Stories for October 2011


Monday, October 31

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Cheerleading coach going after grant, needs community support

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.

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Fort Ti, college partner on project

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.

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'Mark Aid' bucket brigade fills Main Street

More than 175 people took part in "Mark Aid" the morning of Sunday, Oct. 30 in Saranac Lake.

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Ti High yearbooks available online

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

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‘Human pink ribbon’ brings people together for cause

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.

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Airborne Speedway honors five champions

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.

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Chazy Central tops academic ranking in tri-county area

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

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Taste of Home Cooking School comes to Crete next Saturday

The Taste of Home Cooking School will return to the Crete Memorial Civic Center Saturday, Nov. 5.

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Community Store opens in Saranac Lake

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.

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Underdog Moriah returns to Class D title game against Ti

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

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Octoberfest half-marathon results announced

The first annual October Half-Marathon held in memory of the late Robert “Chip” Hamilton Oct. 15, saw hundreds participate.

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Garden club hosts program

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.

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North Creeker returns from reporting in Africa to share experience

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.

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Westport scores three straight to win penalty shootout in D playoffs

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.

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Film festival planned this Saturday at North Country Co-op

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

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Area industries’ sales are up, economic chief reports

The forecast for the economy looks sunny, a regional economic development told area officials Thursday Oct. 27.

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Lewis: The park needs a slaughterhouse

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.

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Fort Ti educator addresses conference

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.

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Library closing temporarily for repairs

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.

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Essex forum low on comments, candidates

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.

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Tracking Sophie

Willbsoro 'Survivor' star safe through seven weeks

Willsboro native through seven episodes on the CBS reality television show

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Lady Blue Bombers advance in Class C penalty kick shootout

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

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‘Wing War’ aids food pantry

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.

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North Creek's own Barkeater Chocolates slated for local chocolate competition

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.

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‘Taste of the North Country’ comes back to SUNY Field House Nov. 9

Taste of the North Country is only two weeks away.

Wednesday, October 26

Crown Point historic district to be studied

Crown Point has decided to do a feasibility study to determine whether the town should seek federal designation as a historic district.

Elect important to Crown Point

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.

Another definition

To the Times of Ti: Here’s another definition of bullying - Crown Point style.

Kosmider has served Crown Point well

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.

Stand up to bullies

To the Times of Ti: I commend last week’s letter praising the anti-bullying program at Crown Point Central School.

CROP Walk a success

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.

Gay marriage an abomination

To the Times of Ti: I am writing this to combat the hideous indoctrinations of gay marriage.

It’s important to vote

To the Times of Ti: It’s that time of year again.

Junior Miss appreciates support

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.

Hague committee thankful

To the Times of Ti: The Hague Oktoberfest Committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make the 2011 event a huge success.

Council discusses burning issue

There’s a burning issue growing in the town of Peru.

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The home bout: Everything has led to this moment

Teachy McKill here, teacher by day and derby killer by night, getting ready to school you on one of my favorite topics — roller derby!

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Town axes tax increase — employees to pay 10% of health care

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.

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Johnsburg candidates field questions at Tannery Pond

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.

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Board candidates wrangle at forum

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.

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Area vocal festival to be held in Lake George

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.

Town scraps tax increase — employees to pay toward health care

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.

40-year-old charged with strangling teen

Warrensburg Town Court Report

Oct. 5 - Judge Mindy Fisk presiding & Oct. 12 - Judge Richard Nissen presiding

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Burghers’ new confidence, rushing attack, prompt win

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.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Nov. 1911•

Sarah and the library are vital resources

To the Adirondack Journal: Everyone knows Sarah Farrar.

Consider Olson for Horicon supervisor

To the Adirondack Journal: I write this letter as I sit in our home in Horicon.

Bentley is highly competent and dedicated

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.

Bentley — an honest leader with integrity

To the Adirondack Journal: Ralph Bentley is a fiscally responsible, soft spoken, honest politician with integrity.

Bentley is a successful supervisor

To the Adirondack Journal: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s wise advice.

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Sheriff’s Office hailed for professionalism

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.

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Economic development council meets at Indian Lake Theater

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 on the Newcomb ballot

Term limits for three elected town positions may get bumped up from two years to four if a ballot measure passes this election day.

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Mathew Brady historical marker installed

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.

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Polar Plunge returning to Plattsburgh City Beach

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.

Legislation proposed in Washington would safegaurd maple syrup’s labeling process

Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation that would make intentionally mislabeling food products as “maple syrup” a federal crime.

