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PLATTSBURGH | Colin Read isn’t a communist.  But since the city imposed an 18-month moratorium on cryptocurrency nearly four months ago, the City of Plattsburgh mayor has gotten an onslaught of emails telling him he is. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Just four months into the City of Plattsburgh’s moratorium on cryptocurrency, lawmakers are poised to repeal the law and move forward with revisions to the city code, safety standards and more. more

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PLATTSBURGH | City of Plattsburgh patrons may soon see more stringent parking enforcement in the downtown core. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council last week unanimously rejected funding for volunteer animal rescue group Animal Welfare and Rescue Services (ARWS). more

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PLATTSBURGH | For the first time in recent memory, an ethics board has been convened in the City of Plattsburgh. more

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PLATTSBURGH | A city government-wide code of conduct proposed by Mayor Colin Read was torpedoed last week with a unanimous rejection from the Plattsburgh Common Council. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Following in the City of Plattsburgh’s footsteps, the Village of Rouses Point has voted to impose a two-year ban on cryptocurrency, blockchain and similar data mining operations. more

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PLATTSBURGH | With their sights set on rebuilding the City of Plattsburgh’s fund balance while avoiding double-digit tax increases, the Plattsburgh Common Council last week passed their annual five-year budget outlook. more

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PLATTSBURGH | In an effort to find areas of cost-cutting collaboration, Clinton County legislators met with the Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and two city councilors this month to discuss mutually-beneficial ways taxpayer dollars could be saved. more

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PLATTSBURGH | A single comma, and the lack of a definition for what constitutes an “inquiry” in the City of Plattsburgh Charter, is creating confusion over what councilors can ethically discuss with department heads without the mayor’s oversight. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Lake City’s latest budget report is in, and the results have one councilor optimistic about the city’s financial trajectory. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh little league field at Melissa Penfield Park was dedicated to a man who has coached youngsters for over 30 years. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council last Thursday opted to table a discussion on whether or not they would implement a city government-wide code of conduct. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Nine property owners in Plattsburgh were awarded $819,000 through the Downtown Grant Program (DGP) last month for building rehab projects. more

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PLATTSBURGH | In the wake of what he characterized as a wave of negative press, Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read proposed a new city government-wide code of conduct designed to maintain taxpayer trust and promote harmonious work... more

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PLATTSBURGH | A Plattsburgh man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping an unidentified 22-year-old, threatening him and stealing his phone. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The city’s promotions and events coordinator has resigned, citing a work environment “where collaboration and compassion are absent” and an administration that “has consistently misrepresented facts” to its workers and the public. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Levi Ritter has been appointed as Plattsburgh’s new City Police chief. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Years of legal battles between the City of Plattsburgh and retired city workers culminated last week in a settlement of $207,019 and a switch back to the retirees’ preferred health insurance provider. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh was recently awarded $1 million in state grants to help fund the demolition of seven aging structures along the shore of the Saranac River. Mayor Colin Read hopes the project will open up the land for future... more

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No day goes by when I don’t explore some fresh way to look at the City of Plattsburgh’s challenges. more

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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There was a time when almost anything seemed affordable. more

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Our leaders recently administered two important votes. more

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