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Plattsburgh Rotary Club dolls out thousands in grants

The Plattsburgh Rotary Club has recently given twelve grants to support local projects throughout Clinton County.

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‘Great Upstate Boat Show’ returns to Qby.’s sports dome next weekend

A boat show that is hosted in a dome for all-weather comfort, is set to open Friday March 27 featuring event discounts, prizes and a wide array of watercraft accessories.

Spring | Little Bits

St. Patrick’s Day is past and we’ve had our Irishman of the Year breakfast. We’ve donned our green clothes, consumed our green beer along with our corned beef and cabbage. Time to turn the page.

The sporting life: Old as the hills, fresh as the rain | Notes from the North Woods

As has been my custom for more than a decade or so, I recently spent another fine, March day traveling down Schroon Lake way in order to attend the annual Adirondack Sportsman’s Dinner.

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Marla and Dasher | Elmore SPCA

Come and adopt us!

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OneWorkSource launches new website

OneWorkSource and the North Country Workforce Investment Board announces the launch of their updated website.

ACA editoral misleading

I believe that your editorial statement that “The act will add over 1 trillion to the federal deficit” (“Still not-so-affordable health care,” Feb. 28 edition) is extremely misleading. I believe that your editorial statement that “The act will add over 1 trillion to the federal deficit” (“Still not-so-affordable health care,” Feb. 28 edition) is extremely misleading.

The NCAA itself is the real problem | Editorial

You don’t have to be a New Yorker—or necessarily a sports fan—to have heard of the NCAA’s levying of penalties on Syracuse University men’s football and basketball programs two weeks ago.

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Maple weekend events, participating locations announced

Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State’s Maple Weekend, which will be celebrating its 20th year in 2015.

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Late Flames rally dashes Blue Bombers’ championship hopes

Flames come from behind for 3-2 state semifinals win

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Essex County drawn into battle between growing rifts in hospitality biz

Traditional hoteliers are pressuring Essex County to close what they view as a bed tax loophole on vacation rental properties.

Freedom of Information Day | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Earlier this week the country celebrated Freedom of Information Day. This week is also celebrated as Sunshine Week.

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Olympian Celebrity Golf Tournament open to players, advertisers

Register now for the United Way Olympian Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Letter contained veiled agenda

I read with dismay James Bullard’s letter in the Feb. 28 issue of Valley News on the subject of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming address to Congress.

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Adirondacks to celebrate upcoming Maple Weekend

Adirondack maple producers and businesses invite all to celebrate spring’s sweetest product with special events, tours and tastings during Maple Weekend, March 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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Border Hockey Bash raises thousands for MVP Kids; FCI Ray Brook wins 7-6

The 3rd Annual Border Bash Hockey Tournament was held on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1st at the Rouses Point Civic Center.

Altona barn fire claims over 150 cattle

Over 150 head of cattle were lost in a blaze on the Forest Road in Altona in the early morning hours of last Friday.

Robots | Little Bits Column

Put on your thinking cap. This is a quiz. Tell me what these items have in common: Furby; talking Cabbage Patch doll; Roomba, R2 D2; and animated Disney characters playing Christmas music.

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Learning my lesson | Notes from the North Woods

Recently, while watching our family dog toss his stuffed toy around the room, I wondered if he was simply playing, or actually refining his hereditary hunting skills.

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Armchair angling | Conservation Conversations

North Country winters are normally long and cold. That’s the way it is here. But last year, and now this frigid season, however, things are way out of control.

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