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The generations before us built our communities from the ground up. Whether they founded the local businesses we know and love, helped us find our passion in the classroom or passed on immeasurable knowledge, we owe them a great debt of gratitude. Read more

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QUEENSBURY | Provisions of the 2019-20 New York state budget recently passed by the state legislature could have a substantial impact on New York county budgets, according to a top local official. Read more

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LONG LAKE | The annual Seniors Holiday Luncheon was held at the Long Lake Town Hall on Dec. 20 with more than 65 guests dining on food prepared by the Warren-Hamilton County Office of the Aging. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | In the North Country, the cost of heating a home through the frigid winters months can prove too much for some residents to shoulder. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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