Monday, October 31
The cheerleaders at Chazy Central Rural School are hoping Clorox will give them M-O-N-E-Y. What does that spell? It could be their future.
NYU students visit Ti
Graduate students from New York University’s Preston Robert Tish Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management are partnering with Fort Ticonderoga as part of their work in a Cultural Heritage Tourism class.
More than 175 people took part in "Mark Aid" the morning of Sunday, Oct. 30 in Saranac Lake.
2012 edition for sale
The Ticonderoga High School Yearbook staff is offering students a new alternative. The 2012 yearbook can be ordered online with a credit card. There is no additional fee for using a credit card.
Sunday, October 30
Wearing a pink ribbon to raise awareness of breast cancer is one thing, but gathering more than a hundred people together to form one giant human pink ribbon? That’s new here.
Martin Roy named ‘Driver of the Year’
Airborne Speedway Ernie’s Discount Tools Modified champion Martin Roy of Napierville, QC, and Versatile Trailer Sales Renegade champion Kevin Boutin of Fairfax, Vt., were named “Driver of the Year” and “Sportsman of the Year” respectively before a large gathering at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona Oct. 28.
Business First also ranks Chazy 44th out of 431 upstate school districts
Chazy Central Rural School has received the stamp of approval from Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.
Saturday, October 29
The Taste of Home Cooking School will return to the Crete Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 5.
The Community Store opened its doors at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, ending an eight-year department store drought in this small Adirondack village.
AuSable wins for second time against Ogdensburg; ELCS, Chazy advance in boys soccer
Moriah beats Tupper Lake 28-20; AuSable beats Ogdensburg 17-14; ELCS and Chazy blowout competition as they prepare for semifinal showdown.
Friday, October 28
The first annual October Half-Marathon held in memory of the late Robert “Chip” Hamilton Oct. 15, saw hundreds participate.
Flower show held in Hague
The Carillon Garden Club’s recent Standard Flower Show was “a delight for the eyes,” as stated more than once by attendees. The show, “Moments in Time,” was held at the Hague Community Center.
Skiing a glacier in Uganda’s Rwenzori mountains evoked a childhood on North Creek’s local slope for returning African adventurer Nicole Dreon, who presented a slideshow on her travels at Tannery Pond Oct. 26.
With photo galleries, updated brackets
A recap of yesterday's scores, including photos from the Westport-Keene and Indian Lake/Long Lake-Elizabetown-Lewis games, as well as a preview of sectional competition today.
The Illegitimate Son of Mystery Science Theater 3000 — a group which gets together to view and openly mock bad cinema — will mark the 20th anniversary of the group’s founding with — what else — a film festival.
Thursday, October 27
The forecast for the economy looks sunny, a regional economic development told area officials Thursday Oct. 27.
Essex Farmer Sandy Lewis addressed a group of Adirondack Park Agency commissioners and Sen. Betty Little Oct. 24, and told the group the Adirondacks needs a centralized slaughterhouse for farms such as his to succeed.
Rich Strum speaks to teachers
Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga director of education, recently gave a presentation at the October Teachers’ Conference sponsored by the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown.
The Lake Placid Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 31 through Wednesday, Nov. 3, and possibly through Thursday, Nov. 4, for the installation of new flooring.
Only one candidate in each contested race at LWV event
Town highway superintendent candidate David Murcary, Jr., and incumbent town supervisor Sharon Boisen faced questions from the 30 audience members assembled at the Essex Town Hall, but did so without their respective competition, James Morgan, Jr., and Frank Walls, present.
Willbsoro 'Survivor' star safe through seven weeks
Willsboro native through seven episodes on the CBS reality television show
Bombers v. Knights in C girls final; B girls semifinal field set
Updated brackets from Class B and Class C girls soccer playoffs; preview of Class B boys, Class C and Class D girls games today; volleyball recap
Fort View Inn, Knights of Columbus tie
Ticonderoga eateries battled for bragging rights during the inaugural “Wing War” Oct. 23, but the real winner was the Ticonderoga Food Pantry. The event raised $500 for the local food shelf.
BOLTON — On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Warren Washington Association of Retarded Citizens will host their inaugural gala at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing. This will be no ordinary fundraiser.
Taste of the North Country is only two weeks away.
Wednesday, October 26
Crown Point has decided to do a feasibility study to determine whether the town should seek federal designation as a historic district.
To the Times of Ti: The town law manual states, “When a town board member votes on a proposal before a town board, he or she is representing, through that vote, the views of all of the residents of the town.
To the Times of Ti: Here’s another definition of bullying - Crown Point style.
To the Times of Ti: Recently there have been letters implying that Crown Point’s Supervisor Bethany Kosmider wouldn’t listen to two certain board members on how to govern the town of Crown Point when she took office and she did it her way.
To the Times of Ti: I commend last week’s letter praising the anti-bullying program at Crown Point Central School.
To the Times of Ti: A big thank you to all for the great success of our recent CROP Hunger Walk that took place in Ticonderoga.
To the Times of Ti: I am writing this to combat the hideous indoctrinations of gay marriage.
To the Times of Ti: It’s that time of year again.
To the Times of Ti: We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to the Ticonderoga area for your support of our recent spaghetti dinner.
To the Times of Ti: The Hague Oktoberfest Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 2011 event a huge success.
There’s a burning issue growing in the town of Peru.
Teachy McKill here, teacher by day and derby killer by night, getting ready to school you on one of my favorite topics — roller derby!
Warrensburg Town Board members decided in a contentious budget meeting Tuesday Oct. 25 to start contributing 20 percent of their health care costs, and for non-union town employees to pay 10 percent, beginning Jan. 1. The premiums to this point have been fully funded by taxpayers.
Meet the Candidates part two at Tannery Pond attracted a much larger crowd than the first Ski Bowl forum organized to allow town government hopefuls a chance to make their cases for office.
Are incumbent Warrensburg town councilmen putting their own interests first, or looking after the interests of the community? --This was the issue that sparked debate during the Meet the Candidates event held Monday Oct. 24.
Ten Lake George Elementary School choral students will join 90 other 5th and 6th grade music students from neighboring Washington County schools on Nov. 4 and 5 as they perform in the annual Vocal All-County Festival.
