North Country News

NYS DEC Region 5

A dam that provided an iconic view of the Adirondack High Peaks is being dismantled.  While some environmentalists say removal of the Marcy Dam will be good for the ecosystem, others are disappointed to see it go.

Across our region, communities have been rethinking their relationship with their bodies of water. Last night, the city of Plattsburgh held a public information session on a plan to create a two-and-a-half mile multi-season recreation trail along the Saranac River in the center city area.

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Although the unemployment rate in New York’s North Country remains above the statewide average, businesses are hiring.  In Plattsburgh this afternoon dozens of companies have been participating in a job fair seeking qualified employees.

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The SUNY Plattsburgh community paused at noon today to remember the events of 9-11, and to remember two alumni that died when the twin towers collapsed.

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It’s a school that doesn’t usually find itself in the headlines. But in the latest chapter in a controversy that has been brewing for weeks, a small group of Paul Smith's College alumni gathered at the school’s entrance Thursday evening to express their concerns about a possible college name change attached to a major donation. At the same time, the president was meeting with students to explain the situation. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was there.

A prominent Lake Placid political and community leader has died. As WAMC’s Pat Bradley reports, the village is remembering the trailblazer fondly.

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After months of research, review and debate, the ballot proposals to change the Plattsburgh City Charter are ready for the voters.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the charter commission is planning two public information sessions on the ballot items.

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Adirondack Park Agency commissioners will review a controversial land management plan at their monthly meeting tomorrow.

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The field of candidates seeking to become Vermont's next governor is growing.

Lt. Gov. Phil Scott told WPTZ-TV that he plans to send an email to supporters on Tuesday announcing his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, with a traditional campaign kick-off in November.

Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, said in June that he wouldn't be seeking a third two-year term.

Since then, Republican businessman Bruce Lisman and two Democrats — House Speaker Shap Smith and former lawmaker Matt Dunne — have announced their campaigns.

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Anbaric Transmission

The floor of Lake Champlain is quickly becoming a highway for transmission lines to bring renewable energy to metropolitan areas of the Northeast.  A new project to bring wind power from New York to New England through the lake was announced this week.

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