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“People for Positive Action” Rally in Plattsburgh for Iran Nuclear Agreement

August 27, 2015
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Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the US gathered across the street from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Office on Durkee street in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon… The group calls themselves People for Positive Action and were participating in the rally as part of a national day of support for the agreement involving a coalition of peace groups… Rita Ann Fitzgerald in one of the participants in the rally.. she says they’ve signed petitions along with others in Congresswoman Stefanik’s district asking her to vote in favor of the deal.. “If five of the countries are so in favor of it the United States should be as well.” Fitzgerald tells WNBZ. Jim King Lives in Cadyville, he came to the rally for peace to support the effort of the group to ask Congresswoman Stefanik to vote in favor of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States.

“My bottom line is give peace a chance.” King said, “We’ve been at war since the country started and I think it’s time to give it a rest (… Click above for more / audio )

Group Marching in Support of Iran Nuclear agreement 

August 26, 2015

Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the U.S. I’ve gathered at the office of Congreswoman Elise Stefanik. Congress will be voting in less than a month whether or not to support the agreement. Mary Alice Shemo is the organizer of the event. She says there are 56 pages of signatures […]

Republican Caucus chooses Lutton & Fontana for Tupper Lake Town Council.

August 25, 2015

At the start of the Republican Caucus for the Town of Tupper Lake a letter from Richard Skiff was read to those in attendance.  Skiff apologized but will not be running again for the council seat he currently holds. This means that there are two open seats with no one currently running. The Caucus as […]

Tupper Lake Dems nominate Ron LaScala to Challenge Incumbamts

August 24, 2015

Democrats in Tupper Lake made their way into the Aaron Maddox Hall on Demars Blvd in Tupper Lake Momday night.  There were two caucuses.  First, for the Village of Tupper Lake, and second for the Town of Tupper Lake.     For the village, Diane Conner is the Caucus Chairperson, Ron LaScala is nominated as one […]

Ettling Welcomes SUNY Plattsbugh Faculty, Staff

August 24, 2015
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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Friday welcomed faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 academic year — his 12th fall welcome since arriving on campus in 2004. As he has in recent years, Ettling discussed enrollment figures, reporting that 994 freshmen will arrive on campus during opening weekend, Aug. 22 and 23. This represents an acceptance […]

City Focused on Preserving Commemoration

August 24, 2015

Our series leading up to Battle of Plattsburgh Weekend continues;  The Commemoration starts Thursday night September 10th and runs through Sunday September 13th…  Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon Talks about the City’s stepped up role in preserving the commemoration..  Mayor Calnon notes that there is a mural that has just appeared on the side of 30 City Place facing City Hall..

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The mayor has put an emphasis on preserving events like the Battle Plattsburgh Commemoration and others during the year


We invite you to join us for more coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.. presented on WNBZ by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good. Our series continues this week, listen to WNBZ during The Morning News for more..



Tupper Lake Dems Caucus Monday Night

August 24, 2015

In Tupper Lake The Democrats hold their caucuses Monday night.  They will choose both their Village and Town of Tupper Lake Candidates…  In November, residents will be voting for Village Mayor and two Village Trustees plus one Village Justice. Town of Tupper Lake voters will be choosing the Town Clerk, two councilors, one town justice […]

Snow Removal Advisory Committee to Release their Findings

August 21, 2015
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Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Advisory Committee (Charged with the task to research immediate and long range solutions for pedestrian access on City sidewalks and to summarize that research and present their findings and recommendations) announced on Friday that they will present their findings and recommendations at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium next week (… Click above to read more )

Council says City’s Fire Dept Will Have to Wait to Purchase New Aerial Ladder Truck

August 21, 2015
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It looks like Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will have to wait a few more weeks to get an answer from the City Council as to whether or not they’re going to be able purchase a new ladder truck for the department…  Just some history first…. Fire Chief Randy Stone was given approval by the council earlier […]

K&J – Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Racicot – on Move in Weekend

August 21, 2015
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After more than 26 years of move in weekends, Plattsburgh’s Police Chief Desmond Racicot knows first hand what the added student population means for the City..  Chief Racicot was kind enough to spend some time talking with us about the importance of the relationship between SUNY Plattsburgh and the City’s Police Department.. It’s move in […]

CCHA Awarded New Book and School Outreach Grant

August 21, 2015
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The Board of Trustees and staff of the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) is pleased to announce the award of an Education and Outreach Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) totaling $7,500.

