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Essex County Chair to take state job, announces resignation

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas will resign to accept an appointment from the governor, he announced this morning.

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Saranac Lake skatepark project in the final stages

Design and concrete companies beginning work in May

After 11 years of fundraising and planning, the Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee has reached the final stage of a long push for a park in the heart of the village.

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Mineville hydro project in final stages

A vision created in 1990 is one hurdle away from becoming a reality, bringing new life to the pits and underground tunnels that put Mineville on the map.

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New roof proposal at Ti schools includes solar paneling

School officials are hoping to let the light shine down on new roofs if a $7.3 million capital project is passed by voters May 19.

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Auditorium renovations sought at Ti High School

Funding to renovate the historic Ticonderoga High School auditorium will be part of a multi-million dollar capital improvement project district voters are being asked to approve May 19.

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Crown Point water system receives second life

Charles Harrington has heard the news he has been waiting on for the past year.

Schroon Lake Central budget meets tax cap

Bus, maintenance props also on May 19 ballot

Members of the Board of Education gave their blessing for the 2015-16 financial plan to be passed onto the voters of the district last month.

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Common Core: Schools see opt out numbers rise while Crown Point Central sees no opt outs

Nearly a quarter of Ticonderoga school district students did not take a standardized English test last week, raising questions about whether key federal funding could be withheld due to not enough students taking the Common Core exams.

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Cashman announces candidacy for the office of Plattsburgh Town Supervisor

Plattsburgh Town Councilman Michael Cashman announced his candidacy for the office of Plattsburgh Town Supervisor on April 13.

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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show

Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.

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NYSUT endorses opt-outs following landmark education reforms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week's state’s education reforms will be a bedrock of his legacy. But for one powerful union, they’re a disgraceful sham.

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Ticonderoga school board approves $7.3 million bond referendum

The Ticonderoga Central School District Board of Education voted unanimously to let district voters decide on a new capital improvement project to address several issues on its campuses.

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The new face of the Ti PD: Tusko welcomed to the force

Genier, a member of the Ticonderoga Police Department, was paired with her new canine companion, a pure-breed German Shepherd named Tusko, at the Shallow Creek Kennel in Middlesex, Penn.

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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.