Stories for November 2011


Wednesday, November 30

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Blood drive to honor Moriah teacher

Dayton Dedrick back at work after accident

Dayton Dedrick may be the luckiest unlucky man alive.

Drug arrests continue

Police Report

Fresh Air Fund needs friendly families next summer

The Fresh Air Fund could breathe easier if more local families sign up and invite New York City kids into their homes.

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Jaguar alum earns top field hockey honors

Former Jaguar field hockey player Kelly Blackhurst earned a slew of accolades this season for her outstanding performance with the Skidmore Thoroughbreds.

Boy, grandmother killed in car accident in Jay

Two Jay residents died Wednesday, Nov. 30 in a one-car accident on the Carey Road.

Missing Lake Placid hunter found dead

The missing Lake Placid man who headed into the woods hunting on Saturday has been found deceased, authorities said Wednesday afternoon.

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Public airs ideas for school cuts, programs

In Warrensburg

Sue Gerrain of Truesdale Hill sat at one of 10 tables in the Warrensburg High School cafeteria during a community forum held Monday, Nov. 28 on the future of education in the Warrensburg area.

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Warrensburg mealsite may move to Countryside Home

The Town of Warrensburg’s senior mealsite may be relocated soon to the Countryside Adult Home on Schroon River Road due to inadequacies of the present site in the basement of the United Methodist Church.

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Pottersville veterans monument relocated

A prominent monument that for decades has served as a memorial to local veterans has been moved from a traffic island to a local park.

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A Day to Remember - Nicole & John October 9, 2011

Hudson Falls couple wins wedding package giveaway

The Adirondack Wedding Association (AWA) awarded a free wedding package from its spring planning weekend in Glens Falls to a Hudson Falls couple, who married at noon Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.

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Small Business Saturday a hit locally

Becky Leonard doesn’t want small businesses to fade from the community’s collective memory.

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Schroon to host Christmas program

Santa to arrive Dec. 10

Santa will be coming to Schroon Lake after all. A month after the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce announced it had dropped sponsorship of its annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration, a group of residents have joined to bring a holiday event to the community. Santa’s arrival is scheduled along with children’s games, refreshments and a holiday movie Saturday, Dec. 10.

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Gore’s opening cut short by fickle weather

Attendance still solid

Though the weather had some late season hot and cold flashes, Gore’s slopes stayed cool enough for some skiing. About 1,000 visitors hit the slopes over the three-day weekend, a number in line with last year’s attendance, said Gore spokesperson Emily Stanton.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Dec. 1911•

Trail not railway makes sense

To the Adirondack Journal: Your Nov. 26 editorial was headlined “Help a community under siege.”

Fundraising chicken ‘n biscuit dinner planned

Chicken 'n biscuit dinner for North Warren Central employee Julie Mosher Packer.

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Lady Lions, Eagles advance in Alzheimers Awareness toruney

March preview?

Elizabethtown-Lewis, Westport advance to the Nov. 30 championship game.

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Holiday in Hague slated

Dec. 3

Holiday in Hague will be held Saturday, Dec. 3. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with the opening of the senior’s Christmas Shop located at the Hague Visitor’s Center.

Tuesday, November 29

County most dependent in nation

If Essex County residents didn’t receive their monthly payments from the Social Security Administration, 9.3 percent of total personal income in the county would be lost, a total of $116,101,339 in 2009.

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Westport Library gets new director

The Westport Library Board of Trustees President Kathy Seguin recently welcomed Dan Van Olpen as the new library director on Nov. 17, replacing Stephen Smith.

Youth Commission rumors lead to tense board meeting in Westport

Rumored cuts to the Youth Commission created unrest between members of the Youth Commission board and the town council.

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Locals make Black Friday a yearly event

Thousands line up at Plattsburgh stores

Reginald Nephew arrived at Target in Plattsburgh at 3:15 p.m. Thursday to be the first in line for Black Friday.

The true meaning of the season

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recently ran across this Ben Stein commentary from CBS Sunday.

Community Store re-defining image of small town America


At a time when the holiday shopping season focuses squarely on big-box stores and online retailers, along comes the Community Store in Saranac Lake to capture our hearts and imaginations.

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A Dam Decision

Notes from the North Woods

Back in 2003, after the Open Space Institute acquired the historic Tahawus Tract; I couldn’t wait to visit the former private lands, which encompassed over 10,000 acres of wild lands and waters.

The future is dim

To the Valley News: I was impressed with the wisdom of Dan Alexander when I read his viewpoint on Oct. 29. As he wrote, “This economy is a new reality.”

Point was not an appeal

To the Valley News: The Valley News is the best source of information, news, local events, and reports that our community has, relies upon and needs.

Shared services vital to schools

Peru and Saranac Central schools share payroll duties.

Redistricting spurs questions from legislators

Clinton County Legislators continue to look into a redistricting plan that would impact Areas 3, 4, 8 and 9.

Supervisor fears sinkholes could swallow teens

Ves Pivetta wants people to stay off town property

Americo “Ves” Pivetta uncovered one sinkhole that measured 30 feet in diameter, with a depth of 15 to 20 feet.

Black Friday blues

The Lobster Tank

From Nov. 24 until the ringing in of the New Year, I find that it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

Agrees, disagrees

To the Editor: I am a life-long resident of Tupper Lake and read your editorial with interest, about how my community was under siege.

Disagrees with editorial

To the Editor: Your editorial on Saturday was headlined “Help a community under siege.”

Thanks for support

The ALS Raising Hope Foundation would like to thank all those who contributed to our fund raiser for ALS research at Harmony Golf Course this summer.

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Schroon Lake senior play slated

‘Krazy Kamp’ this weekend

Schroon Lake is renowned for its summer camps — although not camps like those portrayed in the annual Schroon Lake Central School senior play. Seniors will present “Krazy Kamp” Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5.

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Marine Academy to open in Ti

Program available to students throughout the region

Marina owners from the region are supporting the new Marine Academy being established at Ticonderoga High School in its newly-constructed, state-of-the-art technology center. Slated to open next September, the Marine Academy will be operated by Champlain Valley Tech and be available to students from Glens Halls to Plattsburgh. A two-year program, it will be limited to 13 students — and marina owners can’t wait until the first class graduates.

Monday, November 28

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Midnight Madness returns during daylight

Dec. 3 in Port Henry

It’s won’t be midnight, but the 22nd annual Moriah Midnight Madness still promises to be a festive event. The holiday tradition will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be sponsored by the Town of Moriah Chamber of Commerce.

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Lite Up the Village’ to offer live music, towering new holiday tree

Treasured local tradition of tree-lighting ceremony has a new twist.

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New book commemorates Lake Champlain Bridge

Denton Publications and New Market Press recently released the 132-page “Lake Champlain Bridge Commemorative Book” to celebrate the new bridge connecting Crown Point, N.Y. and Chimney Point, Vt.

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Museums join forces for holidays

Museum store open Dec. 2 and 3

The annual Museum Store is returning this holiday season. The store, located at the Hancock House, will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3. Participating museums will be the Ticonderoga Historical Society, Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Arts and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum. Each will offer a variety of items from their gift shops for sale.

