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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show

Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.

Morgan granted bond

The embattled Essex town clerk has been granted conditional bond following his arrest last month on a series of federal pornography charges.

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Former federal prosecutor recalls fall from grace, redemption in new memoir

Andrew McKenna's memoir “Sheer Madness” is a taut tale of addiction laced with equal parts self-deprecation and acerbic wit.

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Young woman blows whistle: Former Essex employee sounds off on town clerk’s activities

A former town employee says town officials were aware of clerk William Morgan's penchant for child pornography well before his arrest last month on federal charges.

“I love the job!" Essex County Judge steps out

Essex County Judge Richard Meyer opens up job highlights, judicial style and the state of the race.

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Session to examine heroin use and its impact locally

Former heroin users will be giving presentations during a forum that is to examine aspects and impact of heroin use and addiction.

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Moriah family focused on helping others after lawsuit win

“We wanted to seek justice for our son (Joshua) and we wanted to hold a large company like that accountable,” Lori Drake said. “But we really wanted to raise awareness for families where they may be considering something like this as a treatment for their children or themselves. We are hoping we can get away from the monetary part.”

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83 year-old shot while hunting upgraded to stable

83-year-old Joseph R. Rodriguez of Mineville was shot in the abdomen with a 12 gauge deer slug by another hunter while hunting in an area off Bartlett Pond Road.

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Sheriffs arrest 19-year old on arson charges

On Oct. 21, members of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19 year-old Jonathan W. Ordway of Main Street, North Creek on a charge of Arson in the 4th Degree, an E felony.

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Essex County horse rescuers honored

Local officials and volunteers were honored last week by the New York State Humane Association for their role in rescuing 41 neglected horses from an Essex farm.

Man arrested for assault, kidnapping

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Warren County leaders warned of costly consequences of inaction on adding court space

Despite hearing urgent warnings from Warren County judges in January about how overcrowded court conditions could mean potential attacks on children and victims by violent criminals and litigants, Warren County supervisors have yet to take action on providing more court and office space. The supervisors heard this week that every day's delay in providing additional court space — now mandated by the state — means additional expense to county taxpayers due to increased construction or renovation costs, or paying rent for temporary quarters.

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Rescue efforts under way for missing boater

Search efforts resume today for William B. Scott, age 59, of Westerloo, N.Y. as a result of a boating accident July 1.

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Essex County Sheriff announces re-election bid, gets approval for COPS grant

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting formally announced his candidacy for re-election June 3 at a press conference at the Government Center in Elizabethtown

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Smacked! Heroin arrests a symptom of larger drug problem facing the North Country

ELIZABETHTOWN — Three area residents were arrested on felony drug charges in Elizabethtown on Tuesday. Authorities say this just a symptom of a larger opiate problem facing the North Country.

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