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

Essex County passes best value procurement law

Essex County has passed a best value procurement law, a revision to state finance law that allows the county to look at additional factors when selecting how to award contracts.

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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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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.

Town of Essex Proposed Zoning Law Revisons Available for Review

Proposed revisions to the Town of Essex Zoning Law are now posted on the Town’s web site (www.townofessex.us) under the section titled “Proposed Zoning and Planning.”

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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 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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Essex, Willsboro join together to honor vets

Champlain Valley residents turned out in droves last week to honor veterans in Willsboro and Essex.

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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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What’s next for the Greens?

Although they fell short of winning office in last week’s state and federal elections, Green Party officials say the best is yet to come.

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BOE schools supers on spoiled ballots; Westport council race still too close to call

Essex County Board of Elections gives lawmakers crash course in spoiled ballots as two local races hang in the balance.

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Stec blasts Cuomo's veto of bill that benefits veterans

New York's lawmakers are urged to override Gov. Cuomo's veto of a bill that helps veterans earn retirement benefits for time served in the military.

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NY21 Stefanik wins the district but (narrowly) loses her backyard

While the Congresswoman-elect scorched her Democratic opponent by 20 points, the GOP rock star failed to pull off a victory in Essex County.