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Essex County Ways and Means Committee Jan. 26

10:01 a.m. The Ways and Means committee meeting has started with calling of the roll and going straight into resolutions. The meeting is being held on Thursday because of the New York State Association of Counties conference next week in Albany. 10:03 a.m. The committee has passed resolutions to increase ...

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APA Decision at Wild Center

10:34 a.m. The board has just went into a 15-minute break, after which motions will be entertained when it comes to the permit for the Adirondack Club and Resort. There were some issues brought up during the final discussion, but nothing appeared major and it seems that the project is ...

Outdoor Tales

Deer take down 10 percent in the northern zone

While some really nice antlers hit the forest floor this hunting season, I think the universal theme coming from Adirondack hunting camps was that less deer were being seen. I know that was our experience at my camp. The preliminary deer take numbers in the northern zone seem to follow that trend, according to senior wildlife biologist Ed Reed.

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County meetings Dec. 19

9:52 a.m The DPW committee is talking about transfering money into the flood account. Some are saying that they have had to go to private contractors in the towns in order to get post-flood work done. 9:56 a.m. Supervisor Douglas asked if the unepended balance of $968,807.09 was considered during ...

Newspaper Tips & Tricks

Dropbox Tip: Hosting

Host a website through dropbox or use to proof creative online ads, simply place the site folder or creative into your dropbox's public folder, and right-click the index file within your site folder or the creative file to get the public link. E-mail the link to the client and they ...

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Live from the County: Nov. 28

10:01 a.m. Back from vacation and feeling refreshed - just in time for Ways and Means Committee followed by the budget committee. Cathy Moses is introducing the new Schroon Supervisor at the moment. 10:08 a.m. The committee is flying through the resolutions for this month. However, they are currently discussing ...

Local Events Filmed & Reviewed

Eric Peter @ Panther Mountain Inn 11/11/11

In Chestertown, NY at Panther Mountain Inn, AKA P-House, Eric Peter, the one-man-band extraordinaire performed on Nov. 11, 2011, and I filmed the show on full screen 1080p HD. I had hoped to correct some sound issues with my HD camcorder, but the fix didn't improve much although the lighting & video are of much higher quality in this show's videos than they were in the 1st show I filmed of his performance on Sept. 30, 2011. [I've ordered another camcorder to test the Friday after Thanksgiving]. View the 18 full song live videos of his show at this url: http://www.youtube.com/user/gmj2012?feature=mhee#p/u

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The Willie Playmore Band 10-21-2011 @ Panther Mountain Inn

Located in Chestertown, NY, the Panther Mountain Inn hosts free live entertainment on Friday nights--as well as karaoke on Thursday evenings which I have not yet filmed. On oct. 21, 2011, the Willie Playmore band was featured & I filmed the show in full screen HD 1080p, edited & uploaded 18 full song videos to youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/gmj2012?feature=mhee#p/u

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Eric Peter @ Panther Mountain Inn 9/30/11

On Friday nights the local Chestertown, NY Panther Mountain Inn hosts free live music with no cover charge and a wide variety of musical styles. On Sept. 30, 2011 I filmed the show given by Eric Peter, one-man-band who performs everything from folk to rock & country music, on electric guitar & vocals (& harmonica occasionally). The show started at 9pm, I arrived at 8:30pm, and Eric had not been told he was being filmed, so I obtained his permission first. To view the videos from this show, please visit the youtube uploads channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/gmj2012?feature=mhee#p/u

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Live from the County: Budget Committee Nov. 17

9:33 a.m. The meeting of the Budget Committee is being called to order. The tentative budget was filed Nov. 15 and had a tax levy increase of $23,851,238. 9:38 a.m. County Manager Daniel Palmer is talking about how they came up with the number that they have presented to the ...

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Absentee ballot count - Essex

10:52 a.m The two candidates for the position of Essex Town Supervisore, incumbent Sharon Boisen and challenger Frank Walls, have started to inspect the ballots. The count is scheduled for 11 a.m. 10:58 a.m. Boisen holds a 150-142 lead after Nov. 8 General Election ballots were counted. 11:00 a.m. So ...

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Absentee ballot cast - Elizabethtown

9:06 a.m. The Essex County Board of Elections has started to review the absentee ballots for the Elizabethtown Supervisors race. There are a total of 49 absentee ballots. I will be back with results shortly. 9:10 a.m. The first sounds of ripping have started and the votes are officially being ...

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Live from the County: Nov. 14

9:35 a.m. The Human Services committee starts by talking about the Office For the Aging going out to meet with different meal sites about the possibility of cuts to the program. 9:42 a.m. Patty Bashaw said that she was going out to meet with seniors, which had County Chair Randall ...

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Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Monday, Nov. 7

An live blog from the Nov. 7 meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors in Elizabethtown.

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Essex County Ways and Means Meeting Oct. 31

A live recap of the events and discussion at the Oct. 31 Ways and Means Committee Meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

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