Category: Local News

Seminar in Tupper Lake to Focus on Recruiting for Nonprofits

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

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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,…

Former SUNY Police Chief Honored at Retirement Dinner

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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

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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 )

SUNY Plattsburgh Restricts Smoking to Parking Lots

Tobacco use on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is now restricted to a limited number of designated parking lots. The SUNY Plattsburgh Tobacco Restricted Campus Policy took effect Aug. 15th and includes all tobacco and tobacco-derived products intended for human consumption, including but not limited to: tobacco and clove cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah-smoked products, bidis, kreteks, electronic cigarettes or “vapes,” smokeless tobacco or “chew,” and snus. It does not include cessation products specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating nicotine or tobacco dependence.

According to Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs, the policy applies to all members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, consultants, contracted staff, vendors, guests and visitors. “The policy does not imply that individuals must quit using tobacco products, It implies that they must restrict the use of those products to the designated locations. (… Click to read more )

PTECH Education Grant Gets an Overhaul

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There are 18 schools all working with CVES in the North Country.. And according to District Superintendent Doctor Mark Davey, the PTECH program has gone through some growing pains but State Ed has made some changes for participating schools heading into the 2015-2016 school year (… Click above to listen )

North Country Job Growth Down 1.5% in 2014

New York reached its highest employment level ever of more than 9 million jobs in 2014, after adding 538,000 jobs since 2009, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The overall job growth in 2014 alone was 143,000 – the strongest growth since 2000 – and capped four years of…

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

Beekmantown Schools Ready for Extended Learning Time

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School Administrators in Beekmantown are gearing up for implementation of a new extended learning day in all of their buildings from the Elementary level all the way through the high school.. If you recall, it’s part of a $6 million Dollar Extended Learning Time Grant from The New York State Department of Education that was approved by the school board in June (… Click above to listen and to read more )

Sibley Hall Next in Line for Face Lift

Sibley Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus is slated for not only a face lift but also a floor lift as crews renovate the space to accommodate the college’s clinics, community programs and psychology department. As part of the extensive two-year capital improvement project, workers will add a second floor in the space where the…

CCHA Presents Rouses Point & Champlain History Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association, as a continuation of its annual tours of historical venues and cemeteries in Clinton County, is pleased to announce an August 16th tour of Maple Hill Cemetery in Rouses Point and the former Frog Farm in Champlain. Hosted by Robert St. John, the tour will feature the history of Rouses Point’s earliest residents and Champlain’s unique history of frog farming. (… Click above for more )

President Tyrell Extends Contract at NCCC

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Dr. Steve Tyrell’s contract as College president at NCCC has been re-affirmed through 2018. Ms. Barbara Dwyer, Board chair, stated “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Dr. Steve Tyrell as the president at North Country Community College. The College has advanced on a number of fronts over the past three years under Dr. Tyrell’s leadership and we look forward to what Dr. Tyrell and the College will accomplish in the next three years for our students and the region we serve!” (.. Click above to read more )

Conroy Farm Brings Agriculture and Entertainment to Trinity Park

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The City of Plattsburgh has given the green light for Daniel Jordano and Simon Conroy to hold a special event for local farmers, growers and entertainers to showcase their wares… It’s not too different from the local farmers market, except it’s on Friday… With different local vendors… Their test run this year is set for Friday August 21st from 4 to 7pm (… Click above to listen, and to read more )

Curriculum Data Breaks Down Well for Beekmantown Schools

Beekmantown Central School Superintendent Dan Mannix says he has very good numbers to report for their first aligned Curriculum.. The State Education Department in New York is set to release their entire report today..

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The report includes a full comprehensive look at comparative year over year data for third through eighth graders in each school district in New York State..  100% of the numbers are up compared to last year among third through eighth graders at Beekmantown (… Click on play bar to listen )

The final levey numbers have been approved by the school board and they’ve come in under the numbers voters approved in March.. All of the municipalities within the Beekmantown School District will see their The Tax Rate per thousand dollars of assessed value come in at $16.99.

 

Saranac Lake DPW Paving Glenwood Rd, Near St Joesephs

The Village of Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will begin work on Glenwood Road starting Wednesday August 19th.  The road will be closed to all traffic between the Y on Glenwood and the entrance to St. Joes.  All commercial and residential traffic must follow the detour signs to access their homes as well as…