This week is fair week at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport.  I attended the opening ceremonies with Senator Dan Stec, Assemblyman Billy Jones, Assemblyman Matt Simpson and several other Essex County Supervisors.  A lot of hard work goes into this yearly event including maintenance and upkeep of the facility, planning of events, setup and tear down of event space, as well as the overall execution of the event itself.   As a member of the Essex County Fair Committee, I encourage you to reap the benefits of this hard work.  I hope you can attend and enjoy the activities of the 174th Essex County Fair.


This coming Saturday is Jay Day at the Jay Village Green.  This event is back for another year hosted by Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley.  The event will have the Jay Village Green bustling with activity.  This year Tammy’s Lunch Box, Dog Father, Mr. Ding-A-Ling, Hex and Hop, and SoulShine Energy will be on hand with food and beverages along with the vendor fair, music and magic shows, and various other activities.  The evening is capped off with the weekly JEMs concert at 6:00pm.  For more information, visit:


I have been very vocal about the lack of cell coverage in the Town of Jay.  After talking with Senator Stec yesterday about some of the advances and setbacks we have had, he reminded me about the survey he is conducting about coverage in the Adirondack Park and how it affects users like us.  Please take the time to take this online survey so he can have data to back proposed legislation to help increase coverage in the Adirondack Park and the Town of Jay.  You can click on this link:


Lastly, during the Town of Jay Town Board meeting last week, a local law was introduced to repeal the 2004 Local Law #1 that created the Department of Public Works in the Town of Jay.  There will be a public hearing on Monday, August 21st at 6:00pm to discuss this law, and a special meeting at 6:30pm to vote on proposed Local Law #3 of 2023 and all other business to come before the Town of Jay Town Board.


Hope you have a great week,