North Country News

New York News
6:45 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Governor Promotes Winter Tourism With Adirondack Challenge

Adirondack Winter Challenge
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Lake Placid was filled with state legislators, regional and local officials and their families Sunday. They had accepted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's challenge to try winter sports activities available in the North Country in order to showcase upstate recreational tourism opportunities.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Hearing Scheduled On Adirondack Fire Towers Plan

Saint Regis Fire Tower 2010
Credit John Sweeney/Wikimedia Commons

A public hearing is planned this week for plans to restore two Adirondack fire towers that have been designated as historic sites.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Adirondack Digital Tourism Platforms Unveiled

Credit Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages

Adirondack tourism interests have launched two new digital platforms to entice people to visit the region.

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New York News
11:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

2 Parades Set For Adirondack Winter Olympians

Lake Placid, NY
Credit Doug Kerr-Dougtone/Flickr

Two parades are scheduled later this month in the Adirondacks to honor the region's athletes who competed at the Winter Olympics in Russia, including medal winners Andrew Weibrecht and Erin Hamlin.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Adirondack Watershed Institute Receives Federal Grant For Aquatic Invasive Prevention

Student inspecting boats
Credit Adirondack Watershed Institute

The Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College has received a half-million dollar federal grant to continue its invasive species spread prevention efforts.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Owens Holds District-Wide Town Hall

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

New York Congressman Bill Owens held one of his periodic telephone town halls with constituents Wednesday evening.

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New York News
3:15 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Business Survey Shows Confidence In State And Local Economy, Anxiety Over Federal Policies

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Plattsburgh North Country Regional Chamber of Commerce released its annual business survey and confidence index this morning. 

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New York News
8:30 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Broadband Grants Announced For Upstate Projects

Credit Sean MacEntee/Flickr

Governor Cuomo on Friday announced $9 million dollars in grants for five broadband projects in the upstate region.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Third Republican Announces Run For 21st Congressional Seat

Matt Doheny

The race for New York’s 21st Congressional district is far from settled, despite the fact that both parties have already endorsed candidates. Former two-time candidate Matt Doheny announced his bid this morning, the third Republican in the primary.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Democrats Endorse 21st District Congressional Candidate

Aaron Woolf
Credit Aaron Woolf

Democratic chairs in the 12-county 21st Congressional district have announced their endorsement of a candidate to run for the seat being vacated by retiring New York Congressman Bill Owens. They’ve selected an individual with no political background.

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