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Governor Andrew Cuomo paddles on Boreas Pond in North Hudson, in Essex County, one of the mountain lakes that will be opened to public access. Photo: Brian Mann
Governor Andrew Cuomo paddles on Boreas Pond in North Hudson, in Essex County, one of the mountain lakes that will be opened to public access. Photo: Brian Mann

Governor promotes historic land deal in Adirondacks

Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to the Adirondacks Sunday, bringing with him most of his executive cabinet and dozens of downstate reporters.

He made the trip to promote a big new $50 million land purchase that will add tens of thousands of acres to the Park's forest preserve.  Go to full article
One of around 10 defaced Duprey campaign signs. Photo courtesy Janet Duprey, via Adirondack Daily Enterprise <br />

Duprey shaken by defacement of campaign signs

Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey says she's disturbed by the recent defacing of some of her campaign signs along U.S. Route 11.

Her opponents in the race say they sympathize with her but that unfortunately, such vandalism isn't uncommon during heated elections.

Duprey is locked in a three-way race for New York's new 115th Assembly District. She'll appear on the Republican and Independence party lines on Nov. 6, Plattsburgh educator Karen Bisso is on the Conservative Party line, and Plattsburgh City Councilman Tim Carpenter is running as a Democrat.  Go to full article
NYS Commissioner of Agriculture Darrel Aubertine. Photo: NYS

Aubertine says Farm Bill delay hurting farmers

New York Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine says farmers are already feeling some pain from the expiring farm bill. Despite a last-minute push for a vote, the new farm bill was one of several key issues left for action after the November election as Congress went home this past weekend.  Go to full article
Protestors at an Albany anti-fracking demonstration in August, 2012. Photo: Brian Mann

"No" on state fracking health study raises questions

One day after a statement by Governor Cuomo's environmental commissioner that he is rejecting calls for an independent health analysis of hydrofracking, Commissioner Joe...  Go to full article
Say Yes to Education hosted a resume workshop for city teens this summer. Photo: Stephen Sartori/Say Yes to Education

Program looks to improve troubled Syracuse schools

It's estimated that one in four young people drop out of high school each year. This represents real trouble in terms of their future happiness, health and success, and it's...  Go to full article
Photo: Martha Foley

Flirting with frost: what to pick, what to protect

It's officially fall, and practically speaking, frost advisories put fall chores at the top of a gardener's mind. But what to do? Is it worth the covering tomatoes? Will the...  Go to full article