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Stephen Bartlett

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New principal at Saranac Elementary School

The United Way of the Adirondack Region has created the North Country Regional Volunteer Center.

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Lawmakers discuss economics in Plattsburgh

Lawmakers gather to discuss the economy in Plattsburgh.

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Mental health leader retiring

Longtime CEO stepping down

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New web site aims to increase volunteerism

Many people want to volunteer. Several agencies need volunteers.

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Transportation visions for the North Country’s future

Remember when you rode a bike or walked to school? Walked to the theater? Walked to the playground and beach? Walked to a friend’s house? Remember when you walked?

Champlain Telephone Company gives back with food

There are fewer jobs, and the majority of the ones that exist do not pay well. Health insurance is more costly, as is practically everything else, making it harder for many people to pay the bills and put food on the table.

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North Country plays softball for cancer

Billy Badger’s cousin has a brain tumor. Diagnosed with cancer, he has two months to live. So Badger is helping out by participating in a softball tournament that raises money for local cancer victims.

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CCC veteran earns recognition and title

Steven Frederick didn’t know what he had coming one day at Clinton Community College one day.

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Sex Abuse lands felony charges in Beekmantown

Leonard Cormier faces jail time after touching someone who is incompetent or physically disabled, according to New York State Police. The 72-year-old from Beekmantown is currently out on bail.

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Clinton Community College needs more money

The state has slashed Clinton Community College’s aid by nearly $1 million over the past three years. Yet costs continue to soar.

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Injury inspires calls for handicap accessibility

From the Editor's Desk

It started on the basketball court with a whisper – not quietly enough – from two young men, probably 17: “You wanna play the old men?”

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Clinton Community College needs more money

The state has slashed Clinton Community College’s aid by nearly $1 million over the past three years.

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Community service funding in jeopardy

Community service funding in jeopardy

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Plattsburgh Blockbuster flip flops on closure

Blockbuster in Plattsburgh closes, re-opens.

Altona woman steals cash, cars

Julie A. Perry stole more than $1.4 million in cash and vehicles over roughly five years.

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Schools share services to increase efficiency and save money

Plattsburgh State, CCC ink agreement.

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Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh Public Library collaborate

Library, PBS combine efforts for the sake of kids.

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Enriching lives through pottery making

Art Quest, held at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, is about educating students about art through art history, mixed media, painting, pottery, collage and more.

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Book details stories of international border

“Crossing the Line” is a well documented narrative of the events which occurred at or near the international boundary line between New York and Quebec.

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Just exactly what is the American Dream?

From the Editor's Desk

I often hear and read that we all have access to the American dream.

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Building character, strengthening academics

High school students from around the North Country recently participated in Upward Bound’s summer program

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City seeks funding to study kayak park

Local interest has inspired city officials to apply for an $11,000 grant to study the feasibility of creating a whitewater park on the Saranac River in downtown Plattsburgh.

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Water contamination woes continue in Dannemora

Testing and monitoring continue in the wake of contaminated water in residential wells in Dannemora.

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Alumni give back to Clinton Community College

Wayne and Sylvia Manor give back to Clinton Community College.

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Friends of the Stage plan fundraiser

The Friends of the Stage are hosting a golf tournament on Aug. 12 at the North Country Golf Club in Rouses Point. All proceeds go toward the center stage to cover lighting, a digital sign at the Recreation Center and performances.

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Plattsburgh State a world class institution

From the Editor's Desk

I spent the majority of my journalistic career, up until this point, covering education.

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Clinton Community College gets new logo and tagline

Start up here at Clinton Community College, nestled on Bluff Point, overlooking Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondack and Green mountains, said President John Jablonski.

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Exchange brings individuals to Plattsburgh from afar

By Oct. 1, 60 youths and adults from Sub-Saharan Africa will have visited Plattsburgh as part of a new U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs $330,000 grant awarded to Plattsburgh State and the Program for African Growth through Education, also known as PAGE Inc.

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Fried dough and fun

Fun at the Clinton County Fair

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Archeological dig uncovers rare treasure

Four students and five teachers participated in a dig at the site of Pike’s Cantonment in Plattsburgh, a military encampment during the War of 1812 that may be the only one intact today.

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Police bring down another meth lab in Town of Plattsburgh

Police break up second meth lab in Clinton Couty and say more arrests are on their way

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Trio of men arrested and identified for running meth lab

Police find meth lab nestled along side street in City of Plattsburgh

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Medicine more than spanking is needed

From the Editor's Desk

Three meth labs, sexual assaults, murder, suicide, a bank robber claiming he had a gun, a pharmacy thief passing notes about a knife, and countless acts of degradation, cruelty, violence and inhumanity unaccounted for.

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Names of men making meth revealed

Thick green leaves of trees partially obscure the entrance to Eleanor Way, a cul de sac located off Hamilton Street between Peru and MacDonough streets.

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Congressman talks to local farmers

Congressman spends time with local farmers.

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Suspect robs Walgreens of drugs

Suspect gets away with prescription drugs.

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Store owner disputes Attorney General’s charges

Carla Brotherton opened This and That in Plattsburgh 26 years ago.

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ROTA Gallery on the grow

There is no hierarchy at ROTA Gallery and Studios.

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Hoodies, shades and the death penalty

From the Editor's Desk

Chris Martin always wears pants, sunglasses and a hoodie, pulled tight around his face.

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Clinton County Fair starts today

Today, the smell of hot sausage, sounds of amusement-ride screams and the mind control of a master hypnotist will settle into Clinton County.

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St. Mary’s fate is sealed by lack of stability

St. Mary’s Academy is closing and there is no going back, at least not at this time, says the Rev. James Delbel, pastor of St. Mary’s.

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Parade participants ready under the sun

Most people hand candy out during Fourth of July parades.

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Suspect robs Walgreens for drugs

He casually approached the pharmacy counter in the back corner of the store and passed a note to the pharmacist, saying he had a knife and demanding drugs.

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The competitive sport of civilian driving

From the Editor's Desk

Is it just me, or is driving a competitive sport?

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Suspect named in NBT bank robbery

Police identified the man who robbed a Plattsburgh bank this past Monday.

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Sometimes you just gotta get a little mad

From the Editor's Desk

We’ve all felt it. Your face grows flush, brow muscles move in and down and you stare, hard at your target as your nostrils flare and your jaw clenches.

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Developmentally disabled find a home

Theresa Garrow is only asking for a little open-mindedness.

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Activities keep residents active and spark memories

PLATTSBURGH – As the Castaways stood center stage, playing golden oldies, residents clapped their hands, tapped their feet, bobbed their heads and smiled, surrendering to the rhythm.

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Stand up for open mic in Plattsburgh

Raymond Wayman opened with weight loss and online dating.

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Affordable Care Act upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

PLATTSBURGH — Americans across the country cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Health Care Act.

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