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County votes to hand Frontier Town to North Hudson

While the Essex County Board of Supervisors has officially voted to pass the former Frontier Town property to the town of North Hudson, obstacles remain.

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United front for Schroon

Siler, the Executive Director of the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, is currently working with several entities throughout the town to seek funding through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council, part of the new state funding program.

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American Crossroads has entered the ring in the fight for NY21

In an unprecedented maneuver, a powerful political action committee is now injecting cash into a Republican primary race

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Pending county ethics law to be reviewed soon

A law that is expected to assure that politics remains above-board is under consideration soon by Warren County leaders.

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On the road with NY21 GOP candidate Matt Doheny

Three weeks from primary, Matt Doheny is hitting the pavement, one doorbell at a time

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Five takeaways from the GOP debate for NY21

With the Republican primary on June 24 just three weeks away, Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik, met in the state capital for their first televised debate.

First Weekends mark first year

June marks the one-year anniversary of First Weekends in Plattsburgh, a grassroots community group formed for the purpose of bringing people to Plattsburgh’s historic downtown business district, and appreciation of the ‘Burgh’s burgeoning art scene.

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County rejects private bid for parcel, moves towards government takeover

On Monday, May 12, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject Moore’s bid and kick the property, which is located at the intersection of Blue Ridge Road and Route 9, over to the town of North Hudson for $60,000.

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Moriah town, school look for more ways to team up, please Gov.

It doesn’t matter what you have done in the past, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants more when it comes to municipalities working together.

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Area schools see budget success

Local school districts received their own passing grades from the community May 20, as all five districts were given approval to move ahead with the school board-adopted 2014-15 budget plans with accompanying tax levies.

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Essex County lawmakers, NY21 candidates sound off on the issues facing their communities

As the race for New York’s 21st grows increasingly ill-natured, it’s easy to forget that the sprawling district, which encompasses parts of 12 counties and covers some 16,000 square miles, faces real, concrete issues that demand leadership

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GOP Essex County lawmakers fall behind Stefanik

GOP hopeful Elise Stefanik, a Willsboro-based businesswoman and policy wonk, is solidifying her support in Essex County

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Ahead of tax auction, resident wages war against county

A long-simmering property dispute came to a head last month when lawyers for a local resident filed suit against Essex County ahead of an auction designed to sell off their tax delinquent properties.

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Schroon Lake CS budget meets levy

The proposed spending plan for the Schroon Lake Central School District will meet its threshold under the New York State tax levy cap.

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Putnam CSD prepares for 15-16 with new budget

“We have already consolidated all that we can,” Boucher said. “We are at a minimum to function in our business office, and the comptroller reminds us of that every year. The town already helps us with winter plowing and summer work and our transportation is contracted out. If they ask for past consolidation efforts, then we are fine. If they want anything new, the only thing left is the school.”