The regional director of the state Department of Transportation put himself on the hot seat in front of members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors June 17.
Representatives of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) held their third public hearing on the classification of former Finch Pruyn lands on Monday, June 17, in the Newcomb Central School auditorium.
Members of the Essex County Finance Committee voted to draft a local law that would require residents of the county to pay a Highway Reuse Tax of $5 per year for passenger vehicles and $10 for commercial vehicles.
No one spoke against Essex County’s proposal to move last call at local bars from 4 to 3 a.m. during a public forum at the Old County Courthouse June 13.
People who come to Essex County do so for the outdoors activities, especially hiking. That is what the 2012 Leisure Travel Study, conducted by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), found after collecting data from over 4,000 returned surveys.
Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava voiced concerns over DEC burning regulations during the May 20 DPW Committee meeting.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) began a series of public hearings this week to collect comments for state land classification alternatives for former Finch Pruyn lands in the Central Adirondacks.
The court, much like a Drug Court, where substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Veteran mentors assist with the programs.
Town requests reduced speed limit again, FEMA wants money back
Of the issues tackled by the Johnsburg Town Board at their June 4 meeting, the most important went beyond the town itself.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Plattsburgh State University College on Thursday, May 30 to tout his new “Tax Free NY” program.
Sheriff Richard Cutting and Capt. Thomas Murphy unveiled the new way for people to access the department to members of the Essex County Public Safety Committee May 13.
Under an agreement reached May 21 between the State of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the county, along with seven others, will not be eligible to house one of three new gaming casinos proposed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting received preliminary approval to upgrade the system at the jail for $149,985 of budgeted funds.
Social Services Director John O’Neill briefed members of the Human Services Committee about the Armed Intruder Response Policy that was drafted with input from several department heads and research on similar policies in other counties.
Voters in the five True North school districts will be heading to the polls Tuesday, May 21 to choose school board candidates and decide whether to approve their 2013-14 budgets.
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