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New York News
12:38 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

DEC Re-Opens Review Of Adirondack Rail Or Trail Corridor Between Tupper Lake And Lake Placid

Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Credit Howard Brier/Flickr

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that it will reopen a review of an Adirondack management plan to study the feasibility of converting a rail corridor for recreational use.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

NY Olympic Authority Faces Cash-Flow Crunch

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A state audit has found that the public entity operating former Olympic venues in Lake Placid continues to face significant cash flow problems and has had to borrow money to make payroll.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Coalition Calls For Mandate Relief

From left to right: New York State Council of School Superintendents Deputy Director for Advocacy, Research & Communications Bob Lowry; New York State School Boards Association Deputy Director of Government Affairs Julie Marlette; NYS Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials Executive Director Peter Baynes; National Federation of Independent Business New York Director Mike Durant; Unshackle Upstate Executive Director Brian Sampson
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A coalition of business and labor groups is traveling across New York spelling out an agenda for mandate reform that they claim will ease the tax burden.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

New York Targets Public Knowledge and Prevention During Invasive Species Awareness Week

Credit Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed this week Invasive Species Awareness Week. It’s the first statewide effort to educate and engage the public in on-going efforts to prevent and control the spread of non-native invasive species.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Court Rejects Challenge To Adirondack Club And Resort Project

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A New York State court has ruled against a challenge to the Adirondack Park Agency's approval of a proposed 6,200-acre, year-round resort development in Tupper Lake.

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New York News
9:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Court Rejects Challenge To Adirondack Resort

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

A state appeals court has ruled against a challenge to the Adirondack Park Agency's approval of a proposed 6,200-acre, year-round resort and residential development in Tupper Lake.

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North Country News
10:30 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Fire In Northern NY Kills 2 Children, Another Hurt

State police say two children are dead after a house fire in northern New York.

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New York News
2:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

NY Congressman Bill Owens Discusses Current Issues

Congressman Bill Owens

New York Congressman Bill Owens represents New York’s 21st Congressional District, which stretches from the St. Lawrence River to Lake Champlain and Syracuse to the Canadian border. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the retiring Democrat this morning on several national and international issues.

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New York News
2:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Panel Discusses Heroin And Opioid Epidemic Impact

Credit Psychonaught/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

The public television station in Plattsburgh brought together a panel of law enforcement, health care officials and legislators to discuss the rise in heroin use and addiction in New York’s North Country. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the participants in the “New Face of Heroin” panel.

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New York News
9:15 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

NY Proposes Plan For North Country Scenic Trail

Credit NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a plan for the Adirondack segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

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