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MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. government’s interim final rule on growing commercial hemp (cannabis), establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, was announced on Oct. 31. Read more

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For nearly 40 years, I’ve heard presidents, senators as well as congressmen and congresswomen from both sides of the aisle talk about the border crisis and the need to reform our immigration system. Read more

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SILVER BAY | Kiara Mantz of Bolton Landing will be one of two delegates to represent New York state and all state YMCAs in Washington, D.C. from March 3-6, 2019 at the Youth Advocate Program at the YMCA’s National Advocacy Days. 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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PLATTSBURGH | More than any other issue, health care has animated the national and local political landscape during the midterm election cycle. Read more

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The North Country is no stranger to the tragedies that result from a pattern of opioid abuse in our area. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro) said she doesn’t have all the solutions to cure the ills afflicting Washington. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Dr. Lynn Kahn just wants her shot. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Ongoing policy review of legalizing marijuana use in New York drew a thumbs down Monday in Essex County. Read more

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Recently we’ve all come to believe that as a nation we’ve reached a new low with all the animosity in Washington spilling out into the countryside. Read more

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H. Brooke Paige of Washington, Vt. — the Republican candidate who acted as a ballot placeholder to prevent subterfuge by Democrats during Vermont’s open primary process... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The state Public Service Commission (PSC) announced on Thursday that it will allow upstate power authorities to impose tariffs on the electricity used by commercial cryptocurrency mining operations. Read more

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