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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. File photo: Karen DeWitt
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. File photo: Karen DeWitt

NYC Mayor: new state teacher evaluation goals "impossible"

In testimony before a legislative hearing in Albany, New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg sharply criticized Governor Cuomo's proposal to deny city schools a $240 million education aid increase because the Mayor and the teachers unions failed to meet a deadline to complete a teacher evaluation plan.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his Executive Budget Address on Jan. 22, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr

Cuomo's low-key budget plans may yet generate drama

Governor Cuomo is trying to have a no-drama budget this year, with a low-key presentation and a fiscally austere spending plan, with no major cuts or new taxes.

But growing opposition from the teachers' union and local governments may yet result in some sparks flying before the deal is settled in late March.  Go to full article
The plan was unveiled at the Wild Center last week. Photo: Sarah Harris

What "sustainability" means for the North Country

The North Country Sustainability Plan was unveiled last week. The plan tackles energy, land use, transportation and water and waste management across seven counties.  Go to full article
Chris Erickson, right, owner and head brewer at the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, discusses health care challenges he deals with as a small business owner during a roundtable with Congressman Bill Owens in Lake Placid on Friday. Lake Placid village Trustee Peter Holderied listens. <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em> photo: Chris Morris

Owens hears North Country concerns on listening tour

Congressman Bill Owens has been getting an earful from North Country community leaders this month, leaving the Plattsburgh Democrat with even more work to do as Congress...  Go to full article
Adirondack Scenic Railroad train in Old Forge. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/72644361@N06/">Bradley O'Brien</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Adirondack train debate continues

Two more local governments have weighed in on the future of the historic rail line that runs through the heart of the Adirondack Park.

At a meeting last week in...  Go to full article
The United States Patent & Trademark Office. Photo: mason13a, CC some rights reserved

Clean tech industry could boost region's economy

New York state ranks third in the world for the number of clean energy patents issued in the third quarter of 2012. The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index shows that the...  Go to full article
Michael Heymann leaves the Saranac Lake village courtroom Thursday after his arraignment. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com"><em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em></a>

Saranac Lake teaching assistant arrested for child endangerment

A Saranac Lake teaching assistant has been accused of mistreating a 10-year-old boy he worked with full-time at Petrova Elementary School.

Michael J. Heymann...  Go to full article
Photo: Lynn Karlin

Starting seeds indoors: lots of options for onion lovers

Most gardeners probably started out growing onions from sets, which are small, immature onion bulbs. They're easy to grow that way. But horticulturist Amy Ivy says growing...  Go to full article