North Country News

North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Officials Review Flood Response Plan

A wall about 3 miles south of the Village of Au Sable Forks. The blue at the bottom of the wall indicates the water level during 2011 spring flooding. The top of the wall was the level of flood waters four months later during Tropical Storm Irene.
Credit Gary Ferris/American Red Cross

Irene and Lee were nearly four years ago, but memories of those storms remain clear for many people in our region. Last week, officials from the Adirondack towns of Jay, Keene and Black Brook met with emergency services and response personnel to review the plan of action in the event rivers should flood.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

North Country Officials Assess Budget Deliberations

Capitol - Albany NY

As details of the New York State budget filter out, different municipal and business sectors are reviewing it to determine its potential impact. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some North Country interests on their initial budget thoughts.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Consul General Of Canada In New York Speaks On Cross-Border Relationship In Plattsburgh

Consul General of Canada in New York John Prato

From cross-border trade to security, New York’s northernmost communities strive for close ties with our neighbors to the north. The Consul General of Canada in New York delivered the Distinguished Canadian Address last night for the Center for the Study of Canada at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
6:10 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

2 Boys Hospitalized After Spending Frigid Night On Mountain

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers during a rescue of a mother and her two sons on Mt. Marcy in Essex County on March 21.
Credit NYS DEC

Two young boys remain hospitalized after they and their mother became lost on New York's highest peak and were rescued by forest rangers.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Industrial Fire Kills Thousands Of Livestock

Credit Thom Hallock/Mountain Lake PBS

Tens of thousands of chickens died in a fire Thursday at one of the largest egg producing farms in New York.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Trustees Approve Development District For Hotel Project

Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
Credit Mwanner/Wikimedia Commons

A controversial hotel development project can take the next step forward after Saranac Lake officials approved a new zoning law.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Cross-Border Agreement Facilitating Passenger Traffic Signed

Champlain NY border crossing
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A long-awaited agreement has been signed between the U.S. and Canada to expedite movement of travelers across the border.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Charter Commission Meets With City Council

Plattsburgh Charter Commission meets with City Council
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Plattsburgh City Charter is a 94-page document originally drafted in 1902 that determines the boundaries of the city and its governmental structure. But it hasn’t been updated in decades and needs modernization.

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North Country News
8:34 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Shumlin Administration Asks State To Indentitfy Jobs To Cut For Budget Savings

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Shumlin administration has asked state agencies to identify up to 325 jobs to be cut to reach $10.8 million in savings.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Agreement To Develop Adirondack Region-Wide Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan Unveiled

Credit Lake Champlain Basin Program

In what officials say is a key step toward preserving the region’s waterways, an agreement announced Tuesday is aimed at preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species across the Adirondack region.

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