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Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith is expressing doubt about whether marijuana legalization will pass this year. Smith tells The Associated Press there are several ways the measure could die. 

 

In what is good news for the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford, state tests for a toxic chemical in water sources on and around the site have come up with no detectable levels.

Mayor's Cup logo on tee-shirt
Logo designed by Katie Jeanette-Caska

Plattsburgh officials have outlined the schedule for this summer’s Mayor’s Cup, one of the city’s largest annual events.

Boreas Pond tract
Nature Conservancy

In 2007, The Nature Conservancy bought 161,000 acres of Adirondack land from the Finch Pruyn timber company. In 2012, New York State announced they would purchase the lands over time from the Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter.  The Nature Conservancy has now sold the final tract and transferred the deed to New York State.

Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon
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James Calnon served as a councilor for the city of Plattsburgh before being elected mayor in November 2013. The independent mayor of Plattsburgh announced on Monday that he will seek a second term.  Calnon says he thought about it for a while and felt there is unfinished business he wants to complete.

Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon
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Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon announced today that he is running for re-election and will seek a second term in November.

Donald Trump campaigns in Plattsburgh Friday.
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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his campaign to win New York’s primary in Plattsburgh on Friday telling an enthusiastic crowd that he expects to win the nomination.

Donald Trump campaigns in Plattsburgh Friday.
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Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Plattsburgh Friday afternoon.

Trump Rallies In Plattsburgh, Hear Full Speech

Apr 15, 2016
Donald Trump campaigns in Plattsburgh Friday.
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The Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh was filled with Donald Trump supporters when the GOP presidential frontrunner visited Friday afternoon. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with WAMC's Brian Shields about Trump's latest stump speech in the region.

Boreas Pond tract
Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy has sold the Boreas Ponds tract in the heart of the Adirondacks to New York state for $14.5 million.

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