Politics

Does Race have a Place in Admissions?

ALBANY, NY- The New York State Bar Association has filed a “friend of the court,” or amicus curiae, brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al., which deals with race as a factor in undergraduate admission decisions. “Our brief emphasizes the…

Congressman Bill Owens pushing for Canadian Expansion into North Country

Owens Pushes for Canadian Business Expansion into New York State  NORTHERN NEW YORK – This week, Congressman Bill Owens traveled to Canada to continue his push for economic expansion of international business into New York State. Owens was in Cornwall, Ontario Monday to meet with the city’s Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses to…

Governor Cuomo Announces $25 Million Bombardier Expansion Project

Bombardier Transportation Expansion Project Will Create 100 Jobs and Retain 288 Jobs Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that with the support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, Bombardier Transportation is moving forward with its nearly $25 million expansion project in Plattsburgh. The expansion project was awarded $2.5 million through the Regional Council…

New Political Ad campaign has AARP running for Cover

AARP RESPONDS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AD: “THE CANDIDATES OWE VOTERS STRAIGHT TALK – NOT JUST 30-SECOND ADS.” A new ad campaign is using quotes from the AARP…  and AARP is distancing itself from those ads.. AARP Senior Vice President John Hishta says “The next president and Congress will decide the future of Medicare, and the…

Schumer – FEMA at odds over Keene Firehouse

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO REVERSE COURSE AND AGAIN APPROVE FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW KEENE FIRE STATION IN THE WAKE OF DEVASTATING FLOODING LAST FALL  – CALLS ON FEMA TO DELIVER FUNDING FOR RELOCATION & EXPANSION OF FLOODED SAFETY FACILITY, NOW IN DISREPAIR, ONE YEAR AFTER TROPICAL STORM IRENE Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged…

Greig NY Town Clerk Concealed Shortage

DiNAPOLI: MISSING FUNDS CONCEALED BY TOWN CLERK The clerk in the Town of Grieg used funds intended for an environmental improvement project to conceal a shortage in a tax collection bank account, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The case has been referred to State Police officials for investigation.…

Senator Gillibrand Visits Myriad RBM Friday

– U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Saranac Lake Friday morning to visit with and tour the new Myriad RBM facility in the old Village offices on Main Street in Saranac Lake.  Senator Gillibrand will visit Myriad at 9:30am and meet with local economic development leaders to discuss the region’s growth in the biotech…

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

Voter Registration Deadline nears for State & Local Primary Election – The State Board of Elections today reminds all state residents to register to vote for the September 13, 2012 primary elections. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by midnight, August 17th and received no later than August 24th to be valid for the…

ESSEX COUNTY BOOKMOBILE SALE GOES TO LIBRARY BOARD

EssexCounty’s committee on Public Safety hands over rights to the sale of their bookmobile to the Essex County Free Library system..  At a recent board meeting, Essex County Supervisors agreed to give the library the ability to make choices as to the disposition of their bookmobile..  Supervisor Robi Politi said “They can make whatever decisions…

FLYTE CHOSEN BY TOWN AND VILLAGE

The Town of Harrietstown and the Village of Saranac Lake are finalizing arrangements to jointly maintain and upgrade equipment and controls using Flyte pumps for managing sewage effluent at their new lift stations.. The water project, is nearly complete, in fact the water tank on Mt Pisgah is currently being filled and should be ready…

GAS PRICES ARE TOO HIGH – “IN VERMONT”

Editor’s Note: Most of us who travel into Vermont from New York know that those prices average 20 cents under the prices in New York… BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 6 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) chaired a Senate energy committee hearing today on why gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont have been among the highest in…

POLL – OWENS AHEAD of DOHENY

Owens Leads Matt Doheny in NY-21 Poll The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Anzalone Liszt Research poll that shows Bill Owens with a twelve point lead over Republican repeat challenger Millionaire Matt Doheny. Owens is earning 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race.   In the initial three-way head-to-head for New York’s…