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Sarah Elizabeth Morris

PLATTSBURGH | South Plattsburgh District 3, Cumberland Head and Morrisonville fire departments responded to a blaze reported at 32 Adirondack Lane on Monday, Aug. 5, at 10:31 p.m. The firefighters were able to rescue all nine people trapped inside. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The recently formed Plattsburgh Citizen Coalition (PCC) held its first press conference July 18 to introduce the nonprofit group and present its opposition against the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Sun Community News & Printing recently hired Sarah Elizabeth Morris, 23, as a staff reporter in Plattsburgh. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Plattsburgh’s Parking Advisory Committee (PPAC) has decided to meet with the three firms narrowed down to determine which one Plattsburgh will hire to install kiosks, or smart meters, downtown. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Town of Plattsburgh has unveiled a new sign, funded by a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, by the Cumberland Head region. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh’s Common Council has voted to integrate the OptumHealth Fitness Passport Program into Plattsburgh. The fitness system, which costs nothing extra for those with gym memberships, tracks the amount of times... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Adopted by the Plattsburgh Common Council on a majority vote, the idea of a master plan for the city, which will cover all projects, including the DRI plans, and ideas the council has for the future of Plattsburgh was approved July 3. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Jerry Marking, who previously ran for the Area 3 seat at the Clinton County Legislature and lost by barely 20 votes to Mark Henry, said that he will be running again for the seat. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Durkee Street Lot protesters returned to City Hall to voice their disapproval over the upcoming Downtown Revitalization Initiative project. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Speaker of the New York State Assembly Carl Heastie kicked off his fifth-annual statewide tour post-legislative session at Bombardier in Plattsburgh June 25. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH |The Northern Adirondack Safety and Health Council and the North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted its sixth-annual Safety Expo, where those who came listened to professionals speak and give presentations. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The American Cancer Society’s popular community charity Relay for Life was back in Plattsburgh June 14 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. The 23rd annual event ran from 6 p.m. to midnight with the theme of Disney’s “Wish Upon a Cure." Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | This month’s Zoning Board of Appeals Committee meeting determined whether or not to pass the appeals sent in from the public to the Zoning Board Ordinance. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Durkee Street Parking Lot reconstruction has been one of the main topics at almost every committee meeting and common council meeting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Finance and Budget Committee recently discussed updates with the city’s five-year-plan that Chair Mike Kelly introduced to the city council at the beginning of June. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A recent Plattsburgh Common Council meeting at the City Hall Common Council Chambers began with Mayor Colin Read declaring a new memorial week for the city’s firefighters. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Director of Community Services Richelle Gregory came to the recent Clinton County Health Committee meeting to discuss the needs of local mental health and addiction services... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Current Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis announced last month that she will be running as a Democrat in the 2020 election for State Senator. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | When the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Champlain Valley (NAMI: CV) held its annual meeting June 10 at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, it introduced to speak Scott Aubin, a war veteran, child sexual abuse victim and... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh’s Common Council got together June 13 to make decisions regarding the latest updates by other committees, such as the Plattsburgh Parking Advisory Committee. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh common council is voting soon on a new animal control bill. The bill was drafted by Councilor Peter Ensel on Aug. 15, and a public hearing on the bill was held on Aug. 29. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County D-Area 4 lawmaker Simon Conroy was arrested for disorderly conduct and other minimal charges. The police were called around 10:45 a.m. the morning of Friday, Sept. 6, and Conroy live-streamed the interaction on Facebook. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration of 2019 will start Sept. 12 and continue until Sept. 15. The theme for this year’s commemoration event is “Red, White and Blue.” Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) hosted a “Lettuce Discuss: Eating Fresh and Buying Local” at the Plattsburgh Public Library on Aug. 28. Read more

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PERU | Recent graduate of Peru High School Dalton Criss, who died Aug. 20, was remembered for his kindness, love for sports and being a part of a respected and loving family. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In an effort to further involve the residents of Plattsburgh with the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), the City of Plattsburgh DRI team hosted an open house on Aug. 21. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Livable Communities Committee’s Code Enforcement Subcommittee made a presentation in front of the council during the Public Safety meeting on Aug. 22. Read more

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CHAZY | Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) of Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists Jim Meyers and Mike Basedow hosted a presentation on drone farming, a newer, technological approach to agriculture. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Prime Companies, LLC, requested a Planned Unit Development (PUD) City Special Use Permit for the planned Durkee Street redevelopment. The special use permit was filled out in July and presented to the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 19. 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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PERU | Following the tragic death of recent Peru grad and soon-to-be SUNY Plattsburgh student Dalton Criss, 18, a “Celebration of Dalton’s Life” was held to bring the grieving community together to remember the happy memories of Dalton. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Earlier in 2019, the city of Plattsburgh Common Council voted to update the tobacco ban law, created in 2001 to it illegal to smoke on public property, to include the use of any tobacco products, including e-cigs, vapes and hookahs. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Plattsburgh Parking Advisory Committee (PPAC) member Kathleen Mahoney-Myers presented her paid parking petition at the latest PPAC meeting on Aug. 13. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The city of Plattsburgh and Clinton Country are working together with the recently selected SQER to review the DRI project. Included in the project is the revitalization of the Clinton County government building parking lot. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read held a press conference on Aug. 19 to announce the 2020 mayor’s budget. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Livable Community Advisory Committee’s Environmental Enhancement Subcommittee recently gave a presentation in front of the common council. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh has installed a new electric car charging station in front of city hall. 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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PLATTSBURGH | The Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County (LVCC) uses its limited budget and resources to help improve literacy in adults. Read more

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