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.
The Week in Crime
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).
The week in crime
State Police arrested Tucker K. Karson, 21 of Crown Point on Sept. 2.
Parents, teachers and community members came to St. Mary’s Church Sept. 9 committed to move forward after having their hearts broken by the Sept. 5 fire at their school.
Sister Sharon Dalton, Principal of St. Mary’s School, announced when school resumes the primary grades (pre-k through fourth) would have classes at the Ticonderoga Methodist Church, while the upper classmen (fifth through eighth grades) in the would meet in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
While there is only one major scar on the outside of St. Mary’s School, inside the walls is a scene of destruction and devastation.
Chief Mark Johns has announced the fire has officially been deemed as suspicious and the investigation is in the early stages.
Ticonderoga Police confirm all potential accidental causes for the St. Mary's fire have been ruled out.
“It has been phenomenal,” Father Kevin McEwan said of the support he has received less than 24 hours after the fire was first reported. “So many have reached out and said whatever you need, we will work with you to make it happen.”