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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay reported Feb. 13 that the Vermont House Government Operations Committee took testimony recently on a committee bill that would make substantial changes to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law. more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | Councilor Peter Ensel (Ward 4) has been named mayor pro tem for the City of Plattsburgh. more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council failed to appoint a mayor pro tem last week, a position given to a council member that gives them the power to both assist and fill in for the mayor if he is unable to perform his duties. more

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

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | City committee meetings will be open to the public this year, a change in procedure that Mayor Colin Read says will allow for greater transparency. more

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

The Sun

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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

The Sun

History was made in the telecommunications field last week when a municipal utility went from public to private. more

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MIDDLEBURY | This fall, Condos is making the state rounds with his 2017 “Got Transparency?” tour. more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Secretary of State Jim Condos announced the start of his fourth biennial Transparency Tour. more

The Vermont Eagle

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

The Sun

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Two years after first being proposed, plans by the Saratoga & North Creek Railway to store unused train cars on state land in the southern Adirondacks has reignited controversy. more

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In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, President Trump issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that the Defense Department can hand over to state ... more

Letters to the Editor

Here’s a warning to all licensed motorists, especially parents of teen drivers: Civil traffic tickets, even when a juvenile is involved, are not protected from public scrutiny. more

Editorials

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PLATTSBURGH — The city is broke. more

The Sun

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

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QUEENSBURY — The Warren County Board of Supervisors voted authorize a grant application for close to $1 million for a proposed runway extension project at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport. more

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

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — Repeal of Affordable Care Act would devastate North Country healthcare system, say critics more

The Sun

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