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Area legislators call for Sheldon Silver to step down

Area state legislators Dan Stec and Betty Little, reacting to the corruption charges filed against state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, say its time for Silver to give up his post so the state can get back to business at hand.

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Delila Walter, a key figure in Thurman’s history, reminisces as she nears 100

A strong-willed, enterprising woman raised in primitive rural conditions — who changed the course of her mountainous hometown — recalls aspects of her life in vivid detail as she nears her 100th birthday.

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Funiciello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District of — who shook up politics in the Capital Region and lower Adirondacks by winning a historically large portion of the vote — testified before the NY Assembly days after he was helping boost membership in his state's party and setting the course for the organization in Warren County.

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Gov. Cuomo proposes $1.66 billion property tax break

Identifying high taxation as a longstanding problem in the state, Cuomo proposes a program that should return an average sum of $781 to 543,300 upstate homeowners and renters through an income tax credit.

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Regional broadband, sewer projects could be competing for $500 million grant

Cuomo's proposal of a competition of upstate economic development councils vying for three $500 million grants sparks ideas about what regional projects would be eligible.

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Essex County supervisors back editorial

 The 18 members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support and editorial written by the editorial board of this newspaper.

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U.S. Rep. Gibson says he's giving up his seat in Congress

Beloved by upstate voters, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson makes the surprise announcement that he's retiring from Congress — at least temporarily.

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Rep.-elect Stefanik briefs Willsboro, Essex residents on upcoming term

Representative-elect Elise Stefanik (R-NY) met with future constituents in Willsboro on Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Geraghty of Warrensburg chosen to lead Warren Co. board

The man who steered Warren County's finances successfully through the dark days of the recession is again chosen — for the third year — to lead the county.

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North Country leaders look forward to upcoming legislative session

Albany agendas for North County officials include mandate relief, increased infrastructure funding and rollbacks of some of the state's most controversial policies

Minerva Government Class facilitates disucssion with BOE candidates

MINERVA — The school’s cafeteria had determination in the air on Tuesday evening as students, community members and Board of Education candidates gathered for a public forum. On Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., students from Chris Fink’s Participation in Government class sat at a table in the front of the room next to two of the three candidates petitioning for the one spot on the board. Students Jessica Hill and Sydney Baker led the discussion as they read community submitted questions and timed the candidates responses.

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New ethics law passed by Warren County board

With its new Ethics Law, Warren County toughens its standards of conduct for public employees and elected officials, while establishing an independent, non-partisan county Board of Ethics to review allegations of impropriety.

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Local biz to state: Sign off on signs!

Local stakeholders are renewing calls for signage variances as state land master planning process moves forward.

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What’s next for the Greens?

Although they fell short of winning office in last week’s state and federal elections, Green Party officials say the best is yet to come.

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Stec blasts Cuomo's veto of bill that benefits veterans

New York's lawmakers are urged to override Gov. Cuomo's veto of a bill that helps veterans earn retirement benefits for time served in the military.

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