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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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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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ESSEX | Essex Community Fund presented its first Francesca “Frisky” Paine Irwin award to Donna Lou Sonnett, honoring her for decades of volunteer service in the Town of Essex. Read more

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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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ELIZABETHTOWN | Joseph Provoncha won re-election to the Essex County Clerk’s seat, besting contender Kari Ratliff, a Republican who ran as an independent. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Late night Halloween weather delivered a mean blow as hours of heavy rain broke into a severe wind storm after daylight. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Stewart’s Shops moved into its new, larger grocery and deli space here on Wednesday, completing the first phase of its expansion plan. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | As jury selection was set to begin Tuesday, David J. Bova, 31, pleaded guilty to five of six counts, including second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Magen Goyette. Read more

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AUSABLE FORKS | One of two remaining 1916 era Adirondack fire towers, Makomis has been rebuilt. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Grade four at Willsboro Central School made history recently, planting the first seeds in the first Adirondack tray “fields” of an indoor vegetable garden to provide food for the cafeteria all winter. Read more

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Lewis Veterans' Park Dedication Ceremony

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LEWIS | More than 200 residents attended the dedication last Saturday, Oct. 5, of Lewis Veterans Park, where names of military sons and daughters of Lewis are raised in bronze on plaques to honor their service in combat and in times of peace. Read more

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WESTPORT | In its fourth year, Adirondack Harvest Festival returns to Essex County Fairgrounds with an entire realm set up for children. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In September 1884, the Circulating Library in Elizabethtown received formal charter from the state. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Being homeless wasn’t fun.  On top of routine challenges like finding transportation, food, work and figuring out how to find somewhere to live, there was an overbearing feeling that I didn’t belong -- exempted from much of the... 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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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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WESTPORT | School Board members of the Boquet Valley Central School made key decisions as they prepared to close existing district operations. Read more

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WESTPORT | Logistics for staffing, tuition and classroom use occupied a large portion of the last Boquet Valley School Board meeting with Interim Superintendent Dr. Mark Davey. Read more

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SARANAC LAKE | Work to finish cleanup at the Lake Flower Boat Launch includes a few new perks for boaters and ice palace builders. Read more

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KEENE | Black and white decor with chandeliers — in a tent — will present an elegant backdrop for this year’s Paws Cause: Tuxedos & Tails. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | The new collection of stories at the Keene Valley Library is illuminated by voices. Read more

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UPPER JAY | Two people were sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after a sedan collided head on with a cement truck on Rt. 9N just south of Upper Jay. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Some of the students and staff at Willsboro Central School met their new school resource officer last Friday. Read more

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RAY BROOK | A new map — updated online daily — will help summer swimmers, boaters, hikers and paddlers track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds and rivers around the region. Read more

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WESTPORT | Westport Hose Co. 1 presented schematic drawings, site plans and cost estimates for their prospective new fire station last week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The School Board of merged Westport and Elizabethtown-Lewis Central schools voted unanimously to call its new district Boquet Valley Central School. Read more

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WILMINGTON | Essex County American Legion posts will officially re-dedicate the Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway on Sunday. Read more

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