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Gov. Cuomo speaking at an event in Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 28, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/page2/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Cuomo speaking at an event in Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 28, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo still popular, but not as popular, in new poll

A new Siena College poll finds a slight drop in Governor Cuomo's popularity for the third month in a row. The poll finds the governor's popularity has dropped to 64 percent, still higher than most politicians in the country, but an eight point slide from a 72 percent approval rating in December.  Go to full article
St. Regis Mohawk tribal government building in Akwesasne. Photo: David Sommerstein.

How the sequester could affect Mohawk health care

The effects of across the board federal spending cuts - known as the sequester - are still being sorted out. Mohawks in Akwesasne are bracing for cuts to health care and law enforcement.  Go to full article
This is an outrageous hit at these agencies who...help so many disabled people.

Proposed state cuts could hurt North Country agencies

Agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities are getting support from North Country lawmakers in their fight to prevent huge cuts to their programs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proposed a $240 million cut to the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, which would trickle down to the private and nonprofit agencies that work with the developmentally challenged.

Many of these programs, such as the Adirondack Arc and Mountain Lake Services, have already endured painful cuts in the last several budget cycles.

If this latest round of cuts is approved, it could have a devastating impact.  Go to full article
Photo: Brian Mann

Adk Health looks to cut Lake Placid Hospital

There was another sign this week of the growing financial crunch faced by many hospitals in the North Country. Adirondack Health is looking at moving, shutting down or...  Go to full article
The Warren County town of Thurman will use a new broadband technology called "white space." Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/7229323266/">Diane Cordell</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Adk town to use new "white space" broadband tech

The North Country is in line to receive a big chunk of the $25 million that state officials are spending to bring broadband internet to more parts of rural New York.
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Snowmobile track, Longford, Ontario. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbs/4351889564/">Robert Snache - Spririthands.net</a>, cc <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Memorial service held for man killed in snowmobile accident

A memorial service was held in the town of Indian Lake on Saturday to remember 51-year-old Paul Prill, who was killed in a snowmobile accident earlier this month.
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Early sign of spring: Pussy Willows from Upper and Lower Lakes. Archive Photo of the Day: John Danis, Rensselaer Falls NY.

An early glimpse of spring

With temperatures expected to reach the mid-50's, or higher, this afternoon, you're excused if you feel a touch of "spring fever" today. Todd Moe talks with horticulturist...  Go to full article
Three members of the Hermon-DeKalb <i>Dominators</i> taste-test their Hillbilly Chili during the Junior Iron Chef contest in Canton.   Photo: Todd Moe

Heard up North: Young chefs have fun cooking, competing

More than two-dozen teams of young cooks from Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties gathered to show off their culinary skills in Canton on Saturday. Middle and high...  Go to full article
Robert Schulz has organized marches and rallies across the US. Photo: <a href="http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org/">We The People's web site</a>

Bob Schulz: dangerous radical or voice for liberty?

Next week, Governor Andrew Cuomo's tough new control law will face its first court challenge. The case was brought by Bob Schulz, a long-time conservative activist who lives...  Go to full article
Amy Colesante, center, protests provisions of New York's new gun control law that she says unfairly stigmatize people with mental illness. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Mental health advocates find problems in NY SAFE law

Second Amendment rights advocates, who have held rallies in Albany recently, are not the only group upset with portions of the state's recently enacted gun law. Some people...  Go to full article

Franklin County joins opposition to new gun control law

Franklin County has joined a growing chorus of upstate counties that have gone on record opposing New York's SAFE Act.  Go to full article
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