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New York News
12:45 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Sports Academy That Trains Olympians Makes Plea For Funds

Credit National Sports Academy/Facebook

The National Sports Academy in Lake Placid says it must raise $400,000 this month or the school that trains Olympic athletes faces closure.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Historic Building On Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base Sold

Old Stone Barracks November 2014
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The oldest building on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base has new owners and a new plan for its future. On Monday the new proprietors and plans for the Old Stone Barracks were announced.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Officials Provide Update On Plattsburgh International Airport Renovations

Current Plattsburgh International Airport terminal
Credit Plattsburgh International Airport

Officials provided an update on a 55 million dollar terminal expansion plan for the Plattsburgh International Airport this morning.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Essex County Preliminary Budget Exceeds Cap

Essex County Government Center
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss the county’s proposed budget and determine if the preliminary 2015 levy can be lowered from an anticipated 9.4 percent.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Burlington And Plattsburgh Officials Jump In Cold Lake Champlain Waters To Help Special Olympics

Plattsburgh Polar Plunge
Credit Special Olympics NY

During this past summer’s Mayor’s Cup sailboat race in Plattsburgh, Burlington’s mayor lost a friendly bet against mayor of Plattsburgh. He settled it by jumping into the cold waters of Lake Champlain this past weekend.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

American Legion Post 20 Commemorates Veterans Day

Presenting the colors

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice went into effect, ending World War I.  It has become a day and time to remember all veterans. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes us to the commemoration at the American Legion Post in Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Grants Awarded To Enhance Adirondack Tourism And Economy

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a half million dollars in grants for communities in the Adirondacks to enhance business development and access to recently obtained forest lands.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Woolf Concedes Congressional Race To Republican Stefanik

Aaron Woolf concedes congressional election
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

In northern New York’s 21st Congressional district, Democrat Aaron Woolf offered an emotional concession speech after losing the election to Republican Elise Stefanik last night.

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New York News
1:20 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Democrat Concedes 21st Congressional District Race

Democrat Aaron Woolf concedes the Congressional race
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

In Northern NY’s 21st Congressional District, Republican Elise Stefanik defeated Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Matt Funiciello.  Woolf appeared at his campaign headquarters in Elizabethtown Tuesday night to thank his supporters and concede the election to Stefanik.

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North Country News
8:48 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Scott Wins Vermont Lt. Gov - Governor's Race Still Too Close To Call

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, the only statewide Republican office holder in Vermont, is going back to Montpelier for two more years.

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