Stories for June 2012


Saturday, June 30

Bad placement

I have waited four weeks to see if your paper would continue to be so crass as to continue to place obituary submissions in the Want Ads Section.

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United Way golf tourney a success

The Engel & Volkers Lake Placid Real Estate team consisting of Phil Thayer, Larry Barry and Jim Batt along with their guest celebrity Bill Tavares, 1992 U.S. Olympic Luge athlete and U.S. Woman’s Bobsled Coach Team, were the Low Gross team winner with a score of 60 at the 2012 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament.

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Camp Dudley returns at ‘full strength’

Landscaping, repairs from 2011 floods completed

The view from the cub cabins is quite different in 2012 as the youngest campers at Camp Dudley, YMCA, will have a breathtaking view of Lake Champlain.

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Essex County Highway Dept. seeks loan while waiting for Irene funds

The Essex County Highway Department will be taking a loan from its parent.

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Scozzafava wants HNNH employees to have first dibs at county jobs

Tom Scozzafava wants to keep as many Horace Nye Nursing Home employees in the county system as possible.

Friday, June 29

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Adirondack Waterfest coming to Crown Point

Penfield Museum to host event July 13

The Adirondack Waterfest is coming to Penfield Museum in the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville. The 18th annual event will be held Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a free day of water-related exhibits and events, entertainment and food.

Essex County Drug Task Force nabs 6 offenders

Six people were arraigned in Essex County Court on June 28 for felony drug charges. All defendants were remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of bail. The next court date has been set for Sept. 13.

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Chapot wins on day two of horse shows

Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ won the Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.45m Power and Speed Stake on Thursday at the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

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Fort Ticonderoga leaders to meet with community

Meeting July 12 at Community Building

Fort Ticonderoga’s role in the community, now and in the future, will be discussed during a public forum. Fort administrators have invited community members to join them for a meeting Thursday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Community Building.

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Former superintendent speaks at Minerva graduation July 23

Minerva Central School graduated 10 students on Saturday, June 23.

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Seven graduate from Long Lake Central School

Seven seniors graduated from the Long Lake Central School Friday, June 22.

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Local country-rock duo to hold party for debut CD

The country-rock duo of Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole — a.k.a. Decadence — will hold a CD release party for “Love Loud” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 29 at the Copperfield Inn on Main Street in North Creek.

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Saranac Lake puts fence law on hold again

Members of the Saranac Lake Village Board Monday, June 25 tabled their adoption of a new fence law for the second time in a month.

Rally well attended

Although the weather was not cooperative on June 2, approximately 75 motorcyclists braved the downpours of rain to participate in the sixth Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Ride.

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Lessons learned will serve Westport graduates well

Westport Central School graduation

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Willsboro graduates will always have a place there

Willsboro Central School graduation

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Port Kent water plant now online

Residents of Port Kent will now be able to do a lot more with water.

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Library director defends Bookmobile transfer

The director of the Clinton-Essex-Franklin County Library System said the choice to give the Bookmobile back to the three counties was a matter of ownership.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice on dating

My brothers think I am not good at dating. I have had boyfriends and many guys ask me out on dates, but these relationships work for a while and then they don't work anymore.

Support appreciated

We would like to thank all of our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers who donated time and money at this year’s March of Dimes, March for Babies.

Thursday, June 28

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July 4 events planned for North Creek region

A variety of Fourth of July events are planned throughout the region this week, starting with the 25th Annual Minerva Day on Saturday, June 30 and ending with Independence Day celebrations in Johnsburg and Indian Lake on Saturday, July 7.

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Planning Board vote near on Ward Hill subdivision

The Johnsburg Planning Board ended public comment on the much-discussed Ward Hill Subdivision proposal Monday, June 25 but deferred action on the plan until its July meeting to allow board members time to craft a draft decision regarding the project.

Takes issue with critical letter

Tony Moro puts the English language to strenuous use in his critique of Wes Dingman’s comments regarding Capitalism (June 16 issue of the News Enterprise).

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Kenny wins at horse shows

Darragh Kenny of Ireland won the 1.45m Whiteface Mountain Open Jumper Stake on Wednesday at the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

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Reward offered for arrest of Ticonderoga vandals

Police have video tape; volunteers vow to continue efforts

Vandals have again destroyed beautification projects in downtown Ticonderoga. Flower boxes on the Montcalm Street bridge have been ruined for the second time in the past three years.

A re-discovery

The Tank

After a weekend that seemed as if the events, breaking stories and life in general were never going to stop, I really needed a break.

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An unfair life and joy of human connections

From the Editor's Desk

As I watched young graduates swimming in their dreams this past weekend, I recalled someone telling me if I need or want something, ask the universe and manifest it.

Animals left in vehicles

It’s time again to remind people to NOT leave your pet in your vehicle, whether you’re parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it’s still NOT OK to leave your pet in a parked car!

List board phone numbers

I live in Schroon Lake and I have to say that I am very disappointed in the school’s website www.schroonsschool.org.

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Race is on

Stec backed in Essex County, Tarantino makes it official

The race for the 114th Assembly district got started this week as Dan Stec picked up another endorsement and Dennis Tarantino officially threw his hat in the ring.

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Pastor Van Patten leaving North Creek United Methodist Church

Pastor Kristi Van Patten is leaving the North Creek United Methodist Church for a new assignment at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Green Island, N.Y. starting July 1.

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LaValley gives advice to Tupper Lake graduates

Tupper Lake High School graduation

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History, pop song inspire Saranac Lake graduation speakers

Saranac Lake High School graduation

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Lake Placid graduates told by former teacher to smile

Lake Placid High School graduation

Thanks for support

Thanks to the people of Westport for your continued support of local Food Shelf through the collection done by the Postal workers, we are very grateful.

Wednesday, June 27

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Young students conduct science experiments they’ve devised

North Warren students not only conducted scientific experiments, but they choose their topic and devised a hypothesis, seeking to discover new information about the world around us all.

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Stec backed by Essex Co. chiefs, Tarantino declares candidacy

The race is on...

The campaign of Assembly candidate Dan Stec moves forward with a mass endorsement — meanwhile Dennis Tarantino, a Glens Falls attorney, declares his candidacy for the 114th District Assembly post

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Lake George community swimming pool sought

Mayor Blais at first wondered why the village should build and operate a community swimming pool, as the municipality sits on the shores of a pure 32-mile-long lake — but now he's willing to consider the idea, along with other village board members.

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Coleman lantern enthusiasts to convene in Lake George

Enthusiasts of Coleman lanterns and other pressurized-gasoline appliances from all over the world will be convening in Lake George This weekend, and there will be an expo, seminars, and a mass lantern light-up on the shores of the lake.

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Old-time farms to be featured at Warrensburg museum

A century ago, farmers were productive in the Adirondacks, producing vegetables, livestock and feed for regional consumption. But as larger farms developed nationally and more efficient transportation emerged, local farms died out, too small to compete. Today, however, a resurgence in local and sustainable food systems is once again changing how we use the lands of our forebears. An exhibit at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History examines the changing role of farms in the region.

