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Douglas’ resignation to see supers shuffle

Essex County Board Chairman Randy Douglas’ resignation at the end of the week will lead to a shakeup in the board’s leadership, the first in nearly four years.

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GOP faithful rally for Meyer in Lake Placid

Supporters gathered at a Lake Placid fundraiser last week to rally for incumbent Essex County Judge Richard Meyer, a Republican who is running for re-election against Lake Placid-based attorney Brian Barrett.

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Petition process nears for officeholders, candidates

Essex County officeseekers and hopefuls will hit the streets within the next few weeks to start collecting signatures as part of the petitioning process.

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Ticonderoga Central budget meets tax levy cap

Thanks to mild increases and the use of long range planning, the Ticonderoga Central School District has adopted a budget which will meet the state’s tax levy cap in 2015-16.

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Ti district voters hear about capital project plans

Over two days, voters in the Ticonderoga Central School District had the chance to hear about the infrastructure plans for the district in the coming years.

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Essex County Chair to take state job, announces resignation

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas will resign to accept an appointment from the governor, he announced this morning.

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Mineville hydro project in final stages

A vision created in 1990 is one hurdle away from becoming a reality, bringing new life to the pits and underground tunnels that put Mineville on the map.

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New roof proposal at Ti schools includes solar paneling

School officials are hoping to let the light shine down on new roofs if a $7.3 million capital project is passed by voters May 19.

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Auditorium renovations sought at Ti High School

Funding to renovate the historic Ticonderoga High School auditorium will be part of a multi-million dollar capital improvement project district voters are being asked to approve May 19.

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Crown Point water system receives second life

Charles Harrington has heard the news he has been waiting on for the past year.

Schroon Lake Central budget meets tax cap

Bus, maintenance props also on May 19 ballot

Members of the Board of Education gave their blessing for the 2015-16 financial plan to be passed onto the voters of the district last month.

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Common Core: Schools see opt out numbers rise while Crown Point Central sees no opt outs

Nearly a quarter of Ticonderoga school district students did not take a standardized English test last week, raising questions about whether key federal funding could be withheld due to not enough students taking the Common Core exams.

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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show

Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.

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NYSUT endorses opt-outs following landmark education reforms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week's state’s education reforms will be a bedrock of his legacy. But for one powerful union, they’re a disgraceful sham.

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Ticonderoga school board approves $7.3 million bond referendum

The Ticonderoga Central School District Board of Education voted unanimously to let district voters decide on a new capital improvement project to address several issues on its campuses.

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