Friday, November 25

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Gore Mountain opens for the season

Gore Mountain Ski Center opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 25.

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Whiteface Mountain opens for the season

Whiteface Mountain opened for its 54th skiing and riding season on Friday, Nov. 25.

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Ti to celebrate North Country Christmas

Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

The North Country Christmas is growing. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the North Country Christmas will be a week of holiday-related events in the community. In its second year in 2011, the event has expanded. North Country Christmas will be held Nov. 28 through Dec. 4.

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Holiday train coming to Ti, Port Henry

Nov. 28 stops planned

The Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will again kick off the holiday season in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. The decorated train is scheduled to stop at the Ticonderoga train station at 3:50 p.m. and at the Port Henry train station at 5:35 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.

Wednesday, November 23

Route 73 now open through Keene

Accidents cleared after morning snow

The entire stretch of Route 73 through the town of Keene is now open.

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Overnight storm brings 10 inches of snow to North Country

ADIRONDACKS — The first significant snowfall of the season dumped about 10 inches of the white stuff across the North Country Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning.

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Comment sought on state facilities

Dec. 7 in Crown Point

A public meeting to develop a draft Unit Management Plan for the Crown Point Historic Site and Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point Historic Site Museum.

Tuesday, November 22

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ILCS considers intnl. student program

International students may become as commonplace in Indian Lake as they are in Newcomb if an initiative to build a program there is successful.

Town passes budget, discusses mealsite

The Johnsburg town budget was passed with some minor revisions for town employee raises and fire department funding at the Nov. 17 meeting.

AARCH supports rail use

To the News Enteprise: Adirondack Architectural Heritage supports the preservation of the contributing historic features,

JCS board to discuss tax cap

To the News Enteprise: What exactly is Governor Cuomo's property tax cap?

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Community mourns loss of local teenagers, exchange students

The news of the lives of four teenagers being cut tragically short last week received an overwhelming response from the North Country.

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Supervisors start to trim the budget

“It is the overall impact, not just the county portion,” Scozzafava said. “They don’t really care if you try and separate this out, it’s what they pay in total taxes. The public perception is that we are living way beyond our means and we pay these big fat salaries to the department heads."

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Mealsites get reprieve in county budget

For at least four more months, Warren County’s seniors will continue to enjoy the aroma of food being cooked up at the mealsites situated in upcounty communities.

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New Lake George board members assess victory

Dan Hurley stood on the steel pier off beach road, with the blue waters as a backdrop for a television broadcast recounting election results in Lake George.

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Crown Point chamber to meet

Pot luck dinner Dec. 6 at Knapp Center

The Crown Point Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to spring. The group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Knapp Senior Center to make plans for the spring and discuss other business.

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Fundraiser set for boy fighting leukemia

A gift-shopping fundraiser will be held next weekend to help defray medical expenses of 12-year-old Matthew Agard, who has leukemia, and all are invited to attend.

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Communities to hold annual holiday festivals

Christmas in Warrensburgh: Dec. 3-4 & ‘Lite Up the Village’ Lake George: Nov. 26

Help a community under siege


From railroad tracks to a controversial mountainside resort, more and more people outside Tupper Lake are claiming to know what’s best for this community.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Nov. 1911•

Scissor art is amazing

To the Adirondack Journal: Sherry Wolf at the North Creek Health Center created a collage with what seems to me to be an old European art method known as scissor art or “scherenschnitte.”

Ambulance should stay with Thurman EMS

To the Adirondack Journal: In regard to the article in the Nov. 12 Adirondack Journal,

Ti to celebrate North Country Christmas

The North Country Christmas is growing.

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APA expected to hire economic affairs staffer

Announcement to come before December meeting

The Adirondack Park Agency may soon be hiring an economic affairs staffer to replace Stephen Erman, who retired in September 2010.

Midnight Madness returns during daylight

Dec. 3 in Port Henry

It’s won’t be midnight, but the 22nd annual Moriah Midnight Madness still promises to be a festive event.

Hit-and-run kills woman in I-87 accident

I-87 accident in Schroon

A woman died in a hit-and-run Interstate 87 accident in the town of Schroon Nov. 20.

Historian lauded

Last Sunday (Nov. 13), the Moriah Historical Society hosted a reception honoring Joan Daby as she retires after decades of service as Moriah town historian.

St. Mary’s craft fair a success

To the Times of Ti: The St. Mary’s School 22nd annual craft fair was a huge success, thanks to so many people who gave in a variety of ways.

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Champlain Valley Chorale to perform

Christmas concerts set in Ti, Schroon Lake

The Champlain Valley Chorale will again present the sounds of the season in Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake. The group will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga.

Monday, November 21

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Local basketball tournaments to raise funds, awareness through games

The local high school basketball community will be hosting tournaments to help several causes over the next month.

Regional bullying conference set in Tupper Lake

A conference to educate the region about the dangers of bullying is set for next week.

Back to the land

Notes from the North Woods

As families gather together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the occasion provides a most appropriate opportunity to take stock of the past.

Listen to the authority

From all reports, the Occupy Keene Valley event on Sunday did not result in the use of pepper spray.

Thanks to organizers

To the Valley News: On behalf of the veterans of the Willsboro and Essex communities I want to express our heartfelt thanks

Help needed for toy drive

To the Valley News: It's that time of the year again for community members to take a little time out of their schedule and pocket to assist in making a joyous holiday season for families less fortunate.

Support local business

To the Valley News: Okay, Imagine this, The Northway is closed and the internet is down.....How exactly does one Shop Locally and Shop Small Business in Westport??

Position defined

To the Valley News: Adirondack Architectural Heritage supports the preservation of the contributing historic features,

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Four Fathers collecting toys for holiday concert

The Four Fathers are at it again.

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Lady Eagles capture second straight NYSPHSAA Class D championship

Two goals to the bad in the 70th minute of play is not usually a position any soccer team wants to be in, especially when you are in the state semifinals.

Video contest winners will get ‘Red Carpet Treatment’

Deadline for submissions will be Feb. 1

Regional video contest offers area students the opportunity to exercise their creativity and send an anti-bullying message to the community for a chance to win a Plattsburgh Red Carpet Experience.

Authorities seize drug trafficking money

The Adirondack Drug Task Force, which consists of members of various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, has reported a joint criminal investigation with foreign law enforcement officials has led to the discovery of millions of dollars being laundered through the United States.

Help a community under siege

From railroad tracks to a controversial mountainside resort, more and more people outside Tupper Lake are claiming to know what’s best for this community.

Taking time to give thanks

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

First, on behalf of everyone here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Have any holiday season plans?

Health Matters

Nobody goes into the holiday season wanting to gain five to 10 pounds of unwanted weight, however, most people do.

Checking off fall garden chores

North Country Gardening

Even though we have been enjoying some beautiful weather over the past few weeks, we know that colder weather is just around the corner.

Help for the harvest dinner

A most sincere thank you to our friends and neighbors for answering our call for help with the annual harvest dinner, our fall fundraiser, held at St. Anne’s Shrine.

Time for a reply

Mooers, a terrible place to live according to some; this must explain why Mooers had the highest population growth rate in the country in the 2010 census.

