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Looking Back at Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse

August 11, 2015

Adult Division Champions Crowned at the 26th Annual Lake Placid Summit Classic

August 11, 2015

  LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The champions of the adult divisions were crowned Sunday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, closing out the week-long tournament that brings thousands of players and their families to the Adirondack Mountains each year. Team Power-Tek, made up mostly of Colgate alumni, won its fourth straight Men’s Open […]

Sanders Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

August 10, 2015
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he will support an agreement that the United States and other nations negotiated with Iran to limit its nuclear program.

Sanders issued a statement after a telephone conversation on Friday with President Barack Obama, who addressed some of Sanders’ concerns. The senator first publicly discussed his intention to vote for the agreement in an interview with John Dickerson of CBS News, which will be broadcast Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

“The test of a great nation is not how many wars it can engage in, but how it can resolve international conflicts in a peaceful manner,” Sanders said in the statement. (… Plus click for more from cbsnews.com – “Are Democratic voters angry enough to support Bernie Sanders for Predisent?” )

City Council Faces Difficult Budget Season

August 10, 2015

For many years the City of Plattsburgh has been dipping into it’s General Fund in order to balance the budget but that fund has been depleting and this year has become a transitional year when it comes to the numbers…  To get a better feel for what this means for taxpayers, we sat down with Ward 5 Councilwoman Becky Kasper…

The Mayor still has a few months before he needs to present a budget to the council but the work has already begun..  The finance committee will continue to meet while they consider options for how to deal with what may become a difficult budget cycle heading into fall (… Click above to listen )

K&J – Trustee VanCott on Revitalizing Downtown Saranac Lake

August 10, 2015
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In Today’s K&J Show, we’re taking a tour of Downtown Saranac Lake.. This is a different kind of tour, however.. Today we’re looking at the possibilities for buildings in downtown Saranac Lake with Village Trustee Paul Van Cott. We began our conversation just outside of the Harietstown Town Hall and made our way up Main Street and then left onto Broadway while we discussed the importance of working together with local property owners to help re-vitalize Saranac Lake using a Main Street grant application as part of the consolidated funding process in New York State. With the help of the Downtown Advisory Board and the Local Development Corporation, VanCott is leading a charge to re-vitalize the downtown. During our tour, we looked at some of the buildings and building owners who have agreed to participate should the state agree to pony up the incentive money to get them started. (… Click above for more and listen to our conversation )

Charter Commission Meets Wednesday to Finalize Ballot Language

August 10, 2015
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On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m., the City of Plattsburgh Charter Commission will meet at the Stafford Middle School Auditorium to discuss the exact wording of the items to be put on the ballot in the November 2015 election. To date the Commission has voted to include the following proposals: (… Click above for more )

Summit Lacrosse Crowns Masters Champions

August 9, 2015

he Men’s Past, Ultra Grand and Super Grand Masters division champions were crowned Friday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Mountains.

In the first year of the championship-format Past Masters Division, a bracket for men 60 years of age and older, Cloud Splitter downed the Ultra Legends 12-2 to win the title. Lee Murphy put up four goals in the win.

“We’ve been together as a group for a while,” said Murphy, (… Click above for more )

Red Cross Asks for More Blood Donations

August 7, 2015
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The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Residents in the Saranac Lake community are being asked to help boost the summer blood […]

Sylvia Manor Named CCC Distinguished Alumni

August 7, 2015
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Each year the Clinton Community College Alumni Association accepts nominations for the award of Distinguished Alumni.  The CCC Alumni Association defines such an individual as alum who has made a meaningful contribution to their community, has achieved a high level of professional success and is distinguished in their profession, and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment […]

Schumer says No, Gillibrand Supports Nuclear Deal with Iran

August 7, 2015
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her decision to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran. Senator Gillibrand discussed her support in a post published on Medium, writing that while imperfect, “if we reject this deal, we do not have a viable alternative for preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons,” which has been and remains the United States’ primary goal. (… Click above to read more )

New City Policy Discourages use of GMOs and Toxic Pesticides

August 7, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh has approved a new policy encouraging city departments and city residents to limit their use of toxic pesticides… And through their resolution the council is also working to make everyone more aware of GMOs.. 0800715 – Mike KellyCouncilman Mike Kelly sponsored the resolution and with their vote Thursday evening, It’s now the Policy of the City of Plattsburgh to encourage city departments and city residents to refrain from the use of GMO seeds and to retain from the use of pesticides in the practice of lawn care maintenance and beautification. For a closer look at GMOs we sat down with Plattsbrugh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington… In addition to his duties as the City’s Engineer, Farrington is also a beekeeper.. We asked him to talk specifically about GMOs and their impact on the environment as well as on bees (… Click above for more / listen to the conversation )

