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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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PLATTSBURGH | Optimism, the future and working together were the three main themes at the fourth annual State of the County, City and Town put on by the North Country Chamber of Commerce at the Butcher Block Restaurant. Read more

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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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Governor Andrew Cuomo - 2020 State of the State Address

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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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LAKE LUZERNE | The nationally renowned cheese-making enterprise Nettle Meadow Farm in the town of Thurman is moving its production facilities soon to a landmark building on Route 9N in the town of Lake Luzerne, according to local officials. 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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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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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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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Essex County Industrial Development Agency, in partnership with the Town of Ticonderoga and the Ti Area Chamber of Commerce, was awarded a 2019 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program for a Microenterprise Program. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Responding to local residents’ concerns, the Warrensburg Zoning Board of Appeals curbed the plans of Dollar General to build a store in the middle of a historic district in town. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Green Party Presidential Candidate Howie Hawkins visited Plattsburgh as part of his campaign last week. He visited and met with supporters at city hall, Olive Ridleys and SUNY Plattsburgh Nov. 20-21. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Hundreds of people were drawn to the new, far-larger Stewart’s Shop convenience store in Chester at its grand-opening event for free ice cream and other promotions, area officials attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on... Read more

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PORT HENRY | Town tax rates will be down in Moriah next year after the board agreed to a 2020 budget that largely maintains that status quo. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Arts Council held a reception for supervisors at the historic Hand House last week to thank them for their role in helping to revive an agency that just a decade ago had been in danger of withering away. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Warren County’s chief executive advised county supervisors Aug. 16 to set aside money for upgrades to SUNY Adirondack’s facilities so the college can continue to attract and retain students. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | It wasn’t the smoothest of journeys, but last weekend a gathering of dignitaries and a holstein cow mascot cut the ribbon on a bigger and more convenient convenience store in downtown Schroon Lake. Read more

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PORT HENRY | The Town of Moriah signed an agreement over the weekend with a New York City property manager which could result in significant improvements to the two lakeside campgrounds in Port Henry. Read more

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