A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.
A firsthand courtroom account of the people, the charges and the narcotics involved in Friday's sweeping drug raid across Essex County
33 positions being cut in Ticonderoga
Inter-Lakes Health is eliminating 33 full-time positions. Chip Holmes, Inter-Lakes CEO, announced the personnel cuts Feb. 12.
Douglas announced Feb. 4 that he would not be seeking the NY-21 seat, currently held by Plattsburgh’s Bill Owens, who has announced he will not seek re-election.
Peter W. Stewart, 46, of Chester was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 14, for felony rape in the third degree after he allegedly had a year-long relationship with a girl under the age of 17.
Third man to be convicted in death of Keeseville man seeks new council
Michael Rivers, the man convicted on May 30, 2013 of first-degree manslaughter and gang-assault in the death of Keeseville resident Robert M. Rennie requested new counsel at his sentencing Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Essex County Courthouse. The request once again delayed sentencing for the third and final individual to be charged in relation to the father of two’s death.
Former Essex County State Supreme Court Justice James P. Dawson, 68, of Elizabethtown was remanded to Essex County Jail on Sunday, Jan. 5 charged with a felony DWI.
Please be advised that the Town of Jay, Essex County, Clinton County, Franklin County and St. Lawrence County have all declared a State of Emergency as of 4 p.m. today.
Police, fire investigators search for cause
The woman killed in a Moriah Center fire Dec. 3 has been identified as Sierra Daha. Daha, age 22, died in an upstairs bedroom during a blaze at 2726 Dugway Road. Two people — the home’s owner, Mary Daha, age 81, and Damian Sprague, age 20 — escaped the fire. Neither was injured.
When polls closed in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 5, Minerva Town Councilman Stephen McNally was edging incumbent Sue Montgomery Corey by eight votes in the supervisor’s race.
Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, 41 malnourished horses have been seized and their owner, Shelley Wing of Essex, has been charged with 41 counts of failing to provide sustenance for them.
Essex County’s second largest private employer, NYCO Minerals, has a plan to ensure another 10 years worth of mining at their Lewis mine, but it will require a land swap with the state.
New York State Police along with the Chicopee, Mass. police are working together in a search for an avid hiker who was last seen in Keene Valley. Scott Haworth, 46, of Chicopee, Mass. was reportedly last seen Sept. 5 at the Valley Grocer in Keene Valley attempting to cash a check. He was reported missing Sept. 10 by a coworker in Massachusetts when he hadn’t been heard from since Aug. 24. Chicopee Police Captain Dan Sullivan said they handed over the search to New York State Police when Haworth’s car, a 2002 Red Ford Focus, was located Sept. 5 in Keene at a parking area on State Route 73 near the Round Pond trailhead.
Non-life-threatening injuries reported
A weapons safety expert at the Moriah Shock facility in Mineville accidently shot himself in the hand Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo has ended with him returning home on Monday, Aug. 19. Anauo was classified a runaway. Anauo’s parents contacted the New York State Police at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night and informed police he returned to their home on Davis Road in Schroon Lake in good health. Public Information Officer with the New York State Police Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said she couldn’t comment on where Anauo had gone or why he had run away.