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Looking down on the action at Airborne Park. All photos: Sarah Harris
Looking down on the action at Airborne Park. All photos: Sarah Harris

Almost airborne at Airborne Park Speedway

Fans, friends and families have been coming to Plattsburgh's Airborne Park Speedway for stock car racing since 1955. Since those old days stockcar racing has become a national phenomenon, one of the nation's favorite spectator sports.

But on this popular regional track, the passion is more personal. The cars are mostly homemade and the drivers range from teens to retirees.

"Stock" doesn't really say it all about these cars, or the people who love them. Sarah Harris went to the track and sends this postcard.  Go to full article
If you find an animal, call police at 518-563-3411. The dogs are believed to be infected with a variety of contagious illnesses.

Search on for missing, sick puppies in Clinton County

Police in Plattsburgh are asking for the public's help in rounding up puppies that were abandoned in rural areas of Clinton County.

According to police, the dogs -- some as young as eight weeks old -- were abandoned by the co-owner of the Northern Puppies pet store in Plattsburgh because the puppies were sick and he couldn't afford the veterinarian bills.  Go to full article
Actor Kevin Craig West with writer Polin Prabakar as she addresses the audience. Photo: Claire Woodcock
Actor Kevin Craig West with writer Polin Prabakar as she addresses the audience. Photo: Claire Woodcock

Actors, students come together for Plattsburgh lit event

Recently, more than 100 people gathered in Plattsburgh's Strand Theatre for the "Adirondack All Write." Professional actors traveled from as far as Los Angeles to perform the works of local literacy students through "Symphony Space." Adirondack Center for Writing and the Literacy Volunteers of Essex, Franklin, and Clinton counties partnered with the New York City-based series for the event.  Go to full article
Quartetto Gelato performs at the historic Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh,  Saturday night at 7.
Quartetto Gelato performs at the historic Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh, Saturday night at 7.

Preview: Quartetto Gelato in Plattsburgh

Violinist and tenor Peter De Sotto is one of the founding members of Quartetto Gelato, now celebrating their 20th anniversary and touring in support of a new recording project. They can be heard in the North Country this weekend, performing selections written for the group as part of their forthcoming album.  Go to full article
Chicago Transit Authority #6731, a Nova LFS bus. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zolk/4749440584/">Kevin Zolkiewicz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Chicago Transit Authority #6731, a Nova LFS bus. Photo: Kevin Zolkiewicz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Plattsburgh's Nova Bus plant wins $148m contract

Nova Bus in Plattsburgh has won another big contract to assemble 300 new vehicles for Chicago's Transit Authority. That's according to an announcement yesterday from Congressman Bill Owens.

The deal will bring the Canadian company roughly $148 million in new business.  Go to full article
US Treasury building. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geetarchurchy/5069177460/">Matt Churchill</a>, Creative Commons, Some Rights Reserved
US Treasury building. Photo: Matt Churchill, Creative Commons, Some Rights Reserved

Why US Rep. Bill Owens is returning $75,000 to US Treasury

North Country congressman Bill Owens says he's returning roughly $75,000 of his congressional office budget to the US treasury.

Owens has made the gesture toward austerity four years in a row -- with the amount left unspent by his office now totaling around $400,000.  Go to full article
Mountain Mart in Canton, NY. According to EPA data, the agency found violations at seven gas stations in Malone, Massena, Moira, Plattsburgh, and Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein
Mountain Mart in Canton, NY. According to EPA data, the agency found violations at seven gas stations in Malone, Massena, Moira, Plattsburgh, and Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Adk Energy to pay $112,000 to prevent underground gas leaks

A Malone-based company will have to install new equipment to detect leaks at gas stations it owns across the North Country. Federal officials already fined Adirondack Energy $46,000.  Go to full article

NYS parents rally against new, tougher standardized tests

New York public school students in grades three through eight start taking standardized tests Tuesday. But some parents in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh and elsewhere are rallying against the tests.  Go to full article
Mountain Mart in Canton, NY. According to EPA data, the agency found violations at seven gas stations in Malone, Massena, Moira, Plattsburgh, and Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein
Mountain Mart in Canton, NY. According to EPA data, the agency found violations at seven gas stations in Malone, Massena, Moira, Plattsburgh, and Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Adirondack Energy fined for violations

The owner of several Mountain Mart gas stations in the North Country has agreed to pay $46,000 to settle environmental violations. The Environmental Protection Agency found improper record keeping and testing of the company's underground gas tanks.  Go to full article
Photo:  Todd Moe
Photo: Todd Moe

Snow, mittens, ice cream can help beat the winter blues

A group of non-profits in the Plattsburgh area has planned a series of events in February to celebrate the season and help beat the winter blahs. The series includes more than fifty events and offers recreational, educational and artistic opportunities for toddlers to teenagers.

Todd Moe talks with Amy Bonn of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum about the month-long series of events.  Go to full article

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