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PLATTSBURGH | The minimum wage upstate hit $11.10 an hour last week, the latest increase in a series of gradual hikes. Read more

The Sun

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Many Vermonters are not benefiting from the state’s economic growth. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | For 21 years, St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid has been conducting a medical mission team trip to Dominican Republic. Read more

The Sun

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WESTPORT | On a Monday evening at dusk, a white SUV backed up to the entrance to the Westport Bible Church. Read more

The Sun

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SCHUYLER FALLS | After years of negotiations, meetings, planning sessions and at least one late-night phone call from a state Senator, a new drug rehabilitation facility in Schuyler Falls opened last week. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | More than any other issue, health care has animated the national and local political landscape during the midterm election cycle. Read more

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ESSEX | An Essex organization that has helped more than 100,000 young people attend college since its inception in 1991 stands to build appreciably on that number after receiving an $11.6 million GEAR UP grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Read more

The Sun

The $15 minimum wage is an increasingly hot topic in the election debates. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Whether you think of us as citizens of a nation or denizens of this planet Earth, our backs are to the wall in either case. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A proposed transitional housing and rehabilitation campus expected to take over the old Clinton Community College dormitories on the former U.S. Air Force base has received early approval from the Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Officials from the local business, government, education, health and law enforcement sectors are teaming up on a new housing and lifeskills campus on the former U.S.Air Force Base. Read more

The Sun

PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County ranks square in the middle of the pack when it comes to the health of its residents. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Work to improve public health has paid off in Essex County. Read more

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LONG LAKE | The International Lions Club is emitting a full-throated roar this week against diabetes and has launched an awareness campaign to combat the chronic condition. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new joint project will bring solar power, via 325 photovoltaic panels on the rooftop of Green Mountain Power’s Middlebury facility to 35 low-income residents of Addison County. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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PLATTSBURGH | The unemployment rate in the North Country is higher than the state average. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The United Way spent time with the Essex County Board of Supervisors Oct. 2 addressing the issue of poverty in the region. Read more

The Sun

An article in Seven Days reminded us that back in 2007 the Vermont Legislature set a goal to cut child poverty in half in 10 years. A 14-member panel was charged with getting this done. The deadline passed on June 30. How’d we do? Read more

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MONTPELIER | Jake Perkinson, former investor and board member of a medical marijuana dispensary, has been named co-chair of the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

“In our family are gathered everyone from the abject poor of Essex County in New York to the enlightened affluent of the gold coasts of both ends of our nation.” Read more

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