Today we’re going to look ahead just a few weeks to the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration… and this year, Mayor Calnon has tasked the City’s new Events Coordinator Sandra Geddes with helping to coordinate the logistics and the planning of all of the weekend’s activities… We sat down just outside of her office which for the summer is located on the waterfront at the City’s new Marina…. She is focused for the next few weeks on making sure the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration goes off without a hitch. (… Click on the link above to listen, and for a complete schedule of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend )
Brant Lake Association, the Town of Horicon and the Adirondack Council will hold an Adirondack Park Invasive Species Summit & Award Presentation on Friday, August 14 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at Horicon Town Hall.
The purpose of the summit is to recognize and celebrate progress combating invasive species at Brant Lake and at surrounding lakes. Participants will discuss updated strategies and priorities, including ways the state can continue and improve its assistance to local communities and lake associations.
Town of Horicon Supervisor Matt Simpson and Brant Lake Association President Wayne Butler will welcome participants, followed by Brant Lake Association Board Member Douglas Schultz and Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway, who will make some introductory remarks prior to the award presentation. (… Click for more )
Franklin County is sponsoring a “Silent Strike Drill” on August 19th… And The Director of Public Health at Franklin County Public Health Katie Farrell Strack says it’s a simulation of a bio-terrorism event at the Saranac Lake High School…
Farrel Strack spoke to the Village Board in Saranac Lake on Monday night… Franklin County Public Health has been handing out posters in and around the county promoting the event and looking for volunteers to participate…. The Exercise is set for August 19th.. at the Saranac Lake High School… If you would like to participate you can call 481 – 1587
So this weekend is a busy one when it comes to events in the region and one of them includes cardboard boats… Yes they sink.. but hopefully not until they cross the finish line… It’s Tupper Lake’s 3rd annual Beach Fest at the Little Wolf Campground.. and for a perspective on the weekend we caught up with an Alumn of WNBZ News… Mike Fritts… He’s the Town of Tupper Lake’s Youth Activities Director ( … Click above for more )
Today on the K&J Show we’re talking with DEC Wildlife Technician Ben Tabor about nuisance bears in the North Country. We found Ben at Camp Colby a DEC owned camp on Lake Colby in Saranac Lake, across from Adirondack Medical Center and our conversation, while it focused on bears, will take us also to Eagles, and other wildlife in the Adirondack Park.
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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…
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?” )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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 )
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…
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…
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 )
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 )
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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 )
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 )