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The future of two northern New York villages is in the hands of their residents today as they decide whether the communities should be dissolved.

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Justin Trudeau will not be moving into the traditional prime minister's residence.  He and his family will instead live in Rideau Cottage, on the grounds of the residence of Canada’s governor general.

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The Plattsburgh Common Council took public comments on the proposed city budget last night.  Most comments focused on two recent items the body addressed.

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After weeks of outcry by some alumni and current students, officials at Paul Smith’s College have decided not to challenge a judge’s decision preventing the college from changing its name. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, a large donation tied to the name change has been withdrawn.

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Officials at Paul Smiths College have decided not to challenge a judge’s decision preventing the college from changing its name.

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The Essex County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday on the possibility they may exceed the New York state-mandated tax cap of .73 percent for 2016.

Canadian voters have ended nearly a decade of conservative leadership under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Liberals will form a majority government under the leadership of Justin Trudeau.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the election has been observed closely by political and business interests near New York’s border.

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A  55-million dollar expansion and renovation at the Plattsburgh International Airport  will  more than triple the size of the existing terminal.  Airport officials today gave tours to community officials and the media, showing the progress of the expansion, which is now in Phase Two. 

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Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties are the latest in New York to join Operation Lifesaver – an effort by law enforcement agencies to use technology to speed search and rescue operations.  This afternoon, sheriffs’ departments from the three counties demonstrated the technology that they hope will save lives. 

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A plan by the city of Montreal to release raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River is raising concerns south of the border in New York.  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently joined the debate, asking the State Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the city’s plan.

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