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Ranch panels stolen from fairgrounds

Equipment used to hold youth horse shows during the Essex County Fair has come up missing three weeks after the annual festival.

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North Country Regional Youth Justice Team established

The North Country Regional Youth Justice Team, one of eight established across the state as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to reform New York’s juvenile justice system, met for the first time in Lake Placid, bringing together key partners to begin discussing ways to improve outcomes and continue to reduce the number of youth who become involved in the system.

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July Essex County Sheriffs report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:

Kelley earns defender award

Angela Kelley walked out of the Bar Exam, “packed up her stuff in Albany, and showed up ready to work on Monday morning,” at the Essex County Public Defender Office.

Hague break-in leads to arrest

A 30-year-old man was arrested on a felony burglary charge in connection with an early morning break-in July 30 at an occupied home on Split Rock Road in Hague, police said.

Sheriff’s report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:

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NCCC project could aid Ticonderoga police

Ti PD could locate its office in former Lowe’s building

The proposed North Country Community College expansion could mean big changes for the Ticonderoga Police Department. The department could move to the former Lowe's building.

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Cuomo targets distracted driving violators

Fines increase for driving while texting, talking on cell phones

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Friday, July 26 announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations.

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Ticonderoga police to increase school presence

Parents ask for police in school buildings

Students will notice an increased police presence in the Ticonderoga Central School District this fall. Ticonderoga police have agreed to patrol the district’s three schools — high school, middle school and elementary school — on a regular basis and will be at schools during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal beginning in September.

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Veterans court operating in county

Information meetings set in Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Lake Placid

Information meetings on the Essex County Veterans Court program will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga VFW on Shore Airport Road; Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Keeseville VFW on Route 9; and Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid American Legion on Main Street.

Moriah man charged

A two-time felon from Moriah was jailed July 11 for allegedly hitting a woman with a flashlight and choking her unconscious, state police said.

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Plattsburgh pet shop owner arrested for 20 counts of animal cruelty

Northern Puppies pet shop owner Tammy Staley was arrested Wednesday, July 10 and charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty after police found sick and dead kittens in the back room of the store.

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Essex County Sheriff's monthly report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:

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Drug abuse coalition seeking input

Next meeting July 9 in Ticonderoga

A coalition seeking to address drug abuse issues in Ticonderoga wants to extend its reach. The group, which met for the first time in June, is asking concerned citizens to attend a meeting Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the Community Building.

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Indian Lake custodian arrested for allegedly raping student

New York State Police recently arrested an Indian Lake Central School custodian for allegedly raping a student at the school during his evening shift.