Clinton County Legislature

From left: Plattsburgh Supervisor Michael Cashman, Clinton County Legislature Chair Harry McManus, Chamber President Garry Douglas, Legislature Deputy Chair Robert Hall, Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read
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Regional and business officials gathered this morning to hear from the head of the Clinton County legislature, the Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor and the city of Plattsburgh mayor on the state of their communities.

Clinton County Government Center
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Clinton County comprises 1,100 square miles in New York’s northeastern-most corner. It is bordered by Canada to the north, the Adirondacks to the west and south and Lake Champlain to the east. Ten county legislators are tasked with passing laws in the sprawling county. They met earlier this month for their annual organizational meeting.

Union supporters fill Clinton County legislative chamber
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Clinton County legislators passed a resolution approving a Project Labor Agreement for work at the Plattsburgh International Airport.  The move at Wednesday’s meeting followed pleas by union members to approve the measure and an attempt to modify it.

Clinton County Government Center
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On May 10th, Democrats in the City of Plattsburgh chose Clinton County Legislator Colin Read as their candidate to run for mayor.  Read resigned his legislative seat, setting up a special election to fill the last year of the term.  County Democrats selected their candidate last week, but the candidate who was not chosen has decided to force a primary.

Photo of Essex County Government Center
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County legislatures across the region are beginning their 2016 sessions.  In northern New York, boards in Clinton and Essex County are seeing changes.

Plattsburgh International Airport
Plattsburgh International Airport

Clinton County legislators this week approved bids for a $36 million expansion of the Plattsburgh International Airport terminal.

Anti-fracking signs
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The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage.