North Country News

New York News
11:05 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

St. Regis Mohawks Reach Accord On Buying Land

St. Regis Mohawk administration building
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The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe says it has reached agreement with the state and St. Lawrence County to buy land from willing sellers in northern New York to add to its territory.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Republican Congressional Primary Opponents Debate

Republicans Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny

The two Republicans running in New York’s 21st district Congressional race to replace retiring Democrat Bill Owens participated in their first primary debate Tuesday evening.

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New York News
12:50 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

21st District Congressman Discusses Issues

Congressman Bill Owens
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Conversation with Congressman Bill Owens

As he prepared to return to Washington following the Memorial Day recess, Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat from the 21st district, spoke to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about issues facing returning representatives.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Report Updates Demographic Trends In Adirondacks

Adirondack Park Regional Assessment 2014 cover. Photo by Carl Heilman II
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A new report has been issued on the major trends affecting life in and the economy of the Adirondack Park.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

State Comptroller Visits Plattsburgh To Discuss State Fiscal Condition And City Fiscal Profile

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli (right) meets with former Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Art Lefevre during a visit to Plattsburgh.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was in Plattsburgh today. He met with business leaders during a breakfast forum to discuss the region’s economic status and introduce a seminar on venture capital investment. He then met with the mayor to unveil a positive fiscal report for the city.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Teachers Protest Education Retreat

Teachers line up at the Picket in the Pines protest in Lake Placid
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

At least 300 teachers and education advocates picketed outside the venue of an education reform retreat in Lake Placid Sunday. They are upset that no educators were participating in the upscale Camp Philos organized by a group backed by Wall Street hedge fund managers with a goal of privatizing education.

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New York News
1:15 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Documentary Film Looks At Teenagers’ Efforts To Adapt To Climate Change

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Experts agree that climate change is a global problem. A documentary film company in our region planned to look at how Adirondack communities are adapting to climate change. But  the film’s producer changed his focus after encountering high school students at a Youth Climate Summit.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Canadian Health Reporter At SUNY Plattsburgh As Fulbright Visitor

André Picard
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André Picard is the health columnist for Canada’s national newspaper, the Toronto Globe and Mail. He has won a long list of awards including being named the top health reporter in the Americas by the Pan-American Health Association. He’s received the Michener Award and is a multiple finalist for Canada’s Pulitzer prize. He has written several books, and the Canadian Public Health Association named him the country’s first Public Health Hero in 2005. Picard has spent the week at SUNY Plattsburgh as a Distinguished Fulbright Visitor.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Several Candidate Petitions Invalidated In 21st Congressional Race

The New York State Board of Elections has finalized its review of candidate petitions for the June federal primary ballot.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Forum On Energy And Environment Held In Plattsburgh

People for Positive Action, an advocacy and environmental action group in Plattsburgh, hosted a “People’s Summit on Energy and the Environment” at SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday evening.

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