You will note that on my website I have listed as one of my favorites http://news.nnylin.net which is an excellent free source of early newspapers of
Now you can search many more digitized newspapers from microfilm at www.fultonhistory.com
This site is brought to you by Thomas Tryniski who tells me that he worked as a consultant on the Northern New York Newspaper Project.
Here is a list of the current papers that he has on his site, all fully searchable.
Valley News 1947-1999
Miscellaneous Very Early Newspaper transcripts from Upstate New York
Tom tells me he is adding more newspapers all the time.
Keep checking his site for more.