Board members clashed during a special town budget meeting Tuesday Oct. 25, which concluded as they cast a split vote to eliminate a 1.9 tax increase and to have town employees pay a portion of their health care coverage.
Warrensburg Town Court Report
Oct. 5 - Judge Mindy Fisk presiding & Oct. 12 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding
With a half-eaten apple in one hand and a television remote-control in his other, Warrensburg Football Coach Mike Leonbruno offered play-by-play commentary Oct. 24 while showing a video of the game his team played two days earlier against Bishop Gibbons.
•100 Years Ago – Nov. 1911•
To the Adirondack Journal: Everyone knows Sarah Farrar.
To the Adirondack Journal: I write this letter as I sit in our home in Horicon.
To the Adirondack Journal: I am writing in support of Ralph W. Bentley, candidate for re-election as Supervisor for the Town of Horicon on the Independence Line.
To the Adirondack Journal: Ralph Bentley is a fiscally responsible, soft spoken, honest politician with integrity.
To the Adirondack Journal: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s wise advice.
A statewide law enforcement official praised the expertise of Warren County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 21 as the agency was presented with certificates documenting the recent accreditation of its civil division.
Closing in on their submission deadline, members of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council said networking, not dollar numbers, is their focus so far during an Oct. 19 public forum at the Indian Lake Theater.
Term limits for three elected town positions may get bumped up from two years to four if a ballot measure passes this election day.
Paying respects to one of Johnsburg’s illustrious natives, a new sign placed at the Wevertown Community Center announces Civil War photographer Mathew Brady’s nearby birthplace.
Event to once again raise money for Special Olympics
Though Plattsburgh City Beach is known for being heavily-populated in the summer, there’s now at least one day a year when people are taking a plunge in less than warmer temperatures. And, this year, that day is Saturday, Nov. 12.
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation that would make intentionally mislabeling food products as “maple syrup” a federal crime.
Final 200 feet to be worked on Nov. 5
“So on Saturday, Nov. 5, we’re asking volunteers to join us in hiking to the top and clearing the final 200 feet of trail.”
Front desk volunteer Jeanne Luppy reflects on volunteerism
Jeanne Luppy finishes 19 years of service to ECH community
Maybe it’s because the Giants were off, but it sure seemed like a boring week off football.
E-town Republican Committee hosts meet the candidates night
Each candidate was given a chance to introduce themselves and their platform, a period to answer questions from the audience, and a final statement. Each post was given their own block of time, with the most comment and audience participation happening during the portion of the evening dealing with the position of town supervisor.
Cross Country regular season wraps
With update Class B girls soccer bracket
Nov. 3 at 4 p.m.
The Trestle Walking Bridge has opened over the LaChute River adding another length to the historic LaChute River Trail. The entire community is invited to celebrate the new walkway at the trestle’s dedication on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25
The town of Saranac could be on its way to court to prosecute a local landowner.
County Legislator Harry J. McManus is reexamining plans for a multi-use trail linking the villages of Champlain and Rouses Point.
Meeting at Beekmantown Town Hall Wednesday
Efforts to develop a management plan for the state lands in Clinton County outside of the Adirondack Park have begun, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.
The third annual Chazy Athletic Association Golf Tournament was recently held at North Country Golf Club.
The St. John Feral Cat Fund has seen first-hand thousands of homeless cats suffer over the years due to animal cruelty and neglect.
It is with pleasure that I write this letter in support of Cory Ross, Democratic candidate for Supervisor in the Town of Mooers where he has his residence and business.
This is an important election year for the residents of Mooers. We have for the first time in decades some very important issues facing us as voters.
Class B. C and D
Playoff brackets for the three levels of playoffs in Section VII girls soccer
Halloween is just around the corner now, the start of the holiday season and unfortunately for many, the holiday weight gain.
North Country Gardening
Now the nights are crisp and frosty, it is hard to resist the temptation to go out into the perennial garden and clear-cut all of this year’s growth down to the ground.
This year, 73 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Northwestern Vermont.
It has been said that our true character is demonstrated when times are tough.
In response to a letter printed in the Press-Republican on October 18, 2011, by Karen Juhasz, where she says she is responding to my Letter to the Editor September 26th I want people to know I don’t mention names but I must in this case.
Class B. C and D
Playoff brackets in Class B, C and D
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Operating a business today, in this economic environment is truly a challenge. And while many businesses and workers await a return to the good days, they need to realize that those days have past.
Over the last week, there have been two informative presentations made in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School auditorium.
Notes from the North Woods
The Regular Big Game Hunting Season has finally begun across the Adirondacks, and as sportsmen and women return to the woods, it is important to note the role that hunters hold in the region’s vast outdoor heritage.
To The Valley News: At the Tea Party Express debate, Moderator Wolf Blitzer asked if under Ron Paul’s Libertarian philosophy, a sick man without insurance, should be allowed to die in the hospital rather than have the state pay his medical bills, before Paul could answer, shouts of “Yes” and cheering came from the audience.
To the Valley News: For the most part, Tropical Storm Irene spared the town of Essex, but not entirely.
To the Valley News: This fall I was moved by student athlete volunteers in my community.
Class B. C and D
Brackets for the three classes of playoff games
To the Valley News: I have never met someone so interested, involved and concerned about the community where she lives as Margaret Bartley.
To the Valley News: Win Belanger’s letter, “Voting for New faces,” in the Oct. 21, Valley News and Press Republican editorial section gives his opinion but is factually incorrect.
To the Editor: A couple of recent Letters to the Editor have caught my eye and warrant a response.
To the Valley News: This letter is in support of Margaret Bartley for the Elizabethtown Town Supervisor position.
To the Valley News: There are many worthy candidates running for Town Board in Elizabethtown but there are two that are truly outstanding.
To the Valley News: The “WECARE About Essex Committee” is a non-partisan group of Essex citizens that is strongly urging everyone to vote for Frank Walls
To the Valley News: The Voters of North Elba will be selecting a Town Justice and a Highway Superintendent on election day, Nov. 8.
During her visit with the elementary students, she helped the kids draw notes on the balls with magic markers. The balls will ultimately be carried by Dates back to students at the Jambo Jipya School in Kenya, Africa in January, 2012.
