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Stephen Bartlett

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Impact of former librarian remembered at PSUC

Phyllis Wells passed away at 82 roughly a year ago.

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Regional health care under the knife

It’s no longer about tweaking the health care system, says Chandler Ralph, President and CEO of Adirondack Health.

Cherish what’s most important

Someone said, in the wake of the horrific tragedy that claimed the lives of 26 individuals in Newton, Connecticut, 20 of them children, that the families had likely already purchased Christmas gifts for the deceased.

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Wreaths remember the fallen

They gathered at the Old Post Cemetery in Plattsburgh as part of Wreaths Across America, a coordinated, nationwide event at military cemeteries across the United States.

Area businesses host free clothing event

Area business people got together and held a free clothing event at the North Country Co-op.

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Candlelight vigil held in wake of tragedy

Mary Alice Shemo of People for Positive Action organized a candlelight vigil in Trinity Park in Plattsburgh in response to the senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.

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Area colleges host graduate ceremonies

Roughly 500 graduated at Plattsburgh State’s annual winter commencement ceremony.

Anthrax scare at Senior Citizens Center

The anthrax came in the mail, immediately exposing several senior citizens. The community flooded the Clinton County Health Department’s medication site, where staff were expected to process at least 50 individuals every 15 minutes. The drill went better than expected.

Allegiant Air begins new service to Punta Gorda Airport in February

Allegiant Air is offering new, nonstop jet service between Plattsburgh and Fort Meyers/Punta Gorda, via Punta Gorda Airport, beginning Feb. 23.

Meth lab discovered in Altona

While one man sat with the children in a home in Altona, police pulled over a woman for speeding. They found drugs in the car and eventually discovered a meth lab in the home the children lived in.

More methamphetamine discovered in Clinton County

A traffic stop last week ultimately led to the arrest of a pair of local men charged with running a meth lab. Jason C. Donah, 32, and Kelly D. Meseck, 33, both of Plattsburgh, were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, according to New York State Police.

The Children’s Place at Champlain Centre

It’s the largest children specialty apparel retailer in North America. Anyone from newborns to teenagers can find clothes on its shelves. And it’s coming to Plattsburgh.

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Recovery Center helps individuals move forward

Impeerium helps people move forward with confidence and skills. The goal is to empower them to begin pursuing their goals and wants. “Whatever that person wants, we are here to assist,” said Sheri King, Program Director at Impeerium Peer Network located at 14 Healey Avenue in Plattsburgh.

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North Country Chamber turns 100

John Krueger spoke at the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s 100th anniversary celebration in a room packed with members and representatives from various businesses and local officials.

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Calendar helps tell Champlain’s storied history

David Patrick likes to spend his time examining old documents and newspaper articles and connecting the dots. “A lot of historical information has been lost or forgotten about as people have died,” Patrick said. “Many people today do not know much about the Town of Champlain’s history, yet there are hints all around us of what people did 100 or 200 years ago.”

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Kicking for kids for Christmas

The multi-colored strobe light seemed to keep beat to the thumping of the bass as feet and fists flashed in the darkness.

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North Country Chamber ranked among the elite

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is among the elite. It is now ranked among the top 1 percent of America’s chambers. Recently, the United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the North Country Chamber of Commerce 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organization and positive impact on the region.

Santa at Begor’s Supply

There are cookies and milk. Pony rides are also available, and balsam trees are waiting to be decorated. But most importantly, Santa and Mrs. Claus are going to spend time with the children.

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Archaeologist studies human skeletons

A calm overtakes Dr. Haagen Klaus when he measures teeth. “It is very systematic,” Klaus said. Through the study of skeletons, he can learn the totality of the lives he is investigating.

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Local woman helps control stray cat population

Victoria St. John could use a donated vehicle. A gas card someone else paid for would be nice. She’d just like to see a slight rise in donations, which have dropped considerably over the past few years.

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Two great educators are retiring this year

From the Editor's Desk

Public education is increasingly squeezed each year.

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Saranac Central superintendent to retire

The Saranac Central School District superintendent is leaving with mixed emotions.

