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Rep.-elect Stefanik briefs Willsboro, Essex residents on upcoming term

Representative-elect Elise Stefanik (R-NY) met with future constituents in Willsboro on Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Geraghty of Warrensburg chosen to lead Warren Co. board

The man who steered Warren County's finances successfully through the dark days of the recession is again chosen — for the third year — to lead the county.

North Country leaders look forward to upcoming legislative session

Albany agendas for North County officials include mandate relief, increased infrastructure funding and rollbacks of some of the state's most controversial policies

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Essex County passes 2015 budget

Taxpayers to see 7.5 percent hike

Taxpayers will see a 7.5 percent tax levy increase in 2015 following an eleventh-hour session designed explore possible savings.

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Vergennes top officer highlights K-9 program successes

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.

Minerva Government Class facilitates disucssion with BOE candidates

MINERVA — The school’s cafeteria had determination in the air on Tuesday evening as students, community members and Board of Education candidates gathered for a public forum. On Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., students from Chris Fink’s Participation in Government class sat at a table in the front of the room next to two of the three candidates petitioning for the one spot on the board. Students Jessica Hill and Sydney Baker led the discussion as they read community submitted questions and timed the candidates responses.

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Lawmakers authorize county to move forward with cemetery acquisition

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the county to acquire the Old County Infirmary Cemetery through eminent domain.

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Crown Point urges residents to fill out surveys for water district funding

One way or another, the town of Crown Point is going to have to replace the water main lines in parts of its current system, some of which date back to 1890. The question is, how much do people want the estimated $5.98 million project to hurt their pocketbooks and wallets.

Thanksgiving closures announced

Town of Moriah and Village of Port Henry

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Crickets at Essex County budget hearing

Silence greeted lawmakers at Monday's public hearing on Essex County's proposed 2015 budget.

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Ticonderoga cuts two highway dept. positions from final budget

Despite an impassioned plea by the President of the workers union for the Ticonderoga Highway Department, two positions were cut as part of the adopted 2015 budget for the town.

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Ticonderoga area turns out to support IP pipeline

Adirondack Council also backs proposed plan

While government leaders had already thrown their support behind the idea of a natural gas pipeline crossing Lake Champlain from Vermont to International Paper - Ticonderoga Mill, they received the backing of the largest environmental watchdog in the Adirondack Park.

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DOT, Crown Point seek safety improvements for ‘bridge road’

Crown Point Supervisor Charles Harrington was presented with a petition from residents of his community wanting something to be done at the intersection of Route 185, the road leading to the Champlain Bridge between the two states, and Routes 9N/22.

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Voter suppression in Essex County? Unlikely, says Board of Elections

While nearly one-third of Essex County voters failed to fill in the propositions on their ballots on Election Day, Board of Elections brass says voter suppression is not to blame.

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Local biz to state: Sign off on signs!

Local stakeholders are renewing calls for signage variances as state land master planning process moves forward.

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