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.
Lynette Delczeg, 40 years of age, of 493 River Road, Riparius was charged with Welfare Fraud
Rite Aid robbery in 2012
The Ticonderoga Police Department and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect believed to be responsible for a pharmacy robbery that occurred last November at the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1161 NYS Rt. 9 North in Ticonderoga.
The board offered a resolution of appreciation to David Johnston at its Dec. 2 meeting, who had been the inmate GED instructor at the Essex County Correctional Facility for the past 10 years before announcing his retirement.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, in an effort to prevent highway tragedies during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the New York State Police will initiate special traffic enforcement efforts beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Police seeking information
Before Schroon Lake youth baseball players can take field next spring, they’ll have to repair it. A vandal drove onto the Little League complex recently, destroying the outfield. The green grass is now a mess of tire tracks and mud.
On Common Ground writes, performs play
On Common Ground, a group of Moriah Central School students, is tackling teen issues through acting.
Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.
Ticonderoga, Schroon events Oct. 26
The Ticonderoga Community Coalition will partner with the town and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to host a “Take Back” event at the Ticonderoga Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department will also host “Take Back” events that day at the Schroon town hall and the public safety building in Lewis.
Elementary-middle school lock down slated Oct. 17
Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School will be locked down as part of a safety drill Oct. 17. Students, faculty and staff will implement a new plan designed to protect them in the event of an emergency at the building.
The trial of the third and final suspect in the murder of Robert Rennie began on Tuesday. Paul Taylor, 39, of Keeseville was charged with second degree murder, second degree gang assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Rennie’s body was found near an iron footbridge on Mill Hill Road in Keeseville Aug. 26, 2012. Autopsy reports showed he died from blunt force trauma that caused two collapsed lungs and internal bleeding.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the law enforced no matter personal opinion.
The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:
Ti PD could locate its office in former Lowe’s building
The proposed North Country Community College expansion could mean big changes for the Ticonderoga Police Department. The department could move to the former Lowe's building.