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NCCC picks new president

The North Country Community College Board of Trustees has picked a new college president. Dr. Carol Brown was appointed to the position at a special meeting Saturday morning. As Chris Knight reports, the decision came after an extensive search that included the rejection of an initial pool of finalists.  Go to full article

Franklin County backs NCCC expansion plan

North Country Community College has now secured "conceptual" approval from both of its sponsoring counties on a proposed $56 million expansion and upgrade of its Saranac Lake campus. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Essex, Franklin counties consider NCCC expansion plan

Officials at North Country Community College are estimating it will cost $61 million to add a new administration building, student center, field house, theater and other buildings to the college's Saranac Lake campus as part of a major renovation and upgrade project. The State University of New York will be asked to pay half of the cost - about $30 million. The college wants its sponsoring counties, Essex and Franklin, to decide by September if they can each contribute $15 million toward the project. As Chris Knight reports, some county officials are worried that the project may be unaffordable.  Go to full article

?Green? company scouts Franklin county

The region's employment picture may brighten -- if a green technology company follows through on plans to build a manufacturing facility somewhere in Franklin County. Local officials have declined to name the start-up company. The venture is considering several possible locations, including the Town of Harrietstown's Airport Business Park or the Chateaugay Business Park. As Chris Knight reports, company officials also looking to partner with North Country Community College - which just last week announced plans for a new alternative energy degree program.  Go to full article

Spitzer urges SUNY leaders to fight for funding

With budget battles looming, Governor Spitzer is rallying his closest allies in the creation of a $4 billion higher education endowment fund. In a conference call yesterday, Spitzer urged SUNY presidents to advocate for his plan. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh man to serve as interim president of NCCC

The North Country Community College Board of Trustees has appointed a Plattsburgh man to serve as interim president of the college. Provided his appointment is given final approval by the SUNY Board of Trustees, Fred Smith will begin work in June at a salary of $130,000 a year. He'll replace the retiring Gail Rogers Rice as president of the college until a permanent replacement is found. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

NCCC president retiring

The president of North Country Community College, based in Saranac Lake, is stepping down. Gail Rogers Rice announced her retirement yesterday and says she'll leave July 1st. The move follows a controversial year, as Rice pushed to build a major new campus in Lake Placid. That plan was rejected. As Chris Knight reports, Rice also led the college to an expansion of its programs and its facilities in Malone and Ticonderoga during her 15 year tenure.  Go to full article

Essex County leaders oppose NCCC?s proposed move

Essex County supervisors voted yesterday to oppose any move by North Country Community College out of Saranac Lake. The decision comes a little more than two weeks after Franklin County, the college's other sponsor, took the same stand on the future of North Country's main campus. As Chris Knight reports, the college and the counties say they will now turn their focus to renovating the existing Saranac Lake campus.  Go to full article

Franklin County opposes NCCC?s move to Lake Placid

The Franklin County Legislature voted Thursday to oppose any plan that would move North Country Community College's main campus out of Saranac Lake. The unanimous decision derails any possibility of the college acquiring the former Upstate Biotechnology property just outside Lake Placid - a move that would have required the support of both Franklin and Essex Counties. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Neighboring colleges in Adks feud over grant

A dispute over a state grant has kindled hard feelings between two neighboring colleges in the northern Adirondacks. Paul Smith's college won approval last month for $2.25 million in state aid, despite concerns raised by top administrators at neighboring North Country Community College. One community college official alleged that the grant was being given as a politically-motivated reward to one of Paul Smith College's supporters. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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