The current councilman will be the new Supervisor of Willsboro after receiving 505 votes in the Nov. 5 General Election. Incumbent Supervisor Ed Hatch received 287 votes.
Incumbent town supervisor Dan Connell will remain in office for town of Westport. Connell won the election by 185 votes. Connell received a total of 325 votes while first time candidate Jim Carroll received 140 votes.
Two years after Supervisor and former Essex County Board chairman Noel Merrihew, III, was ousted by Margaret Bartley, he was returned to office by voters, 248-195, after ballots were counted Nov. 5.
When polls closed in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 5, Minerva Town Councilman Stephen McNally was edging incumbent Sue Montgomery Corey by eight votes in the supervisor’s race.
By a vote of 288-200, voters in the Village of Keeseville have approved the dissolution plan of the municipality. With the result, the village As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be no more Village of Keeseville.
Residents of the town voted 245-148 Oct. 16 in favor of a town resolution eliminating the town justice position currently held by Robert Minogue. That will leave Dan Deyoe as the lone town justice, overseeing cases at the Au Sable Forks Community Center Monday nights.
The body of Scott W. Haworth, 46, of Chicopee, Mass., was located on Oct. 12 at approximately 4 p.m. after hikers reported to New York State Police they had discovered a body about one-quarter mile off the Round Pond Trailhead, where his car had been discovered Sept. 10.
Mark J. Devlin, 64, and Donna M. Tefoe, 40, of Jay were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree (B felony), Sexual Abuse First Degree, (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor). The following day in a separate case, Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with Rape First Degree; Forcible Compulsion (B felony) and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child Under the Age of 17 (A misdemeanor).
Plattsburgh Police arrested a man for lewdness after a woman reported he was following her in his vehicle while masturbating.
The Adirondack Drug Task Force (ADTF) arrested two men in possession of what is believed to be the largest single seizure of heroin to date in Clinton County on Oct. 2.
The third and final trial in the murder of Keeseville man Robert Rennie, Jr., ended with a guilty verdict against Paul Taylor, 39, of Keeseville. A jury returned with guilty verdicts on all three charges on Oct. 1 after one day of deliberation, murder in the second-degree, first-degree gang-assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Taylo
Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, 41 malnourished horses have been seized and their owner, Shelley Wing of Essex, has been charged with 41 counts of failing to provide sustenance for them.
Essex County’s second largest private employer, NYCO Minerals, has a plan to ensure another 10 years worth of mining at their Lewis mine, but it will require a land swap with the state.
New York State Police along with the Chicopee, Mass. police are working together in a search for an avid hiker who was last seen in Keene Valley. Scott Haworth, 46, of Chicopee, Mass. was reportedly last seen Sept. 5 at the Valley Grocer in Keene Valley attempting to cash a check. He was reported missing Sept. 10 by a coworker in Massachusetts when he hadn’t been heard from since Aug. 24. Chicopee Police Captain Dan Sullivan said they handed over the search to New York State Police when Haworth’s car, a 2002 Red Ford Focus, was located Sept. 5 in Keene at a parking area on State Route 73 near the Round Pond trailhead.
With a hardy GOOD MORNING PLATTSBURGH!, WOKO’s Wild Bill Sargent kicked off the Drive for the DAV from the top of Plattsburgh’s Macdonough Monument.