The Smith House in Willsboro officially celebrated its new partnership with the Elizabethtown Community Hospital during a July 10 open house.
Peter Craig can remember playing the game of chess with his father at a young age.
During the July 8 Human Services Committee meeting, Scozzafava again brought up the topic of having any apartment rented out to those using financial assistance from the county being required to have a certificate of occupancy.
Authors from around the North Country were at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market July 12, celebrating the first local authors day at the site.
The board voted to accept the dissolution plan presented by the Keeseville Dissolution Committee during its July 9 monthly board meeting, putting in place the process of eliminating the municipal government located in the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable Dec. 31, 2014.
While rain made its first appearance at the 165th Essex County Fair Aug. 1, it did not dampen the spirits of some of the fairs youngest competitors.
In order to keep doing so, members of the Heritage House Committee are launching their first major capital fundraising campaign to re-slate the roof on the 1877 former Baptist church.
Allen, a part-time resident of Essex along with his wife, Lawson, was able to go to Harvard University thanks to a scholarship. Since then, the couple has created a pair of scholarships at Harvard over the past 16 years to help students receive an education at the Ivy League institution.
Events continue today
The opening day of the Essex County Fair was officially opened with the dedication of the new cattle barn and some excitement on the track.
Savage, who was named to the New York State Sportswriter’s Association’s sixth team All State, returned to the diamond five months after breaking his ankle during the Patriots’ second-to-last football game of the season.
This year, moving to Friday night, Aug. 2, the rollover competition will be joined by a new event, the 4-cylinder figure 8 races at the grandstand area.
The Ausable Chasm Pavilion will host five artists who will come together to help raise funds for the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
Members of the Essex County Ways and Means Committee showed their support for the North Country Community College 2013-14 budget July 29, passing it on to the full board meeting next week.
Current Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley and her predecessor, Noel Merrihew, each filed party-designating petitions for the Nov. 5 General Election with the Essex County Board of Elections, two of more than 130 filed before the July 11 close of business deadline.
Michael L. Mindell, 39, of Shelburne, was found at approximately 6:15 p.m. by New York State Police divers near the Palisades Cliffs in Westport.
Macademy has opened its doors at 2307 Main Street in Essex, offering technical support for the local community. Macademy, owned and operated by Ken Hughes, “The MacMan,” is opened Wednesday through Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The business is designed to offer courses and instruction on modern technology, especially Apple.
It is one of the oldest continuously-running agricultural and county fairs in the country. The Essex County Fair will celebrate its 165th birthday starting Wednesday, July 31. The fair, held annually at the county fairgrounds in Westport every year since the Civil War, will open on July 31 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 4, featuring a brand new midway and several new activities and shows for all ages.
It is never easy to start the summer camp program season for local youth commissions, but this year proved to be even tougher and many Essex County supervisors feel it may get worse. During the July 8 Economic Development Committee meeting, many supervisors voiced concerns that new regulations with training of camp leaders and guidelines would seal the fate of local summer programs.
This year, Jackson himself received the same honor at the beginning of the 2013 Commencement ceremony at Willsboro June 21.
The 51st Au Sable Forks Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament will feature the addition of two teams and the return of a Friday night crowd favorite.
The William Shakespeare classic, “Much Ado About Nothing,” will take to the stage at 7 that night, with additional performances at 7 p.m. July 13, 18, 19 and 20. There will also be a 2 p.m. show July 14 and a 5:30 p.m. curtain July 17. All shows will be at the Masonic Lodge in Essex.
The bridge connecting the community of Keene to the new Veterans Memorial Park and the Keene Town Cemetery will be replaced as part of an Essex County Bridge bond.
Youth from across the Northeast made their way to Lake Placid last week to train in a specialized camp that was looking for the next generation of aerialists.
Audrey “Audey” Dickerson went to the 2013 commencement ceremonies at Willsboro Central School thinking that it was members of her family who would be the center of attention.
