Friday, September 30
The North Country Lumber Jills are ready to rumble.
Keene Valley home lost to flooding
Russ Cook lost his home to Tropical Storm Irene, but the Ticonderoga Elementary School teacher feels fortunate. “It’s amazing,” he said. “Events like this really bring out the best in people. That’s the lesson of Irene — we have wonderful friends and neighbors. I’m incredibly thankful for what’s been done for my family.”
Pictures for the Patriots win against the Vikings.
Pictures from the Patriots 3-0 win against the Cougars.
Pictures from the Indians win over the Red Storm Sept. 28.
Pictures from the 5-4 Warrior win against the Blue Bombers
The AuSable Valley Patriots varsity girls swimming team picked up their first win of the season with a 118-50 advantage over the Moriah Vikings during the Patriots homecoming week Sept. 29.
Event returns Oct. 1 and 2
The third annual Northern New York Paranormal Expo will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Crete Memorial Civic Center, opening at 10 a.m each day.
Ti-based agency celebrates 25 years
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.
The nationally renowned World's largest Garage Sale returns to Warrensburg this weekend, and a wide variety of vendors offering virtually anything imaginable —— plus about 1,000 local garage sales -- will likely attract crowds of 70,000 or more.
Thursday, September 29
Facing financial pressures, Richards Library is seeking public funding through a regional tax levy.
Oct. 16 at Crown Point State Historic Site
The two-year anniversary of the Lake Champlain Bridge closure will be observed Oct. 16. The Lake Champlain Bridge Community will mark the occasion with live music, a fund raising barbeque and raffles noon to 4 p.m. at the Crown Point State Historic Site.
Hornets, Cougars play to scoreless tie, Saranac scores five-game win in volleyball
Spanish class, college credits available
The Ticonderoga High School Spanish program is celebrating its seventh year collaboration with SUNY-Albany. The program, called SUNY at the High School, allows juniors and seniors to take college level Spanish courses while still enrolled at high school.
Wednesday, September 28
The town has approved a contract to replace the water main serving residents on McDonald Place and North Bend Road, and is considering work on the Locust Drive sewer line.
Season-ending event Oct. 9
AppleFolkFest will conclude the 2011 season at the Penfield Museum.
Port Henry residents will pay more for water beginning in November.
A Ticonderoga man convicted this summer of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl was sentenced Sept. 22 to 12 years in prison, to be followed by 20 years of post-release supervision.
Guest Viewpoint - Decision for the good of Crown Point
There are some that seem to think that the vote to move to sole appointed assessor (in Crown Point) was done out of an act of vengeance.
To the Times of Ti: On Sept. 25 my husband and I were heading home when the vehicles in front of us came to an abrupt stop. We were just past the entrance to Moses Ludington Hospital, heading south.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., has announced the completion of the consolidation process for its North American light manufacturing, integration, staging, logistics and warehousing to Fujitsu’s North American Manufacturing and Integration Center in Plattsburgh.
The still-elusive Adirondack moose did not put in an appearance at the Indian Lake Theater Sept. 24, but some convincing imitations were made to lure one in by contestants who honked, grunted and hollered their way through the town's first moose-calling contest.
The final tallies for primary elections are completed, and successful candidates are prepping for the big show in November.
To the News Enterprise: I would like to acknowledge and thank the Pottersville Fire Department for their recent assistance in covering the steeple at the Minerva Historical Museum after it sustained recent damage from a lightning strike.
The undefeated Cambridge football team showed both their fans and foes Saturday, Sept. 24 why they’re ranked the top team in Section II Class D football, with a 42-0 romp over Warrensburg.
June 18, 2011
It certainly was a day to remember for Meghan Price and Brad Saunders,
The Town of Jay will a special board meeting on Sept. 29, at the town of Jay Community Center, 24 School St. The meeting will take place in Board Room at 5 p.m.
•100 Years Ago – Oct. 1911•
Motorcar hits youth in transit
Pictures from the Sept. 27 game between the Lake Placid Lady Blue Bombers and the Willsboro Lady Warriors.
Westport pulls even with M/N; ties abound in Division I
Girls soccer, cross country, girls swimming.
College courses available
Shari Brannock admits, things are tough for small, rural schools like Crown Point Central. But while the challenges are great, Brannock is confident Crown Point is a good school and serves its 290 students well.
West Brook Road at the southern end of Lake George, now a boulevard with two one-way lanes straddling a stream, may be reconfigured before next summer under a plan endorsed by Warren County Supervisors Sept. 27. The county leaders voted to make the southbound lane two way and close off the northern northbound lane to through traffic and reconstruct it as a parking lot. The proposal, however is apparently at odds with the town of Lake George's plan to install meters for parallel parking that now exists along West Brook Road.
