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Tuesday, July 31

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The summer doldrums

H2O Adventures

The longest day of the year has come and gone.

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Some like it hot!

Notes from the North Woods

The heat of the summer has descended upon the Adirondacks, delivering temperatures that have soared well above 80 degrees.

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Americader, a Marine veteran, wins $20k in Rotary Club raffle

A Marine veteran on disability who never gambles more than $5 or so bought $40 of tickets in a raffle held at Americade motorcycle rally, and he wins the top $20,000 prize.

My favorite fair things

The Tank

Well, its that time of year again. The time of year when the center of the county moves from Elizabethtown of Lake Placid and heads to Westport for five days of fun and entertainment.

Drug testing not the answer

Editorial

There is just something about a person kicked back on a couch, stoned out of his mind, giggling away at Seinfeld reruns while stuffing his face with taxpayer-funded Cheetos that makes your blood boil.

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Jamboree successful, attracts crowd despite Facebook rumor

A person misusing social media fabricated a rumor that the Saturday July 28 installment of the annual Smoke Eaters' Jamboree was cancelled, and the president of the sponsoring organization in Warrensburg says he's going to have police investigators track down the rumor perpetrator to extract compensation for his group's loss of revenue.

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Lake Placid seeks input on Parkside Drive issues

Public meeting set for Aug. 27

The village of Lake Placid is asking residents for their views on the Parkside Drive traffic and parking situation and has set a public meeting on the topic.

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‘Irene’ musical set to come to Keene - no, not that Irene

On Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the Book & Blanket Players Youth Theatre presents Irene, an old-fashioned musical which has nothing to do with hurricanes.

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Scramble planned to help complete Cobble Hill Course

The Lets Get-Her Done golf tournament is planned to help raise money for the course on Aug. 26.

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TFCU to hold Back to School Supply Drive at Etown branch

Elizabethtown-Lewis, Westport schools host drop-off sites

For the third consecutive year, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) will host its Back to School Supply Drive for area students.

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Bioblitz grows in Saranac Lake

On the weekend of July 14-15, the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) conducted its fourth bioblitz in the Adirondack Park, this time in and around the Village of Saranac Lake.

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Program offers help to homeless veterans in New York

Homeless and at-risk veterans will be offered a helping hand through almost $2 million in grant monies to help them get back on their feet.

Donations appreciated

The Mountain Lake Services Foundation would like to thank the following businesses for their generous contributions to our recent Ride for Disabilities Awareness.

One nation under God

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

No other country in the world enjoys the freedoms and the prosperity that we do in the United States.

Monday, July 30

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New $100,000 boat donated to patrol Lake George

Warren County officials who routinely complain about the state's costly unfunded mandates were pleasantly surprised this week to hear about the state's generosity in donating a brand-new patrol boat for law enforcement on Lake George.

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Towering chain hotel eyed for downtown Lake George

An eight-story hotel bearing a national brand is proposed for development in the heart of Lake George Village, a short walk from Shepard Park. The development proposal is now before the Lake George Village Zoning Board of Appeals due to its height of 86 feet. local regulations require structures over three stories to acquire a variance after being subjected to public review.

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Clinton Community College gets new logo and tagline

Start up here at Clinton Community College, nestled on Bluff Point, overlooking Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondack and Green mountains, said President John Jablonski.

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Ducks to race on the LaChute in Ticonderoga

Kiwanis event to be held with car show

The Ticonderoga Kiwanis will hold their annual duck race Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. in the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park. People can “purchase” a duck for the event, which will award $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.

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Crown Point church to assist local students

School supplies being sought

Second Blessings, a Crown Point thrift shop, is collecting school supplies for local children. The shop, operated by the First Congregational Church of Crown Point at the intersection of Creek Road and Route 9N, wants to assist children and their parents prepare for the new school year that starts in September.

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Wayne Stock returns Aug. 4 in North Creek

The North Country Hardship Fund will be rocking the Ski Bowl Park at noon Saturday, Aug. 4 with the return of its popular Wayne Stock music festival.

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Talent to rally at the Anti Student Loans Cabaret

For one night only, local actor Sam Balzac will showcase his performing talents at the Depot Theatre stage in his performance of “Anti Student Loan Cabaret!”

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Heritage festival returns to Westport

For the 12th year, the Westport community will celebrate the Heritage Festival Aug. 4.

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Jay Day brings music, arts and crafters together

Local vendors, local artists and local musicians will help celebrate Jay Day Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Lakeside School receives grant from Adirondack Community Trust

Lakeside School has been awarded a grant of $2,500 from the Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust.

Hague firefighters plan roast

Our annual steak roast is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, starting at 3 p.m.

Sunday, July 29

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Controversy erupts over use of former Adirondack schoolhouse

A children's educational day camp held in an old schoolhouse in the hamlet of Adirondack has been hailed by parents, but volunteers who rehabilitated the structure as a community center aired a grievance with the Horicon Town Board that the summer school's use of the structure is hampering its use by civic groups.

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Big Apple Circus praised as it ends 2012 run in Lake George

The Big Apple Circus, acclaimed nationally, is holding its final show for 2012 in Lake George Village at 3 p.m. Sunday July 29 in Charles Wood Park off Canada St.

Let’s support Fort Ticonderoga

Recently I attended the Fort Ticonderoga/Town of Ticonderoga meeting that was offered by the fort management staff to give residents of Ti insight into the long-range mission of the fort and the rationale for some of the changes implemented this year.

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Schroon pastor adds North Creek church

Pastor Terry Mosholder of the Schroon Lake Community Church will become the new spiritual leader of the North Creek United Methodist Church effective July 1.

Saturday, July 28

Thrift Shop changes procedures

The Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop has been serving our community for many years.

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Local businesses receive state funding for flood repairs

Non-profits and small businesses throughout the region will receive help from the state of New York in their continuing plight to recover from Tropical Storm Irene.

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Adirondack Community Trust receives generous donation

The Samwise Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) has received a major gift of $300,000 from its founders, Elise and Woody Widlund.

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HHHN footrace to boost children’s health locally

The Hudson Headwaters Health Network’s seventh annual Care for Kids 5K Run & Fitness Walk is to be held Sunday July 29 at 9 a.m.

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Blue-green algae is being monitored on Lake Champlain

Blue-green algae blooms have recently caused two beaches to close

It’s slimy, blue green and potentially toxic. And it might be coming to a beach near you.

