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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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PLATTSBURGH | It was last summer when Dale Dowdle could’ve been seen outside of City Hall, brush in hand with a can of wood stain on the ground, retouching the doors of the 101-year-old building as the afternoon slipped into the... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A deal to fix the Webb Island Footbridge has been torpedoed by Mayor Colin Read and will return to a reconstituted Common Council who will be seated later this week. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A decision that may impact the future of the Webb Island Footbridge is imminent, according to city officials. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the New Year on the horizon, it’s time to take a look at the top stories of 2018. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh took home $1.6 million in state grants at this year’s Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Awards last week. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District has made their position on the fate of the Webb Island Footbridge clear with a resolution passed this month. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh and firefighters have reached a contract agreement. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A local entrepreneur has designed a mechanism that may be able to capture wasted heat from cryptocurrency mining rigs and funnel it where it could prove useful — commercial and municipal buildings. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh Common Council has adopted an updated compensation package for a portion of the city’s managers. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A public meeting on new streetscape and riverfront access changes proposed as part of the city’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 5. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Lake City’s wastewater treatment facility is one step closer to revitalization. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh’s annual holiday parade and tree lighting returns for a fourth year this Saturday. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Amidst a debate over proposed changes to the city’s compensation package for managers, councilors locked horns last week when the discussion turned to annual cost of living increases for long-serving department heads. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As far as the Plattsburgh City School Board is concerned, the condition of the Webb Island Footbridge has evolved into a do-or-die scenario. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The redevelopment of the Durkee Street lot and the potential loss of parking spots will not adversely effect businesses in the downtown core, said the mayor. 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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