Category: Local News

SUNY Plattsburgh Continues their Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond. The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. This year’s speakers include Dean of Education Michael Morgan,…

Stefanik Applauds NBRC Grants

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement by the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) of several grants for projects across New York’s 21st district: “This is great news for our North Country community and I thank the NBRC for providing this important funding,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “With this funding, organizations throughout our district will be…

Lake Placid Lacrosse Gets High Marks for Economic Impact

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A new report from the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism says Lake Placid’s Lacrosse tournament which started as a weekend event 26 years ago has now taken its place among Lake Placid’s annual leaders in economic impact. ROOST says it estimates $4.8 million in direct spending over the Aug. 3rd through 9th period in the region……

K&J – Touring the Kent-Delord House Museum

The battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend begins on Thursday evening this week at 4pm at Riverside Cemetery here in Plattsburgh..  And while there are many excellent events throughout all four days..

We invite you to join us for the K&J show today ( Click on the play bar above ) We’re going to be looking at where many of the re-enactors spend the weekend..  In fact, it’s one of the highlights of the weekend for re-enactors… The encampment on the lawn at the Kent-Delord House Museum.. And that’s where we caught up with the Museum’s Director Don Wickman…

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Our coverage of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is Presented by Price Chopper, In the Community for Good..

If you would like to take a tour, feel free to stop by… It’s located at 17 Cumberland avenue right across from the Champlain monument which is also where the Saratoga replica demonstration takes place on Sunday..  The schedule includes concerts through the evening plus Fireworks on Friday night, The Street Battle on Saturday followed by the parade on Saturday afternoon.. More activities on Sunday plus the Israel Green Tavern is open through the weekend.. and of course the encampment at the Kent Delorde House Museum begins with re-enactors arriving on Friday for the weekend..

Prison Break Exhibit Opens Today

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If you can’t get enough of the Prison Break…. There’s more to come… Most likely a movie at some point…  In the meantime….  The Strand Center for the Arts says they’ll be showcasing a new series of documentary photography centered on the Dannemora prison break by artist Damian Battinelli. The exhibit is titled “The Escape,”…

City Settles with College Suites on Back Taxes

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The City of Plattsburgh has approved a settlement agreement with College Suites that will include an up front, lump sum payment of $500,000 and another $340,000 to be paid over fours years… Plus the assessment of the college suites property will be reduced through 2017 to $5,300,000 starting with this year’s assessment..  Mayor Calnon says…

Touring The Kent-Delorde House Museum

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

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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

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

 

 

K&J – Touring the Battle of Plattsburgh Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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…

Skate Park Proves Very Popular For All Ages.

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…