Due to a reporter’s error, the cost to the town of Bellmont of maintaining County Route 24 was incorrectly characterized in a story in Monday’s Telegram. The cost is about 20% of the tax levy for the town’s highway fund.

MALONE — The number of active cases of the COVID-19 virus in Franklin County rose again over the holiday weekend, climbing to six.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are urging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to waive a state-imposed fee on fiber optic internet cables as the fee surprises corporations and halts broadband expansion projects in Northern New York. Earlier this year, the state Department of Transportation started ch…

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MALONE — The cost of maintaining County Route 24 is eating up a sizeable portion of the town of Bellmont’s highway fund, placing an unfair burden on town taxpayers, Bellmont officials told members of the Franklin County Legislature on Thursday as they appealed for an increase in the amount t…

The number is the highest since mid-May, when the county reported seven active cases of the virus and matched the total on May 15, the day the county and the North Country Region as a whole were cleared by the state to enter phase one of the reopening process.

NEW YORK — New York will create its own coronavirus order enforcement department as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo expressed concern Wednesday the virus could re-surge in the state as residents and local governments grow complacent about enforcing mask and social-distancing measures and the pandemic s…

Officials doubled the number of states from which travelers to New York are required to quarantine for two weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared in an updated executive order Tuesday.

The state Department of Health continues to investigate COVID-19 exposure in four virus clusters after officials traced multiple new infections to a student who recently traveled to Florida and attended a downstate graduation ceremony, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed an executive order ov…

New York will not reopen gyms, malls and movie theaters until health officials have more information about the impact of air conditioning circulating COVID-19 as the illness spikes across more than half the U.S., Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

MALONE –– Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision to exclude YMCAs from the list of facilities that will be allowed to reopen at the beginning of phase four could threaten the organization’s future, the head of the Ys in Malone and Plattsburgh said Wednesday.

State Assemblyman Dan Stec is joining other Republicans in calling for an end to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of his North Country colleagues and candidates agree now is the time; others are not so sure.

MALONE — Police Chief Christopher Premo feels prepared for any reform legislators may throw at him.