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New Schuyler Falls Supervisor Kevin Randall

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SCHUYLER FALLS | New supervisor Kevin Randall and new council members Reginald Facteau and Vernon Bruno began their work at the town’s organizational meeting this month. Read more

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Peru Sewer Meeting

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PERU | Plans are in place for $4.6 million in upgrades that include two new pumping stations and about 11,000 feet of new lines across parts of the town. But 44 home and business owners could potentially act as a roadblock. Read more

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Canadian Visitations

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PLATTSBURGH | Fun and games are what Jackie Cameron lives and breathes every day as general manager of the family entertainment center at the Comfort Inn in Plattsburgh. But the push to attract more of our neighbors to the north is leading to... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Winter break is in full swing on campus at SUNY Plattsburgh, and that means many students are home with family and friends. But for those who stay behind for the full six weeks, something as simple as a hot meal remains elusive. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | High school students seeking a direction with their careers could find it at an open house being held at Clinton Community College. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Winter can make just about anything seem unappealing. But, in about a year from now, this park could begin to look very different, and not just because of the snow melting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Families and friends kicked off the new year of 2020 by connecting with mother nature during a free hike at Point Au Roche State Park. Read more

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New Years Baby

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PLATTSBURGH | The new year brings many firsts. For one Plattsburgh family, that means a new life and a new journey to embark on. Read more

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Peru Pre-K Grant

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PERU | The Peru Central School District has what many would call a good problem to have: the staff is racing to get ready to double the size of its pre-kindergarten program starting Jan. 21. Read more

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Prevost Bus

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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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Ecumenical Choir

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PERU | The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir helped people get into the Christmas spirit with two concerts just days before the holiday. Read more

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Joint Care Center

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PLATTSBURGH | UVM Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s Joint Care Center, recently came together to mark five years of getting patients moving again. Read more

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Peru Fire Truck Lights 2

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PERU | For the sixth straight year, members of Peru’s volunteer fire department helped get the community pumped up for Christmas by parading through neighborhoods with their trucks decked out with holiday decorations and lights. 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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PLATTSBURGH | It is the end of an era for Plattsburgh area pizza connoisseurs. The Pizza Hut location at 5069 US Avenue closed its doors for good on Dec. 16. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Freedom and Christmas: two words that sum up this time of year for children across the region, while also bringing up feelings of dread for parents who must work during the winter holiday break. Read more

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PERU | A plot that has played out on televisions across the region every holiday season hit the stage at Peru High School this month. The drama club presented the play version of the popular 1983 movie “A Christmas Story.” Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Ringing bells are a part of the holiday season. Sleighbells and “Jingle Bells” help mark the time leading up to Christmas. But, it’s the bell ringing happening at places in town that are taking on a more urgent tone this year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As the Plattsburgh City Police Department Community Service Center celebrates its first anniversary, it is also offering even more help for anyone who needs it. Read more

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Clinton County Budget Vote

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County legislators on both sides of the aisle say there is plenty to be happy about while also remaining vigilant about next year’s spending plan. Read more

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Canadian Visitations

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | Fun and games are what Jackie Cameron lives and breathes every day as general manager of the family entertainment center at the Comfort Inn in Plattsburgh. But the push to attract more of our neighbors to the north is leading to... Read more

The Sun

SUNY Food Shelf 2

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | Winter break is in full swing on campus at SUNY Plattsburgh, and that means many students are home with family and friends. But for those who stay behind for the full six weeks, something as simple as a hot meal remains elusive. Read more

The Sun

RAMP CCC Open House Sm

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | High school students seeking a direction with their careers could find it at an open house being held at Clinton Community College. Read more

The Sun

Peru Pre-K Grant

Photo by Brian Happel

PERU | The Peru Central School District has what many would call a good problem to have: the staff is racing to get ready to double the size of its pre-kindergarten program starting Jan. 21. Read more

The Sun

Prevost Bus

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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

The Sun

Ecumenical Choir

Photo by Brian Happel

PERU | The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir helped people get into the Christmas spirit with two concerts just days before the holiday. Read more

The Sun

Joint Care Center

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | UVM Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s Joint Care Center, recently came together to mark five years of getting patients moving again. Read more

The Sun

Peru Fire Truck Lights 2

Photo by Brian Happel

PERU | For the sixth straight year, members of Peru’s volunteer fire department helped get the community pumped up for Christmas by parading through neighborhoods with their trucks decked out with holiday decorations and lights. Read more

The Sun

CT-Court-Housing

Photo by Brian Happel

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

The Sun

YMCA-All-Day

Photo provided by Plattsburgh YMCA

PLATTSBURGH | Freedom and Christmas: two words that sum up this time of year for children across the region, while also bringing up feelings of dread for parents who must work during the winter holiday break. Read more

The Sun

Salvation-Army-Donations_1

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | Ringing bells are a part of the holiday season. Sleighbells and “Jingle Bells” help mark the time leading up to Christmas. But, it’s the bell ringing happening at places in town that are taking on a more urgent tone this year. Read more

The Sun

Platts PD Center Expansion 1

Photo by Brian Happel

PLATTSBURGH | As the Plattsburgh City Police Department Community Service Center celebrates its first anniversary, it is also offering even more help for anyone who needs it. Read more

The Sun

Clinton County Budget Vote

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County legislators on both sides of the aisle say there is plenty to be happy about while also remaining vigilant about next year’s spending plan. Read more

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PERU | With a fresh coat of snow on the ground, dozens of people in Peru braved the biting cold to usher in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting at the gazebo in Little Ausable Park Friday night. Read more

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PERU | Some people say money makes the world go round. Students at Peru High School got a brief taste of that Wednesday thanks to an event aimed at preparing them for life after graduation. Read more

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