Category: Local News

TEACH NY – Raising Awareness of Teacher Preparedness

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In New York State we’re told that applications and enrollments in teacher preparation programs have declined by 50% in the last 5 or 6 years… And although there are fewer students graduating, and a perception that there are too many teachers.. The truth is that school districts across the state are having difficulty recruiting good…

K&J – AMC Breaks Ground on New Surgical Services Department

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A ground-breaking ceremony at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake on Wednesday symbolizes the official beginning of construction of the new Surgical Services Department at the Hospital in Saranac Lake.. It’s a $22 Million Dollar project…  And part of the larger $36 Million Dollar Future of Care campaign.. Which will also include the new Lake…

City Revisits Manager’s Pay Scales / Benchmarks

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Pay scales for managers in the City of Plattsburgh will be getting a hard look over the next few months as planning for the 2017 budget gets underway..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says a good compensation strategy includes motivation so that their talent will perform at their highest levels.. And he adds that they want…

K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Emergency Preparedness Day

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Plattsburgh’s fire department spent much of the day Wednesday on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus as part of Emergency Preparedness Day. They were also joined by representatives from the Plattsburgh Police, Campus Police and New York State Police departments, along with The Clinton County Office of Emergency Services. Our conversation begins just outside of the Angel College…

Town of Plattsburgh Shared Services

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The Town of Plattsburgh is continuing to provide regular updates of the progress in their work to bring Whispering Maples Mausoleum out of receivership..  At last night’s board meeting.. Town Supervisor Michhael Cashman reminded everyone that they’re regularly updating the towns website on that progress.. The Town of Plattsburgh is also extending authority to their Highway…

Adirondack Council Joins “BeWildNY” Coalition

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Acclaimed actress and environmentalist Sigourney Weaver is the narrator of a new video advertising campaign urging New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to protect roughly 30,000 acres of new public land as motor-free wilderness. “New York has an extraordinary opportunity to expand Adirondack Wilderness to rival the most famous conservation landmarks in the world,” Weaver notes…

Massena Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturer Re-Opens

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Assemblywoman Russell: Massena manufacturer retaining 32 jobs, great potential for growth The general manager of a private label manufacturer and distributor of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products was preparing to expand his operation and double its number of employees this fall. But those plans suddenly changed in mid-June when the private equity firm that purchased Purinepharma in…

Supervisor Cashman Updates Whispering Pines Receivership

In an email to WNBZ, Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Michael Cashman provided an update on the Whispering Maples Memorial Gardens (Whispering Maples) Here’s what he wrote; The work of reconstructing files and organizing the operations of Whispering Maples continues thanks to the efforts of the Court’s Receiver for operations, Ms. Connie Goedert.  Connie continues to…

Clinton Community College Presidential Search Down to Three

Clinton Community College’s Presidential Search Committee says they’ve selected three finalists… And the college is hosting forums for the public to meet the candidates… In an email to WNBZ.. The committee is encouraging members of the community to attend the three Open Forums to meet each of the finalists… There is an open forum today…

Downtown Revitalization Committee Meets this Afternoon

Organizers say The Plattsburgh Downtown Revitalization Local Planning Committee will hold its organizational meeting this afternoon..   The meeting is set to take place at 1pm in City Hall.  The meeting is intended to familiarize the members with the DRI Program elements and their role in it. All meetings of the DRI Committee are open to…

Schluter Systems Expanding Opertations in Plattsburgh

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Schluter Systems, L.P. will expand manufacturing operations in Plattsburgh, Clinton County. The tile installation systems company will invest more than $22 million to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at its 40-acre location in Upstate New York. “Schluter Systems has been a key component of the North Country economy…