration with the plea deal cut for former upstate New York prison employee Joyce Mitchell. Mitchell pled guilty to helping two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, escape from prison in June. Duprey released the following statement:

“It does not seem to me that justice has been served with the plea agreement for Joyce Mitchell. The majority of public commentary shows outrage at this process that certainly appears to favor the criminal instead of serving the public good.

“Mitchell, by her criminal actions, some of which she apparently will never be


Women & Children’s Center Hosts Big Latch at CVPH

July 29, 2015

Nursing mothers and their families will gather on the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s front lawn Friday morning, July 31 as part an international event, The Big Latch On. Hosted by the Alice T. Miner Women and Children’s Center, The Big Latch On promotes breastfeeding as the healthiest start for […]


Stefanik Votes in Support of REINS Act

July 29, 2015

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 427, on Tuesday. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, she says is “Bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to give Congress a say on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by Office of Management and Budget […]


Rayovac FLW Series Returns to Lake Champlain Thursday

July 29, 2015

The Rayovac FLW Series back to Lake Champlain Thursday, July 30 – Saturday, August 1. Registration for the second stop of the 2015 Northern Division will take place on Wednesday, July 29 at the Crete Civic Center from 4:00pm-6:00pm. The action begins at 6:00am everyday with daily weigh-ins at Dock Street Landing in Plattsburgh, NY […]


Gillibrand Testifies on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

July 29, 2015

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need to pass the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S.590) to better address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislation flips the current incentives so that schools report these cases and provide students […]


Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty to Helping Escaped Convicts

July 29, 2015

Remember Joyce Mitchell… She’s the woman who helped Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora on June 6th.. Mitchell entered a guilty plea in court Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to the two killers. Mitchell was a tailor shop instructor at the Clinton Correctional Facility.. […]


Free Wi-Fi Coming to Saranac Lake

July 29, 2015

The Village of Saranac Lake is moving forward with appropriations to facilitate the installation by the St Lawrence Internet Company (SLIC) of a fiber optic network to provide free wi-fi hot spots in and around the downtown area.. the free wifi will also serve various village parks, the library, the youth center and several village […]


Sanders; “Senate will Punish Americans if Planned Parenthood Funding is Stripped”

July 29, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today as Senate Republicans pushed for a vote on legislation to cut $500 million in annual funding for Planned Parenthood: “The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health. Stripping funding for Planned Parenthood would punish the 2.7 […]


Mayor Calnon Responds to ADA Email

July 29, 2015

Here’s an interesting issue for the City of Plattsburgh… Debra A. Buell calls herself an advocate researcher and writer who specializes Legal and Historic Trends, Patterns & Practices in Transportation and for the disabled.. In an email to the mayor yesterday, she’s complained that the City of Plattsburgh quote “Does not have one public building, […]


Village allows beach to become part of Proposed Lake Colby Tax Distrcit

July 28, 2015

Shore owners on Lake Colby include the village of Saranac Lake.. The Village owns the beach and a parcel next to the beach.. The Town has been petitioned by some of the shoreowners to create a special tax district for lake Colby which would add an additional tax for the purpose of preventing invasive species […]


Mayor Calnon Updates Lakeside Apartments

July 28, 2015

A few weeks ago we spoke with Mayor Calnon about the Lakeside Apartments and the fact that a new owner had taken over the property and was going to be working to re-develop that location into something more than what it is today… We caught up with the Mayor recently and spoke about the progress […]


Showcasing Plattsburgh’s Green Storm-Water Basin

July 28, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh is showcasing a newly completed green storm water bio-retention basin… The City’s Engineer is Kevin Farrington… He says the new storm water retention basin which they built next to the city’s gym is designed to be visible and to help create awareness about the importance of minimizing the impact of storm […]


ARTA shifts focus from advocacy to willing partner

July 27, 2015

Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates, the nonprofit citizen group that has been pushing hard for the creation of a “rail trail” through the Adirondack Park, is ready to reinvent itself. “Until now, ARTA’s role has been that of a rail-trail advocate,” the group asserted in a letter to the state Department of Transportation and Department of […]


Saranac Lake Skate Park – A Grand Opening

July 27, 2015
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The Village of Saranac Lake celebrated the Grand Opening of a new park in the middle town and as it’s designer Brad Sielecki likes to say.. It’s a park where skateboarders are encoraged to skate… There’s one word that several of the village’s trustees used to describe the new facility… Both Barb Rice and Clyde […]


Gillibrand Pushes Microbead Free Waters

July 26, 2015

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a new bipartisan bill in the Senate called the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 which would ban cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads Plastic microbeads are found in personal care products like facial scrubs, body washes, hand cleansers, and toothpaste. And These products are designed to be rinsed down the drain, […]


CVPH to add Family Medicine Residencies Downtown

July 25, 2015

in the North Country It’s thought that the region will need an additional 100 primary care providers by 2018.. That’s not too far from now and at CVPH.. With the help of the Foundation of CVPH and the Miner Institute.. The Hospital will be expanding their Family Medicine Center to include a family medicine residency… […]


DEC Powers up Boat Wash at 2nd Pond Boat Launch

July 24, 2015

If you remember.. Just a few months ago, a group from the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program visited with local municipalities introducing a pilot program from the Environmental Protection Fund to place Boat Wash Stations in central locations in and around the Adirondack Park.. And now here three months later, there are 12 new boat […]


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