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  1. USDA grants awarded to Agbotic of Potsdam, Clayton Wood Boat BreweryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Watertown Daily Times

    A pair of Jefferson County businesses have received a combined $184,750 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, Rep. William L. Owens announced Tuesday. The Development Authority of the North Country will receive a USDA grant of $99,750 to help Agbotic, Inc., develop and test robotic equipment for various agricultural applications.

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  2. Stefanik releases new ads; Owens reaffirms support for WoolfRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 13 | Albany Times Union

    Republican 21st Congressional District candidate Elise Stefanik is out with a new TV ad that gives the 40,000-f0ot view of a few of her stances. "Fresh Ideas," is a quick hit-style look at Stefanik's plans for Congress.

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  3. Story from NorthCountryNow.comRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | North Country Now

    U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has endorsed North Country congressional candidate Aaron Woolf for Congress in New York's 21st District. Meanwhile the current occupant of the seat, Rep. Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, today reaffirmed his endorsement of Aaron Woolf to replace him as the representative of NY-21.

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  4. Gaffes, gripes, swipes: Reflections from the congressional candidatesa debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | Watertown Daily Times

    Little new ground was broken in the first televised debate in the general election for New York's 21st Congressional District, but the two major party candidates exchanged blows that sent political operatives scrambling to seize advantage and left the third-party candidate scratching his head. On Thursday, the three candidates, Republican Elise M. Stefanik, Democrat Aaron G. Woolf and Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello, had a chance to reflect on the debate, which was held at Time Warner Cable News in Albany and broadcast twice Wednesday night.

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  5. Woolf upbeat despite DCCC ad cancellationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 8 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has canceled an $800,000 ad buy in the 21st Congressional District and devoted those funds to defending vulnerable incumbents around the country in a view many perceived to be a slight against Aaron G. Woolf, the Democratic candidate. Mr. Woolf is running against Republican Elise M. Stefanik and Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello to replace William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, who is not seeking re-election.

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  6. NY lawmaker for Fort Drum region supports US-Afghan security planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 2 | Stars and Stripes

    A security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan allowing about 10,000 American troops to remain in the country past the end of this year received support from U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh. "I do think it makes some sense," he said, adding he was encouraged that the governments reached agreement on jurisdictional matters, which derailed talks on keeping American forces in Iraq.

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  7. Stefanik endorsed by Rep. Aaron Shock, youngest Republican in Congress, gets NFIB supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Watertown Daily Times

    Elise M. Stefanik received support Tuesday from the youngest Republican in Congress in her quest to win New York's 21st Congressional District seat back for her party. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., joined Ms.

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  8. Army awards ReEnergy 20-year contract worth up to $289 million for biomass power at Fort Drum plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 30 | Watertown Daily Times

    The Army has awarded a 20-year contract potentially worth $289 million to ReEnergy Holdings to supply biomass power to the post. The announcement Monday is the summation of more than two years of planning and work between the Army and the Latham energy company, which renovated the former coal-fired power plant on Drum to run on forestry waste.

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  9. In candid interview, Woolf acknowledges faults but vows to press onRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Watertown Daily Times

    After avoiding the kind of bruising primary that depleted the campaign coffers of his Republican opponent, the Democratic candidate in the 21st Congressional District has endured attacks from spurned members of his own party as well as a ceaseless drumbeat of bad press related to his Brooklyn grocery store and restaurant - reports on which the opposition has capitalized. And his efforts to take the fight to his Republican opponent, Elise M. Stefanik, have gained little traction as she has either ignored his attacks or deflected them by saying she agrees with some his positions - including raising the minimum wage and ensuring paycheck equality for women - with minor adjustments.

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  10. Hi-Lite Markings marks 25th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Watertown Daily Times

    At airports from New York to Qatar and several places in between, the airport runway striping business of Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. has taken off over the last quarter-century from its north country home. “It's a great base,” said John S. McNeely, the company's president.

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  11. Owens, Woolf call Funicielloa s 9/11 views a outrageous and offensiveaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    U.S. Rep. William L. Owens and Democratic congressional candidate Aaron G. Woolf on Wednesday called the views expressed by Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello on the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, “outrageous and offensive.” But Mr. Funiciello, a longtime Green Party activist and Glens Falls business owner, said his views mirrored those held by a large percentage of the population who are reluctant to express the things “we think but don't say.” “Like any other issue that gets brought up, I didn't bring up 9/11,” Mr. Funiciello said.

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  12. Woolf calls on Stefanik to talk to Boehner about expanding economic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Democratic congressional candidate Aaron G. Woolf called on Republican opponent Elise M. Stefanik Wednesday to urge Rep. John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, to allow votes on three bills Mr. Woolf said would expand economic opportunity for residents of the 21st Congressional District. Mr. Boehner, the speaker of the House, will visit Glens Falls on Tuesday to campaign with Ms.

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  13. Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Ogdensburg receive project fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    Rep. William Owens has announced that five projects in New York's 21st Congressional District, including two in Northern New York, will receive funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission. • $250,000 for the city of Ogdensburg to install water and wastewater infrastructure needed to secure the redevelopment of the Diamond National Brownfield site on the St. Lawrence River.

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  14. Boehner to campaign for Stefanik in Glens FallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | North County Public Radio

    The nation's most powerful elected Republican will lend his star power to North Country Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik. House Speaker John Boehner will appear in Glens Falls on September 23rd, just two weeks after Green Party icon Ralph Nader stumped for Matt Funiciello there.

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  15. Potsdam receives $110,558 grant for municipal airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Rep. William Owens announced Monday that $110,558 in grant funding has been awarded to Potsdam Municipal Airport-Damon Field by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. The funding will be used to rehabilitate runway lighting and is part of a broader plan to widen the runway to accommodate larger airplanes and increased demand for air travel.

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  16. In campaigns free 'franked' mail is a big incumbent advantageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | North County Public Radio

    Watchdog groups say upstate New York lawmakers and lawmakers nationwide are blurring the line between their campaigns and official duties as representatives. One problem is how lawmakers use taxpayer funds to communicate with voters.

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  17. Owens announces $39k in DOT grants for Massena airportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Rep. William L. Owens announced Friday that $39,273 in grants had been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to Massena International Airport–Richards Field. The funds will be used to purchase and install security system equipment including closed circuit cameras for monitoring building interiors and exteriors of the airport terminal grounds, passenger loading areas and aviation areas.

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  18. Rep. Owens reacts to the presidenta s proposal to combat ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, was pleased with most of President Barack Obama's plan to combat the spread of militants in Iraq. “I think he was forceful.

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  19. In campaigns free 'franked' mail is a big incumbent advantageRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | North County Public Radio

    Watchdog groups say upstate New York lawmakers, along with lawmakers nationwide, are blurring the line between their campaigns and official duties as representatives. One problem? How lawmakers use taxpayer funds to communicate with voters.

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  20. Congressional candidates weigh in on health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Watertown Daily Times

    Healthcare has proven to be a contentious issue in the race for New York's 21st Congressional District, with all three candidates voicing displeasure with the Affordable Care Act, even as its provisions, once advanced as theoretical solutions, solidify into reality. But the three candidates - Republican and Conservative nominee Elise M. Stefanik, Democrat and Working Families Party nominee Aaron G. Woolf and Green Party candidate Matthew J. Funiciello - have very different takes on how to fix the nation's healthcare system.

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