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L.G. Conservancy's annual meeting to feature publisher

Lake George Mirror publisher Tony Hall has experienced an adventurous, eventful life, whether it was studying with Beat poet Gregory Corso on an island in the Aegean, crewing on a schooner in Hawaii, traveling through Greece and Turkey studying Byzantine art and archaeology, working for Lehman Brothers, studying at Harvard, or working for the legendary NY State Senator Ron Stafford. Those attending the Lake George Land Conservancy's annual meeting July 13 at the Lake George Club are likely to get a glimpse into his life as he talks about urban displacement and the future of Lake George

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'Crossroads' historical re-enactment held in Bolton

An extensive encampment of historical re-enactors recently gave Bolton residents and visitors an authentic glimpse into colonial American life.

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Ticonderoga chamber plans car show raffle

Proceeds to support show, chamber programs

A raffle has been added to the list of events at the Ticonderoga Area Car Show. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the 20th annual car show will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in Bicentennial Park.

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Customer service is a priority

Chamber Connection

“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends” – Walt Disney.


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

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New Keene fire station ready for construction at different location

Keene's Fire Station, destroyed on August 28, 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene, will be rebuilt on higher ground.

How is pie in the face relevant?

Relevance is pre-eminent in the process of education at any level.

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Ahhh ... summertime

Notes from the North Woods

This is the time of the when it appears that everyone, and everything is on the move.

Local men arrested for sale of cocaine and ecstacy

The three men face multiple drug charges

Three men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the criminal sale of controlled substances on June 26.

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Plattsburgh holds commencement

No one is perfect, Plattsburgh High School Principal Glenn Hurlock told the graduating Class of 2012. But strive to be the best you can be, he followed the above statement up with.

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Collecting change to make change

Raelyn Passino gazed over the silent wave of blue and white and asked, “Do you remember that first step onto the school bus, kissing mom and dad goodbye?”

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Learning how to learn

SARANAC – To Sara LoTemplio, she only walked through Saranac High School’s doors as a freshman yesterday, tripping up the stairs and spilling her books on the floor. She thought she’d never escape the place.

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Doheny wins primary, faces Owens in election

Matt Doheny of Watertown won the Republican primary Tuesday, June 26 against challenger Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor and will face incumbent Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) in the fall election for the newly established 21st Congressional District.

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Lake Placid superintendent's contract will not be renewed

Dr. Richards will continue to serve through 2012-2013 school year

Superintendent of the Lake Placid Central School District, Dr. Randy Richards announced in a press release he will no longer serve as superintendent after the 2012-2013 school year.

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Inter-Lakes recognizes employees

Week-long activities thank workers

Inter-Lakes Health recently thanked its employees for their contributions. The Ticonderoga health care facility held a week of activities for employees to show management’s appreciation to its workers.

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Keene graduates remember their school family

Keene Central School graduation

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Elizabethtown-Lewis graduates have tools for the next step in life

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Class of 2012 looked toward the future June 22 with a different take than usual.

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Comic tells AVCS graduates to 'keep being you'

AuSable Valley High School graduation

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Lake Placid Horse Shows open

Competition opened Tuesday at the 2012 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

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Community celebrates Indian Lake graduation

Graduation ceremonies are by nature a time of reflection, pride, joy and a sense of freedom, all peppered with a pinch of apprehension.

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Johnsburg Central graduates 35 seniors

The major theme of the commencement ceremony for the Johnsburg Central School’s Class of 2012 was the importance of learning.

Response to letter

A recent letter writer seems to feel her choices were not supported when she had two abortions.

Event a success

On May 6, the first annual Walk MS event was hosted at the US Oval in Plattsburgh.

Tuesday, June 26

Successful fundraiser

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a Craft Beer Tasting Event on June 2, at Heaven Hills Farm in Lake Placid.

Summertime, take it easy

Kids Count

Summertime maybe our most memorable season as it is so short yet so fantastic.

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Big Boy Bass

H2O Adventures

The tournament season is in full swing on Lake Champlain and the Big Boys of Bass fishing are coming to town.

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North Country SPCA

Our Furry Friends

This weekend, Westport airfield will be abuzz from June 29-July 1 with the second annual Valley of the Giants display of remote controlled aircraft.

Say what you mean; Mean what you say!

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With the primary season now behind us and a pre-commencement of political head bashing just getting warmed up, we now prepare for the next big thing in the election cycle, the conventions.

Stop quibbling at the expense of education


When schools axe programs that, when available and running efficiently, positively impact gifted and struggling students; when they eliminate activities that benefit all students, especially those from poor families who, in general, would not be exposed to them otherwise; when athletics, music, art, foreign languages and field trips become luxuries; public education is underfunded.

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Schroon Lake to celebrate independence

58th annual parade, festivities planned July 4th

Schroon Lake will host its 58th annual Fourth of July celebration this summer.

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Advice to Lake George grads: pursue integrity, compassion, kindness

Lake George High School's graduation featured a combination of levity, surprises and serious advice.

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PRIDE plans fund-raising picnic in Ticonderoga

July 6 at Ti beach

PRIDE of Ticonderoga will host a “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” fundraiser at the Ticonderoga beach on Friday, July 6, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Willsboro Mountain Road to be completed

After two years of letters, phone calls and pleading with the state Department of Transportation, Willsboro Supervisor Ed Hatch has received good news about Willsboro Mountain Road.

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Johnsburg Central seniors take part in art competition

Jillian Urbonowicz and Chelsea Gazaille, seniors at Johnsburg Central School, participated in an art competition in Fort Edward on May 2.

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Learn history of country doctors at Owens House

At the Owens House, there’s a Life magazine article from Sept. 20, 1948 titled, “Country Doctor.”

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Three options explored in Keeseville dissolution

While the consultants presented two versions of a Keeseville without government, it may have been the third that raised the most eyebrows.

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Students bring their poetry to life at special reading

In an evening of rhythm, allegory, life, alliteration, heartbreak, joy, disappointments, and wisdom students and veteran poets shared their pieces for the fifth annual Poetry Extravaganza.

Monday, June 25

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North Warren grads break new ground with humor, surprises

North Warren High School graduates parted with tradition as they celebrated the end of their secondary education in their graduation ceremonies held Saturday, June 23.

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Warrensburg’s grads hailed, urged to embrace responsibility

Warrensburg's accomplished Class of 2012 moves through graduation ceremonies as the group's mentors and peers offer advice: nourish family and community bonds, embrace courage and pursue your dreams, and act on principle rather than impulse.

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Close community bond celebrated as Bolton grads face future

Where else but in Bolton Landing would high school graduation ceremonies draw dozens of people who aren't relatives of the 29 graduates?

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Bill Owens lauds international program at Newcomb graduation

Congressman Bill Owens was the guest speaker at Newcomb Central’s June 23 commencement ceremony honoring its six graduates.

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Best Fourth in the North set in Ticonderoga

Independence celebration July 1-4

Ticonderoga will mark the birth of a nation with a four-day celebration. The annual Best Fourth in the North will be held July 1-4. It’s the largest event in the community each year.

Graduate dies in car crash

High speeds seen as contributing factor in Elizabethtown accident

A Standish teen died after a one-car accident on June 23, a day after graduating from high school.

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I Love BBQ and Music Fest returns

The aromas from the pit bosses will once again waft from the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid when the seventh Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival, benefitting the Thomas Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid, returns June 29 through July 1.

ALS ride a success

Although the weather was not cooperative on June 2, approximately 75 motorcyclists braved the downpours of rain to participate in the sixth Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Ride.

