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College for inmates to remain privately funded

April 1, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — A senior official says Cuomo administration plans to expand college classes for New York’s prison inmates will be privately funded and not financed by taxpayers. more »»

Budget allows crossbow hunting this fall

April 1, 2014 ALBANY (AP) — The new state budget includes an agreement that will give crossbow hunters their own season in New Yor. more »»

Astorino opts his children out of Common Core tests

March 31, 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced Monday morning that his three children will not take part in Common Core testing. more »»

Near-finished budget has much of North Country interest

March 31, 2014 So far, North Country Republican legislators Sen. Betty Little and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey are pleased with a majority of the state budget. more »»

Legislature will vote on budget deal

March 31, 2014 The state Legislature is expected to adopt a nearly $140 billion budget that includes some tax breaks for businesses and homeowners, and a 5 percent increase in school aid. Gov. more »»

Environmental Protection Fund increase expected

March 31, 2014 Conservation groups are glad to see the state’s Environmental Protection Fund increased under a $140 billion budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leader. more »»

Advocates criticize New York public finance proposal

March 31, 2014 ALBANY — Good-government advocates are criticizing Gov. more »»

Essex County Democratic Committee endorses Woolf

March 29, 2014 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Democratic Committee endorsed Aaron Woolf, a candidate for the 21st Congressional District, at its monthly meeting yesterday. more »»

Cuomo to chair education reform conference in Lake Placid

March 28, 2014 LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with other nationwide politicians and guests, plans to head here in May for an education-focused conference. more »»

Green Party primary likely; debate planned

March 28, 2014 A Green Party primary is likely to happen, with candidates Matt Funiciello and Don Hassig both saying they will be on the ballot in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District. more »»

Amell Lane debate continues

March 27, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — The debate on whether the village should pave Amell Lane hasn’t gone awa. more »»

NY leaders discuss education in budget talks

March 26, 2014 ALBANY — New York legislative leaders said Wednesday they were closing in on a deal to fund pre-kindergarten and discussing a delay to Common Core academic standards as they tried to finalize budget... more »»

Report: NY schools are the most racially segregated of any state

March 26, 2014 NEW YORK — New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report... more »»

Village trustee concerned about overtime

March 26, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri said Monday he’s concerned that village workers are racking up too much overtime. more »»

Religious schools rally for donor tax credits

March 26, 2014 Private schools are urging state lawmakers to support a bill they say would help them fund their schools through charitable donation. more »»

Mixed reactions to federal sewer funding cuts

March 26, 2014 Sen. Charles Schumer is speaking out against $430 million worth of cuts in the president’s 2015 budget request for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. more »»

Franklin County to start ethics board

March 26, 2014 MALONE — A renewed ethics policy and a new ethics board are in the works in Franklin County. The county’s last code of ethics was adopted Dec. 31, 1970. more »»

School board to decide on 20-plus job cuts

March 25, 2014 SARANAC LAKE — School district Superintendent Diane Fox presented a budget to the school board on Monday that included cutting more than 20 teaching staff positions for the school district. more »»

Franklin Co. legislators support alternate tax relief proposal

March 25, 2014 MALONE — Most Franklin County legislators agree on an alternative to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tax relief proposa. more »»

Tupper Lake resident questions electric rates

March 25, 2014 TUPPER LAKE — As people deal with major increases in their electric bills, one resident here is asking questions. more »»



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