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Students bake bread for others

Program leads to community service

Ticonderoga Elementary School students, with help from the King Arthur Flour company, learned how to bake bread during an assembly Nov. 18. Students were then given the necessary ingredients and asked to bake two loaves of bread at home — one for their family and another to be donated to residents of Lord Howe Estates and Montcalm Manor. St. Mary’s School and Putnam Central School students also took part in the program.

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Clarke cruises into week 11 of ‘Survivor’

Willsboro native wins pair of challenges

For Willsboro residents, Thanksgiving Eve may include watching CBS reality show

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Hill and Hollow to once again present concerts

New vocal ensemble to be focus of organization’s rebirth

Though Hill and Hollow Music has been out of the public eye for the past few years, that hasn’t meant the nonprofit organization has been resting on its laurels, says director Angela Brown.

Sunday, November 20

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Ti harrier national runner up

Berube second at NCAA meet

Lee Berube was a thousand miles away racing for a national championship, but Ticonderoga High School was filled with cheers as he battled stride for stride to the finish line. Berube, a Ti High graduate who is now a senior at SUNY-Geneseo, finished second in the NCAA Division III cross country national championship race in Oshkosk, Wis., Nov. 18.

Saturday, November 19

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Girl Scouts give thanks to veterans with special meal

Chazy Girl Scouts Troop 25 have shown their thanks to the men and women who have served and who continue to serve our country.

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Police make drug arrests

Locals face charges

A police drug sweep resulted in 12 arrests — seven local people — last week in Essex County. The police action began with four arrests Nov. 10, another Nov. 14 and seven more Nov. 18. Seven people were arrested and arraigned on narcotics charges Friday in a drug sweep in Essex County.

Friday, November 18

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Spiegel to peform this Saturday at mall

Money raised to help The Christmas Bureau

Staub G. Spiegel will perform his hit song, "If I Could Have Something for Christmas," this Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Champlain Centre mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd.

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County now smoke free on the outside as well

New policy calls for smoking ban on all property, except in designated areas

The policy includes continuing the committee for a minimum of five years and annual review of the policy with the goal of progressing toward prohibiting the use of tobacco products in interior and on exterior Essex County government spaces.

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AVCS shows off new wood chip boiler

Middle/High school plant one of two in district

The boiler, one of two in the district (the second located at the Keeseville Elementary School), is part of the AVCS EXCELL Capital Project, which allowed for school renovations at no cost to the local tax base.

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People sought for North Creek Christmas parade

The North Creek community is seeking people to participate in the parade for its annual "Lights On" celebration, a month-long festival to celebrate Christmas in northern Warren County.

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Senior housing to be built in Ti

Funding approved for old hospital project

Plans to make the former Moses Ludington Hospital a senior citizen housing complex will move forward. Liberty Affordable Housing Inc. and Inter-Lakes Health have announced they have received funding for the $7 million project that will turn the now-vacant facility into 31 one-bedroom units for low-income seniors. It will be called Moses Circle Senior Apartments.

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Fashion show benefits shelter

Mineville VFW hosts event

The fourth annual Fashion for Passion show, a benefit to support the North Country SPCA, was held recently at the VFW in Mineville. More than 225 people and 45 models attended the sold-out show, “Winter Wonderland.”

Thursday, November 17

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IL town truck overturns, Xterra crushed

A four-vehicle collision on Route 30 three miles east of Durant Road left a town-owned dump truck overturned and a 2011 Nissan crushed under a utility pole, according to State Police Troop B in Ray Brook.

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APA ends first day of Tupper Lake resort meetings

The Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners is meeting Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 to consider the proposed Adirondack Club & Resort project in the town of Tupper Lake.

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Fort Ti to host seminar

Jan. 28 and 29

Fort Ticonderoga will host its second annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar the weekend of Jan. 28 and 29.

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‘Christmas in Rouses Point’ bringing events together

If you’ve ever heard there’s nothing to do in the village of Rouses Point, Geri Favreau wants you to know that’s definitely not the case — especially during the holidays.

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Operation Christmas Child drive wraps up on Monday

Donations still being taken for underprivileged children

The countdown until Christmas may be something that officially begins with many people after Thanksgiving, but the countdown to help underprivileged children in developing countries through one specific effort is one that is already under way.

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North Hudson supervisor race changes

Moore now leads Myrtle

Absentee and write-in ballots have apparently changed the outcome of the North Hudson supervisor race.

Wednesday, November 16

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Accident claims four lives

The lives of four teenagers were lost following a motor vehicle accident during the early evening hours Nov. 15.

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Volunteers build home for local couple facing hardship

A couple that's been living in a garage in lake George will be first-time homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the work of Great Escape employees.

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Town budget with no tax increase adopted

By voting to start contributing 20 percent to their health insurance, Warrensburg Town Board members avoided a property tax increase for local taxpayers.

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Budget passed, ski hill discussed

The town's budget came in well under the tax cap, with a levy increase of 1.3 percent.

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Vanselow “not a wild-eyed renegade,” enjoys volunteering

After trying his hand in jobs all around town, Ron Vanselow has settled on the town supervisor seat, though he doesn't expect to make a career out of it.

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Fire prevention hot topic at MCS

October was Fire Safety Month, and Firefighter Kevin Fusco had plenty to say in a visit to Minerva Elementary Oct. 24.

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Boisen, Bartley retain leads in supervisor elections

Essex, E-town results unchanged after absentee ballot county

Two local races for town supervisor did not have their outcomes changed after the tallying of absentee ballots.

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‘The 99%’ to occupy Keene Valley

Event to be held on Rte. 73

People are invited to gather from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Route 73, an important corridor for travelers heading south after their weekend in the mountains.

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ECH Auxiliary selling pies for Thanksgiving

Orders for pies will be taken until 3 p.m. on Nov. 18. Payment is due when the order is placed. Pies are made on Nov. 22 and may be picked up in the hospital lobby on Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.

JHS proud to get Pearsall funds

To the News Enterprise: The Johnsburg Historical Society is proud to have received funding

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‘Hope’ events to assist cancer patient

Dec. 17 and Jan. 7 in Schroon Lake

Hope is the theme of a pair of events scheduled to assist a local cancer patient. A “Holiday of Hope” will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club and a “Night of Hope” will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at Schroon Lake Central School.

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Volunteers build home for local couple

Ethel Beaty stood in front of her soon-to-be home Friday, Nov. 11 and wept tears of joy as she watched 65 or so volunteers hammer on shingles, cut boards, haul sand, paint walls and hang drywall.

W’burg town budget adopted with no tax increase

The Warrensburg Town Board voted Nov. 9 to adopt a 2012 budget that calls for no tax increase for local property owners.

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Polar plunge set for this weekend

Considering the advance sign-ups, the upcoming annual Lake George Polar Plunge for Special Olympics may be a record-setting event, organizers said this week.

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Thurman scraps municipal trash collection, avoids tax increase

After 90 minutes of heated discussion Monday, Nov. 14, the Thurman Town Board adopted a 2012 budget that eliminated its treasured tradition of townwide, curbside trash collection.

