Posts Tagged ‘North Country’

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Nuances Among North Country Voters In 2022

As we look ahead to Election Day 2024, it’s worth looking at the nuances of 2022 voting patterns across the Adirondack Park and North Country. 2022 saw a number of different candidates on the ballot and a close look at these races shows varying levels of enthusiasm for candidates of the same party and some apparent ticket splitting. Beyond the normal Republican-Democrat divide, the ballot question for the Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act showed even more nuances among North Country voters. Far from a monolith or a one-party state, the North Country shows differences across its communities and the candidates they back.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Gov. Hochul commends NCREDC for Next Move NY plan

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North Country Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairs Issue Statement In Response to the Governor’s announcement:

Joint quote from NCREDC co-chairs Katheryn Morris and James McKenna:
“The announcement by Governor Kathy Hochul that the North Country Regional Economic Development Council won the statewide competition for its plan “Next Move NY” is a win for transitioning soldiers, the North Country and New York State. This program will offer transitioning soldiers from Fort Drum a seamless connection to jobs, credentialing and degrees in the North Country. Our goal now will be to work with all of our partners and NYS and put this plan in motion to help solve the workforce issue for the North Country. Next Move NY will build the most robust workforce pipeline for transitioning soldiers and their spouses in the country.”

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Bluebirds are returning to the North Country 

The eastern bluebird is our official state bird. It became so on May 18, 1970, making New York the last state to acquire an official state bird.

Bluebirds are among the first birds to return in the spring. And for some bird-enthusiasts, attracting a pair of these harbingers of spring to a backyard nest box and having them fledge a brood of young bluebirds is the ultimate birding experience.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Where is the north country?

I was thinking it might be fun to try a new discussion thread each week. To get the ball rolling I was digging through the Almanack archive and came across this post from 2013 titled “Where Exactly is the North Country?”, written by Herb Hallas.

In his essay, Hallas traces the origin of the term North Country back to “the author, Irving Bacheller, when his novel, Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country, became a literary sensation in 1900. Bacheller was born in Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, NY in 1859 and graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1882. Two years later, he founded the first U.S. newspaper syndicate and introduced the writing of Stephen Crane, Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Conrad to American readers. Bacheller retired from newspaper work in 1900 to concentrate on writing novels. Eben Holden: A Tale of the North Country was his fourth novel and it became a runaway best seller.”

While Bacheller’s “North Country” referred to St. Lawrence County, Hallas cites five varying versions of what counties and places make up the North Country.

What are your thoughts? What comes to mind for you when hearing “North Country”? Does the North Country have a distinct identity apart from the Adirondacks or are the two forever linked together?

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Upcoming webinars for small businesses, other COVID-related topics

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has collected the following webinars geared toward COVID-related issues small businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are facing:

Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 a.m.: Issues & Opportunities in the Food Industry, Reboot Lewis County webinar series, hosted by Lewis County Chamber and Lewis County Economic Development/ Naturally Lewis

Wednesday, April 29, 11:15 a.m.: Nonprofit Town Hall with U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senator and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, hosted by Nonprofit New York, the New York Council of Nonprofits, and the National Council of Nonprofits

Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 p.m.: Creating a Strategic Plan for After COVID-19, Better Business Bureau Webinar Series

Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 p.m.: SBA Question & Answer Webinar, Saranac Lake Area and Ticonderoga Areas Chamber of Commerce. Submit questions ahead.

Wednesday, April 29, 4:30 p.m.: Marketing for Small Business, hosted by Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in partnership with U-First Federal Credit Union and Boire Benner Group. Email mpelkey@ufirstfcu.net to register.

Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.: Conversations on Your Couch: Community and Pandemic, Humanities of New York

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