Category: Local News

K&J – Touring the Lake Placid Horse Shows

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The I Love New York Horse Show is the second of two weeks comprising the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC.. The I Love New York Horse Show runs through Sunday, highlighted by the $100,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Pix on Saturday, July 9. Saturday also features the horse…

K&J – Independence Day in Plattsburgh

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A full day of activities in Plattsburgh and Downtown, the 4th of July parade kicks off from Jay street, where we had an opportunity to speak with local organizations, candidates and many other parade participants. Click on the link below to listen; K&J – 070516 – Plattsbugh’s 4th of July Parade And if you haven’t…

Kevin Babington Wins $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix

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Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington rode Shorapur to the only clean round to claim victory in the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid to culminate the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. Thirty horses tried to master the 15-jump course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany and…

Kevin Mulverhill Kicks Off Assembly Campaign

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Kevin Mulverhill, Republican candidate for the State Assembly’s 115th District, joined family, friends, local residents and elected officials at his campaign kick-off press conference Wednesday in Plattsburgh at the Clinton County Government Center. Mulverhill, the sitting Franklin County Sheriff, addressed a crowd of supporters and media on the importance of giving a voice to North…

K&J – The Beekmantown High School Graduation

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In addition to the beginning of Summer… There’s one good thing about the end of June… Especially for High School Seniors..  Graduation… And this year to give you a feel for what it’s like we made our way to the Beekmantown High School Gym on Friday.. During this podcast, we’ll speak with students, Superintendent Dan…

Clyde Rabideau Endorses Area 4 Candidate Simon Conroy

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Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is a former Mayor of Plattsburgh who grew up in Clinton Count’s Area 4..  Has announced his endorsement of Simon Conroy, who recently announced he would continue his bid for the Clinton County Legislature and hopes to win the Democratic primary on September 13th. Rabideau says He’s “known Simon for…

A $1,500 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of Vet’s Bridge Vandal

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Local veterans organizations in Plattsburgh are teaming up to find the person who vandalized two signs on the Newly Dedicated Veteran’s Bridge.. Ward IV Councilor Paul O’Connell says American Legion groups around the area and some concerned citizens have raised over $1,500 Dollars.. “This particular act of vandalism really  bothered him and it’s a slap in…

K&J – Plattsburgh as a Manufacturing Hub

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The SUNY Field House will play host to more than 135 businesses today a the 28th annual Business Expo gets underway..  And as a preview we’re going to look at two things that are happening for the manufacturing industry in Plattsburgh and the surrounding region…   The Business Expo begins today with something new.. A chance…

K&J – An Interview with Transgender Advocate Kelly Metzgar

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During the Morning News on Wednesday Morning we aired a conversation with Kelly Metzgar who is an advocate for members of the Transgender and gender non conforming communities in the North Country…  Tonight (Wednesday, June 1st, 2016) she will be hosting a transgender town hall style gathering..  The event will take place at 4 palmer…

K&J – The 18th Annual Salute to Labor in Clinton County

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Salute Honors former Congressman Bill Owens, Clinton County Legislator (Area 9) John Gallagher, and retired Major William “Bill” Badger.  It’s been 18 years of recognizing the Women and Men of Labor. That’s how the night begins at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona Thursday night as both Democrats and Republicans gathered to salute…

Clinton Community College VP Lisa Shovan Replaces Interim President Fred Smith

Clinton Community College’s Board of Trustees says Interim President, Frederick Smith will be stepping down as of June 30th… Lisa Shovan, Vice President for Administration and Finance has been appointed Officer-in-Charge beginning June 21st… It’s a temporary position that grants all the responsibilities and powers of the presidency. The Presidential search is currently underway, and…

City Republican Committee Endorses Mayor Calnon

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In an announcement Wednesday, The City of Plattsburgh Republican Committee says they will be endorsing three candidates for upcoming city elections.The Committee met on May 24 and voted unanimously to endorse Mayor James Calnon in his bid for re-election. “The Committee believes Mayor Calnon is doing an outstanding job in leading the city with a…

Clinton County Democrats Endorse D. Billy Jones for 115th Assembly Seat

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The Clinton County Democratic Committee members gathered Tuesday evening at the American Legion to endorse candidates for the upcoming election, including the race to select the North Country’s newest Assembly representative. “Democrats love elections and the key race before our committee was the NYS Assembly seat in the 115th District,” said Martin Mannix Jr., Chairman…