Category: Politics

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…

Ecumenical Council Sponsors a Panel Discussion on Islam

We’re all familiar with the stereotypes of Muslims that are broadcast across popular culture.  But what are our Muslim neighbors really like?  What do they believe?  North Country residents will have an opportunity to answer those questions on Monday, April 4, at 7:00PM in the Cantwell Community Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.  Three…

K&J – Saranac Lake Trustee Candidate Andrew Wright

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Today we continue our four part series speaking with each of the candidates for two trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake.. So far, we’ve spoken with Rich Shapiro.. Bob Bayruns.. and the incumbent Paul Van Cott…  And Today we’re speaking with The Youngest Candidate vying for one of the two open Trustee seats……

K&J – An Interview with Trustee Paul Van Cott

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If you missed our conversation with Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott we invite you to click on the play bar below to have a listen to the podcast. It’s part of our series speaking with each of the candidates for two trustee seats in the Village of Saranac Lake.. The Village elections will…

K&J – Saranac Lake Village Trustee Candidate Rich Shapiro

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There are four candidates vying for two opens trustees seats in the Village of Saranac Lake and today we continue our four part series speaking with each of the candidates..  Yesterday we spoke with Bob Bayruns.. You can find that conversation here And Today we’re speaking with Trustee candidate Rich Shapiro. The Village elections will be held…

K&J – Danielle Garneau on Micro-Plastics in Lake Champlain

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In Today’s Podcast, we’re listening to Dr. Danielle Garneau, Associate Professor from the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh.. She spoke Monday night (March 7th, 2016) at 30 City Place. Danielle and her students are looking for micro particles that are too small to be screened in waste-water treatment plants, and their…