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Town to hold public meeting on microenterprise grant

July 8, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — The town council will hold a hearing Thursday to gauge public opinion on applying for a $200,000 Microenterprise Program grant from the state. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. more »»

Stefanik touts ‘mobile district office’

July 7, 2015 GLENS FALLS — Staff members for U.S. Re. more »»

The forgotten founder?

July 4, 2015 KATONAH — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. more »»

Silver balks at reporting income, cites federal probe

July 4, 2015 ALBANY — Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is declining to report his outside income on a state disclosure form, citing federal charges that he collected nearly $4 million in kickbacks. more »»

DEC chief Martens resigns

July 2, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he’ll step down this month. more »»

Heeding pope, Iowa Catholic leaders plan to pressure presidential candidates

July 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa — Roman Catholic leaders in the early voting state of Iowa will call Thursday on candidates for president to follow the teachings of Pope Francis and focus as much on the... more »»

Ex-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race

July 2, 2015 WHITE PLAINS — Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election. more »»

DEC Commissioner Martens resigns

July 1, 2015 ALBANY — A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down this month. more »»

Derrick is in; Woolf is out for 2016 Congress race

July 1, 2015 Democrat Mike Derrick announced this morning that he plans to run for Congress in 2016. Meanwhile, Democrat Aaron Woolf announced Tuesday he will not make a repeat run. more »»

Tupper Planning Board issues permit for clothing bin

July 1, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Members of the public packed the town hall June 24 to tell the Planning Board their opinions on a controversial clothing donation bin nearly all the attendees supported. more »»

Lake Placid’s village budget cuts taxes slightly

July 1, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees adopted a $5.7 million budget Monday that will cut taxes slightly. more »»

Judge blocks attempt to keep trains from crossing Lake Colby

June 30, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A judge has rejected an attempt by the Lake Colby Association to prevent trains from crossing what the group says is an unsafe railroad causeway through the lake. more »»

Police-Fire Building expected to remain on budget

June 30, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — There is money left to finish this community’s emergency services building, but some of it may need to be shuffled from one line item to another. more »»

Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

June 27, 2015 WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed... more »»

Celebrations begin in the Big Apple

June 27, 2015 NEW YORK — From pop-up parties to weddings, New Yorkers celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. more »»

Gay couples wed as conservatives resist

June 27, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Benjamin Moore and Tadd Roberts wore matching tuxedos to the county clerk’s office in Louisville to get married Friday, and the mayor greeted them with a bottle of champagne. more »»

Tipping the scales?

June 27, 2015 LAKE PLACID — At the end of the year, minimum wage rates will rise again in New York, and many people are calling for them to be raised furthe. more »»

Stefanik votes to let plants avoid clean air regs

June 26, 2015 U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted for a bill Wednesday to postpone states’ compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. more »»

Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and ga... more »»

N.Y. legislators approve rent controls, tax rebate

June 26, 2015 ALBANY — New York lawmakers approved legislation Thursday night to continue rent controls in New York City and a statewide property tax cap while providing rebates to homeowners over four years. more »»



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