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Cheney Mountain trail work continues

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.”

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ECH volunteer ‘hangs up’ after 19 years of service

Front desk volunteer Jeanne Luppy reflects on volunteerism

Jeanne Luppy finishes 19 years of service to ECH community

Football Picking Contest - Week 8

Maybe it’s because the Giants were off, but it sure seemed like a boring week off football.

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County clerk, Elizabethtown candidates make final pitch at forum

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.

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Patriots open Class B girls soccer playoffs with win

Cross Country regular season wraps

With update Class B girls soccer bracket

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Ti’s Trestle Bridge to be dedicated

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

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Property maintenance issue discussed at council meeting

The town of Saranac could be on its way to court to prosecute a local landowner.

Multi-use trail eyed between villages

County Legislator Harry J. McManus is reexamining plans for a multi-use trail linking the villages of Champlain and Rouses Point.

DEC preparing management plan for state lands

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.

Thanks for tournament help

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

Community’s help needed

The St. John Feral Cat Fund has seen first-hand thousands of homeless cats suffer over the years due to animal cruelty and neglect.

Support for Cory Ross

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.

An important election year

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.

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Sectional girls soccer playoff brackets

Class B. C and D

Playoff brackets for the three levels of playoffs in Section VII girls soccer

Having a healthier Halloween

Health Matters

Halloween is just around the corner now, the start of the holiday season and unfortunately for many, the holiday weight gain.

Think twice about clear-cutting

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.

Fresh Air visits a success

This year, 73 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Northwestern Vermont.

Helping the United Way helps others

It has been said that our true character is demonstrated when times are tough.

Response to a response

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.

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Sectional boys soccer playoff brackets

Class B. C and D

Playoff brackets in Class B, C and D

Local papers are here to stay

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.

The time for action is now


Over the last week, there have been two informative presentations made in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School auditorium.

The hunt is on

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.

What is the agenda

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.

Help in Whallonsburg

To the Valley News: For the most part, Tropical Storm Irene spared the town of Essex, but not entirely.

Thanks to youth vols

To the Valley News: This fall I was moved by student athlete volunteers in my community.

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Sectional football playoff brackets

Class B. C and D

Brackets for the three classes of playoff games

Bartley for Elizabethtown Supervisor

To the Valley News: I have never met someone so interested, involved and concerned about the community where she lives as Margaret Bartley.

Letter off about Hatch

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.

Merrihew for Supervisor

To the Editor: A couple of recent Letters to the Editor have caught my eye and warrant a response.

Bartley for Supervisor

To the Valley News: This letter is in support of Margaret Bartley for the Elizabethtown Town Supervisor position.

Support for Bartley, Hatch

To the Valley News: There are many worthy candidates running for Town Board in Elizabethtown but there are two that are truly outstanding.

Walls for Supervisor

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

Monroe for town justice

To the Valley News: The Voters of North Elba will be selecting a Town Justice and a Highway Superintendent on election day, Nov. 8.

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LPCS elementary students send soccer balls to Kenya

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.

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Trail system sees improvements through Creating Healthy Places grant

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.”

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Westport town budget tax levy increase below cap

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).

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Students get congressional recognition

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.

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Communities, organizations to meet on needs of Ausable River

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.

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Children to get dental health screenings

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.

Museum mining for info

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.

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Sectionals set to begin in football, soccer

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

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Veterans Memory Walk planned in Ti

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

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Commemoration honors life, death of Father Chagnon

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.

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Water project to begin in Moriah

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.

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History of Champlain quadricentennial to be made accessible

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.

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County senior mealsites, planning department scrapped in 2012 budget plan

Deep cuts tentatively planned for Warren County may have profound effect on the lives of area citizens.

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DOT worker killed as he inspects Glen Bridge

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.

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Garden club presents awards

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

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Plattsburgh Heart Walk participants share ‘heart-warming’ stories

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.

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Every book in its place: Saranac pre-teen helps complete library move

The move for the Dannemora Free Library is now officially complete.

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Town of Plattsburgh Democrats unveil candidates

The Town of Plattsburgh Democratic Committee has announced its candidates for the November 2011 election.

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Autism Alliance of Northeastern New York holds first event

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

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Sports wrap: Peru football finishes regular season undefeated

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.

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Quadruple-header photo galleries

Pictures from four Oct. 21 sporting events.

