With a week to go before registered Republicans head the polls on Tuesday, June 24, Essex County election workers are hard at work
As the Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport school districts move towards merging their boys varsity and girls modified soccer teams, state guidance on shared services remains unclear.
Essex County will continue its occupancy tax for at least three more years. But towns want a bigger cut.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting formally announced his candidacy for re-election June 3 at a press conference at the Government Center in Elizabethtown
While the Essex County Board of Supervisors has officially voted to pass the former Frontier Town property to the town of North Hudson, obstacles remain.
In an unprecedented maneuver, a powerful political action committee is now injecting cash into a Republican primary race
ELIZABETHTOWN — Three area residents were arrested on felony drug charges in Elizabethtown on Tuesday. Authorities say this just a symptom of a larger opiate problem facing the North Country.
Three weeks from primary, Matt Doheny is hitting the pavement, one doorbell at a time
With the Republican primary on June 24 just three weeks away, Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik, met in the state capital for their first televised debate.
Three weeks after the Essex County Board of Supervisors moved to reject a local businessman’s bid for the former Frontier Town property, legal teams are bracing for a fight
On Monday, May 12, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reject Moore’s bid and kick the property, which is located at the intersection of Blue Ridge Road and Route 9, over to the town of North Hudson for $60,000.
As the race for New York’s 21st grows increasingly ill-natured, it’s easy to forget that the sprawling district, which encompasses parts of 12 counties and covers some 16,000 square miles, faces real, concrete issues that demand leadership
GOP hopeful Elise Stefanik, a Willsboro-based businesswoman and policy wonk, is solidifying her support in Essex County
A long-simmering property dispute came to a head last month when lawyers for a local resident filed suit against Essex County ahead of an auction designed to sell off their tax delinquent properties.
The county’s brain trust, otherwise known as the Essex County Bar Association, packed the Deer’s Head Inn on Thursday, May 1 to pay homage to a certain non-lawyer citizen in the local community: a private citizen who stimulated a deep sense of individual responsibility and civic duty.
Despite the wealth of factors in favor of the Lewis Family Farm, owner Sandy Lewis is frustrated at the one commodity that has slipped through his grasp.
As the internecine fight between the two Republicans in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens heats up, Matt Funiciello steps out
Following last week's train derailment in Virginia, Essex County officials continue to move forward with rail safety, but remain wary
Democratic Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf has nabbed a pair of endorsements from Bill Owens and Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20)
Rural visit seeks to foster greater opportunities for students who run the risk of falling between the cracks
Congressional candidate Matt Doheny opens up as Republicans brace for primary battle
A generation of fighters are aging out of the profession and there’s no one waiting in the wings to replace them.
One of the two Republicans seeking her party’s nomination in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), Elise Stefanik sees herself as the small business candidate.
Within spitting distance of this town’s water treatment plant at the edge of Bartlett Pond is a sprawling half-acre abandoned eyesore that the supervisor of this rural town says is a threat to public health.
Proposed natural gas spur to benefit county’s largest private employer
International Paper (IP) passed a major hurdle towards developing a new energy source for their mill in Ticonderoga on Wednesday, April 9 when the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) voted to support a pipeline that would direct natural gas to the plant.
Everything you need to know about the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens as the candidates enter the next phase of the race.
If you’ve got a knack for the natural world, then local scientists have a job for you
It's a long and lonely road to the Democratic primary, says the other candidate in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Bill Owens
Some of the roofing in the sprawling Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown needs to be inspected and possibly replaced.
If the state legislature steps on the gas, local officials will now have the ability to hit the brakes when it comes to setting speed limits in their towns.
For the past 17 months, Tracy Spooner has been quietly sawing, hammering, painting, polishing and prepping the old pharmacy building on Court Street in Elizabethtown for the next phase of its existence.
Like other districts in the North Country, MCS is feeling the effects of the GEA and hopes a solution is on the horizon.
An emerging group of lawmakers, civic organizations and grassroots activists want you to know that animal abuse doesn’t fly in Essex County.
As the weather struggles to break, the Elizabethtown Social Center is doing their part to pucker up the winter-weary populace by readying their annual spring musical.
Representatives from Canadian Pacific (CP), the railroad operator responsible for shipping crude oil from North Dakota through the North Country on its way to a processing center at the Port of Albany, told the Essex County board of supervisors, first responders and members of the public at a meeting on Tuesday, March 11, at the Government Center they were working closely with local officials in drafting emergency response plans in the event of an accident.
It’s more likely than you think, said Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School superintendent Scott Osborne at a public forum on Monday, March 17, to discuss the future of the district.
A firsthand courtroom account of the people, the charges and the narcotics involved in Friday's sweeping drug raid across Essex County
Meet Joe Gilbert, a Republican seeking his party's nomination for the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens.
Renting out classrooms to private businesses? Sharing superintendents? It’s more likely than you think, said Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School superintendent Scott Osborne at a public forum on Monday, March 17 to discuss the future of the district.
Despite their festive attire — including comically-large bow ties and wardrobe choices that protected all participants from Leprechaun pinches — the Essex County board of supervisors was all business at their meeting on Monday, March 17 at the Government Center.
County attorney Daniel Manning asked Essex County lawmakers March 10 for a resolution to recruit assistant public defenders and assistant district attorneys from adjoining counties.
Jim McKenna, head of the office that spearheads tourism efforts for Essex and Hamilton counties, dazzled lawmakers from across the North Country on Thursday, Feb. 27 with a lively presentation that stressed the importance of tourism in growing the region’s economy and why local officials need to be ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing their communities.
NY-21 candidate meets with Denton Publications, other news outlets
Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf said it was an “enormous release” to finally go public with his campaign.
Essex County officials wrapped up the last of their three task force meetings to determine the fate of the former Frontier Town property in North Hudson on Monday, March 3.
The new Moriah Center Bridge is open to traffic, Department of Public Works chief Anthony LaVigne said in his report to the DPW committee Feb. 12, and the project will go into winter shutdown until weather conditions permit construction to restart.
The last real estate closings for Essex County’s flood buyout program should be done by the end of the week, county attorney Daniel Manning told county lawmakers Monday, March 3.
With an aim of boosting tourism, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Lake Placid and Lake Clear and joined about 400 public officials and community leaders in the Adirondack Winter Challenge Event that featured friendly competition in outdoor sports.
Guns, min wage, retirement hot topics at town hall Wednesday, Feb. 26
Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) held a telephone town hall Wednesday, Feb. 26, with constituents of New York’s 21st Congressional District to discuss policy in Washington, his recent work in the district and issues reflecting both national and local concerns.
For Ricky Munson, the first week of October was supposed to be a new beginning, the polar opposite of the incoming frost, changing leaves and shorter days.
Grassroots movement calls for state to split into pair of autonomous regions
Grassroots movement calls for state to split into pair of autonomous regions