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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Plattsburgh over revenue from the Falcon Seaboard power plant. more

Mar 20, 2018 11:00 AM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH | Event marks first high-profile appearance of officials since financial dispute made public more

Jan 23, 2018 9:00 AM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh is hiring a legal team to drill down into what city officials allege is a discrepancy in the renegotiation of a payment in lieu of taxes agreement between Saranac Power Partners and the Town of Plattsburgh. more

Jan 9, 2018 12:00 PM The Sun


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ALBANY | The governor has signed a bill making it easier for members of the public suing for access to public records to recover their legal fees. more

Dec 18, 2017 4:30 PM The Sun


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It’s been a tough year for the press. more

Dec 13, 2017 7:00 AM Editorials

THURMAN | Transparency, spending and Freedom of Information Law requests took center stage at a candidate’s forum in Thurman last week. more

Oct 18, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

The Town Board in Thurman has had five months now to prove themselves. Let’s look at the current state of the town, as of May 22: more

Jun 1, 2017 7:00 AM Letters to the Editor


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SCHROON LAKE — Residents against a proposed expansion of Stewart’s have obtained legal counsel in an effort to halt the project. more

May 17, 2017 8:00 AM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH — The city’s ongoing health care standoff with retirees boiled over last week as a retiree recounted months of grief following insurance changes. more

Mar 23, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

This is the first Sunshine Week, since it began in 2005, when the public’s right to know has been under direct assault, and on several fronts. more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM Letters to the Editor


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Decision to appeal decision rooted in privacy concerns — not transparency, says county more

Feb 7, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun


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ELIZABETHTOWN — A state supreme court judge has ordered Essex County to release electronic ballot scans and cast vote records from the 2015 local elections more

Feb 1, 2017 6:00 AM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH — Faced with a $1.5 million deficit, the City of Plattsburgh began taking a closer look at next year’s proposed budget plan on Thursday. more

Nov 4, 2016 10:00 AM The Sun

Essex County is coming under fire for their decision to merge two departments: more

Nov 2, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

A few weeks ago in this editorial space, we told you about Judicial Watch’s case against U.S. presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. more

Nov 1, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials 1 Comments

Should counties be put in a situation where they need to be the decision making body in matters of election law? more

Oct 12, 2016 9:14 AM Letters to the Editor

ELIZABETHTOWN — As the county moves forward with a plan to combine two departments, fault lines have widened between county officials and the citizen-run board tasked with advising the process. more

Oct 6, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County is litigating a Freedom of Information Law request for the examination of ballots cast in last year’s general election. more

Oct 4, 2016 10:41 AM The Sun


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RUTLAND — Members of the Board of Aldermen say they haven’t seen the city’s refugee resettlement application despite a claim by the mayor that the document’s availability proves he’s being transparent on the issue. more

Jul 21, 2016 11:20 AM The Vermont Eagle

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