Elizabethtown, NY, Nov 07, 2011 — Budget season is heating up for town and county governments, and in Essex County that could mean some big changes.
A pair of popular county-run services - the Horace Nye Nursing Home and the fish hatchery - could be cut loose as lawmakers look to present a budget that meets the state's new 2 percent property tax cap.
Supervisors are also considering layoffs, after a key union that represents 450 workers declined to renegotiate the final year of its contract. Go to full article
Nov 07, 2007 — Off-season elections like the one held yesterday can often be snoozers, but Tuesday's vote brought a cascade of upsets and close calls in the Adirondacks. In Essex County, four town supervisors were voted out of office, including veterans Shirley Seney from North Elba and Jeannie Ashworth from Wilmington. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2007 — Voters in the Lake Placid area will choose one of two veterans of local politics when they cast ballots for North Elba Supervisor on Tuesday. Republican Shirley Seney, a 12-year incumbent is being challenged by Independent Robi Politi, a former town board member and former mayor of Lake Placid. The two met at a candidate forum earlier this week at the Lake Placid Hilton. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article