New markers part of program; trails now being ‘adopted’
“Our effort is focused on working to create opportunities for people to be able to get outside and be healthy,” Buehler said. “We have received markers for the trail system in the town through the grant, and we are working on ways to improve people’s ability to understand and access the system.”
The tax levy for the 2012 Westport town budget currently stands at $840,244, up $8,054 from the 2011 amount of $832,190, or an increase of 0.97 percent. Appropriations were increased from $1,841,220 in 2011 to $1,873,805 in 2012 (up $32,585), while revenues are expected to go from $1,472,656 in 2011 to $1,493,189 in 2012 (up $20,533).
The four high school students honored in the noon assembly — senior Christine Darrah, senior Teesha Coolidge, junior Maddie Hutchins, and sophomore Michael Rafferty — helped the community through cleanup efforts, collection of school supplies, clothing, food, and in any way they could.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m., the town of Jay, along with the town of Keene and the Essex County Board of Supervisors will host a public forum to discuss the future planning of the Ausable River and its tributaries at the Jay Community Center auditorium, located in the hamlet of Au Sable Forks.
Volunteer effort in Ticonderoga
Free dental health screening services will be available to Ticonderoga children. A group of dental professionals will volunteer their time to do the free screenings Nov. 4 and 7 at Ticonderoga Elementary School.
The Adirondack Museum will host community meetings to talk about mining. Museum staff want to hear from you and test out some ideas for exploring the history of mining at the museum.
Cross Country, swimming, volleyball finals next week; Beekmantown wins gymnastics title
Top seeds include Peru, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga in football; PHS, Northern Adirondack and Willsboro in boys soccer; Beekmantown, Lake Placid and Chazy in girls soccer
Nov. 6 event
The Ticonderoga Historical Society, town historian and Ticonderoga Cemetery Board will sponsor the fifth annual Veterans Memory Walk at Streetroad Cemetery on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m.
Monday, October 24
St. Mary’s pastor credited for commitment Champlain
The life of one of the region’s arguably most influential men of his time has not been forgotten.
Work to continue until winter
Construction of a new water district in Moriah will begin this week. Riznick Construction, New York Division, will do the $1.8 million project in water district 4, which will serve the Forge Hollow, Elk Inn Road and Stone Street area.
Archiving of records near completion
Celine R. Paquette has put her self-proclaimed “packrat” skills to good use, making sure as much information as possible about the 2009 Champlain Quadricentennial will be preserved for future generations.
Deep cuts tentatively planned for Warren County may have profound effect on the lives of area citizens.
Investigation is continuing into an incident in which a state worker was killed as he was inspecting the underside of the Glen Bridge in northwest Warrensburg.
Businesses, homeowners cited
As the local gardening season draws to a close, the Carillon Garden Club has recognized the landscaping and floral plantings that have enhanced the quality of life in the communities of Hague and Ticonderoga this year.
Sunday, October 23
Event raises more than $85,000 toward goal
Birthday boy and 2-year-old “Heart Hero” Luke Garcia was full of energy and smiles during the Plattsburgh Heart Walk at the PARC Oval Oct. 15.
The move for the Dannemora Free Library is now officially complete.
The Town of Plattsburgh Democratic Committee has announced its candidates for the November 2011 election.
FLAME performs for Plattsburgh community, inspires families
FLAME entertained more than 300 audience members in a special performance at the Stafford Middle School on Oct. 22.
Saturday, October 22
PHS overtakes AVCS in girls soccer
Peru, Tupper Lake win on gridiron; PHS, Chazy, Seton win in girls soccer while NAC draws with Moriah; PHS and Saranac Lake rally on volleyball court while Peru sweeps; Hornets, Patriots win in the pool; Seton sweeps in cross country meets.
Pictures from four Oct. 21 sporting events.
Local rescue squad earns top honors at both regional and state levels
The dedication and committment of members of the Morrisonville-Schuyler Falls Volunteer Ambulance Service has received recognition not only the regional level, but has garnered attention at the state level as well.
Friday, October 21
Peru upends Beekmantown's undefeated quest in girls soccer
Sectional picture coming into view in soccer
Carillon owner to retire
After 24 years of serving the Ticonderoga community, the Carillon Restaurant will be closing its doors at the end of the month.
In sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement, demonstrators return to Glens Falls this Saturday at Civil War Soldiers Monument at Bay St. to protest unequal distribution of wealth in the U.S. and lack of jobs.
Morhouse in line to become president
Sanford W. Morhouse of Ticonderoga has been named vice president and president-elect of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Morhouse will succeed current Fort Ticonderoga Association President Peter S. Paine, Jr. of Willsboro when his term expires.
Thursday, October 20
Taxes to increase 1.47 percent
The proposed 2012 Moriah town budget falls within the new state 2 percent tax cap.
Pictures from the Oct. 20 event
Alan Pole leads discussion on shared services, merger
Former school administrator Alan D. Pole, who started his education career at Chazy Central Rural School, returned to the North Country to address over 100 people that had assembled in the Elizabethtown-Lewis auditorium Oct. 18 about the future of education and school districts in New York state.
Girls soccer, volleyball recaps; Chazy boys soccer dominates NAC
Town negotiating to lease former Rite Aid building
The Ticonderoga Police Department, after several years of discussion, may be moving to a new home downtown. The Ti town board has directed its attorney to begin negotiations to lease the former Rite Aid building on Montcalm Street as a new police headquarters.
Wednesday, October 19
Notes from the North Woods
A season well completed
Business as usual at construction site
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, was warm and sunny at the Lake Champlain Bridge.
Two teenagers have been jailed after their arrest for burglarizing a Moriah bar.
To the Times of Ti: The Combat Vets Motorcycle Association Chapter 19-3 would like to send out a heartfelt appreciation to all the people and business in making our fourth annual Ghost Ride a success on July 23, 2011.
To the Times of Ti: As a taxpayer in the town of Ticonderoga I have a question I’d like answered.
To the Times of Ti: The Hague firemen join other departments throughout the nation in encouraging all of our residents to check their homes and properties to be sure that everything is operating in a safe and secure manner.
To The Times of Ti: In the past two years, under the guidance of Supervisor Bethany Kosmider, the (Crown Point) town government and its process have been opened and the citizenry awakened.
To the Times of Ti: As Election Day approaches it is important for us to get back to the basics and remember where all the recent controversy started.
