Stories for November 2012


Friday, November 30

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Essex County Board of Supervisors proposes a budget to meet the tax cap

Options were debated, votes were held and the Essex County Board of Supervisors made some progress in balancing the county budget at a budget workshop held Nov. 29.

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Ticonderoga zoning review complete

Action expected in 2013

After almost four years of discussion and debate, it appears that Ticonderoga will finally update its zoning regulations in 2013.

Skatepark sites named

The Saranac Lake SkatePark Committee has prioritized their choices for the site of the equipment formerly owned by the Town of North Elba.

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Armed with a college-level coach, Burgher boys have bright future

With an experienced, successful college-level coach now on board, the Warrensburg High School boys basketball team may be tallying some big achievements this season.

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Ticonderoga, Moriah to play for title

Sentinels, Vikings post wins

Ticonderoga and Moriah will play for the championship of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament in boys basketball tonight in Port Henry.

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Model train exhibit to open at the Tahawus Lodge

Two trains will make their rounds in the Tahawus Lodge Center this holiday season. The exhibit, which opens Saturday, Dec. 14, will feature two miniature trains running on separate tracks, both chugging past realistic miniature buildings that include a circus tent, wild west town and barn.

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Freight to roll down North Creek tracks soon

Saratoga & North Creek Railway connected to Tahawus mine

Freight trains should be rolling along the Saratoga & North Creek (SNC) Railway tracks within the next two months, according to railroad officials.

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The Nutcracker comes to Plattsburgh and Lake Placid

The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition for fans of the show and a labor of love for those who put it together. This year, the North Country Ballet Ensemble performed the popular ballet in Plattsburgh Nov. 23-25 and will perform in Lake Placid Dec. 1 and 2.

Make-a-wish comes true

On behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York we would like to express our deepest appreciation...

About Hospice

No one wants to die but it will happen to all of us.

Thursday, November 29

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Ticonderoga bridge to be replaced

Several bridges need work

A quartet of Ticonderoga bridges have been identified as needing repair or replacement. The Tower Avenue, Montcalm Street, Lord Howe Street and Alexandria Avenue spans are all scheduled for work, according to Ti Supervisor Deb Malaney.

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Lights On fest begins Friday in North Creek

Santa Claus arrives Dec. 1 at firehouse, parade

It’s time once again for the month-long Lights On holiday celebration, which begins Friday, Nov. 30.

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Ticonderoga co-op grocery being studied

Grant paying for investigation

A food co-op store is being investigated in Ticonderoga. The town has received a Quality Communities Planning Grant from the New York Department of State to study the feasibility of creating a food co-op in the community.

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Ticonderoga, Schroon fall in tournament

Alzheimer’s Awareness event

Ticonderoga lost to Elizabethtown-Lewis, 45-22, in the championship game of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament in girls basketball action Nov. 29.

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Johnsburg girls basketball

The Johnsburg girls basketball team is preparing for the season with a roster that includes six veterans.

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Johnsburg boys basketball

The Johnsburg boys basketball team will try to improve on their last season’s record of 6-12.

Sports Schedules

Warrensburg, Lake George, Bolton, North Warren...

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - December 1912

Thanks for attending

On behalf of the Lewis Women’s Fellowship, I would like to thank everyone (there are so many) who assisted in the success of our recent Election Day Supper.

Ticonderoga supports girls

I am the director and creator of the non-profit Royal Winter Pageant.

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Johnsburg Alpine Ski Team

Johnsburg Alpine Ski Team Coach Pete Burns and Assistant Coach Steve Ovitt are looking forward to a good season for their team with lots of snow.

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New CT scanner installed at Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown Community Hospital has installed a new CT scanner to enhance the level of service it offers.

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Norton, McCranels wed

Sylvia Norton of Upper Jay and Joseph McCranels of Hague were married Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in the Chapel at Silver Bay.

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Tera Nova review

"In the winter of 1911-1912, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. This is the story of the Englishmen." Thus starts the gripping play, “Terra Nova.” As the opening quote suggests this is a show that will grab you from the beginning. Soon you'll feel the icy wind of the Arctic whipping against your face, feel fear tighten its grip on your throat, feel like you have been thrown straight into the heart of the South Pole.

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Schedules & Rosters

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Indian Lake-Long Lake girls basketball

Returning for his seventh year coaching girls varsity basketball, John Reynolds helped his squad earn a 15-2 regular season record last year and 3-1 in post-season play.

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Indian Lake-Long Lake boys basketball

The Indian Lake-Long Lake boys basketball team will try to improve on their last season’s record of 3-12 in the conference and 5-13 overall.

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Johnsburg Varsity Nordic Ski Team

The Johnsburg Nordic Ski Team Coach Gary Wilson and Assistant Coach Steve Tomb are looking forward to a new season with their varsity and modified teams.

Planet Earth: Should we assign humans to a new Geological Epoch?

Notes from the North Woods

As earth scientists began to better understand and read Earth’s history from the detailed chemistry and ages of various rock formations and the fossils within them, they found that Earth’s history could be divided into different ages which they called “Eras.”

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Minerva-Newcomb girls basketball

The Minerva-Newcomb girls basketball team will try to improve on their last season’s record of 12-6.

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Minerva-Newcomb boys basketball

Second-year Coach Glenn Lang drilled his squad hard on fundamentals and the Minerva-Newcomb boys varsity basketball team has already played two scrimmages to get ready for the season.

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Jay Ward recognizes team members

Jay Ward, President of Ward Lumber, is pleased to announce Team Members recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to the Ward Lumber Team.

Wednesday, November 28

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Port Kent artist creates glass bottle kiln

Port Kent artist makes kiln from old glass bottles.

