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New York News
5:00 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

SUNY Plattsburgh Remembers 9-11 and Alumna Killed in Twin Tower Collapse

9-11 Memorial at SUNY Plattsburgh
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Students, faculty, and staff of the SUNY college here gathered at Hawkins Pond this afternoon, where a memorial to two alumna is placed. On September 11th,  Robert Sutcliffe, class of 1984, and William Erwin, class of 1992, died in the collapse of the Twin Towers.  

In front of the memorial, History Professor Doug Skopp remembers his late students.

Many of the students attending the college now were in elementary school when the Twin Towers were destroyed, including Student Association President Charles Sanchez.

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Elections
1:10 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

109th Assembly Seat Primary A "Horse Race"

Eight candidates are vying to replace the retiring Jack McEneny in the 109th Assembly district. It is the first time in 20 years that someone has a shot at the Assembly seat that includes the state Capitol. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.

Issues, Answers and Endorsements are spread across a six-candidate Democratic field: William McCarthy Jr. is a lawyer and political newcomer making his first bid for public office. He considers himself among the front runners going into Thrusday's primary.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Some Farmers Consider Culling Herds in Wake of Feed Shortage

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Dairy farmers in upstate New York are considering their options as the drought impacts food supplies. Farmers say they could be forced to buy more forage to feed their cattle, or downsize their herds because there have been smaller harvests of corn and hay after a dry summer.

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New York News
5:15 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

After Dry Summer, NY Dairy Farmers Cull Herds

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Some dairy farmers in upstate New York say they will be forced to buy more forage to feed their cattle or downsize their herds because of smaller harvests of corn and hay after a dry summer.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that healthy rainfall in August may have helped save some crops, but the dry weather this summer is expected to diminish the fall harvest.

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New York News
6:55 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

New York’s Senior Senator Tours North Country to Talk Jobs and Energy

Senator Charles Schumer with International Paper Ticonderoga employees
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New York Senator Charles Schumer toured the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga Friday afternoon to assess energy usage and talk about a veterans job program.

Senator Schumer has been touring businesses and manufacturers across the state that hire, or are interested in hiring, veterans.  The Senator is working to renew the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Tax Credit that gives businesses up to 96-hundred dollars in tax credits if they hire veterans. But Schumer noted that the program expires at the end of the year if Congress fails to extend it.

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New York News
6:15 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Governor Announces Funding to Rebuild Irene Destroyed Fire Station in Adirondacks

Governor Cuomo in Keene NY
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Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Keene this afternoon to announce that the state will step in and provide funding for a new fire station in the wake of FEMA pull backs on funding.

Officials in Essex County have been working to rebuild the Keene fire station since it’s destruction during Tropical Storm Irene.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

NY GOP Senators Oppose Canada Power Line

More than a dozen New York senators in the Republican majority are opposing a plan to bring hydropower from Quebec to New York City.

The 13 Republicans and one senator from the Independent Democratic Conference say the 330-mile power line would end up sending jobs from the state. They also say it will make New York even more reliant on other countries for energy at the expense of its own power industry.

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North Country News
6:15 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Study Looks at Invasive Species Spread Hypotheses

A report has been published that assesses the accuracy of  scientific hypotheses that predict how invasive species will spread and affect ecosystems.

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North Country News
12:15 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Regional Groups Call For Appeal of Court Decision Setting Aside an EPA Air Pollution Rule

Environmental, conservation and health groups in the region are calling for an appeal of a court decision this week that overturned the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

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New York News
4:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Cops Say Prop Fell off Plane Before Crash on NY Lake

Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair.

State police tell the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that the privately owned, single-engine Jabiru was flying at about 6,500 feet last Thursday when the propeller came off. The pilot managed to crash-land the plane in Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County.

He and his passenger were rescued soon after by New York Air National Guard helicopter crews flying to Fort Drum.

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