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North Country News
9:02 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Sanders Seeks 12 Percent Funding Increase For Seniors

Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a 12 percent funding increase for programs that provide meals, transportation and other services to senior citizens.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

NY Senator Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Boost Manufacturing Education At Colleges

Chamber President Garry Douglas (left), SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling (center), NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (right) at Nova Bus in Plattsburgh 4-17-15
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was at the Nova Bus manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh this morning where she announced legislation to enhance manufacturing education at the nation’s four-year colleges.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Adirondack Park Agency Hosts Annual Local Government Day

Hardwood Hill, Adirondack Park
Credit Carl Heilman II

The annual local government day conference between the Adirondack Park Agency and diverse interests within the park began this afternoon.

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North Country News
11:30 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

First Candidate Enters Race For Town Supervisor

Michael Cashman
Credit Michael Cashman for Plattsburgh

Just days after the long-time supervisor of the Town of Plattsburgh announced he will not run for re-election this fall  a candidate has come forth seeking the seat.

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North Country News
2:02 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Ferry Service Between New York And Vermont Set To Resume

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Another sign that spring is really here: The Lake Champlain Transportation Company says ferry service between Charlotte, Vermont and Essex, New York is preparing to resume.

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North Country News
11:30 am
Sun April 12, 2015

5 Staff Charged In Disabled Teen's Assault At Facility In NY

State authorities say five staff have been charged in the assault on a disabled teen and a subsequent cover-up at the Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Long Time Town Of Plattsburgh Supervisor Announces Retirement

Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett
Credit Town of Plattsburgh

Longtime Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett has decided not to run for reelection this fall. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, many candidates are expected to try to replace him.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Holds Constituent Forum

Representative Elise Stefanik
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Representative Elise Stefanik is in Plattsburgh today. The freshman lawmaker, home from Washington during a recess, began with a “Coffee with the Congresswoman” event where she discussed a number of issues with constituents.

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North Country News
7:05 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

County Officials Approve Encryption Contract

Credit Don Hankins/Flickr

The Tewksbury, Massachusetts Police Department got national headlines this week after it was forced to pay a $500 ransom to hackers who held the department’s data hostage. Lawmakers in Essex County are taking steps to make sure that — or worse — doesn’t happen to them.

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North Country News
11:15 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Scientists Determine Perch Not Adirondack Invasive

Juvenile Yellow Perch
Credit USFWS/Roger Tabor

Researchers at an Adirondack college are questioning whether yellow perch are really a non-native "alien species" competing with the native brook trout in the Park’s waterbodies.

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