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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.

Slots open on Westport planning, zoning boards

The Town of Westport has openings on both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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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.

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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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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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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