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westport | The Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport School Board is forging ahead, evaluating building use plans and budget items and looking to hire a superintendent as the deadline for the new district budget looms mid-April. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Health Department is taking the fight against colorectal cancer ... to the bar. Read more

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RAY BROOK | After a public outcry at its proposed closure, the Department of Environmental Conservation will allow the boat launch on Eagle Lake to remain open pending more study, a state forester told the Adirondack Park Agency Thursday. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN  | The Essex County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Committee voted last week to move forward with a controversial proposal to raise the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | For a half-century, climbers of “trailless” mountains in the High Peaks could usually, but not always, find a metal cylinder strapped to a tree with the name of the corresponding peak stenciled on the side. Read more

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Elizabethtown | Essex County will resume collecting a mortgage tax on April 1. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The newly formed and sworn Elizabethtown-Lewis-Westport School Board met here for a second session Monday. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County’s Community Resources building is in the process of being sold to Stewart’s Shops. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The use of e-cigarettes in schools continues to increase, even as traditional smoking declines among students in New York state. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Section VII/Class D playoffs begin Saturday in the quarterfinal round, with seven of the eight teams in action at 6 p.m. with games hosted by the higher seed. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Section VII/Class D girls basketball playoffs enter the quarterfinal round with four games Friday, including the final home game in one program’s history. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A proposal to increase the county’s tax on hotel rooms by 2 percent and direct that new revenue to fund local capital projects was put forward by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Monday. Read more

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BEEKMANTOWN | The Beekmantown Eagles advanced to the Section VII/Class B semifinals with a 30-25 win over Plattsburgh High Tuesday night while Khaleah Cleveland scored 25 points as the Johnsburg Jaguars scored a 45-26 win over... Read more

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Become a social center certified babysitter this spring to be ready to hit the ground running for a summer job! Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is in dire need of mental health clinicians. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Four sectional playoff games take place today with two quarterfinal round games in the Section VII boys hockey playoffs as well as the Class B girls basketball quarterfinal and Class D preliminary rounds. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | A pair of returning NYSPHSAA Final Four teams will hold top seeds in the Section VII playoffs, along with the most storied girls program in sectional history as they seek their 20th — and final — sectional crown. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Plattsburgh High, Northern Adirondack and Wells will be the top seeds for the Section VII boys playoffs starting this week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Elizabethtown-Lewis Athletic Director Paul Buehler said he wanted to keep it short and sweet as he addressed those who attended the final senior night for the Lions’ program Thursday. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County is considering creating a land bank to address problem properties and reduce blight. Read more

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Undersigned, on behalf of the Essex County Board of Supervisors, will accept sealed bids until August 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. for the following: Read more

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