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Lake Placid, North Country hope for big state grants

December 7, 2015 LAKE PLACID — URI sounds like a health condition, but it’s really an acronym for the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, which sounds like a government program devised in Albany, because it i. more »»

Tupper village extends electricity moratorium

December 7, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The village Board of Trustees extended its moratorium on electric heat another 90 days to give the village and town’s code enforcement officers time to create guidelines for residentia... more »»

Hotel Saranac suites green lighted

December 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village Planning Board has approved Roedel Companies’ plan to turn a former Paul Smith’s College dormitory on Church Street into suite-style rooms for guests of the Hotel Saranac. more »»

9 Northeastern states share $115M from carbon sale

December 5, 2015 ALBANY — While 150 world leaders are negotiating a climate deal in Paris, nine Northeastern states are sharing $115 million from the latest auction of a regional pact that limits power plant... more »»

Tupper village board sets appointments

December 4, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Trustee Leon LeBlanc will be deputy mayor and oversee the village office and Department of Public Works. New Trustee Ron LaScala will oversee the water-wastewater department. more »»

Grand jury indicts former Franklin County undersheriff

December 4, 2015 MALONE (AP) — A former upstate New York undersheriff is accused of ordering a deputy to follow county legislators and target them for drunken driving charges. more »»

Ulster County sheriff urges citizens to carry licensed guns

December 4, 2015 ALBANY — An upstate New York sheriff is urging residents of his county who are licensed gun owners to arm themselves when they leave home, citing recent mass shootings in the United States and Paris. more »»

Lawmakers vow to nix corrupt politicians pensions

December 4, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is giving momentum to efforts to revoke the state pensions of corrupt state politicians — a proposal that will require the... more »»

A ‘no’ vote for carbon limits

December 3, 2015 U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has voted to block a carbon pollution cap for both new and existing power plants, saying President Barack Obama’s administration is reaching beyond its constitutional power. more »»

Board plans to sell former Lake Clear school

December 3, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The former Lake Clear Elementary School is about to hit the real estate market. more »»

Mothers, experts plead for oversight of prison system

December 3, 2015 ALBANY — Several corrections experts and mothers of inmates testified Wednesday that New York needs far better oversight of its prison system, citing cases where mentally ill inmates were abused,... more »»

NY. to set rules to increase renewable energy

December 3, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking the next step toward his goal of generating half of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 203. more »»

LaScala takes oath

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Testimony in Assembly hearing challenges prison system

December 2, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — Several corrections experts and mothers of inmates say New York needs far better oversight of its prison system, citing cases where mentally ill inmates were abused, improperly isolate... more »»

NY to set rules for effort to increase renewable energy

December 2, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking the next step toward his goal of generating half of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030. more »»

Back to the planning board

December 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A proposed shoreline hotel on Lake Flower was back before the village Planning Board Tuesday for the first time in more than a year. more »»

Reps’ reform priorities

December 2, 2015 In prison or out, ex-Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver is guaranteed a state pension for as long as he lives. That has to change, say North Country Assembly members Dan Stec and Janet Dupre. more »»

Silver convicted

December 1, 2015 ALBANY — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that... more »»

Brighton board to propose food pantry exit deadline

December 1, 2015 GABRIELS — The town board is considering setting a deadline for the St. Paul’s-Assumption Food Pantry to vacate the town park at the town board’s next meeting Dec. 10. more »»

 
 

 

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