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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council approved the final scoping document for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Chazen Companies held a scoping session for the public on the draft scoping document. Chazen was selected by the council to create the document on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) on the Downtown... Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board said it would not honor a citizen’s request to suspend variance applications when it was determined the applicant was seeking to validate a prior infraction. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board has decided not to take action regarding limiting noise and the use of so-called racing boats on Loon Lake. Read more

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THURMAN | Soon after the new Thurman town board members were sworn in at the town’s annual organizational meeting last week, controversy erupted  much like it did one year ago. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board turned down a request from a citizen to allow muskrat trapping in a creek behind Town Hall. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board voted unanimously to spend $47,700 for a three-year contract with Bioconservation, Inc., for treating for black fly larvae in local waterways. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | A neighbor of the Town of Chester tennis courts said the town was out of bounds when it trimmed vegetation on her property without her permission. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board approved a variance on Sept. 12 allowing homeowners to install a 3,000 gallon holding tank on their property, paving the way for plans to replace their existing home on Friends Lake. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | If you want to get married in Chestertown or mark your cemetery plot, it will now cost you a little more money. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester Town Board has not made a decision on granting local property owners a variance for the installation of new septic systems. Read more

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HORICON — The Horicon Town Board, acting as the local Board of Health, delayed making decisions on two separate variance requests for septic systems in proximity to Brant Lake. Read more

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I write in response to Thurman town lawyer Mark Schachner’s recent participation in the Thurman town meeting, during which he berated the press for their reporting. Read more

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ATHOL — Town supervisor Evelyn Wood and councilman Jey Youngblood resigned this week, leaving three board members — Mike Eddy, Cynthia Hyde and Kathy Templeton — to manage and conduct town business on their own. Read more

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THURMAN — The reality show of Thurman politics aired yet another episode Jan 10, with spectators witnessing a toned-down version of local governance — There was discord at Tuesday’s town meeting, but not chaos. Read more

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ATHOL — Emotions ran high at the Thurman town board meeting May 10 over the ongoing “white space” wireless internet contract controversy, and law officers intervened to restore order — and then cleared the town hall when the town meeting concluded. Read more

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THURMAN — While many town of Thurman residents anticipated that a town board seat would be open as of Jan. 1 due to a tie vote between two candidates in November, incumbent board member Gail Seaman is continuing to serve in her post. Read more

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