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Shawn Ryan

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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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Connell seeks re-election against Carroll in Westport

Incumbent Dan Connell will seek re-election against Jim Carroll when residents go to the polls Nov. 5.

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Local cosmetologist styles wigs for cancer patients

Candy Pollard, a cosmetologist at Zeina’s Salon in Plattsburgh has been cutting and styling wigs for cancer patients for over 20 years. For most of that time she was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, but has recently stepped aside to allow some “new blood” into the program.

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Foundation aims to assist corrections officers and staff in need

The men and women of corrections often feel like they’re the forgotten members of the criminal justice family. But there’s an organization, the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF), whose aim is to change that.

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Cosmetologist creates wigs for cancer patients

For women going through cancer treatment, a wig can be the first step to feeling good again.

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Board discusses upcoming First Weekend

Building on the growing success of their inaugural summer of “First Weekends,” the First Weekends board met this week to plan their upcoming Nov. 1 - 2 events.

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Foundation aims to assist corrections officers

The men and women of corrections often feel like they’re the forgotten members of the criminal justice family. But there’s an organization, the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF), whose aim is to change that.

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Another Honor Flight takes to the air

15 North Country World War II veterans, some bent with age, one standing with the help of a walker, straightened with pride and offered a crisp military salute to the flag. This was the opening volley of the send-off ceremony Oct. 12 for the most recent trip by North Country Honor Flight to the Washington D.C.’s World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Monument, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.

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Officials discuss underwater power cable

Representatives from Transmission Developers Inc. held a public meeting in Plattsburgh Oct. 1 to discuss plans for a proposed underwater power transmission cable which will traverse the length of Lake Champlain.

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Begor’s Supply: Where everybody knows your name

If you want to go where everybody knows your name, the place to go is Begor’s Supply hardware store in Mooers.

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Harlem Wizards coming to Ausable Valley Central School Oct. 16

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town, and Hulbert’s Heros have a thing to say about thes decades long winning streak they’re on.

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Honor Flight going ahead as planned

Saturday’s scheduled Honor Flight will be going on as scheduled, despite the ongoing government shut down.

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Look Good, Feel Better

Sometimes, how you look makes all the difference in the world. The American Cancer Society has a program called Look Good, Feel Better, which provides free makeup and help learning how to properly apply it, to women going through cancer treatments. It also provided wigs, hats and scarves, free of charge, to women who have lost their hair through chemotherapy.

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Harlem Wizards coming to Keeseville

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town, and Hulbert’s Heros have a thing to say about thes decades long winning streak they’re on.

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Area farms chosen for open houses

Four North Country farms, two in Clinton County, have been chosen by Cabot Creamery to host Open Farms Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “These are not fancy farm tours with rides and an admission fee. Just a free neighborly welcome event,” read a Cabot Creamery press release. “You might even be asked to help with farm chores. You’ll meet the family, the critters and like-minded neighbors and you’ll certainly want to sample some cheddar.”

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Plattsburgh football team to forfeit remaining games

Plattsburgh High School Superintendent James M. Short announced recently that due to the dwindling number of players, the Plattsburgh High School varsity football team has been forced to cancel the remainder of its season.

Officials discuss underwater power cable

Representatives from Transmission Developers Inc. held a public meeting in Plattsburgh Oct. 1 to discuss plans for a proposed underwater power transmission cable which will traverse the length of Lake Champlain.

Fall history tour of Champlain planned

The Clinton County Historical Association will be hosting a day-long fall history tour of the village of Champlain and the hamlet of Coopersville Saturday Oct. 5. The tour will start at 9 a.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery on Oak St. in Champlain. Hosts for the Glenwood Cemetery portion will be David Patrick and Marshall Maynard.

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Local author publishes zombie book

“The Zombie Axiom” is David Monette’s first novel

Zombies are coming to northern New York. Not the Zombie-like throng of holiday shoppers due to reach the mall in a matter of months, but the kind of Zombies who live in the head and illustrations of North Country author David Monette.

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Annual Girl’s Night Out takes the stage at the Strand

Girl’s Night Out, the Foundation of CVPH’s annual event in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Strand Theater in downtown Plattsburgh. Shows will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and will feature comedian and entertainer Debi Guttierez.

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Local Flavor Longtime executive chef at Anthony’s now at the helm.

If there’s something special about Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, besides the superior quality of the dining experience, it’s their consistency. That’s exactly how Executive Chef and owner Scott Murray likes it.

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Dimock Farms Open house featuring Cabot Cheese cooperative

Dimock Farms, a third generation dairy farm in Peru, will be hosting an open house Oct. 13, along with members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, the marketing arm for Agrimark Cooperative.

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Rouses Point man deploying to D.C. Navy Yard

Red Cross volunteer has seen numerous disaster deployments

When disasters happen, Rouses Point’s Bob Fitzgerald is likely to get the call. Fitzgerald is a member of the Red Cross’s Disaster Action Team, and responds to emergencies for anything from a local fire displacing a family, to a national tragedy like a hurricane. Since he started with the Red Cross in 2005, Fitzgerald has deployed as part of the response to Hurricanes Katrina, Irene and Sandy, as well as the recent Lake Champlain flooding locally.

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Lineup finalized for three day music event "Bringing it Home" at the Strand

The final line-up for the three-day music festival “Bringing it Home For the Strand” has been announced.

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AmeriCorps for the ADK is seeking 2013-2014 applicants

AmeriCorps for the Adirondacks is currently seeking applications for its 2013-2014 program year.

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Dirty Dogs to benefit K9 rescue group

Obstacle race to benefit search and rescue K-9 group.

The Champlain Valley Search & Rescue K9 Unit (CVK9) wants people to get muddy for a good cause. The all-volunteer non-profit search and rescue unit based out of Keeseville assists local agencies with wildland search and rescue for lost children, hikers or hunters, and have been called all around the country following natural disasters for urban search and rescue, as well as cadaver recovery.

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First Weekend plans continue through winter

Plattsburgh’s “First Weekend” committee met this week to discuss upcoming First Weekends celebrations in November and December.

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