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Minimum wage will soon be $8 an hour in NY

December 27, 2013 ALBANY — New York’s minimum wage will increase to $8 an hour at the end of this year, 75 cents above the federal minimum and the old state rate. more »»

Comptroller: Franklin County short on reimbursement

December 26, 2013 MALONE — A new report from the state comptroller has the Franklin County manager miffed. more »»

NCCC pitches $9M plan for campus

December 24, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College has asked Essex County supervisors and Franklin County legislators to form a joint committee to consider up to a $9 million bond match with the state... more »»

County proposes sheriff’s contract

December 23, 2013 MALONE — Franklin County legislators have agreed to give sheriff’s office employees a raise. more »»

Harrietstown board salutes DeFuria, Murnane

December 21, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Town of Harrietstown officials paid tribute to a pair of outgoing councilmen at their last meeting of the year Thursday. more »»

Cuomo: Ogdensburg, other psych hospitals to stay open

December 20, 2013 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says psychiatric hospitals in northern New York and the Southern Tier that were scheduled to close next year will instead continue treating adults and children. more »»

Tupper Lake's outdoor skating is for sure; site unsure

December 19, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — The village board here will create an ice skating rink one way or another. more »»

Few speak at Lake Flower hotel hearing

December 19, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Surprisingly few people showed up to speak Wednesday night at the first formal public hearing on zoning change for a proposed hotel on the Lake Flower shoreline. more »»

Essex County approves 13% hike in tax levy

December 18, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County supervisors passed a budget Tuesday that will raise the tax levy in 2014 by 13.35 percent over the current year. That means property owners in the county will pay $2. more »»

Tupper Lake fire department may upgrade trucks

December 18, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — The village board is apprehensive about the condition of its fire trucks. more »»

Tupper fire department to expand coverage

December 18, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Volunteer Fire Department will expand its coverage area starting Jan. 1. Following a public hearing on Dec. more »»

Lake Placid village board meeting led via video phone

December 17, 2013 LAKE PLACID — Monday night’s village board meeting was led via video phone. more »»

Village board to change time of admin meetings

December 17, 2013 LAKE PLACID — The village board plans to move the time of its regular administrative meetings in 2014. more »»

Cuomo comes to Saranac Lake to celebrate

December 16, 2013 SARANAC LAKE — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and local elected officials celebrated the North Country’s recent success in the Regional Economic Development Council initiative at a packed DownHill Grill Sund. more »»

Grooming the way

December 13, 2013 TUPPER LAKE — Now that the town has purchased a trail groomer, it needs to make the most of i. more »»

Owens: Budget deal is good start

December 13, 2013 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Owens praised House passage of a bipartisan budget conference agreement that averts another government shutdown, even though he’s not entirely happy with the deal. more »»

Public defender called to active Navy duty

December 13, 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County Public Defender Brandon Boutelle was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Navy. more »»

Monroe steps down as animal control officer

December 13, 2013 LAKE PLACID — Scott Monroe is stepping down as the town of North Elba’s animal control officer, and his assistant will step up and take his place. more »»

Decision expected today on Finch land

December 13, 2013 RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners is expected to vote today on a recommendation by its staff to establish a 23,000-acre wilderness area around the Hudson River Gorg... more »»



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