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A slide from Governor Cuomo's State of the State presentation.
A slide from Governor Cuomo's State of the State presentation.

Cuomo proposes his "most ambitious agenda"

Gov. Cuomo laid out a challenging year for New York in his State of the State speech Wednesday.

The bullet points are many and varied, from raising the minimum wage, to money for the "clean economy," a 10-point Women's Equality Act, "destination resort casinos", a regional tourism competition, an Adirondack whitewater competition, a tough assault weapons ban, incentives for teachers and for schools to provide more time in the classroom.

Then there was emergency preparedness, worker's comp, fairness in the justice system, housing, climate change.  Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's presentation, highlighting a new Adirondack Whitewater Challenge.  (Photo:  NYS Governor's Office)

Governor lavishes attention on Adks, North Country

Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote much of his state of the state address while vacationing over the holidays in the Adirondacks, and boy did it show.

Governor Cuomo spent much of his speech on Wednesday talking about reviving the upstate economy, and he gave several shout-outs to the tourism industry in the North Country.

The governor called for major reforms to the way the state's tourism industry is marketed to potential visitors.  Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's presentation, highlighting education. (Photo: NYS Governor's Office)

Cuomo education plans "interesting" and "laughable"

Education was a major focus in Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech Wednesday. He wants more schooling, and better teaching - and he announced his plans for New York schools for the coming year. North Country school leaders say Cuomo has some interesting ideas, but they don't make sense without increased funding.  Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. (Photo: NYS Governor's Office)

Gun control leads a wide ranging State of the State address

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked lawmakers to help him "stop the madness" and pass tough new anti gun legislation. Cuomo also focused on changes to better prepare for future...  Go to full article
David never was much good at self-portraits.

Savoring a lunchtime ski

Let us take a moment to appreciate our recent snow-covered landscape.

In Canton, loads of skiers take advantage of the St. Lawrence University golf course for a...  Go to full article
Eastern American Mole. Photo: Kenneth Catania, Vanderbilt University, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Moles

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager reveal some interesting facts about the semi-aquatic insectivores that tear up your lawn every year--moles.  Go to full article