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QUEENSBURY | The controversial state Bail and Discovery Reform laws which went into effect Jan. 1 has forced the release of suspects who are linked to serious crimes, Warren County officials were informed last week. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | After taking the oath of office, new Warren County Sheriff Jim LaFarr said he’d live up to his campaign pledge to focus on “community policing.” Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Minutes after he was elected chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors Jan. 3, Stony Creek Supervisor Frank Thomas called for investments in the county’s infrastructure and workforce development programs Read more

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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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PLATTSBURGH | A Minnesota man is behind bars for allegedly trying to lure a local child from the Crete Civic Center. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Upon recommendation from the Middlebury Infrastructure Committee, the Selectboard awarded a contract to Broughton’s Farm Supply in Bridport for the purchase of a Cub Cadet 4x4 utility vehicle for use by the Parks & Recreation Department, 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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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Livable Communities Committee’s Code Enforcement Subcommittee made a presentation in front of the council during the Public Safety meeting on Aug. 22. Read more

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LAKE GEORGE | Within a few years, Lake George Village residents and visitors will be able to connect to public Wi-Fi to stream movies, connect to social media and browse the internet without relying on cellular service... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh is reminding its residents to shovel their sidewalks after the declaration of an end of snow event. Or else. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | With the state legislature now in session with a new Democratic majority, the North Country delegation touched down in Plattsburgh on Friday to brief local industry leaders on the latest from Albany. Read more

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WARREN COUNTY | Aerial surveillance of ice buildup on the Hudson River is now being conducted in Warren County to detect the formation of ice jams. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The campaign to increase the number of Forest Rangers who patrol the Adirondack Park has taken center stage in state budget hearings. Read more

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RUTLAND | It was one of those rare occasions when Vermont’s political leaders and President Donald Trump agreed on an important federal appointment. Read more

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Throughout the course of this year, I have had the opportunity to meet many first-responders in the fire service, emergency medical services, law enforcement and emergency management through the Governor’s Capitol for a Day initiative. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County Sheriff-elect David Reynolds has announced his senior management picks as he prepares to take office. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Several local homes gutted by fires and then acquired in tax sales by out-of-town owners may be prompting a new ordinance in Warrensburg, town officials said last week at their monthly town board meeting. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Plattsburgh City School District has made their position on the fate of the Webb Island Footbridge clear with a resolution passed this month. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh and firefighters have reached a contract agreement. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | A new rural wastewater infrastructure program will pump $350,000 into Vermont’s economy while protecting the environment, according to Neil Kamman of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Read more

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