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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.

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Crown Point seeking final water district surveys

Crown Point officials are looking to complete the water district income survey which has been taking place over the past several months. To do so, they need at least 95 percent of the system users to fill out an income survey.

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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North Warren prepares for major technology upgrade

NWCS to receive $297,000 from the Smart Schools Bond Act to upgrade technology and promote college and career readiness.

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Funding sought for Schroon hall expansion

Town officials are working to secure a $75,000 grant in order to expand the town hall to provide more room for the municipal court.

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Crown Point declares state of emergency over water lines

To do so, members of the Crown Point Town Board voted March 12 to enact a state of emergency in regard to repairs needed to fix a leak at the main intersection in the hamlet, where Route 9N/22, Sugar Hill Road and Creek Road meet.

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Ti water department feted for winter work

Over the past two-plus months, members of the Ticonderoga Water Department have responded to 54 pipe freeze and leak calls as well as over 20 main line breaks.

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Guerin re-elected Port Henry Mayor

Ernie Guerin was re-elected to his fourth term as Mayor of Port Henry, earning 91 votes against the 55 ballots cast in favor of opponent Jack Sheldon, March 18.

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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.

Port Henry trustees look into fixing community sidewalks

Members of the Village Board of Trustees are looking into making repairs on the sidewalks within the municipalities limits.

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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.

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