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Curtis Lumber to honor long-time Schroon employees

Marshall Gero, Earl Rounds mark 40 years

Earl Rounds and Marshall Gero will be honored Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Curtis Lumber store in Schroon Lake. The men have each been with the company 40 years.

Radio operators throughout North Country participate in test

Essex County Amateur Radio Operators, RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) and ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) members participated in the Nationwide Emergency Communications Simulated Emergency Test on the weekend prior to Super Storm Sandy arriving.

Lake Placid Central School seeks new set of candidates for vacant principal position

The Lake Placid Central School District is continuing the search for a principal for the Middle-High School.

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Ticonderoga meets tax cap

Town taxes to increase 2 percent

Ticonderoga has adopted a $5.5 million town budget for 2013 that meets the state’s 2 percent tax cap.

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Schedules & Rosters

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters, Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Schedules & Rosters

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Schedules & Rosters

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Schedules

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2012-13 Winter Sports Preview - Stories, Rosters & Schedules

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North Country SPCA

It's that time of year again! Time for what, you ask?

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High Peaks Hospice helps people cope with death and dying

Hospice care isn’t about giving up, it’s about making a decision—a decision that can define how the final days of a person’s life will be lived. 

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Concept for new Westport DPW and Fire house presented

The town of Westport is getting closer to having plans for a new combined Department of Public Works and fire station put before the public.

Former Supervisor Matthew Clark Jr. dies at 85

 The former head of the Essex County Board of Supervisors died this past week. Matthew B. Clark Jr., 85, died on Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, at his home in Lake Placid. Clark served the town of North Elba as the town clerk from 1954 until 1981, when he ran and won election to the position of town supervisor.

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Few address potential tax levy cap override

 Turnout was low for the Essex County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on Nov. 26, introducing a local law that, if enacted, would override the state's 2 percent property tax levy cap. Harold Akey of Jay was the only county resident speaking at the hearing, asking the members of the board re-consider the option to override.

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Ticonderoga wins girls basketball opener

Schroon Lake falls

Ticonderoga got its girls basketball season off to a good start, beating Westport, 47-31, in the opening round of the Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament Nov. 27.

The season of giving is upon us

The stores are draped in color, the golden tunes of Bing Crosby ring through the air and houses are aglow with decorations.

Education improving

Kids Count

While much has been made of the American education system and its many shortcomings, the truth tells a different story.

Congratulations Denton!

I know that you are reluctant to blow your own horn so I would like to congratulate you on receiving the Senator Paul Simon New York State Friend of Foreign Language Award from the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

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Kidsville News, Denton Publications receive Senator Paul Simon award

The prestigious Senator Paul Simon NYS Friend of Foreign Language Award was given this year to Dan and Gayle Alexander along with Brian Gay of Denton Publications for their work with Kidsville News of Northern New York.

Our life coaches, Style and Substance: The darkness is closing in on me

We recently set the clocks back and I can already feel the darkness closing in on me.

Tuesday, November 27

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SL man arrested for making false report to police in shooting case

Police believe Martin’s wounds to be self-inflicted

Police arrest the Saranac Lake man for making a false report saying he was shot and robbed. At 9 a.m. on Nov. 27, police arrested the victim, 55-year-old man William J. Martin of Saranac Lake. Martin was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false statement. Both charges are class A misdemeanors.

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Essex County now seeking two-point hike in occupancy tax rate

Randy Preston will see your 1 percent and raise you 1 more. The Wilmington supervisor successfully asked for an amendment increasing the resolution seeking a 1-point increase (3 to 4 percent) in the Essex County Occupancy Tax to 2 (3 to 5 percent).

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Taxpayers, supervisors speak on preliminary Essex County budget

Members of the community got their chance to address the Essex County Board of Supervisors Monday, Nov. 26, with many asking members to reconsider the proposed three-year budgeting plan.

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Fort Ticonderoga enjoys successful season

Attendance, revenues, donations increase

Fort Ticonderoga officials report a banner year for the historic landmark. Revenues, attendance, donations and other measures are all up in 2012, according to Beth Hill, president and CEO of the not-for-profit fort.

One dead after ambulance accident

Shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, an ambulance heading to CVPH Medical Center left the roadway.

It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the most recent flare up an atheist group is accusing an Arkansas grade school of violating the constitutional rights of students by inviting them to a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a local church.

Monday, November 26

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Crown Point chamber to celebrate

Holiday dinner Dec. 4

The Crown Point Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the holiday season. The chamber will hold its annual Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Knapp Senior Center.

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Warren Co. budget okayed, but more layoffs might occur

With financial constraints looming, Warren County leaders say workforce cutbacks may be necessary if employee unions don't agree to concessions.

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Lake George Zoning advisory board criticized

Controversy over whether to allow towering hotels to be built in Lake George Village heats up as a municipal board is accused of suppressing public opinion.

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Panthers looking good in new uniforms

Coach appreciates community support

Even when the Crown Point Central School girls soccer team didn’t play its best this fall, it looked great. That’s because the Panthers were wearing new uniforms — thanks to a local business and some hard work.

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Swimmers to have more freedom to roam in Lake George

An antiquated law requiring swimmers to cover up with a coat or robe when they walk off the beach in Lake George has been scrapped.

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Warren Co. Tourism info center now open

The main route from New York City and New Jersey to Vermont now hosts a Warren County Tourism information center, in an effort to persuade travelers to visit the Lake George area rather than the neighboring state.

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Concussions topic of coaches meeting

Coaches in the Westport community got the chance to learn about head trauma and concussions during a special workshop held by the Westport Health Center’s Dr. Pasqualino Caputo, M.D., Nov. 13.

