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EJ Noble Hospital's new CEO Marlinda LaValley, and new board chair Michael Burgess. Photo: Julie Grant
EJ Noble Hospital's new CEO Marlinda LaValley, and new board chair Michael Burgess. Photo: Julie Grant

EJ Noble Hospital: 'We're open for business'

E.J. Noble Hospital in Gouverneur has had a tough year. Last fall, the State Department of Health forced it to close down, after finding numerous safety violations in the hospital lab.

Most of the problems have been corrected. The hospital has new management and a new board of directors. Now it needs the patients to return.  Go to full article
Former NY Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Another State Senator arrested

Former Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson turned himself in to federal authorities Monday, after being accused in a nine count indictment of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from mortgage foreclosure accounts, and then trying to cover it up.

According to the federal compliant, Senator Sampson is accused of embezzling $440,000 in funds that he was entrusted to care for as a court appointed referee on four foreclosed Brooklyn properties.  Go to full article
A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its silo at Fort Greely, Alaska. Photo: US Dept. of Defense

Schumer: new missile defense site should be in NY

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Department of Defense to consider New York for an East Coast missile defense site.  Go to full article
The Vermont State Capitol. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/afagen/8395548101/">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

VT legislature tackling major issues before session's end

The Vermont legislative session is winding down for the year, but lawmakers still plan to tackle some hot button issues over the next week.  Go to full article
Syracuse-area job losses. Infographic: <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/04/18-job-sprawl-kneebone">Brookings Institution report</a>

Most upstate cities losing jobs

There's been a steady flow of jobs away from America's city downtowns for the first decade of this century. Some of upstate New York's cities are bucking the trend, but not...  Go to full article
Concrete block houses in Mineville.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: iron ore tailings as a building material

We continue our Adirondack Attic series: curator Laura Rice tells Andy Flynn why an old concrete block from Mineville is one of her favorite artifacts at the...  Go to full article
New York Sen. John Sampson. Photo via <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-l-sampson">nysenate.gov

Early reactions to Sampson corruption arrest

Former Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson turned himself in to federal authorities Monday, after being accused in a nine count indictment of embezzling nearly half a...  Go to full article
A homecoming ceremony at Fort Drum. NCPR file photo

For Fort Drum soldiers, frequent deployments "'til the end" in Afghanistan

It's a busy time for Fort Drum, near Watertown. Even as the country prepares to leave Afghanistan, the Army post has parts of two brigades deployed. Its aviation unit is...  Go to full article
Dairy farmer Mike Kiechle of Philadelphia, NY, spreads manure from his tractor. He's the kind of small farmer the new rules are trying to target, but he says he doubts he'll grow his herd bigger. Photo: David Sommerstein

Will easing dairy manure rules do much at all?

Last month, Governor Cuomo carried through on a promise he made to dairy farmers, loosening environmental regulations for small farms.

Right now, a farm with 200...  Go to full article
Crews containing a forest fire along the tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake last summer. Photo: <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>

Why there's a burn ban for the next week

The snowy, cold early spring has quickly given way to wildfire season. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation cautions people against residential brush burning...  Go to full article

Skelos: NYS shouldn't have approved gun laws so fast

The leader of the Senate Republicans says he regrets the way gun control legislation was rapidly approved earlier this year, and he hopes that the end of the session won't...  Go to full article
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