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Health care — why it matters as election issue

August 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — THE ISSUE: About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. more »»

Donation breakdown in Congress race

August 9, 2016 First-term U.S. Rep Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, has a clear advantage in fundraising over her challengers: Democrat Mike Derrick of Peru and Glens Falls-based Matt Funiciello of the Green Party. more »»

Funiciello chides Dems at Green national convention

August 8, 2016 After he said he voted for President Bill Clinton in 1992 with his “nose held,” and after he rattled off a list of nine things that horrified him about Clinton’s presidency, North Country... more »»

Gillibrand: Stefanik ‘being misled’ on military sexual assault

August 8, 2016 GLENS FALLS — The voice of survivors should take precedence over the voice of military leaders in the debate over transferring prosecution of military sexual assault cases from military commanders... more »»

NCCC Start-up plan still not OK’d

August 6, 2016 ALBANY — New York regulators have approved health insurance rates for 2017, hiking premiums about 8 percent for small group plans and almost 17 percent for individual plans. more »»

Tough NCCC budget close

August 4, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Essex County supervisors signed off Monday on a North Country Community College budget that raises tuition and slashes spendin. more »»

New York announces broadband expansion

August 4, 2016 POTSDAM — Gov. Andrew Cuomo came here Wednesday to announce a program to expand high-speed internet access to 134,000 homes and businesses in the North Countr. more »»

Lawmakers slam Cuomo’s economic development plans

August 4, 2016 ALBANY — New York lawmakers sharply criticized Gov. more »»

H’town wins appeal over flood repair

August 2, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — More than five years after the Saranac River surged over its banks and damaged a retaining wall behind the Harrietstown Town Hall, the town will get paid for the full amount of its... more »»

Placid board wants to expand code enforcement

August 2, 2016 LAKE PLACID — Several members of this village’s board expressed interest Monday in expanding enforcement of building codes throughout Lake Placid with the addition of a second “deputy” code... more »»

Trump backs out of Plattsburgh rally

August 2, 2016 PLATTSBURGH — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump canceled a return trip to Plattsburgh late Monday night after signing a contract earlier in the day to return to the Crete Civic Center... more »»

Schumer visit today

August 2, 2016 LAKE PLACID — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will use this two-time Winter Olympic host village as a backdrop today as he urges his fellow members of Congress to stop a tax on Olympic medals. more »»

Fund for crime victims helps cover ongoing medical bills

August 2, 2016 ALBANY — New York paid $20 million last year to crime victims to help cover medical bills, counseling, damaged property and other out-of-pocket expenses, including those of a man who was paralyzed... more »»

Paid family leave benefits rising in some sectors, regions

August 2, 2016 NEW YORK — The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States’ status as the only industrialized... more »»

Schumer will visit Lake Placid Tuesday

August 1, 2016 LAKE PLACID — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer will use this two-time Winter Olympic host village as a backdrop Tuesday as he urges his fellow members of Congress to stop a tax on Olympic medals. more »»

Don Dew challenges Maroun for legislature

July 29, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — A veteran Franklin County legislator may field a challenge from an independent candidate during this November’s election. Former Republican Don Dew Jr. more »»

Saranac Laker sketches Dem convention

July 29, 2016 A week after tailing the New York delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, it was the Democrats’ turn inside the sketchbook of Saranac Lake political cartoonist Mark Wilson. more »»

Former Dew Drop Inn to change name

July 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — The former Dew Drop Inn will have a new name, and its iconic neon sign will no longer hang over Broadway when it reopens as a new restaurant and bar. more »»

Green: Not a spoiler

July 28, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Green Party congressional candidate Matt Funiciello took his message and his bread to BluSeed Studios Wednesday night. more »»

Sanders delegate has mixed feelings

July 27, 2016 Before the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday, Saranac Laker Sue Abbott-Jones, along with other New York delegates pledged to Bernie Sanders, agreed to watch th... more »»



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