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ELIZABETHTOWN | Two county offices are in the process of moving: one into new facilities at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport and one out of historic headquarters there. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | County supervisors formally thanked Krissy Leerkes and staff at Essex County Office for the Aging for their efforts during the extended power outage in early May. more

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CHESTERTOWN | As people get older balance seems to diminish, often as leg muscles weaken from lack of exercise. more

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JOHNSBURG | The Johnsburg Town Board opted to table five contracts in order to give them a second look after Councilman Peter Olesheski Jr. told the board he did not receive copies of the documents to review before voting on them. more

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LAKE PLACID | Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts Fund (GAF) has awarded $37,600 in grants to organizations supporting quality of life for elders across the region. more

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SARANAC LAKE — As the U.S. Senate scrambles to craft legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act before going on summer recess, a panel of stakeholders will meet to discuss the proposed changes. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — There will soon be a special Crisis Intervention Team in Essex County. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Giving back to the community means everything for six local seniors. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Heroin-Opiod Prevention Consortium (ECHO) will be heading into lockdown in order to help teach others about the dangers of these types of drugs. more

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WARRENSBURG — On May 10, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Warren and Washington Counties will host a Greater Warrensburg Community Volunteer Fair. more

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PLATTSBURGH — Haggling over authorization usually comes after a medical emergency. more

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Richard Ferguson is a long-term caregiver. He’s burned out, the walls are closing in — and new overtime regulations have slashed his income and threatened his partner with institutionalization more

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As population ages in rural region, industry faces an unprecedented tipping point more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — County lawmakers are considering walking back efforts to merge the aging department into public health. more

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Essex County legislators plan to merge the Office for the Aging (OFA) with the Public Health Department to save $100,000. more

Letters to the Editor

Essex County is coming under fire for their decision to merge two departments: more

Editorials

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Essex County’s plan to merge a pair of departments was met with stiff resistance on Monday. more

The Sun

ELIZABETHTOWN — As the county moves forward with a plan to combine two departments, fault lines have widened between county officials and the citizen-run board tasked with advising the process. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Suicides in Essex County are down, and a coalition of agencies think they may be making a difference. more

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The county manager said on Monday he is continuing to work on the plan necessary for a merger between the Office for the Aging and the Essex County Department of Public Health. more

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