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Celebrations begin in the Big Apple

June 27, 2015 NEW YORK — From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. more »»

Gay couples wed as conservatives resist

June 27, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk’s office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne. more »»

Tipping the scales?

June 27, 2015 LAKE PLACID — At the end of the year, minimum wage rates will rise again in New York, and many people are calling for them to be raised furthe. more »»

Stefanik votes to let plants avoid clean air regs

June 26, 2015 U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted for a bill Wednesday to postpone states’ compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. more »»

Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and ga... more »»

N.Y. legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate

June 26, 2015 ALBANY — New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years. more »»

Village appoints Peria as temporary treasurer

June 23, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village has brought back a familiar face to serve as its temporary treasurer. more »»

Veterans back mental health reviews in criminal cases

June 23, 2015 ALBANY — New York veterans are advocating that criminal courts statewide consider whether defendants who were in the U.. more »»

Assemblyman Stec opposes gun lock law

June 22, 2015 ALBANY — Assemblyman Dan Stec on Wednesday voted against legislation that would require locked storage of a firearm in a person’s home. more »»

Stefanik opens ‘mobile office’

June 22, 2015 U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik announced Friday the launch of a new “mobile office” she said will give people more access to constituent services across New York’s large 21st Congressional Distric. more »»

Lawmakers extend rent control 5 days

June 19, 2015 ALBANY — In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City’s now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. more »»

Too soon for prison law changes?

June 18, 2015 Some state lawmakers have begun considering new legislation in reaction to an escape from Clinton County Correctional Facility, but North Country lawmakers say now is not the time. more »»

Evans will replace Filler on Saranac Lake school board

June 18, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The local Board of Education will lose another school board member. Shir Filler announced her resignation Wednesday night, and the board appointed Jeremy Evans to take over her post. more »»

Raquette Lake can get its well as Legislature approves land swap

June 18, 2015 Water for land. That was the deal, and they’re sticking to it — eight years late. more »»

NYC rent showdown sends lawmakers into overtime

June 18, 2015 ALBANY — The legislative standoff over New York City’s now-expired rent regulations continued Wednesday in Albany, dominating what was supposed to be the session’s final day and threatening to... more »»

Expired rent laws dominate push to adjourn

June 17, 2015 ALBANY — State lawmakers reached agreements Tuesday on a new sexual assault policy for private universities and allowing dogs on restaurant patios as they continued to struggle to strike a deal on... more »»

State Senate approves faster FOIL process

June 16, 2015 ALBANY — The state Senate voted Monday to streamline the Freedom of Information Law request process by limiting the amount of time state agencies have to appeal a records request. more »»

New Essex County chairman pushing vacation rental tax

June 13, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County’s new Chairman Bill Ferebee plans to revive the debate on whether to tax vacation rentals by amending the county’s occupancy tax law. more »»

Rail trail advances

June 12, 2015 RAY BROOK — The state is sticking with its compromise plan for the contested Adirondack railroad corridor. more »»



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