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Volunteer ambulance service praised for efforts

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

Sports wrap: PHS wins battle for Division I title

Peru upends Beekmantown's undefeated quest in girls soccer

Sectional picture coming into view in soccer

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Ticonderoga restaurant to close

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. 

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Occupy Wall St. protests return to Glens Falls

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.

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Ti man to lead Fort Ticonderoga

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

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Moriah budget proposal meets tax cap

Taxes to increase 1.47 percent

The proposed 2012 Moriah town budget falls within the new state 2 percent tax cap.

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Four local school boards talk about the future

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.

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Sports wrap: Girls soccer teams battle for playoff positioning

Girls soccer, volleyball recaps; Chazy boys soccer dominates NAC

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Ti police may move downtown

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

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A season well completed

Notes from the North Woods

A season well completed

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Oct. 9: The day the bridge was supposed to open

Business as usual at construction site

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, was warm and sunny at the Lake Champlain Bridge.

Police report: Moriah teens charged

Two teenagers have been jailed after their arrest for burglarizing a Moriah bar.

Combat Vets appreciative

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.

Don’t cut the Ti PD

To the Times of Ti: As a taxpayer in the town of Ticonderoga I have a question I’d like answered.

Safety check urged

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.

Kosmider good for Crown Point

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.

Election Day basics

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.

Coach deserved better

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.

Bullying is unacceptable

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.

Councilman backs Harrington

To the Times of Ti: This is a recommendation to elect Charles Harrington to the position of Crown Point town supervisor.

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Pianist Adrian Carr longing for return to Carnegie Hall

While many musicians would dream of performing at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, Adrian Carr is dreaming of performing there again.

Johnsburg town budget barely under 2 percent tax cap

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.

Moro gets 10-yr sentence for fraud

A multi-million dollar fraud netted David Moro 10-and-a-half years in prison Oct. 5.

Essex County starts budget process

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.

Soap opera stars shoot show in Long Lake

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.

What is the happiest moment you can remember in life?

Question of the Month

Football Picking Contest - Week 7

Those New York Football Giants … they sure know how to make a fan’s blood pressure rise!

Private interests held to different standards, have too much influence

To the News Enterprise: I appreciated your cautious view of plans to privatize certain Clinton County operations (Editorial, Oct. 15, 2011).

Citizenry left spinning in wind

To the News Enterprise: Interesting News Enterprise Opinion Page Oct. 15.

Schools could share supers

To the News Enterprise: I sure had a good laugh after reading your editorial about sharing school services.

California man charged with pot possession

Shim-Gil A. Carmody, 23, of Philo, Calif. was arrested Sept. 26 for Unlawful Possession of Marijuana

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Roller derby tough, but worthwhile journey

The following is the second in a series of columns written by members of the North Country Lumber Jills roller derby team.

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Haunted house this weekend to help Christopher Goheens

Friends and family of 10-year-old Christopher Goheens are coming together this weekend to show him their support.

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Elizabethtown to make repairs to Scriver Road

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.

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New Russia post office to be discussed Nov. 1

“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.

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Economic Development Council shares plans with community

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.

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Moriah food bank feeling strain

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. 

Herrick’s store, other properties sold at tax auction

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.

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Revised West Brook Park plans to be unveiled

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

Trooper saves driver stuck in submerged car

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.

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•

Warrensburg Town Court Report

Sept. 28 Judge Richard Nissen presiding

Olson has skills, optimism needed in Horicon

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.

Bentley is the man for Horicon

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.

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JBurg town budget goes public

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.

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Sports wrap: Willsboro wraps up Division II title

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

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Ti programs forced to move from Armory

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

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Pug Party prevails despite dreary forecasts

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.

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Angell wins WCS school board seat

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.

Restitution paid for stage damage, trustee says

The case of damage to the Samuel de Champlain Center Stage is now closed.

Superintendent search continues for Peru Central

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.

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PHOTO GALLERY - Scenes from Saranac Central’s Spirit Week

Spirit Week Sept. 26-30

Soup Cook-Off successful

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.

Support for the Jobs Act

Americans, please get involved with the most important issues affecting our country today: the economy and need for job creation.

Response to claims

This is in response to Shirley Gadway’s recent letters to the editors (North Countryman and Press-Republican).

How to spice up breakfast

Health Matters

Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast?

Start thinking about spring bulbs

North Country Gardening

Now, that it is October, it is time to plan ahead for the spring.

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Prevention Council celebrates 25 years

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.

Driving tests out in E-town?

Those living in northern or central Essex County may have to drive for a while in order to take a driver’s test.