Assault, pot-growing cases

Nov. 2 — Judge Mindy Fisk presiding

Warrensburg Court Report

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – November 1911•

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Alliance board appointed

Office opens in Community Building

The Ticonderoga town board has appointed members to the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance board of directors. Appointed were Alex Levitch and Jim Major for one-year terms, Sanford Morhouse and John Rayno for two-year terms and Susan Rathbun for a three-year term.

Tuesday, November 15

Letters give glimpse into Moriah’s past

Moriah Reflections

The following are letters written by Ellen D. Witherbee Atwell in 1899 and 1900 to her nephew Tyler Reed Woodbridge of Victor, Colo.

God bless Ti

To the Times of Ti: I’ve been meaning to write this for a while and now have more than one thing to be thankful for, fancy that!

Free meal for Thanksgiving offered to help those in need, says pastor

Annual tradition builds on event started by Barb and Dick Bushey

The Rev. Al Johnson wants to make sure no one goes without a warm, home-cooked meal this Thanksgiving.

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Community rallying behind ‘Supplies for Soldiers’ effort

What started as a conversation between co-workers has turned into an effort to connect soldiers overseas with their friends and family back home.

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Jennings unveils his most recent album

Howard E. Jennings III has unveiled a new album and it’s one he couldn’t be happier with, he said.

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EXCEL grant offers facility upgrade aid

Officials say aging systems to be upgraded, made more energy-efficient

The Saranac Central School District is asking voters to approve a capital improvement plan that district officials say will have no impact on the tax levy.

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Chazy soccer teams make familiar trip to NYSPHSAA Final Four

The Chazy girls and boys soccer teams each scored two goals in earning return trips to the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four with wins at Plattsburgh High School Nov. 12.

Plants and believing everything you read

North Country Gardening

Every year, professional and hobby plant breeders are working on developing new varieties of plants for our gardens.

Guardians of the Ribbon appreciated

In 2010, Jim Garrant of West Chazy set off on a mission: to start a chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon, the Northern New York State Chapter.

Thinking Hospice during November

Our lives are individual journeys.

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Westport names Sudduth Citizen of the Year

Westport Chamber of Commerce officials honored Ben Sudduth as their 2011 Citizen of the Year in a ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Westport Heritage Center.

Nuclear Power Seminar in Placid

The Northern New York Section of the American Chemical Society will sponsor a free seminar about nuclear power and global energy impacts.

We need vigilence here as well

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s been both disturbing and shocking the news coming out of Happy Valley, Pa this last week with the child sexual abuse revelations.

Crown Point residents: It’s time to mend fences


In a Nov. 5 editorial we urged people to get out and vote, saying change in government only occurs when people mobilize over a cause and vote with the majority.

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The Right to Hunt

Notes from the North Woods

It is estimated that nearly 78 percent of all hunters in the United States prefer to pursue whitetail deer.

Veterans part of our national treasure

Kids Count

Several recent measures indicate that the majority of American students don’t know who America opposed during World War II.

Blames the paper

To the Valley News: An interesting development has occurred in the race for Town Supervisor of Elizabethtown. Our very own Valley News has played a role in determining the outcome.

Thanks to supporters

To the Valley News: Dear Willsboro Voters, I want to Thank You from the bottom of my heart for all your kindness and support this election year.

Grateful for help

To the Valley News: Although long overdue, we are ever so grateful for the care and concern given to the residents of the Senior Housing in Elizabethtown.

Hospice month

To the Editor: Our lives are individual journeys.

Thanks for help after storm

To the Valley News: I would like to thank everyone for all the many resources and help that has been and still is being offered to our family.

Role of Ethics Board

To the Valley News: The Essex County Board of Supervisors created the Ethics Board as an independent entity charged with ensuring the integrity of the employees and proper execution of public administration within the county.

Thanks for fair help

To the Valley News: The Church of the Good Shepherd thanks the following for a successful county fair:

Find alternative to salt

To the Valley News: Open: One new grand and glorious bridge!

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Moriah baseball stars join hall of fame

Salerno recalls battles with Podres

Pat Salerno remembers the first night baseball game ever played at Linney Field in Mineville.

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Thieves steal laptop, cash from local library

Burglars will receive no amnesty day after breaking into the Peru Free Library.

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Potential loss of senior meals discussed

Program currently in tentative budget

Tentative budget set to be released Nov. 15

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Community Thanksgiving dinners planned

Nov. 23 in Crown Point; Nov. 24 in Ticonderoga

Crown Point churches and businesses are again joining together to serve a community Thanksgiving dinner. The meal will be served at the United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall on Creek Road on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The third annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street — Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 3 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house.

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Thurman squad poised to be reinstated as the sanctioned local EMS agency

Thurman EMS pledges to respond to local emergency calls 24-7 as Warrensburg EMS withdraws its proposal to provide ambulance services to the town for 2012.

Monday, November 14

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Hannah’s Hope Fund going for another $250,000 ‘miracle’

Organization needs votes for on-line contest before Nov. 22

Carrie Favaro is once again hoping for the support of the community in helping her niece and children just like her.

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Schalmont advances to B final four

Hold off comeback attempt by Peru in 25-20 win

Schalmont survives Peru comeback to advance in state tourney

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Supervisors upset over what they felt was slow vote count

Plead to go back to phone calls

Procedure for reporting on election night questioned by board members.

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Lennon captures boys cross country crown

Chazy back to Final Four, Beekmantown teams swept

A wrap up of the weekend regional games and NYSPHSAA cross country championships.

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Youth seek aid as they plan a work mission

Youth of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Warrensburg are planning a work mission, and they're seeking support from the community through their fundraisers which will bankroll a trip that will have remarkable impact on others' lives — as well as their own.

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Ti students mark Veterans Day

Birthday party highlights event

Charles “Gusher” Smith will forever be remembered for his service to the nation and his fellow veterans, which made his 91st birthday celebration special. Smith, a World War II sailor and long-time veteran’s advocate, marked his special day Nov. 11 — Veterans Day.

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Anti-bullying starts with healthy school environment, experts say

Teachers, others come together to learn more about ways to prevent bullying in local schools

School members and parents came together to stand up to bullying and learn about anti-bullying tactics at the Bullying Prevention Workshop Nov. 10.

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Ti chamber mixer slated

Nov. 17 at Inter-Lakes Health

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce November “After Business Mixer” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Inter-Lakes Health from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 13

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Lumber Jills still reeling from home bout win

It was the second time the North Country Lumber Jills faced the Twin City Riot and it was the second time they won.

Saturday, November 12

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Section VII good regional prep for Chazy boys soccer

Chazy, Willsboro, ELCS help put Section VII among best in the state in Class D

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ACC students, officials: Veterans need our outreach, advocacy

Veterans' service to our nation is celebrated at SUNY Adirondack.

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Polar Plunge returns today to Plattsburgh City Beach

Today's the day! Plattsburgh City Beach will be invaded by hundreds of people braving freezing temperatures all in the name of supporting Special Olympics New York.

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Genealogical society helping people find their roots

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser this Saturday to help group

Julieann Carter has been tracing family histories for friends and family for nearly three decades.

