Monday, April 30
They gathered to form a local community of people committed to non violent direct action to forge a more just economy.
Board wants transfer station self sufficient
The price of trash disposal in Ticonderoga is going up. The town board has approved a rate increase from the present 10 cents a pound to 15 cents a pound. The increase will be effective as soon as new trash tickets are received from a printer.
Road race part of Lake Champlain Bridge celebration
Runners will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as part of the grand opening celebration for the new Lake Champlain Bridge. “The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run,” a 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) road race, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20.
Those looking to have fun and help families in need can do both at the first-ever Spring Run Off Party Friday, May 4 at the Copperfield Inn.
Volunteers step up to finish construction
More than a decade after the project began, the Adirondack Carousel is finally set to open on Memorial Day weekend.
Sunday, April 29
Austin belts home run
Ticonderoga came from behind to beat Moriah, 9-2, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball action April 28.
Blaze seen for miles
A century-old Moriah Center building was destroyed by fire April 28.
Community forums planned
The Westport Central School District approved it’s budget of $5,408,000 for the 2012-2013 school year to put before voters.
Over forty volunteers participated in the two Earth Day Projects that Champlain Area Trails (CATS) coordinated on Saturday, April 21.
Saturday, April 28
The recent letter by Tom Allen of Ticonderoga makes sense and brings out two problems.
Ward Lumber is hosting free Alpaca Night on Tuesday, May 1, for anyone interested in learning more about or raising alpacas.
Crown Point no-hits Wells
Ticonderoga toppled Moriah, 14-2, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball action April 27.
The Elizabethtown Lewis School board unanimously voted to adopt the 2012-2013 budget, totaling $7,421,195, at its April 17 meeting.
The budget, approved unanimously during the board’s April 18 meeting, called for a $271,251 increase to the tax levy, up from $11,793,511 in 2011-12 to $12,064,762 in the proposed plan.
Friday, April 27
Volunteers needed for May 12 event
Ticonderoga will get a spring cleaning next weekend. Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Kiwanis will join forces for a clean-up day Saturday, May 12.
Notes from Planet Earth
Symbiotic organisms that live on and within us are rarely discussed, in spite of their benefits for our survival.
In the editorial titled Horace Nye: It's Time to Sell the authors stated their "fear further dialogue in settings such as public hearings would be dominated by" employees voicing concerns.
On April 4, 2012, the Schroon Lake Central School Board of Education adopted a school budget in the amount of $7,243,314.00.
‘Team Ice Cream’ part of NYC event
Never under estimate the power of ice cream. Jim Dayton loved dessert. Now, in his memory, his family has formed “Team Ice Cream.”
Softball, golf teams also in action
Jay Hebert set a league and section record as he led Ticonderoga to a 77-56 win against the combined Elizabethtown-Keene-Moriah-Westport team in Champlain Valley Valley Athletic Conference boys track and field action April 26.
The business community in North Creek wants to add one more ORDA board member to look after the interests of the Gore Mountain ski center.
Essex County supervisors now have a new tool in weighing the fate of the Horace Nye Nursing Home.
The second annual daffodil festival — Daffest — will begin on Friday, April 27 and continue for three weeks until Mother’s Day.
Thursday, April 26
Senior class plans event
Schroon Lake Central School’s senior class wants to leave a lasting impression. That’s why the class will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, May 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at the school auditorium.
I would like to voice my concerns and to give my opinion regarding Lake Placid Central School's failed leadership.
Many thanks to the Times of Ti for letting local taxpayers know that free tax preparation assistance has been available again this year.
I am a busy working mom, never having any time to myself.
Eight Section VII girls varsity basketball players were named to All-State teams by the New York State Sportswriter’s Association for the 2011-12 season.
Voters approved, via permissive referendum, a resolution approving the department’s plans to build a new firehouse at the Mountain Manor site across from Stewart’s by a vote of 116-35 April 24.
District meets state tax cap
The area’s smallest school district continues to get smaller. Enrollment at Putnam Central School has declined each of the past three years — a trend that is expected to continue.
Crown Point baseball, Ti softball win
Ticonderoga played small ball to beat Saranac Lake, 12-11, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball action April 25.
During the April 19 Minerva Town Board meeting, the status of the Verizon cell tower project was discussed.
During their April 19 meeting, Minerva Central School Board members approved the 2012-2013 budget.
However, on April 23 of 2012, the lake level was at 96.24 feet, less then one foot above the record low of 95.43 and well below the average of 98.78 feet.
