Assemblyman Billy Jones
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Jones protests suspension of prison package program

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State Assemblyman Billy Jones is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring back a pilot program that limited the types of food and supplies families could send in care packages to loved ones living in prison. The pilot program was developed in an effort to crack down on contraband such as drugs ...

Stefanik jumps into heroin task force

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WASHINGTON — Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a member of the House’s Bipartisan Heroin Task Force since 2016, co-sponsored eight acts in her first day on the committee on Jan. 10. (Correction: An previous version of this article incorrectly said Stefanik joined the task ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, greets Assembly Speak Carl Heastie as he delivers his 2018-19 Executive Budget Address at the New York State Museum's Clark Auditorium Tuesday. (Photo provided — Darren McGee, governor's office)

NY Gov. Cuomo unveils budget plan, calls for big tax changes

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ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to fight back against Washington Republicans on Tuesday with a $168 billion state budget proposal that lays out spending on schools and mass transit while also confronting greater uncertainty in federal funding. The Democrat said he'll urge ...

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau
(Enterprise file photo — Chris Knight)

Mayor announces bid for re-election

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SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau announced Monday that he will run again for the mayorship this March. Rabideau posted a video to his Facebook page to make the announcement, touting the village’s achievements since his first election in 2010: sidewalk repair, increasing the ...

The Lake Clear transfer station, operated  by the Franklin County Solid Waste Authority.
(Enterprise photo — Bill Chaisson)

Mud flies at solid waste board meeting

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MALONE — A meeting of the Franklin County Solid Waste Authority board heard members’ concerns about conflicts of interest on the board, and Director George Eades defended the established practice of charging lower rates for out-of-county customers. The first meeting of 2018 was also ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Early voting supporters watching Cuomo’s next move

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ALBANY (AP) — New York is one of the last remaining states in the nation that doesn’t allow early voting. Groups that want to change that are now calling on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include money in his state budget proposal to allow for the change, which they say could cost ...

Lawmakers to review Cuomo’s local government plan

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ALBANY (AP) — New York lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended. A provision in the state budget directs local officials around the state to convene panels to study ways their counties, towns, cities and villages could save ...

New book details lives of authors’ foremothers

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SARATOGA (AP) — Authors from around New York state are relating the lives of their foremothers in a new book. Editor Patricia Nugent, of Hadley, tells The Post-Star in Glens Falls that women’s stories have been “silenced or drowned out” too often. The idea for the anthology, ...

Town of Brighton puts its house in order

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PAUL SMITHS — In its organizational meeting on Thursday, January 11, the town of Brighton elected officials put into place its appointments and committees for 2018. Four of its elected officials were sworn in by Justice Nik Sandagate. Town supervisor Peter Shrope, councilpersons Amber ...

Jenny Curtis, editor-in-chief of the Daily Profit, puts the finishing touches on the latest issue of the paper while working at the Saranac Lake Public Library.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

Micronews in the Tri-Lakes

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In the Tri-Lakes region, dozens of writers are being taught the ethics of news writing in school, flexing their creative muscles at student-run newspapers and expressing their deepest thoughts and emotions in personal publications. --- The Lumberjack Lyre Students at the Tupper Lake ...

Upper left, Shirley Allen of Saranac Lake directs a member of the village fire department through her flooded basement Friday evening. Her fridge and furnace took on more than a foot of water.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Heavy rain, mild temperatures have emergency crews busy today

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A rain storm and rising waters across the North Country Friday was expected to transition into colder temperatures Friday night and today. The Essex County Office of Emergency Services issued a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. Saturday with snow and sleet accumulating from 6 to 10 inches ...

A Wilson’s snipe, like this one seen in Alaska, was one of the highlights identified by volunteers during the annual Christmas Bird Count two weeks ago.
(Photo provided by Larry Master,

Bird Count reveals 100th species


SARANAC LAKE — Local birders faced extreme temperatures when they ventured out around the area to look for birds during the annual Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. The count took place Saturday, Dec. 30, and was attended by 43 observers. Those people saw 42 different species of ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik answers questions during an event in April 2017 at the Lyons Falls Library. 
(Photo provided — Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times)

Stefanik connects with her constituents over the phone

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Northern New York’s Congresswoman Elise Stefanik held a call-in telephone town hall Thursday evening, talking with constituents, explaining her recent votes and hearing ideas callers had for policy changes. The town hall featured around a dozen callers and several poll questions, both ...