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SARANAC LAKE | New York’s newly launched winter tourism “push” is part of continued investment throughout the North Country; it’s a “push” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he believes is and will pay dividends long term. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Today, in response to New York State’s “Green Light Law”, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their decision to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted-traveler programs for New York State residents. Read more

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ALBANY | A week into the new session, state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aimed at preventing limousine crashes like the one that killed 20 people, including some who had ties to the North Country, in Schoharie County in Oct '18 Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Stefanik is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Bill’s Promise Act, legislation that would direct the GAO to conduct a comprehensive assessment of how individuals on pretrial release are monitored at federal, state, and... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Southern Essex County received a thick slab of state funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 Regional Economic Development Council grants, led by help for ongoing public works projects in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. 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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ELIZABETHTOWN | Gov. Cuomo released his Executive Budget last week, unveiled entirely at the annual State of the State address. His plan, Making Progress Happen, outlined priorities, several of which would affect rural Adirondack Park communities. Read more

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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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NEW YORK STATE | Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Cameras are mounted below Stop-Arms on all Willsboro Central School buses. New law allows use of footage to investigate possible violations. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | New York Supreme Court Judge Robert J. Muller dismissed a lawsuit that charged a snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River violated environmental protection laws. Read more

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LEWIS | A $99,624 Smart Growth grant award for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Essex County will expand Adirondack Harvest online search functions and add staff for a larger marketing outreach in 2020. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Emerging from public discourse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday put a $14 million line-item in the Governor’s Executive Budget to wholly rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge, which was destroyed by fire at Whiteface. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Gov. Cuomo’s office announced Jan. 5 that an additional $9.4 million in state grant money is earmarked for the village’s $24 million sewer plant now under construction — and local officials praised the financial commitment Read more

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NEWCOMB | Many a scenic hill and dale boasts of having finest best view in the Adirondacks, but the town of Newcomb’s claim from Overlook Park is as strong as anyone’s. From this spot, located along Route 28N, the High Peaks of Essex rise Read more

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Peru Pre-K Grant

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PERU | The Peru Central School District has what many would call a good problem to have: the staff is racing to get ready to double the size of its pre-kindergarten program starting Jan. 21. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The federal government has declared 18 North Country counties to be a disaster area eligible for financial aid as the result of damages from the 2019 Halloween Storm, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton, Essex and Franklin County District came to the Clinton County Mental Health and Addiction Amphitheater to criticize the impacts of the Bail and Discovery Reform laws, which will go into effect on New Year’s Day 2020. Read more

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    January 09, 2017- Albany, NY- Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers his 2017 State of the State Address to the people of the Capital District and North Country at University at Albany.