Districts share physics class
Julianne Glebus can be seen in the halls at Ticonderoga High School this fall. That wouldn’t be unusual, except that Glebus is a Crown Point Central School student. Glebus is one of six Crown Point students coming to Ti High daily to take a physics class — a class not available in Crown Point.
St. Mary’s Mission Center has received another sizeable donation that will help clothe those in need.
The town of Chazy has a new historic marker recognizing another important chapter in the region’s history.
Tuesday, September 27
Through the efforts of a detailed study, there is now more information available for wireless providers interested in expanding or creating new service in the Adirondack Park.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
I’ve been very fortunate in my lifetime. I feel I’ve been blessed with good health, a strong, loving family who not only supported me but passed along many valuable life lessons including a strong religious faith and a solid work ethic. I was fortunate enough to parlay those gifts into a pretty good life… not perfect, but certainly better than many.
As the Cascade Express — a publicly subsidized commuter bus between Saranac Lake and Elizabethtown — gets ready to hit the road for the first time on Oct. 3, we have a serious problem with the shuttle’s schedule,
Cancer survivor Brian Angell of Thurman reflects on how his outlook on life has changed, and how he's now committed to strengthening bonds with others.
North Country Gardening
Sometimes procrastination pays off. At least it did for me this week.
On Labor Day weekend, the first Mary Latremore Memorial Be the Match Chazy Girls Varsity Soccer Classic was held.
The planning committee for the Strand Theatre is seeking any pictures, memorabilia or personal memories concerning the Strand as it was originally.
Residents of Mooers, wake up before it is too late.
Thurston Clarke talk’s about Sophie’s “Survivor’ run
Sitting with a table of friends at Johnny’s, Thurston Clarke looked up at the screen, waiting to see his daughter.
The tapes that relive the moments when Dustin Frederick captured back-to-back state wrestling championships for the AuSable Valley Patriots were ruined when floodwaters intruded into his family’s home during Tropical Storm Irene.
Eric Klotzko grabs his chain saw each Saturday on a mission to cut down firewood and help those in need.
Pictures from the Sept. 24 event.
There seems to be some confusion regarding the new legislation that allows crossbow use during the upcoming 2011 big game season, and with good reason.
Notes from the North Woods
Autumn’s full splendor has finally arrived, especially in the upper elevations, where the hillsides are currently flanked in a startling array of fall color.
To the Editor: A number of folks in the community shared their support of the editorial I recently wrote concerning the traditional definition of marriage being desecrated
To the Editor: The recent donation of a Boeing 727 from FedEx to the Plattsburgh Aeronautical Institute brought together a number of elected officials from our community,
To the Valley News: Open letter to the Town of Lewis.
To the Valley News: The Market Street Block Party in Keene Valley drew hundreds of neighbors, visitors and friends last Friday night.
To the Editor: Thank you for the wonderful cartoon about hydrofracking in the Sept. 17, issue of The Valley News.
Annual dinner Oct. 26
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, 260 Burgoyne Road.
Board of education seeks input from residents
The board of education for the Northeastern Clinton Central School District is eyeing ways to save money in the coming year as it faces additional financial challenges.
Monday, September 26
Sept. 26 volleyball between the Indians and Red Storm.
“They are constantly going in and out well into the fall season,” Hurwitch said. “We have, time after time, heard the pilots and crew talk about how they not only want to come back to the area but also want to bring their families. The area pretty much sells itself.”
The Town of Dannemora Highway Department finally has a permanent home.
A mixed martial arts fighter visited Johnsburg Central School and gave tips on intervening when a peer is bullied.
Warren County’s roads —which suffered considerable damage from the heavy Memorial Day weekend rains, then three months later from Tropical Storm Irene — will be safe and sound by this winter, Tennyson predicted Monday Sept. 26.
Horace Nye transformer study sparks debate
The committee also forwarded the new county smoking policy to a vote by the full board, which would be placed into effect Nov. 17 if passed.
While several issues did not pertain directly to FEMA, several supervisors wanted it known what their towns were now facing.
Adirondack Distance Festival held
Paul Allison and Jocelyn Leavitt raced to victories in the Adirondack Marathon Sept. 25. Allison, a North Creek runner, covered the 26.2 miles around Schroon Lake in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 54 seconds to win the men’s title. Stanley Larkin of Saint Basile le Grand, Quebec, was second in 2:57:17. Leavitt, from New York City, won the women’s crown in 3:03:24. Virginie Rebeuh-Poritzky of Greenfield Center was second in 3:17:25.
Runners assist scholarship fund
Nearly 100 runners tackled the mud in the seventh annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga Sept. 24. Matthew Haringa of Brighton, Mass. won the 5-kilometer cross country race in 18 minutes, 39 seconds.
Sunday, September 25
The Saranac Lake Red Storm gave up two points via a safety against the AuSable Valley Patriots Sept. 24 ,but that was all as the Red Storm scored a 52-2 win over the Patriots.
