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Dan Wasneechak has had a bumpy ride in the two months he's headed up the North Country Children's Clinic in Waterown. After announcing its temporary closure, then working on a deal to keep it open, Wasneechak will resign on Friday. Photo: Joanna Richards
Dan Wasneechak has had a bumpy ride in the two months he's headed up the North Country Children's Clinic in Waterown. After announcing its temporary closure, then working on a deal to keep it open, Wasneechak will resign on Friday. Photo: Joanna Richards

Head of Children's Clinic resigns in wake of financial upheaval

The head of the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown says he'll resign after Friday. A spokeswoman for Samaritan Medical Center, which is temporarily operating the clinic, said Dan Wasneechak submitted his resignation yesterday. She said he gave no reason for his decision.  Go to full article
A team of rivals: Gov. Cuomo (center) has appointed former Gov. George Pataki (left) and former NY Comptroller H. Carl McCall (right) to the New York State Tax Relief Commission. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo.

Cuomo says state can afford tax cuts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he thinks the state can afford a tax cut next year, despite a projected $1 billion budget gap.  Go to full article
Current and former residents of Watertown's north side neighborhood, near the New York Air Brake plant, listen to a presentation about a health study the state Health Department will carry out. Photo: Justin Sorenson, Watertown Daily Times

Public weighs in on Air Brake site study

Earlier this week, a researcher from the state Health Department met with Watertown residents from the neighborhood near the New York Air Brake plant. The Health Department has agreed to study the area's disease patterns because residents suspect that pollution from the plant has made people sick.  Go to full article
Peter Frenette from Saranac Lake launches into space during the Flaming Leaves competition in Lake Placid. Photo: Mike Lynch, <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>, used by permission

North Country gears up for Russia Olympics

There are just about 100 days to go before the Winter Olympics in Russia. Once again this year, athletes from the North Country are expected to be in the running for...  Go to full article
A Seaway freighter passes under the bridge near Massena in December 2012.  Photo: David Sommerstein.

Seaway tonnage down 11%

The St. Lawrence Seaway is still trying to dig itself out of a recession slump. After posting a 4% tonnage increase last year, shipping between Great Lakes and foreign ports...  Go to full article
Education Commissioner Dr. John B. King, Jr. Photo: NYSED

Cuomo supports ed. officials on Common Core standards

Governor Cuomo offered some support to top state education officials, who are getting blow back for a rough start to the implementation of the new common core principles in...  Go to full article
Northern Flicker (red-shafted variety) feeding young. Photo: Larry Master, used with permission

Natural Selections: Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker is one of the most recognizable birds. This distinctly-marked member of the woodpecker family, instead of browsing wood for their food like their...  Go to full article