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State toughens laws for opioids

June 18, 2016 ALBANY — Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session. more »»

After delay, Lake Placid proposes budget at tax max

June 18, 2016 LAKE PLACID — After voting to override the tax cap at their June 6 board meeting, this village’s board has proposed a 2016-17 budget right at its maximum tax levy of $3,604,902. more »»

Sherman Craig confirmed to chair APA

June 17, 2016 The state Senate confirmed Adirondack Park Agency Commissioner Sherman Craig Friday night to chair the agency board and Franklin County Legislator Barb Rice of Saranac Lake to be an APA commissione. more »»

Albany OKs early Sunday alcohol sales, plan to fight heroin (2nd update)

June 17, 2016 ALBANY — Boozy Sunday brunches, expanded screening for breast cancer and a plan to confront opioid addiction all came out on top Friday as New York state lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 session. more »»

Lake Placid CDC doubles down on reasons for court consolidation

June 17, 2016 LAKE PLACID — With this village’s June 28 special vote approaching on whether or not to get rid of its court, the group that originally recommended the consolidation is re-emphasizing its importance. more »»

Seggos confirmed as DEC commissioner

June 17, 2016 Acting Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate to be the 15th commissioner of the DEC on Thursday. more »»

State Senate approves Little’s bill to upgrade mobile homes

June 17, 2016 ALBANY — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Betty Little that would establish a home replacement program for mobile and manufactured homes. more »»

Final deals elusive as NY lawmakers aim to adjourn

June 17, 2016 ALBANY — New York lawmakers lumbered toward adjournment Thursday, seeking to strike final deals on proposals to extend Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City schools and rein in government... more »»

Lake Placid intersection to change

June 16, 2016 LAKE PLACID — With the new Family Dollar store on Farm Ridge Road, a reconfiguration of the street’s intersection with state Route 86 (Saranac Avenue) is planned, per the request of the Lake... more »»

Lawmakers hustle to find compromises

June 16, 2016 ALBANY — Negotiations over New York City schools, ethics reforms and a long list of other issues entered their final round Wednesday as New York lawmakers rushed to finish their work for the year. more »»

Changes afoot at APA

June 15, 2016 RAY BROOK — Last month, two Adirondack Park Agency board members announced that they would not seek appointment to another four-year term, and last week at the agency’s regular meeting, one of the... more »»

Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers agree on heroin plan, brunch bill

June 15, 2016 ALBANY — New York state may limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days as part of a broader effort to combat a significant rise in addiction and overdose deaths. more »»

Campsite reservation law moves on

June 13, 2016 ALBANY — A bill that would give New York residents preference in campground reservations has cleared several hurdles on its way to becoming law. more »»

Stefanik wants 401K-style program for student loan debt

June 13, 2016 Retirement dreams are unrealistic when facing the nightmare of paying off college debt, suggested U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro. more »»

New York could end session without addressing corruption

June 13, 2016 ALBANY — New York lawmakers are nearing the end of their 2016 session and it’s looking like they will once again fail to address, in any significant way, the wave of corruption that has made Albany... more »»

Green Party presidential candidate holds rally in Fort Edward

June 11, 2016 FORT EDWARD — Some 43 million Americans struggling to pay student loans are the Green Party’s “secret weapon” in this year’s presidential election, said Jill Stein, the party’s “presumed nominee”... more »»

Young hunters in New York may get to wear fluorescent pink

June 11, 2016 ALBANY — State lawmakers have approved a new color to protect young hunters in forests and countryside: fluorescent pink. more »»

Amendment would clear old prison for sale

June 10, 2016 State Sen. Betty Little is drafting a constitutional amendment that would make it easier for the state to sell the former Camp Gabriels prison in the town of Brighton. more »»

Planning board OKs Verizon Wireless store move

June 10, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The village Planning Board has green-lighted Verizon Wireless’ plan to relocate its retail store to the former Wilson Farms gas station and convenience store at the busiest... more »»

Cuomo: Expand help for addiction

June 10, 2016 ALBANY — Limited opioid prescriptions, greater funding for addiction treatment and more support for people trying to stay clean: those are some of the proposals for attacking New York’s heroin and... more »»

 
 

 

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