Officials of the colossal World’s Largest Garage Sale make last-minute arrangements for the event, set for Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, that annually swamps the small town of Warrensburg with 70,000 people or more.
Armed with athletic skill and dedication, the North Warren Girls Tennis Team is flying high for 2011, defeating schools that have about four times larger enrollment.
Saranac Lake, Saranac score big wins
“You have to give Peru all the credit, they came to play,” Beekmantown head coach Jamie Lozier said. “Every possible mistake we could have made, we made. We started the game with a fumble, gave them good field position, and they took advantage of it.”
Saturday, September 24
Photos from the Sept. 24 34-13 Peru win over host Beekmantown
Beekmantown ladies earn wins in volleyball, gymnastics
PHS, ELCS score wins in boys soccer
Friday, September 23
Pictures from the Sept. 23 game
Warrensburg Town Justice Richard Nissen, 79, has now decided to step down after a quarter-century of service. This week, he talked about his work as a local judge, and what it meant to him.
At the opening ceremonies Thursday evening of the 39th annual edition of the Adirondack Balloon Festival, local officials and balloonists fondly recalled event founder Walt Grishkot’s character and achievements.
The Ticonderoga Booster Club has purchased Sentinel Pride signs for all local businesses in an effort to increase the show of school spirit throughout the community.
Photo gallery from the Sept. 16 football game.
Lawmakers in Albany are pushing to get New York State to take over County Medicaid costs.
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has announced an $8 million appliance grant program
A Russian figure skater accused of stealing a car in Lake Placid last year and driving it while intoxicated has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Funding for more than $55 million in loans to small businesses across the state will come through a small business jobs act that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Fought to Pass Last Year.
Eli Schwartzberg, the developer of the Champlain Valley Senior Community which will be built through the renovation of the former school, will host the open house on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Shutouts abound in girls soccer, volleyball
Ellen Thew scored in the 40th minute on an Amelia Jenks assist to give the Chiefs a 2-0 halftime lead after Jenks had scored in the ninth minute, assisted by Jaelyn Johnston. Thew then scored in the 45th (Jenks) and 78th (Kayla Napper) minutes, setting the goal scoring mark previously held by Kristen Lavigne.
The Northeastern New York Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center will be holding its annual Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember this Sunday, Sept. 25 rain or shine.
Event set for Sept. 24 in Saranac Lake
Congressman Bill Owens will hold a community forum Saturday, Sept. 24 on campus at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake.
Mobile disaster center in Queensbury Sept. 24-26
State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) throughout New York state will now be open six days a week.
Oct. 7 ceremonies planned
The Ticonderoga High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members. Alex Clarke, Dan Dorsett, Nafeesa Madyun-Martin and Mark McIntyre will be honored Friday. Oct. 7. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus to recognize the inductees. They will also be honored during halftime of that night’s homecoming football game against Tupper Lake
Thursday, September 22
December completion eyed
The Ticonderoga Emergency Squad is planning an open to show its new facility to the public. The squad is building a new 4,100 square feet home at the site of the former Ticonderoga Civic Center between The Portage and Lake Champlain Avenue. Construction is ahead of schedule, according to Susan Johnson, squad vice president.
Getting behind the wheel and test driving a few cars has added up for Chazy Central School.
PHS rallies in final minute of regulation, overtime to beat Beekmantown
“We got beat by a better team today,” Chazy head coach Rob McAuliffe said. “If you don’t play well against a good team, then they are going to beat you.”
Home health care in Clinton County is one step closer to privatization after the county legislators voted yes to resolution 639 Sept. 14.
The first-ever Rockeater Advernture Race was held Sept. 17
Paul Jebb recognized
Paul Jebb, who teaches chemistry and physics at Ti High, has been named a 2011 Educator of Excellence by the New York State English Council for inspiring his students and colleagues.
Cooking school to feature chef Eric Villegas
The Taste of Home Cooking School is back by popular demand.
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, made a stop at the Adirondack Museum Aug. 31 on a tour of the 23rd Congressional District during the congressional recess.
The Adirondack Balloon Festival — considered the nation’s premier family-oriented event of its kind — is set for this weekend, and it features a tribute to the event’s founder, Walter Grishkot.
Wednesday, September 21
Board member worried about shady business
Beekmantown is developing a local law regarding the regulation and licensing of peddlers, solicitors, and transient retail merchants.
Mick Foley is coming back to town.
The Moose Fest date is mooving closer, with a second year of festivities planned for Sept. 24 and 25.
Don Filkins uncovered blemishes great and small in many of Johnsburg’s town buildings, and hosted a slideshow at the Sept. 20 town meeting to magnify the pockmarked paint and sagging siding.
Jeez … you’d think going 14-2 would have catapulted me up
The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and Tupper Lake’s Wild Center will each receive $2.4 million from the late Dr. Linda K. Vaughan, a Long Lake seasonal resident.
