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Happy post-Thanksgiving week to you all, and thanks, weather gods, for reminding us it is, in fact, winter. Man, is it winter. There are many stories in the papers so far this week with opportunities to do nice things for other people because...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the state’s going to be giving $4.5 million to 2,600 emergency food shelters in New York. Most of that aid is landing outside our region, but JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties is getting $22,676. The...
Preliminary June unemployment numbers are out from the New York State Department of Labor (here’s the press release with highlights and a link to the full numbers). In a nutshell, non-seasonally-adjusted numbers are, for our counties (if I...
Correction: In the original post on April 10, we misidentified the location of a meth-related arrest. The arrest was in Saranac Lake, not Gabriels. The error is corrected below. Hello! So apparently it’s been a big week for...
I grew up in Buffalo, so I have long associated New York wines with what they perhaps used to be known for – sweet, cloying reds and weird labels from Bully Hill. Old prejudices are hard to kick. I'm ready to step into today's New...
News stories tagged with "clinton-county"
Jul 17, 2008 — New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is launching an investigation into a wind power developer in Clinton and Franklin counties. The probe will examine alleged conflicts of interest between Noble Environmental Power and local officials. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 30, 2008 — A woman in Mooers Forks has been taken into custody after allegedly shooting her estranged husband in the back. According to the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, 50-year-old Brenda Rabideau has been charged with second-degree attempted murder. As Brian Mann reports, Rabideau surrendered yesterday morning after a thirty minute long standoff with state police. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Apr 25, 2008 — The State University of New York will study the possibility of combining services and programs at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh and North Country Community College, which has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga. The study was recommended by State Senator Betty Little and comes as both colleges are facing a change in administration. But, as Chris Knight reports, officials at North Country Community College say they haven't been told much about the study or what it could mean. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2008 — Rumors are circulating in Rouses Point that jobs might be cut at the Wyeth Pharmaceuticals plant, despite the recent sale of the facility to a new company. At the time of the announcement, Akrimax officials promised to maintain full employment at the facility. But that now appears in question. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2008 — The North Country scored a major economic victory on Tuesday, as Governor Eliot Spitzer unveiled a plan to save the pharmaceutical plant in Rouses Point. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals announced two years ago that the facility would close no later than 2009. But with the help of a three million dollar taxpayer subsidy, a new company stepped in. As Brian Mann reports, Akrimax Pharmaceuticals plans to maintain more than 800 high-paying jobs. Go to full article
Oct 23, 2007 — Few issues have generated as much controversy as wind power. Supporters love the green energy and the economic boost they bring to struggling rural communities. Detractors hate the noise, the view, and what they call deceptive claims made by big corporations. Tomorrow, we look at the challenges facing local town boards stuck in the middle of the debate. Today, an upclose look at the giants themselves, and two neighbors' reactions. Noble Environmental Power has already erected 60 of 122 turbines in the western Clinton County towns of Clinton and Ellenburg. David Sommerstein was there as turbine #6 went up, and has our story. Go to full article
by Joel Hurd
Sep 11, 2007 — Many communities define themselves, at least somewhat, by their food traditions. Clinton County is no exception to this with it's take on the classic american chili dog called the Michigan. Today NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, continue our look at very special places in the North Country. While michigans are easy to find in and around Plattsburgh, many of the original establishments that have served michigans since the 1940s have gone away. But one place, Clare and Carls, is still going strong, selling hundreds of hot dogs a day for the few months it's open each year. Joel Hurd and Varick Chittenden visited the restaurant to find out why it's so popular. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Aug 21, 2007 — Severe storms last Thursday knocked out power to thousands of people across the North Country and Vermont. Strong winds downed trees and power lines, even blew over a tractor-trailer on the Adirondack Northway. The fast-moving storms also produced hail which hit some area farm fields hard. Damage to crops was severe in the Beekmantown area. Clinton counties cooperative Extension is holding an emergency meeting today at noon to talk about what farmers can do to salvage as much of their harvest as possible. Field corn, hay and soybeans will be the focus. The meeting will be held at the Bill Atwood farm on the corner of Burke and Pardy roads. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about today's meeting. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Aug 17, 2007 — Several thousand customers are without power this morning around the North Country and Vermont following severe storms last night. The fast moving storm knocked down trees and power lines and caused a tractor trailer crash on the Northway. Authorities say the northbound lanes of I-87 were closed shortly before 5 pm after strong winds toppled the tractor trailer. No injuries or deaths were reported in connection with the storm. Donnie Dumont is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Burlington. Go to full article