News for Wednesday, October 19, 2011





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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.