Category: Local News

K&J – Longueuil and Plattsburgh Mayors Commit to Cooperation

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The Mayor of Longueuil in Quebec, Caroline St-Hilaire, along with a delegation of Longueuil business leaders, were guests of the Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon and the City of Plattsburgh on Monday…  Mayor Calnon was joined in welcoming the Longueuil contingent by Senator Betty Little, who serves as Honorary Chair of the Quebec-New York Corridor Coalition..  …

K&J – A New Set of Codes for Saranac Lake

The Village of Saranac Lake is in the final phase of re-defining building construction and zoning codes and one of the members of the Village Board, Village Trustee Paul VanCott has been actively involved in the re-write for the last several years…  He sits down with us and gives a look at what the work entails…

The new re-write of the code book will simplify our understanding of the overall vision for the village..    The Village Board has been through a few work-sessions over the month of November and will most likely take up contemplation of their final draft before year’s end..

Polar Plunge Raises over $28,000 for Special Olympics

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On the colder and windier side of the news, Plattsburgh’s Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics was held on Saturday at noon. According to their website.. The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics raised just over $24,000 but that number may not include all of the funds raised on Saturday..  All of the money raised goes to benefit…

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies in Saranac Lake

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Wednesday was a day to Honor Veterans and talk about issues they face.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall.. A ceremony for Veteran’s..  Master Sergeant Joseph Fischer was the guest speaker.. He chose the opportunity to reflect on two issues… One – Post Traumatic Stress and Two – The increasing suicide rate among Veterans.. Fischer says…

K&J – A Traditional Ceremony in Bloomingdale for Veterans

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Kids in Bloomingdale have the day off today for Veterans Day but on Tuesday they were given the chance to recognize veterans they’ve been talking to and learning about with posters that will hang in the schools hallways as a reminder of their service to our country…  Bloomingdale Principal Trish Kenyon says the Blooomingdale Veterans…

K&J – A Rally to Save the Rails

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There was a rally on Saturday at the Saranac Lake Train Depot…  Overall, it was an effort to convince Governor Cuomo to re-consider pulling up the rails from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake..  Amy Catania is the Executive Director of Historic Saranac Lake.. One of the sponsors of Saturday’s Rally..  We’ll speak with her, and…

K&J – Combatting Bullying and The Tupper Lake Aging in Place Task Force

Members of the Tupper Lake Adult Center and Tupper Lake Students gathered together on Wednesday for a luncheon designed to bring them both together to talk about some of the issues kids run into.. not only in a school setting, but also in the community.. and to look at what may have changed over the years..   We’ll start with the kids..  The inter-generational event begins with a presentation by the kids about their group called Friends of Rachel….

Rachael’s Challenge is a national non profit organization dedicated to creating safe connected school environments.. the organization motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools in their communities..

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K&J – Cashman Wins Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Race

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Councilor Michael Cashman received a total of 1,233 votes which represents 60.44% of the votes cast out of 2,068 total votes… Republican Vasso LaForest could only garner 807 votes or 39.56%..  We followed the results at the American Legion Post 20 here in Plattsburgh… The unofficial Election Night Headquarters of Clinton County Democrats… In today’s…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Candidate Michael Cashman

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In Today’s K&J show, we’re speaking with Town of Plattsburgh Councilor Michael Cashman… He’s the Democratic candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Earlier in 2015 Supervisor Bernie Bassett announced his plans to retire at the end of the year and expressed his support for Michael Cashman to replace him.. We caught up with…

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

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There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Candidate Vasso LaForest

Vasso LaForestIn today’s K&J Show we’re speaking with Vasso LaForest…  Mr LaForest is the Republican candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Earlier in 2015 Supervisor Bernie Bassett announced his plans to retire at the end of the year..  We’re going to speak with both candidates… Town Councilor Michael Cashman announced his candidacy shortly after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement and we’ll talk with Councilor Cashman tomorrow..  Today though.. We’re speaking with Vasso LaForest in his office on Route 3 here in Plattsburgh.. Click above on the play bar to listen to the show..

New Coalition Highlights Home Care Needs for the Elderly

Franklin County Office for the Aging, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, and the New York State Wide Senior Action Council are launching a coalition to develop an advocacy strategy and raise public awareness about the unique home care needs in the Adirondacks. According to the new coalition… Many people who need home care in the…

DEC Closes Locks for Season

It’s an annual ritual for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation… Today the DEC is closing the lower locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain for the winter.. Every year the locks are closed and drained and this year, they are moving ahead with engineering work as well… which will include a full evaluation…

Biggest Loser Program Returns for Season Five

The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is seeking candidates for the fifth season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser adult fitness program which is set to start on October 20th.. The City’s Recreation Superintendent Steve Peters says they’re looking for 20 adult participants interested in making lifestyle changes and who are willing to work with…