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Ferebee, Preston to lead Essex County board of supers

Essex County lawmakers have selected Bill Ferebee to lead the board of supervisors and Randy Preston as his deputy. Both will be sworn in next week.

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Douglas’ resignation to see supers shuffle

Essex County Board Chairman Randy Douglas’ resignation at the end of the week will lead to a shakeup in the board’s leadership, the first in nearly four years.

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Fort George Alliance to honor earliest unknown soldiers buried on American soil

The Fort George Alliance will honor the collective grave of four unknown American colonist soldiers discovered in 1931 with a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day, May 25.

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GOP faithful rally for Meyer in Lake Placid

Supporters gathered at a Lake Placid fundraiser last week to rally for incumbent Essex County Judge Richard Meyer, a Republican who is running for re-election against Lake Placid-based attorney Brian Barrett.

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Assemblyman Stec provides Albany perspective on Adirondack Tourism

Assemblyman Dan Stec attended a NYSHTA-sponsored legislative roundtable breakfast at the Queensbury Hotel last Friday, May 8, to provide an update on tourism-related legislation at the capitol.

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Petition process nears for officeholders, candidates

Essex County officeseekers and hopefuls will hit the streets within the next few weeks to start collecting signatures as part of the petitioning process.

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Essex County Chair to take state job, announces resignation

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Douglas will resign to accept an appointment from the governor, he announced this morning.

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Mineville hydro project in final stages

A vision created in 1990 is one hurdle away from becoming a reality, bringing new life to the pits and underground tunnels that put Mineville on the map.

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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.

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NYSUT endorses opt-outs following landmark education reforms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week's state’s education reforms will be a bedrock of his legacy. But for one powerful union, they’re a disgraceful sham.

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FAQ: Key issues surrounding the state's sweeping education policy

Following the passage of the state budget on Tuesday, New York’s education system is set to implement some of its most dramatic and fundamental reforms in years.

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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Queensbury super-at-large is leaving his Warren County post. Is a statewide campaign brewing?

Political observers are speculating that Westcott might be trimming his responsibilities so he can conduct advance work on a campaign to elect U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson to the governor's office in 2018.

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Essex County drawn into battle between growing rifts in hospitality biz

Traditional hoteliers are pressuring Essex County to close what they view as a bed tax loophole on vacation rental properties.

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Controversial Westmount sale may go to public vote

The public may get the opportunity to vote on whether the controversial sale of the county-owned Westmount nursing home should proceed without a formal bid process or auction.

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