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Rules slated for shale gas drilling in NY

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued preliminary regulations that would permit hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in the state’s vast Marcellus Shale region.

Village OK’s vacation buyouts for employees

The village unanimously voted Monday to codify the practice of paying its non-union employees for vacation time they’ve earned.

Border security act trumps environment

A controversial bill that would grant Homeland Security broad powers over federal lands within 100 miles of an international border has caused a backlash among a variety of groups in Border States.

October is fire prevention month

The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is emphasizing fire safety this October during National Fire Prevention Month.

Lawmakers seek to end county contributions to Medicaid

Lawmakers in Albany are pushing to get New York State to take over County Medicaid costs.

$8 Million Grant Program Launched

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has announced an $8 million appliance grant program

Russian skater charged in absentia

A Russian figure skater accused of stealing a car in Lake Placid last year and driving it while intoxicated has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Jobs act will extend $55 million in loans to small businesses

Funding for more than $55 million in loans to small businesses across the state will come through a small business jobs act that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Fought to Pass Last Year.

EPA staffer briefs APA on new air pollution regs

A top official with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was in the Adirondacks over the weekend to meet with environmental professionals about a variety of regional threats, from air pollution to invasive species.

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Senators call for creative economic planning

During a joint visit in Hamilton County late last week, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand spoke with community members and business leaders about the economic future of the North Country.

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