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Area leaders ask Sen. Gillibrand for help in boosting economic growth

In a meetup with area leaders, U.S. Sen. Gillibrand is asked to help lure a new hockey team to Glens Falls, to commit more federal funds toward local infrastructure repair and expansion, and to assist Glens Falls Hospital with its financial shortfalls. Gillibrand, in turn, talked of new funding sources for small businesses and revealed she saw her first rock concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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Curtis Lumber set for PetAPalooza

Curtis Lumber will host their fifth annual pet adoption day Saturday, June 14, across select retail stores located throughout New York and Vermont.

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SUNY Adk.’s new CEO honored as giant chair is unveiled

As a giant Adirondack chair is dedicated on the SUNY Adirondack campus in conjunction with the inauguration if the institution's new president Kristine Duffy, students talk about their views on Duffy's character and the new course she envisions for the community college.

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Area businesses get behind CATS Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike

The business communities in Westport and Essex see potential benefits coming from the upcoming Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday May 3.

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Olsen to head Homeward Bound Adirondacks

The Reverend Col. Eric Olsen, (Ret.), has been hired to serve as the Executive Director of Homeward Bound Adirondacks succeeding Maj. Gen. Mark Graham (Ret.).

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4-H youth participate in public presentation day in Westport

On March 15, 86 4-H youth from ages 5 to 18 gathered from all over Essex County from Ticonderoga to Ausable at Westport Central School for the annual Public Presentation Day.

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January Sheriff's Report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the month of January, 2014:

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Bogstompers Wanted

If you’ve got a knack for the natural world, then local scientists have a job for you

DEC headquarters in Ray Brook to get upgrade

The front entrance to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 Office in Ray Brook will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 Due to construction work.

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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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Pendragon to open season with reception

Pendragon Theatre will celebrate the start of its 34th Season with a Reception at Nonna Fina Restaurant, 151 River Street, on May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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New gallery's spring exhibit debuts

Giant Mountain Studio, a remarkable addition to the cultural scene in the southern Adirondacks, is hosting an opening reception for its spring exhibit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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CATS to host trail walk between inns of Westport, Essex

Champlain Area Trails is teaming up with the Essex Inn, Westport Hotel & Tavern and other local businesses to host the North Country’s first “Inn-to-Inn” hike Saturday, May 3.