Tuesday, January 31
Draper, Utah, is now on the map for something other than being the home of the main state penitentiary.
As America’s political divide has widened, with middle-aged eyes mostly reporting on the apparent abyss, new research suggests that the generational biases in those eyes may have arrived at erroneous conclusions.
I keep hearing that the Democrats or Republicans are to blame for our country's troubles.
Teens and parents should be aware of a dangerous new trend – a synthetic marijuana product commonly called K2 or Spice which can be purchased by teens legally and locally.
Volunteers, funding sought
It’s months until Ticonderoga hosts its annual “Best Fourth in the North,” but planning and well under way. So is fund raising. This year the organizing committee for the July 4th celebration has established a goal of $30,000.
n this day and age when it seems so many of us are too busy to worry about anyone but ourselves and our immediate family,
Please consider this letter an applaud for the Denton editorial “We Need A Food Revolution!”
Reggie Burlingame was not only known for his expertise as a sewer plant operator for Lake George, but he brightened others' lives with his good humor, eve-present smile and positive attitude, recalled village officials after his death Saturday Jan. 28.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
This week I traveled to Orlando, where I was privileged to participate in the strategic planning session for the PaperChain group.
The North Country Hardship Fund would like to thank all for coming out to support us Saturday night.
Feb. 19 in Hague
The Polar Bear Plunge, part of the annual Hague Winter Weekend, will assist ailing children. The plunge will be held Sunday, Feb. 19. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with the actual plunge at 2 p.m.
Community and conservation goals advance together
The Town of Newcomb on Jan. 27 purchased 348 acres for a total of $256,591.00 from The Nature Conservancy.
Ticonderoga bowlers roll
Leading by three points, Moriah opened the second half with a 7-2 run and beat Lake Placid, 41-33, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball action Jan. 30.
Warrensburg's new town board completed some homework this week, as they identified goals they'll be seeking to accomplish in 2012. According to the list they compiled, the board is aiming to either finish up or tackle some ambitious projects this year.
Monday, January 30
The Town of Plattsburgh supervisor reflects on his political career
As the economic crisis wreaked havoc across the country, Bernie Bassett gathered his department heads.
The Rouses Point mayor reflects on the job and his political career
George Rivers steps down as mayor of the Village of Rouses Point this March after 14 years.
Election for two trustees, one justice
More than 30 members of the Saranac Lake Democratic Committee Monday, Jan. 30 chose two village trustee candidates for the spring election and endorsed one justice candidate across party lines.
‘Best Fourth in the North’ event Feb. 12
The Ticonderoga “Best Fourth in the North” committee normally hopes for warm, sunny skies. Ice has never been a concern. It will be Sunday, Feb. 12. That’s when the group, which plans the annual Ticonderoga July 4th celebration, will host its inaugural Pan Fish Tournament.
Ticonderoga second in track
Moriah lost to Plattsburgh, 43-40, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball action Jan. 27.
Board forms citizens' airport committee
The Harrietstown Town Board will be headed downstate this month to speak with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials and formally discuss the status of the town’s financially-strapped Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear.
Sunday, January 29
Effort begins to help rebuild small business
The North Creek Volunteer Fire Company is looking for donations to help one of its members rebuild a small business after a fire destroyed the firefighter's outbuilding on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Mid-winter carnival set for Feb. 2-12
If creatures from outer space are monitoring our radio waves – or are living among us – they know this quaint Adirondack village will be the site of an intergalactic mid-winter carnival Feb. 2-12.
Friday, January 27
The seven year old nearly always had long hair but wanted to help other children
Angie Goodspeed tried off and on for years to get her daughter to cut her hair to avoid the brushing and snarls.
ABC and R’s Showcase has low prices and often hard to find items
A train set rests in the corner waiting to be played with.
Class also works on nature trail
A group of Ticonderoga Middle School students have been hard at work outside the classroom. The eighth grade Living Biology class has been raising money for a pair of field trip and a school project.
To reduce stormwater pollution now flowing into Lake George, porous pavement will be installed on one of the most famous roads in the state — and this innovation expected to bring national attention to Lake George.
Adoption expected in March
The Ticonderoga planning board is reviewing proposed revisions to the town’s zoning law. The new zoning law, which town officials hope to adopt in March, has also been sent to neighboring towns and counties for review as a courtesy, Ti Supervisor Deb Malaney said.
Ticonderoga, Moriah beaten
Chazy edged Schroon Lake, 30-27, in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball action Jan. 26.
Thursday, January 26
Information needed for grant funding
Many income surveys, the key to grant funding for a $13.8 million water project in Ticonderoga, still have not been returned.
Restaurant Week around Gore returns for its second year Jan. 29, with the headline event, a downhill ski competition with restaurant-centric teams Jan. 30.
The Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) has made grants from its Special and Urgent Needs Fund to aid each of the nonprofits that applied for support.
Feb. 12 event
Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs will continue on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. with “The Roar of Musketry and Cracking of Rifles: An Introduction to Weapons of the 18th Century” presented by Curator of Collections Chris Fox.
