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Kodi Kadeem Beckles. This photo was used in the missing poster issued by lostnmissing.com
Kodi Kadeem Beckles. This photo was used in the missing poster issued by lostnmissing.com

Vigil held for Kodi Kadeem Beckles

A vigil was held last night in Plattsburgh for Kodi Kadeem Beckles, the SUNY Plattsburgh student found dead on Monday morning after a city-wide search.

Arlene Sabo, head of SUNY Plattsburgh's university police, spoke with WPTZ Channel 5 television.  Go to full article
Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session near Ogdensburg last summer. Photo: David Sommerstein
Bassmaster Elite angler Randy Howell reels in a small mouth during a tournament practice session near Ogdensburg last summer. Photo: David Sommerstein

How much do Bass fishing tournaments hurt the fish?

Last summer, the country's top professional anglers were catching hundreds of pounds of Bass in the St. Lawrence River for the Bassmasters Elite tournament. Elite series officials deemed it a big success. A study found it generated $1 million to $3 million for the region.

But are tournaments like Bassmasters Elite bad for the fish? The number of catch-and-release tournaments on the St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain, Black Lake, and other bodies of water has been increasing. Years of research has led to protocols and rules that protect fish stock. But a team of researchers at Lake Champlain Sea Grant has found it does indeed stress out the fish, and it can take them months to recover.  Go to full article
Tibetan folk singer-songwriter Techung will host a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance tonight, 5-8 pm, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh.  Photo: Techung
Tibetan folk singer-songwriter Techung will host a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance tonight, 5-8 pm, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Photo: Techung

Techung brings Tibetan folk music to Plattsburgh

Tibetan folk and freedom singer-songwriter Techung and his band will perform Friday night at SUNY Plattsburgh. The event is part of the band's tour of New York, and includes a performance in Carnegie Hall next week, where he'll perform alongside Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and others.

Techung will also hold a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance from tonight at SUNY Plattsburgh. The community is invited to stop in, talk one-on-one with the artist; see and try the musical instruments, learn the movement and dance particular to Tibetan cultural groups; and learn about Tibetan song and vocals.  Go to full article
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble presents two concerts of a Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid this weekend.  Admission is a suggested $10 donation.  Photo: NAVE
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble presents two concerts of a Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid this weekend. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. Photo: NAVE

Preview: Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh, Lake Placid

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will give two performances of a Festival of Lessons and Carols -- anthems, carols, hymns and spoken word -- that illuminate the Christmas story this weekend. The performances are Saturday night (7:30) at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh, and Sunday afternoon (4:00) at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. NAVE music director Drew Benware told Todd Moe that the concerts will feature a variety of music for the Christmas season: medieval, traditional English carols, colonial American, African-American spirituals and 20th century music.  Go to full article
A moderator asks all the parents in the audience to raise their hands. Photo: Sarah Harris
A moderator asks all the parents in the audience to raise their hands. Photo: Sarah Harris

In Plattburgh, hundreds talk Common Core

Over 200 teachers, parents, students, and administrators gathered at SUNY Plattsburgh last night to talk about the new Common Core curriculum and testing in public school.

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says a lot of her constituents are worried about the new curriculum.  Go to full article

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Looking down on the action at Airborne Park. All photos: Sarah Harris
Looking down on the action at Airborne Park. All photos: Sarah Harris

Almost airborne at Airborne Park Speedway

Fans, friends and families have been coming to Plattsburgh's Airborne Park Speedway for stock car racing since 1955. Since those old days stockcar racing has become a national phenomenon, one of the nation's favorite spectator sports.

But on this popular regional track, the passion is more personal. The cars are mostly homemade and the drivers range from teens to retirees.

"Stock" doesn't really say it all about these cars, or the people who love them. Sarah Harris went to the track and sends this postcard.  Go to full article
If you find an animal, call police at 518-563-3411. The dogs are believed to be infected with a variety of contagious illnesses.

Search on for missing, sick puppies in Clinton County

Police in Plattsburgh are asking for the public's help in rounding up puppies that were abandoned in rural areas of Clinton County.

According to police, the dogs -- some as young as eight weeks old -- were abandoned by the co-owner of the Northern Puppies pet store in Plattsburgh because the puppies were sick and he couldn't afford the veterinarian bills.  Go to full article
Actor Kevin Craig West with writer Polin Prabakar as she addresses the audience. Photo: Claire Woodcock
Actor Kevin Craig West with writer Polin Prabakar as she addresses the audience. Photo: Claire Woodcock

Actors, students come together for Plattsburgh lit event

Recently, more than 100 people gathered in Plattsburgh's Strand Theatre for the "Adirondack All Write." Professional actors traveled from as far as Los Angeles to perform the works of local literacy students through "Symphony Space." Adirondack Center for Writing and the Literacy Volunteers of Essex, Franklin, and Clinton counties partnered with the New York City-based series for the event.  Go to full article

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