Category: Politics

Clyde Rabideau Endorses Area 4 Candidate Simon Conroy

Simon COnroy

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau is a former Mayor of Plattsburgh who grew up in Clinton Count’s Area 4..  Has announced his endorsement of Simon Conroy, who recently announced he would continue his bid for the Clinton County Legislature and hopes to win the Democratic primary on September 13th. Rabideau says He’s “known Simon for…

Margaret Street Fire Sparks New look at Codes by City Council

The Margaret Street Fire is sparking new conversation in the City about the possibility of updating the Fire Codes to better protect residents, especially in older buildings, from being caught without an escape route..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon began the conversation by saying while they can’t stop fires from occurring.. They can find ways to…

A $1,500 Reward for Info Leading to Arrest of Vet’s Bridge Vandal

Paul O'Connell - THUMB - Veteran's Bridge

Local veterans organizations in Plattsburgh are teaming up to find the person who vandalized two signs on the Newly Dedicated Veteran’s Bridge.. Ward IV Councilor Paul O’Connell says American Legion groups around the area and some concerned citizens have raised over $1,500 Dollars.. “This particular act of vandalism really  bothered him and it’s a slap in…

Mayor Calnon Visits Momot Elementary for a Reality Check

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Fifth graders at Momot Elementary were greeted on Tuesday afternoon by Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon.. Mayor Calnon was there to speak with them about the dangers of smoking.. Tuesday was “World No Tobacco Day” an opportunity for tobacco prevention professionals to spread the awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco and the unmasking of marketing…

K&J – An Interview with Transgender Advocate Kelly Metzgar

Kelly Metzgar

During the Morning News on Wednesday Morning we aired a conversation with Kelly Metzgar who is an advocate for members of the Transgender and gender non conforming communities in the North Country…  Tonight (Wednesday, June 1st, 2016) she will be hosting a transgender town hall style gathering..  The event will take place at 4 palmer…

City Considers Possibilities for Regulating Taxis

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Plattsburgh Police Chief Desmond Rassicoit says police will be out in force this weekend so buckle up, put your phone away and don’t drink and drive! Ward One Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong asks the council to look closely at the City’s approach to regulating taxis and their drivers, Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the City’s responsibility…

K&J – The 18th Annual Salute to Labor in Clinton County

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Salute Honors former Congressman Bill Owens, Clinton County Legislator (Area 9) John Gallagher, and retired Major William “Bill” Badger.  It’s been 18 years of recognizing the Women and Men of Labor. That’s how the night begins at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona Thursday night as both Democrats and Republicans gathered to salute…

City Republican Committee Endorses Mayor Calnon

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In an announcement Wednesday, The City of Plattsburgh Republican Committee says they will be endorsing three candidates for upcoming city elections.The Committee met on May 24 and voted unanimously to endorse Mayor James Calnon in his bid for re-election. “The Committee believes Mayor Calnon is doing an outstanding job in leading the city with a…

Clinton County Democrats Endorse D. Billy Jones for 115th Assembly Seat

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The Clinton County Democratic Committee members gathered Tuesday evening at the American Legion to endorse candidates for the upcoming election, including the race to select the North Country’s newest Assembly representative. “Democrats love elections and the key race before our committee was the NYS Assembly seat in the 115th District,” said Martin Mannix Jr., Chairman…

K&J – Local Revitalization in Saranac Lake

Paul VanCott - THUMB

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…