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Essex County Ways and Means Committee Jan. 26

10:01 a.m. The Ways and Means committee meeting has started with calling of the roll and going straight into resolutions. The meeting is being held on Thursday because of the New York State Association of Counties conference next week in Albany. 10:03 a.m. The committee has passed resolutions to increase ...

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APA Decision at Wild Center

10:34 a.m. The board has just went into a 15-minute break, after which motions will be entertained when it comes to the permit for the Adirondack Club and Resort. There were some issues brought up during the final discussion, but nothing appeared major and it seems that the project is ...

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Deer take down 10 percent in the northern zone

While some really nice antlers hit the forest floor this hunting season, I think the universal theme coming from Adirondack hunting camps was that less deer were being seen. I know that was our experience at my camp. The preliminary deer take numbers in the northern zone seem to follow that trend, according to senior wildlife biologist Ed Reed.

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County meetings Dec. 19

9:52 a.m The DPW committee is talking about transfering money into the flood account. Some are saying that they have had to go to private contractors in the towns in order to get post-flood work done. 9:56 a.m. Supervisor Douglas asked if the unepended balance of $968,807.09 was considered during ...

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Live from the County: Nov. 28

10:01 a.m. Back from vacation and feeling refreshed - just in time for Ways and Means Committee followed by the budget committee. Cathy Moses is introducing the new Schroon Supervisor at the moment. 10:08 a.m. The committee is flying through the resolutions for this month. However, they are currently discussing ...

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Live from the County: Budget Committee Nov. 17

9:33 a.m. The meeting of the Budget Committee is being called to order. The tentative budget was filed Nov. 15 and had a tax levy increase of $23,851,238. 9:38 a.m. County Manager Daniel Palmer is talking about how they came up with the number that they have presented to the ...

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Absentee ballot count - Essex

10:52 a.m The two candidates for the position of Essex Town Supervisore, incumbent Sharon Boisen and challenger Frank Walls, have started to inspect the ballots. The count is scheduled for 11 a.m. 10:58 a.m. Boisen holds a 150-142 lead after Nov. 8 General Election ballots were counted. 11:00 a.m. So ...

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Absentee ballot cast - Elizabethtown

9:06 a.m. The Essex County Board of Elections has started to review the absentee ballots for the Elizabethtown Supervisors race. There are a total of 49 absentee ballots. I will be back with results shortly. 9:10 a.m. The first sounds of ripping have started and the votes are officially being ...

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Live from the County: Nov. 14

9:35 a.m. The Human Services committee starts by talking about the Office For the Aging going out to meet with different meal sites about the possibility of cuts to the program. 9:42 a.m. Patty Bashaw said that she was going out to meet with seniors, which had County Chair Randall ...

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Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Monday, Nov. 7

An live blog from the Nov. 7 meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors in Elizabethtown.

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Essex County Ways and Means Meeting Oct. 31

A live recap of the events and discussion at the Oct. 31 Ways and Means Committee Meeting of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

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Quadruple header

Attempting to cover four sporting events in one night.

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Survivor, night 6

Well, no more sickness, but there was a meeting in Elizabethtown about school district possibilities, so I got home about 8:40 and watched the last few minutes. As far as I saw, it was a good night for Sophie, even though the tribe lost the challenge and had to go ...

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County committee meetings

10:00 a.m. The Essex County meetings for Oct. 17 started with the Public Works Committee. Under highway discussion, Anthony LaVigne said that the structural steel for the Otis Lane Bridge has been ordered and will be delivered in November. He also said that they have gone out to bid on ...

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Essex County Board of Supervisors

10:06 a.m. A representative from the Adirondack Film Society is presenting to the Essex County Board of supervisors about what they have been doing and their hope for continued funding from the board. The board has given to the society since its beginning in 1999. 10:10 John Huttlinger, Chair of ...

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