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N.C. Chamber Welcomes US/Canada Pre-Clearnace Agreement

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     The North Country Chamber of Commerce is welcoming the announcement by the U.S. and Canadian governments of a long sought agreement on pre-clearance within the framework of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.”The Beyond the Border process has provided an important opportunity for the U.S. and Canada to jointly build our connections while…

Plattsburgh Rec Dept Recognizes Most Dedicated in Basketball

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department honors some of the most dedicated youth in the basketball program through the winter..  Erin Pangborn is the Town’s Recreation Coordinator, She commended the third and fourth graders in the basketball program and especially those in attendance at the Town Board meeting to receive special awards for dedication to…

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SUNY Plattsburgh – Queensbury Hosts “Aspects of Climate Change”

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Aspects of climate change — from areas of science and sustainability to its effect on culture and the arts — is the subject of a one-day conference This Saturday (March 21st) at the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus. Adirondack Climate Reality 2015 is focused on helping people interested in discovering how they can help…

Lake Champlain Basin Program Awards $662,471 to Local Groups and Municipalities

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The Lake Champlain Basin is awarding $662,471 in grants to communities and organizations in Vermont and New York who are implementing projects to improve the future of the Lake Champlain watershed. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, whose support was essential in securing the funds for the grants, commented, “These grants to scores of communities, watershed…

4 New Regents Voted In at Top Levels of “State Education”

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There’s going to be some changes on the Board of Regents in New York State… That’s because the legislature voted to replace four members of the State’s Regents… One of those replaced is James Dawson who represented the North Country for 22 years on the board of Regents..  The Press’s Ashleigh Livingston first tweeted about…

Peru Named “Most Affordable Small Town in NY”

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Peru has been identified as the most affordable small town in New York State by Business Insider Magazine. The magazine  has released a list which identifies the most affordable small town in each of the fifty states, focusing on communities between 1,000 and 10,000 residents whose households spend no more than 30% of their annual income…

Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Outlines Key Issues

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force is moving forward to finalize two resolutions.. One for the State of New York and one which would be delivered to the U.S. Department of Transportation. “This community decided that the least we would like to do is address and identify the problem and then to reasonably expect…

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SUNY Presidents Ask Legislators to Invest in Higher Education

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Presidents from North Country area State University of New York campuses and local community leaders urged state elected officials on Monday to continue their bold leadership in supporting New York’s public higher education sector, asking for the creation of a new Investment Fund and an extension of NYSUNY 2020 — including the broadly successful rational…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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Hill & Hollow Features Duo FAE at Saranac Methodist Church Sunday

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Duo FAE is violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen, two exciting young artists now bursting onto the classical music scene as they are completing their Doctor of Musical Arts degrees (DMA) at top institutions – Charlene at Indiana University, Katherine at McGill University – both places renowned for their music programs. They will perform Sunday,…

North Country Chamber: Confidence Index Shows Real Optimism

The North Country Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its Annual Issue Survey, conducted in February and drawing a response rate of 14% from the 4,200 businesses surveyed in Clinton, Franklin, Essex, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties. In one feature of the survey, the Chamber establishes the annual “BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX”, which is…

Prostitution Arrest in Plattsburgh

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On March 4, 2015, State Police conducted a traffic stop in a parking lot off from State Route 9 in the Cumberland Head area of Plattsburgh on a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee for having an uninspected motor vehicle. The driver identified as 29-year-old Rebecca L. Bates of Chateaugay, admitted to the trooper that she was…

Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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SUNY Students Move Toward One Million Cans in April

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Earth Day may be taking on a look and feel this April… That’s because there’s a new effort by Student’s at SUNY Plattsburgh to raise awareness about recycling while at the same time raising funds for the Ted K Center in Plattsburgh. Fred Hoefer, a Senior Public Relations Student at SUNY Plattsburgh spoke to the City…

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Mayor Calnon Proclaims MS Awareness Week

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This week is MS Awareness week in the North Country… and at Thursday’s meeting of the Common Council Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon read a resolution naming this week MS Awareness week in the City… We listened in on that resolution… MS AWARENESS WEEK 01 According to the National MS Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

Glens Falls Bank Robbers Apprehended

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The Plattsburgh City Police Department in conjunction with the New York State Police have arrested James Strong, 44 of Jay New York and his son Trevor J. Strong, 20 also from Jay New York; in connection with the Glens Falls National Bank robbery which occurred at approx. 2:30pm on March 2nd, 2015.  It is alleged…

Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Committee to Meet Again March 11th

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For over a year, Plattsburgh City Council has held many discussions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow during the winter. Residents, the council, the mayor, the Building Inspector, and the DPW Supervisor have all weighed in concerning current local law, property owner responsibilities, and the operational constraints of dealing with complainants and the noncompliant.  Numerous…

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Organizational Meeting Set for Veteran’s Bridge Dedication

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The City of Plattsburgh in December voted to rename the Bridge Street Bridge as a way of recognizing and honoring the dedication and sacrifices of the many men and women of the City who have served in the Armed Forces.. The Bridge Street Bridge is now going to be called Veterans Bridge.. Tonight in the City…

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Plattsburgh City Police Continue Search for Bank Robber

Plattsburgh City Police and other law enforcement agencies in the region are continuing their search this morning for a man who robbed the Cornelia Street branch of the Glens Falls National Bank on Monday afternoon at about 2:30pm… . We spoke with dispatch earlier this morning and they say they plan to issue an update…