Joseph Shaw enjoys everything the Adirondacks have to offer, including the chance to lead a local banking institution.
Morning commuters were faced with high winds and rain that caused problems throughout the region the morning of Jan. 31, knocking down trees and closing Route 9N between the towns of Lewis and Chesterfield.
Weekday hours may be reduced
Just a little more than a week after United States Postal Service Regional Representative Jeff Sands was in New Russia to talk about the future of their site, he returned to Essex County and the hamlet of Essex.
ROOST honors writing contest with Destination Award
On Jan. 24, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) recognized the efforts of CATS and the writing contest with one of its three annual Destination Awards, the Tourism Marketing Award.
As the world of adaptive sports continued to grow, organizers of the Empire State Winter Games hope that the annual Lake Placid event will continue to be at the competitive forefront.
From no positive reported cases in 2010 to 16 in 2012, the spread of the animal-borne disease has made its way into the Champlain Valley.
NYSP Col. Tom Fazio, Assistant Council Kevin Bruen and Senior Investigator Joe DeMaria addressed media and over 50 who attended the SAFE Act public information meeting at the Lake Placid Conference Center.
A plan to bring early voting to the state of New York could spell financial hardship for many counties, including Essex.
While many local school officials are pleased that the current state administration is looking at the education system, they feel many key issues were not tackled in a recent report.
Coming into the 2012-13 CVAC basketball season, opponents of the AuSable Valley Patriots girls varsity basketball team knew they would have to keep their eye on point guard Meghan Strong. What soon became apparent was the other scoring force the Lady Patriots had in their backcourt.
Students from Elizabethtown-Lewis, Keene and Willsboro school districts will join youth from throughout the North Country, traveling to Nicaragua to help those in need.
Stating that the process could take too long if it had to go through committee, Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting sought and received a preliminary exemption from the Essex County hiring freeze policy. Cutting asked that his office be considered in the same class as the Horace Nye Nursing Home when it came to hiring, meaning he would not have to go through committee review before seeking to fill a position. As part of the 2013 budget talks, supervisors resolved to have all hiring requests come through committee to be approved.
During the Jan. 14 Economic Development Committee meeting, supervisors lashed out at the company, which recently announced it is using a state grant that was secured through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council to move from Ticonderoga to Queensbury.
As New York state continues to deal with a flu outbreak, Essex County Public Health officials said they are ready to help with vaccinations and medical assistance.
Now in its third year of local organization, the Empire State Winter Games are preparing for opening ceremonies Feb. 7.
Social Services Director John O’Neill and Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow made an appeal to county supervisors and employees to give to the annual United Way campaign.
The property dispute between Salim “Sandy” Lewis and the Town of Essex is getting closer to either a settlement or a court date.
“The Market Show: The Guild Celebrates Charlie Green,” an exhibit featuring interpretations of markets far and wide, will open with a reception Friday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 52 Main St., the former home of the famed Green’s Market, and run through Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Members of the Wadhams United Church of Christ will be building hats for children Sunday, Jan. 13.
In just under three weeks, the King and Queen will be named and the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be under way.
Essex County’s representatives to the state were on hand for the 214th Organizational Meeting of the Board of Supervisors Jan. 7.
Deal brings four regional hospitals together
Community Providers, Inc., the corporate parent of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, announced that the New York State Department of Health had approved a corporate affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care based in Burlington and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Saying that it was a challenge, “that I must do,” Randy Douglas again took the gavel to preside over the Essex County Board of Supervisors for an unprecedented fourth term.
With the new year comes the chance for residents of the village of Keeseville to have their voices heard. Residents will go to the polls Tuesday, Jan. 22, to vote on the future of the municipality and whether it should be dissolved.
Part of the Essex Highlands will soon be the home to a new set of trails.
Trash disposal will cost a little more for residents of Elizabethtown and Lewis Feb. 1.
It may be past Christmas, but there are many in the North Country who live by the lyrics, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”
Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer said he would let the board decide if he would return to the position for the next two years. Indeed, he will.
Randy Douglas will seek an unprecedented fourth term as the chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.
Those were the topics on the minds of the kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at Westport Central School who held a poetry reading Wednesday, Dec. 19, days before the Christmas vacation break.
While Christmas and the holidays are thought of as special times for children, they can also be special for the young at heart.
The Town of Wilmington and the Ausable River Association were some of the recipients of the latest round of New York State Economic Development Council awards.
The Saranac Lake First Night Committee looked past the impending doom that was scheduled for Dec. 21 and made their preparations anyway for the annual First Night event, which kicks off at the Harrietstown Hall Monday, Dec. 31, at 5:45 p.m. with opening ceremonies and ends at midnight with a traditional ball drop and New Year’s Day celebration.
What started as a generous gift has turned into a wave of support for the Willsboro and Essex Community Food Pantry.
Over the past two years, two brothers have received the gift of life from anonymous sources.
Supervisors expected to vote Dec. 31 on County Manager post
After a two-hour executive session following the Dec. 17 block of Essex County Board of Supervisors committee meetings, the pending retirement of County Manager Daniel Palmer is on hold.
Since mid-March, residents of the Tri-Lakes area have been wondering where an 18-year old Tupper Lake resident vanished to.
Students at Willsboro Central School took time away from the books and classroom Dec. 12, opting to help their community.
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.
Westport Supervisor Dan Connell said the time has come to pay the piper at the Essex County Fairgrounds.
Even though he is no longer a member of the town council, Ken Fenimore has kept his eye on Elizabethtown issues.
More than 40 artists will have their work on display through Jan. 12 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts annual Holiday Member Show.
After almost 40 years in the business of numbers, Champlain National Bank President and CEO Jon Cooper is looking forward to a morning walk.
Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee reported at the Dec. 10 Public Service Committee meeting that the doctor who had been hired to provide services for the clinic located at the former New York State Police barracks in Westport and the Saranac Lake satellite office had resigned.
Stories 10-6 of the year as voted on by Denton Publications staff
Sayward is now preparing to leave the world of public service after 11 years on the ZBA followed by terms as Willsboro supervisor for 11 years, chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and 10 years as the state assemblywoman for what is now the 114th district.
Lady Patriots defeat Vikings
Elizabethtown-Lewis defeats Willsboro, AuSable Valley Lady Patriots win in Moriah
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions have started the 2012-13 season in dominating fashion, averaging over 50 points per game while holding opponents to less than 20.
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.
On Oct. 31, the Smith House health center at 39 Farrell Road in Willsboro was officially made part of the Elizabethtown Community Hospital family.