Saranac Lake mayor Clyde Rabideau talks about Cedar Ridge's design for a proposed North Country Community College Welcome Center at a planning board meeting. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Sep 16, 2013 — North Country Community College and the mayor of Saranac Lake have faced some tough questions over their plan to partner on a Welcome Center for the college's Saranac Lake campus.
The marriage of one of the village's biggest institutions with its most prominent and outspoken politician, developer Clyde Rabideau, has raised some eyebrows in the community and sparked questions from county politicians. The project has also faced its share of scrutiny from the village's Planning Board. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — New York's Office of Mental Health plans to close 65 inpatient beds at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg.
It's part of a larger plan to reshape the state's mental health care system, downsizing some, and expanding others to create what the state calls "centers of excellence." And in the Ogdensburg area, it's sparked angry opposition.
The state legislature is holding hearings in communities affected by the plan -- including one in Ogdensburg tomorrow. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — The primaries are over and the general election in November is still weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon - 2014 -- and the statewide elections.
State GOP Chairman Ed Cox says he's working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo. He wouldn't name names, but he says there's plenty of interest. Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — BOONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation is planning an informational meeting on how to address a severe forest decline in Sand Flats State... Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — HOGANSBURG, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe for a program to educate the tribal community on ways to... Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — With widespread freeze and frost warnings in the forecast, Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy offers some last-ditch tips on preserving the best of the summer's... Go to full article
Sep 16, 2013 — "It's a comedy influenced by writers like George Bernard Shaw and Aaron Sorkin who both illuminate the politics of the day," says Michael Healey. "It's important to get... Go to full article