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Physician Assistant Brittani Bickel, and patient Nancy McIntosh.  Photo: Julie Grant
Physician Assistant Brittani Bickel, and patient Nancy McIntosh. Photo: Julie Grant

Care continues in Harrisville despite clinic closure

E.J. Noble Hospital is trying to get its financial footing after a tough year. The Gouverneur-based hospital was forced to shut down last fall by the state health department, because of safety problems in the lab. The troubles stemmed from a lack of resources.

Now EJ Noble has a new hospital board, and a new CEO, and it's making decisions to improve the bottom line, including closing two rural clinics.  Go to full article
Casino gaming sites in New York. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Cuomo details upstate NY casino plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, joined by union and business leaders, and representatives from county governments, offered more details of a plan to build three new gambling casinos.
The governor says he wants to limit the locations to upstate regions for now, to prop up the failing economy. He says upstate needs jobs like it needs "oxygen". And he says having a downstate location would devalue the upstate centers.  Go to full article
David Dodge, the Antique Boat Museum's in-water fleet coordinator, pilots the swanky "Miss T.I.". Photo: David Sommerstein

Heard Up North: Gentleman's runabout in the Thousand Islands

Spring means life on St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands is coming back to life. One of the region's anchor destinations, the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, opens for the season this weekend.

Fritz Hager is the museum's executive director. "We've got a lot going on here. We've got a lot of boats under restoration here," says Hager, "including our gigantic 110-foot houseboat, La Duchesse, which will be in restoration for a couple of years. So there's always a lot going on here boat-building wise. We also have boat rides, sailing classes, and other educational programs, and it all starts on Friday."  Go to full article
Helen Demong leads the Northern Lights choir in rehearsal. Photo: Bob Sweet, used by permission

150 years after Emancipation, a new song of freedom

Today and tomorrow in the Adirondacks, activists and artists will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

That document, signed by...  Go to full article
Composer Glenn McClure.  Photo: McClure Productions, Inc.

Hearing historic voices of freedom, again, through song

New music will be performed tonight and tomorrow in Saranac Lake and North Elba as part of the John Brown Day events. Voices of Timbuctoo is a new work based on the...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

Each Friday, the Adirondack Almanack takes a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this weekend. The warm and dry weather the region has been...  Go to full article
McKnight Farm, Montpelier, Vermont. Photo: Sarah Harris

Vermont grants driver's licenses to migrant workers

Dairy farms in Vermont and northern New York have faced a major labor shortage, which means that migrant laborers from Mexico and Guatemala are now milking many of the...  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jvl-/5194328403/">JvL</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Nine more NY Senators named for possible corruption

Nine more names of State Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted...  Go to full article

Earlier bar closing raises issues of safety, religion

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has approved a measure that changes last call for bars and nightclubs from 4 am to 3 am.

The resolution moved through two...  Go to full article
Hodson Hall, which houses North Country Community College's administration and several classrooms, in Saranac Lake. Photo: Chris Morris via <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>

North Country Community College reaches deal with faculty union

North Country Community College has reached a new, five-year deal with the union that represents its faculty.

NCCC President Steve Tyrell presented on the new...  Go to full article
Boats sit along the Erie Canal in Fairport, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstephenconn/2793824699/">J. Stephen Conn</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS canals expect 20-year high in commercial traffic

While often seen as an economic lifeline of another era, New York's canals are poised to have a big year for moving freight; almost two centuries after goods were first...  Go to full article
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