Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway met with members of the Denton Publications Editorial Board Oct. 17 to talk about current issues a day after the environmental group released its annual State of the Park report.
Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer said during the Oct. 21 Finance Committee meeting the Certificate of Need had been approved by the New York State Department of Health with an official approval forthcoming.
During their Oct. 21 meeting, committee members voted to seek bids for preparing the 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax sale of properties that are not paid up on property taxes.
This week school officials sent out their second annual School Community Survey to residents of the district. People are asked to complete and return surveys to the district by noon Nov. 8.
The defending Class C champions started their Class B run with a 2-0 win against Northeastern Clinton Oct. 23. After a scoreless first half, Taylor Saltus sent a pair of crosses into the box in the 37th and 55th minutes, finding the feet of Rachel Knapp and Hillary Drake, respectively.
The Beavers scored early thanks to a goal by Harry Joanette in the fourth minute on their way to a 4-0 win over Minerva/Newcomb in the opening playoff round.
AVCS (0-16-0), the sixth seed in the Section VII/Class B tournament, suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Hornets, but were able to make several plays that showed how much they were able to improve through the season according to head coach Bob Hamilton.
By a vote of 288-200, voters in the Village of Keeseville have approved the dissolution plan of the municipality. With the result, the village As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be no more Village of Keeseville.
Students at Keene Central School spent the week of Oct. 7-11 celebrating all things Beavers. While the week included events like spirit and opposite days, it also inspired a communitywide service project.
Sectional pairings set in soccer, football
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.
Out of the 4,289 images that make up the New York Times “My Hometown” online slideshow, a few may look familiar to residents of Wadhams and Westport. That’s because a pair of Westport Central School seniors, Sarah Looby and John Doyle, submitted their photographs with the help of technology teacher Paul Mudie to the nationwide search for images that, according to the media giant, “create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers.”
Leslie Fleury, RN, of the Chemotherapy and Infusion Unit at ECH, has helped to create a new website and support group to help those dealing with a life-changing diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
Because of that, Superintendent Stephen Broadwell has been named the New York State Theatre Education Association’s Administrator of the Year for 2013. He was nominated for the award by fifth grade teacher and Drama Club head Derrick Hopkins.
Mark J. Devlin, 64, and Donna M. Tefoe, 40, of Jay were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree (B felony), Sexual Abuse First Degree, (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor). The following day in a separate case, Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with Rape First Degree; Forcible Compulsion (B felony) and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child Under the Age of 17 (A misdemeanor).
An AuSable Valley night that started as a chance to give back turned into a win for the ages on the Patriots volleyball court Oct. 3.
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.
Preston is seeking state funding to improve the condition of the roadway, which allows travelers access to the top of the fifth-highest peak in New York state.
Roger Trancik, of the Adirondack Hamlets 3 project and Urban Design Consultants in Ithaca, led a discussion with residents of Au Sable Forks on how the land could be developed and give residents and option for housing that is not located along the flood plain.
Usually Westport wears blue and Schroon Lake white and red when they meet on the soccer pitch. On Sept. 25, both broke from their traditional uniform colors for something a little more pink.
Willsboro disputes departure from CAP program with Westport, Elizabethtown
At issue was the breakup of three towns which had, for the past six years, functioned as one assessing entity under a state Certified Assessment Program (CAP): Westport, Willsboro and Elizabethtown.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors are ready to put their support behind the land swap between NYCO Minerals and the state of New York.
The Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano was the principal celebrant at the Solemn Mass for the Year of Faith, held in the 1932 Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.
The Christmas Angel, marked as the 174th created, will be displayed for the first time during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Healing Garden, located in the Willsboro Memorial Cemetery on Essex Road (Route 22).
The North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross is taking over the Lake Placid Speed Skating Oval along with several emergency service organizations Saturday, Oct. 5, to help get their message out to the North Country.
During the past few years, Cross Shores Farm, home of the Adirondack Polo Club, has brought the sport of polo to the town of Westport.
Family, friends and members of the Westport Central School community joined together Sept. 14 as the second Wall of Distinction induction ceremony and dinner added four new names.
While they were able to come away relatively pain free, it was one penalty during the Indians’ 47-7 victory that will change the game plan heading into their Class C matchup with Saranac Lake scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 28.
A new flagpole now displays the American flag at the Chesterfield Town Hall.
Town: we have not been served, continue to negotiate
A lawsuit over payment for design work on a sewage treatment system is the latest firestorm between the current and former administrations in Elizabethtown.
Three of the four newest inductees to the AuSable Valley Hall of Fame took their place at the 50-yard line Sept. 20 in Clintonville.
Members of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Board of Commissioners Friday, Sept. 13 unanimously approved a permit for the expansion of the Barber Homestead Park campground in the town of Westport.
The Board of Directors for ARISE announced Sept. 13 that they plan on re-opening Big Tupper Ski Area for the 2013-2014 ski season.
The town will hold a permissive referendum Wednesday, Oct. 16, with polling from noon until 8 p.m. at the Town of Jay Community Center on (11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks) and the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre (12 Parkside Drive, Jay).
Thirteen vendors from around the region offered visitors to the Adirondack History Center Museum’s Taste of Local event Sept. 14.
The 1979-80 boys varsity basketball team will join three new members of the Hall of Fame in ceremonies that will be held Friday, Sept. 20, during halftime of the AuSable Valley varsity football team’s home game against Peru.
Several candidates received the party blessing of their constituents with the results of the Sept. 10 primary held throughout Essex County.
For the AuSable Valley Patriots, one win, Sept. 13 against Plattsburgh High, put an end to an 11-game skid and gave the team a shot of momentum heading into a pair of very tough match-ups in the next two weeks.The AuSable Valley Patriots varsity football team will host the team many believe to be the top in Section VII Friday night, as the Peru Indians come to town on Hall of Fame night.
In May, Connell presented a resolution to the board that would have authorized a contract between the county and the towns of Westport, Elizabethtown and Willsboro for assessor services. After some debate, the resolution was tabled.
The Philadelphia Flyers will host a team “bonding camp” starting Thursday, Sept. 19, at the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
DOH Council to make final determination Oct. 3
The New York State Department of Health’s Planning Committee voted Sept. 12 to approve the Certificate of Need transfer from the county to the New York-based company, moving the process on to the full Planning Council.
The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States for the Roman Catholic Church will be in Lake Placid at the end of this month to lead a special mass.
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