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Rivers sentencing delayed

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.

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Former State Supreme Court Judge arrested for felony DWI

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.

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Riparius woman charged with welfare fraud for medical aid

Lynette Delczeg, 40 years of age, of 493 River Road, Riparius was charged with Welfare Fraud

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Reward offered for info on Ticonderoga robbery

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.

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Essex County honors jail educator

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.

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NYSP stepping up holiday patrols

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.

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Vandal damages Schroon baseball field

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.

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Moriah actors take aim at bullies

On Common Ground writes, performs play

On Common Ground, a group of Moriah Central School students, is tackling teen issues through acting.

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Horse responsibilities debated by Essex County board

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.

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Police to collect unused prescription drugs

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.

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Ticonderoga school to test new emergency plan

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.

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Paul Taylor trial continues

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.

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Cuomo to sheriffs: enforce all the laws, including SAFE Act

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants the law enforced no matter personal opinion.

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July Essex County Sheriffs report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office for the past month:

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NCCC project could aid Ticonderoga police

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.