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Council says City’s Fire Dept Will Have to Wait to Purchase New Aerial Ladder Truck

August 21, 2015
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It looks like Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will have to wait a few more weeks to get an answer from the City Council as to whether or not they’re going to be able purchase a new ladder truck for the department…  Just some history first…. Fire Chief Randy Stone was given approval by the council earlier […]

K&J – Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot – on Move in Weekend

August 21, 2015
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After more than 26 years of move in weekends, Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Desmond Racicot knows first hand what the added student population means for the City..  Chief Racicot was kind enough to spend some time talking with us about the importance of the relationship between SUNY Plattsburgh and the City’s Police Department.. It’s move in […]

CCHA Awarded New Book and School Outreach Grant

August 21, 2015
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The Board of Trustees and staff of the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is pleased to announce the award of an Education and Outreach Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) totaling $7,500.

The CCHA will use these funds to create a four part educational outreach program for elementary schools and to also support the publication of a new book. For the Elementary Educational Outreach Program, the CCHA will partner with staff at the Saranac Elementary school to create a series of local history programs for 4th graders. (… Click above for more )

Move in Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh

August 20, 2015

It’s move in weekend for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Class of 2019 and close to 1,000 freshman students along with even more returning students arrive back on campus..

Residence halls open for new, transfer and returning students beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday Residence Life tells us that RAs will be on hand to welcome students to their halls and to help direct them and their families to their rooms and give them information on activities planned for opening week.

Staff members will be in the Housing and Residence Life Office, which is in Room 103 in Algonquin Hall, through the entire weekend.. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions incoming students may have about their room assignments and residence life. Opening Weekend Activities (… Click above for more )

Silent Strike – A Simulation

August 20, 2015
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The Franklin County Department of Public Health, along with State Police, the Franklin County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Medical Responders and others all participated in a mock drill to test the readiness of the county to handle distribution of medication following a bio-terrorism attack…   There’s been no real attack here in the North Country, but the […]

Adirondack Council; “Don’t Store Derelict Oil Tankers in the Preserve”

August 20, 2015

The Adirondack Council today called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings from using the tracks between Saratoga Springs and Newcomb as a junkyard and oil pump-out station for derelict oil tanker cars. The tankers could cause environmental damage to three scenic rivers and the “forever wild” Adirondack Forest Preserve, the […]

City Charter Commission to Draw Ward Terms for Staggered Term Proposition

August 20, 2015

On Friday, August 21st at noon at the City Council Chambers, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY the City Charter Commission will do a blind draw to determine which wards will elect Councilors for two-year, three-year or four-year terms in the 2016 election. The public is invited to be present at the drawing. (.. Click above to read more )

Seminar in Tupper Lake to Focus on Recruiting for Nonprofits

August 18, 2015

There’s about a month to prepare for a training session in Tupper Lake for Nonprofits and community organizations from the Tupper Lake region…  We have word today that the Adirondack Foundation is inviting local organizations in Tupper to participate in the seminar which they plan to hold on Thursday, Sept. 17th.. The capacity-building seminar, “Building […]

Schempp Takes Over at Mercy Living

August 18, 2015
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Adirondack Health has hired Heidi Schempp and she’s accepted the position of Administrator at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Schempp comes to Adirondack Health following 16 years at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, NY. Inter-Lakes Health is comprised of a critical access hospital, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility and an adult home. During her time there, […]

Assemblywoman Duprey Bolsters Safety, Security in the “Bombay Triangle”

August 18, 2015
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  Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) says legislation (A.7256) to increase safety and security for law enforcement and residents within Franklin County was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo The legislation expands the area of jurisdiction of the St. Regis Mohawk tribal police within the county. Duprey noted that this measure will be critical in increasing […]

Former SUNY Police Chief Honored at Retirement Dinner

August 18, 2015
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Longtime SUNY Plattsburgh Police Chief Arlene Sabo was honored by colleagues, friends and area law enforcement agencies at a farewell gathering held Aug. 13 at Valcour Conference Center. Sabo, who is moving to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie to serve as director of safety and security, retired from University Police at the end of July. More […]

Battle of Plattsburgh Buttons Now Available

August 17, 2015
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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is September 10-13. The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration (BOPC) Admission Button is available for $15 and is available at North Country Food Co-op, Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Cornerstone Bookshop, Plattsburgh City Marina, Kent-Delord House Museum, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, NBT Bank, Champlain Wine Company, Cook & Gardener, Aubuchon Hardware-Skyway Plaza, and Studley Printing.

