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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the state’s going to be giving $4.5 million to 2,600 emergency food shelters in New York. Most of that aid is landing outside our region, but JCEO of Clinton and Franklin Counties is getting $22,676. The...
Two stories today out of Malone about Franklin County’s correctional facilities. First, the Franklin County legislature unanimously passed a resolution opposing the planned closure of Chateaugay Correctional Facility next year, the...
Preliminary June unemployment numbers are out from the New York State Department of Labor (here’s the press release with highlights and a link to the full numbers). In a nutshell, non-seasonally-adjusted numbers are, for our counties (if I...
Usually, drug arrest sweep stories are pretty straight forward in the North Country, so Miranda Orso’s report this morning for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican makes for some interesting reading. Franklin County officials rounded up 20...
Nancy Reich was a fixture in the North Country for years, heading the ComLinks social service agency based in Malone. Yesterday, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican, she was led into a Franklin County courtroom in handcuffs. Former...
News stories tagged with "franklin-county"
Dec 31, 2003 — The Franklin County legislature reviewed a new plan this week that would reshape voting districts. The plan would divide the town of Bombay, breaking off much of the Akswesasne Mohawk reservation. The proposal also excludes prison inmates from population tallies for each district. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2003 — Negotiators representing management and union workers at Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone say they've reached a tentative settlement to end a week-long strike. Union members are expected to vote on the agreement Friday. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Oct 15, 2003 — Franklin County legislators are weighing their options after a new redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court Justice David Demarest last week. Legislative Chairman Earl Lavoie of Malone told the Malone Telegram it's not likely the county will appeal the ruling. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2003 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe last week lashed out against the state's plan to collect cigarette and gas taxes on reservations. Earlier this month, the state taxation department released a plan to tax non-native purchases at native-owned gas and tobacco shops. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
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Aug 20, 2003 — While the threat of contracting rabies is at an all-time low in the North Country, the dangers of West Nile virus continue. Susan Patterson, a Public Health Educator in Franklin County, says there are 90 different species of mosquitoes, but the ones that carry West Nile are most active in August. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2003 — The Republican Party and a group of independent activists are pushing to change the legislative districts in Franklin County. The districts were drafted by the county legislature, which is controlled by Democrats. Critics say the boundary lines are lopsided and give some parts of the county unfair clout. As Brian Mann reports, a lawsuit has been filed, but both sides say they're close to a settlement. Go to full article
May 22, 2003 — The announcement of a landmark deal between Governor Pataki and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is starting to sink in amongst the tribe's neighbors. The agreement addresses tax parity and casino issues. But in the areas around the Akwesasne reservation near Massena, the big news is a proposed settlement to the Mohawks' claim that New York illegally took 15,000 acres of land in the 18th century. Today non-native residents own that land near the St. Lawrence River in northern St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. As David Sommerstein reports, some people are taking things in stride; others with trepidation. Go to full article
May 09, 2003 — The signing ceremony for a deal between New York State and the Mohawk tribe is on hold after objections arose from some of the parties involved in a land claim against the state and criticism among tribal members. The agreement, which also involves a casino deal, will go through. David Sommerstein helps sort out the complications. Go to full article