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Parent Tedra Cobb organized a meeting in the Canton high school auditorium, to discuss the coming school budget. Photo: David Sommerstein
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.

Superintendent Bill Gregory told them that Canton has gotten a particularly bad deal from the state, when compared with other districts. In the past two years, Canton Central has cut 20 percent of its staff. And still, it's facing a $2 million shortfall this year.  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 Adirondacks. It's searching for a larger hospital in the region to partner with, in hopes of gaining financial strength and better services.  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 New York from 1995 to 2006. In a visit to Lake Placid with GOP congressional candidate Matt Doheny, Pataki said New York's economy is still recovering too slowly.

And he said cutting taxes and reducing the size of government would help.  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

Preview: Robin and Linda Williams in Saranac Lake

Robin and Linda Williams are nearing their 40th anniversary of playing music together, and earlier this year released a new album, These Old Dark Hills. It's filled...  Go to full article
Common squid. Photo: <a href="">Hans Hillewaert</a>, <a href="">CC some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Three things about squids

Squids are ten-tentacled cephalopod cousins to the octopus. They are remarkable in many ways, but three features stand out for Dr. Curt Stager, who fills in the details with...  Go to full article