Category: Politics

K&J – Local Revitalization in Saranac Lake

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Village Trustee Paul Van Cott is chair of the Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation.. The group is now less than a week away from submitting their proposal to the state as part of the Governor’s $10 Million Dollar Downtown Revitalization Initiative..  And he says the concepts for that proposal are coming together..The Village Board, last…

K&J – A Discussion of North Country Economic Development

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When it comes to economic development in our region one thing that sometimes complicates a communities goals for growth is that there are multiple agencies all focused on different aspects of growth.. Not only on the state level but also at the Federal Level..  Jon Cardinal is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Director of Economic Development..  He…

Clinton Breaks Ground on Institute of Advanced Manufacturing

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The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) at Clinton Community College is one step closer to becoming a reality. Today, the College officially broke ground on the 30,000 square foot facility. The IAM will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to support advanced manufacturing throughout the region. In a brief ground breaking ceremony, Clinton’s educational, community, and industry…

Mulverhill Announces Campaign for 115th Assembly District

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill Announces Campaign for 115th Assembly District Sheriff Mulverhill, in a statement emailed to WNBZ says he is seeking the 115th New York State Assembly seat currently held by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. “The Assemblywoman has held this position for 10 years, and she recently announced she will not be seeking re-election in November. …

North Country Honor Flight Sends 14 Vets to DC

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14 Veterans were given the opportunity to visit their Memorials in Washington DC on Saturday..   Barrie Finnigan is the Director of North Country Honor Flight…  He says they’ve moved the ceremony indoors at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center and it seems like they’ve got a good crowd for the ceremony. Saturday’s Honor Flight was the first…

K&J – An Interview with Mayoral Candidate Colin Read

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Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon recently announced his plans to run again for another term as mayor… Mayor Calnon has chosen to be an independent.. He says.. Representing the needs of all of the residents of Plattsburgh..  And earlier this week Clinton County Legislator Colin Read announced he would be running on the Democratic line for…

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Announces Retirement

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey announced her retirement earlier today. She spoke to the media and a special group of family and friends at the West Side Ballroom here in Plattsburgh. “We all know this is the silly season of Politics,” she began, ” It seems that everyone has an opinion about my career. For quite some…

Saranac Lake Taxpayers Funding 68% of School’s Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s budget will come in under the tax cap. According to Business Executive Cindy Moody, 68% of Saranac Lake Central School District’s annual $29 Million Dollar budget comes from the taxpayers in the district.. The State’s contribution comes in at just under 29%… And that’s quite a lot less than some…

Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins The University of Vermont Health Network

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Five-hospital affiliation now includes Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), Elizabethtown Community Hospital and UVM Medical Center (Click on the audio links below to listen)  The University of Vermont Health Network is pleased to officially welcome Alice Hyde Medical Center as its fifth hospital. The inclusion of Alice…

City Dems Endorse Colin Read in his Run for Mayor

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The City Democratic Committee endorsed candidates for city posts at its May 10th meeting.  Committee Chair Rachelle Armstrong says Colin Read, who revealed his intention to run to the committee chair last Friday, has been endorsed by the committee for mayor.  “As an area businessman, scholar, and public servant’” Armstrong says, “Read offers a new…

ANZAC Day Brings Australia to Saranac Lake

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The Village of Saranac Lake, Australian students from NCCC and a delegation from the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC were on hand Monday to commemorate ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness. The commemoration was held at the World War One Veterans Memorial Park. ANZAC Day, celebrated on April 25th of each year, is a day of…

Donald Trump Stumps Plattsburgh

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With the New York Primary on Tuesday, Donald Trump is campaigning across the state and on Friday Afternoon.. he was at the Crete Civic Center asking voters, many of whom were undecided, to vote for him in the primary and then again in the general election. The Civic Center wasn’t filled to capacity but did…

A Weekend Rally for Bernie Sanders

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Marchers went out from the Waterhole on Saturday during a rally for Bernie Sanders. Sue Abbot Jones is one of the delegates hoping to go to the Democratic convention to represent Bernie Sanders…  She says over the course of the campaign they’ve been through several stages with Supporters of Bernie Sanders which led up to…