Grand Masters Take the Lacrosse Fields Thursday

August 7, 2015

Mayor Calnon Responds to ADA Complaints

August 7, 2015
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The media lately has been picking up on multiple complaints by Debra Buel about the state of handicapped Accessibility in the City of Plattsburgh.. There are no doubt times when the squeaky wheel gets the grease.. but in her case it’s become more of an obsession for Buel.. She spent about an hour at the City Marina yesterday trying to find any mistake she could find when it came to providing access for the handicapped…. The irony is that of all the buildings owned by the City of Plattsburgh.. The City’s Marina is likely a good example of the administration’s focus on ADA compliance… If you take the rules literally for example.. almost all of the steps the city took to provide access would not be necessary but they found the money and worked with their architect to go out of their way to widen all of the doorways, and ramp up to ALL of the entrances, to provide easy open door knobs for all of the doors, to widen all of the bathrooms and the list goes on… If one were to guage the administration’s interest in being friendly to the handicapped, this would seem to be a shining example.. Although Buel would disagree (… Click above to hear comments from Mayor Calnon )

Battle of Plattsburgh Committee Seeking Volunteers

August 6, 2015

The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Committee is seeking volunteers for numerous events and activities throughout the Commemoration Weekend, which is September 10-13.

PARADE – SLIDE“Volunteers are crucial to the overall success of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration.” said the City of Plattsburgh Promotion & Events Coordinator, Sandra Geddes. “This event brings more than 10,000 people to the downtown City streets; our volunteers make it possible to provide the best quality events & entertainment to our guests.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with evening concerts, the popular Israel Green Tavern, the Information Booth, (… Click above for more )

Scholastic Champs Crowned Wednesday at Summit Lacrosse Classic

August 6, 2015
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Champions were crowned in the Scholastic Divisions at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic, a once-fledgling tournament that has become a bustling celebration of the sport and a regular summer getaway for many of the best players at all levels of the sport as well their families. The Boys 2016-2017 Gold Division championship […]

City Council to Consider Discouraging GMO & Toxic Pesticide Use in Plattsburgh..

August 6, 2015

The City of Plattsburgh is headed towards a approving a new policy this evening that would encourage city departments and city residents to get down to earth when it comes to GMOs…   They’ll be considering a resolution recommending that residents refrain from the use of GMO seeds and also calling for refrain from the use […]

SUNY PLattsburgh Named Among “America’s Best Small Town Colleges”

August 6, 2015

According to the website Best Colleges dot com… SUNY Plattsburgh ranks among America’s best small town colleges.. Part of it’s mystique… The website cites the college’s surroundings, affordability, recreational facilities and more.

Bryan Hartman is the VP for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh.. He tells us in an email that they have a unique location.. and being in the Champlain Valley provides students, faculty and staff access to exciting world-class opportunities… And he continues by saying It’s the varied experiences at our finger tips, within an hour’s drive, that can satisfy anyone’s sense of adventure. Hartman added that the variety in and around campus, from urban Montreal and downtown Plattsburgh to the Adirondack wilderness and Lake Placid’s Olympic venues, attract students with a wide range of interests. (… Click above for more )

School is Just around the Corner

August 6, 2015

There’s One thing that August brings which kids may not want to think about but the end of summer is inevitable and we have our first announcement of locker day.. and it’s just 21 days from now in Lake Placid… The Lake Placid Middle/High School hosts their Locker Day on August 27th…  It’s not that […]

Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims Planned

August 5, 2015

The business community in Lake Placid invites all to participate in a fundraising event, “Beyond the Blaze: A Benefit for Main Street Fire Victims,” from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Alpine Mall and Lake Placid Center for the Arts Main Street Gallery. The Alpine Mall and LPCA Main Street Ticket Office will host appetizer, beer, […]

Weibrecht’s Bring Joy to LPCA

August 5, 2015

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) thanked the community on Wednesday for supporting the 2015 “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” Summer Gala.  Proceeds from the evening ensure the organization will be able to meet its mission of presenting and fostering arts programs that inspire, enrich, educate, and entertain people of all […]