To the Times of Ti: There are many more important issues we face today then the one I’m writing about. This issue however is important to a group of kids and a coach who have been together for many years.
To The Times of Ti: Last spring the Crown Point Central School had a talent show that was open to students of all ages and talents.
To the Times of Ti: This is a recommendation to elect Charles Harrington to the position of Crown Point town supervisor.
While many musicians would dream of performing at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, Adrian Carr is dreaming of performing there again.
Bumping into the New York state-mandated 2 percent tax cap, but not breaking it, Johnsburg Town Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed’s budget will mark a 1.98 percent increase to the tax levy over last year's.
A multi-million dollar fraud netted David Moro 10-and-a-half years in prison Oct. 5.
Budget officer says cuts are expected
Essex County Budget Officer Thomas “Tom” Scozzafava said everyone should be ready for a budget that fits within the parameters of the state’s 2 percent tax cap.
Former As the World Turns soap stars Martha Byrne and Ellen Dolan returned to Long Lake for the second annual Adirondack Affair Soap Weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 1.
Question of the Month
Those New York Football Giants … they sure know how to make a fan’s blood pressure rise!
To the News Enterprise: I appreciated your cautious view of plans to privatize certain Clinton County operations (Editorial, Oct. 15, 2011).
To the News Enterprise: Interesting News Enterprise Opinion Page Oct. 15.
To the News Enterprise: I sure had a good laugh after reading your editorial about sharing school services.
Shim-Gil A. Carmody, 23, of Philo, Calif. was arrested Sept. 26 for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana
The following is the second in a series of columns written by members of the North Country Lumber Jills roller derby team.
Friends and family of 10-year-old Christopher Goheens are coming together this weekend to show him their support.
Budget workshop set for Oct. 27
Members of three hunting camps — Beaver Meadow, Twin Tops and MKR — were at the Oct. 18 meeting to ask the board if they were going to repair the road, which was washed out during the Tropical Storm event in late August.
“The representative is going to be at the town hall specifically to talk about the future of the New Russia Post Office,” Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew III said. “They are coming to talk about the site and also what we can do if New Russia is on the next list of closures.
Meeting at ELCS gives locals a chance for input
The NCEDC is one of 10 economic development councils in the state charged with creating a plan to boost the economy in each region. For the NCEDC, Douglas said that the goal is to lead the economic renaissance of New York state’s small cities and rural communities.
Pantry volunteers remain grateful
The Moriah Food Pantry is seeing major cutbacks to its donations and increased number of patrons this year. After storms devastated parts of the North Country and a downward economy, the food pantry is left with less resources on the shelves.
The historic former Herrick’s Variety store on River Street in Warrensburg was among 19 properties sold Saturday in a Warren County tax foreclosure auction held Saturday at the county Municipal Center off Rte. 9.
The new plans for the West Brook Environmental Park at the former Gaslight Village will be presented to the public at an Open House event
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Oct. 14 responded to a report of a personal injury accident with a vehicle submerged in a pond on Riverside Drive near the intersection of State Route 8 in Chestertown.
•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•
Sept. 28 Judge Richard Nissen presiding
To the Adirondack Journal: Fellow Democrats: Each time a local election year rolls around, we Democrats are left out of the primary process, and seldom do we, or any other voter, regardless of party, get a choice of candidates in the general election.
To the Adirondack Journal: Under the leadership of Horicon Town Supervisor Ralph Bentley, he has taken the town from an unsafe, floor heaving, out-dated old town hall, to a modern, efficient new town hall.
Town meeting wrapup inside
Bumping into the 2 percent tax cap, but not breaking it, Johnsburg Town Supervisor Sterling Goodspeed’s budget will mark a 1.98 percent increase to the tax levy over last year's.
NCCS scores win in tune-up for Division I title game v. PHS
The Willsboro Warriors captured the first Northern Soccer League Division II crown; Northeastern Clinton wins in final game before traveling to Plattsburgh High with Division I championship on the line; Hornets sweep in cross country
Seniors, nutrition site re-located
Damage from a boiler explosion last spring and a subsequent legal fight have forced Ticonderoga to move its senior citizen program from the Armory.
Tuesday, October 18
Hundreds of people, including many from neighboring states, attended Chestertown’s annual Halloween Pug Party & Parade held Oct. 16. The event started 12 years ago with 21 pugs and their owners, and has grown rapidly — in recent years, it’s had more than 10 times that number attending.
After Diane Angell of Thurman won an election for a seat Tuesday on the Warrensburg School Board, she outlined several of her top priorites on the board — her two-year tenure begins this week.
The case of damage to the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage is now closed.
The Peru Central School Board decided at its Oct. 11 meeting to wait until November to set a deadline for the search of a new superintendent.
Spirit Week Sept. 26-30
The members of the Board of Directors of NAMI-CV would like to thank all those who helped make our second annual Battling Stigma Together – Soup Cook-Off such a success.
Americans, please get involved with the most important issues affecting our country today: the economy and need for job creation.
This is in response to Shirley Gadway’s recent letters to the editors (North Countryman and Press-Republican).
Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast?
North Country Gardening
Now, that it is October, it is time to plan ahead for the spring.
Prevention Team members, past and present, community members, and students turned out Wednesday, Oct. 12 to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments for its 25 anniversary at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central school.
Those living in northern or central Essex County may have to drive for a while in order to take a driver’s test.
Essex County Budget Officer Thomas “Tom” Scozzafava said everyone should be ready for a budget that fits within the parameters of the state’s 2 percent tax cap.
Five candidates went head to head at the Meet the Candidates night at the Westport Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13 in a forum presented by the League of Woman Voters of Plattsburgh.
Excitement peaked as students and new mentors checked in to the “Meet the Mentors” event Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Keene Central School.
For the third year, employees of Essex County will come together to help out the United Way of the Adirondack Region.
Even if a town is planning to be below the 2 percent tax levy limit allowed by the state of New York, it would be a good idea to pass a local law overriding the limit.
Six locations collect drugs in Essex County Oct. 29
The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will be partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 29 at six locations throughout Essex County.
An amendment to explore the option of leasing the Horace Nye Nursing Home to a private business along with the option to sell the facility did not make it out of the Finance Committee meeting Oct. 17.
