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Burn ban in effect

The members of the Clinton County Firefighters Association would like to remind everyone that there is an open burn ban for many portions of the State of New York through May 14.

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Woodmen announce “Community Leadership” award

Woodmen of the World Chapter 462 has announced that North Country Honor Flight originator and director, Danny Kaifetz (pictured left), has been chosen to be honored with this year’s “Community Leadership” award.

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Holocaust survivor visits SUNY Plattsburgh

A dusty attic in an Amsterdam row house kept the Israels family away from Hitler during the Holocaust.

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Clinton County Historical Assoc. readies new exhibits

The Clinton County Historical Association museum has been putting the finishing touches on several long-anticipated exhibits, and they will be opening their doors Saturday April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Project H.E.L.P. brings volunteer opportunities to SUNY

A group of students stand hand in hand to help the community, linking to each other to create what is known today as Project H.E.L.P. Project H.E.L.P. (Hands Engaged in Linking People) started at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1994 and has been growing since.

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Cardinal women reflect on winning season

A fleur-de-lis was placed on a car by the hockey rink in the Field House parking lot, a symbol of good luck for right wing Jenny Kistner, the day of the NCAA Championships.

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Remembering Kodi

The Plattsburgh State community came together Monday, after news that missing student Kodi Kadeem Beckles was found dead in a wooded area just outside the City of Plattsburgh.

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Rulfs named to development position

Jon Rulfs, co-owner of Adirondack Farms in Peru, NY, has been named as a Co-Chair of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, a farmer-driven research and technical assistance program serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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WWII Veteran remembers harsh fight for Okinawa

Merwin Cowles was a farm boy from Adams, N.Y. when he joined the Marine Corps in 1943. Because he was good with machinery from being a farmer, Cowles ended up piloting an “Amtrac” in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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Stec, Little: new state budget has virtues, shortfalls

Legislators in the lower Adirondacks say the tax cuts and some of the appropriations in the 2014-15 budget are welcome, but taxpayers and businesses need substantial tax relief to for the area to have a vital, healthy economy.

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NCCCA to display work of Tom Semararo with April 4 opening

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of Tom Semeraro’s work being displayed April 4 to May 3 in the Main Gallery.

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New poll spells good, bad, ugly for Cuomo

A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.

First Weekends lays out plans for April’s First Weekend

First Weekends is ready for the 2014 season!