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Plattsburgh Democrats have endorsed a SUNY Plattsburgh economist as their mayoral candidate, even though his current primary residence is outside the city.

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Plattsburgh officials have outlined the schedule for this summer’s Mayor’s Cup, one of the city’s largest annual events.

Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon
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James Calnon served as a councilor for the city of Plattsburgh before being elected mayor in November 2013. The independent mayor of Plattsburgh announced on Monday that he will seek a second term.  Calnon says he thought about it for a while and felt there is unfinished business he wants to complete.

Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon
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Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon announced today that he is running for re-election and will seek a second term in November.

A newly enacted city ordinance in Plattsburgh is being suspended this weekend due to expected cold temperatures.

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A bus manufacturer in Plattsburgh has filed notice with the New York State Department of Labor that it will close its plant in April.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, local officials hope the move is precautionary and needed contracts will be realized.

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The city of Plattsburgh Common Council passed a $21 million general fund budget last night.  City officials were able to keep the spending plan under the state mandated tax cap and avoid layoffs despite a last-minute lawsuit that forced councilors to find new cuts.

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A former mayor of Plattsburgh has died.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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The city of Plattsburgh had planned to change its insurance benefit program for retirees in order to save a half million dollars. However the plan enraged a number of retirees who filed suit. On Monday, days before a final city budget is due, a restraining order was issued blocking implementation of the new insurance plan.

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A delegation from a Montreal suburb got a look at the transportation manufacturing sector in Plattsburgh Monday and the mayors signed a mutual cooperation agreement.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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Changes to the 113-year-old document that guides the governance of the city of Plattsburgh have been approved by voters.

Plattsburgh City Hall
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Changes to the Plattsburgh City Charter have been overwhelmingly approved.

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Next week, voters in Plattsburgh will decide whether to approve changes to the document that guides the governance of the city.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the final public education session about the ballot items last night.

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One of the most high-profile races in New York’s Clinton County heading into election day is the contest for Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor.  With the incumbent retiring, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the Democrat and Republican seeking the job.

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The Plattsburgh Common Council took public comments on the proposed city budget last night.  Most comments focused on two recent items the body addressed.

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A  55-million dollar expansion and renovation at the Plattsburgh International Airport  will  more than triple the size of the existing terminal.  Airport officials today gave tours to community officials and the media, showing the progress of the expansion, which is now in Phase Two. 

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Twenty years ago, an event that many believed signaled the death knell for the Plattsburgh region occurred.  The Plattsburgh Air Force Base was officially closed and decommissioned at the end of September 1995. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks back.

Across our region, communities have been rethinking their relationship with their bodies of water. Last night, the city of Plattsburgh held a public information session on a plan to create a two-and-a-half mile multi-season recreation trail along the Saranac River in the center city area.

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After months of research, review and debate, the ballot proposals to change the Plattsburgh City Charter are ready for the voters.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the charter commission is planning two public information sessions on the ballot items.

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There is something in the water.  And Plattsburgh officials have a conundrum on their hands trying to figure out why there are spikes in bacteria occurring at the city beach.

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A Plattsburgh city councilor is raising concerns over how capital projects are funded after an allocation for $145,000 for unspecified projects came before the council for approval.

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The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration is one of the signature events in northern New York’s largest city. Organizers have introduced the schedule for next month’s event and are increasing efforts to engage and excite young people about the historical event.

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The Plattsburgh Charter Commission has working for months to update and revise the city’s 113-year-old governing document.   Among the questions the group had planned to present to voters in November was whether to change to a government led by a city manager and council.  That idea has been dropped and voters will now review the terms and powers of the mayor and city council.

  Everything from bikes to bike sharing rentals like CitiBike relies on technology of one sort or another.

Jeff Olson from Alta Planning is working with NYC on CitiBike, doing a project in Saratoga, and working on the Saranac River Trail Greenway in Plattsburgh and environs. He joins us – good morning, Jeff!

Our tech guru Jesse Feiler is president of Friends of Saranac River Trail in addition to his work with technology (his latest is a book about Apple’s new HomeKit technology).

There is a lot going on with the Trail and the expansion of the Saranac River Trail Greenway including a booth at the Clinton County Fair (opening today) and a public meeting this evening at 6 PM at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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In March, Plattsburgh’s mayor appointed a citizens’ commission to draft changes to the city charter.  But with the deadline for ballot proposals looming, the mayor is now concerned that what the group is crafting will confuse voters.

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The Plattsburgh City Charter Commission has delayed issuing its final report on proposed changes to the document that guides city governance.

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During a sparsely attended public meeting Monday evening, the Plattsburgh City Charter Commission decided what changes to the city’s governmental structure should be placed on the ballot in November.

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The Plattsburgh City Charter Commission held a public hearing Monday evening, during which a number of ideas and concerns over the possibility of changing the city’s form of government were discussed.  As a result, the commission may take another year to present changes.

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The city of Plattsburgh Charter Commission held a public meeting Monday evening to present draft reports on potential changes to the document that guides city government.

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The Plattsburgh City Charter is a 94-page document originally drafted in 1902 that determines the boundaries of the city and its governmental structure. But it hasn’t been updated in decades and needs modernization.

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