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Lt. Gov. Hochul visits Glens Falls to unveil Cuomo’s new initiatives

Area community leaders hear about the proposals in Gov. Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in her recent visit to Glens Falls — and Hochul along with many of Cuomo's initiatives receive a warm welcome.

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Program offers support for daycare providers

Adirondack Foundation, in partnership with the Cloudsplitter Foundation, Chapel Hill Foundation, AdkAction, the Grabe Family Foundation, and the McLanahan Family Fund, is now offering grants to daycare providers in the northern Adirondack region.

PfPA announces officers

At its regular monthly meeting at the Lake Forest Retirement Community Library on Saturday, Jan. 11, People for Positive Action (PfPA) elected a slate of new officers to serve for the coming year.

Northern Insuring promotion

The Board of Directors of Northern Insuring Agency, Inc announces the promotion of Tammy Bell-Martin to Associate Vice President of the corporation effective Thursday, Jan. 1.

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Employee workshops scheduled to aid farmers

Cornell Cooperative Extension/CCE will offer training to help farmers who will be hiring their first employees in 2015.

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Former U.S. Rep. Bill Owens named to board of Arrow Financial, Glens Falls National Bank

Former Congressman Bill Owens takes on a new role: as a director of both Arrow Financial Corp. and Glens Falls National Bank. Arrow Financial has a wide influence in upstate New York — its subsidiaries and affiliates include Saratoga National Bank and insurance providers Loomis & LaPann insurance agency, McPhillips Insurance Agency, Upstate Agency, Capital Financial Group — as well as North Country Investment Advisors.

United Way Halfway There

The United Way of the Adirondack Region announced this week that they have just passed the half-way mark of their fundraising goal for this year’s campaign.

Bus company to bring 50 new jobs to Plattsburgh facility

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Prevost, a division of the Volvo group specializing in touring coach and bus assembly, has opened a new production line in sister company Nova Bus’ expanded Plattsburgh facility.

Lake Champlain cleans up in 2015 federal budget increase

Key funding for Lake Champlain has been included in the comprehensive budget package passed by Congress last week.

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Moutain Lake PBS CEO Recore to retire at end of the year

Alice Recore, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mountain Lake PBS for the last 11 years, will be retiring on Dec. 31.

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Common Ground Alliance issues updated Blueprint for the Blue Line

The Adirondack Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has released the updated Blueprint for the Blue Line, a set of legislative priorities for the Adirondack Park for 2015 and beyond.

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Cuomo launches solar initiative

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo last week announced the launch of Community Solar NY, a new effort under the NY-Sun initiative to make implementing solar easier and more affordable for communities across the state.

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Local United Way seeks partner agencies

SEFA applications now available

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2015.

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New identities mark new era in regional health care

New names for the four-hospital affiliation known as Fletcher Allen Partners, and its individual members, were made official last month in recognition that the partnership has become one organization focused on delivering academic medicine to the people of Vermont and northern New York more efficiently and as close to home as possible.

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Old Stone Barracks to be new home of Valcour Brewing

Friends of the Old Stone Barracks (FOSB) is pleased to announce the results of their request for proposals and a new life for Plattsburgh’s Old Stone Barracks.