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Essex County struggles to find buyers for costly nursing home

Essex County has been exploring the possibility of selling the Horace Nye nursing home in Elizabethtown. But county manager Dan Palmer says it appears that no one is interested in buying the facility. Essex County faces a seven million dollar budget deficit next year. Nearly a third of that has been blamed on the expense of running the nursing home. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Painter's new book
Painter's new book

Author challenges notions of race in "The History of White People"

Author, educator and artist Nell Irvin Painter spoke at the Elizabethtown County Courthouse on Sunday. She read selections from her new book, "The History of White People," and fielded questions from the audience. The talk was part of a series sponsored by modern day anti-slavery organizations John Brown Lives! and John Brown Coming Home. Sarah Harris attended and has our story.  Go to full article

Essex County to seek potential Horace Nye buyers

Essex County says it will begin looking for private companies willing to buy the county-owned Horace Nye Nursing Home.
The Horace Nye Task Force, made up of members of the county board of supervisors, gave Essex County Manager Dan Palmer the go-ahead this week. A report issued this week by county officials found that the Horace Nye home, with 100 beds, is losing more than $2 million a year. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Jay town supervisor Randy Douglas is the first Democrat to lead Essex County in three decades (Source:  Town of Jay)
Jay town supervisor Randy Douglas is the first Democrat to lead Essex County in three decades (Source: Town of Jay)

In Essex County, Democrats make gains and history

Republicans are hoping to stage a revival in the Northeast this year, inspired by the upset victory of Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts. But here in northern New York, Democrats continue to make surprising gains, eroding the GOP's decades-long dominance. Democrats Scott Murphy from Glens Falls and Bill Owens from Plattsburgh both won House seats in the last year. The party is also making inroads at the grassroots level, capturing local government offices. Brian Mann reports from Essex County.  Go to full article

North Country counties, school districts brace for massive cuts

Governor Paterson's decision to withhold funding for local governments and school districts is sending shock waves through the North Country. People in this part of New York rely heavily on government for social services, most provided by towns and counties but paid for with state subsidies. Locals also look to local government for the highest paying and most dependable jobs. To understand just how large the impact of state budget cuts could be, Brian Mann looks in-depth this morning at Essex County. In Elizabethtown, the county seat, state subsidies shape every aspect of life and the economy.  Go to full article

New questions about Elizabethtown VA clinic

The Veterans Affiars clinic at Elizabethtown Community Hospital is moving. But it's still unclear where the clinic will be located. As Chris Morris explains, federal officials now say they hope to open a second clinic in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article
Elizabethtown Community Hospital VA Clinic (SOURCE:  VA)
Elizabethtown Community Hospital VA Clinic (SOURCE: VA)

VA may cut Elizabethtown clinic; considers Saranac Lake branch

Federal officials in Albany are considering shutting down the oldest VA clinic in the North Country. The clinic in Elizabethtown, operated by the Elizabethtown Hospital, has been service military veterans since 1988. VA officials say the region's doctor shortage and the need to serve more vets in the Tri-Lakes area could prompt them to move the clinic to Saranac Lake. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Actor Jonathan Valuckas
Actor Jonathan Valuckas

Preview: ?Barrymore? in Elizabethtown

This weekend, the North Country's newest professional theatre presents its premiere production, Barrymore, a comedy concerning legendary actor and Broadway eccentric John Barrymore. Todd Moe talks with actor Jonathan Valuckas about preparing for the title role. Keene Valley resident Tyler Nye plays Frank, Barrymore's stage manager in the show. It'll be presented Friday and Saturday (7 pm) at the Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown. (For tickets, call: 518-946-8323)  Go to full article
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)
Adrian Carr at the NCCCA in Plattsburgh. (photo: Luke Bush)

Preview: Pianist Adrian Carr in Plattsburgh

Pianist and composer Adrian Carr hosts a concert of new music tonight and Saturday night (7 pm) at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Carr is launching a new cd, Finding Charlotte. Adrian Carr grew up in Buffalo and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. But his life changed in 2003 during a hiking trip in the Adirondacks, and he now splits his time between Champlain and Montreal. Todd Moe spoke with him by phone about his music, career and the nagging question, "Who's Charlotte?"  Go to full article

Preview: ?The Vagina Monologues? in Whallonsburg

A group of women in Essex County presents a staged reading of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend at the Whallonsburgh Grange Hall. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights (7 pm). Organizers say the show is part of the 10th anniversary kickoff of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Todd Moe talks with coordinator Penelope Mace, of Elizabethtown.  Go to full article

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