Takes issue with health care view

Guest Viewpoint

In Viewpoint, Dan Alexander states that health care costs for this newspaper’s employees have been greatly increasing year over year despite major attempts to rein in costs.

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Corey to take part in Democratic National Convention

The Minerva Supervisor and chair of the Essex County Democratic Committee will be headed to the national convention in September.

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Westport Students give back

Students learn about being involved in community

Students at WestportCentral School made an effort to give back to the local community and practice good citizenship with a day of cleaning at the beach on June 14.

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Essex County GOP supervisors endorse Doheny for Congress

GOP primary June 26

Republican Essex County Supervisors have thrown their support behind Matt Doheny in the race for U.S. Congress.

Sunday, June 24

Vote Greene in primary

On Tuesday, June 26, there will be a Republican Primary.

Thanks to all for Bolton’s boat ride!

We would like to give a very big thank you to all who organized, participated, volunteered and donated to our Bolton community picnic and boat ride held June 11.

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Ticonderoga business students compete at SUNY Adirondack

Best showing ever for school

Ticonderoga High School business students successfully participated in the 19th annual High School Business Day at SUNY Adirondack.

Saturday, June 23

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Ticonderoga High class prepared for future

Seniors receive degrees in ceremony

The Ticonderoga High School Class of 2012 is playing for real now. Graduates are leaving the safety of school and home.

Catwalk in the Creek organizers give thanks

The committee for Catwalk in the Creek, a fundraiser sponsored by the North Creek Business Alliance, is so appreciative of all the people who attended and of the volunteers who committed their precious time to making this such a successful event.

Thanks for your outpouring of support

We express our heartfelt thanks to all of the area community members who worked to make the recent fundraiser at the Bolton Conservation club such a success.

Thanks for your support and prayers

Heartfelt Thanks to all of Julie’s friends — as well as community members — and to all of Courtney & Connor’s friends, for their concern and compassion through the last eight months.

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Four more schools hold commencement today

AuSable Valley, Keene, Westport and Tupper Lake graduate students

AuSable Valley, Keene, Westport and Tupper Lake graduate students

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Get ready for the Minerva Day ‘Pant, Pedal, Paddle’ event

It’s time to dust off your running shoes, de-garage your bike and polish up your kayak or canoe.

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Essex County senior picnic funding restored

Newcomb Supervisor George Canon moved a resolution through the Finance Committee meeting June 18 to restore up to $5,000 in funding needed to hold the annual Office for the Aging senior picnic this summer.

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North Country School graduates 22

On Saturday, June 2, 22 members of the North Country School Class of 2012 stood proudly on the stage of the School’s Quonset to receive the applause of their families, teachers, and fellow students.

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Emerald ash borer detector training to be held

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive wood boring insect from Asia that is killing ash trees in New York.

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Horace Nye residents honor flag, veterans

Staff and residents of the Horace Nye Nursing Home took time June 14 to honor the American flag and those who served it currently living at the facility.

School code needs revision

It is now 2:08 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12. I am sitting here thinking that today should be my daughter’s happiest day of school.

Friday, June 22

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Schroon Lake graduates urged to work hard

Class of 2012 receives degrees

Hard work pays off. That was the message delivered to Schroon Lake Central School’s Class of 2012 during commencement exercises June 22.

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Moriah valedictorian expresses thanks

Class of 2012 graduates

The Moriah Central School Class of 2012 was asked to look back and offer thanks during its commencement ceremonies.

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Crown Point graduates look to future

Valedictorian urges classmates to succeed

Crown Point Central School’s Class of 2012 controls its own destiny. That was message delivered by Marissa Titus, class valedictorian, during commencement exercises June 22.

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Amanda Millington honored for character, academics

Chestertown Rotary Club awards one of the top students locally in their ongoing program to boost scholarship among area youth.

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Chester Library awarded grant

Book sale approaching

Book sales at the town of Chester Library draw people from all over the state, and in doing so raise vital funding for purchasing new books. Chester Library's annual book sale is coming up in several weeks, and residents are encouraged to donate books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and other items for the event.

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New Warrensburg dance studio to hold first recital

Enterprise revives local tradition

Dance instructor Florence LaPoint's retirement years ago left a void in Warrensburg, and Jessica Foley is reviving the LaPoint tradition with her Hidden Talents Dance Studio, which is holding its first recital Saturday June 23.

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Area seniors to receive diplomas

Crown Point, Moriah, Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga coverage to be online

Crown Point, Moriah and Schroon Lake will hold commencement exercises this evening. Ticonderoga graduation is Saturday morning. Look for stories and photos from each ceremony at the Times of Ti website — www.timesofti.com.

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Congressman Owens to give Newcomb Central commencement speech

Congressman Bill Owens will give the commencement speech to the graduating class at the Newcomb Central School District this Saturday, June 23.

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North Elba tries last move to keep skatepark in town

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, June 12 decided to keep working with the Lake Placid Central School District to find a way to keep the town’s skateboard park equipment in the Olympic Village.

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Four schools to hold commencement today

Elizabethtown-Lewis, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Willsboro students to graduate

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CVES forced to cut more positions

Officials at Champlain Valley Educational Services knew some time ago they would once again be forced to cut positions as local school officials pulled back special education students to save money.

Head Start regrets closing Johnsburg center

It was with great regret that we closed our Johnsburg Head Start Center after 40 years of service in the community.

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A Day at the Essex County Jail

Officers busy during Valley News visit

On June 13, 95 inmates from Essex, Franklin and Jefferson Counties along with federal inmates called the Essex County Jail their home. During morning hours, two more were added to that population, while one was released.

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Gore Chamber honors citizen, business of year

The Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce June 13 honored four citizens for their contributions to the North Creek community during the Chamber’s annual dinner at the Copperfield Inn.

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GOP primaries set for congressional, Senate seats June 26

Primaries for the 21st Congressional District and the U.S. Senate seat held by Kirsten Gillibrand will be held June 26, with polls open from noon to 9 p.m.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – June 1912•

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Illustrator draws out stories for students

Preschool students at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School received a special guest from children’s book author and illustrator, Steven Kellogg on June 15.

Congrats, Coach Reynolds

Congratulations to John Reynolds for being named Section 7 Basketball Coach of the Year.

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Ti farmer could owe up to $10,000 for animal abuse trial

Restitution, sentencing and ownership of the horse to be determined

A restitution hearing for a Ticonderoga man found guilty of animal abuse was postponed until June 29, to allow the town justice time to further examine evidence.

Thursday, June 21

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St. Mary’s School holds annual Nun Run

Nazir, Zelinski win Ti race

More than 50 runners turned out for the annual St. Mary’s School Nun Run in Ticonderoga. Javeed Nazir claimed top honors, touring the mile course in 4 minutes, 51 seconds. Katherine Zelinski was the first woman to cross the finish line in 7:03.

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Author writes about Plattsburgh in new book

The rage that fueled M. Dylan Raskin at 22 is fading, as those sporadic spurts of his signature hostility toward the people he loathed become an increasing rarity.

Chazy Man dies after motorcycle collision

A motorcyclist dies after a crash with a car on Route 9.

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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.

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Bob Hitchcock takes over wife’s Thurman board seat

The open seat on the Thurman Town Board — vacated by the recent unexpected death of Councilwoman Rebecca Hitchcock — was filled Tuesday, June 19 by the appointment of her husband, Bob Hitchcock, to the remainder of her unexpired term.

