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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

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NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world’s richest, ...

Rochester mayor wants to pitch Amazon again

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ROCHESTER (AP) — The mayor of Rochester, New York, says her city wants to “make a second pitch” to Amazon now that the company has dropped plans for a New York City headquarters. The Democrat and Chronicle says Mayor Lovely Warren and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce both ...

States look to boost oversight of struggling small colleges

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POULTNEY, Vt. — After 185 years of educating students on its campus of brick buildings on Poultney’s main street, Green Mountain College announced last month it would close after this academic year, leaving hundreds of students scrambling to figure out where to go next. The liberal ...

N.Y. gives sex abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Thursday long-sought legislation that gives the victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or file lawsuits against their abusers. The law, known as the Child Victims Act, loosens one of the nation’s ...

Flames destroy Brainardsville home

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BRAINARDSVILLE — A Brainardsville resident was left homeless after a fire at 5965 State Route 374 resulted in a total loss Thursday. Chateaugay Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the address along with several others at 11:24 a.m., and the house was fully involved when ...

Adirondack Land Trust protects 250 acres, cliffs

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CHESTER — The Adirondack Land Trust and a family have partnered to protect 250 acres of Moxham Mountain and its lofty cliffs between Minerva and North Creek in the town of Chester. The Adirondack Land Trust Tuesday purchased the south face of Moxham Mountain from the Brassel and Zack ...

Film Society screens ‘In Search of Greatness’ at LPCA

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LAKE PLACID — Speed, strength, stamina — all generally considered the basic components of a winner in any physical competition, but there’s something else, something documentary filmmaker Gabe Polsky’s sees as overlooked — creativity. The Adirondack Film Society will screen ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s time for ... sweet chocolate indulgence! On Valentine’s Day, we all love chocolate! Whether you’re cooking at home or going out on a special date, a kid in school or an office employee, chocolate will probably be part of your day. Yes, Valentines is a romantic holiday for lovers. ...

ORDA puts state millions to work on winter sports venue upgrades

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summer. In the past two years, ORDA has received $80 million in state money for capital improvements to winter sports venues it runs. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

Multibird band migrates to BluSeed Monday

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SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios “Live at BluStage” presents Multibird: the funky folk group created by Seth Faergolzia on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. — an unusual night for a BluSeed concert, but this is an unusual band. Multibird founder Seth Faergolzia is known for his subtly ...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

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NEW YORK — Amazon abruptly abandoned plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world's richest, ...

Lawmakers urge state to fix gaps in broadband

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ALBANY — Several upstate lawmakers complained Tuesday that many rural New Yorkers lack access to high-speed broadband despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pledge to extend the coverage to all parts of the state. The concerns arose at a legislative oversight hearing scrutinizing the state’s ...

Franklin County Democratic commissioner retires

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MALONE — Wednesday was Franklin County Democratic Election Commissioner Kelly Cox’s last day in her office, and Saturday is her last day living in the North Country. The longtime member of the county Democrats got involved with the party in 2001, started working with the county Board of ...

St. Armand residents ask for more info on water-sewer options

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BLOOMINGDALE — At a town council meeting on Tuesday night, residents asked questions about water-sewer bill hikes and discussed other ways to pay for upgrades to the waste water treatment plant. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has mandated upgrades to St. Armand’s ...

Lyon Mountain dad mourns son lost in fire

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LYON MOUNTAIN — “Flames were climbing up the wall; all you could see was a black cloud and then an orange flame.” This is the scene Chris Smithers says he keeps playing over in his head, ever since his son, Codi, died in the fire that badly damaged their rental home at 6 Second ...

No license needed to fish this weekend in New York

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ALBANY (AP) — The first of a series of free fishing days are scheduled this weekend across New York state. The Department of Environmental Conservation says anyone can fish without buying a license on Saturday and Sunday. Other free fishing days are scheduled at the end of June, Sept. 28 ...