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Benefit scheduled for family of man injured at work

A benefit to help the family of a local man injured at work will take place Dec. 1 in Keeseville.

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Johnsburg Central School invites parents to Technology Night

Learn about school’s computer programs

Johnsburg Central School Principal Nadeen Kearney is inviting parents of local students to attend a special event to learn about the computer programs their children are using.

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Chamber preps for new year

Members of the Westport Chamber of Commerce met Nov. 15 to reorganize their organization with a new president and new members.

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Geraghty expected to become Warren Co.’s new leader

Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, now serving as Warren County Budget officer, is expected to become the county's political leader as of Jan. 2.

Sunday, November 25

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Raising awareness for diabetes

World Diabetes Day is a global event that unites millions of people trying to get the word out about the dangers of diabetes in more than 160 countries.

Saturday, November 24

Praise for town

The town received a wonderful compliment from visitors who stayed a few days in Elizabethtown.

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Woman helps build understanding for mental illness

Alison Doh-Carter wants people to understand that mental illness is a physical disease.

Friday, November 23

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Gore Mountain opens for the season

The Gore Mountain ski center opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 23 with one lift and five groomed trails.

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Osborne officially welcomed back to ELCS

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board and community welcomed back Scott Osborne to the district and his new office Nov. 15.

Students make vet’s day

Being born on a national holiday sure has its virtues.

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LP youth learn about leadership and community change

Lake Placid students took a weekend to learn about leadership and community change to bring about positive changes for Lake Placid and Wilmington area teens.

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Lights On celebration kicks off in North Creek Nov. 30

The month-long Lights On holiday celebration kicks off in one week, and organizers are making last-minute preparations to make sure this year’s event is one to remember.

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Cardboard boat races help students learn

Students learn by sinking boats.

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Chamber honors Deswerts with Citizens of the Year Award

At their annual meeting, the Westport Chamber of Commerce awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to Wayne and Dori Deswert.

Thursday, November 22

Thanks for support

On behalf of “Kids Way Daycare,” I wish to take this opportunity to thank every generous person who offered their support and participation in the “Helping Hands 4 Martial's Family” benefit that was hosted on Sept. 18 at the American Legion Post 504 in Au Sable Forks.

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Church works to provide presents worldwide

Members of the Westport Bible Church are collecting items and donations to supply children around the world with Christmas presents.

Preparation for winter

The Hague Volunteer Fire Department is now busy preparing its apparatus for the winter season.

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Warrensburg Central Class of 1962 holds 50th reunion

The Warrensburg Central School Class of 1962 held its 50th reunion recently at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George.

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Sayward honored with ACT endowment

As Teresa Sayward steps down from her seat in the New York State Assembly, her leadership service is being recognized through an endowment fund established at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) to enhance something she cares deeply about: enhanced public access, water quality protection, and wildlife habitat in the Boquet River watershed and adjacent Lake Champlain.

Outdoor News Editor Steve Piatt wins Communications Award

Steve Piatt, editor of the popular New York Outdoor News, was recognized at recent New York State Council of Trout Unlimited General Meeting for his outstanding contributions to sportsmen and conservationists, and proclaimed the winner of the 2012 Professional Communications Award.

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Yarn finds a home in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh Yarn & Gifts opens for business.

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Local businesses begin accepting Adirondack Bucks

Anna Busser thinks the key to the survival of the United States is found in small communities.

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway adjusts Snow Train schedule

Saratoga & North Creek Railway officials recently announced their schedule for the 2013 Snow Train, offering more trips than the previous season but cutting the amount of stay time in North Creek for skiers.

Wednesday, November 21

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SL police believe shooting was self inflicted

The investigation into the shooting of a local man on Tuesday night have led authorities to believe the injuries may have been self inflicted after the discovery of a witness and the firearm believed to be used in the case.

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North Country SPCA

We at the NCSPCA would like to bring to your attention an urgent need for adopters or fosters for six of our long-term dogs.

Event appreciated

Once again I would like to thank all the volunteers from the area churches for putting on a tremendous Veteran's Day dinner on Nov. 11 for the veterans of the Willsboro/Essex community.

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago • November 1912

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SL man shot on train trestle is in stable condition

Police are searching for two suspects in the crime

Saranac Lake Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting on Pine Street on Tuesday evening. At about 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 20, a person called 911 to report being shot. The victim, a 55-year-old man, was found on the train trestle near Pine Street and Broadway.

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Johnsburg appoints interim town justice

The recent retirement announcement by Johnsburg Town Justice James French put the Town Board in a predicament at its board meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21 as it tried to decide how to proceed in replacing French.

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Champlain National, NYCO team to help food pantry

A pair of Willsboro businesses saw a need recently and wanted to help. In doing so, the Willsboro Food Pantry received a $3,200 donation from Champlain National Bank and NYCO.

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Eagles run for pancakes and the PTO

Runners from 70 to 2 years old showed up at the Westport Central School on Nov. 17 to show support for the Westport Parent Teacher Association for “Fly Like an Eagle” 5K Fun Run/Walk.

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With sixth, McAuliffe joins elite group

Only two other coaches have won six state titles

With a 4-0 win by the Chazy Eagles against the Fort Ann Cardinals Nov. 18 in the NYSPHSAA Class D state championships game, Rob McAuliffe skippered his sixth title team since 2004, with other trophies coming in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

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Johnsburg justice retires early

Town Board to find replacement, hire assessor soon

The town of Johnsburg justice is retiring at the end of November, more than three years before his term ends, leaving the Town Board to find a replacement.

Republicans have a problem

The election is behind us all, but the conservative Republican bubble machine is still in high gear.