Friday, July 27

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Annual Ticonderoga car show on tap

Downtown Cruise In planned Aug. 4; show Aug. 5

The 20th annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Controversy erupts over use of old Adirondack schoolhouse

A children's educational day camp held in an old schoolhouse in the hamlet of Adirondack has been hailed by parents, but volunteers who rehabilitated the structure as a community center aired a grievance with the Horicon Town Board that the summer school's use of the structure is hampering its use by civic groups.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host living history event

‘Relief & Refit’ Aug. 4 and 5

History will come alive at Fort Ticonderoga as the historic site hosts “Relief & Refit.” The living history event will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5. It will feature a look at Gen. Amherst’s British and provincial army at Fort Ticonderoga in the aftermath of the destruction of France’s southernmost stronghold on Lake Champlain in 1759.

Rabid racoon found in Jay

A rabid raccoon has been identified in the Town of Jay.

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This weekend’s Jamboree: midway, rides, auction, fireworks and rock ‘n roll

The Smoke Eaters' Jamboree is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and there are new activities for children planned for this highly anticipated annual North Country event which is occurring Friday July 27 and Saturday July 28 on the Warrensburg Recreation Field.

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Proposed airport land purchase irks county politician

A Warren County supervisor objects to spending $700,000 on land near the county airport, but area officials say they must purchase the land to avoid shutdown of a backup runway by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Big Apple Circus presents awesome feats in artistic style

The Big Apple Circus has been presenting world-class aerialists, acrobats and comedy routines in its two-week engagement in Lake George. Renowned for its artistry as well as the caliber of its performers, Big Apple Circus has been hailed by critics and enjoyed by crowds in Lincoln Center in Manhattan, as well as Boston and other top venues.

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Voters asked to OK Newcomb Central improvements

Major renovations to Newcomb Central School District’s main building will be put to a vote Tuesday, Aug. 21.

Mural project planned in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, with support from Aubuchon Hardware and Benjamin Moore Paints, is beginning a mural contest on Ticonderoga buildings to incorporate public art in the community's revitalization strategy.

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Keene residents not happy with assessments

Three residents voiced concerns regarding their property assessments at the Keene town board meeting July 10.

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Small movie theaters seeks grants to enter digital age or fade out

Small, local movie theaters are seeking funds that will keep them from becoming extinct.

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Hooper honored by several organizations for work to combat ‘fake pot’

A teenager who helped lead what became a statewide movement to ban synthetic marijuana has received several awards for his work.

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Ironman Lake Placid agreement extended for five more years

Local politicians and tourism officials honored the 14-year run of the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in a special ceremony on July 20 with a dedication of the Ironman Monument on Mirror Lake.

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Our Furry Friends

Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature brought to you by Denton Publications.

Thursday, July 26

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Ticonderoga, Crown Point players named all-state

McKee, Macey recognized

A pair of local softball stalwarts have been named to the all-state team by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Alexandra Macey of Crown Point Central School was named a fourth team Class D pitcher. Jordan McKee of Ticonderoga High School was named a fifth team Class C pitcher.

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Scramble planned to help complete Cobble Hill Course

The Lets Get-Her Done golf tournament is planned to help raise money for the course on Aug. 26.

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Historic Lake George courthouse may hold court sessions again

After a half-century layoff from official duty, the old Warren County Courthouse is likely to again hold county court sessions, Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson revealed Monday July 23 at a rare joint meeting of the town and village boards.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – July 1912•

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Weeds or Flowers?

Garden Corner

This week when Anita, Mary and I were working with Youth Works, one of the kids, in exasperation said, “How do you decide whether it is a weed or a flower?”

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Lakes focus of first-ever conference in Ticonderoga

Fort Ti to host event Aug. 11 and 12

Fort Ticonderoga will host the first-ever joint conference on Lake Champlain and Lake George. The conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12.

Accident closes section of the Northway

A tractor trailer accident on Interstate 87 closed off the northbound lane to travelers the morning of Thursday, July 26.

Thanks to store

On the second Sunday of each month, something very “giving” happens in Saranac Lake.

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Morrisonville man captures first Sportsman Modified win

Travis Bruno of Morrisonville drove to a career-first Sportsman Modified win on Dig Safe NY Night on July 21 at Airborne Speedway.

Investigate county board

Monday, June 5, 2012, the Essex County Board of Supervisors threw the residents of Horace Nye Home under a speeding bus.

Upset with event

I just got back from an 80 mile round trip with my soon to be 89-year-old mother full of disappointment.

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Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks — "Going Forward"

“The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks (ACNA) currently faces a critical junction in determining what kind of organization it will be in the future,” said Peter Seward, President of the Board of Directors.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: children and the economy

We are the parents of 2 high school age kids and are watching our friends with children that are graduating – most are either staying at home or moving back home because of the economy

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Ironman volunteers recognized for their service

d on Wednesday at the Ironman Lake Placid Volunteer Captains' meeting.

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Ironman athletes complete mountainous course

More than 2,500 people competed in the 2012 Lake Placid Ironman Competition with Andy Potts dominating the competition.

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Raising Hope Golf tournament, auction July 28

Golfers and sports fans will again come together to help raise funds for a degenerative disease that afflicts many in the Champlain Valley.

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Essex County Fair email hacked, sent out fake message

The Essex County Fair website and email address are one of the most recently known cases of a cyber-hack, where hackers break into websites, email accounts and Facebook pages.

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E-town day brings music and fun

Hundreds turn out for Elizabethtown’s annual celebration

People lined the streets Saturday afternoon, eagerly waiting for the celebration to start.

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The Widlund Photographic Team exhibits at Tannery Pond Community Center

Elise and Woody Widlund are bringing a new look to their photographic images on exhibit at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek from July 28 through Aug. 29.

Wednesday, July 25

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Moriah incident leads to arrests

Police respond to dispute

The New York State Police in Lewis arrested two Moriah residents after an altercation in front of their Witherbee Road residence July 22.

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Exchange brings individuals to Plattsburgh from afar

By Oct. 1, 60 youths and adults from Sub-Saharan Africa will have visited Plattsburgh as part of a new U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs $330,000 grant awarded to Plattsburgh State and the Program for African Growth through Education, also known as PAGE Inc.

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Fried dough and fun

Fun at the Clinton County Fair

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Archeological dig uncovers rare treasure

Four students and five teachers participated in a dig at the site of Pike’s Cantonment in Plattsburgh, a military encampment during the War of 1812 that may be the only one intact today.

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Police bring down another meth lab in Town of Plattsburgh

Police break up second meth lab in Clinton Couty and say more arrests are on their way

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Trio of men arrested and identified for running meth lab

Police find meth lab nestled along side street in City of Plattsburgh

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Warren County leaders: mandate drug tests for welfare recipients

Town of Horicon Supervisor Ralph Bentley said this week that he's heard that a lot of welfare recipients are obtaining drugs yet living off taxpayers' money. In effect, he said, taxpayers are supporting their drug habits, so the county ought to mandate drug testing for people drawing welfare assistance — and if the test is positive, their aid would be cut off. Other Warren County Supervisors agreed with him, and the county Board of Supervisors is issuing a formal resolution to the state to enact mandated drug testing.

