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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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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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