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Past articles by Brandon:

NY vaccine mandate could create hospital staffing issues

As the vaccine mandate deadline approaches, hospitals are worried about losing more staff. → Read More

Clinton County Public Transit holds logo design competition

The winning submission will be used for future branding. → Read More

U.S. border closure receives another month extension

North Country officials say they'll continue to fight for the border to reopen again. → Read More

Plattsburgh in talks with recreational marijuana retail

Mayor Chris Rosenquest says Plattsburgh is an attractive place for businesses to grow marijuana with low electricity costs. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine mandate could create issues for New York hospitals

An upcoming state mandate could see healthcare workers leaving their jobs, thus hurting hospitals in the Empire State. → Read More

Battle of Plattsburgh returns since pandemic

The Battle of Plattsburgh was back in-person on Saturday for the first time since the pandemic started. → Read More

Concerns arise as North Country Honor Flight looks to take off next week

Since North Country COVID-19 case numbers are high, North Country Honor Flight officials say they are prepared to do whatever is necessary to send our heroes to Washington, D.C. safely. → Read More

North Country officials react to new federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate

In the wake of President Biden's newest mandate regarding vaccines, North Country officials and businesses are waiting for more guidance on how to address the new regulations. → Read More

Remembering the Battle of Culver Hill

Locals took time Thursday to honor the importance of the Battle of Culver Hill as a part of the Battle of Plattsburgh festivities. → Read More

North Country has highest COVID-19 rate in New York State

Gov. Kathy Hochul is reminding people to continue taking the pandemic precautions, like mask wearing and hand washing. → Read More

City of Plattsburgh searching for chief of police candidate

The City hopes to have a candidate selected by the end of October or November. → Read More

Clinton County in the red after spike in COVID-19 cases

CDC has announced Clinton County is now a red level county after COVID-19 cases continue to rise. → Read More

New York school prepared to welcome back students in-person

As Saranac Central School District prepares to welcome back students on Friday, they are ready to do what it takes to keep their students safe during the pandemic → Read More

"They'll never get to watch me slide": Luge World Cup not coming to Lake Placid

The Luge World Cup skipping its stop in Lake Placid has left many athletes and local officials upset. → Read More

North Country Honor Flight returns for the first time since the pandemic

Since the Fall of 2019, North Country Honor Flight has been unable to help veterans travel to D.C. due to the pandemic. → Read More

Who is New York's new lieutenant governor? Experts weigh in on Brian Benjamin

The newly chosen lieutenant governor is set to be officially sworn in after Labor Day. → Read More

North Country Honor Flight set to take off this weekend

After having been grounded for nearly two years, North Country Honor Flight will finally be taking to the skies. → Read More

TSA introduces new technology at Plattsburgh Airport

The Plattsburgh International Airport is now using a new more thorough ID checking procedure at TSA checkpoints. → Read More

City Council approves Youth Safety Advocate for Plattsburgh SD

While passed by the City Council, the Youth Safety Advocate for the Plattsburgh City School District still needs to be approved by the Board of Education. → Read More

Clinton Community College partners with Purdue University Fort Wayne

The partnership will allow students to transfer credits and pursue a bachelor's degree. → Read More