A trio of towns will have music ringing through the air as each begins their summer concert series.
Almost two years after the Keene Volunteer Fire Department’s home was partially swept away by the raging waters of Tropical Storm Irene, firefighters officially opened their new home Saturday, June 29.
The celebration of the nation’s birth in the North Country will open with parades and festivities Thursday, July 4, and continue into the weekend.
Only one of the 13 towns that filed end-of-the-year reports with the New York State office of the Comptroller was designated for having some level of financial stress.
For roughly 13 years, enthusiasts of antique and classic tractors have made their way to Barber’s Homestead Park in Westport to get together and look back at the history of agricultural transportation.
Several local recreation sites will be receiving funding to support outdoor recreation improvement projects over the summer, according to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Visitors to the Heritage House in Westport will get the opportunity to hear about the town’s past from those who lived through it, thanks to the help of some Westport Central School students.
Mike DeLorenzo and Jim White of Verdin Co. raise one of two new town clocks into the Elizabethtown United Church of Christ June 20.
Students in Linda Jacques’s Pre-Kindergarten class at Willsboro Central School welcomed two visitors to their classroom near the end of the school year.
One of the main symbols of the recovery of the Keene community after Tropical Storm Irene will officially open its doors with a celebration June 29.
The new Lake Placid Wilson’s Appliance store, located at 6193 Sentinel Road (the corner of Routes 73 and 86, next to the stoplight at the top of Mill Hill), will host a grand opening event Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holy Name School in Au Sable Forks says goodbye to students for the final time
The school, which announced earlier this year that it would be closing after 100 years of serving the Au Sable Forks community as a private Catholic school, held a humble and brief awards ceremony for 17 students in kindergarten through fifth grade on the last day of school, presenting students with awards and watching an end-of-year slideshow.
A bill which would allow Essex County to increase their sales tax revenues by one-quarter of a percent now sits on the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Keene Central School Superintendent Cynthia Ford-Johnston described the school’s graduating class of 2013 as “one of the more unique classes to graduate from Keene” during the June 22 commencement. She was soon proved correct.
As the kindergarten teacher in 2000, Linda Jacques welcomed the children into the former school building as her students. Now a Pre-K teacher and guest speaker at the June 21 graduation, she wished them farewell as graduates in an emotional commencement address.
Full board approval sought July 1
The proposal, which would be Local Law No. 3 of 2013, would call for a fee of $5 per year to register private vehicles and $10 per year to register commercial vehicles in Essex County.
The former home of the Lake View Grange and current offices for the town of Westport may soon be designated as a historic building.
Now in its 35th season, the Depot Theatre will offer four main plays, three On Track midweek events, the Depot Theatre Apprentice Program and gallery receptions and showings.
Two of three votes needed to give NYCO Minerals, Inc., added life in the Adirondacks passed June 11 and June 19.
As the statue of a soldier watched over them, members of the Keeseville Elks Lodge No. 2072 honored the country and flag during its 55th annual Flag Day ceremony Saturday, June 15.
The youngest students at Westport Central School showed up at the North Country SPCA with more than helping hands May 23.
The regional director of the state Department of Transportation put himself on the hot seat in front of members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors June 17.
The Horace Nye Nursing Home paid tribute to those who served the country June 14 with a Flag Day Veterans Tribute ceremony.
St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers has opened a fourth site here to help serve Essex County residents.
Teresa Sayward stood where she had once watched over her children and grandchildren as they played basketball in perhaps the most famed North Country gym, “the pit.” Now, she looked out over a carpeted gathering space with a small kitchen area, dinner tables and a stage for shows and events, all part of the transformation of the former Willsboro Central School building into the Champlain Valley Senior Community.
Members of the Essex County Finance Committee voted to draft a local law that would require residents of the county to pay a Highway Reuse Tax of $5 per year for passenger vehicles and $10 for commercial vehicles.