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Trustees debate advertising village

June 1, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Should the village use taxpayer money to advertise and promote the community at annual events? The village Board of Trustees wrestled with that issue twice in the past month. more »»

Tug of war over Olympic Oval

May 30, 2015 LAKE PLACID — A school district policy has caused a stir because more organizations may be charged a fee to use the Olympic Speed Skating Oval, which the school co-owns with the town of North Elba. more »»

New bills, votes and a possible opponent

May 30, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — May was perhaps Rep. more »»

Town of Jay to appoint new supervisor

May 30, 2015 JAY — The town of Jay will hold a special board meeting Tuesday to appoint a replacement for longtime Supervisor Randy Douglas, who is resigning in order to accept a state job. more »»

Cuomo: de Blasio bill too easy on developers

May 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for renewing a real estate tax break would let developers get away with underpaying construction workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday. more »»

Skelos, son indicted for corruption

May 29, 2015 NEW YORK — The former leader of the New York Senate and his son were indicted Thursday on conspiracy and extortion charges as prosecutors boosted the amount of money from $200,000 to $300,000 that... more »»

Cuomo tours state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

May 29, 2015 COXSACKIE — New York Gov. more »»

Pataki will run for president

May 28, 2015 CONCORD, N.H. — Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president. more »»

Lake Placid mayor hopes to keep taxes flat

May 28, 2015 LAKE PLACID — If Mayor Craig Randall gets his way, the tax rate for village property owners would stay relatively flat next year, but the sewer rate is expected to increase. more »»

N.Y. Assembly votes for universal health coverage

May 28, 2015 ALBANY — The New York Assembly voted 89-47 on Wednesday for legislation to establish publicly funded universal health coverage in a so-called single payer system. All New Yorkers could enroll. more »»

State’s chief judge calls for fixed prison terms

May 28, 2015 ALBANY — New York’s chief judge called Wednesday for state judges to be allowed to set fixed prison terms rather than handing convicts a range of time they might serve. more »»

N.Y. steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

May 28, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — New York regulators are stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors as part of efforts to reduce health and... more »»

Keene supervisor to take over as county chairman

May 27, 2015 The Essex County Board of Supervisors selected Keene town Supervisor Bill Ferebee as chairman. Ferebee did not make a big speech when the decisoon was made Tuesday at the Old County Courthouse. more »»

N.Y. attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill

May 27, 2015 ALBANY — New York’s attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany, which he said lawmakers need to enact during a year when their... more »»

Florida schools chief to lead N.Y. Education Department

May 27, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner. more »»

Senate: Outlaw school employees’ sex with students

May 23, 2015 ALBANY — The state Senate approved a bill that would outlaw sexual conduct between students and school employees in most circumstances, sending the legislation to the Assembly for a vote. more »»

Cuomo’s office ends email auto-delete policy

May 23, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration on Friday ended its practice of automatically deleting emails after 90 days following criticism that it was an affront to open governmen. more »»

State pension fund cranking

May 23, 2015 ALBANY — The New York pension fund for state and local government workers has risen to a record $183.5 billion following an investment return of 7. more »»

Senate clears trade bill, Patriot Act

May 23, 2015 WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a... more »»

Food pantry may close

May 22, 2015 GABRIELS — Barb Marshall isn’t sure the St. Paul’s-Assumption Food Pantry will make it to the end of the yea. more »»



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