A local group hoping to help in the fight against drug abuse in the area are ramping up their efforts.
A multi-agency drug sweep netted 13 suspects on felony drug charges across the county this morning. Investigations are ongoing and additional arrests are anticipated, say state police.
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Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns recently presented his plan to bring in a K-9 unit using leftover funds from 2014 along with budgeted funds for 2015. He said when looking into the possibly of bringing a dog onto the force, Vergennes was the main town he researched.
83-year-old Joseph R. Rodriguez of Mineville was shot in the abdomen with a 12 gauge deer slug by another hunter while hunting in an area off Bartlett Pond Road.
2009 accident claimed life of A.T. Morette
Morette, who was 60 at the time of his death, was an avid runner and community pillar in Ticonderoga. He was allegedly hit by a tractor-trailer truck at around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Route 22 and Shore Airport Road in the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2009. The case remains unsolved.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting would like to hire six correctional officers to bolster his department’s ranks.
Local officials and volunteers were honored last week by the New York State Humane Association for their role in rescuing 41 neglected horses from an Essex farm.
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Chief Mark Johns of the Ticonderoga Police Department has announced the department is making the necessary steps to get a K9 unit on board.
Crown Point officials will look to smooth out the rough edges of a proposed new local law that would address nuisance properties in the municipality.
A group of anonymous residents in Ticonderoga have banded together funds to help authorities find the person or persons who were behind the September fire at St. Mary’s School.
Officers from the Ticonderoga Police Department arrested Dustin Smith (18 years old, resident of Mineville) for Assault in the 2nd Degree (D/Felony).
The Essex County District Attorney’s Office announced that Sept. 11, after a two day trial, an Essex County Jury returned verdicts of guilty on all four counts of an indictment which charged Brandon Martinez DOB: May 3, 1987, with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class B Felonies) and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (Class B Felonies).
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