PLATTSBURGH — The North Country stumbled out of 2020 wondering what the new year might bring as the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second year.
The rollout of vaccines against the novel coronavirus raised the prospect of pre-pandemic life slowly returning.
And while the year will be remembered for a number of new beginnings and other events, it was still the shadow of COVID-19 that dominated much of daily life.
Here are some of the biggest headlines for the North Country in 2021:
2021 sees COVID decline, then resurgence
PLATTSBURGH — COVID-19 case levels began and ended 2021 on huge crests driven by post-holiday surges and variants.
Health officials attributed spikes of both case counts and hospitalizations seen in January 2021 to holiday…