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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 <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
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

Saranac Lake mayor's role in "Welcome Center" questioned

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
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center in Ogdensburg, NY. Photo: Lizette Haenel

Legislature to hold hearing on future of Ogdensburg psychiatric center

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
GOP Chair Ed Cox. Photo: NYS GOP

GOP's Cox naming no names for governor in 2014

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
Gather cone flower seeds when the petals are long gone, and the seeds shake easily from the seed head. Photo: Kary Johnson

End of the line in the garden: saving seeds and salvaging plants

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
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/7393846@N07/3513801495/">Alison Curtis</a>, Creative commons, some rights reserved

Milk recalled by Price Chopper

Price Chopper Supermarkets is recalling its brand of Homogenized Milk in half-gallon paper cartons with a September 29th expiration date.

The product is being...  Go to full article
Michael Healey as the Prime Minister  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Proud" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"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