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The Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting that New York state is recognizing Warren County for having a system to keep county jail inmates from collecting unemployment benefits. The state comptroller’s office found last year that in five counties...
Homelessness takes a lot of forms. Here in the North Country, we don’t tend to see a lot of the kind of homelessness that’s associated with big urban centers — people living in the street, out of shopping carts, what used to be...
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...
Denton Publications is reporting that Warren County leaders are urging that recipients of welfare payments in New York state be tested for drugs. A resolution supporting the idea passed on Friday, according to an article penned by Thom...
News stories tagged with "warren-county"
by Greg Warner
Mar 27, 2006 — According to the Glens Falls Post Star, a violent felon with a history of assault against women is living at the Madden Hotel on the city's South St. after getting out of prison in New Hampshire last week. The paper reports Lawrence Woodard was housed at The Madden after applying for social services assistance Thursday. The 52 year-old man is originally from Queensbury. He was released last week from state prison in New Hampshire after serving a maximum term - 26 years - for stabbing a woman 19 times. Gregory Warner reports that Woodard's history led New Hampshire officials to contact local authorities. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2005 — At least 21 elderly tourists died yesterday in on Lake George when their sightseeing boat capsized in a bay near Diamond Point. Many of the 49 passengers aboard were with a tour group from Michigan. The 40-foot boat, the Ethan Allen, overturned so quickly that few of the victims had a chance to pull on life jackets. As Brian Mann reports, local people did their best to rescue survivors. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2005 — Martha Foley talks with Phil McLaughlin, owner of The Coffee Room in Warrensburg, about how traffic is moving in the village. Warrensburg is one end of the Adirondack Northway detour caused by a mudslide earlier this week. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2005 — Interstate 87 remains closed in both directions between exits 23 and 25 in Warren County. Boulders and debris came tumbling down a hill and swept across all four lanes of the Adirondack Northway in the town of Bolton Monday night. Governor Pataki visited the scene yesterday afternoon. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2005 — The North Country is home to New York's three oldest county jails - in Hamilton, Essex, and St. Lawrence, in that order. Washington and Warren counties recently built new ones. Clinton County is expanding its 15 year-old facility. County jails have to do more than ever before. They handle all kinds of inmates. They have to follow a blizzard of state mandates. And they cost upwards of $40 million to build. But the state constitution says each of New York's 62 counties has to have one. In the first part of a series on North Country jails, David Sommerstein gets a tour of St. Lawrence County's jail, which is likely to be replaced soon. Go to full article
Feb 14, 2003 — The Adirondack Park Agency will also consider a permit this morning that would allow construction of a new home on the shore of Lens Lake, 25 miles south of Warrensburg. Other homes in the area aren't visible from the waterfront and some neighbors want to preserve the pristine view. Go to full article
Dec 24, 2002 — The 113th Assembly district - in the eastern Adirondacks - offered one of the few competitive races in this year's election. At one point, four strong Republicans were vying for the open seat. Now, the Warren County Republican Committee has moved to tighten rules that insure party loyalty. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say the new rules will reduce the number of candidates. Go to full article