North Country News

New York News
12:31 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Bids Approved For Airport Terminal Expansion

Plattsburgh International Airport terminal
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Clinton County legislators this week approved bids for a $36 million expansion of the Plattsburgh International Airport terminal.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Clinton County Passes Fracking Waste Ban

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The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

A Look At General Aviation Safety

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On Saturday morning, a Mooney single engine aircraft crashed three-quarters of a mile from the Lake Placid airport, killing the three people aboard, only the latest small plane crash in a region that has seen several in recent years. In the aftermath of that accident, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley takes a look at general aviation safety.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Training To Detect Possible Invasive Insect Set

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A training session has been set to for volunteers to be on alert for an invasive insect.
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North Country News
8:46 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Three Die In Plane Crash Near Lake Placid

New York State Police are investigating a small plane crash near Lake Placid Saturday which killed all three people on board.

Troopers say the single-engine Mooney M20 crashed at a horse farm next to the Lake Placid Airport and burst into flames on impact at about 10:40 Saturday morning.

Lake Placid Fire Department responded and extinguished the flames.

The identities of the three people killed in the crash have not been released.

A witness told the Plattsburgh Press Republican she hear a plane flying low and a loud bang before the crash.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Groups Meet to Discuss Common Adirondack Issues

An Adirondack view
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Representatives from municipalities, non-profits, environmental and other groups met in Long Lake this week to discuss cooperative efforts in the Adirondacks.
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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Resolution To Create Oil Train Task Force Tabled

Plattsburgh City Hall
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City councillors in Plattsburgh have tabled a resolution to create an oil train task force.
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North Country News
10:50 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Essex County Director Of Emergency Services On Bus Rollover

WAMC's Pat Bradley spoke with Essex County Director of Emergency Services Don Jaquish about Friday morning's Canadian tour bus rollover at Exit 30.

The AP reports:

Officials say a Canadian tour bus carrying more than 50 people has rolled over in New York, killing one and injuring others.

State police spokeswoman Darcy Wells says the bus rolled over Friday morning on Interstate 87, also known as the Adirondack Northway. She had no information on the number or extent of the injuries.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Temporary Restraining Order Halts Adirondack Land Swap Mining Tests

NYCO Lewis mine
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A New York state judge has issued a temporary restraining order forcing NYCO Mineral Company to delay test drilling on Adirondack Forest Preserve land. 
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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

ORDA Slammed In State Audit

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The New York State comptroller has issued an audit strongly critical of the Olympic Regional Development Authority’s financial practices.

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