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Essex Co. cuts tax hike

December 10, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors had a long day on Tuesday voting on more than 22 amendments to the tentative budget and reducing the proposed tax levy 2 percent, down to 7. more »»

Stefanik named to House Armed Services Committee

December 10, 2014 U.S. Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has been appointed to the House Armed Services Committe. more »»

Stefanik open to some immigration reform

December 10, 2014 WATERTOWN — Rep.-elect Elise Stefanik predicted movement on immigration reform as it pertains to agriculture during a visit to Watertown Monday ahead of an appearance at Fort Drum. more »»

Trustee seeks ‘independent’ study of hotel project

December 9, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village Trustee Barbara Rice continues to push for an independent feasibility study of a proposed 93-room hotel on the Lake Flower shoreline. more »»

21st District candidates spent thousands on coaching

December 9, 2014 Candidates in the 21st Congressional District race spent tens of thousands of dollars for professional coaching on media interviews, debates, speeches and social network posts. Rep. more »»

President Dove goes to Washington

December 4, 2014 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College President Cathy Dove is in the nation’s capital today to join President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and educational leaders... more »»

Mayor, on Facebook, tackles critics of police chief hire

December 2, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau is using social media to challenge some of the “local gossip, innuendo and misinformation” he said he’s heard about the village’s hiring of an acting... more »»

Tupper Lake village board makes appointments for new year

December 2, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The village board made its appointments for the 2014-15 official year on Monday. more »»

Cuomo spent more than $35M on re-election bid

December 2, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — New campaign finance records show that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent more than $35 million on his successful bid for a second term. more »»

Double charge for police in town fixed

December 1, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — Village residents won’t have to pay for police twice this year. The town’s 2015 budget, which the board adopted Nov. more »»

A year off from grants?

November 28, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Town of Harrietstown Supervisor Mike Kilroy stirred the pot at a recent town board meeting when he suggested the town take a break from grant-funded projects at the Adirondack Regiona... more »»

Trustees: Developer shared financials

November 28, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village trustees said they’ve been given some additional financial information about the company behind the proposed Lake Flower hotel, but they won’t share it publicly. more »»

ORDA panel appointees excited about ideas

November 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Although the state Olympic Regional Development Authority’s Community Advisory Panel has not officially re-formed, its members already have some big ideas for potential events to brin... more »»

Stefanik picks congressional staff

November 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — Representative-elect Elise Stefanik announced Wednesday her staff hires for her incoming office in the 114th Congress. Lindley Kratovil will serve as chief of staff. more »»

Franklin Co. to meet tax cap

November 26, 2014 MALONE — The process is confusing, but one thing is clear: If the Franklin County Board of Legislators adopts the proposed 2015 budget, it will stay under the state-mandated tax cap of . more »»

Wilmington, Jay and Keene town budgets pass

November 26, 2014 Three local town budgets passed with little change from their proposed tentative budgets. The town of Jay budget passed on Nov. 13., the town of Wilmington budget passed on Nov. more »»

Village approves SEIU contract

November 26, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has ratified a new three-year contract with the union representing most of its workers. more »»

Interim chief hired, but not unanimously

November 25, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau had to cast the tie-breaking vote Monday to hire Chuck Potthast Jr. as acting chief of police. more »»

H’town taxes up 9%

November 25, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The tax levy in the town of Harrietstown will increase 9 percent next year under the budget adopted Thursday by the town board. more »»

No comments made at Essex County budget hearing

November 25, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — There were no public comments Monday night during the first of two public hearings on Essex County’s 2015 budget, which would raise the property tax levy 9.5 percent. more »»



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