Graduation rates for students who entered ninth grade in 2015 in the five northern Franklin County high schools matched or exceeded the statewide average, according to figures released Thursday by the state Education Department.

QUEENSBURY — The man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase on the Northway last fall that ended with a crash that killed a well-known Brant Lake businessmen told officers after his arrest that he fled because he was “late for a birthday party.”

ALBANY — State officials have blocked 59 police agencies from access to computerized motor vehicle data because they have yet to certify they will refrain from sharing the information with federal immigration enforcers.

ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…

Bryon J. Dibble, 38, was charged by Malone Village Police with second-degree burglary, a felony; and second-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree menacing and two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, after he allegedly smashed in the door of a neighboring apartm…

ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.

WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took initiative in Washington, D.C., to study the results of pre-trial release.

ALBANY — The state Senate Democratic majority proposed and passed a package of voting reform bills during the Senate’s first day of session.

ALBANY — A few days after a Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, New York legislators gathered with activists, educators and medical providers in Albany to push for the passage of two bills that would eff…

ALBANY — As state lawmakers returned to the Capitol last week, the bail reform law passed in last year’s historically productive legislative session has carried over into the new year with tension.

MALONE –– Holly Manley is an animal lover and it shows. She has seven cats, one of which is pregnant. She also has two dogs, a ball python and two sugar gliders –– marsupials similar to a flying squirrel.

MALONE –– The Malone Winter Carnival parade –– which was resurrected in 2012 after a decade-long absence, went on hiatus in 2018 and returned in 2019 –– will not take place this year, or in the foreseeable future.

BRUSHTON –– For village Mayor Kevin Pentalow, it was back to business as usual Thursday –– his first Village Board meeting since his release from the Franklin County Jail.