Thanks for Minerva Day help

The town of Minerva would like to thank those in our community who came together to help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary of Minerva Day on June 30.

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Program offers help to homeless veterans in New York State

Homeless and at-risk veterans will be offered a helping hand through almost $2 million in grant monies to help them get back on their feet.

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Bear Cupboard brings innovative furnishings to Queensbury

Kelly Irish enjoys solving peopl's decorating dilemmas, and she's brought her expertise to Queensbury. Irish has re-opened her store, Bear Cupboard, that was for years a landmark in Warrensburg, and it's located on Upper Glen St. across from New Way Lunch.

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Heritage 10K set in Ironville

Aug. 19 road race

The ninth annual Heritage 10K road race will be contested Sunday, Aug. 19. The 6.2-mile run will be held in conjunction with the Penfield Homestead Museum’s annual Heritage Day celebration.

Talking to Teens

Kids Count

Over the weekend, I worked with a teenager and his father to take down a carport.

Ticonderoga crosswalks get attention

Recently I wrote a letter complaining that the crosswalks in Ticonderoga were not visible and needed attention. I stated that I would gladly volunteer to do the work but was limited because of my age and afflictions!

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Invocations out at monthly county meetings

An editorial published in a local newspaper has prompted Essex County supervisors to end the practice of prayer before county meetings.

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Rec trail group lobbies Saranac Lake for support

Members of the Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) are asking the Saranac Lake Village Board to support their plans for a 90-mile Great Adirondack Recreation Trail between Old Forge and Lake Placid.

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Death at Ausable Chasm ruled a suicide

A Keeseville man’s body found was found July 23 after he commited suicide by jumping from the Ausable Chasm bridge.  

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Ward Hill subdivision approved conditionally

After months of discussion and extensive public comment from residents of nearby neighborhoods, the Johnsburg Planning Board voted unanimously Monday, July 23 to conditionally approve the Ward Hill Subdivision.

Thanks for donations

At this time, I wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to the numerous businesses and community members who donated to the following fundraisers:

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‘Baskervilles’ wraps up this weekend at Depot

The final performances of the hugely successful Hound of the Baskervilles are happening this week at the Depot Theatre.

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Medicine more than spanking is needed

From the Editor's Desk

Three meth labs, sexual assaults, murder, suicide, a bank robber claiming he had a gun, a pharmacy thief passing notes about a knife, and countless acts of degradation, cruelty, violence and inhumanity unaccounted for.

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Be mindful of your neighbors

Guest Viewpoint

The closer we live to one another, the more aware we are that we must be Good Neighbors.

Tuesday, July 24

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Peebles slates Ticonderoga opening

Ribbon cutting Aug. 23

Peebles will open in Ticonderoga Thursday, Aug. 23. A ribbon cutting has been scheduled for 8:45 a.m. that day in the former Grand Union building at the intersection of Routes 9N and 74. There will also be a series of sales and promotional events throughout the store’s opening weekend.

The difficulty in repealing ObamaCare

Editorial

The process to repeal ObamaCare has been underway since the day it was signed in to law.

Which came first—government or the egg?

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Recently President Obama made some disturbing remarks in a Roanoke speech in which he tied the infrastructure of government to individual business success.

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Ticonderoga chamber adds new members

Membership up 34 percent

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce continues to grow. The chamber recently welcomed 28 new members. The chamber now has 212 members, a 34 percent increase in the past 18 months.

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Winner crowned at the 21st annual Saratoga Race Course hat contest

More than 150 participants turned out for the 21st annual hat festival at the Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

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Former Westport students wraps up filming in the Adirondacks

Mehr plans to have an Adirondack film showing at later date

Filmakers wrapped up shooting of the indie film Fort Apache on July 4, after shooting in several towns in the North Country.

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Keeseville dissolution committee plans out next steps

The Keeseville dissolution committee is moving forward after going over the draft resolution study during its June 28 meeting.

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BRASS ready to ‘ramble’ through region

The Boquet River Association (BRASS) announces summer “Rambles,” informal excursions are led by friends or board members of BRASS to encourage responsible recreation, which are free and open to the public and are usually held on weekends.

Monday, July 23

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Streetfest coming to Ticonderoga

Expanded event planned July 28

Ticonderoga’s fourth annual Streetfest promises to be bigger and better than ever. Streetfest, to be held Saturday, July 28, is a community celebration of arts and crafts, shopping, food, fun, entertainment and family activities designed to bring people to Ticonderoga’s Montcalm Street business district. It will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Body found under Ausable bridge

Police are investigating the death of a man found under the bridge

State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a male body found under the Ausable Chasm bridge Monday morning.

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Warren Co. leaders: 'Mandate drug testing for welfare recipients'

If welfare recipients are getting welfare payments, any of their household money shouldn't be spent on drugs, Warren County leaders contend.

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Town and village to tackle pressing issues today in rare joint meeting

The town and village of Lake George are scheduled to grapple with some controversial and unresolved issues in a rare joint meeting at 5 p.m. Monday July 23

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Ticonderoga merchants to participate in car show

Discounts, specials planned

Local merchants will offer promotions in conjunction with the 2012 Ticonderoga Area Car Show. The 20th annual event, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bicentennial Park.

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Family Practitioner coming to ECH

Dr. Mary Glickman will begin seeing patients July 23

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is planning to welcome Dr. Mary Glickman to its staff.

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Lewis Congregational Church set to celebrate 200 years

Members of the community will get together to celebrate 200 years of local worship.

Appreciative of help

WOW!! That was one long vacation, but it’s finally done!

Sunday, July 22

Thanks for help

On behalf of the Westport Library Book Sale Committee, we would like to thank the many volunteers who helped run a successful book sale on July 6, 7, and 8.

Saturday, July 21

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New book explains Lake Placid man’s survival of Holocaust, Iron Curtain

In his new book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” Frank Shatz shares stories about escaping Nazi-held Hungary and Communist-held Czechoslovakia and finding freedom and peace in Lake Placid.

Commend decision

We want to commend the committee for the Willsboro Central School Wall of Distinction for selecting the First Responders of Essex, Reber, Whallonsburg & Willsboro as the recipient of the Wall of Distinction this year.

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Gordon, Douglas honored at tourney

For Jon Gordon and Randy Douglas, the sport of softball has been a passion since they watched their fathers play in the local leagues.

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Artist with local roots to help raise funds for Keene Library

An artist with connections to the North Country is using his talents to help out the Town of Keene Library.

