Voters will go to the polls from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Village Offices (58 Liberty St.) to determine the fate of the Keeseville Dissolution plan, which was accepted by the village board of trustees in July. A “yes” vote will accept the plan and lead to the dissolution of the incorporated municipality on Dec. 31, 2014. A “no” vote will defeat the plan, voiding the previous vote in February that favored dissolution by a tally of 268-176.
Supervisor Sharon Boisen said there would be no referendum on the Nov. 5 general election ballot asking voters to choose between the current three-member assessment board comprised of elected officials or consolidating the department into a sole, appointed position.
Essex County may be out of the running for one of three casinos planned to be built in New York in the next few years, but Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow believes there is still a way to bring gaming to the region.
During the APA meetings Oct. 10 and 11, the Regulatory Programs Committee first denied an appeal of Sunset Farm, Ltd. owner Daniel Arbour after confusion over the status of the application to use the property as a private airport. The committee then recommended that the application go through a public hearing.
Residents of the town voted 245-148 Oct. 16 in favor of a town resolution eliminating the town justice position currently held by Robert Minogue. That will leave Dan Deyoe as the lone town justice, overseeing cases at the Au Sable Forks Community Center Monday nights.
15 North Country World War II veterans, some bent with age, one standing with the help of a walker, straightened with pride and offered a crisp military salute to the flag. This was the opening volley of the send-off ceremony Oct. 12 for the most recent trip by North Country Honor Flight to the Washington D.C.’s World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Monument, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.
The contentious quest to lead Thurman government now features a face-off of the two candidates for town supervisor in a rare local Meet the Candidates night.
Jay residents will have the opportunity Oct. 16 to decide whether to keep two town justices or eliminate the position currently up for election. A “yes” vote will eliminate the position, while a “no” vote will keep both justice positions.
Town Supervisor Ed Hatch said the town has started to create a plan to update and repair the wastewater treatment plant, which has been working for almost two decades without a rest.
Representatives from Transmission Developers Inc. held a public meeting in Plattsburgh Oct. 1 to discuss plans for a proposed underwater power transmission cable which will traverse the length of Lake Champlain.
Saturday’s scheduled Honor Flight will be going on as scheduled, despite the ongoing government shut down.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors officially approved a request from the two towns during its monthly meeting Oct. 7 to contract with Wainwright, a county employee in the Real Property Services Department, to serve as the sole assessor for the municipalities on a one-year trial run.
Voters will be able to meet this year’s candidates for various positions in the town of Johnsburg government during a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.
Ownership of the 41 horses seized from an Essex Farm now lies with Essex County after the owner failed to produce a $43,890 bond for their care while the criminal investigation continues.
Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.
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