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,” […]

City Settles with College Suites on Back Taxes

September 4, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh has approved a settlement agreement with College Suites that will include an up front, lump sum payment of $500,000 and another $340,000 to be paid over fours years… Plus the assessment of the college suites property will be reduced through 2017 to $5,300,000 starting with this year’s assessment..  Mayor Calnon says […]

Touring The Kent-Delorde House Museum

September 4, 2015

Next Tuesday, when we return to work from the Labor Day weekend there will only be a few days left until the start of the battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend which begins Thursday evening at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  One of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors includes the encampment on the lawn at the Kent DeLord House Museum.. Which is where we caught up with the Museum’s Director, Don Wickman… Actually, we’re in a barn, which is on the property right behind the main house..

We spent some time with Don Wickman on Thursday and talked history, geneology, The kent DeLorde House Museum’s participation in the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. And he was kind enough to give us a tour of the Museum…  Join us Tuesday, after the Labor Day Weekend for the K&J show here on WNBZ and we’ll take a tour of the museum and talk more about the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.

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City Council Approves Purchase of New Ladder Pumper

September 3, 2015

The city council, after putting the decision on hold two weeks ago has voted to approve the purchase of a new ladder pumper truck for the city’s fire department. The authorization allows Chief Stone to move forward with the purchase of a 2015 or newer 2,000 GPM aerial platform fire truck with a minimum 100 […]

K&J – Adirondack Health’s $33m Capital Campaign

September 3, 2015

Chandler Ralph has announced her retirement, effective as of June 30th in 2016. This, she says, will provide her an opportunity to remain available to support two new Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board Room at AMC in Saranac Lake.

The first of the two Capital Projects is a new Surgical Services Department for AMC in Saranac Lake. The second project is a campaign to build the Lake Placid Health and Fitness Center in Lake Placid. Officials say the $33 million capital improvement project positions Adirondack Health to best serve future healthcare needs of residents and visitors throughout the region……  ( Click on the play bar above to listen ) SL-OR-Floorplan - sm



Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph Announces Retirement. 

September 2, 2015
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Chandler Ralph, CEO of Adirondack Health says she is retiring after 21 years of leadership at AMC.  Ralph says her retirement will become effective as of June 30th in 2016 and she has offered to remain available to support a new set of Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board […]

K&J – Touring the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum

September 2, 2015

BOP 01The Allan S. Everest Interpretive Center is a permanent exhibit located within the War of 1812 Museum on Washington Rd on the Museum Campus. The exhibits chronologically recount the events of the battles at Plattsburgh within the context of the War of 1812: the political and economical causes of the war; the land and naval engagements at Plattsburgh; and the significant role that the battles here played in the final peace negotiations. It’s just a small portion of Part Two of our tour of the Museum ( Click the Play Bar to listen )

The exhibits are “anchored” by a 5’x15′ diorama and an interactive scale model of the village and surrounding area as it was in 1814. The diorama provides the visitor with an aerial view of the 30,000-acre battlefield, the British and American encampments, the forts and batteries, and the culminating land and naval battles of September 11th, 1814.


Cuomo Publishes Op-Ed on Upstate Revitalization Initiative

September 2, 2015

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo published on op-ed on the Huffington Post regarding the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Here’s what he had to say;  For many years, Upstate New York was treated like a second class citizen, forced to watch Downstate thrive as the Upstate economy dwindled. Upstate was literally losing population and jobs – and maybe […]

ADAC Joins in Opposition to Defunct Oil Train Storage in the Adirondacks

September 2, 2015

Another Stakeholder in the Adirondacks is weighing in with strong opposition to the plan by Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings, which owns the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, to store defunct oil cars on railroad tracks between Saratoga Springs and Newcomb. In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council Coordinator Pete Nelson says “This is exactly […]

Sanders says Prescription Drugs Should Cost Less

September 2, 2015
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s introducing legislation to stop what he refers to as the soaring increases in pharmaceutical prices… According to the Senator’s office, Americans, who already pay the highest prices for prescription drugs in the world, saw prices jump 12.6% last year.. Sanders says that increase was more than double the rise […]

Re-Enactor Participation Growing at Battle of Plattsburgh

September 1, 2015

We’re just over a week away now from the beginning of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration and our series leading up to the events continues… Today we’re going to look at the re-enactors…  A very unique group of individuals who are passionate about history, and about their love for the re-creation of events that shaped our country..

