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PLATTSBURGH | The Common Council authorized the mayor last week to create a new “Community Engagement Coordinator” position. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Another bout of offers and counteroffers that may ultimately decide the fate of the Webb Island Footbridge has begun. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has hit a potential roadblock in its push to annex property on Rugar Street from the Town of Plattsburgh, and a state mediation is now on the horizon. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has lifted its 18-month moratorium on new commercial cryptocurrency mining operations. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council voted Thursday to move forward with a trial downtown parking permit system. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh intends to phase out its special events coordinator position in favor of a volunteer committee model. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh is reminding its residents to shovel their sidewalks after the declaration of an end of snow event. Or else. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Common Council has authorized the formation of a new not-for-profit, the Lake City Land Bank Corporation. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County is being lauded for its economic strength. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Local businesses remain confident that the area’s economy is growing. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Nicholas Pope remembers running down the street after school with his friends, a dollar bill crumpled up in the then 14-year-old’s pocket. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County and the Town of Plattsburgh both closed out 2018 on stable ground. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has upheld the decision of an arbitration panel and ordered the City of Plattsburgh to pay its firefighters $740,109 in backpay and retroactive wage increases. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Mayor Colin Read is halfway through his first term. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Property owners in the City of Plattsburgh will see a tax increase of 1.7 percent this year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Planning Board voted 7-1 to rule the Town of Plattsburgh’s proposed moratorium on new projects a “local issue” on Jan. 2. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Councilor Patrick McFarlin (Ward 5) intends to introduce a resolution on Thursday that will effectively end the city’s ban on new commercial cryptocurrency facilities. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Between Jan. 3-9, a total of 129 parking tickets were issued in the downtown core. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Just over 72 hours after Mayor Colin Read announced that he had vetoed the council’s decision to accept a deal to fix the Webb Island Footbridge, a handful of residents were at City Hall’s doorstep. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has joined the cities of Schenectady, Albany and Troy in filing litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers seeking to hold them accountable for the opiate epidemic. Read more

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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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