Charges leveled against both sides
Carl Ross is confident the Crown Point assessment roll is fair and honest.
Oct. 1 at Fort Ti
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga will officially welcome autumn with its annual plant sale and harvest market. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Elizabethtown Town Board passed a motion at its Sept. 20 meeting to allow the supervisor to enter into emergency contracts to clean up from Tropical Storm Irene. Additionally, the board tabled a motion to adopt a noise ordinance, saying it would be difficult to enforce.
Crown Point 4, Johnsburg 2
Crown Point incumbent defeated
Michael Marnell will be the Republican nominee for supervisor in the town of Schroon this November.
To the Times of Ti: We could let the (Crown Point) town board decide the issue of a single assessor or we could have put it to a public vote.
To the Times of Ti: I couldn't disagree more with the letter from Jeanette Siatkowski
To the Times of Ti: The deep water swim held from the Hague beach
To the Times of Ti: A number of folks in the community shared their support of the editorial
To the Times of Ti: Thank you to the person/persons who put the piece in the paper about the “unfair” tax rates in Crown Point.
To the Times of Ti: There has been a conflict brewing for the last couple of years at Fort Ti.
To the Times of Ti: In response to your recent article “Re-enactors upset with Fort Ti”
Gymnastics, swimming regular seasons start
Strong day for Peru athletics
Two developers are competing to launch a major discount grocery store soon in or near Warrensburg, and one of them presented initial plans Tuesday Sept. 20 to town officials.
Post-midnight gatherings at a burned-out house and property on River Street have annoyed an elderly neighbor who took her complaints to the Town Board Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Warrensburg Court Report
Sept. 7 - Judge Mindy Fisk presiding
To the Adirondack Journal: My youngest daughter Lisa Marie DiBartolomeo Favaro was killed on June 27,
•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1911•
Found hanging in his jail cell
A program “Historic Preservation Equals Successful Communities,” set for 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 21 at the Warrensburg Masonic Hall, will explore ways communities can actively work to preserve their heritage.
Natalie Royer-Loiselle, French teacher at Schroon Lake Central School, recently attended the 84th annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French held in Montreal, the second largest Francophone city in the world.
Tuesday, September 20
The roles of the village and town of Champlain in the War of 1812 are being honored by three new historical interpretative panels.
North Country Gardening
Anyone who grew tomatoes and potatoes in 2009 remembers how devastating late blight can be to your garden.
The Preservation League of New York State held a workshop Sept. 20 intended to help owners of downtown structures fill their often vacant or underutilized upper floors.
Ballot prop to decide elected or appointed post starting in 2012
With the possibility of current Willsboro Department of Public Works commissioner Peter Jacques retiring at the end of his term in 2013,
After a tight first half, the Saranac Lake Red Storm football team jumped out for 21 points in the third quarter as they retained the Mayor’s Cup
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
As large daily newspapers struggle, folks are quick to paint community weeklies as second-class media wannabes.
News last week that Vermont has long had a standing policy of “looking the other way” when it comes to migrant workers residing in this country illegally has disturbed many around the region.
Summer drawing to a close gives me a warm fuzzy feeling for a whole host of reasons.
Event held Sept. 17 and Sept. 18
Local store to open soon
Tractor Supply Company has named Paul Van Horn store manager of the Ticonderoga Tractor Supply store under construction. The new Ticonderoga Tractor Supply store, located in the former Dockside Landing Boat Center at 9 Commercial Drive, will open for business in mid-October.
ELCS and Willsboro play to scoreless tie
With a free ticket downloaded online and printed up, visitors can enjoy the Adirondack Museum's offerings free of charge Saturday, Sept. 24.
Upon arrival at the gathering/distribution center in Elizabethtown, one could tell that something big was going to happen.
To the editor: Once again, Essex County has benefited from the hard work
Oct. 1 in Ticonderoga
More than a month after the remnants of Hurricane Irene smashed through Ticonderoga, it’s time to thank those who braved the storm. “Goodbye Irene,” a community “after-hurricane” party will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus.
The seven candidates were part of the Elizabethtown Democratic Committee’s “Meet the Candidates Night,” hosted at the Hand House and moderated by Denton Publications Publisher Dan Alexander.
Monday, September 19
Adk Distance Festival this weekend
A cancer patient will be among the runners in the Adirondack Distance Festival this weekend in Schroon Lake.
Ogdensburg planner to assume post
J. Justin Woods has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance.
“We have made a lot of progress on the roads that need repair. We are getting the dangerous things caught up, and completed and we are now into the things that will take a longer term to get done.”
Beckie O’Neill was named Woman of the Year by the New York State Women Inc. Adirondack Chapter at a surprise party thrown at the Red Fox restaurant here Sept. 14.
Applefest in Peru is open Sept. 12 and 18 at St. Augustine's on Main Street.