I’ll never understand the art of fundraising or the skill of some individuals to successfully solicit donations.
Portion of tickets for meal donated to Irene victims
The Knights of Columbus will host a fundraising meal for the United Way this Saturday, Oct. 22.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Until we get the nation pointed in the right direction, what we do on the local level will never get things back on the right track toward correcting the financial mess we currently find ourselves.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
As of August of this year, there were 756,400 New Yorkers without jobs, and unemployment numbers are at levels not seen since 1982.
To the Valley News: How long can we afford stagnant, misguided leadership and an attempt to take away our right to vote?
To the Valley News: As a resident of the North Country and an active member of Essex County, I am excited to voice my advocacy of John M. Silvestri's candidacy for Supreme Court Justice in the Fourth Judicial District.
To the Editor: Once in a great while, a political candidate who is a perfect match for the position he seeks arrives on the scene.
To the Valley News: I would like to thank Ben Morris, Mike Doyle, Evelyn Hatch and Jim Phillips for throwing their hats into the political arena running for Elizabethtown Town Board.
To the Valley News: Dan Connell is running for re-election as Westport Town Supervisor.
Demand increases in heating season
The Ticonderoga Food Pantry is preparing for its peak season. With holidays and cold weather approaching, the demand for food increases, according to officials.
Plan will guide deer management for five years
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials Oct. 17 announced that they have adopted a five-year deer management plan.
Varying membership levels available
The Moriah Central School Parent-Teacher Association held a membership drive, raffle and food giveaway during the annual school open house.
Monday, October 17
Contest to aid food pantry
Ticonderoga eateries will vie for supremacy this Sunday during the inaugural “Wing War.” The Knights of Columbus will host the competition at 2 p.m. to determine which Ti establishment makes the best chicken wings.
Vehicles selected for ‘elite’ event
The Best of Show Car and Best of Show Truck chosen at the 2011 Ticonderoga Area Car Show, held last August in Bicentennial Park, have moved on to a regional event.
Applications being accepted
The Tiny Tim Christmas Wish program enters a new decade with new leadership. The program, in its 31st year, is now directed by Nancy Quesnel. Quesnel replaced Helen Gibbs, who stepped down after the 2010 holiday season following 20 years with the program.
Sunday, October 16
If you live in the hamlet of West Chazy, firefighters have plans to stop by your house next weekend. But don’t worry, it’s not an emergency.
“The defenses both came through and made some stops tonight,” Chiefs head coach Mark Burrell said. “Both teams had to play in the conditions we faced tonight, and they played really tough. The score did not show how close this game was. They were able to contain us in the middle of the game and a lot of our playbook was out with the conditions.”
Friday, October 14
Travel between Elizabethtown and the Adirondack Northway will be limited to the Exit 31 ramp starting next week, as state road crews prepare to work on a portion of the road between the town and Route 73 in Keene.
Warriors get second against Eagles; PHS wins in Div. I; Westport girls close in on Div. III title
“We had our chances, and we just could not finish,” Eagles head coach Rob McAuliffe said. “We outplayed Willsboro in the first half, it was just an unfortunate first 40 minutes because we could not get anything to go into the net and in the second, Clay hit a great ball.”
Event turns a profit
The third annual Hague Oktoberfest was a success, according to organizers. The event attracted nearly 1,000 people and realized a $2,447 profit. It also collected cash and food donations for the Hague Food Pantry.
Pictures from the Oct. 14 event
Budget meeting Oct. 25
The tentative 2012 Ticonderoga budget calls for the elimination of the community summer youth recreation program. The program serves about 100 children a year, offering arts and crafts, sports, swimming and other activities. It also provides daily breakfast and lunch through a federal food program.
Thursday, October 13
Facing a nearly 30 percent increase in fuel costs this winter, proposed cuts to New York's Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program could make life difficult for North Country residents, especially senior citizens, said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer in a conference call Oct. 12.
Cougars 2, Jaguars 1
Rallying after a huddle, Johnsburg's field hockey team rattled their sticks and shouted, “Are we Adirondack League champions?!” Yes, they are.
New businesses join
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is growing. The business advocacy group has added 20 new members since March and 37 since Matt Courtright became executive director a year ago.
Chazy, Westport keep division leads, PHS wins in volleyball
Events will be held in Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Wilmington
“We have special assets here that we have cultivated over the past 100 years in winter sports,” (James) McKenna said. “We want to expand the marketing of these games statewide and we have a goal to double our revenues, and that is why we brought Behan Communications on board.”
DOH could lift order by Oct. 15
The New York State Department of Health has issued a boil water order for the village of Saranac Lake.
To welcome customers Saturday
The new Tractor Supply store in Ticonderoga will open Saturday.
Angered about the state raiding the 911 surcharge money collected from cell phone users, Warren County is considering joining a lawsuit to force the state to spend the money on its intended purpose -- maintaining and upgrading the 911 dispatch centers statewide.
Wednesday, October 12
Westport Royal Blue and Schroon Lake red were no where to be found when the two girls’ soccer teams took to the field Oct. 6.
Fort Ticonderoga has a series of new programs available for students throughout the 2011-2012 school year that incorporate interdisciplinary skills and explore Fort Ticonderoga’s story.
College courses available
Shari Brannock admits, things are tough for small, rural schools like Crown Point Central.
Census numbers show decreases in many towns
While Essex County has seen a light increase in population over the past 10 years, the county seat has seen the largest decrease in population over that same time.
A Ticonderoga man was stabbed during a fight outside a Burgoyne Road bar Oct. 8, police said.
To the Times of Ti: I would like to start by thanking all who participated in the recent primary. You made it a terrific turnout.
The message from two local farms will be heard loud and clear this weekend — the door’s open, come on in.
Waffles and cartoons are a combination Kimberly Cummins is hoping people will like.
When many of us first joined roller derby, we were told that it was not a question of “if” we would get hurt but rather a question of “when.”
Seth J. Kelly, 24, Plattsburgh, a convicted Level 3 sex offender, was arrested Sept. 27 by Clinton County Sheriff’s Department deputies for allegedly failing to report a change of address.
Clinton Community College is taking steps to be a more environmentally-friendly place for its students, faculty and staff.
