Tedra Cobb, who’s running for Congress in New York’s 21st district, released a reform agenda Tuesday that focuses on taking power away from corporations and their influence in politics.

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 –– In the week since New York officially ended cash bail for many nonviolent criminal defendants, concerns over a spate of anti-Semitic incidents and other recent alleged crimes committed by those released under the law have spurred calls to undo parts of the legislation.

MALONE –– New York must encourage growth, state Sen. Betty Little said in response to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and Democratic challenger Tedra Cobb broke fundraising records in the fourth quarter of 2019, with Stefanik pulling in $3.2 million and Cobb $2.05 million, the candidates said in separate news releases issued Wednesday.

WATERTOWN — A federal appellate court has ruled that the pending sale of Jreck Sub’s assets can proceed, denying a motion to stay the sale brought by the ex-wife of former Jreck principal Christopher M. Swartz.

A recent report from the Adirondack Foundation shows that communities throughout the Adirondack Park struggle with a shortage of child care providers, affordable housing and transportation, and drug addiction treatment options, among other things.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, last week voted against a bill that would have increased the state and local tax deduction from $10,000 to $20,000 for people filing a joint return and hiked the top marginal tax rate.

KINGSBURY — Farmers are taking their own lives at 3 1/2 times the rate of the general population, which U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Some fire departments are objecting to a new requirement in state criminal justice laws that take effect Jan. 1 that requires they and other “potential” criminal case witnesses submit to criminal background checks, concluding it is an invasion of privacy.

MALONE –– The impeachment of President Donald Trump is nothing but a circus, according to Kari Martin of Brushton.

BEDFORD HILLS –– Joyce Mitchell, the former civilian prison employee who pleaded guilty to helping two murderers break out of the Clinton Correctional Facility, could be released from prison early next year.

PLATTSBURGH –– Sunrise Adirondacks activists marched through downtown Plattsburgh as snow dusted their yellow beanies and matching signs etched with calls for action on climate change, chanting as they pushed toward congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office at the Clinton County Government Center.

PAUL SMITHS — Research by Paul Smith’s College professor Lee Ann Sporn and her students shows disease-carrying ticks are continuing to become more common throughout the North Country. At the same time, her research is threatened by a lack of funding from the state and federal governments.

MALONE –– The line stretched the length of the coolers as people gripped carts and baskets, waiting patiently to sort through movies stacked in purple boxes with color coded prices ranging from $1.96 to $19.96.

SARANAC LAKE –– North County Community College is projecting a $330,000 deficit for this year, according to Vice President for Administration & Fiscal Operations Robert Farmer. He says part of the problem is that there is not enough revenue coming in to meet the expenses.

In Thursday’s public impeachment inquiry hearing, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik addressed witnesses’ statements that her committee members were sharing “harmful” theories and received sympathy from committee members and witnesses for social media attacks.

The unemployment rate in Franklin County remained flat in October, staying at levels reached early in the spring after two months of increase over the summer, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Labor.

MASSENA –– Those who know Steven Nadeau, a restaurant owner in this town near the Canadian border, like to joke that his place is internationally renowned. A decade ago, the crispy wings and deep dish pizza were so popular among his northern neighbors that he bought a second cash box for Can…