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ALBANY | “This is going to be a very, very interesting budget cycle.  The $6 billion deficit is a big problem, which is especially concerning because our economy is doing well." says Senator Betty Little in a statement regarding the executive budget. Read more

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FEMA 2019 Halloween Flood

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ESSEX COUNTY | Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the 2019 Halloween storm will not be getting any help from the federal government after a request for emergency individual aid was denied last week. Read more

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CROWN POINT | Penfield Pond is at the heart of one of the most historic places in Essex County. But the pond itself may soon be history because the dam responsible for its existence is failing and will likely have to be removed. Read more

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Fema - Road Closed - Halloween Storm 2019

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Essex County suffered $4 million worth of damage from a Halloween storm that felled trees, washed-out roads, downed power lines and caused significant destruction to private property. Read more

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CHAMPLAIN | With state aid at recent highs and a mounting list of mandated repairs, Northeastern Clinton Central School administrators say now is the time to act. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $500,000 in emergency relief funding following the Halloween rainstorm that left widespread damage throughout Vermont, according to Gov. Phil Scott’s office. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members recently discussed a recommendation from the Creek Road Task Force that the town should install guardrails along eroded sections on the southern end of Creek Road, which has been closed since 2015. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $465,000 through a highly competitive grant program for restoration of a defensive stonework on the north side of the fort. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | New York State Electric & Gas is asking the state for a 23 percent rate increase that company officials say is needed to ward off the effects of climate change and move the state toward greater reliance on green energy. Read more

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HORICON | A much-anticipated community event held annually in a hamlet near the border of Warren and Essex counties — and which features live music, dancing, food and raffles as well as dozens of yard sales — has a new focus this year. Read more

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KEENE | The tax levy cap set by state calculations for Keene Central School (KCS) in 2019-20 is -4.28 percent. Read more

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Is voluntarism dying in our communities? Last year, Lake Placid’s Kiwanis Club folded after more than 90 years of service due to dwindling membership. The impact on people in our community has been significant. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Bob Griffin & Sons Automotive, a landmark enterprise in Warrensburg for 46 years, will be constructing a new building to replace the one that was heavily damaged in a fire Jan. 31. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | Warren County government has requested all their municipal officials to prioritize their local infrastructure needs — and the county may provide financial assistance for upgrades and repair, town officials recently revealed. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Selectboard approved an estimated $92,965 in capital expense for the replacement of 515 feet of old bituminous clay sanitary sewer pipe adjacent to the rail bed, from the Cross Street Bridge south to the rail trestle... Read more

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KEENE | After community outreach and input, Keene Central School has decided on which elements to keep in their proposed capital building project. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Repair of the Webb Island Footbridge may be imminent. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | The Common Council has authorized the formation of a new not-for-profit, the Lake City Land Bank Corporation. Read more

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KEENE VALLEY | Keene Central School is looking at the cost of renovation, repairs and capital project reconstruction at the school facility. Read more

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CHESTERTOWN | The Chester-Horicon Health Center has for years been sinking into the ground and attempts have begun to raise it back to its original level. Read more

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