Category: Politics

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…

Diversity Week Continues at SUNY Plattsburgh

Diversity Week activities are up and running at SUNY Plattsburgh, with a full slate of events including a panel discussion on diversity and social justice. The week of events, exhibits and more is an outcome of conversations focused on diversity and the college’s commitment to multiculturalism that took place last semester. The Center for Diversity, Pluralism and…

Third Annual Adirondack Winter Challenge

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the success of the third annual Adirondack Winter Challenge in Lake Placid, which highlights Upstate New York as a world-class tourism destination. Hundreds of State and local officials, community members and professional athletes joined Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and senior administration officials to participate in some of the region’s most…

City Council Considers Options for Farmers Market

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Plattsburgh’s City Council is evaluating the 2016 Farmers Market Season and it’s current location on Durkee Street downtown. Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says the Council is assessing interest in alternate days of operation including other possible locations, and to determine if any other organizations would like to be considered as Farmers Market Operators; for other…

K&J – Dede Scozzafava Talks Cuomo Budget – Tax Cap

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In New York when it comes to Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, most environmental organizations in the Adirondacks are giving his agenda good marks.. Especially when it comes to the Environmental Protection Fund which could receive full funding if the legislature approves Governor Cuomo’s Budget. Dede Scozzafava is the Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government…

K&J – A Forum on Trade (TPP) and the Global Economy

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On Wednesday night, city councilors, residents and SUNY Plattsburgh students gathered at the Auditorium in Plattsburgh’s city hall to discuss the implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership..  The Forum is Moderated by Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong. There were about 60 people in the audience and the panel included Timothy Palmer, the Group Leader of the North Country…