The Ways and Means Committee, usually scheduled to meet the last Monday of the month, met on Thursday, Jan. 26 due to the upcoming New York State Association of Counties conference in Albany, which several board members will be attending.
Moriah girls fall
Schroon Lake crushed Indian Lake-Long Lake, 76-29, in Mountain and valley Athletic Conference boys basketball action Jan. 25.
Wednesday, January 25
Just a few weeks ago, a political icon in Warren County and in the town of Hague retired.
A mile fun run has been added to the activities during WinterFest.
Anne Gregson’s work on display
A Schroon Lake artist is exhibiting her work nearby.
I have just finished reading the editorial on the food revolution in the Jan. 21 edition of the Times of Ti.
The Combat Vets Motorcycle Association New York Chapter 19-3,
The Obama administration as well as some members of Congress are hoping to continue with a reduction of employee contributions to the Social Security retirement system, passing it off as a tax savings.
In the Jan. 14 edition a letter from Deb Allen was printed about airport questions.
The “Kosmider Krowd” has come unhinged.
A rum-runners' weekend and snocross races are among the new events proposed by the newly-formed Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, whose members are seeking to boost the economy of northern Warren County..
Amid unprecedented expressions of municipal cooperation, the leaders of Lake George’s two local governments decided Tuesday, Jan. 24 to work together on exploring conversion to solar energy and pursuing consolidation of functions and resources.
All I can say is “WOW, perfect timing for this editorial.”
Your article about the death of Brent Bertrand, the teacher (and so much more) at Warrensburg High School, touched my heart.
Ticonderoga residents can now purchase trash disposal cards at the town transfer station on Saturdays. The punch cards, required for garbage disposal, will be sold by station attendants as a convenience to customers.
Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Commissioner Bill Thomas, of Johnsburg, voted “yes” Jan. 20 to help approve the controversial Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake.
Benefit for Adirondack Community Outreach Center
A romantic musical concert, “Valentine Hit Parade,” and a champagne reception to benefit the Adirondack Community Outreach Center
Regarding your editorial “food revolution.” We really should make people aware that it is almost impossible to buy juice grown in USA.
We should not fall prey to the false belief that a train is the most efficient form of transportation.
Charles C. Morrison, as a board member of Protect the Adirondacks!, has had published a letter to the editor in local newspapers under the headline "Protect the Adirondacks! gives Tahawus rail line history lesson.”
A Plattsburgh man is in jail facing felony weapons charges.
Officials say aid in budget proposal is inadequate
It’s going to be a tight year financially, said Northeastern Clinton Central School Superintendent Peter Turner.
Airborne Speedway competitor Pat McGrail of Candiac, QC is going all out in an attempt to return the DIRT Modified title north of the USA border in 2012.
Crown Point scout plans project
From the time Keegan Choffat joined Cub Scouts, he looked up to Eagle Scouts.
AuSable Valley routed Ticonderoga, 64-27, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball action Jan. 24.
The popularity of the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History has been swelling, and visitors can now see why, as artifacts from a variety of recent exhibits are on display, depicting the town's rich history.
From turkey bowling to a boosted treasury, they've had an impact
Whether it was launching the weekly bonfires on the beach with s'mores and live music or lobbying for financial support, Ed and Kathi Kokalas worked tirelessly for the success of the Lake George Winter Carnival, and their volunteer efforts are to be recognized at the Carnival's 2012 Kickoff Dinner-Dance Saturday Jan. 28 at Dunham's Bay Resort on Lake George.
Tuesday, January 24
Teens become part of the program to help the community
Taylor Duquette has been coming to the fire house since she could walk.
More than a dozen people gathered in the cold outside Congressman Bill Owens office
Citizens United eliminated the little guy from the political arena, said Jack Andrews.
Darrel Aubertine delivers governor’s budget message
When you are looking to do a job for everybody, you have to strip the politics away, says Darrel Aubertine.
School officials feel the process is being rushed
Saranac Central School has been meeting regularly to devise a new evaluation system for teachers that complies with state regulations.
Lawmakers share work with local students
Students were inspired and educated about their government as Albany politics came to Peru.
In conjunction with the upcoming 32nd Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid on Feb. 2-5, there will be a pair of adaptive ski clinics – each culminating in an adaptive ski race.
Tupper Lake threw a big party Friday, Jan. 20 after the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) approved the Adirondack Club and Resort project.
Kathryn Lacey asked an interesting question recently. “How many of your teachers can you remember?” she wondered. “Can you make a list naming them?”
The developer who plans to put a 99-unit private recreational club recently closed on the sale of land formerly owned by Alexander “Sandy” Treadwell.
The Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman said that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to take over the growth portion of the county Medicaid expense was a good start, but more needed to be done.
The fate of the village of Keeseville is at the center of a nine month study that is expected to end with a public vote.
For the third year, the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center will look to have a cure for the cabin fever blues.
The Essex Community Church will be holding more concerts to see if there is a base for an expanded, year-round program.
It was a mixed bag of cuts and funding for local agencies when Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his annual budget address Jan. 17 in Albany.
