Category: Politics

City Residents to Decide on City Manager vs Strong Mayor in November

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A Public Hearing on Thursday Evening at City Hall brings to light concerns about voting on Plattsburgh’s style of Government in the November Elections.Ward Five Councilwoman Becky Kasper says it’s important to let the public weigh in on this issue.. Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is one of those who voted no to including the referendum on November’s…

Trump Cancel’s Plattsburgh Rally

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Donald Trump’s advance team spent the day working with officials in Plattsburgh to prepare for a town hall meeting at the Crete Civic Center and at around 5:15 yesterday, they sent Mayor Calnon an executed copy of the contract they’d been negotiating through the day..  A short while later, Mayor Calnon announced that he had…

Next Step for Downtown Revitalization; More Community Feedback

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In early May, Governor Cuomo and the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC) announced a $10 million opportunity for one community in this region with an existing and progressing Downtown area. In early July, community members gathered at the Strand Theater and cheered as Governor Cuomo announced that Downtown Plattsburgh would receive the $10 million award. The award was…

New York A.G. Announces New Lawsuits against Volkswagen

NY A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN, MASSACHUSETTS A.G. HEALEY, MARYLAND A.G. FROSH ANNOUNCE SUITS AGAINST VOLKSWAGEN, AUDI AND PORSCHE ALLEGING THEY KNOWINGLY SOLD OVER 53,000 ILLEGALLY POLLUTING CARS AND SUVS, VIOLATING STATE ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced lawsuits today against Volkswagen AG…

City of Plattsburgh Wins $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Grant

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In early May, Governor Cuomo and the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NREDC) announced a $10 million opportunity for 10 communities with an existing and progressing Downtown area.  Today, several community members gathered at the Strand Theater and cheered as Governor Cuomo announced that Downtown Plattsburgh is one of the 10 communities to receive…

K&J – Independence Day in Plattsburgh

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A full day of activities in Plattsburgh and Downtown, the 4th of July parade kicks off from Jay street, where we had an opportunity to speak with local organizations, candidates and many other parade participants. Click on the link below to listen; K&J – 070516 – Plattsbugh’s 4th of July Parade And if you haven’t…

Kevin Mulverhill Kicks Off Assembly Campaign

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Kevin Mulverhill, Republican candidate for the State Assembly’s 115th District, joined family, friends, local residents and elected officials at his campaign kick-off press conference Wednesday in Plattsburgh at the Clinton County Government Center. Mulverhill, the sitting Franklin County Sheriff, addressed a crowd of supporters and media on the importance of giving a voice to North…

Clyde Rabideau Endorses Area 4 Candidate Simon Conroy

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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

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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

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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…