Category: Local News

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…

Plattsburgh City Beach Temporarily Closed

Several recent beach water samples have exceeded the standards for swimming and the beach has been temporarily closed.  The city has initiated a comprehensive investigation in conjunction with the Clinton County Health Department.  The general public should be informed on how the City tests for water quality, what is looked for, and how it affects…

Plattsburgh’s Snow Removal Committee Tells City to Take Over

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A committee appointed by Plattsburgh’s City Council aptly named the Snow Removal Advisory Committee is recommending that the city assume the responsibility for winter maintenance for all the sidewalks, a responsibility that is currently assigned to property owners in the City… There are three parts to the committee’s report to the council… Part One demonstrates…

A Day on the Farm

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is holding its third annual “Day on the Farm” tomorrow Saturday, August 29th at Maple Grand Farms, 135 Jarvis Rd, Peru, NY. Established in 1917, Maple Grand Farms is a 1,200 acres farm consisting of crop land, wood lots and an apple orchard. “A Day on the Farm” starts at…

Tri-Lakes Humane Society Announces Challenge Gift

In Saranac Lake the Tri-Lakes Humane Society is hoping to raise $14,000 towards the cost of a new, commercial grade washer and dryer set for their facility…  They’ve just announced a $1,000 Matching Challenge Gift from an anonymous donor to help with their campaign.. The Board’s President Melinda Little says “For years the Shelter has…

K&J – New “Developments” on Baker Road

There’s a new development on Baker Road in the Town of Plattsburgh.. It’s something we’ve been watching for a while actually. Earlier this week, the town board made another move to support the project with their acceptance of the water system into the town’s infrastructure… We sat down on Wednesday with the Town’s Supervisor Bernie Bassett and asked him to give us a feel for how the project is coming along and why now.. as far as the transfer of water supply to the town…

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“People for Positive Action” Rally in Plattsburgh for Iran Nuclear Agreement

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Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the US gathered across the street from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s Office on Durkee street in Plattsburgh on Wednesday afternoon… The group calls themselves People for Positive Action and were participating in the rally as part of a national day of support for the agreement involving a coalition of peace groups… Rita Ann Fitzgerald in one of the participants in the rally.. she says they’ve signed petitions along with others in Congresswoman Stefanik’s district asking her to vote in favor of the deal.. “If five of the countries are so in favor of it the United States should be as well.” Fitzgerald tells WNBZ. Jim King Lives in Cadyville, he came to the rally for peace to support the effort of the group to ask Congresswoman Stefanik to vote in favor of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the United States.

“My bottom line is give peace a chance.” King said, “We’ve been at war since the country started and I think it’s time to give it a rest (… Click above for more / audio )

Group Marching in Support of Iran Nuclear agreement 

Participants in a rally to support the Iran Nuclear agreement with the U.S. I’ve gathered at the office of Congreswoman Elise Stefanik. Congress will be voting in less than a month whether or not to support the agreement. Mary Alice Shemo is the organizer of the event. She says there are 56 pages of signatures…

Ettling Welcomes SUNY Plattsbugh Faculty, Staff

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SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling Friday welcomed faculty and staff to the 2015-2016 academic year — his 12th fall welcome since arriving on campus in 2004. As he has in recent years, Ettling discussed enrollment figures, reporting that 994 freshmen will arrive on campus during opening weekend, Aug. 22 and 23. This represents an acceptance…