As Saranac Lake Village Board members unanimously approved their 2012-13 budget April 23 — staying within the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap — they began planning for next year’s budget with the proposed creation of a village Finance Committee.
Wednesday, April 25
Bullying triggers empathy in Hannah Hemingway, who wonders how horrific someone’s life must have been to turn that individual into a monster who now terrorizes others.
10th annual event May 17
The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum will host the 10th annual Taste of Ti on Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ticonderoga Elementary/Middle School cafeteria.
Spirit Airlines is increasing its flights from two to three times weekly between Myrtle Beach and Plattsburgh. The airline, which was recently criticized for distasteful advertising, was already scheduled to start offering two weekly trips in May.
Earth Day events continue to grow locally as residents focus on sustainability
Children and adults danced around the room and filtered in and out of the groups gathered to mark the area’s fourth annual Earth Day Celebration.
Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the Holocaust Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims.
Luke Cyphers wants to start a dialogue about the many recreational blessings Clinton County residents can enjoy. He and other proponents want to promote what already exists and explore ways to expand recreational opportunities for everyone in the North Country.
100 Years Ago - April 1912
Only three players return to the nine-member Johnsburg Central School varsity tennis team this year under the guidance of coach Heather Flanagan.
The possible cuts of teacher assistant positions was discussed at the April 17 Indian Lake Central School Board of Education meeting.
With Mother Nature blessing the Hudson River with much-needed rain this week, organizers of the 55th Annual White Water Derby on May 5-6 are expecting a larger crowd than last year.
The Johnsburg Planning Board and an applicant seeking site plan review for a proposed subdivision find themselves between the proverbial rock and hard place when it comes to certifying the subdivision will have adequate fire protection.
During National Volunteer Week, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Essex & Clinton Counties would like to thank the 700 women and men who serve our communities all year-long.
Such is a line from a popular song that refrains with “there is life at both ends of that red dirt road.”
All programs maintained
The proposed 2012-13 Moriah Central School budget meets the new state tax cap, but it squeezes existing programs for students.
Following the debate and suggestions at the April 16 meeting of the Horace Nye Committee, the chair of the Essex County Board of Supervisors had the final say.
Hopes to get back to things he enjoys
Connor Marvin has returned with a new heart and the ambition to get back to golf, friends and his school work.
The former Lake George Town Board divorced itself from the Charles Wood Park, and the Village of Lake George bought out its share in the joint municipal project for $210,000. But now that the new board now wants to rejoin the partnership, the Village is unwilling to sell any of its portion back to the town, and Warren County officials are dismayed.
Warren County is moving faster than New York State in criminalizing the use and possession of synthetic marijuana substances, and other municipalities are now seeking the advice of county officials in pursuing a similar ban.
Ti, Moriah, Schroon Lake fall in baseball, softball
Ticonderoga dominated Lake Placid, 96-18, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys track and field action April 24. The Sentinels won all but two events in the meet.
Though some may find the forecast far-fetched, global warming could prove fatal to the GOP this November – or in the near future.
Tuesday, April 24
Internship program aids chamber, school
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is getting some help this spring thanks to North Country Community College. The chamber has an intern from the NCCC Ticonderoga campus.
Hooray, Westport School District has finally succumbed to common sense and is now charging tuition for out of district students.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
If we hope to make our world a better place for our children we must begin changing some of the recent behavior and not allow opportunities to make change pass without speaking out.
I sat quietly in the dark, tears streaming down my face as her voice whispered in the blackness.
The North Country Community College Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Steve Tyrell to serve as the college’s sixth president, effective June 15, 2012.
Event this Saturday
The Tenth Annual North Country Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Property tax exemptions are popular, as people hold opinions that some facing particular hardships ought to have a break. But awhen people realize that all the other taxpayers have to pick up the taxes exempted -- including the working poor and financially stressed middle class, the question of fairness arises.
Peebles being discussed
Ticonderoga could soon have a new department store. Stage Stores, Inc. is in discussions that could lead to the opening of a Peebles in the community.
Wildcats lose in softball
Schroon Lake and Elizabethtown-Lewis played to an 11-11 tie in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference baseball action April 23. The game was suspended after seven innings because of rain.
Lewis, who famously defeated the Adirondack Park Agency over a challenge to houses on his property in 2009, now has his sights set on the town of Essex.
The return of a "beer tent" to the Essex County Fair is one step closer.