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Our Furry Friends

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

Tuesday, November 20

NCCC teachers want a contract

Guest Viewpoint

If you have been to the hospital or even a doctor’s office anywhere in the North Country, chances are that one of the nurses or radiologic technologists who took care of you was a North Country Community College graduate.

Facing financial squeeze, Thurman EMS asks for help

We’ve been there for you — now please be there for us!

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Gaudette sentenced in meth arrest

Jaime H. Gaudette, 36, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison with two years post-release supervision.

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Warrensburg Town Court Report

Judge Bryan Winslow & Judge Mindy Fisk

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Fire fighters wish happy holidays

The members of the Clinton County Firefighters Association (CCFA) would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Gore Mountain ski center to open Friday

The Gore Mountain ski center is expected to open for the 2012-13 season Friday, Nov. 23, according to General Manager Mike Pratt.

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The Nutcracker comes to Plattsburgh, Lake Placid

North Country Ballet Ensemble to perform.

Thanks for helping

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated clothing, household, items, non-perishable food items and monetary donations to help my very good friend, Patty Kelley and her three teenage sons.

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The Tank: Chazy Eagles head and shoulders above the rest

When something has “the look,” you just have to stand back and appreciate what you are watching.

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Congratulations, Chazy Eagles

Undefeated Northern Soccer League Division II Champions

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Congratulations, ELCS Lady Lions

Section VII/Class D Champions Regional Finalists

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Congratulations, Saranac Lake Red Storm

Undefeated regular season Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Champions

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Essex County budget in peril

Essex County officials traded ideas on how to balance the county budget at a meeting on Nov. 19.

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Local schools attend third annual Youth Climate Summit at Wild Center

Students from throughout the North Country assembled in Tupper Lake Nov. 14 and 15 to talk about the environment.

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Secret Santa Society seeks sponsors

It’s a secret society that members are hoping to get the entire community involved in. Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School teachers Sarah Rice and Kaitlin Fielder helped organize the ELCS Secret Santa Society to help provide presents for students in grades 7-12 for the past two years, after Essex County Toys for Kids had to cut back on who they were able to help.

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‘Holiday Train’ to stop in Ticonderoga, Port Henry

Nov. 30 visit to kick off holiday season

The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will again mark the arrival of the holiday season in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. The train, decorated in holiday lights and carrying a live musical show, is scheduled to stop in Ticonderoga at 4 p.m. and Port Henry at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

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Forest oddities

Notes from the North Woods

Anyone who has spent much time in the woods understands that nature is very fickle. In fact, it is quite often downright contrary.

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Where should our priorities lie?

From the Editor's Desk

During the months leading up to the election several people ranted about socialism, claiming the country was headed that way or that this or that political candidate was a socialist.

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Suicide: There is always someone willing to listen

The holidays can be a heartwarming time of year, when family members come together to make lasting memories.

Public Health Department nurse honored

Essex County Public Health Preventive Services Nurse, Gina Brandolino, has received the New York State Public Health Works! Honor Roll recognition.

Monday, November 19

Memo to God

Because of “Sandy” things here are not dandy. Millions on their knees. Winter’s closing in, patience growing thin. If there’s no heat, they will freeze.

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HEAP application process under way

The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced that New York’s Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will begin accepting applications for regular benefits on Monday, Nov. 19.

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Best Eagles ever?

In one of the most dominant seasons witnessed in Section VII and state history, the Chazy Eagles captured their sixth New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D state title with a 4-0 win over Section II’s Fort Ann Nov. 18 in Middletown.

Let’s count our many blessings

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

On behalf of everyone here at New Market Press & Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

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North Creek's Lights On parade needs participants

Organizers for the annual “Lights On” holiday celebration are looking for residents throughout the Upper Hudson Valley/Gore Mountain Region to participate in the gala parade down Main Street, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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Schroon Lake chamber seeking holiday help

Christmas celebration committee wants suggestions

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce is seeking suggestions for its annual Old Tyme Christmas celebration. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8.

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Space the overriding issue in quest for Lewis library

A group of community members interested in creating a public library in the town of Lewis held their first meeting recently, and finding space was the dominant issue.

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Terbeek ends term as Northern Tier Providers head

After two years as the top man for a seven-county coalition, Doug Terbeek relinquished his gavel as president of the Northern Tier Providers.

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Brody Hooper feted by substance abuse group

An Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School senior was honored for his efforts to help fight against synthetic drugs in Essex County.

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Fundraiser planned for DJ Belzile Nov. 25

Family and friends of DJ Belzile will be holding a benefit fundraiser to help after an accident that took away his ability to work.

Mooers Fire Department receives Bucket Brigade grant

Fire gear only has a shelf life of 10 years. It doesn’t go moldy or stale, but it does begin to offer less protection to the person wearing it.

Sunday, November 18

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Sixth sense: Chazy wins Class D title

After the final horn to the 2012 Class D soccer season sounded, David Poitras proclaimed that the mission was accomplished. “We knew that we had to come here for one thing, to get our trophy back.”

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Joy to the Children benefit planned for 26th year

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites everyone to usher in the holidays and celebrate the season of giving at the 26th Annual Joy to the Children Benefit Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

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Chazy advances to state title game

In the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals Nov. 17, the Poland Tornadoes keeper kept the Chazy Eagles off the board for 64 minutes, including a save on a Brandon Laurin direct kick in the 65th minute.

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Former Crown Point businessman joins Foster Motors

Joe Bodette on board

A man with Crown Point ties is the newest member of the sales team at Foster Motors in Middlebury, Vt.

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Housing Outlet raises money for Ronald McDonald House

Plattsburgh Housing Outlet scares up its volunteers each year to provide children with a safe venue for trick-or-treating.

