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Essex County lawmakers react to Cuomo's $1.6 billion property tax relief plan

Essex County lawmakers are seeking clarification on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $1.6 billion property tax credit that was rolled out earlier this month.

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Lt. Gov. Hochul visits Glens Falls to unveil Cuomo’s new initiatives

Area community leaders hear about the proposals in Gov. Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in her recent visit to Glens Falls — and Hochul along with many of Cuomo's initiatives receive a warm welcome.

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Barrett announces candidacy for Essex County Judge

Lake Placid attorney Brian Barrett has announced he will run for Essex County Judge, challenging incumbent Richard Meyer.

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Area legislators call for Sheldon Silver to step down

Area state legislators Dan Stec and Betty Little, reacting to the corruption charges filed against state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, say its time for Silver to give up his post so the state can get back to business at hand.

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Funiciello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District of — who shook up politics in the Capital Region and lower Adirondacks by winning a historically large portion of the vote — testified before the NY Assembly days after he was helping boost membership in his state's party and setting the course for the organization in Warren County.

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Gov. Cuomo proposes $1.66 billion property tax break

Identifying high taxation as a longstanding problem in the state, Cuomo proposes a program that should return an average sum of $781 to 543,300 upstate homeowners and renters through an income tax credit.

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Regional broadband, sewer projects could be competing for $500 million grant

Cuomo's proposal of a competition of upstate economic development councils vying for three $500 million grants sparks ideas about what regional projects would be eligible.

Essex County to get HIPAA refresher training

Essex County lawmakers have approved a refresher course to bring staffers up to speed on federal privacy regulations.

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Essex County Judge Meyer to seek re-election

Essex County Judge Richard Meyer announced last week that he will seek re-election in November.

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Essex County supervisors back editorial

 The 18 members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support and editorial written by the editorial board of this newspaper.

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U.S. Rep. Gibson says he's giving up his seat in Congress

Beloved by upstate voters, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson makes the surprise announcement that he's retiring from Congress — at least temporarily.

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Essex County officials sworn in as county kicks off 216th session

Lawmakers granted Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas and Vice Chair Bill Ferebee another year at the helm on Monday, Jan. 5.

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Lakes to Locks receives EDC funding for geotourism efforts

Lakes to Locks Passage, based out of Crown Point, has received $153,000 to help support its geotourism initiative.

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Ticonderoga receives infrastructure improvement funding

The town has received a pair of awards from the state of New York to help improve an aging infrastructure.

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Moriah receives funding for water line improvement

Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said money awarded through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council will help to renovate a “miss-mash” of lines that run water to residents on Mountain Spring Road.

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