5-19-2022    DPWHazardous Waste Day Flyer 2022



8:00AM – 1:00PM

LAKE PLACID Saturday, July 9 Town of North Elba Highway Garage
Cascade Road, Lake Placid

ELIZABETHTOWN Saturday, July 23 Essex County DPW
8053 US Route 9, Elizabethtown

NORTH HUDSON Saturday, August 6 Town of North Hudson Highway Garage
Dump Road, North Hudson

TICONDEROGA Saturday, August 13 Town of Ticonderoga Highway Garage
138 Racetrack Road, Ticonderoga




COVID is still being spread in Essex County, New York, and the Town of Newcomb currently has what we consider to be a significant number of residents infected with the virus. Please follow these simply guidelines to ensure you and your loved ones are protected. Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. *You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others. *If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions. Please contact the Newcomb Health Center if you have any health related questions.

5/1/2022 – 2022 Tentative Assessment Roll


Notice is hereby given that the Assessors of the Town of Newcomb, County of Essex, have completed the Tentative Assessment Roll for the current year and that a copy has been left with The Town Clerk at the Town Hall, where it may be seen and examined by any interested person until the fourth Tuesday in May (or other applicable date).
The Assessors will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll on the following dates, at the Newcomb Town Hall 5639 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY
1st Day – May 18, 2022 Hours – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
2nd Day – May 19, 2022 Hours – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3rd Day – May 20, 2022 Hours – 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
4th Day – May 21, 2022 Hours – 12:00-4:00 p.m.
The Board of Assessment Review will meet on May 24, 2022 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and complaints in relation to assessments, on the written application of any person believing him/herself to be aggrieved.



Town of Newcomb Hires New PA



Community Engagement Survey – Adirondack Foundation


What makes a strong community? At Adirondack Foundation, we ask ourselves this question every day. There is no single answer, and the components of strong and healthy communities are rarely linear. That’s why we take a “whole community” approach to amplify all that is good about the Adirondack region.
Adirondack Foundation is the only community foundation serving the entire Adirondack region. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people in the Adirondacks through philanthropy. Since 1997, we have awarded more than $64 million in grants. We use charitable assets, local knowledge, and civic engagement to unite people, institutions, and resources to produce widely shared lasting results. Our yearly interactions with thousands of generous donors, hundreds of nonprofits, and countless community partners give us unique insight and perspective on the challenges and opportunities in our communities. You can learn more about our work here. 
Through this anonymous community survey, we hope to learn about you, our neighbors, and how you feel about your communities here in the Adirondack region. Your insight will aid us in continuing to identify areas where we can work together to improve our communities, open the door for new ideas to take root, and ultimately, work together to create a brighter future for the Adirondacks.




Elizabethtown, N.Y. – The Essex County Board of Supervisors has announced the dates and locations of the 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Day Events in Essex County as follows:

  • 7/9/22 – North Elba, Highway Garage
  • 7/23/22 – Lewis, Essex County DPW
  • 8/6/22 – North Hudson, Dump Road
  • 8/13/22 – Ticonderoga, Highway Garage

Open to Residents of Essex County
Proof of Residency Required – Tax or Utility Bill

Sorry No Businesses

Dispose of household wastes safely and responsibly.


Oil Based Paint Solvents

Pool Chemicals Acids Gas/Oil Mixes

Herbicides Pesticides Fertilizers Insecticides

Not Sure What You Have?

Bring your unknowns in for review.

For more information contact:

James Dougan @ 518-873-3739



For More Information: 

Andrea Whitmarsh, Public Information Officer, Essex County Health Department

518-873-3546 │andrea.whitmarsh@essexcountyny.gov

COVID cases climb; hospitalizations remain low; ECHD urges continued caution

Elizabethtown, N.Y. – Parts of New York State are experiencing a jump in COVID-19 cases at the same time the state saw an overall 26% increase last week. After reaching a winter peak of 12,700 cases in January statewide, hospitalizations dropped dramatically and have remained low since. Still, hospitalizations often lag case increases by a few weeks.

Also this week, Essex County moved back into a “medium” COVID-19 Community Level, along with Clinton and Hamilton counties. Franklin county is now at a “high” risk level. COVID-19 Community Levels are a classification system used by the CDC to help individuals and communities make decisions based on local context and their unique circumstances. Counties are coded as low, medium, or high by taking into account COVID-19 hospital admissions, cases, and the percent of available hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.

“The recent increase in cases in parts of New York underscores the need for everyone to remain cautious, especially if they have individual risk factors that make them more susceptible to serious illness,” said Linda Beers, Director of Public Health for the Essex County Health Department (ECHD). “Residents who are at higher risk should consider layers of precaution, like limiting close social contact, mask wearing, and planning for testing and treatment should the need arise.”

With the winter surge behind us, many residents are still benefitting from some immunity following infection with omicron. Add this to the protection offered by vaccines and the availability of antivirals and state officials do not anticipate the kind of spikes that have been seen in previous waves. Warding off future illness though hinges on people continuing to get vaccinated and boosted when eligible, getting tested following exposure or when symptoms develop, and staying home with sick. “Remember, children younger than 5 are still not eligible for vaccination and our vaccination rates in youth under 12 remain lower than we’d like. It’s important to stick with layered prevention strategies to protect these groups, as well as others who are more vulnerable,” Beers stressed.

“Today, the FDA amended the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to allow for a 2nd booster in those 50 years of age and older, as well individuals with certain immune conditions,” noted Jessica Darney Buehler, Director of Health Planning & Promotion for ECHD. “We offer vaccine clinics weekly at our health department and we will incorporate these newest changes to vaccine eligibility as soon as state approvals occur”.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster, go to www.co.essex.ny.us/Health/covid-vax-appointments/ or call 518-873-3500.

To learn more about CDC COVID-19 Community Levels, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html

To view county and state-level COVID-19 data, go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-data-new-york


3/16/22 – Burn Ban


The Town of Newcomb wants to advise its residents that New York State’s annual spring “burn ban” is in effect from March 16 until May 14. The ban is put in place each year to lessen the chance of wildfires, as dry brush that is susceptible to fire is exposed with the melting of snow at the end of winter. Since the springtime ban was implemented in 2009, New York State has experienced 40% fewer wildfires annually. Still, DEC Forest Ranger had to extinguish 192 wildfires that burned 1,122 acres in 2020.

Exceptions to the statewide ban include:🔥 outdoor cooking devices, when used to cook food.
🔥 small cooking or camp fires using untreated wood or charcoal.
🔥 small fires used to dispose of a flag or religious item or for a religious ceremony, where permitted.

The Town of Newcomb asks that residents follow New York State DEC guidelines for campfire safety
Even when the burn ban is not in effect, it is illegal to burn household garbage and leaves under New York State law, as denoted here: Open Burning – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation



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