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Stefanik Meets with Troops in Afghanistan

November 27, 2015

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made a Thanksgiving week visit to Fort Drum Soldiers in Afghanistan….  She returned from the official Congressional Delegation visit on Wednesday.. Which included the stop in Afghanistan.. A stop in Egypt and one in Saudi Arabia and was joined by other colleagues on the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee. “The trip was […]

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 […]