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Colin Read

No day goes by when I don’t explore some fresh way to look at the City of Plattsburgh’s challenges. Read more

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When I need advice, I assemble a number of very thoughtful people who I know have a great diversity of perspectives. Read more

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For centuries, rural cities grew. Geography was on their side, and population growth and technological innovation kept the economic pie growing. Read more

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Tonight I witnessed a Congressional Debate. This week I’ve been witnessing a community debate. Read more

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Let’s continue with a discussion started last week. Read more

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Congress has taken it upon itself to produce for us the most profound tax reform in more than a generation. I wish them well, but I have my concerns. Read more

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In a couple of weeks, New Yorkers once again go to the polls. It’s been an interesting year since we’ve last done that. Read more

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Last week the City of Plattsburgh suffered a fate long in coming. Read more

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Last week I noted that a number of Nobel Prize in Economics winners of late have studied something called behavioral economics. Many economists find that very disturbing. Read more

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This week the Nobel Committee awarded its Nobel Prize in Economics to Richard Thaler, a behavioral economist. Read more

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Clinton Community College recently had a ribbon-cutting for its new Institute for Advanced Manufacturing (IAM). Read more

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Centuries ago, economists subscribed to the Labor Theory of Value. Consistent with that theory, America uniquely chose to have employers bear the brunt of health care. Read more

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You’ve been following the difficult budget process for the City of Plattsburgh this year. Read more

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The City of Plattsburgh Common Council just completed their last bulk of 2018 budget amendments. I’m grateful for their hard work. It’ll make a difference for years. Read more

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You’ve heard about it, but few have been touched by it — yet. Neither even existed before 2008. I’m referring to Bitcoin and its Brooklyn rival, Ethereum. Read more

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Congress finds itself in a pickle. Okay, I’ll bite. Read more

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The other day, I hosted a group of Montreal students bicycling through Plattsburgh. Read more

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I remember from decades ago a skit at the dawn of the space race. Read more

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There was a time when almost anything seemed affordable. Read more

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Our leaders recently administered two important votes. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council voted to petition the state to remove the Imperial Dam located off Adirondack Lane, thanks to the efforts of the Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited (LCCTU). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Kohl’s officially announced its presence in Plattsburgh with a grand opening last weekend.The first 100 shoppers Saturday received $10 gift cards to celebrate the chain’s new location in Champlain Centre mall. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Students of the North Country held multiple climate strikes across upstate New York. Members of the student-run Youth Climate Coalition put together the Plattsburgh climate strike last Friday, Sept. 20. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council passed the recently updated “Dogs and Cats at Large” bill, introduced by Councilor Peter Ensel last month. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh common council is voting soon on a new animal control bill. The bill was drafted by Councilor Peter Ensel on Aug. 15, and a public hearing on the bill was held on Aug. 29. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In an effort to further involve the residents of Plattsburgh with the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), the City of Plattsburgh DRI team hosted an open house on Aug. 21. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read held a press conference on Aug. 19 to announce the 2020 mayor’s budget. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has installed a new electric car charging station in front of city hall. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Jane Desautel from the Environment and Health subcommittee of the Livable Communities Committee gave a presentation to the common council at the Governance, Strategy and City Operations meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Supporters of Plattsburgh becoming a Climate Smart Community (CSC) met for the first time to discuss goals and plans to help the city become a greener community. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh was recently approved for a permit by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to revitalize the Wilcox Dock off Cumberland Avenue. 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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PLATTSBURGH | Mayor Colin Read recently addressed what he feels are misconceptions those in Plattsburgh have against the Downtown Revitalization Initiative project Prime Companies is planning. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Adopted by the Plattsburgh Common Council on a majority vote, the idea of a master plan for the city, which will cover all projects, including the DRI plans, and ideas the council has for the future of Plattsburgh was approved July 3. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival Committee has announced that the Plattsburgh Air Park Restoration Group of Volunteers have been named the 2019 “Spirit of Ianelli” Award honorees. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Finance and Budget Committee recently discussed updates with the city’s five-year-plan that Chair Mike Kelly introduced to the city council at the beginning of June. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A recent Plattsburgh Common Council meeting at the City Hall Common Council Chambers began with Mayor Colin Read declaring a new memorial week for the city’s firefighters. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council appointed seven individuals to serve on the newly created City Sustainability Task Force (CSTF) at the June 6 Common Council meeting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh hosted its first ever “Hunger Games” to raise money for charity June 8. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Directly preceding last week’s City Council Meeting, the Municipal Lighting Department (MLD) held a short meeting regarding the use of electricity throughout the city. Read more

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