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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County voters will head to the polls on Nov. 6  to decide a number of local races here... more

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PLATTSBURGH | Over seven months into an 18-month moratorium on new commercial cryptocurrency mining operations in the City of Plattsburgh, the long-promised zoning regulations designed to address health and safety concerns stemming from those... more

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PLATTSBURGH | “We get one chance to get things right for the next 10 years.” more

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PLATTSBURGH | Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and state Assemblyman Billy Jones visited the Lake City last week to check in on how Plattsburgh’s state-funded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects are progressing. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Denise Aubin has spent her life serving her community in local hospitals, kitchens and libraries. more

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PLATTSBURGH | A grassroots push spearheaded by residents to save the city money by delaying a sidewalk infrastructure project has failed. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has garnered a “moderate fiscal stress” designation from the state Comptroller’s Office. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh’s formal budget sessions kicked off last week, tension bubbling over in the first hour. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City Beach closed for the season last week, marking an end to what turned out to be a profitable summer. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Though budget talks have prevailed nearly non-stop in the City of Plattsburgh for over a year, more formal budget sessions are expected to start this week. more

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PLATTSBURGH | City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read has released his budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council has approved a resolution allowing Mayor Colin Read to sign a contract with the Plattsburgh City School District for two armed school resource officers (SRO). more

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PLATTSBURGH | The plane has landed. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Local officials continue to be cautiously optimistic about the City of Plattsburgh’s financial future. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh will refund $30,578 in taxes and lose $6-7,000 in annual revenue through an Article 7 challenge from a local shopping center. more

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PLATTSBURGH | This city can’t survive unless it has room to grow. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Five families displaced by flooding at Underwood Estates earlier this year have returned home. more

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PLATTSBURGH | SUNY Plattsburgh has an economic impact of more than $307 million annually and has helped create or sustain 4,238 jobs, a new college-backed study says. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh will move forward toward completing the Saranac River Trail. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Citing a need to attract 3,000 families to the region by 2040, the City of Plattsburgh has purchased 42 acres of land in the Town of Plattsburgh for $1.2 million, and plans to attempt to annex the property and relocate the city-owned... 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. 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. 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. more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There was a time when almost anything seemed affordable. more

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Our leaders recently administered two important votes. more

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