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New poll spells good, bad, ugly for Cuomo

A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.

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Inside the Courtroom: An exclusive look at Essex County's sweeping drug raids

A firsthand courtroom account of the people, the charges and the narcotics involved in Friday's sweeping drug raid across Essex County

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Seton Catholic rallies to win Section 7 Class C title

Seton Catholic rallied to beat Ticonderoga in the Section 7 Class C championship game Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field House. The Sentinels got off to a great first quarter leading 11-7. Seton then rallied to within one point at the half.

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Moriah Vikings win Section 7 Class D Boys Championship

Moriah Vikings beat the Westport Eagles to win the Section 7 Class D Championship in boy’s high school basketball Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field house. After a very slow first start to the game for both teams, Moriah went on a 7-0 run forcing Westport Coach Ike Tyler to call a timeout.

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Lady Vikings Win Section 7 Class D Hoop title

The Moriah Vikings got off to a rapid start with a 17-1 first quarter lead in the Section 7 Class D Championship game against Elizabethtown Friday evening at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

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Inter-Lakes cuts staff

33 positions being cut in Ticonderoga

Inter-Lakes Health is eliminating 33 full-time positions. Chip Holmes, Inter-Lakes CEO, announced the personnel cuts Feb. 12.

Woman, man found dead following murder, suicide

At 5:10 a.m. Feb. 10, the Plattsburgh Police Department received a 911 call from a paper carrier on Maryland Road who found a note on the door at 79 Maryland Road reporting a murder suicide.

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Douglas opts out of NY-21 race

Douglas announced Feb. 4 that he would not be seeking the NY-21 seat, currently held by Plattsburgh’s Bill Owens, who has announced he will not seek re-election.

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Missing Australian man found dead

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, New York State Forest Rangers located the body of missing Australian man Captain Paul John McKay, 33, ending a search effort that lasted nearly two weeks.

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DEC To Dismantle Marcy Dam

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has decided to dismantle Marcy Dam, which was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.

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Bill Owens not running for re-election

With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds.

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Rivers sentencing delayed

Third man to be convicted in death of Keeseville man seeks new council

Michael Rivers, the man convicted on May 30, 2013 of first-degree manslaughter and gang-assault in the death of Keeseville resident Robert M. Rennie requested new counsel at his sentencing Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Essex County Courthouse. The request once again delayed sentencing for the third and final individual to be charged in relation to the father of two’s death.

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Former State Supreme Court Judge arrested for felony DWI

Former Essex County State Supreme Court Justice James P. Dawson, 68, of Elizabethtown was remanded to Essex County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 5 charged with a felony DWI.

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County under State of Emergency

Please be advised that the Town of Jay, Essex County, Clinton County, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County have all declared a State of Emergency as of 4 p.m. today.

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Moriah Center woman dies in house fire

Police, fire investigators search for cause

The woman killed in a Moriah Center fire Dec. 3 has been identified as Sierra Daha. Daha, age 22, died in an upstairs bedroom during a blaze at 2726 Dugway Road. Two people — the home’s owner, Mary Daha, age 81, and Damian Sprague, age 20 — escaped the fire. Neither was injured.

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