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A family at last Saturday's Idle No More march over the Cornwall bridge.  Photo by David Sommerstein.
A family at last Saturday's Idle No More march over the Cornwall bridge. Photo by David Sommerstein.

Big expectations for "Idle No More" meeting in Canada

First Nations chiefs are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today. The meeting is a response to months of protests by a grassroots aboriginal group called Idle No More.

The group is demanding the government address issues such as poverty, land claims, and profits from natural resources.

As Karen Kelly reports from Ottawa, it may be difficult for today's meeting to soothe decades of discontent.  Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. (Photo: NYS Governor's Office)

No timeline for gun ban agreement

Governor Cuomo dampened expectations for a quick settlement on a package of gun control bills, saying he does not have a timeline for agreement with the legislature.

The governor says he's still pushing, but one day after legislative leaders said they believed a deal was "achievable" and could come this week, Governor Cuomo now says there is no timeline, for "when or if" a deal on anti gun measures will be reached.  Go to full article
Cuomo: Last year they wrote Id made a right turn, this year they wrote Id made a left turn. I think Ive been going straight all along.

Cuomo denies he's tacking left

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State message was widely perceived as a signal of a leftward turn, with a priority list that include gun control, abortion rights, and raising the minimum wage.

But the governor says his ideology hasn't changed a bit.  Go to full article
Glens Falls Hospital has opened partnership talks with Albany Medical Center

Glens Falls hospital explores "partnership" with Albany Medical

One of the North Country's largest healthcare providers has announced plans to explore a partnership with Albany Medical Center.

Glens Falls Hospital, which also...  Go to full article
The Marion River in Hamilton County, a tract that will be preserved by OSI.  (Photo:  OSI website)

Marion River Carry in Adirondacks preserved by OSI

An environmental group based in New York City has purchased an iconic parcel of land in Hamilton County known as the "Marion River Carry."

The Open Space Institute...  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation

Cuomo wants casinos upstate first

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address offered more details on a plan to expand casino gambling in New York State. The governor described casino development...  Go to full article
A border crossing in the Thousands Islands.  (Photo: Brian Mann)

US, Canada ease import limits

U.S. and Canadian customs agencies this week loosened import rules, allowing goods valued up to $25-hundred-dollars "informal entry" on both sides of the border.  Go to full article
APA's new general counsel Jim Townsend (PHOTO PROVIDED BY APA)

APA hires new top attorney

The Adirondack Park Agency is hiring a new top attorney.

APA chairwoman Lani Ulrich announced yesterday that Jim Townsend will take the job at the end of this...  Go to full article

Books review: girls in sports books

Two new books by writers with ties to the Adirondacks feature girls in elite level sports. Betsy Kepes reviews Soccerland by Beth Choat and Sugar and Ice by...  Go to full article

This Weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack checks in each Friday morning with a look at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks for the weekend.  Go to full article
Charlie Green.  (photo: Adk Artists' Guild)

Saranac Lake artists remember grocer Charlie Green

The Adirondack Artists' Guild opens The Market Show: The Guild Celebrates Charlie Green, at a reception in Saranac Lake tonight. The new exhibit features...  Go to full article