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ELIZABETHTOWN | Ongoing policy review of legalizing marijuana use in New York drew a thumbs down Monday in Essex County. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | New York’s Public Health Works honored Susan Lopez Allot, director of Essex County Public Health Unit (PHU), as a member of the statewide 2018 Honor Roll. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The annual Hunters’ Health Screening will take place at Elizabethtown Community Hospital on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 3–7 p.m. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County has become the latest county in New York state to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Just one person who spoke at a recent public hearing to raise the age of purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 supports the status quo. more

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastfeeding strengthens the bond between mother and baby and helps protect a baby from colds, diarrhea and respiratory infections. more

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MORIAH | Essex County Health Department (ECHD) is investigating and following up on reports of aggressive wildlife entering yards and interacting with people and pets. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing for a proposed local law which would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old within county lines. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County lawmakers voted to table a resolution which would raise the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products from 18 to 21. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Work to improve public health has paid off in Essex County. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday on a local law that would raise the purchase age in the county for tobacco from 18 to 21. more

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SCHROON LAKE | Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Whitty-Brown has resigned due to health concerns. more

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WHALLONSBURG | Youth from throughout the North Country will be able to enjoy the space at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall for the sixth year as the Indoor Play Gym returns on Saturdays from Jan. 27 through March 3. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | All 11 school districts in Essex County have signed onto the Tobacco 21 initiative. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Health Department is working to receive national accreditation for their services, and have received an important state award because of it. more

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PLATTSBURGH | As many as 350,000 children statewide may lose health coverage through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) if Congress doesn’t renew funding. more

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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

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

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

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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

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