Monday, April 23
Teachers to work at restaurant May 1
Have you ever wanted to tell a teacher what to do? Students — and others — will have a chance to do just that during the annual “McTeacher Night” in Ticonderoga Tuesday, May 1.
Many area residents recall the heydays of the Warren County Youth Fair, when up to 10,000 people were drawn to its carnival rides, a midway, a pony pull, farm animal exhibits, and entertainment by prominent rock and country bands — and many have hoped for the fair to reclaim its glory days. This year, through a new collaborative effort planning the newly-titled county Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair may return to its former eminence.
Honor society to sponsor May 4 event
A first-hand account of “Mzungus in the Mist” will be presented at Schroon Lake Central School. The program, sponsored by the school’s National Honor Society, will feature teacher Cookie Barker Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is a canned food item or a donation to the Schroon Lake Food Pantry.
Property taxes are bad enough without the state's excessive regulations and dictates that are costing taxpayers millions of dollars unnecessarily, protesters said April 21 at a rally held against unfunded state mandates.
Local law enforcement will be teaming up with The Prevention Team to help dispose of old prescriptions.
Sunday, April 22
Chef has rich local heritage
“I remember my grandmother looking across the street at this place,” said Chris Kueller. “It was for sale, and she said, ‘That place is a goldmine if you get the right person to run it right.’”
Saturday, April 21
I want to thank the member of the Sheriff’s Department who came and removed the dead deer on my property this morning within 15 minutes after I called.
Schroon, Moriah record wins
Crown Point earned local bragging rights by beating Ticonderoga, 11-0, in non-league baseball action April 20.
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward brought the message of the New York State budget to members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors for her final time.
Ti Man could face up to a year in jail for shooting horse
The sentencing of Ticonderoga man Bruce Crammond for animal cruelty has been postponed to April 27.
A local food pantry will be able to meet the needs of a community for a month with funds raised by piles of pancakes.
Friday, April 20
Eagle project to be blessed
A Crown Point Boy Scout will be honored for his community service. First Congregational Church of Crown Point will recognize Keegan Choffat and bless a handicap-accessibility ramp he constructed as part of a community service project required of Eagle Scout candidates.
How long are the American people going to stand by while public bureaucrats sell off public property to the highest bidder?
I love the Richard’s Library! I’m a recent transplant to Warrensburg from flatlander territory (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and the location of the town library was on of my first questions.
On May 5, there is a Kick(ball) Cancer Tournament to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of our father, James W. Deppe.
Program will provide free admission to Ti residents
Ticonderoga residents will again receive free admission to Fort Ticonderoga this season, but only after applying for an “Ambassador Pass.”
Tax levy increase stays within state limit
Members of the Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education adopted their proposed 2012-13 spending plan Aug. 17.
Kiley Austin fired a one-hitter to lead Ticonderoga past Northern Adirondack, 11-0, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball action April 19.
The Willsboro Central School Board of Education adopted a budget with a 2.12 percent increase to the tax cap that will now go before the district’s voters May 15.
A discussion on changing the summer hours for one county department led to talk about all departments during the Finance Committee meeting April 16.
There are plenty of important activities going on with the Minerva Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (MVFD&RS) this spring.
•100 Years Ago – April 1912•
The Area Clergy Association would like to thank all those who came out and donated to the Easter Sunrise Service.
School board will begin search for new supervisor
After 39 years in education and nine years of service as the Superintendent of School for the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, Gail Else will officially retire as of June 30.
Thursday, April 19
Board refutes allegations
Opposition to Johnsburg Central School District's proposed 2012-13 budget became vocal this week, shortly after the school board approved the document.
Take care of local share for cleanup expenses
New York State will take the bill for Tropical Storm Irene and Lee cleanup.
St. Mary’s School hosts 6-ton chocolate bar
St. Mary’s School students received a sweet treat recently. The world’s largest chocolate bar visited the Ticonderoga school.
Driver transported to CVPH for observation
At a little after 3 a.m. on Thursday, a tractor trailer truck driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road and flipped his truck onto its side in the grass median on Interstate 87.
National Crime Victims Rights Week is recognized this year the week of April 22-April 28.
When Heather Osowiecki graduated from the Johnsburg Central School in 2007, she was glad to have a scholarship to study at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam.
