County hatchery a must save

Like its Essex County counterpart, the Warren County hatchery stocks for kids fishing derbies in a number of local communities, and stocks places like Hovey Pond as well as other popular roadside destinations for young anglers.

Aren't the smiles on the faces of these youngsters worth the $100,000 investment?

My own son still has the glass fish he was awarded for the trout he caught years ago. He cherishes it, as he does the memory of catching his first fish.

I ask you, should we take that memory away from future generations?

Supervisors: Find somewhere else to make up your budget shortfall.

John Gereau is managing editor of Denton Publications and an avid outdoorsman. He can be reached at johng@denpubs.com.

Ti fishing tourney

Speaking of fishing derbies, the Ti Elks youth fishing tournament was held under sunny skies June 6 and was a resounding success.

Get hooked on fishing, not on drugs! is the motto of the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge 1494 Take a Kid Fishing program. The tournament is a catch and release event where all fish are measured for judging and them safely released. Drug Awareness, Good Sportsmanship, Water Safety and Conservation are important aspects of this tourney. Complimentary hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and snacks were served until noon.

Norman St. Pierre from Norm's Bait Shop handed out the prizes.

The winners are named below.

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