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Navtours sailing away from future city marina project

Confidence is running high within the City of Plattsburgh’s political apparatus that a deal can be brokered on a city marina project in time to have something in the water by summer, but a major player in the process is pulling out.

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What Cuomo’s proposed tax overhaul means for the North Country

As the pressure ramped up last week for state lawmakers to deliver a budget by March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched a campaign to push his proposed property tax cuts.

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Doheny enters NY-21 race

Matt Doheny announced his bid for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat Feb. 19.

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Dems choice keeps quiet

Members from the Democratic committees met in Long Lake two days before Valentine’s Day to quietly make their choice for a candidate to replace the current incumbent Congressman, Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, who announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking re-election.

Duprey seeking another term

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-I) released a statement recently advising that she is seeking re-election to her 115th Assembly District sea

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Essex County needs psychiatrist... but they're not alone

Essex County's ongoing search for county medical director, psychiatrist mirror national trends

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Stefanik the choice for NY-21 GOP chairs

Essex County GOP Chairman Ron Jackson, former Essex Supervisor, announced that 11 of the 12 counties had given their blessing to Elise Stefanik, the current Willsboro resident who has served in the George W. Bush cabinet and the Paul Ryan Vice Presidential candidacy team.

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Douglas opts out of NY-21 race

Douglas announced Feb. 4 that he would not be seeking the NY-21 seat, currently held by Plattsburgh’s Bill Owens, who has announced he will not seek re-election.

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Who's in, who's out, who might for NY 21st

The announcement last week that Congressman Bill Owens would not be seeking re-election in November has both Republicans and Democrats moving around the deck chairs to seek out their top candidates for what may be a wide-open contest.

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At-risk bridges to be replaced in North Country

A total of 14 bridges in Essex and Clinton counties will be replaced in an effort to shore up infrastructure in the wake of extreme weather.

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Bill Owens not running for re-election

With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds.

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SWEARING IN

Pburgh ushers in new mayor

Jim Calnon was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh on Jan. 1, and he’s doing his best to hit the ground running. He was administered the oath of office at the auditorium in City Hall by Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers.

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Cuomo: boost education, spur industry, promote biomass — and cut taxes

In his State-of-the-State speech Jan. 8, Cuomo proposed a wide array of initiatives — many of them targeting vital upstate issues.

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Assemblymember Duprey lobbying for insurance reform

New York State Assemblymember Janet Duprey met recently with cancer survivors, a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and care givers from the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center to discuss upcoming legislation.

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Hamlets 3 discussed at APA meeting

Hamlets 3 is an initiative which looks at potential growth solutions for five hamlets in the Adirondack Park. It is funded by a DEC Smart Growth planning grant. The hamlets being considered are Caroga, in Fulton County in the Mohawk Valley, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, and AuSable Forks in Essex County.