Friday, July 20

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Downtown Gallery opens in Ticonderoga

‘Ti Arts Walk’ planned for community

Dozens of people attended the grand opening of the new Downtown Gallery July 19. Located at 119 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga, the gallery is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Champ, baseball ace to share spotlight

Champ Day Aug. 4 in Port Henry

“Champ” will again share top billing at the 31st annual Champ Day in Port Henry this year. The celebration of the alleged Lake Champlain monster will include a tribute to native son Johnny Podres Saturday, Aug. 4. It’s the second year the community will honor Podres during Champ Day festivities.

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Extra parking set for circus as show wows spectators

Lake George municipal leaders have taken action to arrange more parking as the Big Apple Circus captures the hearts and imaginations of area residents and visitors alike.

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Proposed law bans unsound structures, tall grass, dead limbs

In an effort to boost the town's image and quality of life, Warrensburg's leaders are considering a comprehensive property maintenance law that would require property owners to keep their homes, yards and business premises tidy and well maintained.

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Ghost ride coming to Ticonderoga, Willsboro, AuSable Chasm

Saturday, July 21, marks the fifth annual Combat Vets Motorcycle Association’s Fifth Annual Ghost Ride.

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Bub's to host re-opening celebration July 21

The owners of Bub’s Pizza is inviting everyone to their welcome back party.

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Etown Day is Here!

The annual celebration of all things Elizabethtown kicks off with a dance party on Friday and runs throughout the weekend.

Thanks for well wishes

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to my loving family and good friends for the surprise retirement party given in my honor on June 30.

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Free admission to museum

The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering free admission on Saturday, July 21, to Elizabethtown residents in celebration of Elizabethtown Day

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Future of bus service discussed in Essex County

Scozzafava: 'We looked at Horace Nye, we have to look at this'

A request for new busses brought serious discussion about the future of the Essex County bussing program July 16.

Thursday, July 19

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Tops buying Grand Union, again

Grand Union Supermarkets throughout the North Country that later become Tops Supermarkets only to revert back to Grand Union will once again be called Tops.

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Annual fire department steak roast on tap

NEWCOMB — The Newcomb Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its 47th Annual Steak Roast and parade on Saturday, July 28 at the Newcomb town beach.

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Historians to offer Crown Point bridge tours

Region’s history to be discussed while crossing span

The new Lake Champlain Bridge has become a tourism attraction in itself. Looking to capitalize on the popularity of the new span, local historians will offer programs that traverse the bridge on foot with a narrative of the region’s history.

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Minerva Historical Society Museum opens for season

The Minerva Historical Society Museum is open for another summer of celebrating the town’s history and heritage.

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Race the Train returns for year 10

After a one-year hiatus, the North Creek chapter of Dollars for Scholars is bringing back its popular Race the Train event on Aug 4.

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Names of men making meth revealed

Thick green leaves of trees partially obscure the entrance to Eleanor Way, a cul de sac located off Hamilton Street between Peru and MacDonough streets.

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Port Henry pub, restaurant renovated

Anniversary brings changes to Boni’s Bistro & Pub

Boni’s Bistro & Pub is celebrating its fourth anniversary by making some major changes.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – July 1912•

Essex County Fair email hacked

The Essex County Fair email address is one of the most recent known cases of a cyber-hack, where hackers break into websites, email accounts and Facebook pages.

Correction, please

Keith Lobdell and John Gereau co-authored a public interest article for the Valley News on July 7 edition titles “Au Sable Valley, Westport schools honor Veterans with Diplomas.”

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Community gallery opening in Ticonderoga

A vacant building space, previously Curves workout center, is being converted into a community gallery space in downtown Ticonderoga.

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Plan committee to send out surveys

The team working on updating the comprehensive plan of Elizabethtown is looking for community input.

Bullying Doesn’t End When School’s Out

Kids Count

The threat of bullying does not end when the final school bell rings, signaling the end of the school year.

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Jones to head state action group

Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc., announced that Executive Director Alan Jones has been elected President of the New York State Community Action Agency’s (NYSCAA’s) Board.

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Tupper Lake’s Woodsmen’s Days keeps traditions alive

Tupper Lake celebrated its founding lumberjacks during last weekend’s Woodsmen’s Days.

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Supervisor questions DPW head

Seeks answers to dirt moving issue

A “miscommunication” led to Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch questioning Department of Public Works Superintendent Anthony LaVigne on policy.

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Essex County may extend workers comp plan

Essex County may extend an agreement for worker’s compensation insurance for the next two years.

Wednesday, July 18

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West Nyack man arrested for involvement in fatal car crash in Schoon

A West Nyack man has been arrested eight months after his alleged involvement in a fatal car crash.

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Mayors Cup Boat Parade winners celebrate at the Turtle

Results of Mayor’s cup main event.

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Congressman talks to local farmers

Congressman spends time with local farmers.

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Suspect robs Walgreens of drugs

Suspect gets away with prescription drugs.

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Store owner disputes Attorney General’s charges

Carla Brotherton opened This and That in Plattsburgh 26 years ago.

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Upstate BOCES to slash 84 positions

Champlain Valley Educational Services has now cut 84 positions.

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ROTA Gallery on the grow

There is no hierarchy at ROTA Gallery and Studios.

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Concerts coming to Ticonderoga

Fort Ti, St. Mary’s, Knights of Columbus to host shows

Ticonderoga will host three major musical performances in coming days. The Adirondack Jazz Orchestra, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta and the Ticonderoga Community Band have all scheduled concerts in the community.

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Our Furry Friends

Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature brought to you by Denton Publications.

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Crown Point teacher receives recognition

Mike Ligotino cited at science fair

A Crown Point Central School teacher has been recognized by his peers.

Fourth committee appreciates the support

I would like to extend a personal thank you to all the people that dug deep into their pockets and donated to the annual July 4th Celebration in Schroon Lake in honor of our country's freedom.

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NCCC travels to Ireland

A group of NCCC students recently returned from 10 days in Ireland with EF Tours.

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NCCC budget will not add to counties share

Contribution from Essex, Franklin remains the same

Neither Essex or Clinton County will have to pick up the tab for a 3.3 percent increase to the North Country Community College budget.

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Saranac Lake School Board organizes for year

Lennon re-elected president in close vote

The Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education spent their Wednesday, July 11 meeting organizing for the 2012-13 school year.

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North Elba approves grant application for rec fields

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, July 10 approved a Consolidated Funding Application for grant money that would pay for updating the local comprehensive plan and developing recreation fields at the North Elba and Saranac Lake landfills.

Tale of two dams

Did you know there are two dams on Lincoln Pond?

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice on keeping score

had a recent realization that my wife keeps score on everything, from who worked the most hours to who took care of the kids the most

Tuesday, July 17

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Temporary signs may be restricted in town of Lake George

Paving contractors, siding companies, politicians and real estate agents routinely erect lawn signs to advertise their services. But in Lake George, such signs may be a little less commonplace, if regulations the town board is considering are adopted.