Contest will help empower local girls

Shine On! inspires girls to be strong and confident. It empowers them and teaches them that beauty is not just on the outside. The local program that strives to build resiliency in girls is up to win a $10,000 grant in the AVEENO “Be An Active Natural Challenge.”

Driver may not have been wearing seat belt when accident claimed his life

A young Schuyler Falls man failed to negotiate a curve when his truck swerved off the road. The 24 year old’s 1999 Dodge Ram overturned in the accident that claimed his life. Corey Bulriss was driving north on Ore Bed Road in the Town of Saranac when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve near Ore Pond, according to New York State Police.

Friday, November 16

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Moriah Fire Department recognizes member for 53 years of service

Wykes said he plans to keep serving the FD

The dedication of 53 years of standing in roadways on cold nights directing traffic and curious bystanders; waking in the middle of the night to run off to a fire or emergency, and years of devotion to protecting the people of the Moriah Fire District were recognized in a special ceremony for Fire Police member William “Bill” Wykes Nov. 15.

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Mineville FD receives new “Mini Rescue” truck

The members of the Mineville Fire Department recently welcomed a new addition to their fleet of emergency vehicles in the form of a new brush truck.

Thanks to volunteers

The Elizabethtown Lewis Youth Commission would like to give a big thanks to our many parent coach volunteers for assisting us with our successful youth soccer program.

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Whiteface Mountain to open Saturday

Season pass deadline extended

The Olympic Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington will open tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17, six days ahead of schedule.

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NCCC to have student housing in Ticonderoga

College, local investors reach agreement

North Country Community College has reached an agreement with a local group to create student housing in Ticonderoga.

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Wbg. ‘Sing-Along’ set as fundraiser for holiday charity

A community get-together, with citizens singing traditional songs, is set for Friday Nov. 16 as a holiday charity fundraiser.

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Town of Thurman yanks support for EMS squad

Hearing on budget set for 5 p.m. Friday Nov. 16

Facing a budget squeeze, the Thurman Town Board decides to eliminate its contribution towards the operation expenses of the local ambulance squad — rather than approve a tax increase of up to 19 percent.

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WCS field hockey coach eyes prospects for 2013

Warrensburg High School's field hockey team pulled off a remarkable turnaround feat this year — winning the Adirondack League Championship after enduring a 0-6 season in 2011 — and the prospects look even better for next year.

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Warrensburg war veterans honored for sacrifices

Those who served our nation were memorialized recently in a ceremony held in Warrensburg.

Financial squeeze results in layoffs at CVPH

In an attempt to bolster its financial position in 2013 and beyond, CVPH Medical Center laid off 17 employees. A total of 9 of them were management and the remaining 8 were hourly staff members.

Ticonderoga has a drug problem

I will not continue to have nights, where we are held up in our home, locking our doors and windows, a helicopter hovering over our house, and looking at my two young children, as they are uneasy and scared.

Thursday, November 15

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Keene Valley woman commits suicide at Ausable Chasm

The life of a Keene Valley woman ended by suicide on Wednesday, Nov. 14 after she jumped from the Route 9N bridge at Ausable Chasm.

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Lockdown at Wbg. High School displaces students

Due to a bomb threat, law enforcement authorities imposed a lockdown at Warrensburg High School and evacuated students who took shelter in the bus garage about 100 yards away.

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Soup and a play at Depot Theatre

The Depot Theatre will host its seasonal series “Soup and a Play Reading” returning on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Depot Theatre.

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - November 1912

Smokeout set

Tobacco use is the most preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States, yet 45 million (about one in every five) Americans still smoke cigarettes.

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Clinton Community College honors veterans

Clinton Community College students joined Veteran Jimmy Duvall’s peers and the community to honor veterans at the campus on top of the hill overlooking Lake Champlain.

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Ticonderoga High School principal leaving

Graney accepts Bolton position

Ticonderoga High School Principal Mike Graney is stepping down. Graney will become principal at Bolton Central School Jan. 1.

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Northern Tier gathers in Rouses Point to honor veterans

Today, we remember the men and women who defended freedom and preserved America’s heritage, said Robert St. John. Strength resided in the justice of our cause and determination made us better warriors, said the commander of American Legion Post 912 in Rouses Point.

Champlain man gets nine months for threatening children

A Champlain man threatened to kill children. He claimed it would be his way of offering a lesson in accountability. Ultimately, Andre Levesque, 42, was sentenced to nine months in Clinton County Jail for making a terrorist threat.

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Political forum gives light to all parties

Students, some still too young to vote, actively promoted political party platform awareness for a public discussion on the issues surrounding the 2012 presidential candidates on Nov. 1 at Keene Valley Central School.

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ORDA ski areas ready for ‘White Friday’

While businesses and retailers hope for a successful Black Friday, the Olympic Regional Development Authority is banking on a White Friday.

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Civic action group helps the environment

They didn’t want to be just another group that sat in the basement complaining. They wanted to be a politically independent civic action group, with an emphasis on action.

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Veterans honored at Wadhams cemetery

For the seventh year, veterans and their families gathered to honor those who served and those who have passed at the Essex County Veterans Cemetery.

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CCC honors veterans

Jimmy Duvall joined the military after the attacks on Sept. 11 so his younger brother wouldn’t have to.

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Newcomb to host Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 17-18

Community members are invited to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with Santa at the 7th Annual Newcomb Holiday Craft Fair.


The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry wish to express since appreciation to the Ticonderoga Elks for the spaghetti dinner held recently.

Wednesday, November 14

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Giving a voice to the women of Afghanistan

Non-profit gives Afghan women a voice.

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Rouses Point honors its veterans

The Northern Tier community gathered for a Veterans Day Celebration at American Legion Post 912 in Rouses Point.

