North Country News

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last year the Quebec elections resulted in the Liberal Party taking the helm of government following divisive campaigns that revived the debate over whether it should secede from Canada.  The sovereignty issue was among the topics that Quebec Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Christine St. Pierre discussed with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley during her visit to SUNY Plattsburgh on Thursday.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Quebec Minister of International Relations was on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus this afternoon to talk about the partnership between the Canadian province and New York State.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two Canadian hikers lost in the Adirondack High Peaks spent a frigid night in the snowy wilderness before being rescued by rangers.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights. 

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Like many other cities in our region, Plattsburgh is taking a long look at how the city runs. A committee of city residents will assess Plattsburgh’s Charter and recommend changes to the more than 100-year-old document. They met for the first time Monday night.

NYS DEC

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comments on plans to modify a dam on the Saranac River a few miles upstream from Lake Champlain.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

Republican Elise Stefanik, the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress at the age of 30, held a ceremonial swearing-in Saturday in her home district in northern New York.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The youngest woman ever to serve in Congress held a ceremonial swearing in  Saturday in her home district in northern New York.

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Essex County Board of Supervisors was sworn in on Monday and they chose Randy Douglas to chair the group for an unprecedented sixth time.

Mario Cuomo
By David Berkowitz, via Wikimedia Commons

As New York mourns the 52nd governor, Mario Cuomo, who died Thursday at 82, people in the North Country are remembering his love of the Adirondacks and his efforts to protect the region.

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