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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Homeschooling movement sprouts shoots in North Country

Following a battlefield year in public education, a core of local parents have begun to mobilize to discuss alternative options for their children.

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Bureau hopes Adirondack chair makes buzz on social media

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the return of the #Adirondack CoastChair.

County to state: We need $400,000 for new kitchen

County officials are confident that they'll land $400,000 in state funds for the construction of a new senior meal kitchen in Westport.

Public invited to Tupper Lake open house

The public is invited to an open house at the new Tupper Lake Information Center designed to talk tourism and the destination master planning process.

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Walkers march for children’s mental health

Mental health issues, say advocates, are misunderstood conditions that can be treated and managed just like any other issues, like diabetes and asthma.

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Thrift shop hosts annual lunch

The volunteers at the First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop in Ticonderoga came together recently for their annual luncheon and recognition ceremony.

Stec announces infrastructure, economic grants

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) announced last week the availability of economic development and infrastructure federal grant funding for municipalities in Essex County.

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Real property tax auction scheduled

City of Plattsburgh Chamberlain Richard Marks has announced that the City of Plattsburgh will hold a Real Property Tax Foreclosure Auction of four properties on Wednesday, June 3 beginning at 10 a.m. at the West Side Ballroom, located at 253 New York Road in Plattsburgh.

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Plan drafted by DEC for restoration of Great Camp Santanoni

Public meeting to be held for information and comments

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released an updated draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Camp Santanoni Historic Area to restore and maintain the historic site, Commissioner Joe Martens announced Wednesday, May 13.

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Crown Point Young Women empowered at CFES conference

Forty young women, grades 7 through 9, from Crown Point Central School spent the day at the CFES Center to learn about self confidence and self esteem at the “Girl Power: Developing Essential Skills for Success” Summit.

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Two Clinton County school budgets fail

Chazy Central and NCCS await new election June 16

Every school district in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties saw successful passage of their budgets except Chazy Central Rural School (CCRS) and Northeastern Clinton Central School (NCCS).

Elizabethtown woman slapped with forgery charge

State police arrested an Elizabethtown resident this morning after she allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription at a Plattsburgh pharmacy.

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School budgets pass across Central Essex County

Voters approved school budgets across the central section of the county by wide margins on Tuesday, putting a cherry on top of an otherwise fractious year.