Thoughts from the Pressline
The wreck of the Costa Concordia off the shores of Giglio Island once again reminds us of how life can change in the blink of eye.
Notes from the North Woods
Last week, I retreated from the ice and snow to spend a few days inside at the monthly meeting of the Adirondack Park Agency’s Board of Commissioners.
As I leave the Town of Elizabethtown there are some concerns that I would like the opportunity to address.
To the Valley News: With the passing of my term as supervisor, I want to thank all the people who supported me during my tenure.
To the Valley News: I am writing on behalf of the Elizabethtown Social Center, Inc., to publicly thank Stewart's Shops for their regular support of our Teen Rec Program.
To the Valley News: I have just finished reading the editorial on the food revolution in the Jan. 21 edition.
To the Valley News: Sometime during my youth in the ‘70s I noticed a vanity plate outside the library that read “ISLANDGIRL.”
To the Valley News: It’s difficult to respond to such vitriol as expressed by Harry Gough and Evelyn Hatch in the Jan. 14 Valley News, but I shall try.
The Johnsburg School Board covered a lot of ground in their first of two budget workshops Jan. 23, which focused on staffing and benefits. Those budget items make up about $6.5 million of the slightly less than $10 million school budget.
The Lake George Land Conservancy is holding a contest to name the summit trail at its Cook Mountain Preserve in Ticonderoga.
Contentious issue ends in re-vote
It didn’t take long for Saranac Lake Village Board members to settle in to their new home on the second floor of the Harrietstown Town Hall during the Jan. 23 meeting, the first one since moving from the old village offices at 3 Main St. a week prior.
Sentinel girls lose in basketball
Ticonderoga defeated Saranac in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling Jan. 23.
A woman who through personal experience knows how early cancer screening can save lives is organizing a regional snowmobile run to benefit local cancer patient services. She says the Purple Ribbon Cancer Ride will take place Saturday Feb. 4 — whether there's snow or not.
Monday, January 23
Children invited to attend Feb. 11
The Vermont Sportsman Association will hold a free ice fishing clinic for children age 15 and younger Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon at Monitor Bay Park on the shores of Lake Champlain.
The Adult Day Care program at the Adirondack Tri-County facility is looking to boost enrollment.
Assessor offers assistance
The deadline to apply for tax exemptions in Ticonderoga is approaching. Property owners have until March 1 to seek a reduction on their tax bills, according to Patti Osier, Ti sole assessor.
Sunday, January 22
In a rare instance of controversy between Lake George leaders, village board members questioned Mayort Robert Blais plan to reinstate overnight stays by boaters at the village's public docks.
McKee rolls into the record book
Jordan McKee is a very good bowler. A three-time state championship tournament qualifier for the Ticonderoga High School girls team, McKee is an established kegler. That didn’t prepare the Sentinel junior for Jan. 4. That day McKee rolled a record 750 series as Ti defeated Beekmantown in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.
Moriah scores win
Crown Point led all the way as it defeated Lake Placid, 50-40, in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball action Jan. 20.
Friday, January 20
Walkers turn out for awards ceremony and support
Kim Trombley underwent open-heart surgery in 2009.
Tourism group cites efforts
Fort Ticonderoga and the Champlain Bridge project have been recognized by a regional tourism group. The Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (LPCVB/ROOST) awarded Fort Ticonderoga the 2011 Tourism Marketing Award in a ceremony Jan. 12 in Lake Placid.
25 year old male confirmed dead Jan. 20
"It's emotional, it's amazing, it's a long time coming," LaMere said. "I started in this process three years ago to revive and maintain the mountain and it's just phenomenal."
The cheers grew louder with each vote in the affirmative, until a loud cheer welcomed the vote of State Department representative Dede Scozzafava, giving the ACR permit the six votes needed for passage.
Dinner-dance Feb. 25
The Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will celebrate its 50th anniversary during its annual dinner-dance Saturday, Feb. 25. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the EMA, 9 Maplewood Lane in Ticonderoga.
Commissioners vote 10-1 in decision
The Adirondack Park Agency today approved the Adirondack Club and Resort project in Tupper Lake.
Moriah started the second half with a 15-2 run and went on to beat Seton Catholic, 36-25, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball play Jan. 19.
Thursday, January 19
Price Chopper Jan. 18 voluntarily recalled its 16-ounce Coyote Joe's Taco Cheese.
Money to aid children’s program
The Ticonderoga Historical Society has received some help. The group recently was awarded a $1,000 from the Walmart Foundation to assist in its youth education programs.
Police: 72-year-old woman steals cookies, children's book
Warrensburg Judge Mindy Fisk presided Jan. 11 over a full court session, which included several felony cases — one in which authorities said a woman struck a man intentionally with her car, another in which a gun-wilding man was accused of trying to punch a police officer and fleeing rather than getting arrested for Disorderly Conduct. In another case, a man pled Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child for touching her private parts.
Port Henry Knights of Columbus event Feb. 11
Elvis is coming to Port Henry. Drew Polsun, an Elvis Presley tribute artist, and his band The Fascinations will perform at the Port Henry Knights of Columbus Saturday, Feb. 11, as part of a dinner-show-dance.
