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Democrat Billy Jones challenges Duprey for Assembly (update)

March 22, 2016 David “Billy” Jones, chairman of the Franklin County legislature and a former mayor of Chateaugay, announced on Tuesday that he will challenge Janet Duprey to represent the state’s 115th Assembly... more »»

Some want more alumni on PSC board

March 22, 2016 PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College’s Board of Trustees appointed two new trustees at its February meeting, and some in the PSC community were upset that neither is an alumnus. more »»

Senate votes to outlaw leaving young kids in cars alone

March 22, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — New York state would make it illegal to leave a child younger than 8 in a vehicle alone under legislation that has won passage in the state Senate. more »»

Sample ballots for April 19 presidential primary

March 22, 2016 The Franklin County Board of Elections on Monday released these sample ballots for New York’s presidential primary April 19. more »»

Two-week spring break will return

March 18, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — In a split vote Wednesday, school board members approved a return to a two-week spring break for the district’s 2016-17 school calendar. more »»

Tupper Lake village barely OKs fire contract

March 17, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The village Board of Trustees approved a five-year fire protection contract with the town in a split vote at its monthly meeting Wednesda. more »»

Van Cott, Shapiro win Saranac Lake village trustee seats

March 16, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Paul Van Cott will return to his seat on the village Board of Trustees. Rich Shapiro will join him at the board table instead of taking his usual seat in the audience. more »»

Trump, Clinton bolstered

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — With math and momentum on his side after more big wins, Republican front-runner Donald Trump called on GOP leaders today to embrace the public’s “tremendous fervor” for his candidac. more »»

Obama will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, challenging Republicans to drop their adamant refusal to even consider his choice... more »»

Hearing set on Tupper town fire contract

March 16, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The town board has set a public hearing to gauge public opinion on the terms of a five-year fire protection contract with the village. more »»

Tupper’s Pine St. fire station appraised at $121,000

March 16, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The town-owned former fire station at 54 Pine St. was recently appraised at $121,000 by Advanced Appraisals of Saratoga Springs. more »»

Assembly approves limits on outside pay, LLC donations

March 16, 2016 ALBANY — New York's Assembly voted Tuesday to limit legislators' outside income to about $70,000 annually and to treat limited liability companies like other businesses that can give a candidate... more »»

Activists demand action against chemical in water

March 16, 2016 ALBANY — Prized for its ability to make things super-slick, it was used for decades in the manufacture of Teflon pans, Gore-Tex jackets, ski wax, carpets and the linings of pizza boxes and microwav... more »»

Can Democrats hold village board?

March 15, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Democrats have had a strong showing in the last two village elections, keeping control of the village Board of Trustees for the past four years. more »»

NCCC board, Senate will meet

March 15, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A North Country Community College faculty member again called for college President Steve Tyrell to be fired, this time to his fac. more »»

Budget priorities: paid leave, tax cut, drug help

March 15, 2016 ALBANY — Negotiations over New York’s next state budget heated up Monday as the state Assembly and Senate endorsed competing spending plans that differ when it comes to taxes, education spending an... more »»

Board discusses spring break calendar

March 14, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — School board members discussed public comments they received on the placement of the district’s 10 “spring break” vacation days in the 2016-17 school calendar on Wednesda. more »»

Colton town board backs state rail-trail plan

March 14, 2016 COLTON — The Colton town board resolved last week to support a controversial state rail-trail plan and asked that it be started soon. more »»

Three Adirondack campgrounds will get makeovers

March 14, 2016 ALBANY (AP) — Three state campgrounds in the Adirondacks are getting a makeover. more »»



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