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Wbg. firefighters seek donated goods for upcoming Jamboree auction

The Smoke Eaters' Jamboree is a beloved family tradition in the southern Adirondacks for its midway fun, games of chance, live rock music, carnival atmosphere — and auction of donated services and goods, new and used. The event's sponsor, the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co., is now seeking donations for the auction, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday July 28, the second evening of the Jamboree.

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Lake George skate park may be built by 2013

Six years of planning and fundraising may pay off soon for some teenaged skateboard enthusiasts who have been lobbying for years to establish a skateboard park, expected to not only provide a venue for the sport, but a facility that could host sanctioned competitions and attract skate enthusiasts from all over the northeast.

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Old Stone Mill to be renovated

The Village of Keeseville is building on the past to ensure its future.

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Body found in Ticonderoga might be St. Andrews

Police believe they have found the body of Jimmy Joe St. Andrews, the suspect in Friday night’s Ticonderoga shooting.

Thanks for biz support

In October of 2011, when we were offered the exciting opportunity to become the 24th owners of The Westport Hotel & Tavern, we were told by some, “You are flatlanders, you may not be fully accepted as true Westport residents.”

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Summertime and the living is easy

Notes from the North Woods

Summer is now in full swing with a slate of events and activities available for almost everyone’s enjoyment.

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Hoodies, shades and the death penalty

From the Editor's Desk

Chris Martin always wears pants, sunglasses and a hoodie, pulled tight around his face.

Many choices to get the word out

Editorial

While we highly regard the value of newspaper advertising, we’d like to see local businesses and not-for-profit organizations save money by using free marketing services and techniques as well.

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Putnam to accept out-of-district students

Tuition-free program adopted

Facing declining enrollment, Putnam Central School has decided to accept out-of-district students at no charge beginning this fall.

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WCS school board realigns with new leaders

Leadership of the Warrensburg school system is realigned after the school board votes in two new top officials.

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Lake George Village to take ‘fresh’ approach to sewer plant troubles

Under pressure from state environmental; officials, Lake George Village tackles its ongoing problem of controlling nitrates in its sewer plant by hiring a new engineering firm to devise a cost-efficient solution.

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Tromblee honored for 35 years on the job

Rolland Tromblee, Pro Account Representative for Ward Lumber's Jay Store, recently celebrated his 35 year anniversary of employment at Ward Lumber.

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Clinton County Fair starts today

Today, the smell of hot sausage, sounds of amusement-ride screams and the mind control of a master hypnotist will settle into Clinton County.

The benefits of hindsight

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Like you, I can’t help but read and listen to the political posturing taking place these days as we head in to this year’s pivotal elections.

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Adirondack Museum to host Civil War event

Glenn Pearsall to give history lecture

The Adirondack Museum will host an interactive Civil War program July 20-22.

Monday, July 16

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Thurman's Monday outdoor concert series offers varied lineup

Thurman's Monday night Concert in the Park series offers a wide range of musical idioms: from home-bred mountain music to Irish bands and folk music. The concerts continue through August each summer.

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Stuff to do: North Creek Depot Museum

Education and history take a great part in life at the North Creek Depot Museum.

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Railway offers free website listings for businesses

Business owners in every community along the Saratoga & North Creek Railway are able to list their establishments for free on the railway’s website.

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Public hearings set for Second Pond actions

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced upcoming public hearings to solicit public comment on an integrated series of related actions for the area known as the Second Pond Boat Launch Intensive Use Area and a small portion of the High Peaks Wilderness Area.

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Essex County Fair preparations under way

As new attractions and events get added to the program, the Essex County Fair wants everyone to get in on the action.

Sunday, July 15

Anniversary thank yous

On June 23, Arnold’s Grocery in Keeseville celebrated our 50 year in business.

Saturday, July 14

Property tax reform group agrees with Times of Ti editorial

As a longtime proponent of school funding reform, I applaud the thrust of your June 30 editorial “Stop Quibbling at the Expense of Education.”

Crown Point Memorial Day a success

For 144 years residents and friends of Crown Point have observed Memorial Day.

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Big Apple Circus starts its run in Lake George

Lake George hasn't hosted a show like this in well over 30 years -- a circus with world-class performers. Saturday July 14, the Big Apple Circus starts its two-week run with aerialists, acrobats jugglers and performers from all over the globe.

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Spiritual center marks 25th anniversary

For a quarter century, The Priory has offered people from a wide region spiritual renewal and a place to gain a new perspective on life. Last weekend, the retreat's held its annual Garage Sale which is their major fundraiser.

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Buzzfest held at Wild Center

While most of the region celebrated Independence Day with the Bang! of fireworks, The Wild Center Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake marked the day with a buzz.

Vaudeville successful

On Saturday, June 30, Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted its second Vaudeville Show at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

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Keeseville dissolution draft study picks third option

The Keeseville Dissolution Committee will go with the last of three options that were presented during the May public meeting for its draft plan.

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Firefighters train with help from local business

The training, which took place at McGee’s Towing and Recovery in Westport, is something Napper feels is important for the firefighters.

Friday, July 13

Boat parade brightens Plattsburgh

The Sixth annual Boat Parade of Lights Competition on was held on July 12 at the Plattsburgh Boat Basin.

Appreciates chamber acclaim

I would like to extend a public thank you to the Chamber of Commerce President, Mike Bush and the Chamber Board Members for selecting me to be the "Citizen of the Year" of Schroon Lake.

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North Elba approves grant application for rec fields

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, July 10 approved a Consolidated Funding Application for grant money that would pay for updating the local comprehensive plan and developing recreation fields at the North Elba and Saranac Lake landfills.

Health care conversation

A few months ago, waiting to be treated in an ER, I overheard a conversation:

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ROOST sees significant return on tourism investment

For every dollar that the Regional Office on Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) spends, Essex County sees $52 in tourism spending.

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Indian Lake: Happy birthday, America

On Saturday, July 7, Indian Lake took its turn at celebrating the 236th birthday of our great country.

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Plans in place to bring civic center back in Keeseville

A group of citizens has started to lay the groundwork to bring back the Ausable-Keeseville-Chesterfield Civic Center.

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Ambassadors point train tourists to downtown Saranac Lake

Tourists taking the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Lake Placid will most likely run into an Adirondack Ambassador when they get off the train at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.

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Boxing arrives in Minerva

Boxing is the sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules.

Thursday, July 12

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Wild fires burn along Lake Placid-Saranac Lake railroad tracks

DEC issues high fire danger warning

Two wildfires started burning near the train tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Thursday, July 12 several hours after state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials issued a high fire danger warning.

