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Keeping government going topped Stefanik’s priorities in September

October 10, 2015 (Editor’s note: Four daily newspapers in the North Country — the Enterprise, Post-Star of Glens Falls, Watertown Daily Times and Plattsburgh Press-Republican — are collaborating to better cover New... more »»

Minimum wage push spurs debate, faces hurdles at home

October 10, 2015 ALBANY — New York’s plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum hourly wage is spurring similar efforts in other states even as Gov. more »»

Supporter of Nature, in some ways

October 9, 2015 The Nature Conservancy recently gave U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik a Supporter of Nature Award, even though her views aren’t completely in line with theirs. more »»

North Country bets big on Olympic bid

October 8, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A Winter Olympic bid, an airplane maintenance facility in Plattsburgh and a disease research center in Saranac Lake. more »»

Carriero coming to Saranac Lake Sunday

October 7, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Franklin County District Attorney candidate Craig Carriero will go door-to-door visiting Saranac Lake voters Sunday as he continues his campaign to meet with people throughout the... more »»

Essex County will tax vacation rentals

October 6, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to its occupancy tax Monday, including vacation rentals under the new law. more »»

APA meeting will feature Whiteface plan

October 6, 2015 RAY BROOK — Tent sites, a skier snack bar, logging and milfoil are on the agenda for the state Adirondack Park Agency’s monthly meeting starting at 9 a.. more »»

Court orders EPA to revise ship ballast dumping regulations

October 6, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich — A federal appeals court ordered the government Monday to rewrite its regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive... more »»

Cuomo: Make gun violence a central question for politicians

October 6, 2015 ALBANY — U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis and voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they’d do about it, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monda. more »»

Cuomo taps advisor to head DEC

October 3, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation — Basil Seggos, the governor’s top environmental advisor. more »»

Supervisor Politi faces energetic challenger in Donovan

October 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A new, 21-year-old candidate is trying to shake up the political landscape in the town of North Elb. more »»

Saranac Lake village board to delve into new code

October 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau wants more definition on some of the definitions in the draft village land use code. more »»

Cuomo picks advisor as DEC commissioner (3rd update)

October 2, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced a new commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation — Basil Seggos, the governor’s top environmental adviso. more »»

Ex-NY education commissioner to replace U.S. education secretary (update)

October 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a... more »»

Franklin County Dems endorse Carriero

October 2, 2015 The Franklin County Democratic Committee has endorsed Craig Carriero in his bid for county district attorney. more »»

‘We are not going to arrest our way out of the problem’

October 1, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — Four members of the state Assembly came here Wednesday to try to discuss how to treat and deter heroin addiction. more »»

Stefanik votes to keep government funded

October 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted in favor of a continuing resolution that avoided a government shutdown Wednesday. It’s only a short-term step. The resolution, H.R. more »»

Trustees hire firm for legal advice

September 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village has agreed to hire a Glens Falls-based law firm to provide legal advice on planning, zoning and code enforcement issue. more »»

Essex County to vote on occupancy tax changes

September 29, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Representatives of the hotel industry spoke in favor of the county occupancy tax being applied to vacation rentals Monday at a public hearing with the Essex County Board of... more »»

Jim Ellis steps down from Tupper Lake Planning Board

September 29, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — After more than 20 years of service, Jim Ellis will step down from the Joint Planning Board Oct. 1. more »»



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