North Country News

Michael Cashman for Plattsburgh

The Democratic candidate for Plattsburgh Town Supervisor overwhelmingly won the open seat in Tuesday’s elections.

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Changes to the Plattsburgh City Charter have been overwhelmingly approved.

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education held its fourth “Open Forum on Open Education” Thursday evening. The panel included the region’s state representatives and one of its newest Regents. As WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the discussion focused on the impact of Common Core on the state’s education system.

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Next week, voters in Plattsburgh will decide whether to approve changes to the document that guides the governance of the city.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the final public education session about the ballot items last night.


An update now on a story we brought you yesterday: Two villages in New York’s North Country will cease to exist at the end of 2016 following votes yesterday in which residents decided to dissolve their communities.


One of the most high-profile races in New York’s Clinton County heading into election day is the contest for Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor.  With the incumbent retiring, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the Democrat and Republican seeking the job.

Voters in the Village of Port Henry in Essex County, New York have voted to dissolve their village, 190 to 171. The remnants of the village will now be absorbed by the neighboring town of Moriah. Town and village officials have about a year to come up with a formal plan to merge services. Meantime, voters in the Village of Hermon in St. Lawrence County also voted to dissolve, 95 to 15.


The future of two northern New York villages is in the hands of their residents today as they decide whether the communities should be dissolved.

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Justin Trudeau will not be moving into the traditional prime minister's residence.  He and his family will instead live in Rideau Cottage, on the grounds of the residence of Canada’s governor general.

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The Plattsburgh Common Council took public comments on the proposed city budget last night.  Most comments focused on two recent items the body addressed.