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Ray Scollin, left, and his son Matt, seen here at the Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake on Saturday, worked for different sides during the election, but they say the experience brought them closer together. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Ray Scollin, left, and his son Matt, seen here at the Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake on Saturday, worked for different sides during the election, but they say the experience brought them closer together. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

For Ray and Matt Scollin, politics is all in the family

If lawmakers in Washington need a lesson in bipartisanship, they might consider consulting with Ray and Matt Scollin, a father and son from Saranac Lake who worked for opposing political parties throughout the recent election.

The Scollins said the experience of working for different campaigns was a challenging one, but when the dust settled they both felt it was rewarding.  Go to full article
A tanker trucks transports water for hydrofracking operations in Susquehanna County, Pa. Photo: Marie Cusick

Fracking review could come sooner than expected

One day after saying they could not "speculate" on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the New York State Department of Health has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data.  Go to full article

Senate Dem wants breakaway senators back in line

Votes in two key New York State Senate races are still being tallied. Democrats are leading in both, and could give the patry majority status in the traditionally Republican chamber.

But a breakaway group of Democrats often sides with Republicans. One leading Democrat wants them back in the fold by the time the new lagislature convenes in January.  Go to full article
Screenshots of Kodak iPhone app

Kodak uses new digital app to support legacy tech: film

Kodak has launched a free digital application to help photography enthusiasts in the U.S and Europe work more easily with film.

Kodak officials say they hope the...  Go to full article
<em>Peace Oath</em>, ca. 1967, wood engraving, private collection

Rockwell Kent's enduring art, legacy

An exhibition of one of America's most famous 20th century artists, and an Adirondack farmer, is on display through mid-December at St. Lawrence University. Rockwell...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Louise Penny, "The Beautiful Mystery"

Our guest is Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Quebec mystery series, featuring inspector Armand Gamache and the idyllic town of Three Pines. Like all the previous...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack has a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for this weekend.  Go to full article
Parent Tedra Cobb organized a meeting in the Canton high school auditorium, to discuss the coming school budget. Photo: David Sommerstein

Facing $2M shortfall, Canton Central starts organizing

About fifty parents and others concerned about the Canton Central Schools gathered Wednesday night, to discuss how to avoid another devastating year of state funding cuts. ...  Go to full article
The new front entrance at Clifton-Fine Hospital in Star Lake. Photo: Julie Grant

Clifton-Fine Hospital looks for a partner

Many North Country hospitals are facing financial challenges, and looking for ways to ensure a healthy future.

Clifton-Fine is a tiny hospital in the northwest...  Go to full article
Former Gov. George Pataki, right, and former Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny, left, chat with voters at Central Garage in Lake Placid during a campaign stop on Nov. 5. Also pictured, from left, are Doheny's wife Mary Doheny, Margaret Daby and Jerry Strack, owner of Central Garage. Photo: Chris Morris via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

In Lake Placid, Pataki calls for lower taxes

Former Governor George Pataki was in the North Country in the final days of the election campaign that concluded last week.

The Republican served as governor of...  Go to full article
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

More delay possible on hydrofracking

New York State is facing a Nov. 29 deadline to write rules for the controversial gas drilling method hydraulic fracturing.

If the Department of Environmental...  Go to full article
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