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Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Source: Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Source: Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Bridge Construction Progressing

Jarvis Road Bridge at about noon today. Bridge decking is being installed. Concrete should be poured on August 16th; it cures for 14 days then asphalt is laid down. Depending on the weather, the bridge should be complete by September 15th.

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CPR/AED First Aid Classes Scheduled For Fall Semester at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — An American Red Cross series of non-credit classes in CPR/AED-first aid for adults, children and infants will be held at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning with the first session Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Two other sessions will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, […]

For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

Source: For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Great Time To Raft at Ausable chasm

We’ve had too much rain, but one good aspect is that it make the raft ride through Ausable Chasm very exciting. John Stafford was kind enough to share this video taken yesterday. Click here to view   

McCarthy Named United Way Campaign Chair

Editor’s Note: Please appreciate these wonderful people who find time to serve our community. Let them you know you appreciate them when you have an opportunity. Officials at United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. have named Todd McCarthy the 2018 campaign chair. Mr. McCarthy is the owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Todd is […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

An Opportunity for the Right Person

VISTA OPPORTUNITY – AmeriCorps VISTA Member (Volunteers in Service to America) United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, problem solving skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team and manage multiple projects. Preferred skills and qualifications: Education: Associate’s degree or higher Skills: Excellent […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck, coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org

Plattsburgh is Moving Ahead

Tom Hallack interview with Mayor Colin Read on Plattsburgh’s downtown development plans. Extremely interesting and informative. Plattsburgh’s development is important to us all. Hopefully, someday the town and city will be one entity. https://mountainlake.org/interview-edit/

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]

Thanks to All the Volunteers and to Those Who Donated

May 30, 2017 Dear Editor, The Board of Directors and Staff of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., SUNY Plattsburgh Project H.E.L.P and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the 619 volunteers and all those who donated over 500 food items on the Day […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

April Stools’ Day Clean-up

Will you get a little dirty for clean water? Please join the Lake Champlain Committee, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this Sunday, April 23 at an April Stools’ Day clean-up at Point Au Roche State Park from 1 PM – 3 PM. Enjoy […]

Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength

The Foundation of CVPH is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength.  This year’s event is set for Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center and we hope you can join us for a powerful and inspiring evening.  The goal of An Evening of Healing […]

Issuing Office: Burlington Source: National.Weather.Service 4:40am EDT, Wed Apr 19 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN AT ROUSES POINT. * UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING… OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELED. * AT 4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 99.9 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 100.0 FEET. […]

Maplefields Plans Major Expansion

Peru – Once all approvals are acquired, the Maplefields Convenience Store/Gas Station at 654 Bear Swamp will be ungoing a tear-down and major expansion. Plans have been filed with the Peru Code Enforcement Office and a site-plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board at its Wednesday, April 12th meeting. Plans detail a 5,280 sq. […]

Your Chance to Assist Veterans

Drivers for the DAV van are still needed to bring Veterans to their appointments at the Stratton VA hospital in Albany. The process to qualify drivers has been streamlined. Anyone interested please call Greg Lee at 518-570-7253 or email him at greglee423@aol.com. It’s only once a month or whatever you can fit into your schedule.

DEC Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Streams and Rivers

‘WAVE’ Project Connects New Yorkers with Health of Rivers and Streams and Hands-on Training WAVE Volunteer Training Starts in May at Multiple Locations Including Plattsburgh & Willsboro  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that DEC is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2017 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 7 and run through April […]

Register Now for the United Way Olympian Celebrity Golf Tournament!

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is planning our 17th Annual Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic and we would like you to be a part of the day-long festivities. The event will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This year the tournament will be at the Lake Placid Club, 88 Morningside Drive in Lake […]

Chazy River Near Champlain on Sunday

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Close-up View of Ausable Chasm on Sunday, Feb. 26th

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Get Ready to Dial 518 to Phone Your Neighbor

Please watch the explanation on Calvin Castine’s Home Town Cable

Snowmobilers Urged to Follow Designated Trails and Avoid Frozen Bodies of Water

  The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state’s abundant snowmobiling opportunities. “With recent tragedies in mind, DEC is encouraging snowmobilers to follow common sense safety recommendations. In addition to wearing […]

Public Invited to Regional Economic Development Council Meeting

What: A public meeting of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC). The region is composed of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Who: The NCREDC is co-chaired by Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Tony Collins, President of Clarkson University. All individuals, businesses, organizations, […]

“Global Warming Has Come to the North Country”

The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Climate Change in the North Country – A Talk by Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, will speak on the regional impact of climate change […]

Father Gilbert Boisvert Funeral Mass on Hometown Cable

http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/69-religious/2704-fr-gilbert-boisvert-funeral-mass-2-6-17

Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit Visits Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY. The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant have announced that the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Traveling Exhibit will be open to the public in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium, at City Hall in Plattsburgh, NY, from February 6 through April 28, 2017. Admission […]

