Sep 16, 2013 — New York's office of Mental Health plans to close 65 inpatient beds at an Ogdensburg psychiatric center as part of a larger plan to create what the state calls "centers of excellence." The mayor of Saranac Lake plans to partner with NCCC on the construction a Welcome Center, raising some eyebrows in the community. State GOP Chairman Ed Cox is already working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo. Connie Meng, our resident theater critic, reviews "Proud," a play that skewers both ends of the political spectrum. And Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy offers some tips on preserving some plants through the cold weather.