North Country News

New York News
6:45 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Prop 5 Opponents Challenge DEC To Prove Enforcement Of State Laws

Aerial of NYCO's Lewis Mine
Credit Protect the Adirondacks

In November, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment that allows a mining company in the Adirondacks to expand its wollastonite mine onto 200 acres of forest preserve land in exchange for 1,500 acres of forest land. Groups that oppose the idea are asking the Department of Environmental Conservation to confirm that the agency will enforce all other relevant laws.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Potential Democrat Closed-Mouthed About Plans

Dede Scozzzafava

There have been a number of names put forth as potential Democratic candidates to run in New York’s 21st congressional district now that incumbent Bill Owens has announced his retirement. Among the possibilities is Republican Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava was in Plattsburgh today, and North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley asked if she would run.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

North Country Reaction To Executive Budget Proposal

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address Tuesday afternoon, and it’s receiving mixed reviews from North Country and Adirondack interests.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Owens Discusses Retirement Decision

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

NY 21st District Congressman Bill Owens announced last week that he would retire after five years in the House of Representatives. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to the North Country’s representative about his future plans.

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New York News
7:30 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

State Senator Decides Not To Run For Congress

Senator Betty Little
Credit NYS Senate

A high profile Republican in the 21st Congressional District says she will not run for the seat being vacated by Democrat Bill Owens.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Border Fee Study Blocked

U.S. Canadian border at Champlain, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two of the region’s Congressional representatives say a proposed land border fee proposal has been defeated.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives

North Country business and municipal officials gathered at a local manufacturing plant Thursday morning to praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development proposals and call on the legislature to expedite their passage.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

21st District Scrutinized As Incumbent Withdraws

New York's 21st Congressional District

The abrupt announcement Tuesday that Congressman Bill Owens will retire from his seat in Congress means the sprawling 21st district is an open race.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

North Country Surprised Owens Will Not Seek Re-Election

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

New York 21st District Congressman Democrat Bill Owens announced today that he will not seek re-election.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Advocates Want Stronger DEC Invasive Proposal

Asian Clams, an invasive species in Lake George
Credit Fund for Lake George

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing new regulations to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The new rules are welcome, but lake defenders say they don’t go far enough.

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