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ALBANY | “This is going to be a very, very interesting budget cycle.  The $6 billion deficit is a big problem, which is especially concerning because our economy is doing well." says Senator Betty Little in a statement regarding the executive budget. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | America’s West Coast long ago figured out that offices are overrated. Employees are just as productive, or even more so when they work from their home or on the road. The East Coast isn’t quite there yet. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Minutes after he was elected chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Jan. 3, Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas called for investments in the county’s infrastructure and workforce development programs Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV) convened at historic Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake for their annual summer meeting recently. Read more

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There was a time when access to the internet was a luxury and even a novelty. Those days are long gone. Today, fast, reliable and affordable access to the internet is as much a necessity as electricity. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Two Warren County supervisors spent time in Washington, D.C., last week advocating for improved broadband and cell coverage — and boosted funding for ambulance services — in the rural areas of the county. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Legislature has set a special election for April 23. Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Lack of internet connectivity has a huge impact on the lives of area residents, Laurie Arnheiter said this week as she announced an upcoming public broadband informational meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15... Read more

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ATHOL | Researchers from the University at Albany have offered to help upgrade the town of Thurman’s “white space” broadband system as part of a project to devise a high-technology emergency response system. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the state legislature now in session with a new Democratic majority, the North Country delegation touched down in Plattsburgh on Friday to brief local industry leaders on the latest from Albany. Read more

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After five years at The Sun — the past two as managing editor — I’m moving on to new opportunities. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Local residents are beginning to see the fruits of state-funded broadband expansion efforts. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) announced on Jan. 22 that Vermont communities struggling to overcome the decline in the forestry industry will now be able to consider accessing a $7 million taxpayer-funded... Read more

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Last week, Gov. Phil Scott presented his Fiscal Year 2020 budget priorities for Vermont which included an e-cigarette “vaping” tax, clean water funding and ideas for putting more electric vehicles on the roads. Read more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo is going big with this executive budget proposal this year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The North Country’s delegation to the state legislature is primed to get back to work. Read more

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Scores of Frontier subscribers have reached out to the Sun over the past two years to detail concerns over sputtering broadband and phone service. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Willsboro Supervisor Shaun Gillilland has been tapped as the new Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman. Read more

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FRANKLIN FALLS | Frontier Communications subscribers are heartened — but wary — over sweeping changes governing how broadband providers market internet speeds. Read more

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