Essex County residents packed the Old Essex County Courthouse March 18 as the Board of Supervisors voted to seek a repeal of the highly debated New York SAFE Act.
Essex County Attorney Daniel Manning announced March 18 that the county had signed the contract between the county and Center for Specialty Care out of New York City had signed the contract for the sale of the county-operated care facility.
Meeting set for 6 p.m.
Essex County Lawmakers will decide today if their voice will join the growing number of counties that have called for state legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to re-think the SAFE Act.
Scott McDonald recently announced that he would be stepping down as the County Probation Office Director effective March 22.
A rabid raccoon was recently found in the town of Keene but not tested, which is the norm under Public Health Department policy.
While plans for the 165th annual Essex County Fair are well into the works, the fate of future fairs may be up to the Essex County budget committee.
During the March 7 regularly scheduled meeting, the Minerva Town Board passed a resolution asking the state to repeal the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.
Sprague announced Thursday, March 7 that she would seek re-election to the position during a gathering with family and supporters at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid.
Members of the Public Services Committee moved a resolution on to Ways and Means which would guarantee that any employee who needed a ride home in case of an emergency would have one.
Full board to vote March 18
Members of a special SAFE Act task force voted Monday, March 11, to seek a resolution from the full board asking the state to repeal the controversial gun laws which started taking effect Jan. 15.
Members of the county's Public Safety Committee tabled a potential resolution to curtail the hours of alcohol sales in Essex County form 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Essex County Department of Public Health Director Linda Beers told members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors March 4 that the town of Wilmington would be receiveing a detector as part of $26,000 in funding through the Creating Healthy Places Grant Program.
Executive Director Marty Nephew said that the two events will include a family carnival at the Schroon Lake City Beach on Saturday, March 16, starting at 1 p.m. The other will be a Family Fun Day which will be held at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School starting at 10 a.m.
North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas announced the findings of the chamber’s business confidence survey at the annual State Legislative Forum breakfast on Friday, March 1 at the Holiday Inn in Plattsburgh.
Business confidence reports show that North Country residents have faith that the local economy is on firm ground.
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