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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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FAQ: Key issues surrounding the state's sweeping education policy

Following the passage of the state budget on Tuesday, New York’s education system is set to implement some of its most dramatic and fundamental reforms in years.

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State legislature approves bump in oil spill fund

Essex County lawmakers and environmental groups say the approved increase to the state's oil spill fund is crucial as more oil tankers roll through the region.

Morgan granted bond

The embattled Essex town clerk has been granted conditional bond following his arrest last month on a series of federal pornography charges.

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Queensbury super-at-large is leaving his Warren County post. Is a statewide campaign brewing?

Political observers are speculating that Westcott might be trimming his responsibilities so he can conduct advance work on a campaign to elect U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson to the governor's office in 2018.

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Essex County drawn into battle between growing rifts in hospitality biz

Traditional hoteliers are pressuring Essex County to close what they view as a bed tax loophole on vacation rental properties.

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County lawmakers want to drug test welfare recipients. But will it work?

Should recipients of public assistance be required to submit to random drug testing? Absolutely, say Essex County lawmakers. But is it feasible?

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NYSUT, school districts blast Cuomo on proposed education reforms

The controversy roiling school districts across the state reached Elizabethtown last week when unions met to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education reforms.

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Rates on the rise at Port Henry, Bulwagga Bay campsites

Rates at the two campsites along the shore of Lake Champlain here will increase for the upcoming season.

ELCS, Westport teacher associations to hold forum on Gov. Cuomo's proposed education policies

Teachers associations from ELCS and Westport will host an evening of dialogue next week to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed education policies.

Essex County supers resolve cemetery issue, authorize fairgrounds usage to Westport

Essex County lawmakers sailed through a series of resolutions last week before adjourning for the rest of the month in order to attend conferences.

Democratic committee endorses Barrett

The Essex County Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed Brian Barrett for Essex County Judge last night and we were all impressed with the articulate message delivered by Barrett.

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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