North Country News

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There is something in the water.  And Plattsburgh officials have a conundrum on their hands trying to figure out why there are spikes in bacteria occurring at the city beach.

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This week the nation is recognizing the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  But this week also marks the anniversary of another mega-storm that tracked across our region four years ago today. 

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Franklin County has been one of only two counties in New York State that does not have a so-called bed tax, a levy charged by local governments on hotel stays.  Now, after nearly five years of effort, Franklin County will soon be able to implement a bed tax. 

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The Adirondack Youth Climate Summit and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York, were featured at a recent White House event on climate change education.

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A Plattsburgh city councilor is raising concerns over how capital projects are funded after an allocation for $145,000 for unspecified projects came before the council for approval.

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The Saratoga North Creek Railway is raising the ire of environmental and conservationists over a plan to store empty railcars on its central Adirondack tracks.

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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is one of the signature events in northern New York’s largest city. Organizers have introduced the schedule for next month’s event and are increasing efforts to engage and excite young people about the historical event.

At a time when debate rages over eliminating the trade embargo between the U.S. and Cuba, some relations are easing.  Americans can travel to the island country if they are a part of an approved organization.  In January, retired Plattsburgh City County Court judge Penny Clute traveled with a Canadian photography group to Cuba.  She talked about her experience with WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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The surviving escapee from the Clinton Correctional Facility who was captured after a 23-day manhunt in June was in Clinton County Court this morning facing charges related to the prison break. As WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports, the brief proceeding marked the first time David Sweat was seen in public since being wounded at the end of the chase.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer was in the North Country Monday to push for passage of a bill he has introduced to enhance job opportunities for returning veterans.

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