On Common Ground writes, performs play
On Common Ground, a group of Moriah Central School students, is tackling teen issues through acting.
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).
Ownership of the 41 horses seized from an Essex Farm now lies with Essex County after the owner failed to produce a $43,890 bond for their care while the criminal investigation continues.
Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.
Ticonderoga, Schroon events Oct. 26
The Ticonderoga Community Coalition will partner with the town and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to host a “Take Back” event at the Ticonderoga Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department will also host “Take Back” events that day at the Schroon town hall and the public safety building in Lewis.
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
A Chateaugay man was injured in a North Hudson motor vehicle accident Sept. 18.
Elementary-middle school lock down slated Oct. 17
Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School will be locked down as part of a safety drill Oct. 17. Students, faculty and staff will implement a new plan designed to protect them in the event of an emergency at the building.
The trial of the third and final suspect in the murder of Robert Rennie began on Tuesday. Paul Taylor, 39, of Keeseville was charged with second degree murder, second degree gang assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Rennie’s body was found near an iron footbridge on Mill Hill Road in Keeseville Aug. 26, 2012. Autopsy reports showed he died from blunt force trauma that caused two collapsed lungs and internal bleeding.
Schroon man arrested
The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the law enforced no matter personal opinion.