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March 17, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Monday afternoon’s vote to approve a zoning change for the proposed Lake Flower Spa and Resort was a major milestone for the project. more »»

Essex County debates changing occupancy tax

March 17, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Supervisors discussed amending the occupancy tax law to include vacation rentals on Monday, but no consensus or vote was reached. more »»

Saranac Lake board approves Lake Flower hotel rezoning

March 16, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — In one of its most closely watched votes in recent memory, the village Board of Trustees approved a zoning change for a controversial Lake Flower hotel Monday afternoon. more »»

Law firm backs up Lake Flower PUDD

March 14, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A law firm hired by the village says the zoning change it’s considering for the proposed Lake Flower Spa and Resort appears to be on solid legal ground. more »»

Should Essex County tax vacation rentals?

March 12, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Debate over whether Essex County should charge occupancy tax to vacation rentals is beginning to heat up. more »»

Cuomo: I won’t ‘sacrifice’ ethics reforms in state budget

March 12, 2015 ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that government ethics reforms must stay in the state budget he is negotiating with legislative leader. more »»

Public school advocates rally at N.Y. state Capitol

March 12, 2015 ALBANY — Hundreds of public school students and parents rallied Wednesday at the New York state Capitol to urge lawmakers to boost school funding and reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education reforms. more »»

Petition hopes to save 2-week spring break

March 11, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — A group of parents and community members are petitioning to stop the Saranac Lake Board of Education from splitting up spring break next year. more »»

Paul joins Democrats in bid to boost medical marijuana

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Two Democratic senators and a possible Republican presidential candidate joined forces Tuesday to push a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in 23 states where it’... more »»

From Lake Colby to Lake Flower?

March 10, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Few people spoke Monday at a public comment session on moving the village beach from Lake Colby back to Lake Flower, but plenty more weighed in online and via email. more »»

Marina project nears approval

March 10, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — After more than a year-and-a-half of review, the Harrietstown Planning Board is set to approve the expansion of the only commercial marina on Lower Saranac Lake. more »»

Village board to vote on hotel PUDD Monday

March 10, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village Board of Trustees has called a special meeting next week and is finally expected to vote on a zoning change for a controversial Lake Flower shoreline hotel. more »»

Assembly votes no to limiting leadership terms

March 10, 2015 The state Assembly on Monday rejected 13 rule changes proposed by the chamber’s Republican minority, including one that would have limited leadership terms to eight years. more »»

MacNeill will run for county DA

March 10, 2015 MALONE — In an expected move, acting Franklin County District Attorney Glenn MacNeill officially announced Sunday he will run for district attorney. MacNeill is a Democrat who resides in Malon. more »»

Essex County contemplates lawsuit

March 10, 2015 County officials say a building that houses radio equipment on top of Little Whiteface in Wilmington was not built up to the standards they required in a contract, and because of that they are... more »»

Lt. Gov. Hochul injured skiing at Whiteface

March 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was hospitalized this Sunday after falling during a ski trip at Whiteface Mountain. more »»

Assembly votes no to limiting leadership terms

March 9, 2015 The state Assembly today rejected a rule change that would have limited its leadership terms to eight years. more »»

Gov. Cuomo open to discussing Olympic bid

March 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that he was open to meeting with North Country leaders to discuss a statewide Olympic bid. more »»

Governor and state leaders visit to boost tourism

March 9, 2015 LAKE PLACID — State legislators and other state officials invaded the northern Adirondacks Sunday for the Adirondack Winter Challenge. The event, hosted by Gov. more »»

Franklin County board considers legalizing sparklers

March 9, 2015 MALONE — The Franklin County Board of Legislators is considering amending its fireworks law to allow for certain, lesser pyrotechnics to be excluded from the dangerous fireworks definition. more »»



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