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ELIZABETHTOWN | Close to a year and nearly $1 million into a $2.27 pilot program designed to improve ambulance service, Essex County still has not received any reimbursement or even a signed contract from the state. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Warren County’s relatively new method of keeping its roads clear of ice — undertaken in recent years to reduce salt pollution — has been temporarily jeopardized by the lack of prepared salt brine to spread on the county’s many miles of Read more

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Sound Advice For Students

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ESSEX | More than 100 professionals from multiple fields fanned out across the North County last week, visiting schools and explaining to students what it takes to make it in their respective careers. Read more

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Peru Sewer Meeting

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PERU | Plans are in place for $4.6 million in upgrades that include two new pumping stations and about 11,000 feet of new lines across parts of the town. But 44 home and business owners could potentially act as a roadblock. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Southern Essex County received a thick slab of state funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 Regional Economic Development Council grants, led by help for ongoing public works projects in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. Read more

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SARANAC | Registration for the Saranac Central School District’s 2020-2021 pre-kindergarten program is now open. Read more

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County

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LEWIS | A $99,624 Smart Growth grant award for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Essex County will expand Adirondack Harvest online search functions and add staff for a larger marketing outreach in 2020. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Gov. Cuomo’s office announced Jan. 5 that an additional $9.4 million in state grant money is earmarked for the village’s $24 million sewer plant now under construction — and local officials praised the financial commitment Read more

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Newcomb Museum

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NEWCOMB | Many a scenic hill and dale boasts of having finest best view in the Adirondacks, but the town of Newcomb’s claim from Overlook Park is as strong as anyone’s. From this spot, located along Route 28N, the High Peaks of Essex rise Read more

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Plattsburgh City Council 2020

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PLATTSBURGH | A new decade has arrived, and it is a big one for the city of Plattsburgh. The first common council meeting of the year was held last Thursday, Jan. 2, and included two new councilors. Read more

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Peru Pre-K Grant

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PERU | The Peru Central School District has what many would call a good problem to have: the staff is racing to get ready to double the size of its pre-kindergarten program starting Jan. 21. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga will be able to complete utility and street upgrades to The Portage more quickly than anticipated, after receiving a $5 million state grant. Read more

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Crown Point Hamilton

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CROWN POINT | Students of Rachael Leclaire-Charron’s Crown Point English class are no strangers to theatrical productions, even those on Broadway. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Essex County Industrial Development Agency, in partnership with the Town of Ticonderoga and the Ti Area Chamber of Commerce, was awarded a 2019 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program for a Microenterprise Program. Read more

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Community Service Project

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Saranac Elementary third graders recently donated more than 60 handmade blankets to the Saranac, Cadyville and Dannemora fire departments to store in their ambulances for emergencies. Read more

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ECH-Awarded-IP-Grant

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ELIZABETHTOWN  | An $8,000 grant from International Paper’s Ticonderoga Mill, through the IP Foundation plus $8,000 in fundraising put new hand-held ultrasound equipment in area health centers. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. Read more

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Blais Asks For Sewer Cash

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QUEENSBURY | Predicting crushing tax increases in Lake George required to pay for the village’s new $24 million wastewater treatment plant, Lake George Mayor Robert Blais asked Warren County leaders for $100,000 annual contributions. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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CATS maps

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WESTPORT | Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has published two new trail maps that cover hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the Champlain Valley. Read more

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