North Country News

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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New York News
12:55 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

North Country Reacts To State Of The State

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Credit Pat Arnow

Many of the initiatives in Governor Cuomo’s State of the State are being welcomed by officials in New York’s North Country.

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New York News
9:30 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

NY Plant Gets $640M Order For Northern Calif. Rail Cars

Rail car under construction at Bombardier Transportation's Plattsburgh plant.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A northern New York manufacturing plant has received a nearly $640 million order to produce another 365 rail cars for the San Francisco area's public transit system.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Congressman Says Medical Marijuana Plan Makes Sense

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North Country Congressman Democrat Bill Owens says he has no objection to Governor Cuomo’s plan to allow some hospitals in New York to dispense medical marijuana. 

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

North Country Deals With Frigid Temperatures

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Much of the Northeast is facing blizzard conditions. In the North Country, the main concern is dangerous sub-zero temperatures.

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New York News
1:53 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

New Mayor And City Council Inaugurated In Plattsburgh

Judge Mark Rogers (left) delivers oath of office to Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The new mayor and Common Council in the city of Plattsburgh were sworn in on New Year’s Day.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Rails To Trails Project Proposed in Adirondacks

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Howard Brier/Flickr

A group in the Adirondacks is advocating for what it says could be a prime recreational and economic opportunity for the region.  Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates wants to convert rail tracks in the central Adirondacks into a recreational trail. But it faces opposition from the rail company that wants to restore the tracks.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Poll Gauges Support For Tupper Lake Development Project

Credit ADK Works

The contentious debate over a large development project in the Adirondacks continues as supporters have released a poll showing residents want the jobs that could result if the Adirondack Club and Resort breaks ground.

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New York News
8:45 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Broken Pipe Floods Adirondack Hotel's Basement

Hotel Saranac
Credit Jon Collier/Flickr

The basement of an historic Adirondack hotel that was sold to a New Hampshire company earlier this month is a soggy mess after it was flooded by up to 10 feet of water from a burst pipe.

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New York News
8:45 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Nova Bus In Northern NY Inks Another Contract

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A northern New York bus manufacturer has landed a contract to build 414 buses for New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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