The design of this year’s Commemoration Button is by Emily Ferdinandi of Mooers Elementary School. Ms. Ferdinandi submitted a poster as part of the BOPC Poster Contest, which invites area 4th graders to design a Battle of Plattsburgh poster. Ms. Ferdinandi’s poster was selected out of more than 200 poster submissions. (… Click above for more )

SUNY Plattsburgh Restricts Smoking to Parking Lots

August 17, 2015

Tobacco use on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is now restricted to a limited number of designated parking lots. The SUNY Plattsburgh Tobacco Restricted Campus Policy took effect Aug. 15th and includes all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including but not limited to: tobacco and clove cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes or “vapes,” smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and snus. It does not include cessation products specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating nicotine or tobacco dependence.

According to Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs, the policy applies to all members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, consultants, contracted staff, vendors, guests and visitors. “The policy does not imply that individuals must quit using tobacco products, It implies that they must restrict the use of those products to the designated locations. (… Click to read more )

PTECH Education Grant Gets an Overhaul

August 17, 2015
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There are 18 schools all working with CVES in the North Country.. And according to District Superintendent Doctor Mark Davey, the PTECH program has gone through some growing pains but State Ed has made some changes for participating schools heading into the 2015-2016 school year (… Click above to listen )

North Country Job Growth Down 1.5% in 2014

August 17, 2015

New York reached its highest employment level ever of more than 9 million jobs in 2014, after adding 538,000 jobs since 2009, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The overall job growth in 2014 alone was 143,000 – the strongest growth since 2000 – and capped four years of […]

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

August 17, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

K&J – Mayor Calnon on College Suites Bankruptcy

August 14, 2015

College Suites.. The company that built the Student Apartments on Broad Street right next to the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus.. Is coming closer to the conclusion of their bankruptcy proceedings.. Which began earlier this year in order to protect the owners from foreclosure by their bank, and by the City who had scheduled the property to be put up for auction…

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For an understanding of the impact of the proceedings on taxpayers in the City of Plattsburgh we asked Mayor Jim Calnon to give us his perspective on some of the available options….

We spoke with Mayor Calnon about College Suites Thursday afternoon in his offices at City Hall… College Suites built the Student Apartments on Broad Street right next to the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus.. And they’re coming closer to the conclusion of their bankruptcy proceedings.. As you heard the Court has asked creditors for an up or down vote on their plan but the bankruptcy judge is not bound by that input..  In the City’s case, Mayor Calnon says it would be good for the city and the taxpayer if College Suites were to be able to emerge from bankruptcy and begin paying their taxes on a regular basis..  As for the assessment from the earlier years of the project..  That’s also yet to be determined  and may have an impact on the 5 year payout by Plattsburgh Suites to the City which is now estimated at $750,000.00

Gary Lawson (The Far Side) Turns 65

August 14, 2015
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Beekmantown Schools Ready for Extended Learning Time

August 13, 2015
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School Administrators in Beekmantown are gearing up for implementation of a new extended learning day in all of their buildings from the Elementary level all the way through the high school.. If you recall, it’s part of a $6 million Dollar Extended Learning Time Grant from The New York State Department of Education that was approved by the school board in June (… Click above to listen and to read more )

NYSUT says Data Released Wednesday Meaningless in Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

August 13, 2015

  According to the New York State Teachers Union..  Test scores in English language arts and math released today tell parents, educators and policymakers almost nothing about students’ progress toward meeting state standards, and are meaningless as measures of teacher effectiveness, New York State United Teachers said. “It would be a huge mistake to read […]