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…
Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is slated for not only a face lift but also a floor lift as crews renovate the space to accommodate the college’s clinics, community programs and psychology department. As part of the extensive two-year capital improvement project, workers will add a second floor in the space where the…
The Charter Commission has decided not to pursue a vote on whether or not to change the form of city government to a style which would include a City Manager… As opposed to the current Strong Mayor system of government for Plattsburgh… Come November, voters will still be asked two questions but the first will…
The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )
Dr. Steve Tyrell’s contract as College president at NCCC has been re-affirmed through 2018. Ms. Barbara Dwyer, Board chair, stated “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dr. Steve Tyrell as the president at North Country Community College. The College has advanced on a number of fronts over the past three years under Dr. Tyrell’s leadership and we look forward to what Dr. Tyrell and the College will accomplish in the next three years for our students and the region we serve!” (.. Click above to read more )
The City of Plattsburgh has given the green light for Daniel Jordano and Simon Conroy to hold a special event for local farmers, growers and entertainers to showcase their wares… It’s not too different from the local farmers market, except it’s on Friday… With different local vendors… Their test run this year is set for Friday August 21st from 4 to 7pm (… Click above to listen, and to read more )
Beekmantown Central School Superintendent Dan Mannix says he has very good numbers to report for their first aligned Curriculum.. The State Education Department in New York is set to release their entire report today..
The report includes a full comprehensive look at comparative year over year data for third through eighth graders in each school district in New York State.. 100% of the numbers are up compared to last year among third through eighth graders at Beekmantown (… Click on play bar to listen )
The final levey numbers have been approved by the school board and they’ve come in under the numbers voters approved in March.. All of the municipalities within the Beekmantown School District will see their The Tax Rate per thousand dollars of assessed value come in at $16.99.
The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will begin work on Glenwood Road starting Wednesday August 19th. The road will be closed to all traffic between the Y on Glenwood and the entrance to St. Joes. All commercial and residential traffic must follow the detour signs to access their homes as well as…
Today we’re going to look ahead just a few weeks to the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration… and this year, Mayor Calnon has tasked the City’s new Events Coordinator Sandra Geddes with helping to coordinate the logistics and the planning of all of the weekend’s activities… We sat down just outside of her office which for the summer is located on the waterfront at the City’s new Marina…. She is focused for the next few weeks on making sure the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration goes off without a hitch. (… Click on the link above to listen, and for a complete schedule of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend )
Brant Lake Association, the Town of Horicon and the Adirondack Council will hold an Adirondack Park Invasive Species Summit & Award Presentation on Friday, August 14 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at Horicon Town Hall.
The purpose of the summit is to recognize and celebrate progress combating invasive species at Brant Lake and at surrounding lakes. Participants will discuss updated strategies and priorities, including ways the state can continue and improve its assistance to local communities and lake associations.
Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson and Brant Lake Association President Wayne Butler will welcome participants, followed by Brant Lake Association Board Member Douglas Schultz and Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway, who will make some introductory remarks prior to the award presentation. (… Click for more )
Franklin County is sponsoring a “Silent Strike Drill” on August 19th… And The Director of Public Health at Franklin County Public Health Katie Farrell Strack says it’s a simulation of a bio-terrorism event at the Saranac Lake High School…
Farrel Strack spoke to the Village Board in Saranac Lake on Monday night… Franklin County Public Health has been handing out posters in and around the county promoting the event and looking for volunteers to participate…. The Exercise is set for August 19th.. at the Saranac Lake High School… If you would like to participate you can call 481 – 1587
So this weekend is a busy one when it comes to events in the region and one of them includes cardboard boats… Yes they sink.. but hopefully not until they cross the finish line… It’s Tupper Lake’s 3rd annual Beach Fest at the Little Wolf Campground.. and for a perspective on the weekend we caught up with an Alumn of WNBZ News… Mike Fritts… He’s the Town of Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Director ( … Click above for more )
Today on the K&J Show we’re talking with DEC Wildlife Technician Ben Tabor about nuisance bears in the North Country. We found Ben at Camp Colby a DEC owned camp on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake, across from Adirondack Medical Center and our conversation, while it focused on bears, will take us also to Eagles, and other wildlife in the Adirondack Park.
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The champions of the adult divisions were crowned Sunday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, closing out the week-long tournament that brings thousands of players and their families to the Adirondack Mountains each year. Team Power-Tek, made up mostly of Colgate alumni, won its fourth straight Men’s Open…
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he will support an agreement that the United States and other nations negotiated with Iran to limit its nuclear program.
Sanders issued a statement after a telephone conversation on Friday with President Barack Obama, who addressed some of Sanders’ concerns. The senator first publicly discussed his intention to vote for the agreement in an interview with John Dickerson of CBS News, which will be broadcast Sunday on “Face the Nation.”
“The test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner,” Sanders said in the statement. (… Plus click for more from cbsnews.com – “Are Democratic voters angry enough to support Bernie Sanders for Predisent?” )
For many years the City of Plattsburgh has been dipping into it’s General Fund in order to balance the budget but that fund has been depleting and this year has become a transitional year when it comes to the numbers… To get a better feel for what this means for taxpayers, we sat down with Ward 5 Councilwoman Becky Kasper…
The Mayor still has a few months before he needs to present a budget to the council but the work has already begun.. The finance committee will continue to meet while they consider options for how to deal with what may become a difficult budget cycle heading into fall (… Click above to listen )
In Today’s K&J Show, we’re taking a tour of Downtown Saranac Lake.. This is a different kind of tour, however.. Today we’re looking at the possibilities for buildings in downtown Saranac Lake with Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. We began our conversation just outside of the Harietstown Town Hall and made our way up Main Street and then left onto Broadway while we discussed the importance of working together with local property owners to help re-vitalize Saranac Lake using a Main Street grant application as part of the consolidated funding process in New York State. With the help of the Downtown Advisory Board and the Local Development Corporation, VanCott is leading a charge to re-vitalize the downtown. During our tour, we looked at some of the buildings and building owners who have agreed to participate should the state agree to pony up the incentive money to get them started. (… Click above for more and listen to our conversation )
On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m., the City of Plattsburgh Charter Commission will meet at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium to discuss the exact wording of the items to be put on the ballot in the November 2015 election. To date the Commission has voted to include the following proposals: (… Click above for more )