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To the Editor: I very much support the Sun and their affiliated newspapers. Dan and his entire staff have done, and continue to do, a great job balancing articles of both local and national interest. Read more

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Stealing a line from Gordon Lightfoot’s song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”: “The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy.” Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Starting on March 1, New York is implementing its statewide Bag Waste Reduction Law in an effort to cut down on littering and damage to the environment. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The state’s top law-enforcement officials sent out news releases triumphantly announcing fines and jail time for a band of scofflaw Essex County taxi cab owners who, the officials said, had bilked Medicaid out of millions of dollars. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | New York’s newly launched winter tourism “push” is part of continued investment throughout the North Country; it’s a “push” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he believes is and will pay dividends long term. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The prestigious Good Scout Award was given this year in honor to Dan and Gayle Alexander, owners and publishers of Sun Community News, and Rosemary Souza-Botten a community partner. Read more

News Briefs - New York

PLATTSBURGH | A Keeseville man is accused of recently threatening a local TV station, just months after he allegedly made threats against a local community. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Officials of Community Bank N.A. are asking for the community’s help in restocking area food shelves. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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PLATTSBURGH | Since September of 2019, there have been a total of 60 confirmed vaping related deaths, four of which were in New York. Overall, there have been about 2,700 known cases of vaping-related illnesses in the last year. Read more

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As a young child, I learned the incredible importance of Lake Placid and the spirit of the 1980 Olympics from my father. A dedicated winter sportsman, my father spent time in Lake Placid for a portion of the Olympic games. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Two houses, one in Ticonderoga the other in Hague, were destroyed by fire on Monday and early Tuesday morning, respectively. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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PLATTSBURGH | A recent high-speed chase through the Northern Tier ended with two accidents, three arrests and a cache of marijuana. Read more

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PORT HENRY | Politicians mess with street lights at their peril. Early in his career, Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said there was a plan to remove one such light near a farmhouse out in the boonies. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School seventh and eighth graders will be moved from the middle school to the high school next fall as the system seeks ways to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget woes. Read more

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PORT HENRY | True to its past, Port Henry has an iron-mining museum packed with artifacts, photos and documents, some of which are still in boxes waiting to be cataloged. Read more

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ALBANY | A week into the new session, state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aimed at preventing limousine crashes like the one that killed 20 people, including some who had ties to the North Country, in Schoharie County in Oct '18 Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Stewart’s Shops officials announced the purchase of family-owned gasoline and diesel distribution company, Polsinello Fuels, along with five gas stations. Read more

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DANNEMORA | Joyce Mitchell is expected to walk free from prison today less than five years after she helped two murderers escape Clinton Correctional Facility. Read more

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In the past two months since launching our Support for Community Journalism, we’ve heard from 289 readers and they have contributed $9,940 to date. Read more

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WILLSBORO | The Willsboro Town Council has spent months reviewing public comments, public health and safety law, and preparing legal language for a proposed new nuisance law. Read more

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