North Country News

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Construction work will begin this week on a northern New York border crossing.

Former 23rd district Representative Bill Owens has returned the balance of his congressional office budget to the treasury.


Senator Charles Schumer wants federal agencies to work with Canadian officials to stop the city of Montreal's plan to dump of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.  But a former Congressman says the U.S has no jurisdiction in the issue.


Senator Charles Schumer is asking United States environmental regulators to work with Canadian officials to stop the city of Montreal's plan to dump 2 billion liters of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an Upstate Revitalization Initiative through Regional Economic Development Councils as a separate competition for development monies in upstate regions. The Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mid-Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier are competing to be one of three REDC’s to receive up to $500 million from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.  The proposals were due at Empire State Development on Monday.  Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Garry Douglas, co-chair of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, explains to WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that they’re calling their initiative “Ignite”.

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After years of debate, planning and fierce competition for coveted licenses, the medical marijuana era has arrived in New York. One of the companies, Etain, held an open house to show off its facility. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley went along.

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As New York state nears a final decision on the fate of a 119-mile rail corridor through the Adirondacks, owners of a new tourist attraction are fighting plans to convert part of the corridor to a multi-use trail.

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A Paul Smith’s College student has been arrested for making threats against the campus through social media.

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The winter sports sliding venue that's home ice for the U.S. luge, bobsled, and skeleton teams is set to open.

A New York grand jury is expected to hear evidence in a fatal car crash involving a state trooper that killed a 33-year-old upstate woman.