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

    Friday Nov 21 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Nov 19 | 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.


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

    Monday Nov 17 | 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.


  4. Story from NorthCountryNow.comRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | 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.


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

    Friday Oct 31 | 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.


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

    Monday Nov 3 | 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.


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

    Saturday Nov 1 | 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.


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

    Thursday Oct 30 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Oct 29 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Oct 28 | 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.


  11. Massena receiving $48,000 from state under grant programRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

    The town of Massena will receive $48,000 from the 2014 Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue Grant program, according to a released issued Monday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Cuomo announced that $4.4 million would be awarded through three grant programs to protect critical infrastructure, increase rescue team capabilities and bring tactical response team capabilities in line with the state standards.


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

    Oct 21, 2014 | 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.


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

    Oct 13, 2014 | 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.


  14. Story from NorthCountryNow.comRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | 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.


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

    Oct 9, 2014 | 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.


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

    Oct 8, 2014 | 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.


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

    Oct 2, 2014 | 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.


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

    Sep 30, 2014 | 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.


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

    Sep 30, 2014 | 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.


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

    Sep 23, 2014 | 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.