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New York News
4:00 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

North Country Counties Join Yellow Dot Safety Program

NYS Sheriffs' Association

The Yellow Dot Program is a safety initiative being introduced across New York State.  Clinton, Franklin and Essex County sheriffs announced their participation in the program Tuesday morning.

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Elections
7:10 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Deval Patrick Campaigns with President Obama

Governor Patrick in Great Barrington

Gov. Deval Patrick is back on the campaign trail for President Barack Obama, this time with appearances planned in the home state of Republican Mitt Romney's running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.

Patrick is scheduled to discuss health care and Ryan's budget proposal with a group of seniors in Madison on Tuesday and later make a stop in Milwaukee before returning to Massachusetts in the afternoon.

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New York News
5:20 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

NY Man, 82, is Oldest to Hike all 46 High Peaks

Jerry Levine is now the oldest person to hike all of New York's 46 highest mountain peaks.

The membership organization that recognizes those who accomplish the feat says the 82-year-old from Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County became an Adirondack 46er after climbing Esther and Whiteface mountains Saturday.

Levine told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that it was tough to get up the peaks — Esther is 4,239-feet high while Whiteface, the Olympic ski mountain, is 4,867-feet high.

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New York News
10:11 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Senator Discusses Cross Border Business Issues

New York’s junior Senator was in the North Country Friday to discuss cross border economic issues.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Plattsburgh for a roundtable discussion on Canada-New York border business issues.  She was joined by Congressman Bill Owens, officials of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce and members of the regional business community. Senator Gillibrand noted that the economy of the region centers on the constant flux of commerce at the border.

Conversation included ways to make cross border trade more fluid.

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North Country News
6:15 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

AARP Holding Voter Meetings on Social Security and Medicare

AARP

The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.

The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. AARP Senior Vice President for Campaigns John Hishta.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

AARP Plans Meetings on Social Security and Medicare

AARP

The AARP is holding a series of “You’ve Earned A Say” forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.

The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. New York State AARP Executive Council and National Policy Council member Neil Lane says non-partisan voter information will be provided at the forums.

North Country News
12:15 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Northeast Bird Being Considered for Endangered Status

Bicknell's Thrush
T.B. Ryder USFWS

A northeastern songbird may be headed to endangered species status.

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New York News
7:15 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Endangered Status Considered for Bicknell's Thrush

Bicknell Thursh
T.B. Ryder USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a rare songbird that breeds atop mountains in the Adirondacks and northern New England may need protection as an endangered species.

The Bicknell's Thrush, which overwinters in the Caribbean, has one of the most limited breeding and wintering ranges of any bird in North America. It nests at high elevations in New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Center for Biological Diversity in Richmond, Vt. launched the endangered petition.  Northeast Conservation Advocate Mollie Matteson.

North Country News
12:15 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Rallies Supporting Current Incarnation of Social Security Held on 77th Anniversary

WAMC

Rallies are being held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and call on Congress to protect its benefits.  A group of individuals in Plattsburgh were  in front of the Social Security office on Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program and express their concerns about the Republican vice presidential selection.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Schumer Pushes For Veterans Employment Credit

Senator Charles Schumer touring Bombardier Plant
WAMC

During a visit to the Bombardier Transportation rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the extension of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.

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