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We all know how difficult it can be to decipher which electric companies and plans are most cost-efficient. It’s vital that North Country families are informed and know how to carefully shop for the best rates, and make smart financial decisions. Read more

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While most of us would rather not even think about our risks for cancer, we must be proactive to combat this insidious disease. For men, prostate cancer is especially prevalent, affecting 1 in every 7 men during his lifetime. Read more

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Summer is in full swing here in the North Country, and families are taking advantage of the warm weather and long days by spending more time outdoors. Bike riding can be a great way to stay fit and healthy as well as explore our... Read more

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Whether transporting products for a small business, going to work or getting their kids to school, folks in the North Country depend on our local roads and bridges that get them where they need to go. Read more

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The warm weather is finally here and for many of us in the North Country, that means spending more time outdoors. Read more

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The generations before us built our communities from the ground up. Whether they founded the local businesses we know and love, helped us find our passion in the classroom or passed on immeasurable knowledge, we owe them a great debt of gratitude. Read more

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Having well trained and equipped emergency services can mean the difference between life and death. In rural towns across the state we ask brave men and women to volunteer for the safety and well-being of our communities. Read more

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Our system of democracy is based on the idea that every voice and opinion has value and should be represented. Read more

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Mental health is often underappreciated by the public and stigmatized by the media. It’s just as important to our overall health as is our physical health. Read more

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Each year, the holidays remind us of how fortunate we are. Read more

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Over the last two years, I have had the pleasure of partnering with many great individuals and organizations that work hard to help members of our community. Read more

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We often question whether the innovative nature of technology is a good or bad thing. Read more

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In honor of September being National Recovery Awareness Month, I recently spent a day meeting with people and organizations dedicated to helping those affected by the opioid crisis. Read more

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As a legislator, I make it a point to stay accessible and available to my constituents. Read more

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This year, I was proud to stand with my colleagues in ensuring that ride-sharing companies have the ability to operate statewide. Read more

Letters to the Editor

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Direct care workers do so much for our communities. Read more

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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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ALBANY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by leaders and members of the NYSCOPBA to urge lawmakers to support A.930, a bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories. 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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PLATTSBURGH | Many people have Martin Luther King, Jr. day off from school and work. But for people around the region, it was a day on, not a day off, as they volunteered to help honor Dr. King’s civil rights legacy. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Hundreds of businesspeople from around the area came out to honor achievements in 2019 while looking forward to the new decade at the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s 108th annual business awards dinner. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Through song, dance, speeches and stories, dozens of people paid tribute to Dr. King while discussing how to keep his dream of equality alive during the annual MLK service at the Blessed Newman Center on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid when they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has passed the Assembly (A.7114). Read more

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NEW YORK STATE | Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Business is about to pick up at Prevost. One of the top coach manufacturers in North America has reached an agreement to build up to 330 buses as part of two contracts with the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Dozens of people will be starting 2020 in their own home thanks to the successful completion of an affordable housing project in the town of Plattsburgh. Read more

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We all know how difficult it can be to decipher which electric companies and plans are most cost-efficient. It’s vital that North Country families are informed and know how to carefully shop for the best rates, and make smart financial decisions. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton, Essex and Franklin County District came to the Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Amphitheater to criticize the impacts of the Bail and Discovery Reform laws, which will go into effect on New Year’s Day 2020. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) have announced that they introduced “The Randy Preston Salt Reduction Act” to tackle road salt pollution in the Adirondacks. Read more

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American Legion Post 20 Veterans Day Ceremony

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PLATTSBURGH | The American Legion Post 20 hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony last Friday, Nov. 8. Vietnam veterans were honored at the event by many local & state officials. Read more

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While most of us would rather not even think about our risks for cancer, we must be proactive to combat this insidious disease. For men, prostate cancer is especially prevalent, affecting 1 in every 7 men during his lifetime. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A topic on the minds of many New Yorkers is the legalization of recreational marijuana. Despite promises by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize the substance, it failed at this year’s legislative session... Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Years of strategic planning here will advance with nearly $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds. Read more

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Summer is in full swing here in the North Country, and families are taking advantage of the warm weather and long days by spending more time outdoors. Bike riding can be a great way to stay fit and healthy as well as explore our... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The MHAB’S Life Skills Campus and Champlain Valley Family Center’s (CVFC) new recovery center, All Ways to Recovery, held its grand opening July 24. The center, located at 14 Dormitory Drive in Plattsburgh, focuses on using... Read more

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