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North Country SPCA

At this time of year, many families are beginning to unpack their favorite, most cherished decorations and begin to spruce up their homes for the holiday season.

Toy drive started

The sixth Annual Holiday Toy Drive (Sponsored by M&M Diner/Au Sable Forks) is in full swing and I am seeking the kindness of the North Country community in helping me make a happy holiday for children/teenagers who are less fortunate.

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Chamber director thankful

Chamber Connection

There is not a more perfect time of the year to reflect and give thanks for all of the blessings in our life.

Venne was a fantastic soldier

I would like to personally thank you for your dedication to the truth (Times of Ti column “Dain Venne was more than a hero,” Nov. 10).

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Schroon budget tops tax cap

Spending down, but taxes up in 2013

The 2013 town of Schroon budget exceeds the state’s 2 percent tax cap. Trustees voted to surpass the cap with little debate, Supervisor Mike Marnell said.

Thanks for benefit help

Thanks to everyone who came out to help Amy and Bruce Cleveland on Sunday, Nov. 11.

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Chazy advances; NCCS, LPCS defeated

The Chazy Eagles boys varsity soccer team was the last of nine area sports teams to take the field with a chance to advance to the state final four in their respective sport. While the previous eight were unable to accomplish the task, the Eagles served notice to all of Class D that they were looking to reclaim what they feel is theirs — a New York State Championship.

Our pets are family, too

Kids Count

Our pets are so important to us and give rise to great expressions of emotion and love.

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Runners compete at state meet; local teams fall in regional finals

Section VII runners had a strong meet at the NYSPHSAA cross country championships Nov. 10.

A small price to pay for handicapped accessibility

From the Editor's Desk

Depending on whom one speaks with, most residents in Mooers do not want a new library.

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The winter creep at Point au Roche

Adirondack Bark

Winter comes with little warning in the North Country.

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The business of wilderness

For years, there has been a protracted debate over the value of protected state lands encompassed within the Adirondack Forest Preserve.

Tuesday, November 13

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Moriah raises trash fee

Transfer station losing money

The cost of trash disposal has gone up in Moriah. The town board has voted to increase the cost of trash stickers from $2 to $2.50, effective immediately. It’s the first fee increase since 1999.

Forest ‘Dew Drop’ Morgan, 90, passes

Forest “Dew Drop” Morgan, Saranac Lake resident, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Adirondack Park Agency plans out agenda for November meeting

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its Headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, Nov. 15.

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Thanks for neighbors, small towns


Afew days before Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, devastating homes and businesses in several states, there was a disaster in the tiny Adirondack hamlet of Bakers Mills, just south of North Creek.

Sheriff releases monthly report

The Essex County Sheriff's Office report for the month of October:

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‘Night at the Museum’ a success

2013 event being planned

Plans are already being made for the 2013 “Night at the Museum.” The second annual event, hosted by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and Ticonderoga Historical Society, is being hailed as a success.

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Money starting to flow out for Essex County communications system

The new Essex County Communications system is to the point where checks need to be written.

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Adirondack Futures presents findings to Essex County board

The group Adirondack Futures brought their vision of what the park can become to the floor of the Essex County Board of Supervisors Nov. 5.

Our Nation is at a Crossroads

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With the election now behind us our nation is either poised to move forward or is stuck fast in the mess that has plagued us over the past four years.

Monday, November 12

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Schroon teen named an ambassador

Desiree Lanoue to travel to Australia

A Schroon Lake teen has been named a People to People Student Ambassador. Desiree Lanoue, 16, has been seelcted for the program, which was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956.

Debauchery arrives

It’s been awhile since letters were exchanged regarding the Boy Scouts refusal to permit homosexual men into its ranks.

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Parks Heritage FCU awarded 5 Stars, continues growth

Parks Heritage FCU has been awarded the 5 Star Rating by Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading rating company for financial institutions.

Sunday, November 11

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Moriah turns out for fallen soldier

People line streets as Dain Venne returns home

The brilliant autumn afternoon belied the somber mood in the town of Moriah Nov. 11 as hundreds of people turned out to welcome home the body of native son Dain Venne. Staff Sgt. Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed in Paktiya Province, Afghanistan, on Nov. 3, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

New children's store at the mall

Crazy 8 is coming to Plattsburgh. The children’s clothing store, which was launched to compete with other successful children’s retail stores, should open in Champlain Centre this spring.

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Ticonderoga harriers fifth in state

Moriah football eliminated

Ticonderoga raced to fifth place at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D boys cross country championship at Elma Meadows Nov. 10.

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Services set for fallen soldier

Calling hours Monday, funeral Tuesday

Services have been scheduled for Dain Venne, the Port Henry soldier killed in Afghanistan Nov. 3. Venne’s body will arrive in Port Henry at approximately 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava has asked people to line Route 9N from the Westport-Moriah town line to Harland’s Funeral Home on Main Street in Port Henry as a sign of respect. Calling hours will be Monday, Nov. 12, 4 to 8 p.m. at Harland’s. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at St. Patrick’s Church in Port Henry.

Tourism guru named to state post

The New York State Travel & Vacation Association held its annual meeting on Oct. 25 aboard The Sagamore’s scenic cruise boat, The Morgan.

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Kilburn, Stoddard wed

Melissa Marie Kilburn and Brian Michael Stoddard were married Aug. 4, 2012 at St. Peters Church, Plattsburgh by Monsignor Duprey. 

Saturday, November 10

North East Spray Foam recognized as lcynene Gold Gircle Dealer

Leading spray foam manufacturer, lcynene Corp., has formally recognized the ongoing business success of local company North East Spray Foam at its 2012 Gold Circle Dealer Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona recentlv.

