Politics

Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in Monday night debate

HEMPSTEAD - Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.But ...

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump’s skin

HEMPSTEAD - Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton ...

McKenna: Saranac Lake needs one brand

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondacks' Coolest Place. The Capital of the Adirondacks. The All-America City. The Little City in the Adirondacks.This village has had its share of marketing slogans and catchphrases over the years, and now it needs to get behind a single brand.That's what Regional Office ...

Funiciello picks up big labor endorsement

The Green Party candidate to represent the North Country in U.S. congress, Matt Funiciello, scored a big victory Monday, securing the endorsement of SEIU Local 200, an Upstate New York service employees union that serves more than 15,000 public and private sector workers in the ...

Fact Check: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying.A look at some of ...

Permit pitch finalized for Placid rental regulation

LAKE PLACID - With the continuing boom of vacation rentals in and around this village, the Lake Placid-North Elba Community Development Commission has completed its final proposal to regulate them via a permit system.The CDC's Rental Permit Study Group, made up of representatives from the town ...

Schumer: Wireless emergency alerts must include photos

NEW YORK - As police and federal agents hunted for the man suspected of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey, millions of people received an alert on their cellphones asking for help finding the bombing suspect. But a phrase in the short message, "See media for pic," has put a spotlight ...

Catching up with Aaron Woolf

ELIZABETHTOWN - There are three political campaign signs fixed to the front lawn of the Deer's Head Inn in the heart of this hamlet. But not one is for any of the three primary candidates seeking the U.S. Congressional seat Democrat Aaron Woolf fell short of capturing two years ago.Woolf is the ...

Combine Planning Board, ZBA?

SARANAC LAKE - The village Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board would be combined into a single "Development Board" under a draft village land-use code that's been released for public review.The new unified development code would also expand the downtown, Glenwood and Lake Street zoning ...

Placid board approves stormwater project

LAKE PLACID - The village board passed a resolution Monday to improve the stormwater drainage system that dumps directly into Mirror Lake.The $743,652 project is intended to replace what Trustee Peter Holderied described as "collapsing" stormwater drains on the southeast shore of Mirror Lake, ...

Cuomo’s ex-top aide among those charged in bribery case

NEW YORK - A former top adviser who Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo once likened to a brother was among eight men arrested Thursday in a bribery and fraud case that threatens to tarnish Cuomo's efforts to spur the upstate economy and darken a reputation that until now has been spared from a ...

Medical building OK’d

LAKE PLACID - Work could begin as soon as next month on Adirondack Health's proposed medical fitness center on Old Military Road.The project received final approval Wednesday from the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board, six months after it was first presented."It feels very good to reach ...

Blasting lawsuit settled before court

SARANAC LAKE - An out-of-court settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a retired couple whose house was damaged by flooding, triggered by blasting work for a village water project.Lawyers representing the village's insurance company and a pair of contractors settled the case last week ...

Assembly race debate coming

LAKE PLACID - The two candidates seeking to represent the North Country's Assembly District 114 will debate next month.Green Party candidate Robin Barkenhagen, an art gallery owner in Glens Falls, is the sole challenger to incumbent Republican Dan Stec of Queensbury. Each has spoken about the ...

Agency sets tentative Boreas hearing dates

RAY BROOK - The state Adirondack Park Agency's State Land Committee last week set tentative dates for public hearings on classification of the 20,000-acre Boreas Ponds tract, which the state recently bought from the Nature Conservancy.APA spokesman Keith McKeever stressed that the dates of the ...

Education Dept. proposes Common Core changes

ALBANY (AP) - New York state education officials are proposing changes to the Common Core learning standards used to guide lessons at every grade level in preparation for college or a career.Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released the draft revisions to the math and English language arts standards ...

NY governor’s ex-top aide among 8 charged in bribery case

NEW YORK - A former top adviser who Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, once likened to a brother, was among eight men arrested today in a bribery and fraud case that threatens to tarnish Cuomo's efforts to spur the upstate economy and darken a reputation that until now has been spared from a federal ...

Dealing with the heroin-opioid crisis

The two Franklin County-based candidates for the state Assembly have outlined platforms on the heroin and opioid crisis, a critical issue in the region.Heroin and opioid overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental deaths in New York state.Billy Jones is a Democrat, chairman of the ...

Close to retirement, assemblywoman is as frank as ever

SARANAC LAKE - State Assemblywoman Janet Duprey stopped by the Enterprise office unannounced Thursday and sat down to discuss a wide range of topics, from Donald Trump to people with disabilities.The moderate Republican from Peru said she will probably vote for Hillary Clinton because of ...