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Verizon workers go on strike amid contract dispute

April 13, 2016 NEW YORK — About 39,000 Verizon landline and cable workers on the East Coast walked off the job this morning after little progress in negotiations since their contract expired nearly eight months... more »»

Senate passes Little’s auto recall notice bill

April 13, 2016 ALBANY — The State Senate on Monday approved legislation that would require a motor vehicle recall check during a state inspection. The bill, sponsored by North Country Sen. more »»

Clinton, Trump favored in primary, poll says

April 13, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — A Siena College poll shows former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton leading Vermont Sen. more »»

Tupper village overrides tax cap

April 12, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The village Board of Trustees voted 3-2 to approve a local law to override the state-mandated tax cap at a special meeting Monday night. more »»

Village gives shelter plan partial OK

April 12, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees approved one of two bills Monday that would allow a proposed homeless shelter on River Street to move forward. more »»

Saranac Lakers rally for Sanders

April 11, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — “A little birdie told me something, all right: Bernie is electable,” Sue Abbot-Jones said Saturday afternoon to the cheers and applause of the crowd at the “Feel the Bern, Saranac... more »»

Budget, shelter on agenda tonight

April 11, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The public will get the chance to have its say on several issues at tonight’s village Board of Trustees meeting. Public hearings are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. more »»

Parks planning meeting set for Wednesday

April 11, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The village’s Healthy Infrastructure Advisory Board and Community Development Department are working to develop vision plans for all village parks. more »»

3 presidential candidates head to events in Albany

April 11, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Road closures and parking restrictions are in effect in parts of downtown Albany as three of the U.S. presidential candidates plan to make appearances in New York’s capital. more »»

School budget under cap

April 9, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — School board members Wednesday night discussed a tentative budget that would keep taxes essentially flat. more »»

Duprey hosts forum on developmentally disabled

April 9, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey hosted a forum Thursday evening focused on supporting the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. more »»

Clinton, Sanders try to move past spat over qualifications

April 9, 2016 WILLIAMSVILLE — Democratic candidates tried to shift attention back to Republicans Friday, but their spat over qualifications continued, with Hillary Clinton calling a hit from Bernie Sanders a... more »»

Sanders to attend Vatican conference before NY primary

April 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he will attend a Vatican City conference on social, economic and environmental issues next week, making the symbolic... more »»

Cruz adds 21 delegates with Colorado sweep

April 9, 2016 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sen. more »»

Stefanik wants to let veterans travel a little less for care

April 8, 2016 WATERTOWN — Health care was a top priority for veterans Thursday as North Country advocates met with Rep. Elise Stefanik. A major concern is making health care accessible through the U.S. more »»

‘There is a lot of anger’

April 7, 2016 (Editor’s note: Talking Politics is an irregular series capturing people’s conversations about the upcoming elections. more »»

Opt-outs remain significant in state tests

April 6, 2016 A significant portion of North County parents did not let their students take the English language arts state exams Tuesday, at least in the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton Board of Cooperative Educational... more »»

New round of state testing begins today

April 5, 2016 LANCASTER — New York’s education commissioner says the state has made major changes to the Common Core English and math assessment tests since last year, when 1 in 5 students refused to take them. more »»

Placid OKs dissolution of village court

April 5, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The village board voted unanimously Monday to abolish its remaining justice position. more »»



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