Essex County

North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Essex County Supervisors Reelect Chair For Record Term

Essex County Government Center
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The Essex County Board of Supervisors was sworn in on Monday and they chose Randy Douglas to chair the group for an unprecedented sixth time.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Essex County Preliminary Budget Exceeds Cap

Essex County Government Center
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The Essex County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss the county’s proposed budget and determine if the preliminary 2015 levy can be lowered from an anticipated 9.4 percent.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

New Report Profiles Essex County, NY Economy

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A new report has been issued on the economy of Essex County, New York. While it indicates the year round population is declining and Essex County is moving towards a tourism-based economy, most of the data doesn’t surprise the region’s economic leaders.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Essex County Considers 15% Tax Levy

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is debating whether to implement a 15 percent tax levy to help restore the county’s fund balance.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Essex County Board of Supervisors Face Changes Post Elections

Essex County NY Government Center
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Election results for the Essex County New York Board of Supervisors indicate that the new board in January will lean heavily Republican and may lose all of its female members.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Governor Approves Essex County Sales Tax Increase

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved a request that will allow Essex County to increase its sales tax by one-quarter of a percent.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Counties Consider Tightening Bar Hours

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Essex County, New York is joining a number of counties and communities considering reducing the number of hours bars can stay open.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

County Grapples With Budget Gap

Officials in Essex County, New York have been working to close a 13-million dollar budget gap in the 2013 budget.  While they hope a pending sale of the county-run nursing home will make a difference, they say mandate relief from the state would be more helpful.

The rural Adirondack County has one of the lowest tax rates in New York State and has been using their fund balance to hold the line on property tax increases. Essex County Manager Dan Palmer says that may not be possible much longer.

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