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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Central School seventh and eighth graders will be moved from the middle school to the high school next fall as the system seeks ways to avoid a repeat of last year’s budget woes. Read more

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VERMONT | When we consider Vermont’s sex offender registry, let’s not forget that it’s designed as a civil regulatory scheme and not a vindictive means to further punish and censure fellow citizens for their past crimes. Read more

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Peru Sewer Meeting

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PERU | Plans are in place for $4.6 million in upgrades that include two new pumping stations and about 11,000 feet of new lines across parts of the town. But 44 home and business owners could potentially act as a roadblock. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid when they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has passed the Assembly (A.7114). Read more

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SARANAC | Registration for the Saranac Central School District’s 2020-2021 pre-kindergarten program is now open. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Peter Reed

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GRANVILLE | After five months being vacant, Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Peter Reed (I) to fill the Orange-Washington-Addison House District seat. Reed follows August 2019 resignation of Independent Rep. Ben Jickling. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Cameras are mounted below Stop-Arms on all Willsboro Central School buses. New law allows use of footage to investigate possible violations. Read more

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Elise Stefanik

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Washington, D.C. | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has issued the below statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s decision to deny individual assistance to residents affected by the Halloween floods. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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John McClaughry

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After literally more than 100 years of intermittent trying, Vermont’s educational leadership succeeded in giving its bureaucracy the power and duty to force mergers of Vermont’s public schools into larger districts (Act 46). Read more

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Betty Little announces retirement

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NEW YORK | New York state Republican Sen. Betty Little has announced that she will not be running for re-election in 2020, choosing not to run against five-year-long Clinton County treasurer and Democratic Senate runner Kimberly Davis. Read more

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CLINTON COUNTY | The Clinton County official results for the 2019 general election are in now that the absentee ballots have been counted. The unofficial election results came in past 10:00 p.m. Read more

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CHAMPLAIN | With state aid at recent highs and a mounting list of mandated repairs, Northeastern Clinton Central School administrators say now is the time to act. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Skilled workforce shortages plague the construction industry, with Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing 379,000 vacant jobs in the sector nationally. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

StarTrek-Generation

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County supervisors voted this week to initiate a process that will transform a decaying downtown Ticonderoga property into a tourist destination for legions of dedicated Star Trek fans. Read more

The Sun

Local protest

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton, Essex and Franklin County District came to the Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Amphitheater to criticize the impacts of the Bail and Discovery Reform laws, which will go into effect on New Year’s Day 2020. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Kiwanis is partnering with the Ticonderoga Central School District in hosting its annual Senior Citizens’ Holiday Party. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Stewart's Grand Opening - Chester

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WARREN COUNTY | Hundreds of people were drawn to the new, far-larger Stewart’s Shop convenience store in Chester at its grand-opening event for free ice cream and other promotions, area officials attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on... Read more

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Budget 2020

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PORT HENRY | Town tax rates will be down in Moriah next year after the board agreed to a 2020 budget that largely maintains that status quo. Read more

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