Craig Russell is a member of the Commemoration committee and one of the lead re-enacters for the weekend’s events…   He tells us the interest in participating following the 200th commemoration in 2014 is growing (… Click on the play bar above to listen)

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More on Tupper Lake’s Rehabilitation Grant Application

September 1, 2015

Just a follow up to our story yesterday of the housing survey being given to residents in the Village of Tupper Lake… Yesterday we mentioned that the Development Authority of the North Country and is asking everyone in the village to fill out the survey…  The specific application is for $400,000 in Owner Occupied Rehabilitation […]

College Morns Loss of Evan Gillies

September 1, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh’s VP for Student Affairs says the college’s Student Health and Counseling Center remains open and available to students needing to talk with a counselor following the death of the 21 year old Evan Gillies who was a Junior at the college..  He died Sunday afternoon while jumping off of the Oxbow Bridge in […]

SUNY Plattsburgh Named in Washington Monthly List

August 31, 2015

SUNY Plattsburgh is again on the list of Washington Monthly’s Top 100 colleges and universities providing the “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast. The college was among 14 SUNY institutes to make the cut. The Washington Monthly list shows “which schools in the Northeast are the best value … based on ‘net’ (not […]

1980 Olympics Media Guru Ed Lewi Dies at 81

August 31, 2015
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Public relations industry leader Ed Lewi, founder of the eponymous Capital Region public relations agency that managed media relations for the XIII Olympic Winter Games and has assisted in media relations and marketing efforts for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) since the late 1970s, passed away today. He was 81.  Over a communications […]

Children’s Old Time Village Fair at Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration

August 30, 2015

The “Children’s Old Time Village Fair” will take place on the grounds surrounding the Macdonough Monument, on Sunday, Sept 13th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  According to organizers “When you visit the fair you will feel like you have stepped back to a time when the pace of life was slower and Sunday was […]

Skate Park Proves Very Popular For All Ages.

August 28, 2015

its a Friday night in Saranac Lake and there are no less than 23 skateboarders making use of the new facility that only recently held its grand opening.  In addition to those skating a family is picnicking on the nearby lawn, another dad is relaxing under the tree and another family sits on a nearby […]

Plattsburgh City Beach Temporarily Closed

August 28, 2015

Several recent beach water samples have exceeded the standards for swimming and the beach has been temporarily closed.  The city has initiated a comprehensive investigation in conjunction with the Clinton County Health Department.  The general public should be informed on how the City tests for water quality, what is looked for, and how it affects […]

Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Committee Tells City to Take Over

August 28, 2015

A committee appointed by Plattsburgh’s City Council aptly named the Snow Removal Advisory Committee is recommending that the city assume the responsibility for winter maintenance for all the sidewalks, a responsibility that is currently assigned to property owners in the City… There are three parts to the committee’s report to the council… Part One demonstrates […]

Homeward Bound Adirondacks Fundraiser this weekend at Big Tupper..

August 28, 2015

Homeward Bound Adirondacks Treasurer Mark Moeller tells us that the group is proposing to Build a Veterans Retreat and Wilderness Education Center. Homeward Bound is Holding a Fundraiser this Saturday (Aug 29th) at Big Tupper Ski Area. Moeller says over a decade of war is taking its toll on the many individuals serving our country in uniform. […]

A Day on the Farm

August 28, 2015

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is holding its third annual “Day on the Farm” tomorrow Saturday, August 29th at Maple Grand Farms, 135 Jarvis Rd, Peru, NY. Established in 1917, Maple Grand Farms is a 1,200 acres farm consisting of crop land, wood lots and an apple orchard. “A Day on the Farm” starts at […]

Tri-Lakes Humane Society Announces Challenge Gift

August 28, 2015

In Saranac Lake the Tri-Lakes Humane Society is hoping to raise $14,000 towards the cost of a new, commercial grade washer and dryer set for their facility…  They’ve just announced a $1,000 Matching Challenge Gift from an anonymous donor to help with their campaign.. The Board’s President Melinda Little says “For years the Shelter has […]

