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5:01 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Debate Over Adirondack Ballot Proposition Intensifies

Hardwood Hill
Credit Carl Heilman II

The debate over New York’s Proposition 5 is heating up with dueling endorsements, announcements and arguments over the proposal.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

NYCOM President Discusses Issues During Plattsburgh Visit

Village of Minoa Mayor Richard Donovan, President New York Conference of Mayors
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Plattsburgh’s mayor hosted the president of the New York Conference of Mayors at city hall Thursday morning for a discussion of issues facing communities across the state.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Accusations of Voter Fraud During Plattsburgh Council Debate

Plattsburgh City hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Last night, city council candidates in the city of Plattsburgh met in a League of Women Voters’ forum at city hall. The ward hopefuls were allowed to pose a question to their opponents. In several instances, Republican and Independent candidates took their challengers to task for what they say is an alarming increase in absentee ballot filings.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Forum with Three Mayoral Candidates Held in Plattsburgh

Vision2Action is an organization working to improve the greater Plattsburgh region by focusing on four priorities:  arts, recreation, transportation and education. The group sponsored a mayoral forum Tuesday evening on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was one of three reporters on the panel.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Adirondack Officials Call for Passage of Two Statewide Ballot Questions

On this year’s election day ballot in New York, there are two statewide propositions that impact the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages is urging voters to approve both of the measures.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Adirondack Group Releases Annual Assessment of Park

State of the Park Cover: Former Finch-Pruyn/Nature Conservancy lands recently added to the Forest Preserve include a 14.7 mile stretch of shoreline along the rapids of the Hudson River Gorge. Photo © Carl Heilman ll/Wild Visions, Inc.
Credit Adirondack Council/Carl Heilman

The Adirondack Council has released its annual State of the Park report and this year’s assessment shows increased collaborations and progress on issues.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Adirondack Lands Open for Public Recreational Use

Map of Interim Public Access - Essex Chain of Lakes
Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

More than 11,000 acres of Adirondack lands opened for recreational use this week. It’s the first time the lands have been accessible to the public in over 100 years.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Update on Transmission Line Project Presented

Credit Transmission Developers Inc.

Officials from Transmission Developers, the company planning to place a buried, underwater electric transmission cable between Quebec and New York City, provided an update on the project to interested parties in Plattsburgh this week.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Democratic Congressman Discusses Government Shutdown

Credit KAZVorpal/Flickr

The government shutdown is garnering fierce criticism from Democrats, including Congressman Bill Owens. The Democrat from New York’s 21st district held a conference call with reporters from the region Tuesday afternoon to talk about the potential repercussions.

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New York News
9:45 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

State Obtained Adirondack Land Opens to Public

A river in the Adirondacks
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

More than 11-thousand acres of Adirondack lands opened for public recreational use on Tuesday.

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