Supers start to look at budget

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.

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Westport holds meet the candidates forum with super, council candidates

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.

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Keene Central School students meet new mentors through program

Excitement peaked as students and new mentors checked in to the “Meet the Mentors” event Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Keene Central School.

Essex County employees prep for United Way campaign

For the third year, employees of Essex County will come together to help out the United Way of the Adirondack Region.

Supers urged to pass cap override

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.

Sheriff’s office, DEA set prescription drug drop-off sites

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.

Amended Horace Nye resolution defeated in finance committee

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.

Charity begins with a free gift


I’ll never understand the art of fundraising or the skill of some individuals to successfully solicit donations.

Chesterfield, Keeseville Knights to host benefit dinner for United Way

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.

Campaign reform is a must

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.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Guest Viewpoint

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Healthcare vital to economic health of community, also

Guest Viewpoint

As of August of this year, there were 756,400 New Yorkers without jobs, and unemployment numbers are at levels not seen since 1982.

Voting for new faces

To the Valley News: How long can we afford stagnant, misguided leadership and an attempt to take away our right to vote?

Support for Silvestri

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.

Support for Vosburg

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.

Support for Bartley

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.

Support for Connell

To the Valley News: Dan Connell is running for re-election as Westport Town Supervisor.

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Ti Food Pantry readying for winter

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.

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New York State DEC adopts deer management plan

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.

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Moriah PTA conducts membership drive

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

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‘Wing War’ slated in Ticonderoga

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.

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Ti car show winners advance

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.

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Tiny Tim program gets new leadership

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

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Firefighters to distribute calendars next Sunday

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.

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Saranac beats Moriah in rainy, muddy affair

“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

Section of Route 9 to be closed for repairs

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.

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Sports wrap: Twice as nice for Willsboro in Chazy season series (w. photo galleries)

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.”

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Hague Oktoberfest a success

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.

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Ti budget plan eliminates rec program

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

Schumer tells House, keep LIHEAP funded

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.

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Lady Jaguars close regular season as champs

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.

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Ti chamber membership growing

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.

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Sports wrap: Beekmantown, PHS girls soccer teams prepare for Division I first place showdown

Chazy, Westport keep division leads, PHS wins in volleyball

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Empire State Winter Games set to return, expand

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.”

Boil water order in Saranac Lake

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.

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Tractor Supply to open in Ti

To welcome customers Saturday

The new Tractor Supply store in Ticonderoga will open Saturday.

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County chiefs angry over raid on 911 funds

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

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Cancer awareness game held in Schroon Lake

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.

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Fort Ti offers school programs incorporating interdisciplinary skills

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.

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Crown Point pleased with curriculum

College courses available

Shari Brannock admits, things are tough for small, rural schools like Crown Point Central.

County populus up, but many towns down

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.

Ti man charged with stabbing

A Ticonderoga man was stabbed during a fight outside a Burgoyne Road bar Oct. 8, police said.

Stay focused Crown Point

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.

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‘Open Farm Sunday’ to be featured at two local farms

The message from two local farms will be heard loud and clear this weekend — the door’s open, come on in.

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‘Waffle Frolic’ Saturday to raise money for ROTA Studio and Gallery

Waffles and cartoons are a combination Kimberly Cummins is hoping people will like.

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Love of roller derby helps play through the pain

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.”

Sex offender fails to register, police say

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.

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Clinton Community College takes on new recycling initiative with Zero-Sort

Clinton Community College is taking steps to be a more environmentally-friendly place for its students, faculty and staff.

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Dogs to dominate at Chestertown event

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.

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LG school seeks public input

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.

‘Gift Baskets Galore’ to help local families

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.

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Little Burghers prevail in hard-fought game

Mirroring the performance of their high school counterparts a week earlier, the Warrensburg Youth Football 5th and 6th grade team captured an upset victory

Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – October 1911•

Romance across the shining sea

Silvestri will be a fair, impartial judge

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.

Crowell has proven community leadership

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

Bentley’s the proven, experienced candidate

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.

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Fall at Gore Mountain ends with festival

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.

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Pumpkins pelted at Pet Fest

The third Oktober/Pet Fest at the Long Lake ball field offered activities for man and beast Oct. 8.

Football Picking Contest - Week 6

Remember about two weeks ago when I wrote about one of the most fun Giants’ games I’d seen in quite a while?

Missing Dr. Baroudi

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.

