Politics

Senate to decide whether to support state budget deal

ALBANY (AP) — Members of the New York state Senate are mulling a possible resolution to the state’s ongoing budget impasse. The Republican-led Senate left the Capitol on Wednesday after talks with the Democratic-led Assembly and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo collapsed. But on Thursday ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik
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Stefanik ‘monitoring’ Syria situation

Rep. Elise Stefanik is “monitoring the situation” but expressed neither approval or disapproval of President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to launch a missile strike against an air base in Syria. In a statement issued this morning, the Republican congresswoman referenced the ...

Planning board approves ACR subdivision map

TUPPER LAKE — The Joint Planning Board approved a final “plat,” or map, of Section 1 of the Adirondack Club and Resort project at a special meeting Wednesday night. A plat is a to-scale map outlining the boundaries of saleable lots within a subdivision — in this case Section 1 of ...

Possible deal on state budget emerges

ALBANY — The speaker of the New York state Assembly floated a deal Thursday that he said could end the ongoing state budget stalemate, though it remains to be seen whether it will be accepted by the Senate. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said the potential compromise involves a deal on ...

Lake Placid may repeal income-based housing provision

LAKE PLACID — This village’s board and the North Elba Town Council will meet to discuss potentially repealing the village and town’s income-based housing provision. The proposal is one of several amendments to local laws that the village board and town council discussed at their ...

The main lodge at the former Frontier Town is seen in January as plans were announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to create a “gateway to the Adirondacks” on this site.
(Enterprise photo — Justin Levine)

Projects get green light under budget extender

Though North Country lawmakers have been frustrated with a 2017-18 state budget process that was nearly a week late and not finished as of this morning, several major Adirondack projects have been officially given the green light thanks to the passage of a $40 billion budget extender. The ...

New York state budget talks collapse Wednesday

ALBANY — New York state budget talks collapsed Wednesday night after members of the Senate left the Capitol, with lawmakers from both parties blaming Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for scuttling negotiations over the spending plan, now several days late. Members of the Senate and Assembly ...

New York lawmakers poised to pass budget

ALBANY — Upstate Uber, increased tuition assistance and more money for schools are just a few of the items in the new state budget poised for passage in the New York Legislature. The state Senate began debate over the $152 billion spending plan late Tuesday night after lawmakers and ...

Roger Catania, superintendent, Lake Placid Central School District (Enterprise photo — Jessica Collier)

Lake Placid school board sends $18.7M budget to voters

LAKE PLACID — A day after the state government finalized a two-month extension of this year’s budget, the Lake Placid school board agreed to offer voters a $18,723,883 budget for 2017-18. That’s a spending increase of 1.86 percent over this year, with a tax levy increase of 1.58 ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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N.Y. avoids government shutdown with budget extension

ALBANY — New York state avoided a government shutdown Monday when reluctant lawmakers passed an emergency two-month spending measure proposed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he and the Legislature failed to strike a deal on a spending plan. The stopgap measure will fund state ...

Placid nears Powerhouse Road purchase

LAKE PLACID — After a multi-year process, this village hopes to complete its purchase of land along Powerhouse Road by the end of the week, Lake Placid village attorney Janet Bliss said at Monday’s board meeting. “It’s likely that we will become owners of the Power(house) Road and ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
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Stefanik joins caucus on TRIO, which Trump would reduce

PLATTSBURGH — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has pledged her support to programs aimed at helping first-generation high school and college students succeed. She recently joined the bipartisan Congressional TRIO Caucus, which works to increase awareness of and investment in ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Cuomo calls for 2-month budget extension

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan. Cuomo said the stopgap budget would give legislators time to resolve their ...

N.Y. allots $2.6 million for addiction treatment

ALBANY (AP) — New York is expanding its non-traditional addiction treatment support services throughout the state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that $2.65 million will go toward establishing community coalitions and peer engagement programs in each of the state’s 10 economic ...

New York state Sen. Betty Little, R-Queensbury, speaks at the Adirondack Challenge event in July 2016. (Photo provided by the governor's office)

Senate passes Little’s Forest Preserve bill

ALBANY — It’s now up to the state Assembly to put a constitutional amendment to voters statewide to enable local governments access to a “health and safety” land bank for important bridge, highway and drinking water projects on state Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack and ...

Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake
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Trump’s proposed cuts to NIH would put Trudeau grants at risk

SARANAC LAKE — Just nine months into his tenure as the new president and director of Trudeau Institute, Atsuo Kuki said there’s progress in the first phase of transforming into what he calls “Trudeau 3.0.” But if President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint comes to fruition, Kuki ...

Tupper village budget sees minor increase

TUPPER LAKE — The village of Tupper Lake will see a minor increase in spending and an even smaller increase in the tax levy for the fiscal year 2017-18. A draft budget proposal was released on Wednesday night at the regular village Board of Trustees meeting. In the proposed budget, ...

Fight over youthful-offender proposals ties up state budget talks

ALBANY — Disagreement over proposals to try 16- and 17-year-old offenders in family court dashed the prospects for an on-time state budget in Albany Friday night and threw negotiations into disarray. Frustrated state senators at one point left the Capitol only to be summoned back for ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
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Environmental leaders urge Stefanik to support Clean Power Plan

David Gibson, a regional environmental leader, suggested U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik contact Judith Enck, the former Environmental Protection Agency regional director, as the congresswoman weighs her stance on President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding emissions from coal-fired power ...