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PLATTSBURGH | Trinity Park will be alight with candles next Sunday as the Chabad of Plattsburgh hosts their annual menorah lighting ceremony. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

When I need advice, I assemble a number of very thoughtful people who I know have a great diversity of perspectives. more

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | The owner of a local taxi company requested last week that the Common Council increase Plattsburgh’s fare limit for cabs operating in city limits. more

Dec 12, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh will seek to ensure all employee sexual harassment training is up to date this year. more

Dec 12, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

For centuries, rural cities grew. Geography was on their side, and population growth and technological innovation kept the economic pie growing. more

Dec 6, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | At the start of the new year the city’s Finance Department is expected to relocate to City Hall. more

Dec 5, 2017 3:30 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | A missing Florida teen was reunited with her family in central New York last weekend with the help of a City of Plattsburgh police officer. more

Dec 5, 2017 2:30 PM The Sun

Tonight I witnessed a Congressional Debate. This week I’ve been witnessing a community debate. more

Nov 29, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | A handful of concerned parents took to City Hall last Thursday to call for a “dual track” approach to fixing the Webb Island footbridge. more

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | A public hearing has been set for Thursday, Nov. 16 as the city considers demolition of a cluster of structures on Green Street. more

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

Let’s continue with a discussion started last week. more

Nov 15, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH — With 120 absentee ballots yet to be counted, County Legislator Patty Waldron (Area 6) holds a 44 vote lead over Robert Butler. more

Nov 14, 2017 6:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh is convening a panel designed to squash crime. more

Nov 10, 2017 3:00 PM The Sun

Congress has taken it upon itself to produce for us the most profound tax reform in more than a generation. I wish them well, but I have my concerns. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County’s Real Property Office will take over responsibility for the City of Plattsburgh’s property assessment services before the end of the year. more

Nov 8, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

In a couple of weeks, New Yorkers once again go to the polls. It’s been an interesting year since we’ve last done that. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

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PLATTSBURGH | Nearly 17 months after the state announced that the City of Plattsburgh would receive a $10 million Downtown Revitalization (DRI) grant, the wheels are now in motion. more

Nov 1, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Despite all the gloom and doom surrounding the City of Plattsburgh’s finances, the city is ending the year without one dubious distinction: more

Nov 1, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Two thirds of residents think that parking in the City of Plattsburgh is adequate, according to a recent survey, and findings by a parking consultant show that even at peak hours spot occupancy is only at 85 percent. more

Oct 31, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County’s Real Property Office will take over responsibility for the City of Plattsburgh’s property assessment services before the end of the year. more

Oct 31, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

When I need advice, I assemble a number of very thoughtful people who I know have a great diversity of perspectives. more

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

For centuries, rural cities grew. Geography was on their side, and population growth and technological innovation kept the economic pie growing. more

Dec 6, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

Tonight I witnessed a Congressional Debate. This week I’ve been witnessing a community debate. more

Nov 29, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

Let’s continue with a discussion started last week. more

Nov 15, 2017 7:00 AM Guest Columnists

Congress has taken it upon itself to produce for us the most profound tax reform in more than a generation. I wish them well, but I have my concerns. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

In a couple of weeks, New Yorkers once again go to the polls. It’s been an interesting year since we’ve last done that. more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Last week the City of Plattsburgh suffered a fate long in coming. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Guest Columnists

Last week I noted that a number of Nobel Prize in Economics winners of late have studied something called behavioral economics. Many economists find that very disturbing. more

Oct 18, 2017 7:00 AM 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

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