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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 | A plan for county takeover of the city of Plattsburgh’s information technology (IT) services has not yet been finalized. more

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PLATTSBURGH — As Mayor Colin Read prepares to release his proposed budget for 2018,  city councilors and residents sounded off on the lawmaker’s plans to make significant cuts. more

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PLATTSBURGH — The city’s new mayor sees the City of Plattsburgh edging towards financial disaster. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Lawmakers shot down a deal with the Plattsburgh Permanent Firemen’s Association (PPFA) last week. more

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PLATTSBURGH — In an effort to right the city’s sinking fiscal ship, Mayor Colin Read last week called for all department heads to cut spending by 10 percent. more

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On Oct. 8, 2015, then-Mayor James Calnon announced he was taking away the health insurance that was contractually guaranteed for retirees on Medicare and replacing it with a sub-standard Humana plan. more

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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

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PLATTSBURGH — Following months of deliberation, city councillors adopted an official budget plan for 2017 last Friday — with a 5.9 percent tax increase attached. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh will soon see the installment of a used 500 foot dock for a small boat marina at Wilcox Dock. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Some fun facts about Colin Read: He’s a lifelong educator, co-owner of the Champlain Wine Company, a self-professed nerd — and Plattsburgh’s newest mayor. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Councillors took an a la carte approach to $2 million in proposed cuts ex-mayor James Calnon made to the city’s proposed budget before leaving office. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Mayor James Calnon last week floated a list of proposed budget cuts that he said would save the city nearly $862,000 as lawmakers continue to chip away at a possible double-digit tax hike for city residents. more

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PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Professional Firefighters Union has levied a number of allegations against outgoing Mayor James Calnon, airing nearly a decade of grievances as the official prepares to leave office next month. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Councilors voted last week to enact a local law that paves the way for a possible tax increase above the state mandated tax cap. more

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PLATTSBURGH — A resolution proposed by the Plattsburgh City Retirees Association President asking that all retirees be returned to their original health care plan, and the PCRA be reimbursed for legal fees, was tabled by the Common Council last week. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City Police Department Chief Desmond J. Racicot is retiring. The lawman, who has run the department for 14 years, says he will retire on Jan. 11, the city announced Tuesday. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Councilors continued hammering out a 2017 spending plan for the city last Thursday. more

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PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City Council on Thursday condemned the wave of racial incidents that have reportedly rippled across the country in the wake of last week’s presidential election. more

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Journalists, more so than the rest of us, should understand the power of words and take that into consideration whenever they’re reporting the news. more

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