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Politics

Slight tax increase from 2022 North Elba budget

LAKE PLACID — The North Elba town board Tuesday, Nov. 9 approved the town’s 2022 budget, which carries a slight tax rate decrease for the general fund and meets the state’s tax cap, despite an increase in spending. North Elba Budget Officer and Human Resource Coordinator Catherine ...

North Elba games of chance law approved

A majority of North Elba voters decided to approve a proposed games of chance law on the ballot Nov. 2 with 811 votes in favor of the law, outweighing 596 votes against it. The Essex County Board of Elections sent out 134 absentee ballots to North Elba voters that haven’t been counted, but ...

Hearing today on 2022 North Elba budget

LAKE PLACID — The town of North Elba has scheduled a public hearing today on the town’s preliminary 2022 budget, which carries a slight tax rate decrease for the general fund and meets the state’s tax cap, despite a projected increase in spending. North Elba Budget Officer and Human ...

Village paying for mayor, former mayor to fly to Denmark summit

LAKE PLACID — Current Lake Placid Mayor Art Devlin and former Mayor Craig Randall will attend this year’s Smart Cities and Sports Summit, hosted by the World Union of Olympic Cities, in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Nov. 22 to 24. The village board Oct. 18 unanimously agreed to use funds set ...

Early voter turnout drops in Essex County

While many voters headed to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, more than 500 residents of Essex County had already voted, either by participating in early voting or by mailing in an absentee ballot. This is the third year New York has had an early voting period. Election commissioners say the ...

Doty takes lead in North Elba supervisor’s race

LAKE PLACID -- Unofficial election results show that Derek Doty is in the lead in the race for North Elba town supervisor over incumbent Jay Rand. Including votes cast during the early voting period and on Election Day, Doty garnered 811 votes to Rand's 741 votes, leaving Doty with a 70-vote ...