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What Cuomo’s proposed tax overhaul means for the North Country

As the pressure ramped up last week for state lawmakers to deliver a budget by March 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo launched a campaign to push his proposed property tax cuts.

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Search for county medical director, psychiatrist mirror national trends

Essex County has been without a full-time medical director and staff psychiatrist since the mental health department’s medical director, Dr. Kausar Chaudhry, resigned last December.

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Bill to add family court judge in Warren Co. advances in NYS Senate

For years, Warren County's family court system has been overloaded. Now, it looks like relief is on the horizon.

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Public hearing set on Hurricane, St. Regis Mt. fire tower

The APA announced that the proposed final drafts of the Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area Unit Management Plans (UMP) would be the topic of a public hearing Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. with attendees being able to review the document starting at 5 p.m.

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Westport residents learn cost for new, renovated buildings

Almost 60 residents in the town of Westport turned out for the third time to hear the price tags for bringing three community service buildings into the 21st Century.

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County to hold meth workshop

Methamphetamine use is apparently on the rise in Essex County and is no longer unavoidable, District Attorney Kristy Sprague told the Board of Supervisors last month.

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Doheny enters NY-21 race

Matt Doheny announced his bid for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat Feb. 19.

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Dems choice keeps quiet

Members from the Democratic committees met in Long Lake two days before Valentine’s Day to quietly make their choice for a candidate to replace the current incumbent Congressman, Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, who announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking re-election.

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Sen. Schumer to visit Glens Falls, talk about securing $700,000 brownfield cleanup grant

Sen. Schumer is to announce lobbying for money he says will boost Glens Falls' economic development and mitigate potential public health hazards from exposure to chemical pollution.

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Lake George town & village sign joint services agreement

To boost efficiency and save taxpayers' cash, the town and village of Lake George agree to consolidate an array of their municipal services.

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Essex County needs psychiatrist... but they're not alone

Essex County's ongoing search for county medical director, psychiatrist mirror national trends

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Etown replacing town water meters

Town employees are working with Riznick Construction to install new digital-read water meters in each home and business in the district.

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Last of the small town games

North Elba chief Roby Politi recalls 1980 Games on CBS’s 60 Minutes

North Elba supervisor Roby Politi appeared on a 60 Minutes Sports segment broadcast nationally Wednesday, Feb. 5, to discuss how a crew of civic leaders spearheaded the push to bring the Winter Olympics to Lake Placid in 1980.

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Horace Nye sale delayed, again

The sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the Bronx-based Centers for Specialty Care (CSC) was delayed again last week as the parties continued to negotiate a resolution to an issue involving the septic system and sewage pits as a result of the detection of some contaminants, county attorney Daniel Manning told lawmakers at their full board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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Stefanik the choice for NY-21 GOP chairs

Essex County GOP Chairman Ron Jackson, former Essex Supervisor, announced that 11 of the 12 counties had given their blessing to Elise Stefanik, the current Willsboro resident who has served in the George W. Bush cabinet and the Paul Ryan Vice Presidential candidacy team.