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Rotary provides books to students

SARANAC LAKE — This week more than 500 books will be delivered to Saranac Lake students, K-5, a gift from the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake. The Rotary Club puts a book in the hands of every child every year to celebrate Read Across America and fulfill the club’s literacy initiative. ...

Stefanik: North Country can reopen sooner than downstate

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was appointed by President Donald Trump on Thursday to serve on the bipartisan Task Force to Reopen the Economy. The task force includes 32 of the 435 members of the House of Representatives and 65 of the 100 senators. From New York, Reps. John ...

‘LIBERATE!’: Trump pushes states to lift restrictions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home restrictions. Some states under Republican leadership edged toward easing up the mandates aimed at stopping the ...

Many laid-off workers getting more on unemployment than on the job

WATERTOWN — Many workers who were recently laid-off are slated to collect more money on unemployment than they did at their jobs, which for some business owners is concerning when it comes to hiring them back. “We have never seen a time where unemployment pay is greater than ...

County finances look bad amid outbreak

Local counties are heading into rough financial times as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a lack of revenue, increase in costs and slowing of state aid. “Fighting this virus, all the action forward, basically is on the backs of the counties,” said Essex County Board of ...

Stefanik named to presidential task force on restarting economy

365体育网站U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was appointed by President Donald Trump on Thursday to serve on the bipartisan Task Force to Reopen the Economy. In a brief statement on Twitter, Stefanik said, “I’ll fight for #NY21 small businesses & hardworking families! We will ultimately ...

NNY farmers face lower milk prices

365体育网站 WATERTOWN — The agricultural coordinator for Jefferson County is saying farmers appreciate Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s efforts to bring economic relief to farmers in the north country, which could be coming shortly. Farmers across the country let alone the North Country are ...

WPTZ announces upcoming move to Cornelia Street in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — WPTZ says its Plattsburgh team will soon exit its Television Drive location to broadcast from a state-of-the-art studio at 308 Cornelia St. WPTZ/WNNE President and General Manager Justin Antoniotti said construction had been underway for a few weeks as crews worked to ...

Students could take SAT at home if schools remain closed

A home version of the SAT college entrance exam is being prepared in case schools remain closed into the fall, College Board officials said Wednesday as they announced the cancellation of June testing. Instead of a paper-and-pencil test given under proctors’ supervision, the home ...

Local airports to receive CARES Act funding

PLATTSBURGH — Airports in the tri-county area will have access to emergency federal funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday that New York state airports will collectively ...

Trump resort in Florida lays off 560 workers due to virus

365体育网站 DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The Trump golf resort in South Florida where President Donald Trump initially wanted to host this year’s Group of Seven summit has temporarily laid off 560 workers. A notice that the Trump National Doral Miami filed with the State of Florida at the end of last month ...

In shutdown, a glimpse of life with no movie theaters

NEW YORK— Jennifer Page jokes that four months in, this decade is already the worst of her life. A server at a nearby resort, she’s out of work due to the pandemic. After someone tested positive at her mother’s nursing home, Page moved her into a room off the dining room. Two ...

Comparing precautions

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — Go shopping around here, and you’ll see a wide variety of coronavirus safety practices. Many stores have signs reminding people to keep 6 feet apart. Some have clear plastic shields between customers and cashiers. Some limit the number of customers who can come inside at ...

Some businesses open amid outbreak

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through the business world, with many shrinking, struggling or closing altogether. However, some entrepreneurs are still going ahead with their grand openings and entering their first days with altered plans. --- Quarantine ...

Virus sours business for already-reeling dairy industry

365体育网站 MARSHFIELD, Vt. — This was supposed to be rebound year for dairy farmers embattled by at least four years of depressed milk prices — and then the coronavirus hit. Schools, restaurants, institutions and universities closed to help slow the spread of the virus, wiping out much of the ...

 Landowners’ Association retains former APA lawyer James Townsend

365体育网站 FULTON — The Adirondack Landowners’ Association, a leading voice for wise stewardship and sound resource management of private lands in the Adirondack Park, announced that it has retained the services of James T. Townsend as its legal advisor. Townsend retired as general counsel for the ...

Here’s what you should know about relief money

Americans are beginning to see the first economic impact payments hit their bank accounts. The IRS tweeted Saturday that it had begun depositing the funds into taxpayers’ bank accounts and would be working to get them out as fast as possible. The one-time payments were approved by ...

Rural hospitals face critical financial challenges

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — Before the coronavirus pandemic, many rural North Country hospitals were operating on razor-thin margins. Now, hospitals are facing revenue losses that could force this area’s health care providers to rethink how they deliver care. Three hospitals that serve residents ...

MVP Health Care waives costs for COVID testing, treatment

SCHENECTADY — MVP Health Care, which includes Franklin and Essex counties in its 700,000-member market across New York and Vermont, announced Tuesday it is waiving all costs related to testing and treatment of COVID-19. “Now more than ever, our members must have access to services that ...