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Shawn Ryan

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Staley gets probation in puppy abandonment case

Michael Staley avoided jail time in his puppy abandonment case, over the impassioned pleas of Assistant District Attorney Jason Marx.

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Peru man one of only 249 to receive Legion of Honor ribbon

Napoleon Light went to Europe, he says, by rail — hugging the rail of one of the three transport ships that brought 15,000 American soldiers to England to prepare for D-Day, wracked by sea-sickness.

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Local orthotist/prosthetist helps to equip adaptive athletes

When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.

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Scholarship supports CVPH nurses’ continuing education

Since 2010 the Foundation at CVPH has been helping to finance continuing education for registered nurses through a special in-house scholarship.

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Local man helps equip adaptive athletes

When it comes to sporting equipment for handicapped athletes, there are very few places in the country where you can find an expert in the field. One of those very few places is right here in the North Country.

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Bill Owens not running for re-election

With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds.

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New director at War of 1812 museum

The War of 1812 Museum, operated by the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, will be ringing in the New Year with a new museum manager.

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Disabled athletes to compete in Empire State Games

The only difference between them and other athletes is the gear.

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Ellenburg Town Clerk retires after 44 years

The last time Ellenburgh had a town clerk other than Thelma LaBombard, Richard Nixon was in the White House, gas cost 35 cents a gallon, and a dozen eggs could be had for 62 cents.

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Red Kettle campaign comes up short

It seemed like it was going to be a good year for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, right up until the final tally.

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SWEARING IN

Pburgh ushers in new mayor

Jim Calnon was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh on Jan. 1, and he’s doing his best to hit the ground running. He was administered the oath of office at the auditorium in City Hall by Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers.

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Plattsburgh music scene at a crossroads?

The area music scene might just be standing at an important crossroads. Where it goes from here may well be in the hands of a few motivated individuals, with a vision for a rejuvenated Downtown.

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Local runner hopes to inspire others

Kimberly Davis has been running for a cause since 2006, and she hopes to inspire others to do it with her this year.

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Fatal snowmobile accident in Champlain

On December 29, State Police in Chazy investigated a fatal snowmobile accident in the town of Champlain.

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NCCCA offers art class scholarships

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts offers classes in a wide ranging selection of the arts, and they have several resources to make those classes accessible, even to those who couldn’t normally afford them.

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Army nurse bucked the system to serve

Dorothy LeClair just wanted to serve her country, so much so that she was willing to quit her nursing job to avoid being categorized as “essential.”

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Lake City Books gives books, owner a second chance

There’s a new place to shop for books in Plattsburgh, and for the owner of Lake City Books, it’s something he seems like he was born to do.

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Mooers students in the spirit of Christmas giving

Students at Mooers Elementary have given up their tradition of exchanging gifts, and instead have worked for weeks to raise food for the local food pantry.

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Former Marines shave their heads for a good cause

Whenever a bunch of Marines get together on a Friday night, someone might just end up with their head shaved.

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‘Tabletop Cooking’ about more than a good meal

At the North Country Center for Independence, clients gather twice a week to learn methods of adaptive cooking for the handicapped, but it’s about much more than that.

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LOCAL FLAVOR -Latitude 44 Bistro Mac and Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Pancetta

Plattsburgh area, and it’s due in equal parts to Chef David Allen’s cooking experience, and his youthful energy and ability to make people feel like they are at home in his restaurant.

SUNY sexual assault allegation leads to multiple other arrests

Plattsburgh city police are reporting that in the early morning hours of Nov. 23 a female SUNY Plattsburgh student reported to her friends on campus that she was possibly drugged and sexually assaulted at the AXP fraternity house, 147 Brinkerhoff Street.

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Livingoods re-opens at former Crickets location in Peru

Livingoods Restaurant is open for business, and work on an upcoming brew pub is pressing ahead rapidly.

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Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Plattsburgh

The long awaited opening of Buffalo Wild Wings in Plattsburgh will take place on Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m..

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Annual Chazy Central Holiday Concert to be held Dec. 8

The annual Chazy Central Rural School music department holiday Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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“Mood and Memory Clinic” opens in Plattsburgh

After opening and operating the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center at Plattsburgh State University for over two decades, Dr. Taher Zandi is moving into private practice.

