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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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PLATTSBURGH | Mayor Colin Read has decided to run for re-election for 2020, where he hopes to serve his second four-year term. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council unanimously approved the preliminary plans for the Durkee Street development project at the May 23 meeting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Students in volunteer and leadership roles on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus were honored and recognized at the 39th-annual Student Recognition Ceremony for Leadership and Service recently. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Outgoing SUNY Plattsburgh President John Ettling and his wife, Lisa Lewis, were feted at a gala event May 3, a special occasion to reflect on the couple’s 15 years of leadership at the college. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A recent report shows that work to right the Mayor Colin Read once characterized as city’s fiscal ship is paying off. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District Board of Education (BOE) last week voted to move forward with repair of the Webb Island Footbridge — without the City of Plattsburgh’s involvement. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | While on pre-trial release for another drug charge, a Cohoes woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly possessing both cocaine and a heroin-fentanyl mix with the intent to sell them. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Prime Companies has been formally chosen to develop the Durkee Street lot. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A Plattsburgh man called police Sunday morning to report an intruder, only to be taken into custody shortly after officers arrived for allegedly running a meth lab out of his home. Read more

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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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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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