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CCC gets new Chief Financial Officer

Clinton Community College hired Shovan as its new vice president for administration and finance.

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Stars on Ice set to make annual visit to the Olympic Arena

The country’s premier figure skating production, Stars on Ice, is proud to announce the return of one of the sport’s most cherished athletes, Olympic Gold Medalist, World Champion and Three-Time U.S. National Champion, Dorothy Hamill.

Service well-attended

On behalf of High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. and the patients and families we serve, we want to thank you for publishing the press release for our Oct. 18 semi-annual memorial service.

Thoughts on ‘law’

I must throw my two cents into the fray and let my thoughts out on the word “law.”

Friday, November 9

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Johnsburg Town Board restores some museum funding, approves 2012 budget

The Johnsburg Town Board approved a $1.2 million spending plan for 2013 on Thursday after adding $5,000 funding for the North Creek Depot Museum and an additional $4,000 for Hudson Headwaters Health Center.

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Moriah meets tax cap for 2013

Town budget adopted

The 2013 Moriah town budget holds the line on property taxes for most residents. It also meets the state’s 2 percent tax cap. So, Supervisor Tom Scozzafava is happy, right?

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Essex man meets family of woman who gave him second life through transplant

It was a family reunion between people who had never met. However, around the coffee table at Rich and Pam Drollette’s home Nov. 4, people who were once strangers talked as if they were old friends.

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Black Ash Pond cleanup continues through DEC, Georgia Pacific

The work to remove around five million cubic feet of “Black Liquor” continues in the town of Willsboro.

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Essex County plans budget, board meetings

There will be changes to the Essex County Board of Supervisors calendar in the next month.

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Rite Aid robbed in Ticonderoga

Suspect sought

The Ticonderoga Rite Aid pharmacy was the victim of an armed robber Nov. 8. A male suspect entered the store at about 6:11 p.m., and handed an employee a note demanding prescription pain medication, according to Ticonderoga police.

HHHN expands in area

North Country Family Health on Route 11 in Champlain is officially part of Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

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Lake George church welcomes new pastor

The members and friends of the Caldwell Presbyterian Church will gather at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 for a special service to install their new pastor, Chad Jones.

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Tannery Pond to celebrate volunteerism with swing band concert

Celebrate the gift of giving on Nov. 16-17

The Tannery Pond Community Center will honor its volunteers with a “Celebrate the Gift of Giving” weekend Nov. 16-17 featuring the “hard-charging and powerful” swing sounds of Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra.

Town prepared for storm

On Monday volunteers from our Fire Department and Emergency Squad, along with workers from Highway Departments, the Hospital, School, Horace Nye Home, Police and Sheriff’s Department were preparing to protect us from the storm.

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Lemons set to lead the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

After an extensive search, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts has hired a new Executive Director.

Thursday, November 8

New, bigger Dollar General in Plattsburgh

Dollar General is coming to the City of Plattsburgh’s South End. And it is a large one at that.

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Thanksgiving dinner to be served in Ticonderoga

Volunteers being sought

Thanksgiving dinner will again be served in Ticonderoga. The fourth annual “Miracle on Montcalm Street — Adirondack Dinner Table” will be shared Thanksgiving day noon to 2 p.m. at the Ticonderoga fire house.

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CCC to hold Veterans Day Ceremony

Clinton Community College to Hold Veteran’s Day Ceremony with college faculty and staff and local Veterans at noon on Monday, Nov. 12.

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Hague Brook cleaned

The Lake George Association has partnered with the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, the town of Hague and the town of Bolton to remove over 1,300 cubic yards of material from eight sediment basins in the two towns.

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Cookie-Cup-Cakery open for business

The smell of fresh-baked goods can now be found at the Willsborough Business Center.

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Barbershoppers bring back memories

The Cumberland Bay Barbershoppers are presenting their 53rd annual show, “Memories are Made of This,” at Giltz Auditorium at Plattsburgh State at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

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Hurricane relief goes to the dogs

Collections to be made this weekend for NY city animal shelters

The North Country SPCA has organized a supply and fund drive to help aid animal rescues and shelters in the New York City area affected by Hurricane Sandy. There will have 4 drop off stations set up this weekend, Nov. 10 and 11. Collected items will be sent to Adopt NY, based in Brooklyn. Adopt NY is acting as a distribution center to get necessary goods to approximately 44 local shelters and rescues.

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Ticonderoga chamber presents awards

Sugar & Spice 2012 Business of the Year

Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe is the 2012 Ticonderoga Business of the Year. Owner Robin McGrath was honored during the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer appreciation dinner recently held at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites.

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway Snow Train to expand schedule

The Saratoga & North Creek Railway Nov. 7 announced that the Snow Train will return this winter with an expanded schedule designed to serve day-trippers and skiers alike for the 2013 season.

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Westport voters talk election

The polls opened at 6 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 6. At the Town offices in Westport four people were already there waiting to cast their vote for their candidates.

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Warrensburg Town Court Report

Judge Bryan Winslow & Judge Mindy Fisk

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Willsboro students to shine in ‘Oliver’ performance

“More!” Student actors at Willsboro Central School will be bringing another classic musical theater piece to the state with their upcoming performance of Charles Dickens “Oliver” on Nov. 9.

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - November 1912

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Trudeau Institute receives Gates Foudation grant

The Trudeau Institute has announced that it is the recipient of a $229,865 grant to support tuberculosis research from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program.

Help with food drive

It’s that time of the year again when unity is formed in helping out those who may be less fortunate during the holiday season.

Partisan politics must end

By the time this letter gets printed the 2012 elections will be history and for many of us it will be a welcome change!

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Essex County Manager has three year plan for budget

With a little pain now, Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer believes he can present a budget that consistently meets the state’s two-percent tax levy cap starting in 2015.

