Category: Local News

Saranac Lake is “Pro Snow”

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There’s a group in Saranac Lake that has just returned from a summit on Climate Change in Miami…   And now they have one of the first municipal resolutions of support in the East Coast…  From the Saranac Lake Village Board.. The initiative these students are working on is called the I AM PRO SNOW initiative..  In…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Candidate Vasso LaForest

Vasso LaForestIn today’s K&J Show we’re speaking with Vasso LaForest…  Mr LaForest is the Republican candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Plattsburgh…  Earlier in 2015 Supervisor Bernie Bassett announced his plans to retire at the end of the year..  We’re going to speak with both candidates… Town Councilor Michael Cashman announced his candidacy shortly after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement and we’ll talk with Councilor Cashman tomorrow..  Today though.. We’re speaking with Vasso LaForest in his office on Route 3 here in Plattsburgh.. Click above on the play bar to listen to the show..

New Coalition Highlights Home Care Needs for the Elderly

Franklin County Office for the Aging, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks, and the New York State Wide Senior Action Council are launching a coalition to develop an advocacy strategy and raise public awareness about the unique home care needs in the Adirondacks. According to the new coalition… Many people who need home care in the…

DEC Closes Locks for Season

It’s an annual ritual for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation… Today the DEC is closing the lower locks on the Saranac Lakes Chain for the winter.. Every year the locks are closed and drained and this year, they are moving ahead with engineering work as well… which will include a full evaluation…

Biggest Loser Program Returns for Season Five

The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is seeking candidates for the fifth season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser adult fitness program which is set to start on October 20th.. The City’s Recreation Superintendent Steve Peters says they’re looking for 20 adult participants interested in making lifestyle changes and who are willing to work with…

Diabetes Self-Management Education Offered by Adirondack Health

A six-week comprehensive Diabetes Self-Management Education Program offered by Adirondack Health begins on Sept. 16. Diabetes Self-Management Education helps people diagnosed with diabetes effectively start and continue the high level of self-care necessary for optimizing blood sugar levels, managing complications, and maintaining their quality of life. Diabetes education and training provides up-to-date information about diabetes,…

K&J – Riverside Cemetery Memorial

Both British and American naval officers who died in the Battle of Plattsburgh are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh… And every year the city remembers an event that helped to bring three countries together and to form the basis of what Canada, Britain and the United States share today as allies and trading partners…   The Riverside Cemetery Memorial kicks off the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration this year as we look back to 1814..  And interestingly enough… A dead master of ceremonies… ( Click on the Play Bar to Listen )

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350 Banners to Promote Adirondack Coast

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Once the Battle of Plattsburgh Banners come down.. They’ll be replaced by a new initiative sponsored by the North Country Chamber of Commerce and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau…   The Visitors Bureau says it’s one of their newest marketing campaigns… Focused on branding the Adirondack Coast. Each banner will feature an icon showcasing one of…

City’s Bond Resolutions includes Work on ADA Compliance at City Hall

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is moving forward with issuing 8 new bond resolutions authorizing the issuance of $3,261,600 in additional debt for 2014 and 2015 capital expenditures… The 8 new resolutions will authorize borrowing of $1,485,000 for street resurfacing, $820,000 for the City Marina, $350,000 for building repairs to City Hall and the DPW garage, $316,600…

Project Based Learning at Beekmantown Central Schools

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Students are beginning to settle into their new routines in schools throughout the North Country That’s the case in Beekmantown’s Middle School as well.. where Principal Amy Campbell tells the School Board Project Based learning for eight graders has gotten of to a good start..  Beekmantown School Superintendent Dan Mannix says Project Based Learning for…

City Contemplates a Friday Farmer’s Market

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After a successful test run  in August for local farmers, growers and entertainers to showcase their wares on a Friday evening in Trinity Park, organizers of the event which they’ve called “Downtown Rising” are now asking the City Council to consider allowing them to use the park every Friday in the summer of 2016… That’s…

Sanders Weighs in on Nuclear Deal

In a Senate floor speech on Wednesday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders detailed his support for the Iran Nuclear agreement… Sanders likens critics of the agreement to those in Congress who voted to take the United States to war in Iraq in 2003. “Those who have made every effort to thwart the diplomatic process and have…

Charter Commission Schedules Public Information Sessions

We have word from the City of Plattsburgh Charter Commission that they’re planning two informational sessions to help the public understand the two propositions they’ve voted to place on the ballot for November 3rd… The Commission put a complete revision of the current City Charter as one proposition, and an overhaul of the current electoral…

SUNY Plattsburgh Continues their Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

The annual SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial service will take place at noon, Sept. 11, at the newly renovated Hawkins Pond. The ceremony is coordinated by the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and will follow its traditional format of an emcee, guest speakers and live music. This year’s speakers include Dean of Education Michael Morgan,…

Stefanik Applauds NBRC Grants

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement by the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) of several grants for projects across New York’s 21st district: “This is great news for our North Country community and I thank the NBRC for providing this important funding,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “With this funding, organizations throughout our district will be…