Sunday, September 18
Nearly two dozen governmental workers staffed a new Disaster Recovery Center in Lake Luzerne over the weekend to offer aid to residents of the region suffering losses from recent storms, but not one person showed up to request aid.
Musicians enrapturing the audience at the Lake George Jazz Fest this weekend included rising star Grace Kelly, who has performed at the top jazz festivals in the U.S. and in Europe, although she's only 19.
A second wave of flooding was experienced in Lake George this last week, and a homeowner whose home was damaged has asked town officials to have streams that turn into raging rivers be re-channelled to protect local residents.
Friday, September 16
Fort Ticonderoga hosts its eighth annual Seminar on the American Revolution Sept. 23-25.
Jay Department of Public Works Director Chris Garrow has announced that the town of Jay will cease the collection of debris from Hurricane Irene on Sept. 30. The highway department will continue to pick up debris that is left by the road until that point.
The town of Jay would like to announce that the kitchen will be officially closing on Sept. 18. The hours of operation for the remainder of the week are as follows.
As part of the pacesetter program, there has been $155,913.65 donated to the United Way, just over one-fifth of the goal for the 2012 campaign.
Red Storm earns five game win in volleyball
“They got excited for the game and they came here ready to play,” Beavers head coach Fred Hooper said. “They were having fun on the field and looking for each other.”
Thorne shines at World Games
Walter Thorne continues to be one of the top masters runners in the world. The Ticonderoga man claimed four gold medals and set two records while competing in the World Fire and Police Games in New York City last month.
Thursday, September 15
Granddaughter performs at national conference
Essex County Treasurer Michael Diskin of Ticonderoga recently attended the 2011 National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers, and Finance Officers annual conference in Portland, Ore. While there he was selected by his peers to become the first vice president of NACCTFO for 2011-2012. Diskin had been serving as second vice president for NACCTFO in 2010-2011. A highlight of the conference for Diskin was his granddaughter’s performance of the national anthem.
The historic Hudson Glade and Hudson Bypass trails will be ready to ski this season after FrontStreet developers signed over usage to the town of Johnsburg Sept. 15 at barVino.
Willsboro, Chazy, Seton get early advantages; NAC wins volleyball thriller
“In our three victories this season, we have scored in the first five-to-10 minutes, or even earlier,” Warriors head coach Andrew Lee said. “We did what we needed to do for the win.”
Piano performance Oct. 16
The Ticonderoga Festival Guild has added a fall concert to its 2011 schedule. ‘The Piano Stylings of George Cantin” will be presented Sunday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga. Tickets are $10 a person.
Wednesday, September 14
Welcome Back to Our Local Students!
Apple bobbing, sack racing planned
The Babbie Rural & Farm Leaning Museum is hosting a kids fair and festival Sept. 24 and 25.
Convening in the Ski Bowl Lodge Sept. 12, the candidates for Johnsburg town government made their case for a turn at the helm.
A Crown Point man was sentenced to 11 to 19 years in state prison Sept. 2 for sexually abusing a child and possessing child pornography, officials said.
The seventh annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga will be contested Saturday, Sept. 24.
Public meeting Sept. 14 in Tupper Lake
The North Country Regional Economic Development Council met Sept. 12 and conducted its third meeting, which was open to the public.
$8 million program targets Tropical Storm Irene, Lee damage
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee
Moriah center open daily
Residents and business affected by Hurricane Irene are urged to visit one of the Disaster Recovery Centers in Essex County.
Atoorney General Eric Holder talks about border security at law enforcement conference
To the Times of Ti: The story that was printed in the Times of Ti on July 30 about Fort Ticonderoga was just that a story.
Municipal employees were praised at a town board meeting Sept. 12 for their efficient work responding to the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
The region’s premier jazz festival returns next weekend with a strong lineup of musicians.
The North Warren Cougars recovered from a slow start in a soccer game Sept. 8 to defeat Indian Lake/Long Lake 4-3 on the road.
To the Adirondack Journal: “Hats off” to the Town and Village of Lake George for their handling of resources
To the Adirondack Journal: Considering how FEMA has mishandled their assessment
•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1911•
Farmhand murders wife
Ferebee received 113 votes in the primary, while challenger to the seat Paul F. Vincent received 35 votes.
Cross country regular season underway
Girls soccer features wins from Peru, NCCS, Beekmantown and Willsboro
Crown Point incumbent defeated
Michael Marnell will be the Republican nominee for supervisor in the town of Schroon this November. Marnell claimed the nod in GOP primary voting Sept. 13. Marnell garnered 127 votes to edge Meg Woods, who had 121. Dennis Christian had 44 votes.
In Tuesday's Primary election, several incumbents in northern Warren County towns were dealt a harsh blow, losing their party endorsement— in the machine vote — to challenging candidates. While absentee votes are to be counted, they aren't likely to change the results. Nearly all the candidates will face off again in November, as they had secured independent ballot positions as well.
