The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) began a series of public hearings this week to collect comments for state land classification alternatives for former Finch Pruyn lands in the Central Adirondacks.
Budget process scrutinized
The New York State Comptroller’s Office recently issued an audit for the Bolton Central School District that was critical of its budgeting process.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Plattsburgh State University College on Thursday, May 30 to tout his new “Tax Free NY” program.
Under an agreement reached May 21 between the State of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the county, along with seven others, will not be eligible to house one of three new gaming casinos proposed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Lists ways to improve management, online banking
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office recently filed an audit for the town of Johnsburg and made several recommendations regarding management oversight and online banking.
The Adirondack Park Agency Board met May 9 at APA headquarters and discussed alternatives to classify the state’s newly acquired land formerly owned by the Finch, Pruyn paper company.
Almost 200 people made their way into the main screening room at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid April 26 to help launch a campaign to keep small town movie cinemas in the Adirondack region alive.
Essex County is joining with its neighbors to keep invasive plant species out of Lake George.
As the number of arrests for meth possession, usage, and manufacturing continue to rise in communities across the North Country, the emergency personnel trained to keep area residents safe must prepare themselves to be ready to respond should a meth related emergency arise.
The Adirondack North Country Association and local theaters are hosting a kickoff event for the “Go Digital or Go Dark” fundraising campaign Friday, April 26, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid.
Would resign as Johnsburg attorney if elected
As Assemblyman Tony Jordan (R-Jackson) looks to trade in his Capitol seat in Albany for the district attorney’s chair in Washington County, this North Creek native says the decision was bittersweet because he would have to leave private practice.
Agency looks to help other Adirondack communities
Adirondack Park Agency staff recently completed a marketing study that could help the town of Indian Lake attract a grocery store chain.
During the Feb. 25 Ways and Means Committee meeting, county supervisors talked about pursuing a resolution that would be sent to the state concerning the SAFE Act, which set a band on guns deemed as assault weapons, magazine capacities and extends background checks on weapons and ammunition.
The Associated Press reported Feb. 13 that New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy challenged mayors at the New York Conference of Mayors in Albany this week to take part in the governor's upcoming Whitewater Challenge, which has yet to be scheduled.
While believing in boosting voting turnout, Warren County election commissioners blast the Early Voting initiative now pending in the state Legislature, claiming it will prompt an administrative nightmare and cost taxpayers plenty. The elections officials have a substitute method of accommodating expanded voting opportunities which avoids the expense and logistical problems.
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