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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.

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Cuomo targets distracted driving violators

Fines increase for driving while texting, talking on cell phones

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Friday, July 26 announced that new and increased fines for distracted driving violations.

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Ticonderoga police to increase school presence

Parents ask for police in school buildings

Students will notice an increased police presence in the Ticonderoga Central School District this fall. Ticonderoga police have agreed to patrol the district’s three schools — high school, middle school and elementary school — on a regular basis and will be at schools during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal beginning in September.

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Veterans court operating in county

Information meetings set in Ticonderoga, Keeseville, Lake Placid

Information meetings on the Essex County Veterans Court program will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga VFW on Shore Airport Road; Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Keeseville VFW on Route 9; and Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Placid American Legion on Main Street.

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Plattsburgh pet shop owner arrested for 20 counts of animal cruelty

Northern Puppies pet shop owner Tammy Staley was arrested Wednesday, July 10 and charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty after police found sick and dead kittens in the back room of the store.

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Drug abuse coalition seeking input

Next meeting July 9 in Ticonderoga

A coalition seeking to address drug abuse issues in Ticonderoga wants to extend its reach. The group, which met for the first time in June, is asking concerned citizens to attend a meeting Tuesday, July 9, at 6 p.m. at the Community Building.

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Indian Lake custodian arrested for allegedly raping student

New York State Police recently arrested an Indian Lake Central School custodian for allegedly raping a student at the school during his evening shift.

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Moriah chamber promotion causes concern

Officials troubled by Tracy Road campaign

An effort to promote the Tracy Road as a tourist destination is causing concern among some Moriah officials, who feel the road is dangerous.