Parishville, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — FBI officials now say the serial killer who spent time in the North Country and in Vermont may have murdered as many as eleven people.
Israel Keyes committed suicide eight days ago in a prison cell in Anchorage, Alaska. He left behind troubling questions about his activities in our region, and the identities of his possible victims. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — Another North Country hospital is laying off employees. Adirondack Health, which owns hospitals, nursing homes and health clinics in the Tri-Lakes area, announced Friday that it's cutting 17 jobs to help close a $3 million budget shortfall.
Adirondack Health is one of several health care organizations across the North Country to announce layoffs in recent months. Last week, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg announced it was laying off six employees and had eliminated a total of nine positions.
Last month, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center in Plattsburgh laid off 17 employees. Also last month, Glens Falls Hospital announced it was eliminating 29 positions and reducing five other employees to part-time hours.
Adirondack Health officials attributed the shortfall to a drop-off in inpatient volume and declining reimbursements. Go to full article
New York, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — As parents, students, and school officials in Canton and Potsdam Central schools gear up a full-scale lobbying effort to increase state funding, an education policy group is set to release two reports on the status of education funding in New York state. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — The Cuomo Administration could be headed toward approval of hydraulic fracturing in New York by the end of February, when a 90-day extension on a rule making process ends. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — It's the thick of Christmas tree season. The Associated Press reported this morning that New York tree farms are having a great year, with more people buying their trees from... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 10, 2012 — The Canton Goldenaires have been singing four-part harmonies for fifty years now. They're a chorus, not a quartet, but their sound is very much what you'd expect from a... Go to full article