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Sheriff’s Report

The following is a summary of the activities of the Essex County Sheriff's Office for the past month:

Reaction to Saranac Lake Police Department issue

Guest Viewpoint

Memorial Day 2012 is now in our rear view mirror.

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Graduation 2012: Keene Central School

The Keene Central School Class of 2012

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Graduation 2012: AuSable Valley High School

The AuSable Valley High School Class of 2012

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: advice from others

We have decided that every tenth column we will let you give the advice…in other words, share the best advice you have been given.

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Tannery Pond Community Center to celebrate 10 years with gala

The Tannery Pond Community Center at 228 Main St. is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a gala from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30.

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Stage set for Depot Theatre season

The lights are ready to come up on another season of theater at the Westport train depot.

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North Elba approves items for Ironman, RR trail, dog control officer

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, June 12 made decisions regarding the multi-use trail along the train tracks through Ray Brook, Ironman Lake Placid and the dog control officer.

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Next steps outlined in Horace Nye sale process

Members of the Essex County personnel committee asked that question June 18 concerning the now approved sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home to the Centers For Specialty Care out of New York City.

Good to hear from Ad’k Ensemble co-founder

For many of us, music lovers and appreciators of the Adirondack Ensemble, it was a happy reunion to see Michael Dabroski’s Letter to the Editor two weeks hence.

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Johnsburg senior, grandfather to graduate together

Father on leave from Afghanistan for ceremony

Vietnam War veteran Rusty Leigh will receive his high school diploma from the Johnsburg Central School alongside his grandson, Michael Allen, this weekend.

Hague Fire Department stays busy

Our members were kept busy with numerous calls for both fire and ambulance crews in the last two months.

Wednesday, June 20

Port Henry to create zoning commission

Volunteers sought to propose zoning regulations

The Port Henry board is considering a zoning ordinance for the village.

News on the North Country Triathlon

My name is Randy Engler and I am the founder of the upcoming North Country Triathlon (northcountrytri.com) that will be held on Saturday June 30, 2012 at Hague Beach starting at 7:30am.

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Crown Point man dies after arguing with brother

Victim’s brother facing second-degree murder charges

A Crown Point man died a day after his brother allegedly shot him.

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Fort Ticonderoga to mark Independence Day

Program to highlight 1775

Ticonderoga marks the Fourth of July with one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the region. What was it like in 1775, a year before the United States broke free of England? Fort Ticonderoga will try to answer that question with activities this July 4th.

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Saratoga Railway gets federal Tahawus Line exemption

The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) June 14 decided to give the Saratoga & North Creek Railway an exemption for common carrier service along the 29.71-mile Tahawus Line between North Creek and Newcomb.

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Backlash on the World Record Bass

Notes from the North Woods

Although the recent weather patterns have been decidedly summer-like, the actual summer season did not officially begin until Wednesday, June 20th.

Lindine wins Leadville qualifier

Justin Lindine (New Salem, Mass.) was the first rider to cross the finish line, taking top honors in the second annual Wilmington/Whiteface 100K mountain bike race (WW100) held Sunday, June 17, at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington.

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North Country SPCA

This week, the NCSPCA would like to remind you about the upcoming second annual NCSPCA Golf Tournament, "Gimme Shelter," to be held on Friday, July 20, at the Westport Country Club.

Remember school times

Kids Count

They have donned their graduation robes, adjusted their tassels and now they walk the last walk while Pomp and Circumstance plays in the background.

Growing pains of a tourist town


Who would have thought that a train, in this day and age, would have such an impact on an Adirondack community?

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Dollars for Scholars thanks Marsha’s Restaurant for help

Johnsburg Dollars for Scholars would like to thank members of the community who recently supported the Books for Young Scholars Fund Raiser Spaghetti Dinner at Marsha’s Restaurant.

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District voters approve Plattsburgh School budget

The Plattsburgh City School budget passed by a vote of 952 to 726, but it didn’t come without a price.

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Tarantino may be set to join 114th Assembly race

While he has not officially announced his candidacy, several reports have placed Democratic Queensbury lawyer Dennis Tarantino as his parties candidate for the seat, which is being vacated upon the retirement of current Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward.

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Westport Health Center to be remodeled, expanded through grant

CPI, the company that owns both CVPH in Plattsburgh and the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, received $7,309,572 in HEAL funding, with $5,639,000 for remodeling and renovation at CVPH which will result in approximately 22 private rooms.

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Crown Point man allegedly shot by brother

Gunshot wound to the head leaves victim in serious condition

Unknown circumstances resulted in the shooting of one brother and the arrest of another June 19, police said.

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Gov. settles dispute between Upper Jay FC, insurance company

A dispute over the damage done to the Upper Jay firehouse that appeared to be headed to court has been settled through the help of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Land swap deal may clear way for NYCO mine

After four years of talks, the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee has unanimously backed a proposed amendment to the state Constitution Article 14 which would allow for a land swap between the state and the company.

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Building repairs, infrastructure issues vex Johnsburg Town Board

When the Johnsburg Town Board opened bids for a new roof for the Town Hall on Tuesday, June 19, the news was sobering.

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Parking crackdown vowed in Warrensburg

Warrensburg town leaders decide to get tough on prohibiting large vehicles from parking on local streets — a common practice during town festivals.

Taxpayers lied to

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

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Donation leads to Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System ebooks

Thanks to a major donation from the Plattsburgh Lions Club, the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System has just added over 40 ebooks for adults, young adults and children to a collection that is available to all patrons of member libraries who possess a library card.

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Graduation 2012: Tupper Lake High School

The Tupper Lake High School Class of 2012

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Practicing tough love for angry taxpayers

From the Editor’s Desk

Champlain Valley Educational Services was forced to cut more than 80 positions on top of the nearly 100 that were cut last year as schools pull their special education students back in attempts to save money.

Will there be a daily newspaper in your future?

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

That question has been asked, not only in this country, but around the world, in the past few years.

Tuesday, June 19

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Graduation 2012: Westport Central School

The Westport Central School Class of 2012

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Moriah to host concerts in park

Summer music series returns

The Moriah Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor a concert in the park series this summer. Concerts will be held Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the community bandstand in Place Park, adjacent to the town hall and train station in Port Henry.

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Lake Placid horse shows start June 26

The horses are back in the High Peaks.

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Graduation 2012: Saranac Lake High School

The Saranac Lake High School Class of 2012

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Graduation 2012: Lake Placid High School

The Lake Placid High School Class of 2012

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My day in jail

The Tank

While the day may have started out slow, my chance to follow along with the officers at the Essex County Jail went by faster than any in recent memory.

Athletes win titles; deliver pride for entire region


Most Ticonderoga High School students were sleeping-in the morning of June 12.

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Mountainside graduates Class of 2012

Three seniors receive degrees

Mountainside Christian Academy presented diplomas to its Class of 2012 during ceremonies June 9. The class included Sarah Cruickshank, Duncan Sabatini and Katherine Joseph.

Monday, June 18

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Horicon retiree volunteers to oversee area construction projects

Harry Balz hailed for saving taxpayers money

Retired construction executive Harry Balz lets nothing — not even hospitalization — get in the way of his volunteer work overseeing area municipal projects, which saves taxpayers a considerable sum.

