Category: Politics

Could City Recreation Dept Become it’s own District?

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A proposal by Plattsburgh’s Recreation Superintendent Steve Peters lays out a concept which could create a special Recreation District for Plattsburgh that would have the potential to expand beyond the City’s Borders. Peters. spoke to the City Council recently about the concept, which could create some sort of Authority or District similar to say a…

K&J – Downtown Revitalization Seeks Public Input

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The Downtown Revitalization Planning process stepped into the next gear on Thursday..  as members of the regional community filled the Ianelli Meeting Room Upstairs at the Plattsburgh Public Library..  Paul DeDominicas is the Community Development Director in the City.. We Caught up with him at the library before the presentations were about to begin.. Also…

K&J – 115th Assembly Candidate Billy Jones Visits Studio B

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In our Podcast today, we’re speaking with Billy Jones. Jones is the Democratic candidate running to win the 115th Assembly seat in New York being vacated by Assemblywoman Janet Duprey. Billy grew up on a family dairy farm in Chateaugay, New York,. He attended Chateaugay Central School and Graduated in 1992. Billy ran his family…

K&J – One on One with Legislature Candidate Simon Conroy

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Today begins a two part program…  We’re speaking with the two candidates running for a Seat on the Clinton County Legislature in Area 4…  Democrat Simon Conroy is our guest today here on the program.. He’s running against Republican Devi Momot who we’ll speak with this week in part two of the program..  To get…

K&J – 115th Assembly Candidate Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill

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As we all know, the election cycle has hit full gear..  One of the key races in the North Country is for the Assembly seat being vacated by Assemblywoman Janet Dupery in the 115th Distrct. We’ve already spoken with the two candidates; Democrat Billy Jones, and with Republican Kevin Mulverhill. Those two conversations were early…

K&J – Mayoral Candidates Debate at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Mayor Calnon says he’s a man of action and Colin read says he’s a man of words at the Mayoral debate on Wednesday Night.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon, and his Challenger Colin Read were on stage at the Glenn Gilz Auditorium in a Vision 2 Action forum to discuss the issues facing the City..One topic that has…

TEACH NY – Raising Awareness of Teacher Preparedness

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In New York State we’re told that applications and enrollments in teacher preparation programs have declined by 50% in the last 5 or 6 years… And although there are fewer students graduating, and a perception that there are too many teachers.. The truth is that school districts across the state are having difficulty recruiting good…

Gillibrand Announces New Broadband Legislation to Expand Resources

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, bipartisan legislation that would help close the broadband gap in rural areas to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-speed Internet. This bill would expand resources available for building high-speed broadband infrastructure by creating a new…

City Revisits Manager’s Pay Scales / Benchmarks

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Pay scales for managers in the City of Plattsburgh will be getting a hard look over the next few months as planning for the 2017 budget gets underway..  Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says a good compensation strategy includes motivation so that their talent will perform at their highest levels.. And he adds that they want…