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NCCC offers EMT, wastewater management training this fall

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College will provide training this fall for two in-demand career opportunities in the region. The college is again offering New York State Emergency Medical Technician classes as part of an effort to address a shortage of emergency medical service ...

SLPD creates two new positions to stave off cutting hours

SARANAC LAKE — The village board recently created two new positions in its police department, a move Mayor Jimmy Williams says was necessary to keep the department from cutting its night shift as it works through a period of low staffing. Last week, the village board approved the creation ...

Keene considers $5.3M for water upgrades

KEENE — The Keene Town Council has scheduled two public hearings to discuss bonding more than $5 million for mandatory upgrades to both of its water districts. The town council wants to buy a $5 million bond for water district two — roughly, the hamlet of Keene Valley — and a $300,000 ...

NY-21 Democrats release first video ads ahead of Aug. 23 primary

The first locally focused television ads in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District have hit the airwaves. Released by Matt Castelli and Matthew Putorti, the two Democrats running for their party’s line against Rep. Elise Stefanik, the two 30-second ads from each candidate ...

Stefanik: Trump ‘more likely than ever’ to seek White House

COBLESKILL — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said Sunday she expects former President Donald Trump and Republicans generally will derive political benefits from the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at Trump’s Florida residence. When asked by CNHI if she was concerned the FBI ...