Voting results — Election night — by the numbers
Tuesday, September 13
Commemorating the tenth year since the World Trade Center towers were destroyed in an attack, town hall has a new flagpole to fly their colors.
Parade, music, and BBQ slated
St. Augustine’s Parish is baking up a fresh Applefest for its 34th year.
The Northern Adirondack Central School chapter of FFA was awarded 32 ribbons at the New York State Fair for entries in various contests.
Cadyville resident Penny S. Allen was arrested Sept. 4
Plattsburgh International Airport has received word from Pinnacle Airlines that it will be discontinuing most of its operations in Boston, including service to Plattsburgh
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Despite earning a first place award earlier this year from the Free Community Papers of New York for our website, www.denpubs.com we made the decision back in May to move forward with a major overhaul of the site.
When our publisher, Dan Alexander, told his editors that life in the newsroom would change dramatically when we launched our new websites — all 24 of them — he wasn’t kidding.
It has been a lifelong goal of Aileen G. Geiling to take that first step.
The North Country SPCA is preparing for a big move and needs the help of the community to take the final step.
A North Country source of literacy on wheels has been shut down.
The United Way of the Adirondack Region is setting its sights a little higher this year for the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising campaign.
A replica schooner docked in a town where it once was created and sailed.
Local sportsmen will have the chance again this year to check their physical health before hitting the woods at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.
Notes from the North Woods
Following a couple of wet and wild weeks, the weather has finally returned to more predictable patterns.
Perhaps the number one question I hear from whitetail hunters this time of year is if I’ve read any predictions about when peak breeding activity will occur this fall.
Chazy, PHS also earn big shutout wins in boys soccer; Beekmantown sweeps in volleyball
Ethan Votraw scores five goals for Hornets; Mowery, Apthorp each net hat tricks for Lions
Tax cap complicates repairs
Flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Irene may have a lasting impact on Ticonderoga taxes. The storm caused seven roads and two bridges to be closed Aug. 28, leaving behind an estimated $1 million in damage to local thoroughfares. It also left the Ti town board trying to figure out a way to pay for repairs.
To the Editor: On behalf of the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired,
To the Editor: After listening to our various political so-called leaders in Washington, D.C., they still have not learned simple economics.
To the Editor: I am writing to commend Denton Publications CEO Dan Alexander on his editorials,
After a pair of goals in the first 10 minutes of their Sept. 8 game, the Plattsburgh High Lady Hornets and AuSable Valley Lady Patriots settled down for an exciting opener to the 2011 Section VII girls soccer season.
It’s a full fall weekend of family fun in Hague on Sept. 23-25. The Oktoberfest Fall Festival has expanded with activities that span the entire weekend, making this a great getaway for a mini-vacation.
Monday, September 12
Federal education official visits
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach in the U.S. Department of Education John White visited Crown Point Central School and Ticonderoga Middle School Sept. 6. He joined College For Every Student President Rick Dalton at the schools, which were each recognized as a CFES “School of Distinction” for efforts in creating high levels of college awareness and raising aspirations among students.
Warrensburg's solemn, emotional candlelight Sept. 11 memorial ceremony, an annual event in Warrensburg, attracted a record number of participants. About 500 citizens, including dozens of firefighters and other emergency responders from 13 different area agencies were involved.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today opened the Dix Mountain Wilderness and all trailheads along Route 73, with the exception of the main Adirondack Mountain Reserve Trailhead at the Ausable Club.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning announced that Route 73 between Keene Valley and the Adirondack Northway (Exit 30) is now open.
Couple weds at Civil War event
Civil War re-enactors visited the Ski Bowl Sept. 10 with a period encampment. Two of the group's members were actually married in Civil War-era dress.
Adk Distance Festival Sept. 24-25
Caution. There will be bears on the Adirondack Marathon course this fall. For the first time in its 15-year history, the marathon will offer runners “pace bears” to help them reach their goals.
Friday, September 9
Chamber planning 20th annual event
The 19th annual Ticonderoga Antique and Classic Car Show was one if the best ever, according to Matt Courtright.
Season kicks off for local girls soccer teams
Plattsburgh High scores 2-1 win; Saranac, Beekmantown, Chazy, Seton and Lake Placid also score wins
Group to promote arts, artisans
An arts council is being formed in Ticonderoga. The new group hopes to coordinate the activities of existing arts organizations, plan events and promote the arts in the community.
Supervisors Randy Douglas and William Ferebee, in conjunction with Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha, are sponsoring county clerk/DMV assistance days to help residents replace documents destroyed during recent flooding.
Dix Mt. Wilderness still closed
The Eastern High Peaks and Giant Mountain wilderness areas have reopened, although there is still much damage in the backcountry from Tropical Storm Irene, which hit the area Aug. 28.
