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PLATTSBURGH | Starting on March 1, New York is implementing its statewide Bag Waste Reduction Law in an effort to cut down on littering and damage to the environment. Read more

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ALBANY | A week into the new session, state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aimed at preventing limousine crashes like the one that killed 20 people, including some who had ties to the North Country, in Schoharie County in Oct '18 Read more

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WILLSBORO | The Willsboro Town Council has spent months reviewing public comments, public health and safety law, and preparing legal language for a proposed new nuisance law. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Stefanik is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Bill’s Promise Act, legislation that would direct the GAO to conduct a comprehensive assessment of how individuals on pretrial release are monitored at federal, state, and... Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The outcome of a Vermont Supreme Court hearing, held at Middlebury College on Jan. 15, will likely decide the fate of controversial Act 46, the state’s school-merger law. 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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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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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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NORTH CREEK | Following a disagreement on paying owed taxes to Warren County, the owners of the North Creek’s Copperfield Inn sold the lodging and food establishment. The money from the sale is going towards paying off the debt owed to the county. Read more

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Climate-Smart

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PLATTSBURGH | The city of Plattsburgh has made further strides to become increase its status as a Climate Smart Community. Plattsburgh is one of seven cities in the U.S. to be a Climate Smart Community. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | After a process that has spread out for years, the Ticonderoga Town Board said last week it will pass a code allowing solar farms by Dec. 30. Read more

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Rental Permits

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PLATTSBURGH | In a tie-breaking vote, the city of Plattsburgh common council passed a new rental permit law. The law implements several new necessities for landlords to uphold, as well as what defines a “family” unit. Read more

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GEIS Hearing

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh’s Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) was reviewed in a public hearing session Monday, Dec. 9 at City Hall Read more

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WASHINGTON D.C. | On Dec. 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to crack down on unwanted and predatory robocalls.  The House vote was 417-3. Read more

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CHAMPLAIN | The Village of Champlain issued an official curfew for those under the age of 18. The idea of a curfew came after Clinton County Sheriff’s Department reported numerous acts of vandalism or petty crime after the sun went down. Read more

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PORT HENRY | As the iron industry faded, the Witherbee Sherman & Co, headquarters was ceded to the Town of Moriah, which today uses it as its town hall, which by law must be accessible to its citizens. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The city of Plattsburgh will be holding a public hearing on the recently added Local Law P-6 of 2019, as part of the Building Code Administration and Enforcement in Plattsburgh’s City Code. Read more

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Carbon Dividend

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PLATTSBURGH | As another act to make The City of Plattsburgh a New York State Climate Smart Community, the city council voted to join together with the Town of Plattsburgh and municipalities to reduce greenhouse emissions with a new act. Read more

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What lies beneath

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MIDDLEBURY | Champlain Valley gas will remain untapped Read more

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point may make it into the Guinness World Records for having two Boy Scouts graduate to Eagle Scout - an anomaly - this year. Read more

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