Friday, November 11

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Sentinel season ends against Cambridge

Sentinels rally from early deficit, but unable to hold lead

Cambridge breaks through against Section VII champ

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Westport among school competing for Clorox award

Funds would help refurbish courts

Those interested in helping the school can cast their vote online at www.powerabrightfuture.com/gallery/detail/?nid=1188

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County holds Veterans Day services

Services held at the Essex County Veteran's Cemetery

Thursday, November 10

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Wevertown-born Civil War photographer recognized with marker

Every time you look at a five dollar bill there’s a little bit of Johnsburg in its history. The iconic portrait of President Abraham Lincoln was taken by famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady, who it turns out came from Wevertown near The Glen.

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Letter to Vietnam returns home

Marine saved 1967 note from Ti students 44 years

Mark Gagnon celebrated Christmas in 1967 as a Marine fighting the Vietnam War. Holiday spirit may have been in short supply, but Gagnon had a treasured possession — a letter from the Ticonderoga Elementary School students in room 106.

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County seeks RFPs for fish stocking

Private stocking alternative for Crown Point Hatchery

One of several options county looks into in attempt to cut budget costs

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Another week for Clarke on ‘Survivor’

Clarke survives through ninth episode, complete with two eliminations

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Kinney Drugs makes donation to ACAP

Funding to help with Irene relief efforts

Funds to be used to help Irene recovery

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Cheney trail nearly complete

Work continues on Moriah project

The town of Moriah and Champlain Area Trails are nearing completion of the new Cheney Mountain Trail.

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Beekmantown sweeps into regional finals

Beekmantown boys and girls advance to play in Section II; Tupper Lake, Section X to host regional title game in Massena

Wednesday, November 9

Benefit next Saturday at Legion for Diann Gordon

When 46-year-old Diann (Moore) Gordon was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer earlier this year, it marked the first time in her immediate family that kind of diagnosis had been handed down, said Gordon’s sister, Gail Carter.

Chamber to kick off holiday shopping

Black Friday. Cyber Monday.

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Ulrich to be next APA chair

Sherman Craig to be nominated as commissioner

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the appointment of Leilani Crafts Ulrich and the nomination Sherman Craig to positions within the Adirondack Park Agency (APA).

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Harrington wins in Crown Point

Malaney, Scozzafava re-elected

Charles Harrington has been elected Crown Point supervisor. Harrington, a Republican, defeated incumbent Democrat Bethany Kosmider by a 454-316 margin in voting Nov. 8.

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Marnell elected Schroon supervisor

North Hudson too close to call

Michael Marnell will be the next Schroon supervisor. Marnell, a Republican, received 399 votes Nov. 8 to turn back independent Meg Wood, who had 285 votes. Dennis Christian, whose name was on the ballot but who had withdrawn from the race, got 28 votes.

Essex County election results

Provoncha, Politi, Bartley, Canon, Boisen, Ferebee winners

Here are the Nov. 8 election results for Essex County, according to the Essex County Board of Elections.

Franklin County election results

Bevilacqua, Meyette, Littlefield, Tomberlin, LeBlanc, Donah winners

Here are the Nov. 8 election results for the Franklin County towns in the Tri-Lakes region, according to the Franklin County Board of Elections.

FEMA extends deadline for assistance to Dec. 15

At the request of New York state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.

Crown Point tackles bullying

Guest Viewpoint

A lot has changed at Crown Point Central over the past 10 years or so.

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Ware pushes closer, but Connell still earns re-election in Westport

Tyler, McCormick tabbed for town council

Westport election results.

The future is dim

To the Times of Ti: I was impressed with the wisdom of Dan Alexander when I read his viewpoint on Oct. 29.

Fresh Air families needed

To the Times of Ti: During November, many families in Essex County are thankful for something special – the gift of their friendship with a New York City child.

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Politi re-elected in North Elba

North Elba election results.

Ti VFW holds meeting

To the Times of Ti: The V.F.W. Post 146 of Ticonderoga held its regular monthly meeting of the post on Monday, Nov. 1.

Impacts of market tobacco

To the Times of Ti: Tobacco use is the number ONE cause of PREVENTABLE death in the United States and around the world.

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Ferebee backed by voters in Keene elections

Buysse, Smith to serve on town council

Keene election results

Don’t privatize Horace Nye

To the Times of Ti: I would like to take a few minutes to let people know a little about the Horace Nye Home.

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Boisen holds lead, but Walls waiting for absentee ballots

Essex super candidates separated by eight votes

Essex election results

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Provoncha wins re-election in county clerk race

Essex County votes for Supreme Court members.

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Hatch cruises in re-election bid in Willsboro

Benway, Gilliland voted to town council

Willsboro election results

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Bartley poised to win in Elizabethtown

Morris, Phillips earn town council seats

Incumbent Supervisor believes Horace Nye vote may have cost him ballots

Jay incumbents win re-election

Election results from Jay town council and other county elections

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Local veterans honored in online album

Veterans Day is Nov. 11

Honoring veterans in the digital age, Cherie Ferguson, Johnsburg town secretary, is building a Facebook album featuring local men and women who've served their country.

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Event will raise funds with folk music

Local folk musicians will come together to put on a show that’s fun, has great music and makes a difference for their community.

JBurg history marked with new signs

Five new markers installed in North Creek and Wevertown tell a little bit of the history of Johnsburg's edifices, and sign designer Michelle SanAntonio said there's plenty of history to make more, if funding can be found.

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Man charged with rape

Police Beat

Felony charges for first degree rape and sexual abuse in the first degree were leveled against Albert B. Denno, 30, of State Route 8 following his arrest Nov. 3.

Bridge work finally over

To the News Enterprise: After three years of new bridges being built on the Harrington-Heath Road block in Wevertown, we finally have an end in sight.

Community thanked for support of Moose Fest

To the News Enterprise: On behalf of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, we thank the community and visitors for their support and participation in our successful second annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival.

Fundraiser a success

To the News Enterprise: Thanks to all of the people that came out to the NCHF’s third annual Halloween fundraiser at the Inn at Gore.

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North Creek Railway launches ‘Polar Express’ trips

Train Conductor Steve Conklin helped one pajama-clad child after another board a passenger car parked Thursday in the Saratoga Rail Station.

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Vote 2011: Winds of change whirling

It was a season of upsets, surprises and comebacks for elections in Warren County, as campaigns culminated Tuesday with a considerable number of new citizens taking over offices of leadership in local government.

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Warrensburg captures youth Superbowl championship

Warrensburg Youth Football coach Gary Baker knew his team had a real challenge ahead of them Saturday night, when his water bottle, next to the team bench, iced over.

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Mealsites retained in revised county budget, but jobs to be cut

Senior community mealsites through Warren County will be retained, but the kitchens in the eight locations will be shut down, according to a decision reached Monday, Nov. 7 by the Warren County Board of Supervisors.

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Concerts to deliver message

Hall Pass coming to Ti, Crown Point

Crown Point and Ticonderoga students will take part in concerts with a message. Hall Pass, a professional music troupe, will perform at Ticonderoga Middle School Monday, Nov. 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m. It will repeat its performance Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. at Crown Point Central School.

