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Upstate reps help include Lyme disease in medical research bill

July 15, 2015 A comprehensive medical research bill that passed the House includes legislation U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson sponsored and Rep. Elise Stefanik co-sponsored to enhance federal Lyme disease research. more »»

Lake Placid teacher runs against Essex County clerk

July 15, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man plans to challenge the longtime Essex County clerk in the upcoming November election. more »»

High-speed Internet planned downtown

July 15, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A new high-speed fiber-optic network could be coming soon to downtown. The village is negotiating with Nicholville-based Slic Network Solutions on a proposal to string 3. more »»

Many don’t register weapons

July 14, 2015 Statistics show a large number of people are not complying with New York’s two-year-old gun control law. Critics of the law say that’s because it wasn’t feasible to begin with. more »»

Stefanik: I’ll lobby for luge

July 13, 2015 LAKE PLACID — North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik met with USA Luge officials Saturday, receiving a tour of the training facility and discussing possible ways to keep the organization here. more »»

Making ends meet

July 11, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Most workers interviewed in this bustling tourist town — full of shops, restaurants and hotels — say the current minimum wage is not enough to live on and they believe it should... more »»

North Elba Democrats pick three for fall election

July 11, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The North Elba Democratic Committee recently held a caucus and selected three candidates for the Nov. 3 general election. more »»

Stefanik visits for luge, honor

July 11, 2015 LAKE PLACID — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will attend two events here today: one about saving an Olympic sport’s presence here and one in which her party will honor her as a “Rising... more »»

Cuomo administration, Senate GOP OK gun control law changes

July 11, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and state Senate Republicans have agreed to changes in gun control laws enacted after the 2012 Connecticut school massacre. Republican Sen. more »»

Questar to take over NY tests

July 11, 2015 BUFFALO — Minnesota-based Questar Assessment is poised to take over development of New York’s grade 3-8 statewide math and English assessments, replacing Pearson, whose contract for the increasingl... more »»

White House sends Clarkson U. president’s nomination to Senate

July 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — The White House announced this week that it has sent a nomination to the U.S. Senate for Clarkson University President Tony Collins to be a member of the Advisory Board of the St. more »»

Adirondack Council to honor former board chairs, celebrate 40th anniversary

July 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Council will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, July 18, by honoring all 11 chairs of its board of directors, naming each as Conservationist of the Year at... more »»

State adds Utica hearing on rail/trail plan

July 8, 2015 UTICA — A second public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the unit management plan for the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor has been scheduled in Utic. more »»

Tupper Lake tower, recreational trails top APA agenda

July 8, 2015 RAY BROOK — A controversial plan to create community-connector snowmobile trails in Essex County and a proposed emergency communications tower in Tupper Lake are among the agenda items at this week’... more »»

Village of Tupper Lake issues bonds for local projects

July 8, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The village board agreed to borrow money to pay for a trail, street lights and utility poles. more »»

Town to hold public meeting on microenterprise grant

July 8, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The town council will hold a hearing Thursday to gauge public opinion on applying for a $200,000 Microenterprise Program grant from the state. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

Stefanik touts ‘mobile district office’

July 7, 2015 GLENS FALLS — Staff members for U.S. Re. more »»

The forgotten founder?

July 4, 2015 KATONAH — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. more »»

Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe

July 4, 2015 ALBANY — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. more »»

DEC chief Martens resigns

July 2, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he’ll step down this month. more »»



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