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NORTH COUNTRY | The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Aid program in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties helped 4,150 low-income individuals and families last year get their taxes done for free. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The new Plattsburgh store, Runnings, held a ribbon-cutting Friday, Oct. 11, to celebrate its grand opening. Located at 57 Centre Drive, the former location for K-Mart, Runnings has a variety of clothing, footwear, sporting goods... Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The weather was nearly an Adirondack monsoon the morning of the open house at St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center’s 24-7 Open Access Center in Saranac Lake recently. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Students of the North Country held multiple climate strikes across upstate New York. Members of the student-run Youth Climate Coalition put together the Plattsburgh climate strike last Friday, Sept. 20. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Champlain Valley Quilters Guild of New York (CVQGNY) is a North Country outreach group and program that specializes in helping the area with quilting. Read more

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While most of us would rather not even think about our risks for cancer, we must be proactive to combat this insidious disease. For men, prostate cancer is especially prevalent, affecting 1 in every 7 men during his lifetime. Read more

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CLINTON COUNTY | September is suicide awareness month. Clinton County is hosting multiple lectures and events through multiple sources to raise awareness of suicide prevention, end the stigma of mental illness and learning to cope after losing... Read more

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PORT HENRY | Stewart’s Shops has signed a contract to purchase the Mac’s Supermarket building, which became available last month when the independent grocer announced it would be closing its doors. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Being homeless wasn’t fun.  On top of routine challenges like finding transportation, food, work and figuring out how to find somewhere to live, there was an overbearing feeling that I didn’t belong -- exempted from much of the... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The International Paper Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Ticonderoga Area BackPack Program Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The University of Vermont - Elizabethtown Community Health and Hudson Headwaters Health Network celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony in Ticonderoga at the former Moses-Ludington Hospital site Aug. 28. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Renowned painter, Bill Crosby, is excited to display an exhibition of his artwork entitled, “Land, Water and Sky,” in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The city of Plattsburgh Recreation Center is seeking candidates for its 11th season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser adult fitness program, set to start on Saturday, Oct. 5. Read more

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Say hello to Turtle, our big shy guy. Turtle is a plump 13-year-old male cat with a handsome white and tabby coat, and beautiful light green eyes. Read more

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Do you remember that great ’80s sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” Named after the dashing lead actor, our Tony Danza is also a strong, muscular, and outspoken type. This big handsome boy came to the shelter as a stray early in the summer. Read more

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If you remember the column from a few weeks ago about Sweet Pea, the loving beagle with the sad back story, then you already know Panda’s as well. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Better than a century ago, a merchant in Plattsburgh took out an advertisement in the paper, using copy that must have seemed hilarious at the time. Read more

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My constituents in the North Country are increasingly concerned about the cost of health care – and with good reason. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Anybody living in the Northeast can say that the first thing they do when returning from a hike or trip in the woods is check for ticks. However, how many of them follow all of the proper steps to ensure they are safe from the bug? Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | It doesn’t take long to notice Amy Feiereisel’s passion for the North Country and people at work here. Read more

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