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Ticonderoga High graduate perfect

Student never missed a day of school

When Andrew terSteege receives his diploma during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Ticonderoga High School, he’ll set a record that will never be broken. terSteege had perfect attendance while attending school. Not just high school, all school. terSteege never missed a day of class from kindergarten through graduation — that’s 2,353 days without an absence.

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Graduation 2012: Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Class of 2012

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Graduation 2012: Willsboro Central School

Willsboro Central School Class of 2012

Sunday, June 17

Garden club praised

New signage and beautiful bouquets of flowers at every entrance to town are greeting visitors coming to Ticonderoga!

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Retired Senior Volunteers Program visit Willsboro classrooms

Four volunteers from RSVPs, Retired Senior Volunteers Program, visited the Willsboro Central School Library on June 6, thanks to Stewart Grant.

Saturday, June 16

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Rubber duckies so much fun in Wadhams

As many as 400 rubber ducks will make their way down the Boquet River this Father’s Day as part of the second year.

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Pig-n-Swig gets bigger every year

Cars, motorcycles and pork will be the featured attractions at the Keeseville Elks Lodge’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Essex County supervisors praise new historical center exhibit

A pair of Essex County supervisors said they were very proud of a new exhibit at the Adirondack History Center Museum.

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Leek moths found in Essex County

A new invasive species may have found its way to Essex County.

Thrift Shop asks for cooperation

The Ticonderoga First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop thanks the community for its outstanding support through the donation and purchase of clothing and household items.

Friday, June 15

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Ticonderoga FD gets new rescue boat

Water rescue craft donated

Ticonderoga firefighters have a new tool to utilize during water emergencies. The Ti Fire Department has a 23-foot deck boat for use on Lake George, Lake Champlain, Eagle Lake and Putt’s Pond.

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‘Railroads on Parade’ features extensive new train layout

The world-class museum of model trains complete with lavish million-dollar layouts opened for its second season May 12, and the attraction boasts a new featured diorama.

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Road closures listed for bike race

Residents in Wilmington, Jay, Keene, Lewis and Elizabethtown can expect road closures and delays during the second annual Wilmington Whiteface 100K bike race, Sunday, June 17.

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Lake George Association seeks county funding for Asian Clam removal

Essex County is poised to spend $2,500 to help get rid of an evasive species in Lake George.

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Chester to expand solar power installation

Having already earned accolades for being one of the first municipalities to embrace solar power, the Town of Chester decided this week to nearly double their installation to produce far more electricity in an earth-friendly manner.

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ACAP throws end-of-year celebration

Adirondack Community Action Programs held it’s annual end of the year after school program event to celebrate the achievement of the students and have fun one more time before breaking for summer June 2.

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Housing Trust reselling first house

Program reduces cost for eligible homebuyers

The Adirondack Community Housing Trust Tuesday, June 5, held an open house for the home it is reselling at 8 Fawn St. in Saranac Lake.

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Chestertown Rotary awards Tyler Jensen for academics, character

North Warren High School Senior Tyler Jensen is honored by Chestertown Rotary officials for his achievements.

Adirondack Ensemble co-founder sets record straight

Guest Commentary

To the News Enterprise: As the person who incorporated Adirondack Ensemble and served as its violinist and director between 1995 to 2003, it is misleading to publish a historical column about Adirondack Ensemble without interviewing me or recognizing me by name (see “Music in the Mountains” - May 30, 2012).

We need nationalized health care

Not long ago, I underwent surgery at the Veteran’s hospital in Albany, and there were complications.

Indian Lake revitalization committee gives thanks for help

The Indian Lake Main Street Revitalization Sub-Committee would like to thank the organizations, individuals and businesses including the Town of Indian Lake, Chamber of Commerce and Pines Country Store who helped make the Historic Walking Tour and “Have a Seat-Indian Lake” inauguration successful.

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Head Start drops program in Johnsburg

Low enrollment is causing the Johnsburg-based Head Start program to close after 40 years of service.

Thursday, June 14

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Michelle Bedell honored for her work with scouting

Michelle Bedell has not only devoted countless hours to the Boy Scouts organization, but she's mentored, supported and encouraged boys to achieve their goals -- and live life to the fullest.

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Rebecca’s Florist & Country Store is flourishing

Warrensburg floral shop named 'Business of 2012'

Rebecca Witz Swan's floral and furnishings store was launched in an uncertain economy, yet it has met with considerable success in two short years. It shows was can happen when an entrepreneur follows a solid business plan, has expertise in their field, and puts a lot of hard work into their enterprise.

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Ticonderoga to host community concert

Lake Placid Sinfonietta to perform Aug. 3

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is coming to Ticonderoga. The oldest orchestra in the Adirondacks, the sinfonietta will perform Friday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church on Father Jogues Place. The concert will be free of charge.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – June, 1912•

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Strawberry Festival to open Schroon Lake museum

Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society event June 24

The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society museum will open for the season with its annual strawberry festival.

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Schools set graduation ceremonies

School officials in the region are making final plans for their upcoming graduation ceremonies.

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Wilmington hosts weekend celebration

For the third year, bicycle enthusiasts will come to Wilmington to celebrate the sport.

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Comedy night to help raise funds in Gillis search

While the search for Tupper Lake teen Colin Gillis continues, a special night of laughter is being planned to help aid in the costs associated with the effort to find him.

Literacy Volunteers hosting beer tasting

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a Craft Beer Tasting Event on June 2, at Heaven Hills Farm in Lake Placid.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance, on bullying

I know all about bullying with kids from watching the news, reading articles and even taking my teenage children to see the bullying movie.

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Indian Lake Theater chooses Chestertown native as new director

The Board of Directors of Indian Lake Theater has hired Danielle Shaw, from Chestertown, as the new executive director of the nonprofit community and cultural center.

Takes issue with recent column

Wes Dingman pulled on Twelve League Boots to opine on capitalism in his recent article.

It’s nearly time for the topwater bonanza!

H2O Adventures

Lake Champlain bass are in full spawn mode for the next several weeks.

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Elizabethtown trout fishing derby a resounding success!

The results of the 24th Elizabethtown trout fishing derby were as follows:

Wednesday, June 13

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Warrensburg B&B proprietors to retire after record run

After 38 years of operating Country Road Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Steve and Sandi Parisi have decided to retire. The rustic but gracious lodge, situated beside the Hudson River in Warrensburg, has earned an enviable reputation as a friendly, hospitable retreat.

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Ti farmer could owe up to $10,000 for animal abuse trial

Restitution, sentencing and ownership of the horse to be determined

A restitution hearing for a Ticonderoga man found guilty of animal abuse was postponed until June 29, to allow the town justice time to further examine evidence.

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Two students arrested for school vandalism

Police say more arrests are anticipated

Two Lake Placid high school students have been arrested in connection with the June 7 vandalism of the high school.

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Thatcher to marry

Brian and Laurie Thatcher of Ticonderoga have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Adam Wolff, son of Judy Scott of Ticonderoga.

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Alliance seeking grant for Ticonderoga businesses

Board members appointed

Ticonderoga is seeking a grant to assist small businesses in the community. The Ti town board has asked the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to write and, if successful, administer a “micro-enterprise” grant on behalf of the town.

