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ELIZABETHTOWN | The Rev. Francis J. Flynn retired effective Jan. 1. At the time of his retirement, he was pastor of St. Elizabeth Church in Elizabethtown, St. Philip of Neri Church in Westport, and St. Joseph’s Church in Essex. Read more

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WESTPORT/HARTINGTON, NEB. | A veterinarian who has ties to Westport and her husband will make their television debut Saturday night on the National Geographic Wild (NatGeo Wild) Channel. Read more

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CANTON | Students are being recognized for earning dean’s list honors during the fall 2019 semester at SUNY Canton. Read more

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LEWIS | A $99,624 Smart Growth grant award for Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in Essex County will expand Adirondack Harvest online search functions and add staff for a larger marketing outreach in 2020. Read more

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Lt Gov Kathy Hochul presented 10 projects

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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 | The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Albany Stratton V.A. Medical Center (VAMC) is teaming up with STG International, Inc. (STGi) to build a new clinic in Plattsburgh. 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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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. Read more

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Meet Bobby beagle, a charming little dude with lots of energy and love to share. This handsome, happy-go-lucky boy is ready to amuse you with his playful antics and cover you in kisses. Read more

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WESTPORT | Champlain Area Trails (CATS) has published two new trail maps that cover hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities in the Champlain Valley. Read more

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Without a doubt this last week has been deeply uncomfortable for anyone watching the Intelligence committee’s hearing in Congress. 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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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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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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PLATTSBURGH | For millions of children across the world, living without basic necessities is a harsh reality and the idea of gifts a foreign concept. That’s what local volunteers are working to change this holiday season as they gear up for... Read more

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The Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad membership has approved the following response to Town of Lewis Supervisor Jim Monty’s comments in the July 4 edition of the Press-Republican. 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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WESTPORT | When the body of freshly hanged abolitionist John was being transported from now-Charles Town, West Virginia, to his North Elba farm, not everyone on the route knew what to make of the circumstance. Read more

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TICONDEROGA | By nature, restaurants aren’t always known as good environmental stewards, from food that’s thrown away to a surfeit of plastics that can end up in the environment. Read more

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  • Westport Fire Department Decon Area

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    Westport Fire Department Decon Area

    Design for the proposed new fire station in Westport includes a decontamination area with a shower stall and water collection area along with a laundry area on site for firefighters to use to wash their gear.

  • Westport fire department plans

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    Westport fire department plans

    Jim Rule, chairman of the Westport Board of Fire Commissioners, unrolls floor plans for the proposed new fire station in Westport. The $3.2 million project will go to Westport taxpayers for a referendum vote on Dec. 10.

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    Westport Fire Station

    Design plans for the proposed new Westport Hose Co. fire station utilize the back section of several vehicle bays as storage room for firefighter lockers and storage area for turnout gear and equipment.