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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed an executive order granting parolees the right to vote in New York. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Lawmakers passed a $168.3 billion state budget early Saturday. The spending plan closes a $4.4 billion shortfall amid risks to federal aid and includes a $1 billion increase in state education aid. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh was recently awarded $1 million in state grants to help fund the demolition of seven aging structures along the shore of the Saranac River. Mayor Colin Read hopes the project will open up the land for future... more

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ALBANY | Stakeholders are making a final push for reform of a state program to give private forest owners tax breaks and other incentives to broaden sustainable forestry practices in the Adirondacks. more

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ALBANY | A controversial executive budget proposal that would change how state-owned land is taxed in the Adirondack Park has been stripped from the state Assembly and Senate one-house budget bills released last week. more

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Town Board has voted unanimously to oppose a plan contained within the executive budget proposal to change how the state pays municipal property taxes on its vast land holdings. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Kids can be anything they want to be when they grow up. more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the price of milk declining across the country, it’s getting difficult to make a living. more

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PLATTSBURGH | United Way of the Adirondack Region, a nonprofit that serves residents of the tri-county area, successfully raised $725,272. more

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PLATTSBURGH — The state legislature passed a bill on Tuesday that will open the door for local non-profits to use $7 million in state grant funding to help Underwood Estates residents rebuild their flood-damaged homes. more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the state nearing the home stretch on its universal broadband project, state Sen. Betty Little and Assemblymen Billy Jones and Dan Stec are pivoting to ensure better cell phone reception for local visitors and residents. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked state lawmakers to authorize funding for a study that will explore the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York state. more

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WILMINGTON | The state announced $103 million in funding to provide broadband for the North Country last week. more

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PLATTSBURGH | As many as 51 families of the Underwood Estates Mobile Home Park in Plattsburgh remain without a home following major flooding last month. more

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PLATTSBURGH | State Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) has authored a bill that would increase required reporting of suspected domestic violence cases to local social services agencies. more

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Opiates continue to have the country in a chokehold. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Hundreds packed Trinity Park in Plattsburgh last Saturday to rally against the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress. more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a budget he said is the most challenging since 2011. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman D. Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) has introduced legislation that would allow businesses to claim a tax credit for hiring recovering addicts from state-certified rehab facilities. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Forestry associations, environmental groups and state lawmakers are asking the governor to prioritize reform of a program designed to preserve timberlands by giving private forest owners tax breaks and other incentives. more

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In honor of September being National Recovery Awareness Month, I recently spent a day meeting with people and organizations dedicated to helping those affected by the opioid crisis. more

Guest Columnists

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As a legislator, I make it a point to stay accessible and available to my constituents. more

Guest Columnists

This year, I was proud to stand with my colleagues in ensuring that ride-sharing companies have the ability to operate statewide. more

Letters to the Editor

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Direct care workers do so much for our communities. more

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