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North Country News
9:30 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Cops Say NY Man Hid Drugs In Anti-Drug Stuffed Animal

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State police say they've arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

SUNY Plattsburgh Holds Annual 9/11 Commemoration

SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 commemoration
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

SUNY Plattsburgh’s annual 9-11 commemoration was held at noon today. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was there.

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North Country News
12:35 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

115th Assembly Republican Primary Too Close To Call

Janet Duprey (left) and Karen Bisso (right)
Credit Duprey for Assembly/Bisso for Assembly

The Republican primary for New York’s 115th Assembly district seat is too close to call with the final result dependant on outstanding absentee ballots.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Public Input Sought On Beach Development

Plattsburgh city beach
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A group that is working on a coordinated future vision for the Plattsburgh and Clinton County region opened the city beach facilities for free last weekend to get residents and tourists to comment on potential development plans and list their priorities for waterfront improvement.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

115th Assembly District Primary Pits Former Challenger Against Incumbent

Janet Duprey (left) and Karen Bisso (right)
Credit Duprey for Assembly/Bisso for Assembly

Republicans in New York’s 115th Assembly District are choosing between the incumbent and a challenger who is repeating her 2012 primary contest.

In New York’s North Country, the key primary race finds incumbent Republican Janet Duprey facing challenger Karen Bisso in a rematch.  Duprey won in 2012 and says she’s a bit surprised that she’s facing the same challenger.  “Certainly I won substantially two years ago and then certainly won the general election by an even greater margin. So it was a surprise that the same challenger came back. But I feel up to the challenge.”

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director Hilary Smith Talks About New Job In Washington D.C.

Hilary Smith
Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

One of the individuals who has led efforts to combat invasive species in New York is leaving to take a position at the Department of Interior. Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director Hilary Smith will become the federal agency’s invasive species coordinator. She spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about her decision to leave the Adirondacks.

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North Country News
9:00 am
Sun September 7, 2014

Candidate Reveals Women’s Platform

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

The Democratic candidate in New York’s 21st congressional district race was in Plattsburgh Friday to unveil his legislative women’s agenda.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Adirondack Film Society Launches Monthly Film Series To Lead Into Lake Placid Film Forum

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The Lake Placid Film Forum’s umbrella organization the Adirondack Film Society is planning a monthly series of films to lead up to next summer’s film forum.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Regional Invasive Species Expert Moving To Federal Job

Hilary Smith
Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

The head of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program is leaving to take a high-level job at the Department of the Interior.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Schumer Tours Manufacturing Plant In Plattsburgh To Highlight Importance Of Export-Import Bank

Senator Charles Schumer tours Swarovski Lighting with Senior Vice President for Global Lighting Peter Pelletier
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

New York Senator Charles Schumer visited a manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Wednesday to highlight the importance a the federal Export-Import Bank. The agency faces reauthorization when Congress returns to Washington and the Senator is urging support of what he calls one of the country’s most important job creation and retention programs.

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