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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 — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council last week voted to abolish four city departments. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:30 PM The Sun 1 Comments

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PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council has voted to abolish the Engineering, Human Resource, Information Technology and Recreation Departments. more

Aug 1, 2017 9:30 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — The 6th annual Kid’s Day at the Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market is set for Aug. 5. more

Jul 27, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

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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

Jul 25, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — City councilors are expressing concern over the mayor’s trial balloon to shift the city’s tax assessment office, human resources department and IT department into county control. more

Jul 4, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Councilors are coming under fire for a trial balloon to review the longevity pay system for city managers to see if savings can be found. more

Jun 28, 2017 7:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Some Plattsburgh food truck vendors may be circling the block this weekend. more

Jun 14, 2017 8:45 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — With the Plattsburgh City Council’s five year budget outlook filed and the mayor’s work underway on the 2018 budget, officials are kickstarting a new finance committee. more

Jun 7, 2017 9:30 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Following weeks of budget meetings and strategic planning, the Plattsburgh City Council delivered their five year budget outlook to Mayor Colin Read last week. more

Jun 7, 2017 7:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Lawmakers last week shut down a deal to purchase a new $594,339 fire truck for the Plattsburgh City Fire Department. more

May 31, 2017 7:00 AM The Sun

PLATTSBURGH — For local lawmakers, street safety is a big concern on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. more

Apr 26, 2017 6:00 AM The Sun

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

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 PM Community Columnists 1 Comments

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PLATTSBURGH — Despite approving their annual budget in January, city lawmakers are already hammering out next year’s spending plan. more

Apr 11, 2017 9:06 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — The  Plattsburgh City Fire Department will soon purchase a new $594,339 pumper fire truck and add an addition to their station on South Platt Street. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:30 PM The Sun

PLATTSBURGH — With $50,000 already in the hole for a set of new docks, lawmakers were faced with making a decision on how to transport the 500 foot aluminum structures. more

Jan 18, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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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

Jan 17, 2017 12:30 PM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Mayor Colin Read was sworn into office last Thursday, becoming the city’s 28th mayor. more

Jan 13, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

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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

Jan 5, 2017 11:00 AM The Sun

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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

Dec 27, 2016 1:55 PM The Sun

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