North Country News

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Hours after the release of a new poll that shows him scuffling, the Democrat running to replace retiring incumbent Democrat Bill Owens in the 21st Congressional District spoke before a roomful of business and community leaders in Plattsburgh this morning.

A student has been arrested on charges he used social media to make threats that led to a lockdown at his upstate New York college.

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The gubernatorial and Congressional races may be getting more attention, but many important down-ballot races will be decided November 4th as well. The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club held a Meet the Candidates event Thursday night in Plattsburgh.  Candidates for the Assembly and Town Council discussed their platforms and answered questions.

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NYSEG, the New York State Energy and Gas Corporation, announced Wednesday that it will expand natural gas service in the town of Plattsburgh to at least a thousand new customers.

SUNY Canton in Potsdam has canceled all classes for the remainder of today, Thursday, and the campus is in lockdown following death threats via the social media platform Yik Yak.

 Students in classes at the start of the lock down have been advised to stay in place and lock their doors. 

The Watertown Daily News reports that students notified campus police of a death threat made via the social media app early Thursday morning.  Following a second threat, the campus was locked down. 

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Many communities in New York’s North Country share cross-border economic, cultural and familial ties.  In the wake of the shootings in Ottawa Wednesday and the killing of a Canadian soldier in Quebec two days earlier,  many are expressing fellowship with their northern neighbor.

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Business and community leaders from across the North Country gathered at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh Thursday morning to hear from one of the candidates running for the district’s congressional seat.

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The three candidates vying for New York’s 21st congressional district seat — a race getting national attention — met in a televised debate in Plattsburgh Wednesday evening. And the enmity between the Republican and Democratic candidates was obvious.

Olympic Regional Development Authority

Later this month, Lake Placid will be the site of an 11-hour, multi-performer bluegrass festival. It’s the first time that Lake Placid, which has hosted two Olympics, has showcased performers in that style of music.

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During its October monthly meeting, the Adirondack Park Agency board agreed to begin a public process to consider changes to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

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