Category: Local News

K&J – Danielle Garneau on Micro-Plastics in Lake Champlain

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In Today’s Podcast, we’re listening to Dr. Danielle Garneau, Associate Professor from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh.. She spoke Monday night (March 7th, 2016) at 30 City Place. Danielle and her students are looking for micro particles that are too small to be screened in waste-water treatment plants, and their…

North Country Chamber Sees Optimism in Recent Annual Issues Survey

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The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in mid-February and drawing a response rate of 15% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

City Council Considers Options for Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is evaluating the 2016 Farmers Market Season and it’s current location on Durkee Street downtown. Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the Council is assessing interest in alternate days of operation including other possible locations, and to determine if any other organizations would like to be considered as Farmers Market Operators; for other…

K&J – Dede Scozzafava Talks Cuomo Budget – Tax Cap

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In New York when it comes to Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, most environmental organizations in the Adirondacks are giving his agenda good marks.. Especially when it comes to the Environmental Protection Fund which could receive full funding if the legislature approves Governor Cuomo’s Budget. Dede Scozzafava is the Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government…

K&J – A Forum on Trade (TPP) and the Global Economy

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On Wednesday night, city councilors, residents and SUNY Plattsburgh students gathered at the Auditorium in Plattsburgh’s city hall to discuss the implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership..  The Forum is Moderated by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong. There were about 60 people in the audience and the panel included Timothy Palmer, the Group Leader of the North Country…

Doing it Themselves will save $600,000

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You know all of those projects you have around the house that you’ve decided to do yourself because it would be too expensive to hire a contractor to come in and get it done…..  Well in Saranac Lake… The Department of Public Works has taken this concept to the next level and could save as…

Bike Snow Cross & Enduro Comes to Mt Pisgah

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Organizers say the 2016 Empire State Winter Games are promising to provide as riveting an experience for spectators as for the athletes themselves..  Opportunities include a number of new contemporary action sports and new venues including Mt Pisgah in Saranac Lake.. Topping off the always-inspirational final leg of the torch run and parade of athletes…

Choosing Animal Control, or Too Many Skunks

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Patti Hackett is a resident of the Plattsburgh. She spoke to the City Council on Thursday about their decision to eliminate the Animal Control Officer as part of their efforts to balance the budget.. Not only did Patti suggest that the skunk problem would proliferate if it was left unchecked, she also brought an alternative to…

K&J – Discovering Plattsburgh’s Events Series

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Discover Plattsburgh, and The Adirondack Coast in conjunction with The City of Plattsburgh’s Community Development office and Events Coordinator Sandra Geddes announced a new events series yesterday afternoon saying the combination and sharing of the marketing of the region becomes an integral part of the City’s promotional planning..  Click on the play bar to listen to…

K&J – Saranac Lake Republicans Caucus on Tuesday

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There are now officially four candidates in the race for two village trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake..  Republicans overflowed into the main hallway just outside of the Town Board Room on the first floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall on Tuesday evening.. Click on the play bar below to listen to our…

K&J – Democrats Caucus in Saranac Lake

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Democrats in the Village of Saranac Lake held their caucus on Monday evening in the village offices on the second floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall…  The caucus was chaired by Trustee Tom Catillaz. The group of about 30 Democrats nominated Current Village Trustee Paul VanCott and Chamber President Rich Shapiro to represent them as…

Ice Palace Construction Begins

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405 Blocks of Ice came out of Lake Flower on Monday and construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is underway.. The overall design began to take shape early in the day and by 1pm volunteers had already begun on row number 3 of the foundation which over the next several days will…