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WCS alumni softball tourney to honor memory of coach Brent Bertrand

A local softball tournament has been dedicated to Warrensburg High School coach and technology teacher Brent Bertrand, known as “Mister B,” — well-loved for his ability to inspire students through his ever-present enthusiasm, sunny attitude and helpful spirit.

Pantry appreciates donations

The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry wish to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, two recent food drives held on our behalf.

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Annual event to raise money, awareness of scleroderma

BEEKMANTOWN — When doctors diagnosed Wendy Faubert with Scleroderma in 2005 she rushed online, where the Internet told her she had five years to live. “I couldn’t read it after that.”

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Business expo draws crowd

PLATTSBURGH — People squeezed through the crowd, stopping to heft vacuums and take pictures with fake dreadlocks.

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Equine program helps kids with disabilities

MORRISONVILLE — She gets the paperwork first and reads through it as a voice in her head whispers, “I can help this person.”

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Centurion NY ready to roll June 22-24

Cycling is a beautiful sport, so it should be presented in deserving locations.

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Johnsburg Central School senior class raises money for breast cancer awareness

Lead by example. That’s exactly what the Johnsburg Central School (JCS) senior class decided to do when they volunteered their time and efforts for someone else.

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North Creek man arrested for burglary

On June 10, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office was called to 47 Bridge St. (state Route 28N) in North Creek for a burglary that occurred to that residence.

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Back home, again

Notes from the North Woods

Last weekend, I returned to Elizabethtown to attend the opening of the new, Raging Rivers exhibition at the Adirondack History Center Museum.

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Montcalm Mile to precede Ticonderoga parade

26th annual race July 4th

The 26th annual Montcalm Mile will be raced in Ticonderoga July 4. One of the fastest, most-competitive road races in the North Country, the foot race will be held prior to the traditional Independence Day parade.

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Teacher Tim Leach retiring from Johnsburg Central

At the heart of Johnsburg Central School’s athletic program is a man named Timothy Leach.

Develop your own sense of direction

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last year our politicians, major news outlets, union leaders and powerful lobbyists have been waging war in Wisconsin.

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Commencement advice from our staff


From the editors...

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Old Bookmobile may become tri-county communications hub

Three counties that have funded the former Bookmobile may get the vehicle for use as a mobile communications and command post.

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Cascade Express goes commercial

The Essex County Transportation Department has found a new source of revenue for the Cascade Express.

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Saranac Lake water project enters final season

FEMA money to pay for local storm repairs

The Saranac Lake water project is about 95 percent complete, according to Chris Lawton of Barton & Loguidice, who updated Village Board members about the project Monday, June 11, at their regular meeting.

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The successes and mistakes of fatherhood

From the Editor's Desk

I’m 38, Father’s Day is nearly here, and I’ve been reflecting on my kids, wondering who stole my time, why I did this or didn’t do that, and how my actions have impacted them.

Tuesday, June 12

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‘The Last Five Years’ at Pendragon

A powerful and intimate musical, The Last Five Years is an old story told in a new way.

Four Willsboro Central School teachers set to retire

This month, Willsboro Central School will have four veteran teachers retiring from the district after years of dedicated and devoted service to the district and its students.

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Triathletes coming to Hague

Sixth annual race June 30

The sixth annual North Country Triathlon is expected to draw about 500 competitors to Hague. The swim-bike-run event will be contested Saturday, June 30, beginning and finishing near the Hague town park.

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Stony Creek library official honored with regional award

Whether it was wading through floodwaters to retrieve books, hawking hot dogs and raffle tickets at a town concert,or hiring the charismatic Lisa Bartow as a new library director, Stony Creek Free Library Trustee Sandra Payne has served her institution with legendary enthusiasm aand expertise. Recently, she won a top regional award for her efforts.

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Cleaning service marks anniversary

Spin-N-Span celebrates five years

When Spic-N-Span takes on a new job, owner Marie Gijanto doesn’t add a new customer. She makes a new friend.

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L.G. Village reconsiders sewer plant upgrades

Undaunted by prior obstacles, Lake George Village leaders are again seeking to clean up the effluent from their sewer treatment plant.

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Essex County changes election worker training

The Essex County Board of Elections (BOE) will have a new way to train election workers by bringing it to them.

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EC approves mortgage tax report

A total of $309,345.08 will be spread throughout the towns and villages of Essex County thanks to those who have visited the area over the past six months.

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French teacher Mary Blackhurst retiring at Johnsburg Central

Everyone retires eventually from their careers, and this year, Mary Blackhurst, longtime French teacher at Johnsburg Central School, is leaving.

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Minerva Day to celebrate 25 years

The town of Minerva is putting together a celebration of local pride on Saturday, June 30 with the 25th annual Minerva Day.

Monday, June 11

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Painting workshop coming to Ticonderoga

Ti Arts to sponsor event in park

“Art in the Park, a Plein Air Fest” is coming to Ticonderoga. Sponsored by Ticonderoga Arts, the event will be held in Bicentennial Park 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14. “En plein air” is a French expression for painting in the open air.

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North Country walks to wipe out neurological diseases

Dr. Merit Cudkowicz, chief of the department of neurology at MassGeneral, thinks a cure for ALS is near.

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Torch for Special Olympics passes from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid

Law enforcement joins the run to support Special Olympics

The Olympic torch was passed from Saranac Lake to Lake Placid on June 1 by Special Olympic athletes and members of law enforcement.

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Westport Central School to create Wall of Fame

Westport Central School is looking for a few good alumni.

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Sentinel dominates state meet; wins title

Ti hurdler to run at nationals this weekend

Jay Hebert of Ticonderoga raced to victories in the 110-meter hurdles at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Federation championship meets.

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APA reviews Second Pond UMP

Public comment sought on popular boat launch

The Adirondack Park Agency Thursday, June 14 is expected to review the Draft Unit Management Plan for the Second Pond Boat Launch near Saranac Lake.

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Teacher assistant Kathy Allen retiring from Johnsburg Central

It’s hard to imagine Teacher Assistant Kathy Allen no longer working at Johnsburg Central School.

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Fashion show set for North Creek

On Friday, June 15, local businesses will have a chance to show off apparel and accessories in North Creek’s first “Catwalk in the Creek” fashion show.

Saturday, June 9

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Lockhart and Seeley to wed

Donna Huntington of Gansevoort and Randall Lockhart of Queensbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Marie Lockhart to Gregory Thomas Seeley, the son of Michael and Suzanne Glebus of Warrensburg.

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Essex County senior students honored for hard work

53 county students recognized for academic excellence by Sen. Betty Little

Top Essex County High School seniors were honored in a special ceremony on May 31 by Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) and their school administrators.

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Saranac Lake village to revisit fence law

Saranac Lake Village Board members unveiled changes to the local fence law and decided to re-work the law’s language based on comments heard during the May 29 public hearing.

Show a success

On behalf of the North Hudson Women’s Auxiliary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended or helped in any way to make our recent car show a huge success

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Michigan students learn about Schroon Lake

Local group hosts class

The East Shore Schroon Lake Association recently hosted 13 students and their chaperones from the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.

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Ticonderoga teen wins ‘Best Self’ title

Megan Moser, Distinguished Young Woman of Ticonderoga, participated in the Distinguished Young Woman of New York recently and won the “Be Your Best Self” award during a statewide scholarship program for high school senior girls held at Maryvale High School in Buffalo.

