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New round of state testing begins today

April 5, 2016 LANCASTER — New York’s education commissioner says the state has made major changes to the Common Core English and math assessment tests since last year, when 1 in 5 students refused to take them. more »»

Placid OKs dissolution of village court

April 5, 2016 LAKE PLACID — The village board voted unanimously Monday to abolish its remaining justice position. more »»

NCCC board, Senate begin dialogue

April 5, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single ste. more »»

Tupper school budget should stay within tax cap

April 5, 2016 TUPPER LAKE — The preliminary budget proposed by district Superintendent Seth McGowan and Business Manager Dan Bower should fall within the state-mandated tax cap of 0. more »»

Village board organizes

April 5, 2016 The Saranac Lake Village Board held its annual organizational meeting in the Harrietstown Town Hall auditorium Monday night. more »»

Cuomo, invoking father, signs minimum wage law

April 5, 2016 NEW YORK — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, invoking his late father’s calls for economic justice, signed a law on Monday that will gradually raise New York’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. more »»

Clinton’s frustration grows

April 4, 2016 SYRACUSE — Hillary Clinton snapped at a Greenpeace protester. She linked Bernie Sanders and tea party Republican. more »»

Trump would likely be an unpredictable president

April 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — Deal-maker Donald Trump has lived his life as one long negotiation, going with his gut and winging it when necessary. more »»

Trump and the poorly educated love each other

April 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — It was in Nevada, just about month ago, when Donald Trump proclaimed his affection for the uneducated. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. more »»

New trustee joins Saranac Lake board tonight

April 4, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Rich Shapiro will take the oath of office and join the village Board of Trustees at tonight’s village organizational meeting. Set for 5:30 p.m. more »»

Tag! You’re Donald Trump

April 2, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Kids have been running scared from Donald Trump at Petrova Elementary School lately, and they like it. more »»

Local reps have mixed reactions to state budget

April 2, 2016 Speaking shortly before 6 p.. more »»

NY Assembly joins Senate in boosting state minimum wage

April 2, 2016 ALBANY — The New York Assembly followed the Senate on Friday and passed budget legislation that will gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15, matching the top hourly pay approved by... more »»

NY’s new $156 billion state budget

April 2, 2016 ALBANY — Here’s a look at the most prominent parts of New York state’s new $156 billion state budget, approved by lawmakers on Friday. more »»

Trudeau, ORDA win in budget

April 1, 2016 The state budget deal includes big bucks for Saranac Lake’s Trudeau Institute and the Lake Placid-based state Olympic Regional Development Authorit. more »»

Minimum wage set to rise slower upstate (update)

April 1, 2016 ALBANY — The New York Senate today overwhelmingly passed a budget that includes a measure to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15, matching the top hourly pay approved by California... more »»

Greens challenge Little, Stec

April 1, 2016 The last time Robin Barkenhagen sought public office was more than a decade ago. In 2001, primary election day fell on Sept. 11 as he sought a position on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. more »»

Muslim Saranac Lakers set to speak

April 1, 2016 SARANAC LAKE — Three local residents will lead a discussion Monday on the pillars of the Islamic faith. “Meeting our Muslim Neighbors” is set for 7 p.m. more »»

Budget deal reached; NY set to approve slower minimum wage hike

April 1, 2016 ALBANY — New York is set to join California on the path to a $15 minimum wage under an agreement headed to a vote in the state Legislature that would boost the wages of more than 2 million workers. more »»

Possible deal on NY minimum wage would slow upstate phase-in

March 31, 2016 ALBANY — A compromise on the minimum wage being discussed by New York state lawmakers today contains a $15 wage for New York City within three years and a significantly longer phase-in for upstate. more »»



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