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Several weeks ago now, Gov. Phil Scott laid out his budget priorities for Vermont ranging from a vaping tax and clean water funding to electric vehicles and Act 250 exemptions for developers. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Warren County lost about $190,000 in mortgage tax revenues between Dec. 1, 2018 and Feb. 28, 2019 due to the state legislature... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Maria Lyons is tired of the smoke. 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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ALBANY | Citing a decline in the state’s crime rate and prison population, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 15 that his administration plans to direct the shuttering of up to three state correctional facilities this year. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the state legislature now in session with a new Democratic majority, the North Country delegation touched down in Plattsburgh on Friday to brief local industry leaders on the latest from Albany. Read more

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Mental health is often underappreciated by the public and stigmatized by the media. It’s just as important to our overall health as is our physical health. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Mayor Robert Blais voiced a plea last week in person to state officials, telling them that the taxpayers of Lake George would be undertaking a crushing debt load if the state doesn’t direct at least $6 million more towards... Read more

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RAY BROOK | The campaign to increase the number of Forest Rangers who patrol the Adirondack Park has taken center stage in state budget hearings. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The North Country’s delegation to the state legislature is primed to get back to work. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | New York state has announced $1.5 million in grants to support farm-to-school programs across the state. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Hospitality workers rang in the new year with promises of extra cash: Read more

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ALBANY | State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) are calling for the “Recovery in Jobs Act” to be included in the 2019-20 state budget. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Months ago, Warren County Clerk Pam Vogel warned county supervisors that Warren County government might lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue... Read more

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SCHUYLER FALLS | After years of negotiations, meetings, planning sessions and at least one late-night phone call from a state Senator, a new drug rehabilitation facility in Schuyler Falls opened last week. Read more

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

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

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

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