North Country News

New England News
8:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Border Fee Study Blocked

U.S. Canadian border at Champlain, NY
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Two of the region’s Congressional representatives say a proposed land border fee proposal has been defeated.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Business And Economic Development Officials Call On Legislators To Pass Fiscal Initiatives

North Country business and municipal officials gathered at a local manufacturing plant Thursday morning to praise New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development proposals and call on the legislature to expedite their passage.

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New York News
1:00 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

21st District Scrutinized As Incumbent Withdraws

New York's 21st Congressional District

The abrupt announcement Tuesday that Congressman Bill Owens will retire from his seat in Congress means the sprawling 21st district is an open race.

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New York News
8:30 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

North Country Surprised Owens Will Not Seek Re-Election

Congressman Bill Owens
Credit photo provided

New York 21st District Congressman Democrat Bill Owens announced today that he will not seek re-election.

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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

Credit wikipedia commons

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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