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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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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The State of New York officially raised the age of tobacco purchasing from 18 to 21 on Nov. 13. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill in July, 120 days before the new law took effect. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | A decade ago, Muhammad “Mo” Ahmad was a businessman splitting his time between New York City and northern New Jersey when a friend told him about a business opportunity, a Sunoco station, in a place called Schroon Lake. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Hiking a trail or paddling a pond on a weekday in September, everything Adirondack seems well and good, joyful even, just as it has for generations of outdoor enthusiasts. Read more

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CLIFTON PARK | The looming mandate for vehicle owners to obtain new license plates — whether they need them or not — was denounced last week as an extraneous tax on motorists and a burden on DMV staff by area county clerks who teamed up... Read more

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LEWIS | On Sept. 10, the Lewis Town Council will consider filing an official request to rename Mount Discovery as Mount Inez. Read more

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Singing in a choir makes you happier! It’s science. Jaime Babbitt recently wrote an article for Chorale Director magazine entitled “Your Brain and Singing: Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier.” Read more

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INDIAN LAKE | The Indian Lake Theater presents “All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic” on Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The theater is located at 13 W. Main St. in Indian Lake. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A topic on the minds of many New Yorkers is the legalization of recreational marijuana. Despite promises by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to legalize the substance, it failed at this year’s legislative session... Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Years of strategic planning here will advance with nearly $10 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds. Read more

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CHAZY | Congresswoman for the 21st District, Elise Stefanik, made a tour of the North Country recently. One of the places she visited and toured was Giroux poultry farm in Chazy on Aug. 2. The visit was made after stopping at the Giroux apple farm. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Matt Watts is one of the first additions to the new countywide EMS program and started his new position early this July. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Randy Preston’s two-year battle with cancer ended Thursday, July 18. The 60-year-old Wilmington supervisor and veteran of his local Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department was known for his “real and true” nature and devotion to Wilmington Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | Construction of the new Frontier Town Campground is complete. New trails, tent sites, RV sites and horseback riding amenities are fully operational and open. Read more

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Without much fanfare on Thursday, June 13, the New York State Court of Appeals rendered a decision that received little attention. Given the statewide implications and Essex County’s involvement, it’s a shame. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | At a recent Essex County Board of Supervisors Ways and Means Committee meeting, Essex County Clerk Joe Provoncha addressed his colleagues with his concerns over new legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 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.