Hundreds of people from across the northeastern U.S. are expected to participate in the 12th annual annual Halloween Pug Parade & Party set for this weekend in the Town of Chester.
Months after twice suffering a budget defeat at the polls, the Lake George School District Board of Education and school administration is holding a “Community Conversation” Tuesday, Oct. 18 to obtain the public’s views on the school’s future direction.
Hundreds of people are expected to gather Sunday, Oct. 16 to bid on many dozens of gift baskets while they assist a worthy cause in the region that benefits local families.
Mirroring the performance of their high school counterparts a week earlier, the Warrensburg Youth Football 5th and 6th grade team captured an upset victory
•100 Years Ago – October 1911•
Romance across the shining sea
To the Adirondack Journal: I am writing in support of John M. Silvestri, the Democratic candidate for State Supreme Court Justice in the Fourth Judicial District.
To the Adirondack Journal: Whenever we can elect someone to serve on the State Supreme Court, we need to be sure we are choosing the best qualified, most experienced candidates
To the Adirondack Journal: On Election Day, Nov. 8, the Town of Horicon is poised to continue its forward momentum or take a step backwards.
An October weekend with warm temperatures and blue skies made for busy days at Gore and in North Creek for the mountain resort's Harvest Fest and the town's second Autumn Street Fair.
The third Oktober/Pet Fest at the Long Lake ball field offered activities for man and beast Oct. 8.
Remember about two weeks ago when I wrote about one of the most fun Giants’ games I’d seen in quite a while?
To the News Enterprise: In the Sept. 17 issue of the News Enterprise, I read with sorrow and heartfelt sympathy the tribute of the family of the late Dr. Nicholas Baroudi’s passing.
To the News Enterprise: Plain and simple, it is sickening to see all these people driving Japanese cars and trucks.
To the News Enterprise: Now that we are into the new school year, the Johnsburg Central School Citizens Budget Committee (JCS-CBC) would like to express our continued interest
A Meet the Candidates Night is planned Tuesday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. at the Tannery Pond Community Center for candidates running for office in the Town of Johnsburg.
With the addition of brand new, state-of-the-art work stations and clean, new wall paint, students of the cosmetology classes offered at CV-TEC now have a learning environment that rivals any high style hair salon.
Top boys soccer teams score wins in divisional play; Warriors draw with Lions
Elizabethtown-Lewis, Willsboro battle to 1-1 draw while Chazy picks up one point on first; NCCS, PHS, Beekmantown stay within three points of each other; Beekmantown remains unbeaten in volleyball
New mascot to appear
Maybe it’s the thought of a prime rib dinner that’s attracting a special guest to the annual Town of Schroon Lions Club dinner. This year’s dinner will be attended by the club’s new mascot — the Schroon Lake Lion.
Tuesday, October 11
Buying local products just got a little easier in the town of Chazy.
State police have charged four men in an attack on a local man.
North Country Gardening
For many reasons, I look forward to fall each year. Fall weather is ideal with the sunny days and cool nights. Then, there are the leaves — the beautiful, colorful, useful leaves. Yes, that is correct. Leaves are useful.
It’s time to take back Plattsburgh! The Occupy Wall Street rallies, which protest the cavernous wealth inequalities destroying our democracy, have sparked a movement that is quickly spreading across the country.
We firmly believe that our community needs a multi-use, family friendly recreation path in order to stay competitive with other area vacation destinations, such as Stowe, Vt.
On behalf of the Friends of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum, we would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraisers:
On Aug. 30, a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund, which benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, was held at the Ground Round on Smithfield Boulevard and raised $3,000.
Civil Service Employees Association drivers from the Northeastern Clinton, Beekmantown, Peru and Chazy central school districts, among others, stood outside the NCCS building Oct. 4 wearing signs asking for the school board to keep school bus drivers local.
Incumbent Essex County Clerk Joseph “Joe” Provoncha will face a challenge from a former member of the department in the general election Nov. 8.
The decision over the future of how a Department of Public Works Commissioner is decided in Willsboro will have to wait.
Corrie Miller, a scientist and dedicated conservationist, will take over as Executive Director of the Ausable River Association (AsRA) starting Oct. 11.
Notes from the North Woods
From an historical prospective, the vast forested lands of the Adirondacks have been in conflict from before the time of recorded time.
In the beginning I had mixed feelings regarding the recent protests against Wall Street, banks and the extremely rich Americans.
When it comes to the issue of privatizing services, there’s always a worry that jobs will be lost and the quality of services will decline. While both are valid concerns, it’s important to look at the bigger picture.
In sympathy with the Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters held a rally outside the Glens Falls office of U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, calling for him to support job creation and to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.
To the Editor: As a Town and County Supervisor I know first-hand that government is not always the answer for all of our needs.
To the Editor: I have been reading the column written by Dan Alexander each week, and wonder if people are really listening and responding to these comments.
All of my life, I have enjoyed the delicious flavors of all kinds of food — the sultry flavors of Indian cuisine, the spicy bite of an enchilada and the tartness of key lime pie, just to name a few.
A Lake George family had their home swept off its foundation by Tropical Storm Irene, and a benefit fundraiser is planned for Saturday Oct. 15 to help them recover and resettle.
Paul J. Van Brunt of Warrensburg was known as a brilliant engineer, expert pilot, world traveler and devoted family man. Friday Oct. 7, he died after his ultralight plane crashed near his home just north of Pucker St. off Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.
Pow wow slated Oct. 22
The Ticonderoga Historical Society will host a Native American pow wow for children on Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle.
Monday, October 10
Attributes hard work to living healthy 100
Della said her secret to a healthy 100 is, “Working hard, hard working, no smoking and no drinking.”
The Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are building an endowment to help with shrinking Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.
A new wood-boiler heat system for town buildings was approved by a three-to-two vote after animated discussion at the town meeting Oct. 6. Projections Highway Superintendent Bruce McGinn has seen estimate a 71 percent savings on energy expenses compared to current, fuel heating.
Resident cooperation sought
Facing a state mandate, the town of Ticonderoga is about to begin a comprehensive water system upgrade. Town officials hope to replace the existing water system, which draws water from Lake George and Gooseneck Pond, with a series of wells.
PTA sponsors Reflections program
Moriah Central School students recently placed Best of Show at Moriah Central School local level and competed at the Potsdam Regional Level of the annual Reflections program.
