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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) visited Plattsburgh last week for an education roundtable. more

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SARANAC LAKE | Despite the success of state-sponsored campaigns designed to boost visitation, the state appears to be holding the line on boosting the number of forest rangers. more

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WILLSBORO | Seven libraries around the region will receive money from the state for building construction and rehabilitation projects. more

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PORT HENRY | Seven libraries around the region will receive money from the state for building construction and rehabilitation projects. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Lawmakers passed a $168.3 billion state budget early Saturday. The spending plan closes a $4.4 billion shortfall amid risks to federal aid and includes a $1 billion increase in state education aid. more

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LAKE GEORGE | The Warren County Board of Supervisors is asking the state to double the appropriation for the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) system from $4 million to $8 million per year. more

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ALBANY | Stakeholders are making a final push for reform of a state program to give private forest owners tax breaks and other incentives to broaden sustainable forestry practices in the Adirondacks. more

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Town Board has voted unanimously to oppose a plan contained within the executive budget proposal to change how the state pays municipal property taxes on its vast land holdings. more

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ALBANY | Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced a budget he said is the most challenging since 2011. more

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PLATTSBURGH | Forestry associations, environmental groups and state lawmakers are asking the governor to prioritize reform of a program designed to preserve timberlands by giving private forest owners tax breaks and other incentives. more

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FERRISBURGH — Vermont’s two top Republican leaders joined the party faithful at an ice cream social at the River’s Edge Campground along the Otter Creek in Ferrisburgh last Wednesday. more

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PLATTSBURGH — State Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) briefed residents and officials on the state budget at a breakfast session last week. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — County applauds clean water and infrastructure funding, but wary over unfunded mandates — including consolidation proposal more

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“I’ve invested more in upstate and northern New York than any governor in the history of the state of New York, and I am proud of it — period,” says Cuomo more

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LAKE PLACID — The long road to universal broadband coverage in the state begins and ends in Lake Placid. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in January he wanted local governments to put together shared service plans and hold public referendums designed to further reduce property taxes. more

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