350 Banners to Promote Adirondack Coast

September 10, 2015
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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 Contemplates a Friday Farmer’s Market

September 10, 2015
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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 […]

City Settles with College Suites on Back Taxes

September 4, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh has approved a settlement agreement with College Suites that will include an up front, lump sum payment of $500,000 and another $340,000 to be paid over fours years… Plus the assessment of the college suites property will be reduced through 2017 to $5,300,000 starting with this year’s assessment..  Mayor Calnon says […]

Adirondack Health CEO Chandler Ralph Announces Retirement. 

September 2, 2015
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Chandler Ralph, CEO of Adirondack Health says she is retiring after 21 years of leadership at AMC.  Ralph says her retirement will become effective as of June 30th in 2016 and she has offered to remain available to support a new set of Capital projects which were announced on Wednesday morning at the Redfield Board […]

Cuomo Publishes Op-Ed on Upstate Revitalization Initiative

September 2, 2015

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo published on op-ed on the Huffington Post regarding the Upstate Revitalization Initiative. Here’s what he had to say;  For many years, Upstate New York was treated like a second class citizen, forced to watch Downstate thrive as the Upstate economy dwindled. Upstate was literally losing population and jobs – and maybe […]

K&J – New “Developments” on Baker Road

August 27, 2015

There’s a new development on Baker Road in the Town of Plattsburgh.. It’s something we’ve been watching for a while actually. Earlier this week, the town board made another move to support the project with their acceptance of the water system into the town’s infrastructure… We sat down on Wednesday with the Town’s Supervisor Bernie Bassett and asked him to give us a feel for how the project is coming along and why now.. as far as the transfer of water supply to the town…

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Schempp Takes Over at Mercy Living

August 18, 2015
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Adirondack Health has hired Heidi Schempp and she’s accepted the position of Administrator at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake. Schempp comes to Adirondack Health following 16 years at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, NY. Inter-Lakes Health is comprised of a critical access hospital, an 84-bed skilled nursing facility and an adult home. During her time there, […]

North Country Job Growth Down 1.5% in 2014

August 17, 2015

New York reached its highest employment level ever of more than 9 million jobs in 2014, after adding 538,000 jobs since 2009, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The overall job growth in 2014 alone was 143,000 – the strongest growth since 2000 – and capped four years of […]

K&J – Revisits Lyme Disease Research at Trudeau Institute

August 17, 2015
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Today on the K&J Show, we’ll look back at a conversation about Lyme Disease, from the Summer of 2014, and the impact of tick born diseases on the North Country.. and the nation as a whole.. And we start by looking at a new focus on the issue at Trudeau Institute where Dr Timothy Sallati is creating a research center of excellence for the study of Lyme and other tick born diseases (… Click above to listen )

Conroy Farm Brings Agriculture and Entertainment to Trinity Park

August 12, 2015
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The City of Plattsburgh has given the green light for Daniel Jordano and Simon Conroy to hold a special event for local farmers, growers and entertainers to showcase their wares… It’s not too different from the local farmers market, except it’s on Friday… With different local vendors… Their test run this year is set for Friday August 21st from 4 to 7pm (… Click above to listen, and to read more )

IBM’s Model 5150 – Born in 1981

August 12, 2015
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IBM introduced it’s first personal computer, the model 5150 on August 12th, 1981…  We’ve come a long way since then..

K&J – Trustee VanCott on Revitalizing Downtown Saranac Lake

August 10, 2015
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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 )

New City Policy Discourages use of GMOs and Toxic Pesticides

August 7, 2015
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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 )

Summit Lacrosse Classic Championship Rounds Set In Scholastic Division Play

August 5, 2015
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A series of exciting matchups is on deck for Championship Wednesday at the 26th annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic in the picturesque Tri-Lakes Region of the Adirondack Mountains.

In the Boys 2016-2017 Gold Division, a huge game is on tap as the FCA National HS team and SweetLax 2016 National squad are set to meet in one of the two semifinals. Albeit different rosters, it’s a rematch of last year’s championship, which the Baltimore-based FCA won 12-8. This year’s rosters are equally stacked with Division I-destined players from across the country.

Both FCA and SweetLax, a program based in Rochester, N.Y., are 4-0 heading into Wednesday’s semifinals at the North Elba Athletic Fields. SweetLax has outscored its competition by 14 goals, while FCA owns an impressive 25-goal differential. (… Click above for more )

Symposium to Focus on Diversity in the Adirondacks

July 31, 2015

Most news stories about economic trends in the Adirondack Park cite surveys showing that the population is getting older and fewer.  The Adirondack Diversity Advisory Council believes it can help to reverse this trend by discovering how the park’s businesses, institutions and communities can be more welcoming to a broader range of customers, clients, students […]