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Upstate New York Maple Syrup Lands National Wal Mart Deal

Central and Upstate New York is known for many things; Pizza, Chicken Riggies, Half Moons just to name a few. Another item that should be on the list, but probably not getting the recognition it should is Maple Syrup. It may change soon with a Canton Syrup maker getting a national distribution deal


Cuomo criticizes Democrats for anti-Trump agenda

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday criticized fellow Democrats — including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — saying they’re spending too much time attacking President Trump and not enough time explaining their own vision for the nation.


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Cuomo, Island allies ready to rumble over tax cap

With one of his biggest legislative accomplishments – and most significant Long Island-centric reforms – facing imminent extinction, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and political allies rallied Sunday in Nassau County.


SUNY Potsdam professor’s new novel set in rural NY state

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam professor Rick Henry’s latest novel, “Letters,” is set in a rural area of upstate New York, a region that he has continued to use as a backdrop for his fiction writing over the span of his 20-year career at the college.


Crossing Andrew Cuomo’s red lines

The governor has made passage of the budget contingent on a few policy demands. Will lawmakers comply?. From the beginning of this year, it appeared that New York state was going to have a budget season like no other in recent history. Democrats have their strongest hold on the state Legislature in


Essex sheriff: Emaciated dogs saved by hotline call

NEWCOMB — Two Newcomb residents face animal cruelty charges after an anonymous tip led Essex County Sheriff's deputies to their home. Due to that call to the Essex County Animal Cruelty Hotline, they found two large-breed dogs that "were severely emaciated due to lack of care," the Sheriff's Departm


Candidates named in NCCC president search

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College officials have revealed the names of three finalists seeking to succeed President Steve Tyrell. Ron Cantor of Maine, current NCCC official Joseph Keegan and Sara Thompson Tweedy of Westchester County will visit the college this Monday through Wednesday.


Tupper requests access from homeowners to install meters

TUPPER LAKE — This village has sent out letters to everyone on its municipal water system, requesting easement rights on their property to install water monitors required by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in basements and backyards, and they are starting to get a response.


Clarkson back on top of ECAC

LAKE PLACID — A 12-year drought for the Clarkson University men’s hockey team is over. On Saturday in front of 5,713 fans at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, the Golden Knights captured their first ECAC title since 2007 and sixth overall, defeating Cornell 3-2 in overtime in a game filled with dra


Stefanik: Green New Deal too costly

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says she opposes the proposed Green New Deal resolution because it will raise taxes and change the economy. “It’s a massive tax hike on American families,” the Republican from Schuylerville said in a recent phone interview. “It’s a non-starte


After overtime controversy, Clarkson knocks off Cornell on Klack’s winner to secure ECAC Hockey crown

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — For the second year in a row, Clarkson found itself in overtime in the ECAC Hockey championship game. This time, it ended differently for the Golden Knights.


Borrow, Bolt enjoy journey with Stanley Cup

LAKE PLACID — The Stanley Cup made an appearance in Lake Placid on Friday for all to see. The legendary trophy, won by the Washington Capitals last season, was on free display in the late morning and early afternoon for hockey fans to view and take photos with at the entrance of Herb Brooks Arena in


Bears buried early in season-ending loss

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Six players scored for No. 10 Cornell as Brown University fell to the Big Red, 6-0, in the semifinals of the ECAC Tournament at Herb Brooks Arena on Friday.


Essex County Health to bar patrons: ‘Bottoms Up!’

ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Health Department is taking the fight against colorectal cancer ... to the bar. This month marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the department is doing its part by leaving educational messages, in the form of drink coasters, at local bars and restaur


Winter roars despite arrival of spring

SARANAC LAKE — A winter storm that was at times caught between snow and rain sent a school bus and many other vehicles skidding of roads on Friday. A National Weather Service winter storm warning, issued at 3:45 a.m. Friday, included southeastern St. Lawrence County, southern Franklin County and wes


Cornell's Loss a Fitting Microcosm to Frustrating Season

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The famous Miracle on Ice rink was packed, filled nearly to the rafters with Clarkson fans who’d taken the 90-minute trip. The arena was loud, aided by a healthy contingent of vociferous Cornell fans.


Slick, snowy Lake Placid road closed after crashes, then reopened

LAKE PLACID — Snow, rain and declining temperatures caused three vehicles, including one tractor-trailer, to crash on Old Military Road Friday night, leading the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department to shut the road down for more than two hours.


#10 Men's Hockey Meets Clarkson In Title Game Tonight

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Cornell men's hockey team will compete in the ECAC Hockey Championship game for the second time in the last three years when it clashes with Clarkson at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the U.S. with Perry Laskaris


Essex County leads DEC spring fish stocking list

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released information on its spring fish stocking schedule, and Essex County leads the way statewide with 97 locations.