Twenty-five years ago, Heidi Baker made headlines when she established the first female-owned barber shop in the area. Now she's moved Heidi's Clip Joint in Warrensburg downstreet into attractive new surroundings.
Saturday, October 8
Plattsburgh 126, Moriah 42
Friday, October 7
Gonzales marks 25 years spreading holiday cheer
For a quarter century, Gloria "Bunny" Gonzales has been spreading holiday cheer locally by distributing, food, clothing and toys to area families at Christmas time — and she's now seeking some help from the public.
No minimum bid set
Throughout most of the 20th century, Herrick's Variety Store was a busy place. But in recent years, it's been vacant while a new owner has been renovating it. Oct. 13, the historic structure is set to go up for auction in Warren County's tax foreclosure sale for non-payment of about $5,400 in taxes.
Oct. 28 event
Downtown Ticonderoga will be haunted by hundreds of children again this October. Halloween Fest will be held Friday, Oct. 28. The event is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, North Country Community College, the Ticonderoga American Legion and Ticonderoga Central School.
Burdick addresses Adk Torch Club
Square dancing is a fun pastime for many. For Stan Burdick, it’s been a life-long love. A square dance caller and historian, the Ticonderoga man has called more than 5,000 dances in his career. He has called dances in every state, every Canadian province and 20 countries during his 60 years in the industry.
Thursday, October 6
Annual ‘State of the Park’ released
“We complain for a living, generally, but there is less and less to complain about year by year. The park is getting healthier, there have been hopeful signs with some of the things that are being done by local governments, and we hope that all of the upward economic trends continue.”
Westport, Schroon Lake play in "pink" game
The Oct. 6 game, originally slated as a breat cancer awareness event, was tunred into a cancer awareness night and dedicated to father of Lady Wildcat
Firefighters are getting the word out about fire safety and this is a time of year when there’s a particularly more intense focus on the subject.
Children’s program added
The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend. The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the second annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28, 29 and 30.
PHS, Beekmantown, NCCS, Seton Catholic, Willsboro, Lake Placid and Keene notch wins
Pictures from the Oct. 3 match.
The AuSable Valley Patriots hosted the Ticonderoga Sentinels in their annual homecoming game Sept. 30.
Oct. 21 and 22, 28 and 29
Fort Ticonderoga will host Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21 and 22 and Oct. 28 and 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. The program will uncover Fort Ticonderoga’s layers of history and haunted stories at night in the fort and in the six-acre corn maze.
Local residents will have the chance to learn more about the North Country Regional Economic Development Council’s plans during a meeting at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Oct. 18.
Members of the media, economic development community and environmental organizations sat in front of a lean-to at the Northwoods Inn Wednesday, Oct. 5 to talk about the future of the Adirondack Park.
How far can a pumpkin fly? It depends on who’s doing the “chuckin’.”
Wednesday, October 5
Cold temperatures and wet conditions over the weekend drew in fewer crowds than last year to the 32nd annual Warrensburg Garage sale.
Bolton Central School has joined with Warrensburg and Fort Ann school districts to create an alternative academic program to replace the BOCES Alternative High School that closed last year.
On the evening of Sept. 17, well over 100 people gathered for an evening of “recognition and gratitude” at Thurman Baptist Church.
•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•
‘Bear Waller’ Club boys
To Adirondack Journal: As a resident of Horicon, I believe some of the many accomplishments supervisor Ralph Bentley has made during his reign should be noted.
A wrap of games on Oct. 4
On Monday, Sept. 26, the New York State DMV announced with no prior notice to the community that, effective Sept. 28, it was eliminating the current vision test and medical certification requirement for driver’s license renewals that are processed in local DMV offices, by mail and online.
A smoke test to be will be performed on Oct. 18 in the town to check for any leaks in the water systems that could be costing taxpayers.
When I first read about a roller derby team in Plattsburgh, I joked with my husband at the thought of knocking around on roller skates.
Red Kettles planned in Ti, Port Henry
Christmas is in the distance future for most people, but Glen Buell is already making plans for the holiday season.
Opposition speaks out
Ticonderoga will not enact a law requiring contractors to be licensed by the town.
Shaughnessy replaced with part-time phys ed teacher
A six-year basketball coach with a winning record has lost his job, though he's still rooting for his team.
Magazine reporter's article discussed
Adirondack towns need leadership and unity as times change and government budgets shrink, said panelists at the Visitors Interpretive center Sept. 30.
The Tannery Pond Community Center will get an added line to its north-facing sign, and the U.S. Postal Service responded to the town board's letter of support for the Riparius post office at the Oct. 4 town meeting.
Tap water. Village dwellers take it for granted, and we only notice the inconvenience of not having it when a water main breaks and the state Health Department issues a boil water order for days at a time.
Vote slated for Tuesday
With no petitions filed by the Sept. 12 deadline, write-in ballots will determine who replaces Donna Clark on Long Lake Central’s School Board Oct. 11.
One man represents Warren County
The recently established Capital Region Economic Development Council hosted a meeting at the Glens Falls Civic Center Sept. 30 and another Oct. 3 in Saratoga Springs to invite public comment.
A newspaper in Fulton County reported over the weekend that Franklin County District Attorney Derek Champagne has been assigned as a special prosecutor concerning possible improprieties with Essex County’s bidding process and specifically the awarding of a contract for a digital imaging and indexing system at the clerk’s office.
Christmas program sponsor sought
Schroon Lake residents will have two opportunities to celebrate this holiday season. The annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration will again be held — with a new sponsor and new look — along with a First Night program Dec. 31.
Event starts off with early registration before noon
The Walk of Faith will celebrate its fifth anniversary this weekend and it’s an event coordinator Christa Covell-Reyell looks forward to each year.
After tending to her parish for seven years, BJ Stewart said she and her husband, Bill, are ready to spend their golden years soaking up sun rays in Myrtle Beach.
To the News Enterprise: After a very busy summer, I would like to take this time to thank all the community members and organizations who donated a wide variety of items and money.
To the Times of Ti: The ongoing rift between re-enactors and the management at Fort Ticonderoga has me wondering why nothing is being done to soothe this festering sore by those entrusted with the duty of overseeing the operation.
