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Boat washing program set for May debut

Those wanting to learn more about the new boat washing program on Lake George can visit a new website created through the Lake George Park Commission.

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Ahead of primary, GOP NY21 hopeful Elise Stefanik talks tax reform, small business growth

One of the two Republicans seeking her party’s nomination in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), Elise Stefanik sees herself as the small business candidate.

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Before tax sale, Moriah nabs property

Within spitting distance of this town’s water treatment plant at the edge of Bartlett Pond is a sprawling half-acre abandoned eyesore that the supervisor of this rural town says is a threat to public health.

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Pipeline gets greenlight

Proposed natural gas spur to benefit county’s largest private employer

International Paper (IP) passed a major hurdle towards developing a new energy source for their mill in Ticonderoga on Wednesday, April 9 when the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) voted to support a pipeline that would direct natural gas to the plant.

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NY21 Roundup: Where the candidates are on ballot access, fundraising and coveted endorsements

Everything you need to know about the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens as the candidates enter the next phase of the race.

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Property rights group to celebrate 20th anniversary

A Constitutionalist group that lobbies to protect property rights is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a banquet — and all are invited.

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Stec, Little: new state budget has virtues, shortfalls

Legislators in the lower Adirondacks say the tax cuts and some of the appropriations in the 2014-15 budget are welcome, but taxpayers and businesses need substantial tax relief to for the area to have a vital, healthy economy.

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NY21 Dem hopeful Steven Burke talks jobs, infrastructure

It's a long and lonely road to the Democratic primary, says the other candidate in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Bill Owens

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New poll spells good, bad, ugly for Cuomo

A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.

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County stalled on the tracks when it comes to increased rail traffic

Representatives from Canadian Pacific (CP), the railroad operator responsible for shipping crude oil from North Dakota through the North Country on its way to a processing center at the Port of Albany, told the Essex County board of supervisors, first responders and members of the public at a meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at the Government Center they were working closely with local officials in drafting emergency response plans in the event of an accident.

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NY21 GOP hopeful Joe Gilbert talks energy policy, free market, governmental overreach

Meet Joe Gilbert, a Republican seeking his party's nomination for the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens.

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Essex County lawmakers talk possible lawsuit, Nye closing

Despite their festive attire — including comically-large bow ties and wardrobe choices that protected all participants from Leprechaun pinches — the Essex County board of supervisors was all business at their meeting on Monday, March 17 at the Government Center.

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Green Party hopeful Matt Funiciello opens up

Meet Matt Funiciello, a local baker seeking to land the Green Party’s nomination in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens, a Democrat who announced in January that he is retiring from his four-year stint as the federal representative of New York’s 21st District.

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Legal staffing discussed at Essex County committee meeting

County attorney Daniel Manning asked Essex County lawmakers March 10 for a resolution to recruit assistant public defenders and assistant district attorneys from adjoining counties.