North Country News

New York News
7:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Governor Cuomo Makes Adirondack Economic Development Announcements

Governor Andrew Cuomo makes economic development announcement in Lake Placid
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid this afternoon to announce state funding for three initiatives in the North Country.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Standardized Test Forum Held

Our Children are More Than a Score Forum
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The North Country Alliance for Public Education recently hosted a forum on standardized tests on the Plattsburgh State campus to discuss the controversial Common Core requirements and the impact of testing on students, teachers and parents. The forum was held just days ahead of state education Commissioner John King’s visit to Plattsburgh tonight.

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New York News
5:50 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Absentee Ballot Count Begins Amid Allegations of Voter Fraud

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Elections officials began counting absentee ballots in Clinton County on Monday amid allegations of potential ballot fraud in two city wards and one legislative district.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Owens Holds Telephone Town Hall with Constituents

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from New York’s 21st district, met with his constituents through a telephone town hall Tuesday evening.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Veterans’ Day Commemorated in the North Country

segment of Plattsburgh Barracks Veterans Park memorial wall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Veterans ceremonies were held across New York’s north country, including commemorations honoring aging veterans and youth corps.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Veterans in Plattsburgh Gather to Remember Service

Veterans' memorial Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month many communities stopped to recognize veterans’ service to their country. One of the remembrances in Plattsburgh was held at the former Air Force base.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Railroad Officials Discuss Vandalism and Future of Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Jack LaDuke

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist train that provides scenic rides in the Lake Placid and Utica regions. In early October, a locomotive was vandalized. The damage is being investigated as a deliberate attempt to stop the train’s operations. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with two of the non-profit railroad’s officials about the incident and how it is impacting future plans for the rail line.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Essex County Board of Supervisors Face Changes Post Elections

Essex County NY Government Center
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Election results for the Essex County New York Board of Supervisors indicate that the new board in January will lean heavily Republican and may lose all of its female members.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Adirondack Reaction Mixed to Propositions' Passage

Hardwood Hill, Adirondacks
Credit Carl Heilman II

There is both praise and disappointment in the Adirondacks over the passage of New York ballot proposals four and five on election day.  While the approval of Prop 4 is widely praised, the NYCO land swap remains controversial.

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New York News
4:15 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Absentee Ballot Controversy Continues in Wake of Plattsburgh Elections

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

All of the six Plattsburgh city council seats were up for election this year. As the campaigns drew close to election day, Republican candidates in two wards, and in some county legislative races, raised concerns over an unusual increase in filings for absentee ballots. Both winners and losers in Tuesday’s races plan to challenge the validity of the absentee ballots.

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