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ELIZABETHTOWN | The state’s top law-enforcement officials sent out news releases triumphantly announcing fines and jail time for a band of scofflaw Essex County taxi cab owners who, the officials said, had bilked Medicaid out of millions of dollars. 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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Clinton County Budget Vote

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County legislators on both sides of the aisle say there is plenty to be happy about while also remaining vigilant about next year’s spending plan. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Representatives from the United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. recently announced that more than 5,000 residents have saved more than $543,000 on their prescription medications due to the organization’s partnership with FamilyWize... Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Provisions of the 2019-20 New York state budget recently passed by the state legislature could have a substantial impact on New York county budgets, according to a top local official. Read more

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The Vermont House Health Care Committee has brought out a bill (H.524) that at best has nothing to recommend it, and at worst, would make Vermont’s health care situation worse for thousands of innocent people. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Two Warren County supervisors spent time in Washington, D.C., last week advocating for improved broadband and cell coverage — and boosted funding for ambulance services — in the rural areas of the county. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County is not in favor of proposed changes to state Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM). Read more

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AUSABLE FORKS | An audit by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office found that costs for some Special Education services provided at AuSable Valley Central School were not recouped through Medicaid. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Two men implicated in an alleged scheme to defraud the state out of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds have pleaded guilty. Read more

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After five years at The Sun — the past two as managing editor — I’m moving on to new opportunities. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County is being lauded for its economic strength. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | A new “Chester Wellness Center” featuring workout facilities and training, behavioral health counseling — and various other programs encouraging a healthy lifestyle — may be established in town if... Read more

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Northeastern NY wants to raise awareness that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer. Read more

Letters to the Editor

BURLINGTON  | Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) that closes a loophole in the federal Medicaid program exploited by drug companies to minimize drug discounts... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Clinton County Legislature is poised to pass a spending plan for 2019 with no tax increase attached. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Emily Martz has spent months on the road campaigning for the 45th Senate District. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) says helping people is her favorite part of the job. Read more

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Regarding our increase in our national debt: Read more

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