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In historic ceremony, Chester citizens honor local veterans

The town of Chester's veterans memorial surpassed all expectations — then the memorial dedication ceremony held July 7 did the same and more, with a crowd of historic proportions paying tribute to the soldiers alive and departed who served their nation — from the Revolutionary War up to the present day.

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Community Band Festival in Lake George this weekend

Show tunes, movie themes, pop standards, jazz and swing music, as well as patriotic selections will be emanating from Shepard Park in Lake George this weekend as community bands from all over the northeast participate in the Lake George Festival of Community Bands.

Citizen of the year extends thanks

Thank you for the honor of naming me as Citizen of the Year.

It doesn’t take thousands of dollars to land a fish

I disagree with Hammond on fishing tournaments.

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Stony Creek artists’ reception July 12 to host musicians

The rural mountain town of Stony Creek has long been a hideaway for talented artists and musicians. Thursday July 12, people visiting the Stony Creek Library will get exposed to both intriguing art and compelling music at an artists reception for an art show. The exhibit presents works by 18 local artists — and the reception will feature the eclectic music of a band led by accomplished musician Travis Bartow.

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Saranac Lake School Board organizes for year

Lennon re-elected president in close vote

The Saranac Lake Central School Board of Education spent their Wednesday, July 11 meeting organizing for the 2012-13 school year.

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North Creek celebrates Independence Day

The Town of Johnsburg held Fourth of July festivities that ended with a fireworks display at Ski Bowl Park on Saturday, July 7.

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Our Furry Friends

Our Furry Friends is a weekly feature brought to you by Denton Publications.

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Saranac Lake, North Elba to turn landfills into playing fields

The village of Saranac Lake and town of North Elba are joining forces to turn their old landfills into recreational fields.

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Essex County Mental Health Department has no waiting list

Over the past nine months, the Essex County Mental Health Department has been able to meet with everyone who has needed their services.

Upset with bar

I should like to bring to your attention the very very sad condition of the so called Essex County Bar Association.

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Long Lake to host U.S. Waterski Show Team exhibition July 21

The U.S. Waterski Show Team is coming to Long Lake NY at the Long Lake Town Beach on Saturday, July 21 at 3 p.m.

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50 years of softball to be celebrated in Au Sable Forks

The 50th Annual Au Sable Forks Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Tournament begins Friday, July 13, at Billy Mitchell Memorial Field in Au Sable Forks, and continued through Sunday, July 15.

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Indian Lake cell tower construction progressing

Installation of the Verizon cell phone tower in Indian Lake is well under way, Town Supervisor Brian Wells reported at the Monday, July 9 Town Board meeting.

Wednesday, July 11

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St. Mary’s fate is sealed by lack of stability

St. Mary’s Academy is closing and there is no going back, at least not at this time, says the Rev. James Delbel, pastor of St. Mary’s.

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Johnsburg seeks grant for water system upgrades

Johnsburg Town Board members agreed Tuesday, July 10 to seek state Community Development Block Grant funding for upgrades to the town’s water system.

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Parade participants ready under the sun

Most people hand candy out during Fourth of July parades.

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Johnsburg School Board organizes for new year

In a flurry of largely procedural resolutions Monday, July 9, the Johnsburg Central School Board organized itself in preparation for the coming 2012-2013 school year.

There is no place like Ticonderoga

I don’t know of any place left in the world where you can buy two cookies and a glass of lemonade for 25 cents.

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Local group is putting ideas into action

Vision 2 Action is working toward making Plattsburgh a better place

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Olmstedville home destroyed by fire

A home was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of July 4 while the owners were away camping.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – July 1912•

Why the gender gap in achievement?

In June 23 issue of the Adirondack Journal, I saw a lovely photo of the proud top ten students of North Warren High School.

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Suspect robs Walgreens for drugs

He casually approached the pharmacy counter in the back corner of the store and passed a note to the pharmacist, saying he had a knife and demanding drugs.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice on getting a new look

I was out with my girlfriends last night and we decided we need a new “look”.

Celebrate Life Everyday!

Kids Count

While everyone wants to happy, the pain of unhappiness seems especially difficult for young people.

Dollars for Scholars gives thanks

Johnsburg Dollars for Scholars would like to thank the many friends and supporters who responded to our recent community-wide fundraising campaign.

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Adirondack Meat Company may receive tax relief through Essex County IDA

The Adirondack Meat Company proposed for Ticonderoga may be free from property taxes for two years under a Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program offered by the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

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Sheriff’s Dept. helps with Border Patrol stops near Champlain Bridge

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department was part of a check point with New York State Police and Border Patrol agents recently.

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Saranac Lake continues infrastructure projects

Village workers and contractors are making progress on their infrastructure work, including the sanitary sewer and drinking water system improvement projects, road paving and sidewalk reconstruction.

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Westport Independence Day photo gallery

Pictures from the Westport Independence Day celebration and parade July 7.

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The competitive sport of civilian driving

From the Editor's Desk

Is it just me, or is driving a competitive sport?

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Weather or not!

Notes from the North Woods

It had been a typical summer day in the Adirondack.

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China syndrome

H2O Adventures

Twenty-five years ago, the Chinese government started a bass stocking program to meet the growing food needs of its people.

Fourth fun

My family and I were most impressed with the festivities that surrounded the 4th of July celebration last week and we would just like to say "thank you" to the organizers for all that they did to make the celebration so much fun.

Tuesday, July 10

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Warrensburg's Lenny Baker prevails in his first pro MMA fight

Warrensburg High School 1998 graduate Lenny Baker, an NCAA Division III National Champion wrestler a decade ago, has turned pro — and his recent debut professional fight in Atlantic City has lived up to his reputation.

Disagrees with commentary

In his editorial of June 30, 2012 Denton Publications Publisher Dan Alexander compared the 3 1/2 year tenure of President Obama and the 18 month tenure of Governor Cuomo

Jobs hang in the balance

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week the Labor Department released its June report and the numbers were well below expectations.

Make the time for your neighbor in need

Editorial

One of the biggest issues facing organizations primarily run by volunteer groups throughout the Adirondacks is that people just can’t find the time to volunteer.

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Diamond Point Beach lockdown lifted after citizens air anger

Diamond Pointe residents vented their anger Monday July 9 on the Lake George Town Board over their decision to lock down the Diamond Point Beach when no lifeguard is on duty. By the next morning, the locked gate was discovered stolen, and rumors were circulating the town might have reversed their decision.

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Publisher Tony Hall to speak on Lake George issues

Writer, adventurer, publisher Tony Hall is to speak on lake watershed development issues at the Lake George Land Conservancy's annual meeting Friday Feb. 13.