Thanks to the Adirondack Journal for publishing a fine article about Richards Library in its April 14 issue. I’d like to elaborate a little further:
New York State Police arrested a Newcomb teenager at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 12 for allegedly taking nude photos of girl without her permission and sending them to others online.
Only one school district in the News Enterprise readership will have a contested race for the school board elections on May 15.
During their April 10 meeting, Jim Morganson asked North Elba Town Board members whether they had received any feedback or information regarding bike lanes on Route 86 or Old Military Road.
Panthers claim softball victory
Crown Point defeated defending Mountain and valley Athletic Conference champion Chazy, 8-2, in baseball action April 18.
Responding to a question from the press, Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston took a strong stand against public ownership of the Horace Nye nursing home at an April 10 Wilmington town council meeting.
Offered to village, may be headed to Saranac Lake
The town of North Elba will be giving away its equipment at the local skateboard park, but the question remains: Will it stay in Lake Placid or be shipped to Saranac Lake?
Scholarship winner and dean's list honors
I want to comment on Bob O'Brien's letter in the April 7 edition of the News Enterprise.
Trustees face initial tax levy increase of 28 percent
Tupper Lake Village Board members began the process of crafting a 2012-13 budget this past week with the expectation of adopting a spending plan by May 1.
To the folks who came to my book signing at the Port Henry train station, I say thank you so much for your generous support to the Sherman Free Library in Port Henry.
Wednesday, April 18
An Ausable man is in State Police custody after he rammed a vehicle occupied by parole officers and intentionally struck one of the officers with a farm tractor.
Former principal: I’ll vote no on budget in protest
The mysterious recent exit of Principal Katherine Mulderig went unmentioned at the April 17 Lake Placid Board of Education meeting — until the time came for public comments, when the public unloaded on the board, repeatedly questioning the judgement of Superintendent Randy Richards and calling for his resignation or dismissal.
On Tuesday, Robert Regan dropped out of the race to represent New York State’s 114 Assembly District in Albany. Regan endorsed Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec, clearing the field for Stec, who is now unchallenged for the Republican Party’s nod.
I would like to thank the North Creek Volunteer Fire Company for honoring me in a special ceremony on March 24.
The April 7 issue of the Valley News published an article entitled "Without Beagle-ball or merger, Keene seeks answers to merger needs" of which I was quoted in.
It was my daughter’s birthday this week and while she lives in another state, I spoke with her at some length on the telephone.
Kristin McAuliffe, a school psychologist and parent, doesn’t have all the answers when it comes to child rearing.
Local chorus sings in Florida
The Moriah Central School women’s choir performed at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program March 21 to 26.
There was a great article in the Post-Star last week concerning school employees insurance.
The Great Recession continues to leave victims in its wake as a pair of area Wilson Farms stores close their doors at the end of the month.
A sub-committee of five will start to take a deeper look at three potential buyers of the Horace Nye Nursing Home.
Richards expected to keep job
The long-running saga involving Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Randy Richards and High School Principal Katherine Mulderig took another turn last week, when word broke that Mulderig went on an extended leave of absence beginning Monday, April 16.
Saranac Lake Village Board members continue to work on their proposed 2012-13 spending plan and will hold their annual budget hearing at 5 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the village offices at 39 Main St.
Ticonderoga topped Lake Placid, 15-2, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference softball action April 17.
Planning Board gets new member
The Johnsburg Town Board meeting was only minutes old Tuesday when controversy erupted over the board’s decision to immediately go into executive session.
Tuesday, April 17
After 31 years of service to Addison County, Sheriff James B. Coons lost his battle to illness Monday, April 16 at his home in Middlebury.
Chamber plans day-long activities May 12
Although it’s been in use for several months, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open the new Ticonderoga Emergency Squad Building Saturday, May 12.
Notes from the North Woods
The adventure of outdoor travel is no longer considered a normal part of life for a majority of the country’s population.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
What are the traditional core values I keep referring to as the critical building blocks of our society?
For years, loyal readers, researchers and editorial staffers have yearned to flip through back issues of the various papers owned by Denton Publications, whether they want information from two years in the past, 20 years ago or all the way back in the 1800s.
May 9 event
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a spring open house Wednesday, May 9.
In an interview conducted by Denton Publications reporter Katherine Clark, celebrity chef and talk show host Rachael Ray talks about growing up in Lake George, life in her retreat in the Adirondacks — and she offers advice to area students on pursuing their dreams.
