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Facing bribery charges

January 23, 2015 NEW YORK — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York’s most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of... more »»

Silver's arrest prompts calls for ethics overhaul

January 23, 2015 ALBANY — There was the assemblyman who took a bribe from a carnival promoter. The former Senate leader accused of using envelopes stuffed with cash to grease his bid for New York City mayor. more »»

North Country lawmakers call on Silver to resign

January 23, 2015 The three state lawmakers who represent northeastern New York are calling on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign after he was charged with corruption and bribery. more »»

Local educators dislike teacher evaluation plan

January 23, 2015 Local teacher union reps are not happy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for tougher teacher evaluations, tied more than before to test scores. more »»

Local investments in Cuomo’s budget

January 23, 2015 The Adirondack impact of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget, before the Legislature changes it, would include funding bumps for state agencies that are prominent in the Park. more »»

Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul tours Olympic venues

January 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure in the Adirondacks? Lt. Gov. more »»

Lake Placid attorney to run for Essex County judge

January 23, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Attorney Brian Barrett wants to be Essex County’s new court judge. Barrett announced this week that he will run on Democratic Party line against incumbent Judge Richard Meye. more »»

Assembly speaker’s arrest throws Legislature into turmoil

January 23, 2015 ALBANY — Top Democratic lawmakers in New York stood by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday after the arrest of the longtime leader threw the Legislature into turmoil. more »»

Assembly speaker arrested on bribery charges (update)

January 22, 2015 NEW YORK — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested today on charges he used his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to collect millions of dollars in bribes and... more »»

North Country lawmakers call on Silver to resign

January 22, 2015 The three state lawmakers who represent northeastern New York called on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign after he was charged with corruption and bribery today. more »»

Cuomo pushes big changes

January 22, 2015 ALBANY — Democratic Gov. more »»

Hochul back in Lake Placid today

January 22, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul likes it here and is coming back today, visiting the Olympic venues and touring Main Street. more »»

Tupper village board approves 2015 fire contract with town

January 22, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — On Tuesday the village Board of Trustees approved a one-year fire protection agreement with the town, possibly for the last time. more »»

Cuomo proposes $1.1B increase in education funding

January 22, 2015 BUFFALO — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday proposed spending $. more »»

Protesters arrested at entrance to Cuomo speech

January 22, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — State troopers have arrested 22 protesters who sat and linked arms at the entrance to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s annual budget address at Empire State Plaza in Albany. more »»

Budget includes $172 million for environmental fund

January 22, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $141.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes $172 million for the Environmental Protection Fund, a $10 million increase over last yea. more »»

Lake Placid cuts a judge job

January 21, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The village Board of Trustees voted to abolish one of its two village judge positions Tuesday, setting the village on a path to dissolving its court system in two year. more »»

Oil found under town hall

January 20, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Harrietstown Code Enforcement Officer Ed Randig said he could smell it when crews brought him into the town hall boiler room. “It was a pungent odor,” he said. more »»

Carthage twins to attend State of the Union as Stefanik’s guests

January 20, 2015 WATERTOWN — Two Carthage Central High School students will be attending President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C. today. Rep. Elise M. more »»

Cuomo: Increase wages, cut small biz taxes, aid students

January 19, 2015 NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday focused on economic issues as he rolled out his 2015 agenda, including a call for the state’s minimum wage to increase to $10. more »»

 
 
 

 

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