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Youth on mission spruce up Warren Co. properties

A total of about 400 teenagers from Ohio and other midwestern and eastern states are spending a week this summer fixing up properties, public and private, in the towns of Warrensburg, Chester and Johnsburg through a YoiuthWorks mission program — while the youths enjoy fellowship, recreation, and learning about life in the North Country.

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Music by the River concerts begin July 14

The Music by the River concerts will bring four rockin’ bands to the shore of the Hudson River this summer.

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Sunflower Music Fest returns with four local bands

Four bands of varying genres will perform as part of the annual Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc. fundraiser, the Sunflower Music Fest, Saturday, July 14.

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Bank celebrates employee’s 42 years of service

In the past 42 years, two things have been constant in Au Sable Forks — where the bank is and who is behind the counter.

Windsor Park concerts set in Elizabethtown

Four concerts will be featured in Windsor Park for the annual music series, starting Thursday, July 12.

Monday, July 9

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Fire chief retires after 58 years of service

Chief recounts changes that have helped emergency responders over the years

After 58 years of being ready at a moments notice, laying out clothes before bed for a quick exit to an emergency, Moriah Volunteer Fire Department chief will be retiring.

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Horicon expands tax exemption for elderly

The Horicon Town Board voted recently to liberalize eligibility requirements for property tax exemptions granted to low-income elderly residents.

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Heritage Day set in North Elba

North Elba Historical Society has announced the Annual Heritage Day to be held Saturday July 14 from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Keene family welcomes Fresh Air friend for another summer

Every year, the Fresh Air Fund arranges for thousands of children to experience life outside a city and over this summer, the Craig family of Keene greeted an extended member of thier family.

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Adirondack Museum offers new audio tour

Visitors to the Adirondack Museum can now add a new dimension to their experience; an audio tour, featuring the voices of real Adirondack residents.

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Woodsmen’s Days ready for weekend in Tupper Lake

The annual celebration of all things woodsmen is set for next weekend, July 14-15, in Tupper Lake.

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Valley of the Giants air show returns to Westport

For the second year, model airplane enthusiasts from across the northeast made their way to Westport and the Valley of the Giants.

Sunday, July 8

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Carpenter, Latchford to wed

Mark and Brenda Carpenter of Adirondack are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Carpenter, to Timothy Patrick Latchford, son of Jack and KC Latchford of Chestertown.

Can we bioengineer a renewable fuel?

Among alternative renewable fuels currently being researched for efficacy, algae has sparked considerable interest.

Saturday, July 7

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Suspect named in NBT bank robbery

Police identified the man who robbed a Plattsburgh bank this past Monday.

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Concerts set to return to Ballard Park this summer

The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks presents Seventeenth Annual Ballard Park Concert Series beginning on July 12 with the “Jamcrackers,” and Irish Step dancing by Griffin Wilkins.

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First reponders named to Willsboro Wall of Distinction

The Willsboro Central School Wall of Distinction has a lot more members.

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Homeward Bound looks for new property in Saranac Lake

Glenwood proposal dropped amid controversy

After scrapping plans to set up an office and small retreat for veterans on Glenwood Drive, officials at Homeward Bound Adirondacks (HBA) say they are still looking for property in this village to use as a base of operations.

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A. Paul Scott to lead ELCS during transition

School board seeking combo super/principal

Former Peru Superintendent A. Paul Scott will oversee Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School during its transition to a new superintendent.

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Forsell, Prezbindowski to wed

Mark and Liz Forsell of Raquette Lake, N.Y. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Lovisa Forsell to Gary Michael Prezbindowski of Houston, Texas son of Gary and Maxine Prezbindowski also of Houston Texas.

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Sinfonietta ready for 95th season in Lake Placid

For the 95th year, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta will take to the stage for an “Inspiring” season of concerts.

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Sharkey to wed

Karen Sharkey of Ticonderoga has announced the engagement of her daughter, Brooke Michelle Sharkey, to Justin Wayne Taylor, son of Wayne and Kim Taylor of Ticonderoga.

Friday, July 6

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Veterans’ memorial to be christened Saturday in Chestertown

U.S. soldiers from the Revolutionary War to the present day conflicts in the Middle East are now honored on the town of Chester Veterans Memorial, which is to be dedicated Saturday July 7 in a long-awaited ceremony.

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Chester’s Summerfest set for this weekend

Hometown Summer fun is in store at the town of Chester's Summerfest, set for Saturday July 7.

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In Warren County, family fun continues through weekend

Although independence Day is over, the festivities in Warren County continue full-force through the weekend.

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Keeseville dissolution gets heated

As Keeseville Dissolution Committee members started to look at the draft of a plan that may lead to the village’s end, talks over a couple of issues got very heated.

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Film student chooses home town for movie’s back drop

The Northern Adirondacks have been the set for a former Westport Central School Student’s short film.

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Community members ask what is next for Health care

There were mixed reactions across the country Thursday morning as the Supreme Court approved a motion to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

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Lake Placid squeaks under tax cap with new budget

Lake Placid Village Board members Thursday, June 28 in a special meeting adopted the 2012-13 village budget barely under the state-mandated tax cap.

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Candice King winner at horse shows

Candice King of Wellington, FL rode Whistler to victory in the $30,000 USA Animo Open Jumper Classic Thursday at the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

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Camp Sagamore hosts Black Fly Beer Camp

Months ago, Jeff Flagg was brainstorming ways to get people to Raquette Lake’s Great Camp Sagamore at a time when the black flies tend to rule the forest.

Column way left of center

I feel obligated to comment on the collaborative effort of the Editorial Board, which appears from the article to be way left of center.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice on Internet dating

I have a female friend, never married with no children.

Thursday, July 5

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Eagles fly in Ti

Non-profit seeks new members

Above the Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus soars the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a nest of community members seeking to help their neighbors.

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Chilson FD plans barbecue, vehicle show

The Chilson Fire Department will keep the barbecue fired up for serving up good food, along with good music and a classic emergency vehicle show on July 14.

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Essex Fourth photo gallery

Essex Fourth photo gallery

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Sometimes you just gotta get a little mad

From the Editor's Desk

We’ve all felt it. Your face grows flush, brow muscles move in and down and you stare, hard at your target as your nostrils flare and your jaw clenches.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – July 1912•

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Acclaimed musical explores family relationships

Broadway star Sarah Litzsinger is headlining a Pulitzer-winning musical Next to Normal, a production of Adirondack Theater Festival that's started a two-week run at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

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Museum of History now seeking greeters

Success has its challenges for the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History,which has garnered regional attention for its professional, informative presentation of artifacts and documents. The Museum is now seeking additional volunteers to serve as greeters to help guide people and refer them to available resources — no experience is necessary.