Softball, baseball teams win behind no-hitters
Crown Point established it is once again the team to beat in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference softball race. The Panthers, who have won the last six Section VII Class D championships, hurled a no-hitter and beat Westport, 13-0, in their season opener April 16.
Field shrinks for Presidential nominating election
New York is on deck when it comes to the Republican Presidential Primary.
The busiest corner of Lake George Village will soon have a carousel — a festive attraction that has traditionally been enjoyed by families visiting resort towns.
Monday, April 16
Emergency officials responded to a one-car accident around 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 16 that resulted in the injury of three Canadian women.
A Town Hall Meeting will be held April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh High School, located at 1 Clifford Drive, Plattsburgh. The town meeting, titled "Our Youth at Risk," will focus on the dangers of the abuse of prescription drugs and use of synthetic drugs.
Westport Central School has voted to put a Capital Improvement project before voters on May 15 for construction proposed that would cost district taxpayers nothing.
2012 Lake Placid Blue Bombers spring sports previews
Breaking all the laws against dancing and rock ’n’ roll, the Elizabethtown theater group will be gyrating and vocalizing songs from the 1980 and 2011 remake of the hit film, “Footloose,” with a diverse and compelling cast on April 19.
2012 Saranac Lake Red Storm spring sports previews
Sunday, April 15
Project Hope is a crisis counseling program created by New York state to help in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Services are provided through the Mental Health Association in Essex County Inc.
Church broke ground on Easter Sunday
The Westport Bible Church broke ground on Easter Sunday, April 8, beginning construction on an addition to the church’s rectory.
2012 Keene Beavers spring sports preview
2012 Tupper Lake Spring Sports preview
Saturday, April 14
Firm joins forces with architectural designer
The big four-bay historic former Chestertown firehouse is the ideal new headquarters for MacMillen Construction. Contractor John MacMillen has joined forces with architectural designer Michael Rice to expand his range of services which focus on building gracious homes with exceptional Adirondack-style detailing.
In a show of appreciation for veterans' service to the nation, Chester Eagle Scout Jacob Hill has built a new sign for local Legion Post. The project included consturcting a parking lot, earth grading, planting a sod lawn, landscaping and illumination for a repositioned flagpole.
2012 Westport Eagles spring sports preview
2012 Lions spring sports preview
On March 24, several gathered to mark the creation of the Keeseville Honor Roll sign, which will list the names of soldiers who have recently returned from active duty tours or completed their time in service to the country.
Stolen cowbells from Footbridge Park found on Boquet River
The Footbridge Park’s missing cow bells were discovered by local fisherman and will return to the park for visitor’s enjoyment.
Unfortunately, I am not very good about keeping up with school's budgeting process.
Friday, April 13
Before the annual Rachael Ray benefit show at Lake George High School, the perky talk-show host and celebrity chef modestly wondered why local people would come back year after year to see her cook up a few entrees and chat about her life. An hour later, the auditorium was packed with her adoring fans, many of them said they simply love her personality — as well as easy-to-cook meals.
Previews of the 2012 Patriots
2012 Willsboro Warriors spring teams
While I can appreciate that you have taken a stand on the Horace Nye Nursing Home Sale, you have failed to address the following areas while doing so.
St. Mary’s School would like to thank everyone who made our Wellness Fair on March 30 a great success.
The unusually warm weather prevented Tupper Lake students from skiing at the Big Tupper Ski Area as often as they would have liked, and they were forced to travel to ski centers in the region that offered snowmaking.
Third business in past month opens doors here
On April 12, Kevin Simpson opens Why Knot Pizza, adding to the growing list of new businesses for the town.
Regan only other announced candidate
At the moment, only two candidates remain to replace Teresa Sayward in the New York State Assembly.
Thursday, April 12
Researchers further cement location of Pike’s Cantonment
Doubt hung thick in the air when nails, glass, clay pipes and brick were the only evidence to turn to, but then a bayonet scabbard was found, followed by ammunition and military jacket buttons, offering strong evidence that Pike’s Cantonment had been found.
A senior consultant spent two days engaging members of the Peru Central School transportation department, bus mechanics, faculty, parents, support staff, administrators and supervisors.
This year’s fifth graders at Peru will remain in the intermediate school next school year.
He’s freelance writing to keep his head above water and applying for jobs, struggling alongside his fellow Americans. He’s also putting out a magazine called the Backwoods Bugler, an alternative newspaper that features odd and wonderful stories of the people and places in the North Country instead of the hard-news statistical dread commonly found in newspapers.
