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  1. Owens reflects on years serving Northern New York in CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Watertown Daily Times

    U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, who is retiring at the end of the year, was first elected in a special election in 2009, and re-elected in 2010, in what was then the 23rd Congressional District. He was re-elected in 2012 in the new 21st Congressional District, which stretches from Lake Ontario to Vermont along a broad swath of Northern New York.

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  2. N.Y. receives nearly $100 million to support health care improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Watertown Daily Times

    As New York looks to improve its health care offerings, it will receive $99.9 million from the federal government to support the State Health Innovation Plan. Among the goals for the funding, according to a news release from the state, is to improve access to primary, longterm and specialty care, link physicians and community-based resources, increase transparency for patients and improve value for patient care.

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  3. Local fishing charter owner seeks help in lifting fishing ban at power damRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Watertown Daily Times

    The owner of a local fishing charter company is seeking the assistance of the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce to help lift a ban on fishing near the base of the New York Power Authority dam. Donald J. Lucas of Muskie Magic Charters Inc. said he has been told that the area is off limits to all anglers and he has maintained his distance after receiving threats of a fine, jail time and confiscation of his boat.

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  4. Congressman Owens: turning page to a new chapterRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | North Country Now

    As I turn the page to a new chapter, I want to express my appreciation to all of you for allowing me to serve as your Congressman. I have often said that our district is made up of Rockefeller Republicans and Reagan Democrats, and I have done my best to bring your reasonableness and moderate approach to Washington.

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  5. NY receives nearly $100 million to support healthcare improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    As New York looks to improve its healthcare offerings, it received $99.9 million from the federal government to support the State Health Innovation Plan. Among the goals for the funding, according to a news release from the state, is to improve access to primary, long-term and specialty care, link physicians and community-based resources, increase transparency for patients and improve value for patient care.

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  6. Owens nominates four local students for service academiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    WASHINGTON – Two students from Massena, one from Waddington and one from Canton have been nominated to attend a U.S. service academy. Rep. William Owens announced Monday that they were among 17 students from Northern New York who had been nominated to attend one of the academies.

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  7. Rep.-elect Stefanik talks immigration, Fort Drum, transition plans in Watertown visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Rep.-elect Elise M. Stefanik predicted movement on immigration reform as it pertains to agriculture during Monday's visit to Watertown. “Despite the broader issues of national immigration reform, the H2A visa and H2B visa, three-to-five-year dairy program is a common-sense measure that should be immediately tackled,” Ms.

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  8. Not quite a mandate: Addie J. Russell earns a narrow win to retain Assembly seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Watertown Daily Times

    Addie J. Russell retained her state Assembly seat by winning 96 more votes than John L. Byrne III, who conceded Monday after it became clear that absentee ballots would not provide him enough support to take the position away from the incumbent. The court proceedings ended as Ms.

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  9. Money remains for Fort Drum hangar project in developing defense billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Watertown Daily Times

    A $27 million hangar project for Fort Drum's fleet of Gray Eagle drones remains in the $585 billion defense bill agreed to this week by Senate and House lawmakers. The provision received support from north country legislators, with U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, calling it an important development for the post.

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  10. Purchase College Gives the Gift of Music this Holiday SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Patch.com

    The Purchase College Conservatory of Music will be presenting a special gift to the community this holiday season: a dozen musical concerts from classical and contemporary to Latin jazz and soul. The concerts begin December 1 and culminate in a performance by the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and Purchase College Chorus on December 12. "The Purchase College Conservatory of Music is an incredible resource for the community, with an abundance of talent and depth," says Graham Ashton, director of the Conservatory.

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  11. Owens: presidenta s program boon for immigrant laborRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Rep. William L. Owens and farmers say the president's plan allowing unauthorized immigrants to obtain legal status will be a boon for farm laborers and could provide motivation for Congress to approve broader reform. Mr. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, defended President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration reform Friday during a phone interview.

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  12. Stefanik meets with Owens and GillibrandRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Congresswoman-elect Elise M. Stefanik met with Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Tuesday. Ms. Stefanik, a Republican, will replace Mr. Owens as the representative for New York's 21st Congressional District.

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  13. The safer path: Keystone XL pipeline better method of transporting crude oilRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure last week authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline project, and hopefully the Senate will follow suit today. U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D- Plattsburgh, was among the 31 House Democrats to vote in favor of the bill Friday.

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  14. Story from NorthCountryNow.comRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | North Country Now

    North Country congressman William Owens , in his final months in office, is urging first responders in northern New York to apply for federal grants. More than $300 million will be given this year to assist fire departments and other emergency service providers across the country.

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  15. Owens supports agreement with Canada to screen passengers on U.S.-bound trainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Rep. William L. Owens lauded a preliminary agreement reached this week by U.S. and Canadian officials to establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection service at Montreal's Central Station to screen passengers before they board U.S.-bound trains. The service would let U.S. officers identify threats before they reach the U.S. border, and would streamline the transportation of law-abiding travelers who no longer would have to stop at the border, according to a news release from the congressman's office.

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  16. North country residents have their say as voters head to the polls todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    The debates are over. The advertising blitzes have all but faded. Now is the time for voters to make their own statement.

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  17. A wild ride: candidate selection process may be instructive as the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Last November, Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, was firmly entrenched as the representative for New York's 21st Congressional District. After becoming the first Democrat to win congressional office in the area in more than a century, Mr. Owens successfully defended the seat over two elections, gaining positions on key committees in the U.S. House.

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  18. Woolf tours Massenaa s Curran Renewable Energy plant as Election Day nearsRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    The Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District seat was in Massena on Thursday as the campaign heads into its final five days. Mr. Woolf, Republican Elise M. Stefanik and Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello are vying to fill the seat being vacated by Rep. William L. Owens, who is not seeking re-election.

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  19. Stefanik for U.S. House: Willsboro Republican has energy, background to represent NY-21Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    The 21st Congressional District was set back last winter when U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, decided to retire at the end of the year. This left the north country with the prospects of another blistering political campaign dominated by interests immersed in the politics of Washington rather than Northern New York.

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  20. Potsdam receives $400,000 for proposed riverwalk projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The village of Potsdam will receive $400,000 for its proposed Raquette Riverwalk trail in Ives park, according to a press release issued Monday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Approximately $70 million is being awarded to fund 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects in New York.

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