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The Essex County Board of Supervisors

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Otis Bridge replacement begins

Construction crews have started the work to replace the bridge, and members of the Essex County Public Works Committee were briefed on the project by DPW Supervisor Tony LaVigne.

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IDA formulating plan to attract businesses

FEMA to buyout 26 porperties

During the Dec. 10 Economic Development, Planning and Publicity Committee meeting, IDA Director Carol Calabrese said her agency was working on a new plan to help attract business to the county.

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Essex County Board votes to table bed tax

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has decided to place on hold a move to increase the county occupancy tax from 3 to 5 percent.

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Essex County budget in peril

Essex County officials traded ideas on how to balance the county budget at a meeting on Nov. 19.

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Concerns raised over Ethics Board re-appointment procedure

The Essex County Board of Supervisors re-appointed a member to its Ethics Board but not without procedural concerns being raised.

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Essex County ranked 21st in state Healthy County study

Essex County is in the top third of healthiest counties in the state of New York.

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County chair wants to look into sexual offender residency law again

Four years ago, Washington County enacted a local law that restricted where registered sex offenders could live in their county.

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Spiny water flea just a preview of more dangerous invasives to come

Mark Malchoff believes that the presence of the spiny water flea in local lakes and canals is only a warning.

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Occupancy tax numbers on the rebound in Essex County

While a green winter may have been a bit of a nightmare for Adirondack businesses, occupancy tax numbers have been strong as the weather has warmed.

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NCCC budget passes Essex County Ways and Means

The proposed 2012-13 budget for North Country Community College was passed, 16-1 (one absent - David Blades of Lewis), by the members of the Essex County Ways and Means Committee July 30.

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Sheriff’s Dept. helps with Border Patrol stops near Champlain Bridge

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department was part of a check point with New York State Police and Border Patrol agents recently.

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Essex County Highway Dept. seeks loan while waiting for Irene funds

The Essex County Highway Department will be taking a loan from its parent.

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Essex County senior picnic funding restored

Newcomb Supervisor George Canon moved a resolution through the Finance Committee meeting June 18 to restore up to $5,000 in funding needed to hold the annual Office for the Aging senior picnic this summer.

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Essex County changes election worker training

The Essex County Board of Elections (BOE) will have a new way to train election workers by bringing it to them.

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Essex County accepts new weighted vote numbers

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has a new count when it comes to representative voting, with Jay moving into the coveted “top four.”

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Fuss about chairs irks Chair Douglas

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas was not pleased that some have tried to politicize the purchase of new chairs.

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Supers debate lunchtime closures for departments

A discussion on changing the summer hours for one county department led to talk about all departments during the Finance Committee meeting April 16.

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Residency no longer a requirement in Essex County

Board of Supervisors rescinds employee regulation

The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a pair of resolutions at its March 5 meeting, rescinding the county's residency policy as well as granting residency waiver requests for 14 current out-of-county residents.

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Supervisors pass resolutions for DC

Funding requests part of packet to be sent to federal representatives.

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