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The decision last year to privatize the Essex County-owned Horace Nye Nursing Home wasn’t a simple one; nor was it uncontroversial. But as an article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican reminds us, it is a decision that’s moving forward...
Preliminary June unemployment numbers are out from the New York State Department of Labor (here’s the press release with highlights and a link to the full numbers). In a nutshell, non-seasonally-adjusted numbers are, for our counties (if I...
Just after Essex County legislators passed an earlier closing time for bars there 15-1, Warren County has rejected a similar measure in a close vote by a county Board of Supervisors committee, the Glens Falls Post-Star reports. This topic has been...
Correction: In the original post on April 10, we misidentified the location of a meth-related arrest. The arrest was in Saranac Lake, not Gabriels. The error is corrected below. Hello! So apparently it’s been a big week for...
News stories tagged with "essex-county"
Jul 29, 2004 — Democrats wrap up their national convention this evening in Boston, where Massachusetts Senator John Kerry will accept his party's nomination. As the race for president shifts into high gear, much of the attention will focus on rural America. In recent years, Republicans have dominated politics in small towns. This year, Democrats thing they have a chance to compete. Brian Mann spoke with Stuart Brody, who's in Boston for the convention. Brody is party chair in Essex County and chairs New York's Democratic Rural Conference. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jul 28, 2004 — An Essex county historic site is one step closer to getting a $1 million dollar boost from the federal government. The spending bill that passed Congress last week and awaits the President's signature includes more than $4 million dollars for military projects in the North Country. Fort Ticonderoga Government Relations Officer Walt Lender says the federal grant would be used for construction and program development at the fort's proposed Mars Education Center. Go to full article
May 20, 2004 — On Wednesday, a group of farmers and local leaders from the Adirondacks traveled to Quebec. They made the trip to learn about strategies for developing and marketing local produce, everything from organic wheat to apple wine. Tom Both is supervisor in the town of Keene and heads a group called Adirondack Harvest. He spoke with Brian Mann about what he describes as a renaissance for the region's farms and orchards. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2004 — Governor Pataki's most prominent reference to agriculture in his State of the State speech Wednesday was a commitment to expand the state's farmland preservation and conservation program. Yesterday Pataki announced $12 million in grants to protect active farmland statewide, including on two North Country farms. As David Sommerstein reports, other good news for agriculture was hidden in the details of Pataki's message. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Nov 03, 2003 — A bitter and controversial election campaign in Essex County's largest town is expected to draw large numbers of voters to the polls tomorrow. North Elba spans from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Incumbent supervisor Shirley Seney and councilwoman Sally Warner face off in a rematch of September's primary. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Sep 04, 2003 — The Essex County board of supervisors voted this week to build a 120-bed jail in the town of Lewis. The controversial project has been debated for decades and could cost as much as 25 million dollars. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Port Henry, NY, Sep 03, 2003 — How does a town go about claiming a sea monster as a resident? It helps if you have a woodworker with a workshop, especially if the woodworker has seen Champ, the Lake Champlain Monster. Earl Sprague helped the Port Henry Chamber of Commerce give a shape to the seldom-seen monster and he tells us all about seeing Champ and about some of the adventures his plywood Champs have had. Lamar Bliss reports. Go to full article