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Casey Family donation

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KEESEVILLE | The Casey family poses with the donations to the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department that they helped make possible. To honor the memory of Shauneen Casey, who passed away last year. Read more

News Briefs - New York

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PLATTSBURGH | Optimism, the future and working together were the three main themes at the fourth annual State of the County, City and Town put on by the North Country Chamber of Commerce at the Butcher Block Restaurant. Read more

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As we kick off 2020, I wanted to update you on the important work that my Congressional office has been able to accomplish on your behalf over the past year. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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MORRISONVILLE | The town of Schuyler Falls is collecting warm clothing for children at its office at 997 Mason St. in Morrisonville. “It’s a case of neighbors helping neighbors,” Supervisor Kevin Randall said. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Camper Annoying

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NEW YORK STATE | Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Families and friends kicked off the new year of 2020 by connecting with mother nature during a free hike at Point Au Roche State Park. Read more

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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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KEENE VALLEY | Alfred University’s Art Force 5, will visit Keene Central School Thursday, January 15th and 16th for a creativity training with students as part of the school’s ongoing Mindset social-emotional learning program. Read more

News Briefs - New York

FEMA - 2019 Halloween Strom

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The federal government has declared 18 North Country counties to be a disaster area eligible for financial aid as the result of damages from the 2019 Halloween Storm, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. Read more

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PERU | For the sixth straight year, members of Peru’s volunteer fire department helped get the community pumped up for Christmas by parading through neighborhoods with their trucks decked out with holiday decorations and lights. Read more

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We all know how difficult it can be to decipher which electric companies and plans are most cost-efficient. It’s vital that North Country families are informed and know how to carefully shop for the best rates, and make smart financial decisions. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Freedom and Christmas: two words that sum up this time of year for children across the region, while also bringing up feelings of dread for parents who must work during the winter holiday break. Read more

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JCS Operation Santa

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Central School’s “Operation Santa” has been — and continues to be — a successful fundraising program. Now in its 38th year, the program clearly has staying power in the local community. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Champlain National Bank has created many ways to help brighten the holidays for families, youth and seniors throughout the North Country. Project We Care provides for nearby neighbors in need. 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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VERGENNES | John Graham Housing & Services candlelight vigil for the homeless Read more

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SARANAC | Within two days, two families have been left picking up the pieces of their lives after raging fires ripped through their homes. Read more

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