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
Lowville, NY, Mar 19, 2013 — Earlier this year, Lewis County had the second highest unemployment rate in New York, behind the Bronx. But residents of Lewis County have a more positive economic outlook than they've had in years. That's according to a survey by Jefferson Community College. Go to full article
Lowville, NY, Jan 14, 2013 — Democratic US Senator Charles Schumer was at Lewis County General Hospital on Friday, touting the return of funding for New York's rural hospitals.
The funding had been suspended for three months by Congress, and Schumer worked with Republican Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley to reinstate the funding as part of Congress's fiscal cliff deal. Go to full article
Lowville, NY, Sep 13, 2012 — The largest cheesecake in the country will be the centerpiece of the 8th annual Lowville Cream Cheese Festival on Saturday. The event celebrates the region's dairy industry... Go to full article
Aug 06, 2012 — Like many other local governments in New York, responding to the bizarre behavior of people using the drugs known as "bath salts," Lewis County is considering a ban on many... Go to full article
Boonville, NY, Apr 12, 2012 — A spring water company plans to add 60 jobs at its bottling plant near Boonville. Right now, Nirvana Water employs about 125 people in the area. With help from US Senator... Go to full article
Croghan, NY, Apr 05, 2012 — At one time, there were four mills located at the Croghan Dam, on each side of the Beaver River. John Martin is owner and operator of the last remaining, the Croghan Island... Go to full article
Croghan, NY, Apr 05, 2012 — People working to save the small, historic dam in Croghan from demolition recently got something of a reprieve. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has... Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Mar 16, 2012 — Two North Country not-for-profit agencies will get nearly $500,000 from the Federal department of Housing and Urban Development, to fund programs for the homeless. Go to full article