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ELIZABETHTOWN | Supervisors are asking the state legislature for the authority to raise Essex County’s occupancy tax from 3 to 5 percent. Read more

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Elizabethtown | Essex County is in the early stages of implementing a pilot program designed to address critical emergency service gaps and labor shortages. 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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TICONDEROGA | After hearing plans for an extreme makeover of The Portage, a crumbling and poorly drained street leading south up and out of Ticonderoga, residents at a public meeting last week said they are optimistic the project will solve... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Town residents were puzzled and annoyed when a stretch of state Route 74 that had just been paved last fall began coming apart at the seams this winter. But it turns out the highway work wasn’t bad — it was just incomplete. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Renewable energy companies are lining up to build solar farms in Ticonderoga, but it may be awhile before any come to fruition... Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op will host a spaghetti dinner Friday night, Feb.8 from 6 p.m. to 9. p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 103 Montcalm Street. Tickets are $15, and $5 for kids under 10, and include dinner, vegetaria Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Local residents are beginning to see the fruits of state-funded broadband expansion efforts. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | New members have joined the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) 2019 team, and changes and additions have been made to the board of directors and ambassadors. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A new multi-use trail is poised to span the state, stretching from New York City up through Capital Region and towards the Adirondack Mountains along scenic Lake Champlain vistas before terminating at the Canadian border. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Residents of The Portage had a say last Tuesday in how their street will be reconstructed after extensive utility work in 2020. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga Fire Chief Matthew Watts will leave his post Jan.1 after he was defeated in a membership election this month by challenger Jason Parent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Transfer station fees are increasing across the county, and town supervisors have until Jan. 1 to finalize new policies as part of a five-year county equipment replacement plan. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has been selected as a trailhead for the planned Empire State Trail, a multi-use route expected to open in 2020. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Town of Ticonderoga’s preliminary budget for 2019 comes in $7,579 beneath the tax cap. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Cycle Adirondacks has announced the route for its signature tour of the 2019 season. Read 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. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Tusko had developed special bond with Ti officer, who is taking a new job. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | The Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Town of Ticonderoga $50,000 for failing to bring an aging water system that flows out of Gooseneck Pond up to federal standards. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As stakeholders statewide push localities to raise the age to legally purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, Clinton County has not yet voted on the measure. Read more

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