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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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Governor Andrew Cuomo - 2020 State of the State Address

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Gov. Cuomo released his Executive Budget last week, unveiled entirely at the annual State of the State address. His plan, Making Progress Happen, outlined priorities, several of which would affect rural Adirondack Park communities. Read more

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JAY | A small earthquake rattled parts of the northern Adirondack region at 5:38 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday. This is the second small earthquake to strike the North Country region in a week. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Cameras are mounted below Stop-Arms on all Willsboro Central School buses. New law allows use of footage to investigate possible violations. Read more

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NORTH HUDSON | New York Supreme Court Judge Robert J. Muller dismissed a lawsuit that charged a snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River violated environmental protection laws. Read more

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New Mid-Station Lodge

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WILMINGTON | Emerging from public discourse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday put a $14 million line-item in the Governor’s Executive Budget to wholly rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge, which was destroyed by fire at Whiteface. Read more

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ESSEX | Residents of Essex are looking to restore, and donate to, a Victorian-era front porch on Essex Town Hall in the historic hamlet. Read more

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Lt Gov Kathy Hochul presented 10 projects

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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Gerald “Gerry” Morrow

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CHESTERFIELD | With a new year underway, and many new elected faces the Essex County Board of Supervisors, one long-time leader, Gerry Morrow, has closed a chapter here after 34 years in office. Read more

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MORIAH | On Tuesday, residents of Moriah Central School District approved the school’s proposed $14.9 million slate of capital repair and building projects. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The School Board and administration at Boquet Valley Central School chose a new high school principal at the Dec. 2 board meeting. Read more

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Essex Town Hall - Ballroom at Wright’s Inn

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ESSEX | Town staff have moved into newly renovated rooms on the second floor of the town hall here. The $160,000 project is finished, having cleared debris, repaired walls and torn plaster to remake space that had been unused for decades. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Champlain National Bank has created many ways to help brighten the holidays for families, youth and seniors throughout the North Country. Project We Care provides for nearby neighbors in need. Read more

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Mount Inez Campbell and Runyon

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LEWIS | A mountain named Inez: It’s official. The U.S. Department of Interior, Board on Geographic Names (BGN) this morning approved a requested name change for Mount Discovery, renaming the peak Mount Inez. Read more

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WESTPORT | Voters here have given Westport Hose Co. No. 1 approval to build a new fire station. The $3.2 million fire station will be situated on 5.2 acres the fire district purchased off of Route 22, adjacent to Bessboro Builders & Supplies. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The 2019 local election tally was certified last Tuesday at the New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District. Close contests were decided in many towns. 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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2019 Wild Center Climate Youth Summit

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TUPPER LAKE | The Wild Center won a $249,549 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to interpret climate resilience. Read more

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LEWIS/PORT HENRY | A local 4-Her has won national acclaim, taking third place in Horse Bowl Competition in Louisville, Kentucky. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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EQ-Map-Jan13-2020

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JAY | A small earthquake rattled parts of the northern Adirondack region at 5:38 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday. This is the second small earthquake to strike the North Country region in a week. Read more

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Snowmobiles

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NORTH HUDSON | New York Supreme Court Judge Robert J. Muller dismissed a lawsuit that charged a snowmobile bridge over the Cedar River violated environmental protection laws. Read more

The Sun

New Mid-Station Lodge

Photo/Office of NYS Governor

WILMINGTON | Emerging from public discourse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday put a $14 million line-item in the Governor’s Executive Budget to wholly rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge, which was destroyed by fire at Whiteface. Read more

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ESSEX | Residents of Essex are looking to restore, and donate to, a Victorian-era front porch on Essex Town Hall in the historic hamlet. Read more

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Lt Gov Kathy Hochul presented 10 projects

Photo by Kim Dedam

ELIZABETHTOWN | The year 2019 saw many municipalities move ahead with major infrastructure and capital repair projects for 2020. Here are some news highlights from Essex County in 2019. Read more

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Gerald “Gerry” Morrow

Photo by Kim Dedam

CHESTERFIELD | With a new year underway, and many new elected faces the Essex County Board of Supervisors, one long-time leader, Gerry Morrow, has closed a chapter here after 34 years in office. Read more

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Moriah Central School District - Building

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MORIAH | On Tuesday, residents of Moriah Central School District approved the school’s proposed $14.9 million slate of capital repair and building projects. Read more

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Elaine Dixon-Cross

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The School Board and administration at Boquet Valley Central School chose a new high school principal at the Dec. 2 board meeting. Read more

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Essex Town Hall - Ballroom at Wright’s Inn

Photo by Kim Dedam

ESSEX | Town staff have moved into newly renovated rooms on the second floor of the town hall here. The $160,000 project is finished, having cleared debris, repaired walls and torn plaster to remake space that had been unused for decades. Read more

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Champlain National Bank Tags

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PLATTSBURGH | Champlain National Bank has created many ways to help brighten the holidays for families, youth and seniors throughout the North Country. Project We Care provides for nearby neighbors in need. Read more

The Sun

Mount Inez Campbell and Runyon

Photo by Nancy Campbell

LEWIS | A mountain named Inez: It’s official. The U.S. Department of Interior, Board on Geographic Names (BGN) this morning approved a requested name change for Mount Discovery, renaming the peak Mount Inez. Read more

The Sun

wport-fire-vote-preparing-to-open-polls

Photo by Kim Dedam

WESTPORT | Voters here have given Westport Hose Co. No. 1 approval to build a new fire station. The $3.2 million fire station will be situated on 5.2 acres the fire district purchased off of Route 22, adjacent to Bessboro Builders & Supplies. Read more

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Voting

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The 2019 local election tally was certified last Tuesday at the New York Supreme Court 4th Judicial District. Close contests were decided in many towns. 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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2019 Wild Center Climate Youth Summit

Photo provided by The Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE | The Wild Center won a $249,549 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to interpret climate resilience. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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Westport Fire Station

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WESTPORT | The Westport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners voted last week to bring plans for their new $3.2 million fire station to vote. Read more

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Early Voting

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A total 294 people in Essex County took part in the inaugural round of Early Voting. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area town governments are finalizing spending plans for 2020. Generally, tax levy caps were calculated below 2 percent this year, many close to 1 percent. Read more

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TUPPER LAKE | A tragic drowning in Tupper Lake has left a closely knit family and the community in mourning. Read more

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