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Legal staffing discussed at Essex County committee meeting

County attorney Daniel Manning asked Essex County lawmakers March 10 for a resolution to recruit assistant public defenders and assistant district attorneys from adjoining counties.

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Warren County leaders mull establishing Ethics Board

To meet prevailing of public officials, Warren County leaders consider establishing a county Board of Ethics and beefing up their Ethics Code & Disclosure Policy.

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Stefanik makes campaign rounds in Westport

Stefanik, who has worked in her family’s plywood business in Broadalbin, said their company has supplied materials for the Dick Sherman-led company for many years.

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ROOST chief exhorts lawmakers to look outward in promoting region

Jim McKenna, head of the office that spearheads tourism efforts for Essex and Hamilton counties, dazzled lawmakers from across the North Country on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a lively presentation that stressed the importance of tourism in growing the region’s economy and why local officials need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing their communities.

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Woolf makes media rounds

NY-21 candidate meets with Denton Publications, other news outlets

Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf said it was an “enormous release” to finally go public with his campaign.

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Local towns still uncertain on new tax law

A recent veterans exemption raises tax burden questions

Towns throughout Essex County have been deciding whether or not to implement a Veterans Tax Exemption law signed by Governor Cuomo on December 18, 2013. The legislation allows Boards of Education of school districts to offer the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption (Real Property Tax Law § 458-a).

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Frontier Town could headline property tax sales

Essex County officials wrapped up the last of their three task force meetings to determine the fate of the former Frontier Town property in North Hudson on Monday, March 3.

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Essex County Bridge work to continue

The new Moriah Center Bridge is open to traffic, Department of Public Works chief Anthony LaVigne said in his report to the DPW committee Feb. 12, and the project will go into winter shutdown until weather conditions permit construction to restart.

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County on track with flood buyouts

The last real estate closings for Essex County’s flood buyout program should be done by the end of the week, county attorney Daniel Manning told county lawmakers Monday, March 3.

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Cuomo energizes state lawmakers at 2014 Adirondack Winter Challenge

With an aim of boosting tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Lake Placid and Lake Clear and joined about 400 public officials and community leaders in the Adirondack Winter Challenge Event that featured friendly competition in outdoor sports.

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Owens reaches out

Guns, min wage, retirement hot topics at town hall Wednesday, Feb. 26

Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) held a telephone town hall Wednesday, Feb. 26, with constituents of New York’s 21st Congressional District to discuss policy in Washington, his recent work in the district and issues reflecting both national and local concerns.

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Two York?

Grassroots movement calls for state to split into pair of autonomous regions

Grassroots movement calls for state to split into pair of autonomous regions

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Hungry for the Woolf

Since Aaron Woolf was selected by Democratic officials to run for the congressional seat being vacated by Bill Owens on Feb. 12, the candidate has not publicly spoken with the press.

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Officials gather for NY Legislative Breakfast

The North Country Chamber of Commerce hosted a standing-room-only crowd of local business people and politicians for their annual New York State Legislative Breakfast Feb. 28.

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Navtours sailing away from future city marina project

Confidence is running high within the City of Plattsburgh’s political apparatus that a deal can be brokered on a city marina project in time to have something in the water by summer, but a major player in the process is pulling out.