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We at North Country Community College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY), share in the excitement and support for Governor Cuomo’s proposed expansion of the Excelsior Scholarship Read more

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NORTH CREEK | Following a disagreement on paying owed taxes to Warren County, the owners of the North Creek’s Copperfield Inn sold the lodging and food establishment. The money from the sale is going towards paying off the debt owed to the county. Read more

The Sun

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QUEENSBURY | Predicting crushing tax increases in Lake George required to pay for the village’s new $24 million wastewater treatment plant, Lake George Mayor Robert Blais asked Warren County leaders for $100,000 annual contributions. Read more

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America 22 trillion dollars in debt. Read more

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The last time I touched on the national debt, we were only a mere $18.4 trillion in the hole. Last week, we passed $22 trillion. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As the holiday season ramps into high gear, authorities are urging consumers to be wary of gift card scams. Read more

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Regarding our increase in our national debt: Read more

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Over the next few weeks while I’m on vacation, I plan to use some old columns that I hope provide some perspective on where we find ourselves today. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | The $22 million wastewater treatment plant planned for Lake George could raise municipal taxes by about 50 percent for the next 30 years... Read more

The Sun

This space recently shared a local man’s smug, self-congratulatory paean to conservativism. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Tuition rates at Clinton Community College (CCC) are projected to increase again as the state’s share of expenses continues to lag and the school faces its lowest enrollment in recent memory. Read more

The Sun

Ed Pontacoloni, your guest viewpoint does not add up! Read more

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RUTLAND | Rutland, Vermont, has the fewest violent crimes per 1,000 residents  (0.50), which is 40.9 times fewer than in Detroit, the city with the most at 20.47, according to a new survey by the personal-finance website WalletHub.com. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The sixth merger committee meeting between two local school districts reviewed financial conditions and tax rates of Westport Central and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools. Read more

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WHALLONSBURG | A gulf has emerged between Rep. Elise Stefanik and the young farmers revitalizing farms across the Champlain Valley, including in her adopted hometown of Willsboro. Read more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t mincing words when it comes to the tax reform bill that cleared the U.S. Senate last week, calling it “trickle-down on steroids” and “a fraud” perpetrated on the American public. Read more

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Congress has done it once more, and the present administration has joined in! Read more

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Congress has taken it upon itself to produce for us the most profound tax reform in more than a generation. I wish them well, but I have my concerns. Read more

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