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PLATTSBURGH | The Lake City Local Development Corporation (LCLDC) has been resurrected after years of dormancy. more

Oct 11, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

This week the Nobel Committee awarded its Nobel Prize in Economics to Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist. more

Oct 11, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

Clinton Community College recently had a ribbon-cutting for its new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | With last month’s approval of the city’s 2018 budget, the Plattsburgh Common Council is now shifting focus onto next year’s capital plan. more

Oct 4, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh will say goodbye to three department heads and one manager three months sooner than originally anticipated. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:30 PM The Sun

Centuries ago, economists subscribed to the Labor Theory of Value. Consistent with that theory, America uniquely chose to have employers bear the brunt of health care. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | A county-led panel of local mayors and town supervisors last Friday officially approved Clinton County’s shared services plan, a savings roadmap expected to net over $700,000 worth of savings to municipalities throughout the county. more

Sep 20, 2017 1:00 PM The Sun

You’ve been following the difficult budget process for the City of Plattsburgh this year. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | After multiple delays the abandoned Lakeside Apartments complex is expected to come down soon. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Concerned with the future of her department, one city employee took to City Hall last week to speak directly to the Plattsburgh Common Council. more

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

The City of Plattsburgh Common Council just completed their last bulk of 2018 budget amendments. I’m grateful for their hard work. It’ll make a difference for years. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council is mulling a plan that could move city events from a taxpayer expense onto a sponsorship model. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Local lawmakers got a big surprise at last week’s Plattsburgh Common Council meeting. more

Sep 8, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

You’ve heard about it, but few have been touched by it — yet. Neither even existed before 2008. I’m referring to Bitcoin and its Brooklyn rival, Ethereum. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | Months of budget talks are expected to culminate with a series of Common Council votes next week. more

Sep 6, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | As part of their mission to lower the city’s tax rate while balancing the quality of services, the Citizen’s Finance Advisory Committee hopes to bolster volunteerism. more

Sep 5, 2017 3:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Talk of moving the city’s finance office and cutting councilor pay surfaced last week. more

Aug 30, 2017 3:00 PM The Sun

Congress finds itself in a pickle. Okay, I’ll bite. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh last Wednesday released a request for proposal (RFP) seeking health care broker services. more

Aug 24, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun 2 Comments

The other day, I hosted a group of Montreal students bicycling through Plattsburgh. more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

This week the Nobel Committee awarded its Nobel Prize in Economics to Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist. more

Oct 11, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

Clinton Community College recently had a ribbon-cutting for its new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Centuries ago, economists subscribed to the Labor Theory of Value. Consistent with that theory, America uniquely chose to have employers bear the brunt of health care. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

You’ve been following the difficult budget process for the City of Plattsburgh this year. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

The City of Plattsburgh Common Council just completed their last bulk of 2018 budget amendments. I’m grateful for their hard work. It’ll make a difference for years. more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

You’ve heard about it, but few have been touched by it — yet. Neither even existed before 2008. I’m referring to Bitcoin and its Brooklyn rival, Ethereum. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Congress finds itself in a pickle. Okay, I’ll bite. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

The other day, I hosted a group of Montreal students bicycling through Plattsburgh. more

Aug 23, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

I remember from decades ago a skit at the dawn of the space race. more

Aug 16, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

There was a time when almost anything seemed affordable. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Our leaders recently administered two important votes. more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Municipal discussions inevitably center around taxation and spending. So does the value proposition. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

The City of Plattsburgh mayor must produce a budget by October 7. more

Jul 19, 2017 6:00 AM Guest Columnists

We’ve all seen a lot. I remember the death of JFK, RFK and MLK. I recall the moon landing, Apollo 13, and Watergate. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

America has experienced many transformations. Rural areas go along for the ride. more

Jul 6, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

By the time you read this, perhaps the latest round of fighting over the American Health Care Act will be over — for now. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists 1 Comments

Jefferson County is the second most rapidly shrinking county in the nation. And, Syracuse, one of our state’s grand cities, is considering collapsing into Onondaga County. It isn’t easy to maintain cities and counties in rural New York... more

Jun 21, 2017 1:46 PM Guest Columnists

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently charged every county to develop plans to share and consolidate services. more

Jun 18, 2017 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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