Buy American to support Americans

To the News Enterprise: Plain and simple, it is sickening to see all these people driving Japanese cars and trucks.

Taxpayer group looks to new school year

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

Meet the Candidates returns

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.

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CV-TEC cosmetology center gets a make over

State-of-the-art facility

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.

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Sports wrap: Willsboro v. Chazy rematch set for Thursday

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

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Schroon Lions to host annual dinner

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

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New farm market touting goods locally grown, made

Buying local products just got a little easier in the town of Chazy.

Beating lands man in hospital; four charged

State police have charged four men in an attack on a local man.

How autumn leaves can be useful

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.

Time for change

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.

Recreation path needed

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.

Support for the museum

On behalf of the Friends of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum, we would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraisers:

Helping the Jimmy Fund

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.

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CSEA asks to keep bus jobs local

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.

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Field set for November elections

Incumbent Essex County Clerk Joseph “Joe” Provoncha will face a challenge from a former member of the department in the general election Nov. 8.

No DPW vote

The decision over the future of how a Department of Public Works Commissioner is decided in Willsboro will have to wait.

Miller named new director of AsRA

Corrie Miller, a scientist and dedicated conservationist, will take over as Executive Director of the Ausable River Association (AsRA) starting Oct. 11.

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Looking back, into the future

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.

Perhaps we have more in common than one might think

In the beginning I had mixed feelings regarding the recent protests against Wall Street, banks and the extremely rich Americans.

Privatizing public sector work deserves scrutiny


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.

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Demonstrators protest lack of jobs, decry gap between rich and poor

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.

Support United Way

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.

Apology needed

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.

The Person Inside: The Same in a Nursing Home as at Home

Guest Viewpoint

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.

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Benefit set for family whose home was destroyed by Irene’s fury

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.

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Warrensburg man killed in ultralight plane crash

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.

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Native America event coming to Ti

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

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Willsboro native celebrates 100 years (with photo gallery)

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.”

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Tri-County nursing building endowment

The Adirondack Tri-County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are building an endowment to help with shrinking Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.

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Minerva board approves new heating system

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.

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Ticonderoga eyes new water system

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.

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Moriah student garners state award

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.

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Leading barber/beauty shop moves downstreet

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

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Vikings drop pair in CVAC swimming action

Plattsburgh 126, Moriah 42

Friday, October 7

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Local Santa seeks some help

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.

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Herrick’s store faces tax foreclosure auction

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.

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Halloween Fest coming to Ti

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.

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Ti man reflects on square dancing career

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

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Adirondack Council says things are getting better

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.”

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Teams come together to promote cancer awareness (with photo gallery)

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

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County firefighters herald in National Fire Prevention Week

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.

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Penfield to be haunted Halloween weekend

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.

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Sports wrap: Girls soccer takes center stage

PHS, Beekmantown, NCCS, Seton Catholic, Willsboro, Lake Placid and Keene notch wins

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PHOTO GALLERY: Lake Placid at Seton Catholic girls soccer

Pictures from the Oct. 3 match.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Ticonderoga at AuSable Valley football

The AuSable Valley Patriots hosted the Ticonderoga Sentinels in their annual homecoming game Sept. 30.

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Flashlight Nights slated at Fort Ti

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.

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Economic development council to hold meeting in Elizabethtown

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.

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Panel discusses economic future of Adirondacks

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.

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Plattsburgh State students take home gold for chuckin’ pumpkins

How far can a pumpkin fly? It depends on who’s doing the “chuckin’.”

Wednesday, October 5

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Warrensburg Garage Sale makes splash

Cold temperatures and wet conditions over the weekend drew in fewer crowds than last year to the 32nd annual Warrensburg Garage sale.

BOCES programs for area students merge to save money

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.

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Thurman Baptist pastor, wife recognized

On the evening of Sept. 17, well over 100 people gathered for an evening of “recognition and gratitude” at Thurman Baptist Church.

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Turning Back The Pages

•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•

‘Bear Waller’ Club boys

In support of Ralph Bentley

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.

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Sports wrap: Oct. 4

A wrap of games on Oct. 4

DMV clerks oppose eliminating vision tests for license renewals

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.


Public meetings

Smoke test

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.

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Roller derby gets you out of your comfort zone

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.

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Volunteers sought for holiday charity effort

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.

Ticonderoga opts not to require contractors to be licensed

Opposition speaks out

Ticonderoga will not enact a law requiring contractors to be licensed by the town.

Board removes winning boys coach

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.

Panelists gather with goal of solving Adirondack woes

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.

