PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City's recent "Alarm Systems" law updates will soon charge Lake City businesses and homeowners for false alarm calls.

ALBANY — Upstate school districts are facing financial storm clouds even as they eye reserve funds to tide them over as the Cuomo administration withholds 20 percent of their state support.

NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 rose to a record high Friday as investors continue to look forward to the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy.


COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — St. Michael's College managed to keep coronavirus cases at bay for almost two months this fall with students tested upon arrival and once every three weeks.


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against the coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers Friday.


LIBOURNE, France (AP) — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked "I (heart) u." Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult's help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma…


Champlain Area Trails recently hosted a volunteer trail project at their new Essex Quarry Nature Preserve. Volunteers helped staff cut brush and fallen trees along two separate paths that are part of a network of trails going around the quarry. The day brought in 16 volunteers, along with th…

Ticonderoga School District is advertising for a superintendent starting for 2021-22

SARANAC LAKE – As the new student representative on the North Country Community College Board of Trustees, Jessica Kemp said she plans to be a strong voice for students, according to a press release. 

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus deaths surged across the U.S. and public health experts begged people to stay home and avoid big Thanksgiving gatherings.

Trump has claimed the election was marked by widespread fraud, but has lost legal challenges of the results. Some national GOP officials are calling on him to concede, or at least allow Biden to have access to intelligence briefings and other agency materials to assist in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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