K&J – New “Developments” on Baker Road

August 27, 2015

There’s a new development on Baker Road in the Town of Plattsburgh.. It’s something we’ve been watching for a while actually. Earlier this week, the town board made another move to support the project with their acceptance of the water system into the town’s infrastructure… We sat down on Wednesday with the Town’s Supervisor Bernie Bassett and asked him to give us a feel for how the project is coming along and why now.. as far as the transfer of water supply to the town…

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“People for Positive Action” Rally in Plattsburgh for Iran Nuclear Agreement

August 27, 2015
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Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the US gathered across the street from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Office on Durkee street in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon… The group calls themselves People for Positive Action and were participating in the rally as part of a national day of support for the agreement involving a coalition of peace groups… Rita Ann Fitzgerald in one of the participants in the rally.. she says they’ve signed petitions along with others in Congresswoman Stefanik’s district asking her to vote in favor of the deal.. “If five of the countries are so in favor of it the United States should be as well.” Fitzgerald tells WNBZ. Jim King Lives in Cadyville, he came to the rally for peace to support the effort of the group to ask Congresswoman Stefanik to vote in favor of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States.

“My bottom line is give peace a chance.” King said, “We’ve been at war since the country started and I think it’s time to give it a rest (… Click above for more / audio )

Group Marching in Support of Iran Nuclear agreement 

August 26, 2015

Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the U.S. I’ve gathered at the office of Congreswoman Elise Stefanik. Congress will be voting in less than a month whether or not to support the agreement. Mary Alice Shemo is the organizer of the event. She says there are 56 pages of signatures […]

Republican Caucus chooses Lutton & Fontana for Tupper Lake Town Council.

August 25, 2015

At the start of the Republican Caucus for the Town of Tupper Lake a letter from Richard Skiff was read to those in attendance.  Skiff apologized but will not be running again for the council seat he currently holds. This means that there are two open seats with no one currently running. The Caucus as […]

Tupper Lake Dems nominate Ron LaScala to Challenge Incumbamts

August 24, 2015

Democrats in Tupper Lake made their way into the Aaron Maddox Hall on Demars Blvd in Tupper Lake Momday night.  There were two caucuses.  First, for the Village of Tupper Lake, and second for the Town of Tupper Lake.     For the village, Diane Conner is the Caucus Chairperson, Ron LaScala is nominated as one […]

Ettling Welcomes SUNY Plattsbugh Faculty, Staff

August 24, 2015
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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Friday welcomed faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 academic year — his 12th fall welcome since arriving on campus in 2004. As he has in recent years, Ettling discussed enrollment figures, reporting that 994 freshmen will arrive on campus during opening weekend, Aug. 22 and 23. This represents an acceptance […]

City Focused on Preserving Commemoration

August 24, 2015

Our series leading up to Battle of Plattsburgh Weekend continues;  The Commemoration starts Thursday night September 10th and runs through Sunday September 13th…  Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon Talks about the City’s stepped up role in preserving the commemoration..  Mayor Calnon notes that there is a mural that has just appeared on the side of 30 City Place facing City Hall..

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The mayor has put an emphasis on preserving events like the Battle Plattsburgh Commemoration and others during the year


We invite you to join us for more coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. presented on WNBZ by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good. Our series continues this week, listen to WNBZ during The Morning News for more..



Tupper Lake Dems Caucus Monday Night

August 24, 2015

In Tupper Lake The Democrats hold their caucuses Monday night.  They will choose both their Village and Town of Tupper Lake Candidates…  In November, residents will be voting for Village Mayor and two Village Trustees plus one Village Justice. Town of Tupper Lake voters will be choosing the Town Clerk, two councilors, one town justice […]

Snow Removal Advisory Committee to Release their Findings

August 21, 2015
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Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Advisory Committee (Charged with the task to research immediate and long range solutions for pedestrian access on City sidewalks and to summarize that research and present their findings and recommendations) announced on Friday that they will present their findings and recommendations at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium next week (… Click above to read more )