Joseph Barshow, Grace Mayhew and Caitlyn Verderber on Paul Smith’s Dean’s List

PAUL SMITHS, NY (01/30/2017)– The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Joseph Barshow of Peru, N.Y.. Barshow, who is majoring in forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to […]

Tonight at the Strand

Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers to perform Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7 PM Amy Helm, who has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, was a member of the celebrated alt-country collective Ollabelle, and released her first solo album “Didn’t It Rain” in 2015. The album features, among others, her […]

A Native American Artists Exhibition at The Strand Center for the Arts in February

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a Native American Artists Exhibition in the Main Gallery in February, 2017. This forthcoming exhibit features artwork from several local Native American artists including: Sue Herne, Dukon Harris, David Fadden, Martin Loft, Leah Shenandoah, and Jordan Thompson. The exhibit opening will take place […]

Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Source: Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Valuable New Tool Links Clinton County Residents to Local Health Improvement and Lifestyle Change Programs

A Message from the United Way of the Adirondack Region January 24, 2017 (Plattsburgh) A new online resource is available to help Clinton County residents and their healthcare providers find programs focusing on different aspects of health improvement. The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) has collaborated with United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. to create […]

North Country Mission of Hope Needs Warehouse

A Message from Sister Debbie Blow follows: The saying goes that when a window is closed, a door is open…or is the opposite? Whichever the case, we find ourselves in the midst of closing windows and doors, while awaiting an opportunity to open new ones. We have a MAJOR NEED and we hope you can […]

Development proposed on high-profile lot | Local News | pressrepublican.com

At least one restaurant, new access road planned in Plattsburgh, opening up future prospects. Source: Development proposed on high-profile lot | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

Source: Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Source: If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Dine United for the United Way of the Adirondack Region Scheduled for January 26, 2017

What’s so special about Thursday, January 26, 2017? It’s the 7th DINE UNITED – an event designed to bring the restaurants of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties together in an effort to help the people of our community. As we all know, times are tough. There are citizens right here in Clinton, Essex and Franklin […]

DEC camper scholarships now available – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited will again provide scholarships for interested young men and women 11 to 17 years old to attend DEC’s popular summer camp program. Source: DEC camper scholarships now available – Sun Community News & Printing

You’re Invited to Visit Peru’s New Town Court Building

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru Town Court invites everyone to an Open House on Saturday, January 14th from 9 till noon. The recently opened Town Court building is located at 22 Davey Lane, behind Langley Insurance and McDonald’s. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and see all aspects of the beautiful facility. […]

Over $1.8 million raised for children’s charities – Sun Community News & Printing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops’ 2016 Holiday Match program set a new record for the third consecutive season, raising over $1.85 million for local children’s organizations. Source: Over $1.8 million raised for children’s charities – Sun Community News & Printing

Census: NY lost more people than gained this year as of July – Capitol Confidential

For the first time in a decade, New York State experienced a net population loss, as of July of last summer, according to the Empire Center which examined Census data. While upstate has been steadi… Source: Census: NY lost more people than gained this year as of July – Capitol Confidential

Keeseville Riverfront Park to move forward – Sun Community News & Printing

KEESEVILLE — A proposed riverside park in downtown Keeseville has moved closer to reality as another piece of the funding puzzle has snapped into place. Source: Keeseville Riverfront Park to move forward – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Has a New Business Woman

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru has a new small business. On November 15, 2016 Kerri Bedard opened KB Styles at her 860 Fuller Road residence. Bedard has eight years of cosmetology experience including the last six years at Colours in Peru. An Ausable Forks native and Ausable Valley Central graduate, Kerri Bedard and […]

Artist Store at The Strand Center for the Arts Opens

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is excited to open a larger, updated Artist Store in the Strand Center at 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY. This project was made possible in part by generous donations from friends of the Strand Center for the Arts and from the tireless work of numerous volunteers […]

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Are you looking to volunteer in the community? JCEO is looking for volunteer drivers to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments. YOU decide when and how much you want to drive. Drivers are reimbursed 56 cents per mile and must have their own vehicle. For more information, contact Chelsea at 518-561-6310 or stop by your local […]

Rose Hebert’s “Monsters in the Closet” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host Rose Hebert’s “Monsters in the Closet” exhibition in the Main Gallery in January, 2017. This upcoming exhibit will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, January 6 with a reception open and free to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

United Way of the Adirondack Region Needs Your Support

Dear Editor: An open letter regarding donations to the United Way of the Adirondack Region. The 2017 United Way of the Adirondack Region campaign has launched with an ambitious goal of $725,000. Are you noticing that more people in our area are in need of the assistance offered by the 43 partner agencies; assistance such […]

Chamber Offers New Leadership Program for 2017

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and Manpower are proud to announce a new opportunity for emerging leaders in our region. Through a series of Community Exploration sessions, participants will learn about the challenges facing our region and how they can get involved to make the North Country stronger than ever. Professional Development sessions will […]

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