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Pete DeMola

Bad week for law enforcement leads to local reflection

The National Sheriff’s Association encouraged the public to offer tokens of appreciation for law enforcement on Friday more »

Feb 12, 2016 3:59 PM , The Sun

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Pete DeMola

Minimum wage hike sparks widespread tipping debate

At least one upstate business, Davidson Brothers Brewery, has instituted sweeping changes in their tipping policy more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:48 PM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

Bowling benefit to boost Paine Memorial Free Library

WILLSBORO — Bowling and books aren’t usually lumped together. more »

Feb 11, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun

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Minimum wage hike taking bite out of Plattsburgh restaurant biz

Local restaurant owners say pay bump could force them to raise prices and lay off workers more »

Feb 10, 2016 2:18 PM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

For local businesses, holiday presents glow in dead of winter

ELIZABETHTOWN — While Cupid’s arrow is said to fill targets with uncontrollable desire, for local businesses, his quiver is also packed with economic vitality. more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

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Frontier Town again? Here’s an idea ...

Here we go again. Frontier Town is back on lawmaker lips. more »

Feb 10, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

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Essex County Sheriff's deputy wins statewide award

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Major Thomas Murphy has been named Correction Officer of the Year by the New York State Sheriff’s Association. more »

Feb 9, 2016 5:15 PM The Sun

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Minimum wage proposal opens North Country faultlines with Albany

State delegation, business groups say proposed increase will “break the back” of small business more »

Feb 9, 2016 4:01 PM The Sun

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Website, newsletter to increase transparency in Essex

ESSEX — A cloud has opened up and a big beam of sunlight has splashed the town hall here in a brilliant glow. more »

Feb 9, 2016 1:40 PM The Sun

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New events on deck for winter bash

SARANAC LAKE — Posters adorn storefront windows, the palace has taken shape, buttons have become an essential part of the winter wardrobe and the village bustles with a sense of purposeful determination: more »

Feb 4, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun

Concert series aims to expand horizons

ELIZABETHTOWN — “Music is love,” says Piano By Nature’s Rose Chancler more »

Feb 4, 2016 6:00 AM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

Municipal salt use down with mild winter

CHESTERFIELD — As the tourism industry cautiously rejoices over the sustained snowpack, municipalities are finding the unpredictable winter is presenting its own set of unique challenges. more »

Feb 3, 2016 7:00 AM The Sun

New York: Welcome to the state of authoritarianism

Just weeks into the new year, 2016 is already looking more like 1984. New government regulations to monitor discussions between reporters and publicists are now in place. more »

Feb 3, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials 1 Comments

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Frontier Town buildings to be razed

NORTH HUDSON – The elements have retaken Frontier Town. Since its closure in 1998, the former wild west theme park has moldered into the natural landscape. more »

Feb 2, 2016 11:30 AM The Sun 6 Comments

Upstate coffee biz lands Super Bowl slot

Death Wish Coffee, based in Saratoga County, wins national competition for free commercial more »

Jan 29, 2016 1:14 PM The Sun

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Hot shot

COLCHESTER, Vt — Chazy native Amanda Kempainen earns top scorer status at Saint Michael’s more »

Jan 28, 2016 6:00 AM Sports

Small community, big hearts

UPPER JAY — Folks across the region have kicked their famous support system into overtime to support a local teen who is recovering from major surgery. more »

Jan 27, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

A tiny town with not-so-tiny problems

There is no shortage of authors whose work serves as a metaphor for local government, be they William Shakespeare, Mark Twain or Stephen King. more »

Jan 27, 2016 6:00 AM Editorials

Bad week for law enforcement leads to local reflection

The National Sheriff’s Association encouraged the public to offer tokens of appreciation for law enforcement on Friday more »

Feb 12, 2016 3:59 PM , The Sun

VN_MinWage_Tipping_2-13.jpg

Pete DeMola

Minimum wage hike sparks widespread tipping debate

At least one upstate business, Davidson Brothers Brewery, has instituted sweeping changes in their tipping policy more »

Feb 11, 2016 5:48 PM The Sun

VN_WillsboroLibrary_2-13.jpg

Photo by Pete DeMola

Bowling benefit to boost Paine Memorial Free Library

WILLSBORO — Bowling and books aren’t usually lumped together. more »

Feb 11, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun

DowntownPlattsburgh.jpg

Photo by Pete DeMola

Minimum wage hike taking bite out of Plattsburgh restaurant biz

Local restaurant owners say pay bump could force them to raise prices and lay off workers more »

Feb 10, 2016 2:18 PM The Sun

VN_Valentine_2-13.jpg

Photo by Pete DeMola

For local businesses, holiday presents glow in dead of winter

ELIZABETHTOWN — While Cupid’s arrow is said to fill targets with uncontrollable desire, for local businesses, his quiver is also packed with economic vitality. more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

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Essex County Sheriff's deputy wins statewide award

Essex County Sheriff’s Department Major Thomas Murphy has been named Correction Officer of the Year by the New York State Sheriff’s Association. more »

Feb 9, 2016 5:15 PM The Sun

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Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor

Minimum wage proposal opens North Country faultlines with Albany

State delegation, business groups say proposed increase will “break the back” of small business more »

Feb 9, 2016 4:01 PM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

Website, newsletter to increase transparency in Essex

ESSEX — A cloud has opened up and a big beam of sunlight has splashed the town hall here in a brilliant glow. more »

Feb 9, 2016 1:40 PM The Sun

wintercarnival_CREDITTeahDo.jpg

Photo by Teah Dowling

New events on deck for winter bash

SARANAC LAKE — Posters adorn storefront windows, the palace has taken shape, buttons have become an essential part of the winter wardrobe and the village bustles with a sense of purposeful determination: more »

Feb 4, 2016 9:00 AM The Sun

Concert series aims to expand horizons

ELIZABETHTOWN — “Music is love,” says Piano By Nature’s Rose Chancler more »

Feb 4, 2016 6:00 AM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

Municipal salt use down with mild winter

CHESTERFIELD — As the tourism industry cautiously rejoices over the sustained snowpack, municipalities are finding the unpredictable winter is presenting its own set of unique challenges. more »

Feb 3, 2016 7:00 AM The Sun

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Photo by Pete DeMola

Frontier Town buildings to be razed

NORTH HUDSON – The elements have retaken Frontier Town. Since its closure in 1998, the former wild west theme park has moldered into the natural landscape. more »

Feb 2, 2016 11:30 AM The Sun 6 Comments

Upstate coffee biz lands Super Bowl slot

Death Wish Coffee, based in Saratoga County, wins national competition for free commercial more »

Jan 29, 2016 1:14 PM The Sun

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Photo by Alyssa Noble

Hot shot

COLCHESTER, Vt — Chazy native Amanda Kempainen earns top scorer status at Saint Michael’s more »

Jan 28, 2016 6:00 AM Sports

Small community, big hearts

UPPER JAY — Folks across the region have kicked their famous support system into overtime to support a local teen who is recovering from major surgery. more »

Jan 27, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

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Stefanik formally announces re-election campaign

GLENS FALLS — She’s in. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY21-Willsboro) formally announced her campaign for re-election last week. more »

Jan 26, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

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County prepares for battle over Medicaid funds

ELIZABETHTOWN — Two years after Essex County sold their nursing home, friction continues to crackle with the new owners. more »

Jan 26, 2016 6:00 AM The Sun

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