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Cuomo to empanel board to address minimum wage

May 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to get a minimum wage hike for fast-food workers that doesn’t require legislative approval. more »»

GOP endorses Dumas for Franklin County DA

May 8, 2015 MALONE — The Franklin County Republican Committee endorsed Peter Dumas’ campaign for district attorney on Tuesday. The county committee will now provide direct support to his campaign. more »»

Little no longer backs Skelos to lead Senate

May 7, 2015 On Monday, state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was arrested on federal corruption charges. On Tuesday, Sen. Betty Little was sticking with him to be majority leader. more »»

Local Assembly members differ on ousting Skelos

May 7, 2015 Assemblyman Dan Stec, a Republican from Queensbury, and Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, a Republican from Peru, have different views on how Republicans should handle the corruption charges laid against... more »»

Franklin County bed tax passes Assembly

May 7, 2015 Franklin County is one step closer to instituting a long-discussed bed tax to be used for tourism marketin. more »»

Dems fail to oust Senate’s GOP leader after arrest

May 7, 2015 ALBANY — The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption... more »»

Paul Smith’s among private colleges backing sex consent reform

May 7, 2015 SYRACUSE (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 11 private colleges and universities are backing his proposal to require uniform protocols to prevent and respond to sex assaults on campuse. more »»

Cuomo tries to raise minimum wage, bypass lawmakers

May 7, 2015 ALBANY (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to get a minimum wage hike that doesn’t require legislative approval. more »»

Senate Democrats fail to oust Skelos (update)

May 6, 2015 ALBANY — The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption... more »»

Is being ethical that hard?

May 6, 2015 Considering the number of New York lawmakers brought down by corruption scandals, one might think the state Capitol is riddled with temptation and that a legislator who wants to play it straight mus... more »»

Harrietstown advances airport projects

May 6, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The town of Harrietstown is moving forward with a string of construction projects at the town-run Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. more »»

Lake Placid school budget would add faculty, tighten elsewhere

May 6, 2015 WILMINGTON — The public was quiet at the first of two budget hearings Lake Placid Central School District held Tuesday night at Wilmington’s Community Center. more »»

Senate in disarray amid new arrest

May 5, 2015 ALBANY — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America’s most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state’s Senate while complicating... more »»

Essex County chairman steps down to take governor’s appointment

May 5, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Randy Douglas will step down as Essex County Board of Supervisors chairman next week, after accepting an appointment from Gov. more »»

Congresswoman collaborating in House

May 5, 2015 (Editor’s note: Four daily newspapers in the North Country — the Enterprise, Post-Star of Glens Falls, Watertown Daily Times and Plattsburgh Press-Republican — are collaborating to better cover New... more »»

Depot future open

May 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The village is ending its lease of Union Depot, and the question of who should take over management of the historic building, and how it should be used, could open new ground in the... more »»

NY Senate leader surrenders to face corruption charges (3rd update)

May 4, 2015 NEW YORK — The leader of the New York Senate surrendered Monday to face charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a... more »»

Essex County chair resigns to join Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board

May 4, 2015 ELIZABETHTOWN — Randy Douglas will step down as Essex County Board of Supervisors chairman next week, after accepting an appointment from Gov. more »»

Councilman questions French signage

May 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Should this village push a “Hola, Adirondacks” program in addition to its “Bonjour, Adirondacks” bilingual signage initiative? That’s a question Harrietstown Councilman Ed Goetz... more »»

 
 

 

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