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Zaccary Fargo, at NYSARC Habilitation Center in Canton. Photo: Julie Grant
Zaccary Fargo, at NYSARC Habilitation Center in Canton. Photo: Julie Grant

Proposed developmental disability cuts worry families

New York's government has proposed cuts of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars from programs for the developmentally disabled. That's got a lot of North Country families worried, as agencies that provide those services say they're going to have to make some cuts of their own if this goes through as part of the budget.

Daphne Pickert is executive director at the St. Lawrence NYSARC. She says her organization's budget was cut by nearly $1.3 million just a couple of years ago. They made adjustments, and were able to keep all staff and programs intact. But now the agency is slated to be cut by the same amount again this year.  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="">JvL</a> CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Legislative leaders tell different min wage stories

The New York State Senate has included raising the state's minimum wage in its one house budget resolution. But that's not necessarily a signal that a wage increase is moving forward in the state spending plan.  Go to full article
Border patrol vehicles await the bus in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein

Sequester means fewer agents along Canadian border

The union representing border patrol agents says it's being unfairly targeted for spending cuts under the sequester, and that there will be less of a law enforcement presence along the North Country's border with Canada.  Go to full article
Meaghan, Michael and Maureen Pierce with their Dale Chihuly-inspired macchia on display at the Winter Gallery at the Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg.  Photo: Todd Moe

Remington hosts 30th annual Elementary Art Exihibit

Sculpture, fiber and found objects are all part of the 30th annual Elementary Art Exhibit on display this spring at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The show...  Go to full article