•100 Years Ago – April 1912•
The removal of several state campsites along the North Woods Club Road grabbed the attention of Minerva Town Board members during their April 5 meeting.
For the second year in a row, in recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month, individuals from ARC’s Day Habilitation Services collected food at various sites throughout March.
Upward Bound students converged on CVPH Medical Center April 7 for the hospital’s annual Easter egg hunt, which is sponsored by the Foundation of CVPH/Auxiliary. The free event was open to children in second grade and younger. Starting in January, volunteers stuffed 10,001 plastic eggs with chocolate, which Upward Bound students and others spread on CVPH’s front lawn on Saturday morning.
On April 23, Plattsburgh Public Library Director Stan Ransom will join thousands of volunteers across America who are giving away free books.
Council seeks to restrict marchers to sidewalks
Organizers of a yearly rally held to protest sexual violence against women don’t understand why they cannot take to the streets this year
Faced with negotiated spending increases on salaries and benefits and the state’s new tax cap, Lake Placid Central School officials made budget cuts this spring.
Projected tax-levy increase is 5.82 percent
It started with roughly $600,000 in cuts for the 2009-10 school year, a model academic program suffering as the nation struggled through the Great Recession.
New York state’s newly adopted 2012-13 spending plan spelled good news for the Tupper Lake Central School District, as officials plan to present a budget to voters in May well within the state’s mandated tax cap.
The dry reading of official banks and meeting dates for the year was punctuated with song and dance before an audience of family, friends and the Village Board, which included two new trustees.
In 1998, the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco companies was enacted.
Town of Minerva officials this week advised the National Surface Transportation Board that they have made official the town’s support for the Saratoga-North Creek Railway’s request for an operation exemption for the Tahawus Line to the town of Newcomb.
I would like to thank everyone who donated to the Indiana Tornado Fundraiser.
Powering the proposed cell tower in the town of Indian Lake is an issue that has yet to be resolved.
Wednesday, April 11
It's still very difficult to find pools of optimism among business owners in the Southern Adirondacks, but there was a certain ebullience evident this week during the Adirondack Economic Development Conference held Tuesday, April 10 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.
With the Wevertown Volunteer Fire Company officially inactive, Johnsburg Town Supervisor Ron Vanselow has requested some of the town’s other contracted fire companies provide coverage for Wevertown residents.
The Wevertown Volunteer Fire Company Inc. answering machine is still taking messages, but its members won’t be responding to fires anytime soon.
No less than several hundred ideas relating to the future of the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History were discussed at a recent day-long workshop attended by town officials along with 16 members of the Warrensburgh Historical Society.
Looking to give something back to your community in a way that makes you feel really good about volunteering your time?
Physicians were honored at Inter-Lakes Health on April 2 in recognition of National Doctors’ Day.
News Enterprise Editorial
For years, loyal readers, researchers and editorial staff have been yearning to flip through back issues of the News Enterprise, whether its two years in the past, 20 years or all the way back to when the paper was founded in 1924. Well, we have some good news
Floodwaters ripped up roadways in northern Warren County during several unprecedented storms in 2010. Most all federal flood restoration grant requests were turned down, despite damage that approached $8 million. But local officials say a state grant application to rebuild two bridges has good prospects due to the fast, diligent work of county employees and a local town supervisor.
The troubling news reports began late last year, describing the dangers linked with the use of synthetic marijuana or herbal incense products sold over-the-counter.
Notes from the North Woods
Due to summer-like weather patterns that had arrived by the early spring, this year’s trout season has been greatly accelerated.
Town officials and Adirondack Park Agency staff would like Verizon Wireless to improve its communication when planning cell phone towers in the town of Minerva.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
In previous weeks this column has addressed concerns with the breakdown of certain values in our society.
It disturbs me that there is constant reference to how much the Horace Nye Home loses each year, instead of establishing what the county gets for its residents for that amount of money.
Tuesday, April 10
It's amazing to see how much more advanced kids are than we were.
This is in response to the recent Editorial “Horace Nye: It's time to sell”
Last month, the race to succeed Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward was crowded. This week, with Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood dropping out of the quest, it's down to two Republican candidates in a mutiple-county region that's a G.O.P. stronghold. The candidate that's lined up nearly all the political endorsements, Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Stec, talked this week about his campaign's momentum.
Young children often see their parents as heroes as well as those that act as caretakers or as situational parents such as teachers, daycare providers and so on.