Group raising money for train service between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake
"On Track to Saranac... Rails and Trails" is the name of the new campaign by Next Stop! Tupper Lake to raise money for the repair and restoration of the Adirondack Railroad line between here and Saranac Lake.
Thursday, September 8
An Emergency Operations Center has been established at the Public Safety Building in Lewis where local, state and federal entities are collaborating.
Annual campaign to be kicked off at Sept. 16 breakfast
The United Way of the Adirondack Region is setting its sights a little higher this year for the nonprofit organization’s annual fundraising campaign.
Route 73 to open by mid September
Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent part of his Labor Day in Essex County and visited with government officials, volunteers and residents in Keene.
Johnny Podres to be remembered
Johnny Podres was a World Series legend. Pat Salerno wants to be certain everyone remembers it. Salerno is leading an effort to erect a sign at the south entrance to Port Henry honoring Podres, the 1955 World Series Most Valuable Player and native son.
The Beekmantown Central School District Community Coalition has released the full text of its initial appeal in the hopes words will stir more members of the community to speak out against what has become a controversial decision for the school district.
Hundreds turned out to watch the annual Labor Day Parade in the town of Mooers Monday morning, Sept. 5, despite overcast skies and occasional showers. The parade included floats and trucks from various local businesses and organizations.
Goal: fill upper floors of downtown buildings
The Preservation League of New York State will hold a workshop Sept. 20 intended to help owners of downtown structures fill their often vacant or underutilized upper floors.
Champlain National Bank announced today the establishment of a $1,000,000 low interest rate loan fund to help homeowners and business owners in Essex, Clinton and Franklin Counties impacted by Hurricane Irene.
Program slated Sept. 15
There’s something fishy about the Schroon Lake Central School science department. The school is raising trout in an effort “to offer the best quality science program in New York State,” according to teacher Cookie Barker.
Photographer Nancy Frasier was on scene Sunday, Sept. 4 for the annual Labor Day parade in Port Henry. Click the photo gallery to view pictures of the event.
Wednesday, September 7
The Town of Johnsburg’s Sept. 6 meeting saw FrontStreet’s attorney once more before the board, and a briefing on FEMA disaster awards
Relocating from San Diego to the Adirondacks to begin his tenure as director for the Adirondack Museum, David Kahn said he’ll be a lot closer to home. Kahn started his new, full-time job Sept. 5.
Primary election Sept. 13
Schroon will have a new supervisor in 2012.
Businesses using matching funds for renovations
The unmistakable sounds of revitalization can be heard these days in downtown Ticonderoga, thanks in large part to public grants secured by PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
Public meetings set for Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake
The North Country Regional Economic Development Council is inviting the public to three community forums designed to get their input and aid them in the creation of a five-year economic development plan.
Tetanus vaccine to be given in Moriah
Officials from the Essex County Emergency Operations Center recommend vaccines for those responding to the Irene disaster. Disaster recovery survivors and responders can best be protected by following standard immunization recommendations. The Tetanus vaccine is recommended for people without a known vaccination history for Tetanus.
While our government and its elected officials scramble to solve our economic woes and put America back to work, I thought I would take a stab at introducing my own plan.
Moses-Ludington CEO named
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington and Moses-Ludington in Ticonderoga have announced the appointment of William “Chip” Holmes as president and chief executive officer at the Ticonderoga facility, effective Oct. 31.
To the Times of Ti: September 13th is Republican primary day in Crown Point.
To the Times of Ti: My wife and I were listening to a country song by Charlie Pride called “Burgers and Fries.”
To the Adirondack Journal: The letter written recently by Joanne Gavin to the Post Star has me totally confused.
To the Adirondack Journal: In the early 1800s the brothers Jacob and William brought together a collection of writings known as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.”
To the Adirondack Journal: The Town of Lake George has a severe lack of leadership!
To the Adirondack Journal: On Sept. 13, we have the opportunity to vote for Frank McCoy, Lake George Town Supervisor.
To the Adirondack Journal: Way back when Bob Dylan wrote a song; “The Times They are a-Changin'.”
Sept. 24 event
The seventh annual Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga will be contested Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is a scenic, cross-country 5K (3.1 miles) course. It features varied terrain of grass and gravel near the shores of Lake Champlain, on the historic Fort Ticonderoga peninsula, finishing on the parade ground inside the walls of the fort.
A man from western New York staying at a Lake George campground apparently shot his two young daughters to death Monday night and then committed suicide by shooting himself, authorities said. Warren County Sheriff Bud York said that Adam P. Parcells, 29 of Hilton, NY shot the girls — Noel Parcells, 10, of Rochester and Mia Parcells, 3, of Hilton, before committing suicide with the same rifle.
Tuesday, September 6
Sophie Clarke said that she has been a “big fan” of the television show, “Survivor.”
