North Country News

New York News
6:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Absentee Ballot Controversy Flares

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Republicans in Plattsburgh are considering legal action as they claim mishandling of absentee ballots is increasing as election day looms.

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New England News
11:30 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Firm Seeks VT Power Line Under Lake Champlain

An electric transmission company wants to build a 150-mile power line from the Canadian border to the southern Vermont town of Ludlow, much of which would be buried beneath the bottom of Lake Champlain.

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New York News
9:45 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Dig Turns up Ancient Artifacts at Upstate NY Site

View of Lake George and Million Dollar Beach
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of an improvement project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks.

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New York News
5:01 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Debate Over Adirondack Ballot Proposition Intensifies

Hardwood Hill
Credit Carl Heilman II

The debate over New York’s Proposition 5 is heating up with dueling endorsements, announcements and arguments over the proposal.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

NYCOM President Discusses Issues During Plattsburgh Visit

Village of Minoa Mayor Richard Donovan, President New York Conference of Mayors
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Plattsburgh’s mayor hosted the president of the New York Conference of Mayors at city hall Thursday morning for a discussion of issues facing communities across the state.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Accusations of Voter Fraud During Plattsburgh Council Debate

Plattsburgh City hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last night, city council candidates in the city of Plattsburgh met in a League of Women Voters’ forum at city hall. The ward hopefuls were allowed to pose a question to their opponents. In several instances, Republican and Independent candidates took their challengers to task for what they say is an alarming increase in absentee ballot filings.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Forum with Three Mayoral Candidates Held in Plattsburgh

Vision2Action is an organization working to improve the greater Plattsburgh region by focusing on four priorities:  arts, recreation, transportation and education. The group sponsored a mayoral forum Tuesday evening on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was one of three reporters on the panel.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Adirondack Officials Call for Passage of Two Statewide Ballot Questions

On this year’s election day ballot in New York, there are two statewide propositions that impact the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages is urging voters to approve both of the measures.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Adirondack Group Releases Annual Assessment of Park

State of the Park Cover: Former Finch-Pruyn/Nature Conservancy lands recently added to the Forest Preserve include a 14.7 mile stretch of shoreline along the rapids of the Hudson River Gorge. Photo © Carl Heilman ll/Wild Visions, Inc.
Credit Adirondack Council/Carl Heilman

The Adirondack Council has released its annual State of the Park report and this year’s assessment shows increased collaborations and progress on issues.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Adirondack Lands Open for Public Recreational Use

Map of Interim Public Access - Essex Chain of Lakes
Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

More than 11,000 acres of Adirondack lands opened for recreational use this week. It’s the first time the lands have been accessible to the public in over 100 years.

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