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...
It’s that time again: Burlington paper Seven Days has put out its annual Adirondack issue, in which Queen City reporters wander west.
Two years ago, the issue raised eyebrows on the New York side of the lake with this snide review of...
Sep 10, 2002 — A series of events in Plattsburgh this week will honor victims and survivors of last September's terrorist attacks, and those of an 1814 battle along the Canadian border. Todd Moe talks with historian Colonel David Fitz-Enz, about the Battle of Plattsburgh, which began on the morning of September 11th, 1814. Fitz-Enz is the author of the book The Final Invasion and is one of the organizers of the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration this week. Go to full article
Sep 02, 2002 — The Bombardier Corporation says it will build a new fleet of commuter cars for New York City's Metro-North commuter railroad. As Brian Mann reports, the 320 million dollar contract is a boost to the company's plant in Plattsburgh. Go to full article
Jul 01, 2002 — Changes in Canadian immigration laws are causing nearly 100 refugees to take up temporary housing at the Plattsburgh Salvation Army. Immigrants from across the world are being turned away at the border and give appointments to come back to apply for entry at a later date. For some, that could mean a couple of weeks in the shelter. But money is tight at the Salvation Army and with more refugees expected, the organization is looking to its community for support. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jun 24, 2002 — A decade ago, a base-closing sweep cost New York ten-thousand jobs at bases in Plattsburgh, Rome and Staten Island. In the last round of base closures, in 1995, Governor Pataki says lobbying efforts allowed the state to avoid cuts of some four-thousand jobs in Rome and Niagara Falls. Jody Tosti has more on the story. Go to full article
Jun 11, 2002 — Plattsburgh Mayor Dan Stewart announced on Monday that he won't make a bid to replace Senator Ron Stafford. Stewart, a Republican, would have faced Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and Assemblywoman Betty Little in the GOP primary. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jun 05, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the latest maneuverings in the political vacuum left behind in northeastern New York by State Senator Ron Stafford's retirement. Go to full article
May 29, 2002 — With Chris Ortloff and Betty Little scrapping for the senate seat, that frees up their two assembly districts. Queensbury supervisor Nicholas Caimano, a Republican, has already announced that he'll run to replace Betty Little. With incumbents out of the way, the shifting political scene represents a rare opening for the Democratic party. Despite pockets of strength, Democrats have struggled to win higher office in the region. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
May 29, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Bob Grady, Managing Editor of the Plattsburgh Press Republican, about Senator Ron Stafford's decision not to seek re-election, about his legacy in the North Country, and about the fight shaping up to succeed him. Go to full article