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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 […]

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 […]