Monday, April 9
Warrensburg's gracious historic Richards Library now sports a modern convenience, particularly useful for those with mobility limitations — a full-fledged elevator.
Marks beginning of expansion plan
A broken leg wasn’t going to stop Laurie Arnheiter from expanding her shop, the Hudson River Trading Company. Not now, with big plans for the future.
Sunday, April 8
Every time I notice “Teach Like A Champion” by Doug Lemov on my bookshelf at Ticonderoga High School, I think of my 30-year 304 neighbor John Dreimiller.
Back by popular demand, the Town of Westport will be offering people a chance to make their mark on a Main Street sidewalk.
From AVCS, ELCS, Willsboro
Three students from different schools were selected for conferences at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. to participate in a pair of conferences in July.
Saturday, April 7
Enough is enough! On my daily walk around Mossy Point today, I picked up two more empty bottles of vodka mysteriously tied off in plastic Walmart bags.
The Winter/Spring Travel Writing Contest to showcase New York’s Champlain Valley is underway and anyone can submit an article—just do it by April 30.
At the center of discussion was the Responding to Climate Change in New York State report (known as ClimAID) recently released by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
Recently, Section XI proposed to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) a two-year hiatus on state championships in all sports, starting in the 2013-14 season. They also proposed that once championships return, they only be held in “major” sports.
Friday, April 6
A brush fire nearly escalated to a forest fire on Brainard’s Forge Road Friday, April 6.
There has been much in the media lately about the dangers of synthetic marijuana, which has been marketed as incense, sold as products such as K2 or Wicked XXX, among others, and labeled “not for human consumption.
The Willsboro Central School Board of Education will stay under the state tax cap when it adopts a 2012-13 budget.
My name is Cindy Altman RN and I am starting Youth Baton and Cheerleading classes to be held on Thursdays after school at Warrensburg Elementary School.
A heartfelt thanks to the Stewart’s Shops and their customers who collected $1,000 for the Adirondack Carousel as part of the Holiday Match Program sponsored by Stewart’s Shops!
The town of Westport continues to seek alternatives to meet the demands for the town shed.
Thursday, April 5
St. Mary’s School hosts event
A Wellness Fair capped Wellness Week at St. Mary’s School. Each day of the week emphasized a healthy lifestyle choice, leading up the main event — the Wellness Fair.
Montcalm Manor is a 40 bed facility in Ticonderoga.
I would like to thank all those who played in the Indian Lake Volleyball Tournament as well as the spectators who participated in a night full of laughter and enjoyment.
100 Years Ago - April 1912
Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Fort Fever Series” concludes for the season on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. with “Henry Knox: Beyond the Noble Train of Artillery” presented by Director of Education Rich Strum.
On behalf of the Moriah Central School Parent-Teacher Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in helping to make this year’s annual family fun event, Moriah Madness, successful.
The Lake Placid Village Board sped convivially through its annual organizational meeting on April 2
The Westport town board honored former Highway Superintendent Jerold Sherman for his years of dedication.
First copies set to be printed
Evan Maicus, a current AVCS student along with his graduate cousin, Jeremy Wood, co-authored “The 15th Company,” which is currently being sold as a digital work on Amazon for Kindle.
Saranac Lake Athletic Director Mark Farmer has been named the Section VII Athletic Administrator of the Year.
On behalf of the Warrensburg Central School and the “Burgher Skating Club,” I would like to extend a very gracious thank you to those of you who contributed to the efforts of making and maintaining a skating rink at the recreation field pavilion this past winter.
September 18, 2010
The Elizabethtown Planning Board is working to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
Wednesday, April 4
Seven board of education positions in the News Enterprise readership area will see terms ending for the Johnsburg, Indian Lake, Minerva, Newcomb and Long Lake school districts.
The town of Johnsburg has 13 town-maintained cemeteries. That’s a lot of grass to cut.
In last week’s letter to the editor the headline was “Teachers are the problem.” That headline was not written by me or part of my letter.
Delivery in May
Orders are being taken for the 2012 Ticonderoga High School yearbook.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual Palm Sunday Breakfast.
Notes from Planet Earth
With the recognition that our resistance to disease is based on more than just our immune systems and often involves the activity of the many different, usually symbiotic, microorganisms that reside on and within us, increasing research is being focused on determining just what these organisms are and what t
To the News Enterprise: Your cartoonist loves to take shots at conservatives on a weekly basis.