Time to find new reserves, said Vanselow
Sand reserves are a looming issue for Johnsburg, said Supervisor Ron Vanselow at the Jan. 17 town board meeting. With only about a year — maybe two — of the public works resource left, the board is looking for options.
Johnsburg resident, Middlebury scholar had protested the project
The 1,711-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline, protested by longtime Johnsburg resident and current Middlebury college scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben, was denied approval Jan. 18.
Ti, Moriah fall
Schroon Lake crushed Lake Placid, 61-9, in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball play Jan. 18.
Wednesday, January 18
A little over a year ago, 17-year-old high school senior Justin Wachowski had never set foot on an icy luge track or even knew how skeleton and luge differed.
December 2011 Crown Point town board voted to appoint Ronnie Clarke and Glenn Russell to fill two vacancies on the board of assessment review.
Several Hague EMT and fire personnel are attending an EMS Symposium sponsored by the West Glens Falls EMS.
Through the generosity of many (Schroon) town individuals and the efforts of the Grand Union collecting money for the food pantry throughout the past summer season at the “cash-Outs,” the food pantry was able to provide food for at least two days to 3,785 people (1,902 adults, 1,646 children and 240 seniors).
To the Times of Ti: I would like to ask (Ticonderoga) town supervisor and town board members, town of Ticonderoga who they plan to sell gas to at the airport.
The ever-optimistic Brent Bertrand inspired students he taught and coached to be thoughtful, caring, and to pursue their dreams. A large crowd of people were drawn to downtown Warrensburg to pay their respects Friday Jan. 13 at Bertrand's wake — he died unexpectedly Jan. 10 at his home.
The program may be called Teens Only!, but adults can get a chance to be part of their teens' social lives while volunteering for the 10-year-old program.
To the News Enterprise: I am writing to endorse the outstanding proposition which exists to provide an economic engine for the Adirondack Region.
To my community of friends and family:
Adirondack Club and Resort being reviewed
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Board met Wednesday, Jan. 18 at its headquarters to continue reviewing the Adirondack Club and Resort project proposed for the town of Tupper Lake.
The annual ice fishing derby at Adirondack Lake Jan. 21 opens for registration at 5:30 a.m., with competition beginning at 7 a.m.
Officials of the Saranac School District are still seeking a buyer for the former Cadyville Elementary School.
Although a number of stores in recent decades have attempted to conduct business downtown but have closed down due to a depressed retail environment, the Art in Chestertown Gallery is experiencing considerable success.
Several etchings by area artist Anne Gregson, which blend humor, magic and mystery, will be included in the “Winter Magic” exhibit which opens this weekend at Art in Chestertown Gallery on Main Street in downtown Chestertown.
A talent search is now underway to line up performers for the ever-popular biannual North Warren Variety Show — a beloved community event — which returns this March.
Town Court Report
Jan. 4 — Judge Bryan Winslow presiding
Protect the Adirondacks! is as happy as everyone else about the success of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway between Saratoga Springs and North Creek. We wish SNCR well there.
Local leaders happy with Medicaid relief proposal
With local governments struggling under the mandated 2 percent tax cap, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Jan. 17 the state should offer real mandate relief and take over increases in Medicaid and work to reduce pension costs in the proposed new state budget.
LaPann Memorial event won’t be held in 2012
There will not be a Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race in 2012. The 5-mile race had been held for more than a decade as part of the annual Hague Winter Weekend.
Tuesday, January 17
Several towns have asked Clinton County election commissioners to save them money when it comes to voting.
An array of research shows reading to children helps them develop
Kurtis Hagen has hundreds of children’s books for his kids.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader in the truest sense, said Sen. Betty Little.
Program teaches students to resist substance abuse and violence
The DARE pogram was not offered when Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jamie Head was in school.
The community-action agency provides an array of vital services
The Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin counties is dedicated to providing resources and services that enhance people’s dignity and self reliance.
A man from Mooers has been charged with raping a woman in the mental health unit at CVPH Medical Center.
To the Editor: Mooers Elementary would like to thank the members of the Clinton Correctional Facility Union NYSCOPBA for sponsoring the Santa Holiday Express Program.
Thanks to the hard work of the community, volunteers and local contractors, the Wells Memorial Library will be opening the page on a new chapter.
Signs designed be a Willsboro resident now welcome travelers and those returning home.
“Zonker” has been looking to the skies in anticipation for the coming weeks.
The addition of new events plus the return of old favorites will round out the competitions that will be part of the 32nd annual Empire State Winter Games.
Lake Clear writer to share experience in Warsaw Ghetto and survival through Nazi occupied Poland in her newly released memoir, “My Nine Lives.”
The owners of the former Hubbard Hall property are seeking community input on what to do with the site.
Keene Supervisor William “Bill” Ferebee said he wanted to be the new head of the Essex County Veteran’s Committee because, as a fellow veteran, he wanted to make sure they were taken care of.
