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Willsboro 10/23

A recent weather storm of heavy rain and strong winds has left lots of small limbs and lots of fallen leaves all over our roadways, drivers need to be careful. The heavy rain brought the Boquet River level much higher, this assisted with the activity of the salmon coming up the fish ladder, and many were seen and counted.

Regardless of the terrible weather some of us traveled down to Schroon Lake last Friday evening to attend the annual Republican dinner. Several of the Republican candidates running for office were in attendance, a good chance to meet them in person. At this annual event they award two very prestigious awards to Essex County citizens who meet the criteria of the persons the awards are named for. The Harry MacDougal award, named after an outstanding and very involved person in Essex County, this award went to Ron Jackson of Essex. The other award is named after Mary Prime from the Lake Placid area who did outstanding and tireless work in and around the county; this was awarded to me for all of my involvements. Both of us were honored, but we both truly enjoy what we get involved in our communities not sure we deserve such a high honor.

Several family and friends gathered at the Keeseville VFW to help Bill Rowland celebrate his 80th birthday. He was truly surprised and had a most enjoyable time. It is that time of year when more and more of our summer residents are leaving for their warmer winter homes. We truly await their return.

The town clock that has been erected at the town hall area in memory of John Sheehan, will be dedicated Saturday, Oct. 23 with the celebration starting at 11:45 a.m., the clock will then be started at noon. The interested public is most welcome to attend. Reminder of the Congregational Church is having a chicken and biscuit take out supper Thursday, Oct. 28.

Sorry to learn of Father Elliott's recent stay in the hospital, we wish him a full and speedy recovery.

Happy Birthday to Vincent Ferris 10/25, Emma McCarthy 10/25, Loretta Meinson 10/25, Joe Bruno 10/26, Rita Benedict 10/29, Josh Carson 10/30, Zack Peltier 10/30, Hayden Trow 10/30, Ethel French 10/31. Happy Anniversary to Stan & Tina Dombrowski 10/25.

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