The CCHA will use these funds to create a four part educational outreach program for elementary schools and to also support the publication of a new book. For the Elementary Educational Outreach Program, the CCHA will partner with staff at the Saranac Elementary school to create a series of local history programs for 4th graders. (… Click above for more )

Move in Weekend at SUNY Plattsburgh

August 20, 2015

It’s move in weekend for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Class of 2019 and close to 1,000 freshman students along with even more returning students arrive back on campus..

Residence halls open for new, transfer and returning students beginning at 8 a.m. this Saturday Residence Life tells us that RAs will be on hand to welcome students to their halls and to help direct them and their families to their rooms and give them information on activities planned for opening week.

Staff members will be in the Housing and Residence Life Office, which is in Room 103 in Algonquin Hall, through the entire weekend.. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions incoming students may have about their room assignments and residence life. Opening Weekend Activities (… Click above for more )

Silent Strike – A Simulation

August 20, 2015
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The Franklin County Department of Public Health, along with State Police, the Franklin County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Medical Responders and others all participated in a mock drill to test the readiness of the county to handle distribution of medication following a bio-terrorism attack…   There’s been no real attack here in the North Country, but the […]

Adirondack Council; “Don’t Store Derelict Oil Tankers in the Preserve”

August 20, 2015

The Adirondack Council today called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop the Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings from using the tracks between Saratoga Springs and Newcomb as a junkyard and oil pump-out station for derelict oil tanker cars. The tankers could cause environmental damage to three scenic rivers and the “forever wild” Adirondack Forest Preserve, the […]

City Charter Commission to Draw Ward Terms for Staggered Term Proposition

August 20, 2015

On Friday, August 21st at noon at the City Council Chambers, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY the City Charter Commission will do a blind draw to determine which wards will elect Councilors for two-year, three-year or four-year terms in the 2016 election. The public is invited to be present at the drawing. (.. Click above to read more )

Seminar in Tupper Lake to Focus on Recruiting for Nonprofits

August 18, 2015

There’s about a month to prepare for a training session in Tupper Lake for Nonprofits and community organizations from the Tupper Lake region…  We have word today that the Adirondack Foundation is inviting local organizations in Tupper to participate in the seminar which they plan to hold on Thursday, Sept. 17th.. The capacity-building seminar, “Building […]

Schempp Takes Over at Mercy Living

August 18, 2015
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Adirondack Health has hired Heidi Schempp and she’s accepted the position of Administrator at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Schempp comes to Adirondack Health following 16 years at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, NY. Inter-Lakes Health is comprised of a critical access hospital, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility and an adult home. During her time there, […]

Assemblywoman Duprey Bolsters Safety, Security in the “Bombay Triangle”

August 18, 2015
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  Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I-Peru) says legislation (A.7256) to increase safety and security for law enforcement and residents within Franklin County was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo The legislation expands the area of jurisdiction of the St. Regis Mohawk tribal police within the county. Duprey noted that this measure will be critical in increasing […]

Former SUNY Police Chief Honored at Retirement Dinner

August 18, 2015
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Longtime SUNY Plattsburgh Police Chief Arlene Sabo was honored by colleagues, friends and area law enforcement agencies at a farewell gathering held Aug. 13 at Valcour Conference Center. Sabo, who is moving to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie to serve as director of safety and security, retired from University Police at the end of July. More […]

Battle of Plattsburgh Buttons Now Available

August 17, 2015
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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is September 10-13. The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration (BOPC) Admission Button is available for $15 and is available at North Country Food Co-op, Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, Cornerstone Bookshop, Plattsburgh City Marina, Kent-Delord House Museum, Battle of Plattsburgh Association, NBT Bank, Champlain Wine Company, Cook & Gardener, Aubuchon Hardware-Skyway Plaza, and Studley Printing.

The design of this year’s Commemoration Button is by Emily Ferdinandi of Mooers Elementary School. Ms. Ferdinandi submitted a poster as part of the BOPC Poster Contest, which invites area 4th graders to design a Battle of Plattsburgh poster. Ms. Ferdinandi’s poster was selected out of more than 200 poster submissions. (… Click above for more )