Helping a good cause is again on the menu for the second year in a row.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
For a country that was founded based on the principle of religious freedom, religion seems to be under fire or at the very least in question these days.
It’s time for a food revolution, starting on the road at convenience stores, fast food joints and grocery chains.
Notes from the North Woods
While the exact numbers have yet to be crunched, it appears the overall deer take in the Northern Zone for the recent big game hunting season, is going to be down about 10 percent from average, according to informed sources.
As I have gotten older, I have tried to be more humble. I try not to get too high and, in the same token, too low when it comes to work, personal life or kids life.
Some time ago, I chronicled how alcohol producers were bad citizens for producing alcopops like “Four Loco” and others that were so obviously aimed at underage drinkers.
To the Valley News: Nearly three years ago, work began to develop a new community based comprehensive local land use planning program for the Town of Willsboro.
To the Valley News: We can't even begin to thank the number of people from the North Country enough for stepping up to make our First Annual Boys' and Girls' Alzheimer's Awareness Basketball Tournaments so successful.
To the Valley News: In Praise Of The Good Samaritan Driver, the driver who, on Jan. 12, during a snowstorm displayed a rare and random act of kindness in voluntarily taking the time to slow down and escort our broken down vehical in tow on Route 9 in Elizabethtown to Lewis, to our home.
The tractor trailer truck was heading north when it slid on the icy road and jack knifed into a ditch just off the Lewis on ramp.
The late Charles R. Wood pioneered theme parks, established the Great Escape, built restaurants and motels, and was a major force in area tourism. Now he has an environmental park at the south end of Lake George named after him.
Budget address set for 2 p.m.
Painting donated to community
A new piece of art graces the halls of Ticonderoga’s Community Building. “War Party from Ticonderoga,” a painting by Robert Griffing, has been donated to the town and now hangs in the town hall’s lobby.
Ti Middle School hosts contest
The Ticonderoga Middle School recently held its 2012 Geography Bee. Ten contestants representing grades 6-8 participated in the local bee.
Monday, January 16
Beekmantown Central School has a student on the schoo board
Beekmantown Central School, like all districts, isn’t immune to controversy from time to time.
Fire at Willsboro apartment complex
Company still reviewing site
The Adirondack Park Agency approved the construction application of North Creek’s Creative Stage Lighting, though company owner George Studnicky III is still reviewing his expansion options.
Public support sought
The year 2012 presents a turning point in the history of a historic little hometown library, as the trustees of the institution are seeking public support, which they say is needed to continue its operations.
Wildcats overcome obstacles
The Schroon Lake Central School girls junior varsity basketball team has a lot of heart, although sometimes heart is a big concern. The team, which only has six girls, is battling fatigue and health issues this season.
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its Headquarters in Ray Brook starting on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
A fair number of students were no-shows, but those that did turn out had a night full of fun — while they raised a record sum for charity.
The Big Tupper Ski Area opened for the season today.
Workshops, demonstrations planned
Joel Anderson became a tailor out of necessity. An avid historic re-enactor, Anderson couldn’t find affordable, authentic period clothing for his hobby. The solution was simple, although not easy — he learned to make his own.
Friday, January 13
The Long Term Recovery Group is the first of its kind in the region
A person’s whole world view can be shattered when they go through a disaster, says Jamie Grubb.
Moriah student recognized as first person across new bridge
Harrison Rich wanted a place in history. Nov. 7 he got it. Rich, a sixth grade student at Moriah Central School, was officially the first person to cross the new Champlain Bridge when it opened Nov. 7.
Events happening throughout the region this weekend
Thursday, January 12
The Town of Champlain is first site in northern New York to earn recognition
The Town of Champlain is the first Storm Ready location in northern New York.
An upbeat, inspiring Warrensburg teacher and coach — the beloved Brent Bertrand — inspired an outpouring of memories among students and faculty members following his unexpected, untimely death Tuesday morning.
Gore Mountain’s annual Fireworks Display & Torchlight Parade is scheduled for Sunday night at dusk.
Drivers unaccustomed to driving in hazardous conditions encountered troubles Thursday Jan. 12, as the winter's second substantial storm left highways slippery with four inches of snow.
State police warn of risk surrounding prescription drugs
New York State Police say a Lewis teen who died in December took an overdose of prescription drugs.
Johnny Podres to be remembered
Visitors to Port Henry will soon be greeted by a sign honoring the community’s most famous resident. A 4 x 8 feet sign will be erected on Route (n/22 south of the village in memory of Johnny Podres, the 1955 World Series Most Valuable Player and native son.
Crown Point records win
Schroon Lake took sole possession of first place in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference with a 51-43 decision against Willsboro in boys basketball play Jan. 11. Both teams were undefeated in league play entering the contest.
With environmental groups airing their concerns about re-opening the rail line to Tahawus, Newcomb Supervisor George Canon and the North Country Chamber of Commerce have chimed in with letters supporting the line.
Wednesday, January 11
Visitors to Lake George Village during a weekend this May are likely to believe they are in a time warp, if the mayor’s plans are realized.
