Canton, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — It took a few days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his budget plan last week for many North Country school districts to realize they had a problem. The initial funding proposal didn't provide enough money to help them out of the budget hole.
But there's still some hope in the governor's proposal. His plan includes more than $200 million in what's called fiscal stabilization funding. The idea is to help schools with a spike in pension costs this year. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — The U.S. military is in the process of cutting almost half a trillion dollars from its budget over ten years. The Pentagon says the cuts will lead to a more agile force with a new strategic mission. A new Army report weighs alternatives for restructuring that could affect Fort Drum. Under one scenario, the post could see an increase of 3,000 soldiers, but under another, it could lose up to 8,000 soldiers and 15 percent of its civilian workforce. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says he's strongly opposed to Governor Cuomo's Reproductive Health Act. He says it would lead to too many late-term abortions. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2013 — It's been a tough winter so far in the Adirondack backcountry for skiers and snowmobilers. But in some parts of the North Country there's been just enough snow for a good... Go to full article
Jan 29, 2013 — New York authorities host forums to inform people of the state's stricter gun control law. Congress passed a $50.5b to aid the reconstruction period for Superstorm Sandy... Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — A group of non-profits in the Plattsburgh area has planned a series of events in February to celebrate the season and help beat the winter blahs. The series includes more... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jan 29, 2013 — Community Performance Series in Potsdam presents a weekend of music and dance with two world reknowned ensembles. The Turtle Island Quartet will join with Luna Negra Dance... Go to full article