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Lewis Family Farm assessment grievance to be heard by county

The fight between the Town of Essex and the Lewis Family Farm is still playing out between lawyers, but will have a day in front of a county Board of Assessment Review.

Friday, June 8

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Bed race, parade slated in Ticonderoga

Entries being sought

Registration for the Ticonderoga Best Fourth in the North bed race and parade is now open. Parade and bed race applications as well as rules and regulations are available online at www.best4thintthenorth.com and at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office.

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Gore Mountain hosts four-school prom

It was the Gore Mountain Ski Center, no doubt about it.

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Longtime North Creek resident turns 100

Donald Roblee turned 100 Saturday, June 2, and the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center threw him a party.

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Arnold’s Grocery celebrates 50 years in the family

For Speedy Arnold, the family business has been an adventure since he was 5 years old.

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Keene Superintendent set to retire

After 16 years of service as Superintendent for Keene Central School, Cynthia Ford-Johnston will retire.

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Saranac Lake village readies for skateboard park

Saranac Lake Village Board members Monday, May 29 decided to prep the skateboard park area next to the police station in case the North Elba Town Board decides to donate its own equipment to the village.

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New program teaches life skills to student

Jeremiah Hurlburt blazes path for others

Jeremiah Hurlburt is the first student in a new program designed specifically for children with special needs at Ticonderoga Middle School.

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Politicians resolving dispute on Lake George park ownership

A surprising about-face occurs in Lake George politics as a tentative agreement is reached to give the Town of Lake George a full, equal share in the ownership of the Charles R. Wood Park, including its festival area.

End all government programs

Read your editorial (“Is health care moving in the right direction?” by Times of Ti publisher Dan Alexander May 25) and was happy to see that you are all for affordable health care for all citizens — just as long as it doesn’t cut into profits.

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Six Johnsburg Central faculty, staff to retire

Once the Johnsburg Central School year comes to a halt, six faculty and staff members will close out their full-time careers at JCS.

Thursday, June 7

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Navy veteran ‘Bucket’ McNeill of Warrensburg honored

The late Gerald "Bucket" McNeill, a Warrensburg citizen with a keen sense of humor, was honored for his service to the nation.

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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Americade

Motorcycle riders arriving at Americade motorcycle rally in Lake George — from near and far — talk about what draws them to the worlds foremost two-wheeled touring rally.

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Andy Campanaro, former Adk. Journal columnist, dies in Fla.

Andy Ray Campanaro: Aug. 17, 1943 — June 2, 2012

Author Andy Ray Campanaro — who lead a freewheeling life, and wrote about growing up in the Adirondacks in the mid-1900s — died June 2, 2012, and will be missed by many in both Florida, and his hometown of Chestertown, NY.

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Missing & captured soldiers honored during POW/MIA memorial

Warren County veterans never forget those who were left behind in various conflicts.

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Strawberry Festival planned in Crown Point

Congregational Church event June 24

The annual Crown Point Congregational Church Strawberry Festival is growing. The eighth annual event, slated for Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will add amusement rides this year to go along with its traditional fare. The festival is held in the park adjacent to the church.

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Minerva holds mock plane crash

Volunteers from emergency response teams in Minerva and the surrounding communities Sunday, June 3 participated in an annual emergency drill.

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Tannery Pond hires first executive director

The Tannery Pond Community Center Association this past week hired its first executive director since opening in 2002.

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Ticonderoga chamber to host open house

June 12 event

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host their ongoing Open Houses with the North Country Small Business Development Center and OneWork Source in June.

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Annual Ticonderoga car show planned

Vendors sought for 20th event

Vendors are being sought for the 20th annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show. The event, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, in Bicentennial Park.

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Westport enrichment students go to the dogs

As the members of Susan Satloff’s enrichment class spoke with children from Lakeside School, a year of hard work was on display.

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Saranac Lake police stops answering calls outside village

Village Board worried about costs, liability

Saranac Lake Village Board members Monday, May 29 directed the police department to stop answering calls outside village limits because of liability and cost concerns.

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Attorney General settles with local contractors

State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, during his first visit to Plattsburgh since taking office, announced settlements with 47 local home improvement contractors after they were allegedly found in violation of the law.

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Students draw a future without drugs or alcohol

The students at Lake Placid Central School took their art and boxes of chalk to the Olympic Oval to rally community support for a drug and alcohol awareness program on June 1.

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Ticonderoga falls in state tournament play

Baseball, softball teams defeated

Ticonderoga was eliminated from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament by Voorheesville in regional final action June 6.

Does character matter?

This letter is for registered Republican voters as the June 26 congressional primary looms closer.

Lock-In a success

Ticonderoga High School’s SADD club would like to thank our many businesses, organizations and teachers who participated in making our After Prom Lock-In a success again this year.

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Bicentennial plans include gala parade

Meeting set for June 12

Plans are now forming to hold a “Warrensburg Day” next year on July 4 to celebrate the bicentennial of the town’s founding.

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DEC arrests teen for BWI

On May 26, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Division of Law Enforcement charged Raymond R. Muncil, 18, of Lake Clear, with boating while intoxicated (misdemeanor) and operating a vessel at a speed not reasonable and prudent (a violation under the New York State Navigation Law).

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance, on shades of black

I dress mostly in varying shades of black for the winter months and am now thinking I look warn out and boring.

Wednesday, June 6

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Denton Publications PR Toolkit

Submit your news today.

Schroon weekend a success

The Schroon Lake Opening Weekend Volunteer Committee would like to thank everyone for making the first opening weekend a huge success!

Ticonderoga teen dies of crash injuries

A Ticonderoga teen-ager has died of injuries received in a motor vehicle crash.

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Hague man pleads to felony

Police Report

A Hague man pleaded guilty to a felony May 30 for driving while intoxicated with a minor in his vehicle.

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Fife & drums corps to join Ticonderoga Streetfest

Annual event July 28

Fife & drum corps from around the country will be part of this year’s Ticonderoga Streetfest. The corps will be in town to participate in the annual Fort Ticonderoga fife & drum crops muster and have agreed join the Fort Ti Fife & Drum Corps at the downtown event Saturday, July 28.

Give the new Health Care Act a chance

I was disappointed in Dan Alexander’s recent editorial, “Is Health Care Moving in the Right Direction?”

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – June 1912•

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Students showcase science research

Six students enrolled in Bolton High School’s advanced science research course presented their findings recently on a variety of topics at the school’s Science Research Symposium.

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All hail pretty conversations please

From the Editor's Desk

Sitting in a local establishment people gather in for snacks, refreshments and socialization, I watched a woman, probably in her 40s, and according to societal standards, pretty, with curly blond hair and a slender physique, engaged in conversation with a quirky, slightly dirty and unattractive man, according to societal standards.

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Youth programming

10 Years at Tannery Pond

It has become trite to even suggest that our future is our children.

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Moriah to study Bulwagga Bay campsite

Should the town invest in improvements?

The Bulwagga Bay campground is a major revenue source for the town of Moriah, but could it be an under-utilized asset? That’s the question Moriah officials are asking.

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Some patients and employees angry over Horace Nye sale

Audience members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting left the courthouse angry and confused June 5 after the sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home was approved.

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Lake Placid rally falls short in Class C title game

Sentinels scored a second straight 6-5 win over the Blue Bombers in the Class C championship game May 30.

