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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Assembly And Town Candidates Meet At A Forum In Plattsburgh

115th Assembly candidates Conservative Karen Bisso (left) and Republican Janet Duprey (right).
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The gubernatorial and Congressional races may be getting more attention, but many important down-ballot races will be decided November 4th as well. The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held a Meet the Candidates event Thursday night in Plattsburgh.  Candidates for the Assembly and Town Council discussed their platforms and answered questions.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Natural Gas Service Expanding In Town Of Plattsburgh

David Gridley (left), Bernie Bassett (center) and Mark Beaudoin (right) announce expansion of natural gas service in the Town of Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

NYSEG, the New York State Energy and Gas Corporation, announced Wednesday that it will expand natural gas service in the town of Plattsburgh to at least a thousand new customers.

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North Country News
1:55 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

SUNY Canton Campus In Lockdown

SUNY Canton in Potsdam has canceled all classes for the remainder of today, Thursday, and the campus is in lockdown following death threats via the social media platform Yik Yak.

 Students in classes at the start of the lock down have been advised to stay in place and lock their doors. 

The Watertown Daily News reports that students notified campus police of a death threat made via the social media app early Thursday morning.  Following a second threat, the campus was locked down. 

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

North Country Reacts To Ottawa Shootings

Parliament Hill from a Hot Air Balloon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Credit Tsaiproject/Flickr

Many communities in New York’s North Country share cross-border economic, cultural and familial ties.  In the wake of the shootings in Ottawa Wednesday and the killing of a Canadian soldier in Quebec two days earlier,  many are expressing fellowship with their northern neighbor.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Republican Congressional Candidate Meets With Business Leaders

Republican Elise Stefanik at Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Business and community leaders from across the North Country gathered at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to hear from one of the candidates running for the district’s congressional seat.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

21st Congressional District Candidates Meet In Rancorous Debate

Green Matt Funiciello (left), Republican Elise Stefanik (center) and Democrat Aaron Woolf (right) at WPTZ debate October 15, 2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The three candidates vying for New York’s 21st congressional district seat — a race getting national attention — met in a televised debate in Plattsburgh Wednesday evening. And the enmity between the Republican and Democratic candidates was obvious.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Lake Placid To Hold Bluegrass Festival

Credit Olympic Regional Development Authority

Later this month, Lake Placid will be the site of an 11-hour, multi-performer bluegrass festival. It’s the first time that Lake Placid, which has hosted two Olympics, has showcased performers in that style of music.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Adirondack Park Agency To Consider Changes To State Land Master Plan

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

During its October monthly meeting, the Adirondack Park Agency board agreed to begin a public process to consider changes to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Republican And Democrat Congressional Candidates Trade Barbs During Plattsburgh Stops

Left: Elise Stefanik with Bob Rulf in Peru, NY/Right: Aaron Woolf with Cynthya Spencer in Morrisonville, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

On Monday two of the three candidates running for New York’s 21st Congressional district seat held separate events in Plattsburgh. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the hopefuls are sharpening their rhetoric with Election Day three weeks away.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Lieutenant Governor Candidate Kathy Hochul Addresses North Country Business Officials

Kathy Hochul
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Democratic candidate for New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Plattsburgh Friday to meet with the North Country’s business and economic development leaders.

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