The eighth annual Festival of Colors is set for Saturday, Sept. 10, event will feature several traditional events as well as the new pie baking contest that comes with the delicious twist.
Matt Stanley, the general manager of Santa’s Workshop, stood at the edge of a 20-foot wide by six-foot deep chasm that floodwater had carved through his facility.
The town put on a cookout Sept. 2 to show appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped with cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
Emergency Operations Center
Cuomo urges Irene victims to call hotline
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is sending Superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) Benjamin Lawsky to areas hit hard by Hurricane Irene to provide insurance assistance to New Yorkers in need and to set up onsite counseling centers.
Everyone has been hurt or disappointed at some point in his life and that hurt is often caused by the people that one is closest to.
To the Valley News: What happened to Lowe’s in Ticonderoga is a case study in what not to do if you want to create jobs in the U.S.
To the Valley News: I wanted to take a brief second and share this with the surrounding communities.
Notes from the North Woods
Watching the sky drizzle, soldiers grumbled that their black powder charges couldn’t be trusted in such watery weather.
The Town of Mooers Democratic Party has named its slate of candidates for town positions that will be on the ballot this November.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Tropical Storm Irene dealt our region a serious blow.
Let the craziness begin. With September comes the cool touch of morning fog, the sound of Canada Geese, the sight of fall foliage, and the taste of newly harvested apples.
Photo Gallery of Mooers Labor Day
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house for Adirondack Employment Opportunities on Monday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The open house will be held at the TACC office located at 94 Montcalm St., Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga.
When it comes to the question of what’s in your child’s lunchbox, I know a lot of parents first reaction is, “I don’t have time to make lunch for my kids.”
If I were to ask you what a butterfly garden looked like, what would you visualize?
I would like to thank the runners and walkers that came out on Aug. 20 to participate in the 2nd-annual Run to Remember Doug Hoffman.
Plattsburgh High School would like to thank the members of the community for donating to the bottle drive on Saturday, Aug. 20.
I am president of the Northern New York Chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon.
My husband has been a resident at Horace Nye for the past year, and I am impressed with the quality of care he is receiving under the present system, i.e. not for profit.
Moriah fire house to host FEMA
The Essex County Emergency Operations Center has announce that a second FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), located at the Moriah Fire House, 630 Tarbell Hill Road, will be opening on Friday, Sept. 9.
Friday, September 2
Warren County homeowners suffering substantial losses due to destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene are now eligible to apply for assistance, officials announced mid-afternoon Friday.
Volunteer effort will help with storm recovery
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Friday, Sept. 2 launched “Labor for your Neighbor,” a Labor Day weekend effort to tap into the good neighbor instincts of New Yorkers and rally volunteers to pitch in on local cleanups of public and private property following the devastation of Hurricane Irene.
Placed first in nationwide contest
The park is planning to repair its soccer field and improve the baseball field. Final plans include a second soccer field, a total of three baseball fields and an upgraded playground.
Dry ice available at NYSEG in Lewis.
ELCS keeper back on field after heart transplant
“Getting cleated in the leg wasn’t a bad thing there,” Marvin said. “It felt good to feel something again. It felt good to be able to be aggressive and playing again.”
The Lake Placid Public Library has embarked on a fundraising project to help the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, which sustained heavy damages in the Aug. 28 flooding.
Longtime Johnsburg resident and Middlebury college professor Bill McKibben's civil disobedience display outside President Barack Obama's yard is winding down to its Sept. 3 end.
Thursday, September 1
Sept. 11 Memorial Exhibit invokes memories
Doreen told the children about how airplanes had hit these two large towers in New York City, how the sign and the beams were part of that. She spoke of how the message board of missing persons that was part of the display showed pictures of people who did not make it out of that day alive.
FEMA representatives will be arriving in the town of Jay and Essex County within the next few days. A temporary FEMA office will be set up at the town of Jay Community Center on Sept. 6, (times to be announced)...
Rumors have been circulating that a boil water order has been issued in Elizabethtown, but that is not the case.
ORDA venues back into full swing following Irene
With the opening of the gondola and elevator at Whiteface Mountain, all ORDA venues are now fully operating following cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene
Santa's Workshop devastated by Tropical Storm Irene
“All the work that we did this spring — gone,”
New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) is distributing a round of free dry ice and bottled water Thursday, Sept. 1 to Essex and Clinton county customers who remain out of power from the impacts associated with Tropical Storm Irene.
Video from Au Sable Forks and Upper Jay.
Warren, Essex and Clinton counties are among 19 counties in New York State designated in a federal disaster declaration signed Wednesday that pre-qualifies partial funding of restoration of local public infrastructure stemming from destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Also, Essex County has been named as one of eight counties in the state in which individual assistance will be available to homeowners and businesses.
The town of Jay in conjunction with the Au Sable Forks Fire Department is desperately in need of volunteers to help maintain the kitchen for the emergency shelter.