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That's right. The Press-Republican has started a podcast. This was an idea we had back in March, and now, we have made what was once just an idea a reality. We got a mic, and now, we are ready to roll.

Press-Republican Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Night Editor Ben Rowe are back. It goes without saying that 2022 has continued to be a rough year for many people, but Ben and Joe work on finding a few silver linings in the news as well.

Press-Republican Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Staff Writer Cara Chapman sit down at the mic again to chat about the latest news this week. With restrictions loosening at the border, the North Country is looking to welcome back more of our neighbors to the north, b…

Episode 69: Press-Republican Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and reporter Cara Chapman are back on the mic this week talking about the latest COVID-19 news, some fresh windows at Plattsburgh City Hall, and reviewing two of the biggest movies out right now.

Episode 68: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio is on the mend after a recent slip, but he still managed to get on the mic to join Night Editor Ben Rowe and special guest Staff Writer Carly Newton for this week's episode as we talk about the fun and laughs of St. Patrick's Day and the not-so-fun n…

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Episode 66: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Staff Writer Cara Chapman are back and what a week it's been. From the State of the Union in Washington, to the State of the County, City and Town, to the state of the "Batman" franchise, the trio discusses it all.

Episode 66: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Night Editor Ben Rowe are still in a sports-filled mood after the Super Bowl last Sunday, but there's plenty of other big new breaking this week. From law enforcement shake-ups, to the Hunter Church sub, we break it all down in this week's episod…

Episode 65: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Staff Writer Cara Chapman are back and it's Super Bowl weekend! Along with sharing who they're rooting for, they talk about the recent Tannen-BOOM bonfire, COVID-19 updates and future flights at Plattsburgh International Airport.

Episode 64: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe, Staff Writer Cara Chapman and special guest General Manager Lamiaa Aly kick off the third year of the Press Pass Podcast. With temperatures still chilly, they discuss everything winter-related, from the future of the Winterfes…

Long time, no pod. With the hustle of the holiday season, the Press Pass team has been on a winter break. But we'll be back soon for the third (!) year of the Press Pass Podcast! In the meantime, a special Christmas gift today: a reading of the annual Press-Republican Christmas story with Ni…

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Episode 63: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca are back for a Thanksgiving episode. The trio discusses some local sports and news before saying goodbye to Joey who will be moving on to a new career at Champlain Valley Educational Services.

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Episode 62: Staff Writer McKenzie Delisle is moving on to bigger and better things in Maine, and Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca welcome her for one last episode. The regular trio then congratulates the AuSable Valley girls soccer team on …

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Episode 61: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca are back for a random Tuesday episode to make up for not having a show last week. The trio discusses the border reopening, Moriah Shock closing, election results and sports.

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Episode 60: Night Editor Ben Rowe is back from vaction to talk with Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca, and he brings his Looking Back segment back to the show. But before that, the trio gives a news update followed by a sports roundup.

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Episode 59: It's just Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca on this week's episode. The duo discusses a wide range of topics including election season, a COVID-19 update, the border reopening, Halloween and sports.

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Episode 58: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca are back after a week off, and there is plenty to discuss. The border has reopened. COVID-19 continues to play a role in our lives. There were some heartwarming and heartbreaking sports stories t…

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Episode 55: Movie reviews are back, and Night Editor Ben Rowe is the reviewer. Ben shares his thoughts on Candyman with Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca before the trio gets into other topics of discussion about the local news and sports scenes.

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Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca are back to talk about a number of things. Part of the discussion includes the Battle of Plattsburgh, sports continuing to return and remembering 9/11.

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Episode 53: There's lots to talk about for Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca. COVID-19 cases are on the rise and creating some concern, but that's not the only news. On a more happy note, local sports have made their return. Also, Joe is ups…

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Episode 52: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca come together for a special episode as they reflect on when the podcast started. They follow with the traditional news and sports updates and some typical banter.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday, and Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca open the show with that news. There's also talk about the 25th anniversary of the Phish Concert that took place at the Plattsburgh Air Force Base as well as the Field of Dreams game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.

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Episode 50: There's plenty to talk about locally and nationally for Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca. For national stories, the ongoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo story as well as the Olympics are main talking points. Also on a local level, the depa…

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Episode 48: Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman is kind enough to join Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca for an hour-long talk about of number of local topics. The group discusses the delicacy of the Michigan in Plattsburgh, the ongo…

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As we head into Independence Day weekend, Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca catch up on all that's happened this week. Joey gives three hot takes that have been on his mind, and that opens up a ton of other conversation. 

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Episode 45: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca return after a week off to talk about a number of things. Some of the most fun discussions include what's happening with the Olympics, what restaurants can do since they can't give alcoholic drin…

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Episode 43: It's all about the news section this week as Night Editor Ben Rowe and Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio welcome back Staff Writers Cara Chapman and McKenzie Delisle to the recording studios. For the first time in months, the Press-Republican newsroom has nobody working remote, and w…

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Episode 41: Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca take a little bit of time to talk after a very busy week in the newsroom. The duo discusses a number of things, including the newest mask guidance. Also, Ben quizzes Joey on some sports trivia that could be considered very odd…

For our 40th episode, Night Editor Ben Rowe takes Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Sports Editor Joey LaFranca and the listeners back in time and talks about local history from as far back as 1921. Joe also shares some interesting news about his new bathroom at home, and Joey gives a local sports update.

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Episode 37: On a busy news week, it's just Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca hanging out. The trio talks about the upcoming high school football season as well as the Plattsburgh State women's lacrosse team winning their first SUNYAC game in…

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Episode 36: Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio and Night Editor Ben Rowe take part in an epic trivia competition put together by Sports Editor Joey LaFranca. Also, Joe voices his desire for a roller coaster in Plattsburgh. Staff Writer Cara Chapman also joins the podcast and kicks it off with Joey for a news brief.

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Episode 32: It's St. Patrick's Day, and Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio, Night Editor Ben Rowe and Sports Editor Joey LaFranca are here to talk about some holiday news. In addition, the trio mentions the ongoing Gov. Andrew Cuomo saga and the decrease of COVID-19 cases in the North Country. Th…

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