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Challengers bury incumbents on Warrensburg Town Board

Political newcomers Linda Baker Marcella and Joyce Reed trounced longtime incumbents Austin Markey and Dean Ackley for four-year terms on the Warrensburg Town Board during the Nov. 8 election.

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High Peaks Hospice names new CEO

The Board of Directors of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. Board of Directors has appointed TylaAnn Burger as the organization’s new executive director.

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Warren County Youth court funding restored after pleas from teens

Warren County leaders decided Monday, Nov. 7 in a split vote to restore the funds for their Youth Court after hearing persuasive pleas from teenaged volunteers participating in the program.

Trash collection to end in town of Thurman?

Trash collection in Thurman is now under reconsideration for elimination in town, according to discussions aired at the local town board meeting held Monday, Nov. 7.

Chefs, farmers gather to boost local food use

Area farmers and chefs gathered recently to discuss ways of promoting the use of more local foods, particularly in restaurants of the region.

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Vanselow wins in JBurg

Elections 2011

Ron Vanselow won the supervisor's seat in Johnsburg. Look inside for more local election details.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Nov. 1911•

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Citizens Group candidates dominate Lake George election

In the Nov. 8 election, candidates promoted by an independent group secured majority clout on the Lake George Town Board.

Winds of change whirl through Warren County

Political upheaval prevailed in Warren County, as its citizens cast votes in the Nov. 8 General Election.

Newcomb races rounded up

George Canon retained his seat with 237 votes, while Eleanor Yandon earned 48. In the highway superintendent race, Mark Yandon leads by 24 votes in the unofficial tally with 155 over John Helms’ 131 votes.

Indian Lake, Long Lake votes tallied

The Hamilton County district attorney race found Marsha Purdue with a landslide vote over her contenders at 1411, while Allen Day tallied 348 and Paul Roalsvig 278.

Johnsburg election day results pulled out

In the town supervisor race, Ron Vanselow ended the night with a sizable lead of 422 votes over Chuck Martin, who tallied 178.

Tuesday, November 8

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Clinton County 2011 Election Results

The Clinton County Board of Elections has reported the initial results of the 2011 election races in Clinton County.

Warren County election results

General Election, Unofficial Results:

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Renovations to new library building near completion

The new home for the Chazy Public Library is nearing completion.

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Parade of champions in Sections VII, teams prepare for regionals

The Section VII fall sports season has come to an end, but not for all, as champions in soccer, football, cross country, volleyball and swimming now prepare for regional and state competition.

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Sectional photo galleries

Pictures from 18 Section VII playoff and championship games and meets.

Lunchbox 101 continues

Health Matters

Since I had such a great response to my Lunchbox 101 series, I have decided to continue the series on a monthly basis throughout the school year.

Humidifiers help humans, houseplants

North Country Gardening

I will admit that I am one of those people who always try to postpone turning on the heat.

United Way helps many

As a town and county supervisor, I know first-hand that government is not always the answer for all of our needs.

Support is appreciated

The staff of the Mooers Food Pantry would like to express their sincere gratitude

Sound budget developed

The Town of Peru’s Preliminary Budget for 2012 is ready for public scrutiny and the town’s tax levy is well below the 2 percent cap.

Halloween Bash a hit

On Oct. 8, 2011, Woodmen of the World Lodge 462 held a Halloween Bash for local children and members at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Champlain.

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Week In Sports

Cross Country, Volleyball & Swimming

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New Lake Champlain Bridge opens with ceremony

Vt. Gov. Shumlin, N.Y. Lt. Gov. Duffy help cut ribbon

Hundreds of people lined up to cross the new $76 million Lake Champlain Bridge Monday, Nov. 7 — bicyclists, walkers, runners and, finally, the motorists.

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Ausable River meeting held

Officials from town, state and federal agencies along with environmental groups were on hand at the Jay Community Center on the first day of November to talk about what needs to be done to solve the problems associated with the 28th day of August — the day tropical storm Irene ravaged the region.

Supers move on Horace Nye

A packed Old Courthouse at the Essex County Government Center watched as the supervisors gave their opinions.

Spending plans need to be presented in readable form


Clarity in government is essential for the participation of the people. In few places is that clarity as important as a town or city budget.

Bridging the future

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s been called a miracle. Others call it a necessity. And yet by some it’s a matter of historic proportion.

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Always be prepared

Notes from the North Woods

A combination of stiff winds and a few heavy frosts helped to knock the stuffing out of the North Woods, over the past week.

Finding Your Bliss

A very long time ago, when I was a boy, I spoke with my father about mean people and I attempted to discover why people are mean.

Impacts of market tobacco

To the Editor: Tobacco use is the number ONE cause of PREVENTABLE death in the United States and around the world.

Writer lauded

To the Valley News: Kudos to outdoor writer Joe Hackett for his recent column in the Times of Ti, “The hunt is on.”

Why spend on bridge

To the Valley News: The fall budget and election time are upon us and some tough decisions have to be made.

‘Coexistence or no existence’

To the Editor: There are a multitude of topics in our constantly evolving culture which have become extremely controversial.

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Employment open houses planned

Ti chamber to host OneWorkSource

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and OneWorkSource are continuing to create a strong partnership by offering One Work Source open houses on a monthly basis. The open houses are available to employers, employees and community members in the Ticonderoga area.

Monday, November 7

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Lake Champlain Bridge now open

Span links New York, Vermont

The Lake Champlain Bridge is open, connecting New York and Vermont and providing a vital link for the residents, local businesses, and communities of both states.

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Community involvement big for Minerva Central students

With candidates for Minerva Central's special board election calling for better communication and more school spirit, the school's student council said they're already on it.

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Tupper Lake begins effort to restore RR tracks

Railway financials defended

Dozens of railroad supporters joined the Next Stop! Tupper Lake group at the depot Saturday, Nov. 5 to replace the first wooden tie under the tracks to Saranac Lake.

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Four battling for two town board seats in Warrensburg

There’s a four-way race for town council, featuring incumbents Austin Markey and Dean Ackley facing newcomers Linda Baker Marcella and Joyce Reed. The latter two out-tallied Markey and Ackley in the September G.O.P. primaries, winning the party’s endorsement.

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Schroon budget meets state cap

Public hearing Nov. 9

Meeting the new state 2 percent tax cap for the 2012 budget was a challenge for the Schroon town board, but it managed.

Sunday, November 6

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Taste of Home Cooking School a success, organizers say

The Crete Memorial Civic Center was “packed”as Denton Publications and other fine sponsors hosted the second annual Taste of Home  Cooking School Nov. 5.

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Red Storm wins Class C title

The Saranac Lake Red Storm beat the AuSable Valley Patriots 57-16 on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Saturday, November 5

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Gazebo spruced up by volunteers

The Peg and John Huchro Memorial Gazebo has received a little sprucing up.

Friday, November 4

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Bridge will open to motorists following today’s ribbon-cutting

Motorists will be allowed to cross the Lake Champlain Bridge Monday, Nov. 7 immediately following the 2:30 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating its opening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office said Friday morning.

