Dr. Howard Zucker

ELIZABETHTOWN | Venturing to the Adirondacks for a desired summer youth camp is a pastime for many locals as well as in other regional areas of New York, namely the metropolitan areas downstate. But concerns arise around camp season this year. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A new map — updated online daily — will help summer swimmers, boaters, hikers and paddlers track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds and rivers around the region. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Where once cloudy, opaque front windows and a series of white walls blocked off Plattsburgh’s only medical marijuana dispensary from pedestrian view, there are now transparent panes of glass and an open floor plan... Read more

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Mauro Grigollo

PLATTSBURGH | Use of electronic cigarettes has been added to New York state’s ban on smoking in public indoor spaces and certain outdoor spaces where smoking is prohibited. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As many as 350,000 children statewide may lose health coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if Congress doesn’t renew funding. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The northeast is the epicenter of what authorities are referring to as a Lyme disease epidemic. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — As the county moves forward with a plan to combine two departments, fault lines have widened between county officials and the citizen-run board tasked with advising the process. Read more

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ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday $67.5 million has been awarded to nine organizations across the state for the development of programs that support the family members who care for New Yorkers living with Alzheimer's. Read more

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