Firefighters offer holiday safety tips to avoid accidents

Firefighters offer holiday safety tips for families

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Champlain collecting computers, TVs, etc.

You can’t just toss your old television in your car and then chuck it with the trash.

One dead after ambulance accident

Shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, an ambulance heading to CVPH Medical Center left the roadway.

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Raising awareness for diabetes

World Diabetes Day is a global event that unites millions of people trying to get the word out about the dangers of diabetes in more than 160 countries.

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Woman helps build understanding for mental illness

Alison Doh-Carter wants people to understand that mental illness is a physical disease.

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Cardboard boat races help students learn

Students learn by sinking boats.

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Yarn finds a home in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh Yarn & Gifts opens for business.

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Gaudette sentenced in meth arrest

Jaime H. Gaudette, 36, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison with two years post-release supervision.

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Where should our priorities lie?

From the Editor's Desk

During the months leading up to the election several people ranted about socialism, claiming the country was headed that way or that this or that political candidate was a socialist.

Contest will help empower local girls

Shine On! inspires girls to be strong and confident. It empowers them and teaches them that beauty is not just on the outside. The local program that strives to build resiliency in girls is up to win a $10,000 grant in the AVEENO “Be An Active Natural Challenge.”

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Housing Outlet raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Plattsburgh Housing Outlet scares up its volunteers each year to provide children with a safe venue for trick-or-treating.

Financial squeeze results in layoffs at CVPH

In an attempt to bolster its financial position in 2013 and beyond, CVPH Medical Center laid off 17 employees. A total of 9 of them were management and the remaining 8 were hourly staff members.

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Clinton Community College honors veterans

Clinton Community College students joined Veteran Jimmy Duvall’s peers and the community to honor veterans at the campus on top of the hill overlooking Lake Champlain.

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Northern Tier gathers in Rouses Point to honor veterans

Today, we remember the men and women who defended freedom and preserved America’s heritage, said Robert St. John. Strength resided in the justice of our cause and determination made us better warriors, said the commander of American Legion Post 912 in Rouses Point.

Champlain man gets nine months for threatening children

A Champlain man threatened to kill children. He claimed it would be his way of offering a lesson in accountability. Ultimately, Andre Levesque, 42, was sentenced to nine months in Clinton County Jail for making a terrorist threat.

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Civic action group helps the environment

They didn’t want to be just another group that sat in the basement complaining. They wanted to be a politically independent civic action group, with an emphasis on action.

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Rouses Point honors its veterans

The Northern Tier community gathered for a Veterans Day Celebration at American Legion Post 912 in Rouses Point.

A small price to pay for handicapped accessibility

From the Editor's Desk

Depending on whom one speaks with, most residents in Mooers do not want a new library.

New children's store at the mall

Crazy 8 is coming to Plattsburgh. The children’s clothing store, which was launched to compete with other successful children’s retail stores, should open in Champlain Centre this spring.

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CCC gets new Chief Financial Officer

Clinton Community College hired Shovan as its new vice president for administration and finance.

HHHN expands in area

North Country Family Health on Route 11 in Champlain is officially part of Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

New, bigger Dollar General in Plattsburgh

Dollar General is coming to the City of Plattsburgh’s South End. And it is a large one at that.

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Barbershoppers bring back memories

The Cumberland Bay Barbershoppers are presenting their 53rd annual show, “Memories are Made of This,” at Giltz Auditorium at Plattsburgh State at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Residents take frigid plunge for Special Olympics

More than 200 signed up and raised more than $23,500 for the third annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York.

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Janet Duprey wins Assembly race

This was the nastiest race Republican Janet Duprey has ever participated in.

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Will all the grim predictions really come true?

From the Editor's Desk

As you read this, will all my friends still like me?

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Popular Taste of Home Cooking School this weekend

his weekend, the North Country will gather for cooking demonstrations, to learn seasonal recipes and more at the Taste of Home Cooking School event in Plattsburgh.

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Police make additional meth arrests in the area.

Police make additional meth arrests in the area.

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