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New York agrees to overhaul solitary confinement in prisons (update)

December 16, 2015 NEW YORK — New York agreed on Wednesday to overhaul how thousands of state inmates are punished within prison walls, settling a long-standing lawsuit by accepting a range of reforms to how solitary... more »»

Brighton sets food pantry deadline

December 16, 2015 GABRIELS — The town council passed a resolution requiring the St. Paul’s-Assumption Food Pantry to vacate its site at the town park by March 30, 2016, at its monthly meeting Thursday. more »»

Last board meeting

December 16, 2015 more »»

New York delays use of test scores to grade teachers

December 16, 2015 New York education leaders on Tuesday suspended the use of standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for four years while the state revises the Common Core learning standards and related... more »»

Village OKs Empire State Games snow biking

December 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has approved an agreement that allows organizers of the Winter Empire State Games to use the village-owned Mount Pisgah Recreation Center for snow bikin... more »»

Singing for the board

December 15, 2015 more »»

Will N.Y. revise the state constitution?

December 14, 2015 ALBANY — Many New Yorkers have lost faith in a state government that’s been embroiled in one corruption scandal after anothe. more »»

Schumer, Cuomo: Feds should close gun-terror loophole

December 14, 2015 NEW YORK — Top New York officials demanded Sunday that the federal government share classified watch-list information on suspected terrorists so the state can block such people from buying guns... more »»

Skelos convicted, too

December 12, 2015 NEW YORK — The former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, the second time in a month that one of New York’s most powerful politicians was run out of... more »»

Tupper fire chief warns town: No contract, no coverage

December 11, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The town council held a public hearing on its controversial 2016 fire services contract with the village, and the three people who spoke made it clear they want the board to reach an... more »»

Dean Skelos, son found guilty of extortion

December 11, 2015 NEW YORK — The former state Senate leader and his son were convicted Friday of federal extortion charges, the second time in a month that one of New York's most powerful politicians was run out of... more »»

Panel recommends Common Core overhaul

December 11, 2015 New York state should overhaul and rename the Common Core learning standards, reduce student testing and wait four years to make test scores part of teacher evaluations, a panel appointed by Gov. more »»

Less state aid than hoped

December 11, 2015 The North Country came up short Thursday in its bid for one of three $500 million economic development boosts from the state through the Upstate Revitalization Initiativ. more »»

Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, central N.Y. win $500M prizes

December 11, 2015 ALBANY — The Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and central New York will each receive $500 million in state funds after winning an economic development competition Thursday that was dubbed Gov. more »»

Adirondack Health, Tri-Lakes projects awarded state funds

December 11, 2015 The North Country was awarded $85.1 million for 82 projects Thursday as part of the fifth year of competition between New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. more »»

Gillibrand will volunteer at upstate stops

December 11, 2015 TROY (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making two stops in upstate New York that highlight holiday season volunteerism. more »»

North Country gets less state aid than hoped

December 10, 2015 The North Country came up short Thursday in its bid for one of three $500 million economic development boosts from the state through the Upstate Revitalization Initiativ. more »»

Adirondack Health, Tri-Lakes villages awarded state funds

December 10, 2015 The North Country was awarded $85.1 million for 82 projects Thursday as part of the fifth year of competition between New York’s 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. more »»

 
 

 

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