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PLATTSBURGH | An effort to raise the purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 is gaining momentum within school districts across the Adirondack region. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | The northeast is the epicenter of what authorities are referring to as a Lyme disease epidemic. more

Nov 8, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County has been chosen to receive $7,995 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. more

Oct 30, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | When elders or people living with illness fall or take a sudden spill, health problems can be quite serious. more

Sep 20, 2017 3:00 PM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The movement to snuff out adolescent smoking has reached Essex County. more

Aug 15, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

PORT HENRY — A pair of beaches have been shuttered in Port Henry following a discovery of blue-green algae. more

Aug 1, 2017 4:49 PM The Sun

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MORIAH – Several things can be done to address the growing opiate addiction problem in the area, those attending a forum at Moriah Central School were told. more

Jul 12, 2017 2:00 PM The Sun

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TICONDEROGA – Students at Ticonderoga Middle School are growing vegetables in planting beds outside the school. more

Jun 25, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Heroin-Opiod Prevention Consortium (ECHO) will be heading into lockdown in order to help teach others about the dangers of these types of drugs. more

May 9, 2017 4:00 PM The Sun

SCHROON LAKE — The Schroon Lake Public Library has been awarded a $7,500 grant from the Adirondack Foundation to aid the library’s efforts in development an Early Education Childhood Center. more

May 6, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH — A chief goal is targeting counties to increase the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 more

Apr 4, 2017 4:30 PM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Dr. Richard McKeever will move on after serving as the Essex County Public Health Department’s Medical Director for 23 years. more

Mar 18, 2017 8:00 AM The Sun

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Essex County Heroin and Opioid Prevention Coalition says they’ve been successful in education outreach efforts more

Mar 14, 2017 10:15 AM The Sun

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WILLSBORO — A crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $600 for the Willsboro resident who was forced to leave home following a severe rat infestation. more

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

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WILLSBORO — Rats, hundreds of them. more

Jan 4, 2017 1:38 PM The Sun 7 Comments

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MORIAH – The proposed Mill Brook Park at Moriah Center could become a reality. more

Jan 2, 2017 7:00 AM The Sun

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WILLSBORO — The town has issued a state of emergency to safeguard residents against a rat-infested home. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:12 AM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The Essex County Board of Supervisors pose with members of the Essex County Public Health Department and county officials on Monday, Nov. 28 to commemorate Movember. more

Nov 29, 2016 3:00 PM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County tentative 2017 budget has been filed. The projected increase in the tax levy for the $98 million spending plan is 3.75 percent, or about $798,000 over 2016 levels. more

Nov 29, 2016 10:38 AM The Sun

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ELIZABETHTOWN — “Movember,” or “No Shave November,” is an annual event where men grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. more

Nov 28, 2016 8:00 AM The Sun

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