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Horace Nye supporters hold public meeting

Community members held their own public forum to make their voices heard after the county denied a public meeting to discuss the sale of Horace Nye Nursing Home.

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Wevertown fire coverage takes shape

The town of Johnsburg inched closer to filling the void left by the defunct Wevertown Volunteer Fire Company on Tuesday, June 5 when the Town Board agreed conceptually to a redrawn coverage map agreed upon by chiefs of the town’s six fire companies.

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Ticonderoga eyes Final Four berths in baseball, softball

Crown Point teams eliminated from state tournament

Ticonderoga advanced to today’s regional final in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball tournament with a 1-0 win against Norwood-Norfolk June 5.

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Back from the ponds

Notes from the North Woods

The blackflies are back, and so are the tourists, just as the fishing season has finally hit full stride.

‘Update to plan’ not true

A recent flurry of newspaper articles, editorials, and Letters to the Editor indicate an effort toward increased environmental regulation.

Tuesday, June 5

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Crammond scholarship to be awarded in Ticonderoga

Application deadline June 20

The LaChute Road Runners Club will again present the Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship this spring. The $1,000 award will go to a Ticonderoga High Schrool graduate who participated in varsity cross country and/or track & field who attends college full-time.

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‘Artists for Animals’ benefit opens at LPCA

“Artists for Animals,” an art show to benefit the North Country SPCA, opened on June 1 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Warning: Danger ahead

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

What are we to make of the current economic conditions facing our country and possibly the world?

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Essex County supervisors sell Horace Nye nursing home

The Horace Nye Nursing Home will be privatized.

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Editorial: Public forum should have been allowed before Horace Nye vote


While we have already stated we agree with the move to privatize Horace Nye Nursing Home in Elizabethtown (Horace Nye: it’s time to sell, April 7 edition), we do believe that Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has a valid point: there should have been a public meeting on the matter.

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Support group to form in Port Henry

Bereaved Parents of USA to meet July 17

There will be an informational and organizational meeting of Bereaved Parents of the USA Tuesday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be at LightWorks Reiki & Yoga, 4326 Main St., Ste.1, Port Henry.

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Soil and Water, BRASS join with local schools to plant trees

Students in a pair of environmental science classes had the chance to put learning into action recently in order to help reclaim riverbanks.

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Funds sought to revitalize CCE building

Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension officials are looking to update their current home.

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Teachers prepare for college

CFES members hold end of the year meeting to prep for 2012-2013 school year

Sixteen representatives from 10 area school across the Adirondack region met on May 16 to share successes and helpful advice for nurturing students from high school into a college career.

Monday, June 4

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Bateaux to pass through Ticonderoga

Trek to begin in Crown Point

“The Big Row — Exploring the 18th Century via Mohawk River bateaux” will travel from Crown Point through Ticonderoga to Bolton June 11-15 using a bateaux — a flat-bottom cargo boat.

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Native American program coming to Ticonderoga

June 16 at Hancock House

A Native American heritage program will be held in Ticonderoga. The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present “Ronathahonni, They Who Paved the Path” Saturday, June 16, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hancock House located at 6 Moses Circle.

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Law enforcement runs for Special Olympics

They started in Rouses Point, a large group of individuals from law enforcement focused on a sole cause as they stretched their legs in preparation.

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Americade is back, larger crowds expected

Tens of thousands of motorcyclists will be rolling into the region this week to enjoy the varied activities of Americade, considered the world’s premier touring motorcycle rally.

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Essex County accepts new weighted vote numbers

The Essex County Board of Supervisors has a new count when it comes to representative voting, with Jay moving into the coveted “top four.”

Events - a key to success

Chamber Connection

The celebration of the Lake Champlain Bridge truly was a grand celebration with events, food, vendors and live performances on both sides of the lake in New York and Vermont.

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Section X football breaks up Northern Conference

Change will mean loss of annual Mayor’s Cup game

Last year, the Saranac Lake Red Storm football team captured the annual Mayor’s Cup against the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks. They’re going to be holding onto it for a while.

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Supervisors question new assessment memorandum

Assessments were not just a hot topic at the many town Grievance Days this week. They were also a debated topic during the May 21 Finance Committee meeting.

Sunday, June 3

Does capitalism have a nature?

Notes from Planet Earth

Myths, rituals, languages, and other culturally determined behaviors that have been always been part of human existence are rightfully considered to be in some way rooted in our biology.

Planning input sought

Last year the town of Elizabethtown applied for and received a Smart Growth Grant to update our town’s comprehensive plan.

Does character matter?

This letter is for registered Republican voters as the June 26 congressional primary looms closer.

Saturday, June 2

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Crown Point wins section softball crown

Sentinels advance to state track meet

Alexandra Macey led Crown Point to the Section VII Class D girls softball championship June 1. The Panthers edged Elizabethtown-Lewis, 3-2, in eight innings for the title.

Fourth preperations

Chief Lansing and his Merry band of Parade Planners have been busy at work organizing the Essex 4th of July Festivities.

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Students learn about environment in Westport

Students from schools throughout Essex County got the chance to get out of the classroom while learning about their environment.

Here’s for quiet motorcycles!

I found J. P. Gitto's letter to the editor about loud motorcycles very good.

Taste of Ti a success

The Ticonderoga Heritage Museum would like to thank our community restaurants, businesses, organizations, farm stands and many volunteers that made our 10th Taste of Ti so successful.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis Youth Commission set for summer

Added hours and programs will be part of an expanded summer program offered by the Elizabethtown and Lewis Youth Commissions.

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State Police pause for Memorial Service

Fallen officer Raymond J. Chippendale honored

Members of the New York State Police paused to honor those who have sacrificed all in the line of duty.

Friday, June 1

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Ticonderoga water project on schedule

Test wells to be drilled this month

Ticonderoga officials hope to have test drills drilled this month, a key step in a $13.8 million water project for the community.

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Moriah planning town-wide clean up

Transfer station to accept junk without charge, limits

The town of Moriah is planning a townwide clean up. There is no date for the clean up, but town officials are in the process of investigating the cost and ways to assist residents.

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Crown Point wins section championship

Panthers advance to state playoffs

Crown Point captured the Section VII Class D baseball championship with a 7-0 win against Chazy May 31.

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Sizzling Summer travel delays to be expected

Rte. 73 Construction to reduce traffic to one lane for bridge construction

Construction will begin on two of the most traveled highways in Essex County in early June, including Route 73 in the town of Keene and Route 86 in Ray Brook. Construction of a bridge on Route 73 near the intersection with Route 9N, will begin June 4 and is planned to continue through the fall.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance, on life examples

I recently read a quote: “Everybody’s life is either a warning or an example.”

Yes, health care system needs help

In answer to the question posed by the editorial, “Is health care moving in the right direction?”, I could have answered, “NO,” without much of any effort to dig into what would come next in the discussion.

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Car shows set for next two weekends

The first will take place Saturday, June 2, at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport.

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Plant mystifies the gardener

Garden Corner

I have been mystified by a plant in my garden.

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Saranac Lake Central introduces Top 10 percent of graduates

While members of the Saranac Lake School Board of Education eagerly awaited the results of the budget vote Tuesday, May 15, they spent some of their regularly scheduled meeting honoring the Top 10 percent of graduating seniors.