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ELCS teacher talks about experiences with therapy dog

Plattsburgh State Students learn from duo

“I’ve gotten used to walking through the halls and the kids saying hi to Rowdy but not to me,” Holzhauer told the group of students and others who attended the presentation at the Angell Center on the PSUC campus. “I’m just the math teacher on the other end of the leash.”

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AVCS set to unveil new heating facility

“We are excited to have it completed and be in time for the winter heating season,” Superintendent Paul Savage said. “We have been working on this since the project was approved in 2007, and this has been a big part of the capital project.”

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Lady Blue Bombers, Bobcats earn Class C crowns

Lake Placid Girls, Northern Adirondack boys win by 3-0 scores

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O'Keefe, Swan wrangle in race for Warren County Treasurer

The race for Warren County Treasurer has prompted a war of words over qualifications, abilities and the county office's operations.

Thursday, November 3

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Lake Champlain Bridge to open Nov. 7

Ribbon-cutting ceremony will precede opening of span

The Lake Champlain Bridge will be open to vehicular traffic Monday, Nov. 7, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office confirmed Thursday evening, Nov. 3.

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Morrisonville bridge to be replaced

Planning has begun to replace an aging bridge in the hamlet of Morrisonville.

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Saranac Lake second among Plattsburgh-area schools

Business First study ranks SLCS, Westport in top three; Lake Placid, ELCS in top 10

The study started with a look at the 459 school districts in the 48 counties that are defined as Upstate New York.

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Clarke stays alive on ‘Survivor’

Through eight weeks

Clarke mentioned for elimination, but did not receive a vote in contentious elimination

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County kicks off United Way campaign

Goal is for participation

“Most of the Essex County employees already donate to a charity of their choice,” O’Neill said. “Last year, about 10 percent of our workforce donated to the United Way. We have a new goal for 2012 and that is 100 county employees that participate in the 2012 campaign..."

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Championship weekend starts today (With updated locations and times)

Fifteen sectional trophies to be given out over next four days

Beekmantown, PHS, Chazy among school with multiple chances to win titles

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Chazy wins another thriller against ELCS

Willsboro, Eagles to square off in title game

AuSable, PHS advance in Class C volleyball

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Fort Ti, college team up

Students working on internet campaign

Fort Ticonderoga and Champlain College are entering the second year of a growing collaboration, utilizing the needs of a non-profit institution while providing students at the Vermont institution with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.

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Local woman honored by Publishers Weekly

Eileen Gardner is an aspiring writer. So, when she decided to learn more about breaking into the world of publishing, she went to a source she had heard a lot about — Publishers Weekly.

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Castleton couple arrested for series of bank robberies

A Castleton couple was arrested Wednesday in connection with three bank robberies in Vermont and two in Granville, NY.

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NCCC, chamber to host education fair

Nov. 7 in Ticonderoga

North Country Community College will host an education fair on Monday, Nov. 7, from 4-6 p.m. at the NCCC campus in Ticonderoga. It is open to the community and is co-sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, November 2

Voters to fill local offices

Election Day Nov. 8

Voters will go the polls in all local communities Nov. 8 to elect town supervisors and a variety of officials.

Water rates to increase for some residents in Moriah

Village decision impacts district 3

A group of Moriah water customers are in line for a price hike — and there’s nothing town officials can do about it.

Officials seek return of surveys

Information key to grant funding

Ticonderoga officials are pleading with residents to return surveys mailed to them two weeks ago.

Monitor Bay play area deemed unsafe

Crown Point’s insurance carrier isn’t playing around. It’s declared the playground at Monitor Bay campsite to be unsafe.

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Vikings stun Tupper Lake in 28-20 finals win


The Moriah Vikings are the three-time defending Section VII/Class D champions, and on Oct. 28, they proved that the only way to be the champ is to beat them.

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A central calendar of events is important

Chamber Connection

Last month I talked about what exactly is a chamber of commerce, the role a chamber plays within the community, as well as briefly reviewed all that the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce does.

Defeat Kosmider

To the Times of Ti: In the decades we have lived in Crown Point, we have no memory of having to have security guards at the door of a town meeting.

Support for highway super

To the Times of Ti: I have been following this (Hague) election debate from its inception and I am alarmed at the denigrating remark made by Mr. (EJ) Siwek toward the current highway superintendent, Don Smith.

Penfield dam a concern

To the Times of Ti: During Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene Penfield Pond and its dam threatened the residences in the valley below the dam. Life and property were in jeopardy.

Assessor bids farewell

To the Times of Ti: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you (Crown Point residents) for your support for the past 37 years. I have served the town in several different positions:

Save the summer youth program

To the Times of Ti: I read with great disappointment that the Ticonderoga town board is considering cutting the youth summer program in its 2012 budget.

Silvestri is honest

To the Times of Ti: It is very difficult to assess the qualifications of a candidate for the New York Supreme Court, particularly if the voter has had no professional contact with the candidates.

Vote for Harrington

To the Times of Ti: Charles Harrington is running for Crown Point supervisor.

Setting the record straight

To the Times of Ti: A recent letter (Robert Patnode, Don and Kathy Barber, Sharon and John Hieber, Melissa and Chuck Langlais and Jerry Morse) from Crown Point listed problems the current supervisor inherited from her predecessor.

Be an informed voter

To the Times of Ti: Election time is just a few weeks away, and we have an obligation to become informed before we enter the voting booth if we want to make wise choices.

‘Coexistence or no existence’

To the Times of Ti: There are a multitude of topics in our constantly evolving culture which have become extremely controversial.

Class thankful

To the Times of Ti: The Moriah Central School Class of 2012 would like to thank

Supports justice candidate

To the Times of Ti: On Nov. 8 Crown Point voters will be asked to elect a town justice.

Trick or treat?

To the Times of Ti: There’s a funny line from “Funny Girl,” where Barbara Streisand says, in her best Brooklynese, “. . . the dope’s been duped.”

Pantry volunteers appreciative

To the Times of Ti: The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry wishes to send a message of appreciation to those you supported our recent pancake supper.

Writer lauded

To the Times of Ti: Kudos to outdoor writer Joe Hackett for his recent column in the Times of Ti, “The hunt is on.”

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Jburg budget detailed

Critics step forward

The Johnsburg town budget, now preliminary with a 1.98 percent levy increase, got a few new ideas from Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed, and more criticism from Councilman Gene Arsenault.

Three vie for Hamilton County DA position

Three candidates are vying for the Hamilton County district attorney seat, with incumbent James Curry not running for re-election.

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Generator failure forces emergency action

After school programs cancelled as a result

A generator failure at Saranac Middle/High school has prompted emergency action by the school board and left afterschool programs in the dark this week.

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Cross country team races in league championships

The Johnsburg cross country team ran to Coach Wilson’s house in Riparius as an annual training run in preparation for the Adirondack League Cross Country Championships.

Will we ever make contact with aliens?

Notes from Planet Earth

For centuries, humans have wondered if there might be intelligent life on other planets. With the goal of turning this wonder into a scientific pursuit, the SETI Institute was founded in 1984.