To the Adirondack Journal: Residents of Warrensburg, if you truly care for your community and want to see it through to a better future, then talk with your local elected officials at all levels to stop the construction of a major supermarket just outside our town limits.
To the Adirondack Journal: I have a few thoughts that I’d like to share with the new town board as well as the community — both residents and businesses.
To the Adirondack Journal: As a member of the North Warren Emergency Squad in Chestertown, I have seen many lives lost because bystanders didn’t know CPR.
Old phones sought
The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union will host their its annual cell phone drive January and February.
To the Times of Ti: With the passing of my term as supervisor, I want to thank all the people who supported me during my tenure.
To the Times of Ti: Last week I sent to the (Ticonderoga) school my thoughts on two concessions I feel are needed in the new teacher’s contract.
To the Times of Ti: I have been wondering about (Ticonderoga) town supervisor and the town board members.
Jan. 28 at Knights of Columbus
The blues are coming to Ticonderoga. Knights of Columbus Council 333 will host a “Mid-Winter Blues Night” Saturday, Jan. 28, at its lounge on Montcalm Street. The event will include a happy hour 6 to 8 p.m. and the show 8 to 11 p.m.
The Empire State Winter Games are now tagged as an Adirondack event.
Outgoing supervisor excited about post-political future
As the son of a multi-decade Johnsburg town supervisor, Sterling Goodspeed's proud of his accomplishments in office, However, he said this week he's not going to be entering the political arena again, as long as his lady has anything to say about it.
Molly A. Brannon, an Olmstedville native and 1995 graduate of Minerva Central School, was recently named the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year
Group donates money for Disney trip
Nearly half of Courtney Clark’s life, her father has been in war zones with the U.S. Army. “It’s hard,” the 13-year-old Moriah Central School student said. “I miss my father; I wish he was home.”
Schroon Lake girls beaten
Ticonderoga fell behind early and never recovered as it lost to Northeastern Clinton, 53-26, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball play Jan. 10.
Tuesday, January 10
School district has avoided cuts to programs and layoffs so far
Unlike many other school districts, Chazy Central Rural School was able to avoid cuts to personnel and programs last budget season.
Resident in critical condition after returning for wallet
The Red Cross has reached out to the family of a man critically injured in a fire in Mooers.
Every resident, whether they enroll or not, should benefit from Clinton Community College, says John Jablonski.
Clinton County using more local dollars to help low-income households
Clinton County officials are dealing with major funding cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by using more local dollars to make sure families stay warm this winter.
Company hopes to bring them back when line is running
Bombardier Transportation is temporarily laying off a little more than 105 workers at its Plattsburgh assembly plant.
Dr. Douglas Selwyn was a teacher.
After one year in existence, the “Move Over Law” in New York is expanding.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo believes everyone has a role to play in setting the agenda for New York, says Dede Scozzafava.
Brent Bertrand was known throughout the Warrensburg community as a dedicated coach and teacher who inspired students with his enthusiasm and positive outlook. Bertrand died Tuesday Jan. 10, prompting grief — as well as fond memories — among students, faculty and staff.
Rev. Bill Small didn’t think much of his participation in a 1963 event in Washington, D.C.
Jay Supervisor Randall “Randy” Douglas said that the best gift he received over the holidays was the second passed test of the new water line in Au Sable Forks.
The Essex County Public Safety Committee moved a resolution to spend $1,075,715 for the purchase of microwave equipment for the new county emergency radio system.
Students, faculty and parents showed up to the Jan. 3 Lake Placid Central School Board meeting asking again for further disciplinary action or the resignation of Superintendent Randy Richards.
Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions, AuSable Valley Patriots, Lake Placid Blue Bombers, Keene Beavers, Saranac Lake Red Storm, Westport Eagles, Tupper Lake Lumberjacks & Willsboro Warriors
Over the years, I’ve listened to numerous deer hunters explain their lack of success, with excuses such as, “my sights were off” or “the brush was too thick” or “the sun was in my eyes.”
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
I don’t know how you feel about how Super Political Action Committees (PACs) will influence the presidential election, but I can see nothing but trouble coming from them.
The quarrel over re-opening the rail line to Tahawus is driven by a not-in-my-backyard protest from the environmental groups, contends the Saratoga-North Creek Railway (SNCRR) lawyer in filings to a rail regulation board.
It doesn’t matter how smart you are, if you have a bad two or three days, you’re actually dumb.
To the Valley News: The Valley News editorial on Jan. 7, concerning the CSEA, while thoughtful, was just more of the same union bashing we’ve been hearing so much of lately.
To the Valley News: In responding to Mr. Fenimore’s latest letter to the editor, I began by attempting to set the record straight, point by point.
To the Valley News: Regarding the Jan. 3 Elizabethtown Town Board Re-organizational Meeting; a Glens Falls law firm was awarded a contract at a rate of $160 per hour, as a result of Supervisor Bartley‘s request.
To the Valley News: Ken Fenimore showed his true colors in the negative letter regarding our newly elected Elizabethtown Supervisor, Margaret Bartley.
To the Valley News: With current economic times being as difficult as they are, I find myself in a continued state of thanks and appreciation to our North Country community for making a joyous holiday season for those who are less fortunate.