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Plattsburgh’s popular Maui North in new hands

After 30 years, Maui North in downtown Plattsburgh is under new ownership.

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17 year old arrested for pair of city fires

The early morning hours of Friday, November 29 saw Plattsburgh city police and fire department members, and members of the SUNY Plattsburgh police, called to a car fire and a house fire, mere minutes apart.

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Local WWII veteran remembers his ship, time served

Plattsburgh’s Bob Brooks entered the navy in 1944, right out of high school. Just over a year later, he was part of the first detachment of United States ships to bombard the Japanese mainland from the sea.

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel comes to Plattsburgh.

There’s a new place to shop in Plattsburgh, and it’s a locally owned and operated store, with a long track record of success in Vermont.

Michael Staley pleads guilty in puppy abandonment case

In Plattsburgh City Court Nov. 21, Michael Staley pled guilty to five counts of abandoning an animal, in a plea agreement worked out with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office.

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Honor Flight receives grant

It’s been a busy week for North Country Honor Flight.

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Assemblymember Duprey lobbying for insurance reform

New York State Assemblymember Janet Duprey met recently with cancer survivors, a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and care givers from the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center to discuss upcoming legislation.

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PSU Fishing Club garners national attention

With Lake Champlain in their backyard, it makes sense that Plattsburgh State’s fishing club is making a splash with their bass fishing talents.

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Hamlets 3 discussed at APA meeting

Hamlets 3 is an initiative which looks at potential growth solutions for five hamlets in the Adirondack Park. It is funded by a DEC Smart Growth planning grant. The hamlets being considered are Caroga, in Fulton County in the Mohawk Valley, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, and AuSable Forks in Essex County.

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Elmore SPCA to host second annual Pottery for Pets

This Saturday, November 23, the Elmore SPCA will hold its second annual Pottery for Pets auction, with an interesting twist.

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Michael Staley pleads guilty in animal abandonment case

In Plattsburgh City Court Nov. 21, Michael Staley pled guilty to five counts of abandoning an animal, in a plea agreement worked out with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office.

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World War II veteran finally receives his medals

This Veterans Day saw a ceremony 68 years in the making, when 91-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Burnell was finally awarded the medals he earned in combat.

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Veterans Day observed at Clinton Community

Clinton Community College hosted a Veterans Day flag lowering ceremony Monday, honoring especially 12 World War II veterans who have gone on Honor Flights this past summer.

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Event raises toys for Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign

Emily Estes was challenged by her mother to change the world, even if it’s for just one person. Now she has the U.S. Marine Corps and North Country Honor Flight helping her do it.

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Plattsburgh State wins Model UN Award

The Model UN delegation from SUNY Plattsburgh has just brought home the Best Large Delegation Award from the fourth annual Cornell International Affairs Conference, held Oct. 17 - 20 at Cornell University.

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Group to discuss new public school standards

A group of concerned citizens are coming together Nov. 14 to discuss the “Race to the Top” school initiative and it’s “Common Core Curriculum” standard, and hope to be able to impact the dialog of this growingly fractious issue.

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A True Hero

It’s not often you get to meet a real life action hero, but that’s the best way to describe 90-year-old Clayton Wray. Just don’t try to tell him that.

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Northern Puppies owner accepts plea deal

In a voice barely audible, Tammy Staley uttered the one word many in the North Country and beyond had been waiting to hear since July: “Guilty.”

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Eye on Business: Eyecare for the Adirondacks

Business continues to grow after 35 years in the North Country

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Three chefs share the role of Head Chef at The Pepper

At The Pepper in downtown Plattsburgh the culinary duties are handled by committee, with three chefs sharing the load.

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Nurse Practitioner opens primary care clinic

With primary care in short supply in the North Country, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau has recently opened a new adult primary care clinic in Plattsburgh.

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Plea agreements offered in Northern Puppies' cases

Tammy Staley, the owner of the previously named Northern Puppies pet store, was in Plattsburgh City court Nov. 1 for further court proceedings.

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North Country native coming home for book launch

Carol (Sears) Hoenig carried a story with her for more than 20 years before finally sitting down to write “Of Little Faith,” which will be launched in Plattsburgh Nov. 7.

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State Labor official tours CV-Tech

New York State Department of Labor Secretary Peter Rivera attended a ribbon-cutting at the new CV-Tech satellite campus off Rugar Street Oct. 24.

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