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Saranac Lake Fourth photo gallery

Saranac Lake Fourth photo gallery

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Tupper Lake Independence photo gallery

Tupper Lake Independence photo gallery

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Lake Placid Fourth photo gallery

Lake Placid Fourth photo gallery

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Chapot continues winning ways

Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ won the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau 1.45m Open Jump-off Wednesday at the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

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Jay Fourth of July photo gallery

Jay Fourth of July photo gallery

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Gore to debut new activities this week

On Saturday, July 7, Gore Mountain will officially unveil its new lineup of spring and summer attractions.

Character matters

As I read the letter a few weeks ago from John Sharkey of Ticonderoga, with regard to “Does Character Matter,” I couldn’t agree more.

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Inside the FLW Tournament

H2O Adventures

They came, they fished, they caught ‘em.

Wednesday, July 4

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Church organist honored for 55 years of service

The friends and members of First Congregational Church of Crown Point joined together to celebrate the 55-year musical ministry of their organist Patricia Lewis Knapp on Sunday, May 13.

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Donohue to marry

Mr.and Mrs. Marc Donald Hallberg of Richmond, Va., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Elizabeth Hallberg, to Matthew Robert Donohue, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert George Donohue of Ticonderoga.

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Dedicating the old and the new in Ticonderoga

“Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years” Committee will sponsor two Dedication Ceremonies Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at Champlain Legacy Park (on the north side of the La Chute River across from Bicentennial Park in downtown Ticonderoga).

Thanks to the Newcomb House

I would like to say a special thank you to some wonderful people.

You can’t make this stuff up

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

For someone who still considers himself a novice at writing a weekly commentary, I struggle coming up with a topic each week, frequently agonizing throughout the weekend, trying to play out some outlines in my head before sitting down in front of the computer Sunday evening to work up the first draft.

False information can be harmful

Editorial

It seems harmless enough. A reporter writes a story about a school program and a reader comments online that teachers do nothing all summer, and suddenly, the majority of comments revolve around that comment.

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Westport’s history and present included in Calendars

Calendars will be sold as a fundraiser for the Fish and Game Club

The Westport Fish and Game Club will be selling a piece of town history in their calendars for the annual fundraiser.

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Community celebrates 25 years of Minerva Day

Minerva residents took to the sunny streets Saturday, June 30, for the town’s 25th annual Minerva Day celebration.

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Westport, Saranac Lake top U.S. News schools list

Westport Central School has received a silver medal from U.S. News and World Report.

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Essex Theatre Company under a 'Godspell'

The Essex Theatre Company opens its new season with Godspell, with the first curtain raising on Friday, July 6.

Tuesday, July 3

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Local kayakers ask Plattsburgh to consider downtown whitewater kayak park

An old idea to put a whitewater kayak park in downtown Plattsburgh is starting to make waves.

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Developmentally disabled find a home

Theresa Garrow is only asking for a little open-mindedness.

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New farmers’ market — key to Chestertown’s revival?

For years, Chestertown has endured a row of empty storefronts downtown. but the past two Wednesdays, downtown has been more lively, since the launch of the Chestertown Farmers' Market. Some venders at the weekly venue even reported selling out of their inventory — potential downtown commercial enterprises take note!

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Students strive to promote lake protection

A contest sponsored by the lake George Association boosts environmental awareness — particularly lakewater quality — among both hundreds of school children participating in an LGA contest — and the general public.

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Activities keep residents active and spark memories

PLATTSBURGH – As the Castaways stood center stage, playing golden oldies, residents clapped their hands, tapped their feet, bobbed their heads and smiled, surrendering to the rhythm.

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Plattsburgh bank robbed

PLATTSBURGH — Customers casually walked in and out of NBT Bank Tuesday, smiling under a hot summer sun.

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Stand up for open mic in Plattsburgh

Raymond Wayman opened with weight loss and online dating.

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Affordable Care Act upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

PLATTSBURGH — Americans across the country cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Health Care Act.

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Tannery Pond Community Center celebrates 10 years

Dozens of residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Tannery Pond Community Center Saturday, June 30 with a gala.

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North Creek celebrates business growth

Business leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, June 30 on Main Street to celebrate the town’s growth.

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Westport seeks proposals for town hall work

The committee formed to figure out what to do with the Westport Town Hall will soon be going over proposals.

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Westport Heritage House opens doors, new floors

Members of the Westport Heritage House invited the community to join them for a celebration of the building June 19.

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Local schools honor veterans with diplomas

A pair of local schools took time to honor veterans in their community and give them the one thing they left school without — a diploma.

Monday, July 2

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Wrnsbg. seniors now gather at Countryside Home to share meals

Although outcries were heard at first, a move Warrensburg's senior mealsite out of downtown to Countryside Adult home has been accepted well — and the consolidation is now reaping benefits for both county taxpayers and mealsite participants.

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Ward Lumber, Fuller Excavating make their match to Jay, Keene flood relief

Two local companies with ties to two North Country towns most severely damaged after Tropical Storm Irene made good on a matching donation pledge June 25.

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One vote down, two to go for NYCO, state land swap

NYCO Minerals is another step closer to receiving the land it needs for mining in the North Country.

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Senior picnic fund restitution moves to full board

A resolution to restore up to $5,000 in funding for an annual Office of the Aging senior picnic passed through the Essex County Ways and Means Committee June 25.

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Couchey remembered for humor, love and kindness

Family, friends and community members packed the Essex Community Church June 23 to remember a man of faith, family, art and humor.

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Fourth of July festivities set

Sophie Clark to lead Essex parade

There will be parades, games, dances, food and fireworks as local communities celebrate Independence Day this coming week.

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Kathy Halloran named Minerva Citizen of the Year

Having lived in the Town of Minerva for 43 years, Kathy Halloran has seen and experienced a lot — she is indeed a busy person and has been a very active and involved member of the community.

Sunday, July 1

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Fourth of July & community festivities abound in area

The Lower Adirondacks is known for its festivals and its family-friendly community events, and the first week in July is full of them.

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New L.G. town hall garden to curb stormwater, serve as ‘green’ model

Whe Lake George Association and the Lake George Town Board collaborate on planting a demonstration garden at the town hall, after installing drywells to manage stormwater from the property.

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Ticonderoga police arrest youthful vandal

Police have video tape; volunteers vow to continue efforts

A 13-year-old Ticonderoga girl has been arrested and charged with vandalism in downtown Ticonderoga. The girl, whose name is being withheld by Ticonderoga police, was charged July 1 with third degree criminal mischief. Her case will be handled by Essex County Family Court.

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Old-time Adirondack farms to be featured

An area advocate for sustainable agriculture in the Adirondacks has coordinated a historical exhibit looking at farms from a century ago, their practices and their role in the community and economy.

Thanks for being there

On Sunday, June 17, the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company held the Second Annual Boquet River Duck Derby.