To the Editor: This is just a reminder that the 2012 annual campaign for The United Way of the Adirondack Region is under way.
LaPann Memorial event won’t be held in 2012
There will not be a Fred LaPann Memorial Road Race in 2012.
Facing a favorable future, the town of Warrensburg reboots with new town board members after surviving a year with unprecedented challenges.
March 3 and 4
The Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club will host its 20th annual ice fishing derby. The event is slated for Saturday and Sunday, March 3 and 4.
Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors showed their support for the reopening of the Tahawus-North Creek rail line for freight travel.
Ticonderoga and Northeastern Clinton battled to a 2-2 draw in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls bowling Jan. 9.
With the crowd of swimmers charging into Lake George during the New Year's Day Polar Plunge, local officials have proposed regulations to boost safety and limit municipal liability.
Monday, January 9
New Warren County Treasurer Michael Swan respects tradition while he seeks to bring the functions of his new office into the 21st century.
Snowshoe trek slated Jan. 22
Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. with a “Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek” led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski.
Meeting Jan. 19
Everyone has a role to play as schools take measures to prevent bullying — even parents. That’s why Crown Point Central School will host a bullying prevention program for parents Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. The program has been billed “Promoting Respect and Acceptance at CPCS.”
The local Rotary Club will host an international dinner Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Wevertown Community Center.
The historic Camp Santanoni will be open for three special long weekends this winter with warm-up spots for skiers and snowshoers.
Sunday, January 8
Moriah, Crown Point girls win
Trailing at the intermission, Schroon Lake pulled away in the second half to beat Crown Point, 58-37, in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference boys basketball action Jan. 6.
Friday, January 6
Elvis impersonator Joe Ramsey has thrilled crowds from Memphis to Montreal with his vocals and stage presence that bear an uncanny resemblance to 'The King." Now, he's facing felony welfare charges for collecting $50,000 or so more in welfare benefits than he was eligible for, based on an allegation he didn't accurately report his income as an Elvis tribute artist.
Just because it’s cold and snowy it doesn’t mean people can’t have fun outside. To help folks beat cabin fever, the third annual Ticonderoga WinterFest will be held Saturday, Feb. 11. It’s a day of outdoor recreation.
Adore Kurtz has long been the face for The Development Corporation.
Adore Kurtz is retiring after more than 15 years as President of the Development Corporation.
The top contender from the 2011 Donegal Beard Contest isn't going to let his hair-won trophy slip away this Saint Patty's Day.
Warren County business to expand
Creative State Lighting Inc. has secured a permit from the Adirondack Park Agency to relocate and expanded its existing facility.
Restaurants close; stores cut back
When Ti Pi abruptly closed days before Christmas, Gary Namer wasn’t surprised. While national statistics show the Great Recession has ended and the United States economy is improving, a visit to Ticonderoga tells another story.
Dr. Harriet Busch has been practicing in Chestertown's health center for three-decades -- a short time after it was founded. Now, just days before her practice is set to relocate in Queensbury, she offers her thoughts on her tenure in northern Warren County.
Gonyeau's block lifts Sentinels
Joe Gonyeau rose to the occasion — literally — for the Ticonderoga basketball team Jan. 4. Gonyeau leaped to block a last-second shot and preserve Ti’s 38-37 victory over archrival Moriah in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys action.
Thursday, January 5
With the recent retirement or election defeat of various Warren County Supervisors, changes in responsibility and leadership roles in the county were shuffled and announced Thursday Jan. 5 at the county's annual organizational meeting.
Progress on environment, infrastructure cited
During 2011, Warren County was remarkably frugal despite falling revenues and increasing expenses, its top politician said in the annual State of the County speech.
Jan. 19 in Crown Point
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce January “After Business Mixer” will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Sugar Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast in Crown Point.
Rossi family movies part of festival
Schroon Lake shared the stage with Hollywood during a recent film festival in Italy. Emily Rossi-Snook of Schroon Lake attended the Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia in Bologna recently to show family movies taken during the production of “Marjorie Morningstar.” The 1957 movie starring Natalie Wood was filmed in Schroon Lake.
Crown Point posts basketball win
Jordan McKee rolled a record 750 series for Ticonderoga as it defeated Beekmantown, 3-1, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls bowling action Jan. 4.
Wednesday, January 4
Cuomo delivers state of the state address
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address offered little for North Country residents.
State police today released the results of autopsies performed on two people killed in a car crash in the town of Crown Point Dec. 30.
The winter-brittled fanfare that welcomed the return of ski-train service to North Creek Dec. 30 warmed measurably as Freddie Anderson disembarked at the station.
In the space of a few minutes, Katie Nightingale went from sitting in the audience to occupying a town board seat at Johnsburg's first 2012 town meeting.
A once-familiar sight may soon return to the North Creek train station: a train arriving in deep snow with hundreds of eager skiers on board.
More volunteers sought
The local ambulance squad is holding a public reception next week to familiarize local citizens with its equipment and services — and all are invited to attend.
