North Country News

North Country News
12:59 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Local Campaign Ad Raising Ire Of National Group

Credit GOP-Democratic logos: DonkeyHotey/Flickr, 21st District Map: U.S. House

An ad running in the northern New York Congressional race has caught the attention of a national advocacy group. And they’re not happy with what it says about Social Security.

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North Country News
12:59 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Congressman Owens Discusses Congress And The Race For His Seat In The House

Congressman Bill Owens
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In January, Congressman Bill Owens of New York’s 21st district announced he would retire. That set off a scramble to find a Democratic candidate. District chairs eventually chose filmmaker Aaron Woolf to run against Republican Elise Stefanik.  But the Democratic campaign has been bumpy with polls showing Woolf 10 points behind and the House Majority Political Action Committee pulling nearly $300,000 in ads. Bill Owens has supported Woolf’s campaign, making joint appearances and calls to gain support.  Owens, the first Democrat to represent the district since Reconstruction, tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that he’s not concerned about the challenges facing the Democratic candidate.

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North Country News
12:59 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Owens Discusses U.S. Bombing Raids in Syria and Iraq and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Resignation

Congressman Bill Owens
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New York’s 21st Congressional district includes the Fort Drum military installation, and because there once was a large air force facility in Plattsburgh, many veterans live across the region. So any military moves made by the federal government — such as the current bombing in Syria and Iraq —pique the interest of constituents. Democratic Representative Bill Owens voted in favor of the resolution that authorized the training of the Syrian opposition. He says representatives recognized that in voting in favor of that, they were actually authorizing the air strikes in Syria and Iraq.

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New York News
6:45 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Adirondack Council Releases Annual State Of Park Report

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The Adirondack Council has issued its annual State of the Park report. It finds progress in land acquisition and state policies. But it also determined that more needs to be accomplished in order to protect the lands and communities of the region.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Another Legal Challenge To Adirondack Development Project Dismissed

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A New York State court has dismissed an appeal of a unanimous ruling that upheld the Adirondack Park Agency’s approval of the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake. Supporters of this largest-ever proposal to come before the agency say the ruling should allow the project to move forward. But the opponents that sued to block it say they have another legal option they will pursue.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Meets With Plattsburgh Chamber Members

Republican Rob Astorino meets with Chamber members in Plattsburgh.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York, was in Plattsburgh this morning to meet with local business leaders.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Community College Receives Grant To Build Advanced Manufacturing Institute

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced 55 million dollars in funding for the SUNY 2020 challenge grants.  The money is being distributed to five projects across the state, including one at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Congressman Bill Owens Joins Democrat Aaron Woolf To Discuss Congressional Campaign

Bill Owens (left)/Aaron Woolf (right)
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New York Congressman Bill Owens held a conference call this morning with fellow Democrat Aaron Woolf, who is seeking to replace the retiring Owens. The two criticized the Republican challenger in the 21st Congressional District race and called on her to support bills to enhance economic opportunity.

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North Country News
1:15 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Bicentennial Of Battle Of Plattsburgh Celebrated

Battle of Plattsburgh bicentennial
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Over the weekend, Plattsburgh celebrated the bicentennial of an historic land and naval battle on Lake Champlain — a battle that naval historians say determined the fate of our nation.

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New York News
2:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Poll Shows Republican Leading In 21st Congressional District Race

A new WWNY-7 News/Siena College poll assessing the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District shows Republican Elise Stefanik with a 13-point lead over her two challengers.

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