Altona, NY, May 16, 2014 — State officials say a former town book-keeper in Altona in Clinton County embezzled $23,500 of taxpayer money. The alleged wrong-doing was found in an audit released yesterday by the New York State Comptroller's office. Go to full article
Nov 18, 2010 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe says it's "at an impasse" in talks with New York over sharing the revenue from the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino near Massena. The tribe says it's paid more than $50 million to the state, St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, and four north Country towns since 2005 under the Mohawks' gaming compact.
But those payments stopped last month when the tribe claimed New York violated an exclusivity clause in the compact by allowing slot machines on a little native territory in Clinton County. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2006 — Wind power opponents have sued to block construction of a wind farm in Clinton County. The lawsuit says the towns of Altona, Clinton, and Ellenburg failed to conduct a complete environmental review. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 08, 2006 — A wind farm developer in Clinton County Wednesday paid a man $20,000 to remove a blockade of his driveway. Noble Environmental Power has leased the property to store wind turbine blades and parts. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 24, 2006 — Officials in the Clinton County town of Altona are working to contain a growing hole in the dam at Miner Lake. With the Great Chazy River swollen by heavy rains, a six-foot-wide gap has opened in the barrier. As Brian Mann reports, officials are also watching a second dam further downstream. Go to full article