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Nominations Sought for Second Essex County ‘Farmacy’

AdkAction’s Farmacy project, a mixed-use healthy food retail storefront located in Keeseville Pharmacy, is seeking to replicate the model in the second location in Essex County.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Essex County looks to regulate coroners

After more than a decade of conversation and multiple Enterprise articles highlighting some faults in the elected Essex County coroner system, the Essex County Board of Supervisors could start regulating the coroners more closely.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Essex Co. WIC staff educate D.C. lawmakers

PLATTSBURGH — Essex County WIC Program representatives Krista Berger and Susan Cutting went to Washington, D.C., to meet with legislators and promote the WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program.


Essex County weighing land bank

ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is considering creating a land bank to address problem properties and reduce blight. Land banks are typically used by localities for neighborhood improvements. That could include tearing down unsafe structures or acquiring properties for redevelopment and repair.


$80 million in state funds to be invested in winter sports venue upgrades

LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority plans to start upgrading multiple winter sports venues this summer. In the past two years, ORDA has received $80 million in state money for capital improvements to winter sports venues it runs. Last month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed inve


Ratliff to challenge for Essex County clerk post

ELIZABETHTOWN — Kari Ratliff is looking to move from the Motor Vehicles Department here to the position of Essex County clerk. She hopes to snag the Republican Party endorsement; she has already won the nod from Moriah Town Supervisor Scozzafava, a Republican.


Saratoga Eagle Sales acquires Plattsburgh Distributing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Spa City-based beverage company Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service recently announced that it acquired Plattsburgh Distributing, a family owned beverage distributor servicing Clinton County.


Jason Bruce case headed to trial

PLATTSBURGH — Jason Bruce, the man accused of assaulting a Schuyler Falls woman and leaving her partially paralyzed, has rejected a plea agreement. The Wilmington man, charged with second-degree assault, a felony, appeared recently in Clinton County Court for a pretrial conference.


West Montreal skier dies at Jay Peak after striking trees

A season pass holder for decades at Jay Peak died on the slopes there Sunday after losing a ski and striking trees alongside a trail. Bruce Charron, 68, of West Montreal, Quebec, was immediately attended to by emergency responders and Jay Peak Ski Patrol and died later from his injuries, according t


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


New executive director coming to learning centers

LAKE PLACID — A new executive director is coming to North Country School, Camp Treetops and Round Lake Campus beginning July 1, 2019. Todd G. Ormiston, currently head of school at Mount Snow Academy in West Dover, Vermont, has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to be the next executive


Scary moment as bobsled narrowly misses worker on track

A bobsled track worker was just seconds away from being run down when he jumped over the barrier to avoid being hit by a bobsled. It happened Saturday at the World Cup bobsled event in Lake Placid, New York.


Tretiakov wins World Cup race, takes over points lead

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) -- Russia's Alexander Tretiakov had the fastest time in both heats and won a World Cup men's skeleton race Saturday. Tretiakov finished in 1 minute, 47.19 seconds. Latvia's Martins Dukurs was second in 1:47.33 and South Korea's Yun Sungbin was third in 1:47.44.


Northern Slavery: Part of the American Story

The Clinton County Historical Association has announced “Northern Slavery: Part of the American Story,” a lecture looking at slavery in New York, has been set for Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 pm.


Police: Felines swiped in burglary

PLATTSBURGH — A Plattsburgh woman is accused of burglarizing two separate rooms at the Maken Motel here within a few days of each other, stealing, among other things, two cats.


Clinton County sales tax still soaring

PLATTSBURGH — After last year's sterling performance in collecting sales-tax revenue, Clinton County is on an even better pace thus far in 2019. "It is still a very positive trend over 2018," said County Legislator Mark Dame (R-Area 8, City and Town of Plattsburgh).


Another dream comes true in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Eight-year-old Tiago Cusano of Miami, Florida, has never seen snow, but the native Floridian developed a fascination for bobsledding while watching the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics during an extended hospitalization for cancer treatment.


Wishes granted in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (WCAX) Tiago Cusano is an eight year old from Miami Springs, Florida. He's never seen snow before, and he loves bobsled. Thanks to Make-A-Wish and a little help from folks in the North Country, his dreams are finally coming true.