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Franklin Co. to meet tax cap

November 26, 2014 MALONE — The process is confusing, but one thing is clear: If the Franklin County Board of Legislators adopts the proposed 2015 budget, it will stay under the state-mandated tax cap of . more »»

 
 
 
Wilmington, Jay and Keene town budgets pass

November 26, 2014 Three local town budgets passed with little change from their proposed tentative budgets. The town of Jay budget passed on Nov. 13., the town of Wilmington budget passed on Nov. more »»

Village approves SEIU contract

November 26, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has ratified a new three-year contract with the union representing most of its workers. more »»

Interim chief hired, but not unanimously

November 25, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village Mayor Clyde Rabideau had to cast the tie-breaking vote Monday to hire Chuck Potthast Jr. as acting chief of police. more »»

H’town taxes up 9%

November 25, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — The tax levy in the town of Harrietstown will increase 9 percent next year under the budget adopted Thursday by the town board. more »»

No comments made at Essex County budget hearing

November 25, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — There were no public comments Monday night during the first of two public hearings on Essex County’s 2015 budget, which would raise the property tax levy 9.5 percent. more »»

Stefanik seeks to set bipartisan tone

November 25, 2014 (Editor’s note: After sharing content on the campaign and election for New York’s 21st Congressional District, four daily newspapers around the North Country have agreed to continue sharing content... more »»

Franklin County adopts new ethics code

November 24, 2014 Staff Writer MALONE — Has the world changed since 1970? The Franklin County Board of Legislators believes it has. On Thursday, the board rescinded Resolution No. more »»

Essex County board caps worker raises

November 22, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors discussed employee raises and promotions for over three hours on Thursday during a budget work session, eventually deciding to cap raises. more »»

TL town meets tax cap in complicated way

November 22, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The town board on Tuesday night adopted a 2015 budget that will raise the tax levy 3.9 percent over this year — but it’s not that simple. more »»

Owens, Stefanik disagree over president’s immigration order

November 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Retiring Rep. more »»

Stefanik names advisory group for transition

November 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Congresswoman-elect Stefanik on Friday announced a team of leaders from across the vast 21st Congressional District to advise her as she prepares to be sworn in early next year. more »»

Cuomo seeks to fire Lake George Park Commission boss for spill

November 22, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is seeking the dismissal of an environmental official at Lake George over his failure to report a 1-gallon fuel spill. more »»

Lake Placid board talks contracts: construction, union

November 20, 2014 LAKE PLACID — The village board discussed passing a local law Monday night that would change the way the village awards future contracts. more »»

Placid board plans special meeting today

November 20, 2014 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid village Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting today at 3:30 p.. more »»

Annex Ampersand Bay?

November 19, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village officials threatened to shut down sewer service to a Lower Saranac Lake resort by the end of this month unless it agrees to be annexed into the village. more »»

Tupper school projects pass

November 19, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — On Tuesday evening, voters chose to be true to their school. Voters passed the Tupper Lake Central School District’s capital improvement project by a wide margin. The $8. more »»

Hotel rezoning decision tabled

November 18, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village trustees Allie Pelletieri and Barbara Rice want to know more about Lake Flower Lodging LLC’s financials and business plan before considering a controversial zoning change for... more »»

Hearing Dec. 1 for electric heat moratorium extension

November 18, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The village moratorium on electric heat has expired, but it may still be extende. more »»

Stefanik given House Policy Committee position

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — Representative-elect Elise Stefanik’s congressional peers picked her on Thursday to serve as incoming class representative on the House Policy Committee. more »»

Owens votes to approve Keystone XL pipeline

November 15, 2014 Congressman Bill Owens voted Friday to pass legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The legislation passed in the Republican controlled House by a vote of 252 to 161. more »»

 
 
 

 

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