April 30, 2013

Town featured in Legislative Gazette special section

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh is featured in a special edition of The Legislative Gazette.

The eight-page, full-color special section, titled "The Town of Plattsburgh — A Jewel on the Adirondack Coast,"  became available April 23.

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Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said the town was invited to be featured by the Gazette. The town contributed the articles and photographs, and Gazette staff did the layout and publishing. The paper sells advertising to cover the cost of publication.

"This isn't costing the Town of Plattsburgh taxpayers anything," he said.

The paper is distributed throughout the Capitol District, and the town receives complimentary copies to distribute as it pleases.

"We get 5,000 copies. We will use those to market the town," Bassett said.


Articles include a welcome from the supervisor, information about the town's location on the Adirondack Coast, town history, plans for the future, the Imaginarium Children's Museum, Nova Bus, efforts to expand natural gas service, support for business growth, and information about the town parks and Recreation Department.

Advertisers are The Development Corp., Day Brothers Boats, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Lake Champlain Transportation, Community Bank, Schluter Systems, UFirst Federal Credit Union, the New York State Health Insurance Program, NorTrax, Fesette Realty, Graymont, Studley Printing and Distributing, and Nova Bus. 

Those ads give local businesses in the town a chance for some exposure they might not otherwise receive, Bassett said. Their participation also shows their support for the community.

The town received one page of editorial content for every page of advertising the Legislative Gazette was able to sell. 

"I consider this one more example of a public/private partnership," the supervisor said.

The Gazette is a weekly newspaper, based in Albany, featuring New York state political news.

To view the special section, go to, click on the news tab and then this week's newspaper and special reports.

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