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Astorino opts his children out of Common Core tests

March 31, 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced Monday morning that his three children will not take part in Common Core testing. more »»

Near-finished budget has much of North Country interest

March 31, 2014 So far, North Country Republican legislators Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey are pleased with a majority of the state budget. more »»

Village eyeing Saranac River water level

March 31, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village officials say it’s too soon to know whether the long, cold winter could create flooding problems on Lake Flower and the Saranac River syste. more »»

From Old Northern to new brewpub

March 31, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The Old Northern Pub might be getting a facelift soon. more »»

Legislature will vote on budget deal

March 31, 2014 The state Legislature is expected to adopt a nearly $140 billion budget that includes some tax breaks for businesses and homeowners, and a 5 percent increase in school aid. Gov. more »»

Environmental Protection Fund increase expected

March 31, 2014 Conservation groups are glad to see the state’s Environmental Protection Fund increased under a $140 billion budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leader. more »»

St. Agnes celebrates Maple Weekend

March 31, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Sunday morning following Mass at S. more »»

Truck skids off bridge, lands in Lake Champlain

March 31, 2014 WHITEHALL (AP) — Authorities say a truck driver is hospitalized after his vehicle skidded off an upstate New York bridge and crashed into Lake Champlain’s South Bay. more »»

N.Y. restores Adirondack pond to support trout

March 31, 2014 LOWVILLE (AP) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has started work to reintroduce brook trout to a remote Adirondack pond in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area. more »»

Still on the job

March 29, 2014 RAY BROOK — Jay Swartz has been a vocational instructor in the state prison system for 29 years. He says he’s seen the good that comes from teaching inmates skills like basic carpentr. more »»

Flood zone could soak Lake Flower hotel

March 29, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Unless the federal government agrees to revise the designated flood zone around Lake Flower, a Malone developer’s plan for a 90-room hotel on the lake’s shoreline, at least as it’s... more »»

Family Dollar proposed for Lake Placid

March 29, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Family Dollar is in the planning process of opening a store just outside the village line. more »»

Parking lot to close for almost four days

March 29, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The village Department of Public Works will close the parking lot between First Niagara Bank, on Church Street, and Community Bank, on Broadway, from midnight Tuesday through 4 p.m. more »»

Essex County Democratic Committee endorses Woolf

March 29, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Democratic Committee endorsed Aaron Woolf, a candidate for the 21st Congressional District, at its monthly meeting yesterday. more »»

Shoe donations help the shoeless and SLHS, too

March 29, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The Save Your Soles shoe drive and fundraiser, to benefit the Saranac Lake High School Parent Faculty Organization, will be held Monday through Saturday in Saranac Lak. more »»

Tupper Tappers ready for the run

March 28, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — With North Country temperatures beginning to rise above freezing, the sap is finally starting to flow. more »»

Expect more snow this weekend (2nd update)

March 28, 2014 Get ready for more snow this weekend — but not as much as previously forecast, and likely mixed with rain and sleet. more »»

Could Whiteface stay open until May?

March 28, 2014 WILMINGTON — Coming off the heels of a colder-than-normal March, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center is poised to stay open deep into April and perhaps even May. more »»

Cuomo to chair education reform conference in Lake Placid

March 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other nationwide politicians and guests, plans to head here in May for an education-focused conference. more »»



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