To the Adirondack Journal: Snowmobiling season is here once again.
To the Adirondack Journal: The new year is the universal sign of renewal, and is a traditional time to prepare for new beginnings — which can include quitting smoking.
To the Adirondack Journal: Recent articles in the Post-Star have given false impressions to readers about cooperation between the town and village of Lake George.
To the Times of Ti: Christmas is the time of giving, as a tradition.
To the Times of Ti: New York State used to have an excellent prescription drug program for its senior citizens;
To the Times of Ti: As the Mayor of Port Henry, I would like to take the time to extend my deep appreciation to the Port Henry Fire Department.
Feb. 25 at Mountainside
The best chili cooks in Schroon Lake will face off to assist the local fire company. The inaugural Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountainside Bible Chapel. The event will benefit the Schroon Fire Department.
The new majority on the Lake George Town Board, representing the Lake George Citizen's group, lost no time in making sweeping changes to local government: in their initial meeting Tuesday Jan. 3, they fired the town's entire financial staff and shook up the town planning board, replacing two members who town officials had said served the community well.
Ticonderoga wins, Moriah falls in hoop action
Schroon Lake took command of the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Northern Division race with a 57-52 boys basketball win against Elizabethtown-Lewis Jan. 3.
Tuesday, January 3
Ashtin Jeffrey Blaise surprised his mother, and CVPH Medical Center staff, arriving earlier and quicker than expected.
Feeling the pinch of a struggling economy, many residents cut back in 2011
Due to a slightly improved job outlook, Americans are slowly gaining faith that the economy is on an upswing
Plattsburgh man faces up to 25 years after October home invasion
A Plattsburgh man allegedly assaulted another man with a baseball bat this past October.
An inmate is charged with murder after striking another inmate with a dumbbell.
Notes from the North Woods
Although traditional winter weather has largely been AWOL so far this season, I expect it will eventually arrive.
To the Editor: Now that the holiday season is at a close, the New Year begins with renewed fervor to be healthier.
In a day that saw four new members take their positions on the Essex County Board of Supervisors, the highlight was the return of one supervisor to the role of chairman.
As Dewey Mountain Recreation Center in Saranac Lake is getting ready for another winter of events and activities, officials are continuing to raise money for a planned new ski lodge.
Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates to fund another study on benefits of rec trail instead of tracks
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) held a press conference in Saranac Lake to discuss their vision to convert the railroad corridor from Lake Placid to Old Forge into a multiuse recreational trail.
Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) has entered into a purchase agreement with Smith House Health Care Center.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
American political theater made its first curtain call this week with the Iowa Caucuses.
Would you give up purchasing a doughnut and cup of coffee each morning to save the job of a co-worker?
To the Valley News: The winners of the Town of Keene 2011 Holiday Lighting Contest
To the Editor: As the 2011 calendar year marked the 5th anniversary of the Holiday Toy Drive
To the Valley News: It was a joy to see an article in this paper on Dec. 31 that tells the story of creative generosity behind Martha Gallagher's CD “The Water is Wide.”
To the Editor: This time of year is special to each and every one of us in someway.
To the Valley News: Margaret Bartley, Supervisor elect in Elizabethtown, ran on a platform of “transparency” and open door style communication with the community.
To the Valley News: Twinkle of Christmas Stars, Snow and Servers (in Lake Placid).
Videos of "Survivor" winner Sophie Clarke talks about the show at a homecoming event held in Willsboro Dec. 28
Gabler races to win
A native son and a visitor claimed top spots in the 10th annual Resolution Run in Ticonderoga Jan. 1. Lee Gabler, a Ti High grad, toured the 3.1 miles in 16 miles, 21 seconds to win the race. Gabler is a former Sentinel and SUNY-Geneseo track and cross country stalwart.
No injuries reported
A former Mountain Lake Services employee is suspected of starting a chain of fires that did more than $500,000 in damage at the Port Henry agency Jan. 2.
In his last week in office as Lake George Town Supervisor, Frank McCoy talked about his accomplishments -- and how his re-election campaign got derailed,
Monday, January 2
Penfield event Jan. 8
Twelfth Night will be celebrated with an ecumenical church service at the Penfield Homestead Museum. The event will be held Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Penfield Church, across the street from the Penfield Museum in Ironville.
New Lake George leaders talk about their initial objectives, soon after taking the oath of office Sunday Jan. 1 in front of a large audience in the historic former Warren County Courthouse.
‘Win at 55’ contest planned
Spring may be distant memory for most area residents, but the Ticonderoga Kiwanis are thinking about warm weather. The Kiwanis are now selling tickets for their annual “Win at 55” contest. Participants are asked to guess the date and time the temperature in Ticonderoga will reach 55 degrees.
Whether its a way to cure a hangover, prove one's bravery or just meet people, Lake George's New Year's Day Polar Plunge has captivated the attention of people in the Capital Region. It's grown from a few dozen swimmers 15 years ago to about 2,000 this year.
Sunday, January 1
Stories from the last four months of 2011 in the Valley News
Stories from the last four months of 2011 in the Valley News