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Citizens Group spars with election officials over financial disclosure

The local group that’s been demanding openness from town government — and recently promoting a slate of its own candidates — is now wrangling with the county Board of Elections about whether the group has to reveal its finances.

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Creative creatures parade through town

Warrensburg's Halloween Parade is a treasured family tradition that inspires creativity while fueling young imaginations.

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PSUC prof talks about Ausable flooding issues

“The question is, what do we now know and how do we recover and move on,” Mihuc said. “The fact is that the river left its banks in many places and that is what we all experienced.”

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Chazy, Elizabethtown-Lewis to meet for D girls title

PHS to face Beekmantown, not NCCS

ELCS will face Chazy in Class D girls final. Plattsburgh to face upset-minded Beekmantown in B boys.

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Churches to honor veterans

Crown Point, Hague services set

Crown Point and Hague churches will honor local veterans during special services.

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‘Dinner with the Dead’ includes depiction of soldier’s demise

In the Oct. 22 installment of Turning Back the Pages column in the Adirondack Journal, references were made of the Russell family, including their servant, Carrie Doring, who labored at the Russell’s summer home, Bonnie Brae Villa, built after the Civil War.

WCS seeks public opinion at forum

As the Warrensburg Board of Education heads into months of budget formulation, they have planned a community forum to hear the public’s views on the school’s future direction.

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A Day to Remember - Jennifer & Luke

June 11, 2011

It certainly was a day to remember for Jennifer Rusch and Luke Beadnell, of Warrensburg, who were wed at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg on June 11, 2011 surrounded by friends and family.

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Burghers conclude 2011 with convincing victory

Warrensburg’s powerhouse running attack, newborn confidence and will to win racked up a season-concluding victory Saturday, Oct. 29 against Granville, a larger Class C school.

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Youth team headed to Superbowl showdown

Capturing a convincing 38-12 victory Saturday, Oct. 29 over the talented Corinth Squad, the 5th and 6th grade Warrensburg Youth Football team earned a trip to the league’s Superbowl.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Nov. 1911•

Councilmen’s statements spark questions

To the editor: Did I read your article about the Warrensburg Town Board candidates correctly?

Silvestri is hard working, fair and smart

To the Adirondack Journal: It is very difficult to assess the qualifications of a candidate for the New York Supreme Court, particularly if the voter has had no professional contact with the candidates.

Let’s get off the merry-go-round!

To the Adirondack Journal: In 1945, as the nation was about to emerge from the darkness of World War II, the musical “Carousel” opened on Broadway.

Olson is a true public servant

To the Adirondack Journal: On Nov. 8, the residents of Horicon will vote their choice for town supervisor. I urge all residents to vote for Bob Olson.

Frank’s done a lot for our town

To the Adirondack Journal: This is my first time writing to the newspaper, but I feel as though I must do so.

McCoy is loyal to G.O.P., doesn’t flip-flop

To the Adirondack Journal: I urge Lake George citizens to please support Frank McCoy, Supervisor for the Town of Lake George.

McCoy has made smart decisions

To the Adirondack Journal: If you care about Lake George, vote for Frank McCoy.

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Residents against post office closure

Residents from the hamlet of New Russia had the chance to let the United States Postal Service know how they feel about their post office.

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Officials gather to followup on damage from Irene

Officials from town, state and federal agencies along with environmental groups were on hand at the Jay Community Center on the first day of November to talk about what needs to be done to solve the problems associated with the 28th day of August — the day tropical storm Irene ravaged the region.

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Moriah town board coming ‘home’

Meetings to move to new court facility

After nearly two decades on the road, Moriah’s town board meetings will return home in 2012. The meetings will be held at the newly expanded and renovated court building, adjacent to the town hall at Park Place in Port Henry.

Tuesday, November 1

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Northern Tier food drive gives boost to Mooers Food Pantry

The efforts of one local nonprofit organization have helped further the efforts of another.

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Peru and Beekmantown to decide Class B football championship

The Class B football semifinal round gave a workout to scoreboards, with 93 points scored in the two games.

Thanks from town supervisor

I wish to thank you for your support over the last 16 years as Town Councilman and Town Supervisor.

Fresh approach needed

Wow! Another great editorial by Shirley Gadway, our Mooers town clerk.

Thanks for tournament help

The third annual Chazy Athletic Association Golf Tournament was recently held at North Country Golf Club.

What’s for breakfast?

Health Matters

Oh yes, it’s that time of year. The holidays are coming and you’re surrounded by sweets craving that piece of pumpkin pie.

Horace Nye one step from the market

The Essex County Board of Supervisors’ Ways and Means Committee has moved along a resolution to explore the future of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the full board to vote on next Monday, Nov. 7.

Elections set Nov. 8

Residents throughout Essex County will be heading to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 8, to vote on the people they feel can best lead their town.

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Adirondack History Center ‘haunted’

Paranormal investigator reveals all at program

The Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown is haunted.

Supervisors introduce override

Two days after helping to open the first community store in the state of New York, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward addressed members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors at its Oct. 31 Ways and Means Committee meeting.

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Saranac Lake to host AuSable in C title game; Tupper Lake upset in D

The Moriah Vikings are the three-time defending Section VII/Class D champions, and on Oct. 28, they proved that the only way to be the champ is to beat them.

Section VII soccer season coming down to six championship games

The third-seeded Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions scored an 8-0 win against the Wells Indians in the opening round of the Section VII/Class D boys soccer tournament, setting up the third meeting of the season between them and second-seeded Chazy Eagles, who beat their namesakes from Westport by an 11-0 score.

Opportunity is knocking

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recently attended two very informative meetings, that could provide a peek into the future of the Park’s economy.

Exercise your right to vote - our future depends on it


We’ve all heard the mantra about how we should exercise our duty to vote.

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History of the Hunt

Notes from the North Woods

Before the beginnings of basic civilization, the human race survived primarily on their gathering, foraging, scavenging and hunting skills.

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Crown Point struggling to meet tax cap

Preliminary budget up 4.9 percent

The 2012 Crown Point town budget will meet the new state 2 percent tax cap. How and by how much remains to be seen. The town board adopted a $1.87 million preliminary budget during a special meeting Nov. 1. That preliminary spending plan calls for a 4.9 percent tax increase — more than twice the 2 percent state tax cap.

Do not override tax cap

To the Valley News: On June 24, 2011 the New York State Senate passed historic property tax legislation that enacted a 2-percent cap on school, county, and town tax increases.

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Rescue horse gets new owner, lease on life

When Karen Newton took in a malnourished female thoroughbred named Taylor, she hoped to nurse her back to good health and one day find her a new, caring owner.

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Governor enters Crown Point race

Cuomo endorses Kosmider for supervisor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has endorsed Bethany Kosmider in her bid to be re-elected Crown Point supervisor. It’s believed to the first time a governor has ever formally endorsed a local supervisor candidate.

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NCAVI welcomes new orientation and mobility specialist

Students in four-county region could benefit from services, says director

The North Country Association for the Visually Impaired has a new resource in schools for students who are visually-challenged.

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Schroon students to host blood drive

Nov. 16 at school auditorium

Schroon Lake Central School students are asking for “the gift of life.” The school’s senior class will host an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1 to 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.