The festive ambiance of an artisans' fair and farmers' market is bound to enliven downtown Chestertown on Wednesdays this summer.
Event organizer Chris Straight said that they are currently seeking sponsorships for the Third Annual Adirondack Show and Shine Car Show to be held Aug. 25, with proceeds going to the benefit funds for victims of Tropical Storm Irene.
Store owner says claims are untrue
Tina Dashnaw Rock arrived at Northern Puppies at the same time as employee Sandra Barber made her way inside and the former snapped a photo of the puppy pen.
Sentinel bats rattle ‘Cats
Ticonderoga’s bats were alive as the Sentinels topped Schroon Lake, 18-3 in non-league baseball action April 3.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
I’ve been accused over time of not liking daily newspapers and being overly bias toward weekly newspapers.
After learning from local officials the $8.5 million the town seeks for the completion of it’s sewer system project has been drastically trimmed, Bartley has asked project contractors Barton & Loguidice to construct three new water districts.
In a contested vote, Saranac Lake Village Board members March 26 decided to close out a study that may have led to the village to change its municipal designation to a city.
Harrietstown Supervisor Larry Miller submitted a letter of retirement Thursday, March 29, leaving his post less than a year after three councilmen asked for his resignation.
Sports researchers say that people love sports because people with talent or skills combined with determination and dedication can do very well in sports.
The time has come for the Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown to no longer be the responsibility of the Essex County taxpayer.
Tuesday, April 3
Annual basketball game played
The 12th annual Ticonderoga High School senior-faculty basketball game was held recently. The faculty won the game and bragging rights for another year.
Notes from the North Woods
For those of us who were fortunate enough to have settled within the borders of one of the world’s finest parks, it appears we made a wise decision.
Political newcomer Evelyn Wood had hoped to garner the support of other native Adirondackers in her quest for the state Assembly. After a flood of G.O.P. endorsements went to her opponent Dan Stec, who's served in local government for 16 years instead of 15 months, Wood dropped out of the race, but said she's not excluding the possibility of a future candidacy
I enjoyed your editorial. I was overjoyed when the APA and The Adirondack Club and Resort finally came to an agreement.
Vendors sought for annual event
The First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its eighth annual Strawberry Festival this summer.
Bid price will not be sole factor in sale
Supervisors voted to seek the “highest and best” bid from a trio of prospective buyers of the Horace Nye Nursing Home during its April 2 regular meeting.
Sheriff Richard Cutting presented resolutions to Deputies Erin MacDougal and William Allen, along with New York State Troopers Scott Tart and Michael Flaherty for their actions in helping to protect Port Henry firefighters in the early morning hours of Jan. 1.
Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas said that while he appreciates debate over the potential sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home, some of the mud-slinging had to stop.
Monday, April 2
Part-time officer charged in Whitehall
A part-time Ticonderoga police officer was arrested in Whitehall March 30. Thomas Ruby, 44, a part-time officer with the Ticonderoga and Whitehall police departments, was charged with violating an order of protection his estranged wife has against him, state police said.
Known to never back down from a challenge Warrensburgh High School graduate Lenny Baker has signed a professional fighting contract for caged mixed martial arts bouts. Locals know he's already won the 2001 NCAA National Wrestling Championship at 141 pounds. Now he's training with WCS 1994 grad Darin Rafferty to learn to throw devastating punches in preparation for his pro career.
Fire closes street Monday morning, April 2
Games benefit Best Fourth in the North
The old guys have bragging rights for the next year. The “senior team” won the annual Ticonderoga Alumni Basketball Tournament March 31 at Ti High School.
LaMere addressed the Essex County Ways and Means Committee March 25, seeking funds to purchase a new vehicle and further repairs to the facility from a fund that was previously set aside for waterline repairs at the Hatchery.
“We have over 65 projects from students in kindergarten through 12th grade,” Fielder said. “It is all-encompassing and open to anyone who wants to enter. It is a very huge turnout considering this is all voluntary.”
Sunday, April 1
Moriah takes fourth place
There were snow flurries. The temperature was about 30 degrees with a cold wind. It was a perfect opening day for the Ticonderoga High School baseball team. The Sentinels won their season-opening tournament March 31, taking wins from AuSable Valley and Peru.
Seeking a merger with ELCS, Westport
At the March 20 regular meeting of the KCS board of Education, Superintendent Cynthia Ford-Johnston said she had been involved in preliminary discussions with Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School about an all-sport merger.