Apr 04, 2013 — An education advocacy group has issued report cards to schools across New York, and the North Country had some high marks for student performance.
Abraham Wing Elementary school in the Glens Falls area ranked first in the state for student performance among low income districts. Voters in Abraham Wing recently voted no on a proposal to merge with Glens Falls Central School.
No middle or high schools from the region were among the top 10 in their categories. But many North Country high schools received a mark of "A" for student performance. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2013 — The scandal centered around new York State Senator Malcolm Smith is setting off repercussions in both political parties and at every level of New York state's government.
The state's Republican Party Chair is calling on two top party officials in New York City accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to resign their posts. Governor Cuomo, on an upstate tour to promote the recently passed state budget, is dogged by questions about the scandal instead. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2013 — In the coming weeks, the Essex County Board of Supervisors will debate whether to change the countywide closing time for bars from 4 am to 2 am.
The proposal has broad support from law enforcement officials and groups that work to protect children from substance abuse. But the time change itself will only impact a small number of bars, mainly in the resort community of Lake Placid. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2013 — Knee pain is among the most common medical complaints across age groups from young athletes to aging baby boomers. Often, the trouble is in the meniscus cartilage, and often,... Go to full article
Apr 04, 2013 — Two days after a New York state Senator was arrested for trying to bribe his way onto the New York City mayoral ballot, a state Assemblyman has been accused of accepting ... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Apr 04, 2013 — Watching whirligig water beetles, found in circling clumps on the surface of calm fresh water, is a favorite childhood activity of many, including one-time child Martha... Go to full article