North Country News

New York News
12:30 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Farm Bill Extension Expires

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

It’s not just the government that shut down today.  Congress has failed to act on the Farm Bill extension, which expired at midnight, and some are concerned that will add to economic uncertainty, especially in the dairy sector.

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New York News
4:45 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Colleges as Economic Drivers Discussed

Left to right: Jason E. Lane, Deputy Director for Research, Rockefeller Institute of Government; Lee Ann Pray, Director of Human Resources, Swarovski Lighting; John Ettling, President, SUNY Plattsburgh; John Jablonski, President, Clinton Community College; Garry Douglas, President/CEO, Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce and Co-Chair North Country Regional Economic Development Council; Paul Grasso, President/CEO, The Development Corporation
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The first of four forums discussing how colleges and universities are a key component of economic development in New York State was held in Plattsburgh recently.

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New York News
10:00 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Cuomo Seeks Balance in Adirondack Land Use

Hardwood Hill, Adirondacks
Credit Carl Heilman II

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will try to strike a balance between economic development and preservation as he weighs the fate of the state's latest forestland acquisition in the Adirondack Park.

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New York News
4:30 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Congressman Tours School

Congressman Bill Owens

Congressman Bill Owens went back to school this week. He toured Plattsburgh High School Tuesday to assess various programs and see the effects of budget cuts.

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New York News
7:30 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Fire Injures SUNY Student

An off-campus apartment fire seriously injured a SUNY Plattsburgh student and displaced seven others Friday morning.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Officials Miffed Over Border Plans

Credit Department of Homeland Security/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

Officials in Clinton County are chastising plans by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials to reduce staffing on the northern border.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Adirondack Land Swap on Statewide Ballot This Fall

Hardwood Hill, Adirondacks
Credit Carl Heilman II

A question will appear on the statewide ballot this fall asking New York voters to approve a land swap in the Adirondacks.

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New York News
12:35 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Chamber Holds Informational Session on New Health Care Exchange

The Plattsburgh North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted an informational forum on the upcoming changes in health insurance this morning.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Annual Festival Commemorates Turning Point in War of 1812

Battle of Plattsburgh
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The largest annual festival in Plattsburgh is occurring this week. The 10 day Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration peaks this weekend with parades and re-enactments of a naval battle that some say was a critical turning point in the War of 1812.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

College Remembers 9/11

SUNY Plattsburgh 9/11 memorial
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

SUNY Plattsburgh held a memorial service at noon today to remember the events of 9/11 and two alumni who died when the towers collapsed 12 years ago.

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