Officials discuss post office, 2012 budget

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.

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Water carrier helps trace history of Deerland

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.

No candidates file petitions for vacant school board spot

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.

Capital Region economic development council holds meetings

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.

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Ethics board to look at County Clerk matter

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.

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Schroon chamber planning First Night

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.

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Walk of Faith returns for fifth year this Sunday

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.

Pastor and school nurse retiring

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.

Thanks for donations

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.

Where is the Fort Ti board?

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.

No longer America’s Fort

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.

Change of leadership needed

To the Times of Ti: The assessor issue is moot. Fiscal irresponsibility is running rampant in the town of Crown Point.

Doesn’t get it

To the Times of Ti: Kosmider....just doesn’t get it.

Occupancy law not needed

To the Times of Ti: Port Henry needs an occupancy law like a hole in the head.

Join CROP Walk

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.

Bakers Mills man arrested after ATV crash

An all-terrain vehicle collision lead to a slew of charges against a Bakers Mills man.

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New highway super a familiar face for department

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.

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State finds fault with Crown Point clerk

Audit critical

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.

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Garlic festival this Friday in Warrensburg

Celebrate the treasured bulb Friday Oct. 7 at Warrensburgh Riverfront Market's Garlic Festival!

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Dannemora Free Library gets breathing room with new space, director says

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

Small business show to promote the ‘little guys’ next weekend

When it comes to promoting small businesses, Suzie Thaller believes there’s always more that can be done.

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Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market wrapping up season

The end of the season for the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market is here.

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Village of Dannemora auctioning off former school’s contents

Restaurant equipment, desks among hundreds of surplus items

Everything must go — well, almost everything.

Council examining potential benefits of solar power

The Saranac Town Council is taking a closer look at how solar energy could benefit the municipality and its taxpayers.

Knights of Columbus to host food drive beginning Oct. 14

The members of Knights of Columbus Council 3525 are banding together to help feed the less fortunate in the Northern Tier.

Helping the community

Our Souled Out Community Thrift Store recently held its second-annual “Take What You Need, Pay What You Can Sale.”

Kudos to Corinna Maggy

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.

Do not take your right to vote lightly

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.

Shared services key to school futures


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

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Developer opens doors to old school

There are signs everywhere of the life that the large brick building in the center of Willsboro once had.

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County makes Public Health appointment

The Essex County Board of Supervisors appointed Linda Beers of Schroon Lake as the new director of the county’s Public Health Department.

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Local musician to donate to flood relief through new album

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.

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High Falls Gorge rises from storm damage to reopen in Wilmington

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.

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Prevention Team to mark 25th anniversary with event at ELCS

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.

Parents question school board on end of senior trips

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.

JEMS bash to fund Jay flood relief effort

A night of music and fun is planned to help people who are still in need after a night of water and wind.

Award-winning Gibson brothers to perform for Holy Name benefit

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.

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A Sure Shot

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.

Know about the candidates

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.

Support for the Jobs Act

To the Valley News: Americans, please get involved with the most important issues affecting our country today: the economy and need for job creation.

Recreation path needed

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.

School drive supported

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who donated school supplies to the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Second Annual Supplies Drive in August.

Support for candidates

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.

Thanks for tourney help

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.

Help support United Way

To the editor, It has been said that our true character is demonstrated when times are tough.

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Ti student earns international science award

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.

Prescription drugs a danger

Kids Count

Every fourteen minutes, someone in America dies of a drug overdose.

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'Endangered species' gathers at VIC

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.

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Thurman board proposes tax hike

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.

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National firefighter groups enjoy conventions in Lake George

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.

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FEMA shuts down Disaster Recovery Centers

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

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Schroon Lake school aids flooded students

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.

Rules slated for shale gas drilling in NY

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.

Village OK’s vacation buyouts for employees

The village unanimously voted Monday to codify the practice of paying its non-union employees for vacation time they’ve earned.

Border security act trumps environment

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.

October is fire prevention month

The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York is emphasizing fire safety this October during National Fire Prevention Month.

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Football wrap: Ticonderoga, Tupper set to play for ‘D’ crown

Peru captures Class B title

Sentinels, Lumberjacks set to play Oct. 7 for regular season title

Sports wrap: Beekmantown scores win in gymnastics

The weekend in high school sports

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Sherman Free Library seeking funds

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

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That’s one great pumpkin, Mr. Strombeck!

When Randy Strombeck grows pumpkins, he doesn’t mess around.