MALONE –– Franklin County’s tourism promotion contract with the Local Development Corp., which was suspended in April as county officials prepared for anticipated multimillion dollar revenue losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been reinstated.

MALONE –– Despite the complexities created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Franklin County’s financial picture has improved to the point that it could soon be removed from the state Comptroller’s Office list of fiscally stressed municipalities, county Treasurer Fran Perry told members of the count…