To the Times of Ti: Finally, something in the paper about Fort Ti that wasn’t all perfect and made everything seem so rosy which it isn’t.
To the Times of Ti: The assessor issue is moot. Fiscal irresponsibility is running rampant in the town of Crown Point.
To the Times of Ti: Kosmider....just doesn’t get it.
To the Times of Ti: Port Henry needs an occupancy law like a hole in the head.
To the Times of Ti: If all 36.2 million Americans faced with food insecurity stood in line at a food pantry in New York City, the line would stretch to Los Angeles and back twice.
An all-terrain vehicle collision lead to a slew of charges against a Bakers Mills man.
Lamica running unopposed for remainder of predecessor’s unexpired term
Timothy S. Lamica is settling in as the new head of the Town of Chazy Highway Department, but he’s no stranger to the inner workings of the organization.
The Crown Point town clerk has been rebuked by the state. An audit by the state comptroller’s office has found town clerk Linda Woods did not collect fees and make bank deposits in a timely fashion. The audit also criticized the town board for not monitoring Woods’ activities.
Celebrate the treasured bulb Friday Oct. 7 at Warrensburgh Riverfront Market's Garlic Festival!
Laura Pritchard feels right at home. The director of the Dannemora Free Library has found a place for every book in the library’s new location in the new Village of Dannemora Office Building on Emmons Street.
Tuesday, October 4
When it comes to promoting small businesses, Suzie Thaller believes there’s always more that can be done.
The end of the season for the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market is here.
Restaurant equipment, desks among hundreds of surplus items
Everything must go — well, almost everything.
The Saranac Town Council is taking a closer look at how solar energy could benefit the municipality and its taxpayers.
The members of Knights of Columbus Council 3525 are banding together to help feed the less fortunate in the Northern Tier.
Our Souled Out Community Thrift Store recently held its second-annual “Take What You Need, Pay What You Can Sale.”
I just wanted to let you know how happy I was to see that you will be devoting several of your articles to the healthy lunchbox issue.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
The election cycle is now in prime time, both on the local scene as well as nationally with next year’s presidential campaigning in full swing.
These are difficult times for school districts. They face unprecedented budget cuts while at the same time feel the pressure to offer better educational opportunities for students
There are signs everywhere of the life that the large brick building in the center of Willsboro once had.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors appointed Linda Beers of Schroon Lake as the new director of the county’s Public Health Department.
Martha Gallagher — “The Adirondack Harper” — was in a hotel in Syracuse, just wrapping up a nationwide tour when the reports came on about the damage being done by Tropical Storm Irene in the North Country.
In the aftermath of two storms that hit the North Country this year, a historic natural attraction was cut off from public view for the first time since World War II.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County Inc. will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Oct. 12 at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School auditorium from 3 to 5 p.m.
Three years after the vote was cast, several parents addressed the Willsboro Central School Board of Education about the decision to no longer sponsor an annual senior class trip.
A night of music and fun is planned to help people who are still in need after a night of water and wind.
Fresh off of being named Vocal Group of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards Sept. 29, the Gibson Brothers will perform at a special fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 15, with proceeds benefiting the Holy Name School in Au Sable Forks.
Notes from the North Woods
Although autumn delivers a wide range of recreational opportunities, one of the true joys of the season is the opportunity to return to the field in the company of man’s best friend.
To the Valley News: During the election season, we are sure to be deluged with false information about candidates via the Internet. It is our duty as citizens to check out which is true or not.
To the Valley News: Americans, please get involved with the most important issues affecting our country today: the economy and need for job creation.
To the Valley News: We firmly believe that our community needs a multi-use, family friendly recreation path in order to stay competitive with other area vacation destinations, such as Stowe, Vt.
To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies to the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Second Annual Supplies Drive in August.
To the Valley News: As a longtime Westport resident, I have served as town supervisor, School Board president, fireman and emergency squad, Chamber president and co-chair with the mayor for the mutual concerns.
To the Valley News: It is with great appreciation and excitement that I write to you today with a heartfelt thank you for your generous donation to the American Cancer Society in Cindy’s name.
To the editor, It has been said that our true character is demonstrated when times are tough.
Riley Chapman competes in Italy
A Ticonderoga teen has proven himself to be among the best earth science students in the world. Riley Chapman, a junior at Ticonderoga High School, earned a bronze medal at the International Earth Science Olympiad held in Modena, Italy last month.
Every fourteen minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose.
Magazine reporter's article discussed
Adirondack towns need leadership and unity as times change and government budgets shrink, said panelists at the Visitors Interpretive center Sept. 30. Reporter Brian Mann's article “The Other Endangered Species” in October's Adirondack Life Magazine sparked a panel dicussion Friday, with another planned Oct. 5 in Lake Placid.
Thurman Town Supervisor Evelyn Wood presented a draft 2012 town budget Monday that called for a zero percent increase — and elimination of municipal garbage pickup and reduction in youth programs — but the Thurman Town Board reinstated these services and endorsed a tentative budget that calls for a 16 percent increase.
Two national organizations of volunteer firefighters held conferences in Lake George last week, and members of the groups said Lake George was their top choice nationally as a site for such gatherings.
Unemployment assistance deadline extended
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is closing its Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Essex and Warren counties and has extended its Disaster Unemployment Assistance deadline
Monday, October 3
Binghamton school gets help
A Binghamton school destroyed by flooding is getting help from local students and teachers. Schroon Lake Central School has collected donations of school supplies to assist MacArthur Elementary School, which was a victim of tropical storms Irene and Lee.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has issued preliminary regulations that would permit hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells in the state’s vast Marcellus Shale region.
The village unanimously voted Monday to codify the practice of paying its non-union employees for vacation time they’ve earned.
A controversial bill that would grant Homeland Security broad powers over federal lands within 100 miles of an international border has caused a backlash among a variety of groups in Border States.
The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is emphasizing fire safety this October during National Fire Prevention Month.
Peru captures Class B title
Sentinels, Lumberjacks set to play Oct. 7 for regular season title
The weekend in high school sports
Campaign under way
Facing a budget shortfall, the Sherman Free Library in Port Henry is seeking donations. Library officials hope to raise $4,000 to help meet daily operating expenses.
Saturday, October 1
When Randy Strombeck grows pumpkins, he doesn’t mess around.