Four environmental advocacy groups have joined with a California environmental “law organization” to express their concerns over the recent passage of a state constitutional amendment allowing for a land swap between the State of New York and NYCO Minerals, based in Willsboro with mining operations in Lewis.
At first glance, the waters of the expansive lake that lends its name to this village in southwest Franklin County are as tranquil as ever. Beneath the icy surface, however, a dispute over how tourism funds should be allocated is causing waves.
The announcement last week that Congressman Bill Owens would not be seeking re-election in November has both Republicans and Democrats moving around the deck chairs to seek out their top candidates for what may be a wide-open contest.
A total of 14 bridges in Essex and Clinton counties will be replaced in an effort to shore up infrastructure in the wake of extreme weather.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors had a full slate at the first round of monthly committee meetings at the board of supervisors chambers on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Chairman Randy Douglas released the committee assignments for the year at the annual Organizational Meeting, with North Elba Supervisor Roby Politi replacing former Ticonderoga Supervisor Deb Malaney as the chair of the Economic Development Committee.
With little fanfare, Representative Bill Owens’ (D-NY 21) office issued a press release Tuesday announcing that he will not be seeking re-election for the Assembly seat he currently holds.
The last time Ellenburgh had a town clerk other than Thelma LaBombard, Richard Nixon was in the White House, gas cost 35 cents a gallon, and a dozen eggs could be had for 62 cents.
Pburgh ushers in new mayor
Jim Calnon was sworn in as Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh on Jan. 1, and he’s doing his best to hit the ground running. He was administered the oath of office at the auditorium in City Hall by Plattsburgh City Court judge Mark Rogers.
One of the new members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors entered his first elected office, while a second moved up from his town council seat to the chief administrative position and a third returned after a two-year hiatus.
In his State-of-the-State speech Jan. 8, Cuomo proposed a wide array of initiatives — many of them targeting vital upstate issues.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo showed his fiscal hand two days prior to the annual State of the State address Jan. 6, proposing a two-year property tax free for residents as long as their political leaders keep budget increases within the state’s tax levy cap. Under his proposal, tax credits would be given to residents of any municipality where the government stays within the cap in the next two fiscal years which would, in essence, freeze their tax rate.
Annual appointments look much like 2013
The town of Ticonderoga’s new administration is now in place, but residents shouldn’t expect many major changes.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors approved the use of $128,000 from fund balance to operate the currently county-owned facility in Elizabethtown for another month during its Jan. 6 Organizational Meeting.
The Jay Supervisor was unanimously elected to serve an unprecedented fifth term as the boards chairman, with vice chairman Bill Ferebee of Keene being re-elected as well.
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