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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 […]

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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