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Concerns raised over Ethics Board re-appointment procedure

The Essex County Board of Supervisors re-appointed a member to its Ethics Board but not without procedural concerns being raised.

Wednesday, November 7

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Taste of Home comes to Plattsburgh

More than 900 people flocked to the Crete Center for a little Taste of Home Nov. 3.

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Residents take frigid plunge for Special Olympics

More than 200 signed up and raised more than $23,500 for the third annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York.

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Benefit set for Bakers Mills family that lost home to fire

J&J Foxx Lair offers space for Nov. 11 event

It’s fitting that the J&J Foxx Lair Tavern hold a fundraiser for Bruce and Amy Cleveland, who lost their home to a fire Saturday, Oct. 27. J&J’s bar manager, Joelene Slater, was the one who found the fire and called 911.

Events aid food pantry

The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Pantry are most appreciative of two local events held on our behalf.

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‘Terra Nova’ comes to Saranac Lake’s Pendragon Theatre for month

“Terra Nova,” is a riveting play about the race to the South Pole from 1910 to 1912.

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Our Furry Friends

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

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North Country SPCA

As the holiday season approaches, many of our furry friends are dreaming of finding their new forever homes and celebrating with a family of their own.

Mean People Make More

Kids Count

A recent study revealed that men described as disagreeable or mean make 18 percent more money than their more agreeable peers.

Hardship Fund gives thanks for benefit

The North Country Hardship Fund would like to thank all that helped support us at our 4th Annual Halloween fundraiser.

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Stec takes 114th Assembly district

Daniel Stec (R) beat Dennis Tarantino (D), accumulating 27,644 votes to Tarantino’s 20,340, in the race for the 114th Assembly District.

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Chazy takes soccer title over Mountaineer boys with 6-0 win

Death, taxes and the Chazy Eagles.

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Democrats dominate Essex County vote

GOP holds registration edge, but lose

Despite being at a nearly 2-1 disadvantage in voter registration, Democrats dominated elections in Essex County Nov. 6. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, carried the county over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a 8,805-5,976 margin.

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Paper ballots to determine upcounty races

Write-in and absentee ballots, not counted on General Election Day, were expected to determine the outcome in several races in northern Warren County.

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Changes abound at Adirondack Community Trust

The Trustees of the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT) oversee the stewardship of more than 210 charitable funds established by individuals and nonprofits for the benefit of Adirondack communities.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: Where are you going in life?

Do you ever really look in the mirror and wonder who you are, how you got to this point in life, and where you are going?

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Cold weather heats up the Big Game Hunting Season

Notes from the North Woods

The landscape has begun to take on a decidedly winter-like cast, as a fresh covering of snow recently secured a white cap atop most of the peaks in the upper elevations.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital Auxiliary to offer pies for Thanksgiving

Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s auxiliary will be selling pies for Thanksgiving.

Agrees with columns

The Oct. 13 Valley News included a pair of good editorial pieces that are worth reading.

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Owens wins third term

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) was elected to a third term in a tightly contested race against Republican opponent Matt Doheny on Election Day, Nov 6.

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Janet Duprey wins Assembly race

This was the nastiest race Republican Janet Duprey has ever participated in.

Tuesday, November 6

ELECTION RESULTS -- Hamilton County

The following are the unofficial results from the state Assembly and Senate races for Hamilton County on Nov. 6:

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Carpenter wins Moriah justice vote

Gero wins in North Hudson

Rick Carpenter was elected Moriah town justice in voting Nov. 6.

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Hatch wins in Elizabethtown council race

Evelyn Hatch received 257 votes Nov. 6, while former town councilman Michael McGinn received 226.

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Bevilacqua wins Harrietstown supervisor race

Bob Bevilacqua (R) won the election for Harrietstown town supervisor against Tom Catillaz (D) Tuesday, Nov. 6 with an unofficial vote of 1,105-819, according to election officials at the Town Hall.

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Will all the grim predictions really come true?

From the Editor's Desk

As you read this, will all my friends still like me?

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Red Storm remain undefeated; Lumberjacks fall

The Peru Indians, Saranac Lake Red Storm and Moriah Vikings reminded their respective Section X foes which side used to own the Northern Football Conference Nov. 3.

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Hague triathlon sold

Event to expand

The annual North Country Triathlon is changing. The Hague race has been sold to HITS Triathlon Series, a for-profit race promotion company based in Saugerties.

Dain Venne much more than a hero

From the Editor's Desk

It’s strange what comes to mind when news of a tragedy arrives.

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It’s time to get back to work

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Our production deadlines have me drafting this column prior to the outcome of the 2012 elections.

Can we be Empire State strong?


In the aftermath of Tropical Strom Irene, the region came together to help neighbors and family rise from the waters and build again.

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Gore Mountain begins making snow

Several improvements in place for new ski season

Temperatures dropped into the teens the night of Monday, Nov. 5, and that was plenty cold to make snow at the Gore Mountain ski center. So they did.

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Wing Wars benefit slated for November 11

Who has the best chicken wings in our region?

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‘Winter wonderland’ coming to Ticonderoga

Organizations to collaborate on project

Winter will be embraced in downtown Ticonderoga this season. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will join with the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, PRIDE of Ticonderoga nd the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance to create a “winter wonderland” in the business district.


I would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support for me and my family over the past few months.

Monday, November 5

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Governor mourns loss of Port Henry soldier

Cuomo praises Dain Venne

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in honor of Dain Venne of Port Henry and two other soldiers killed in Afghanistan Nov. 3.

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Timbuctoo comes to Au Sable Forks Elementary school

“A new life for me and you, the dream of Timbuctoo” will be brought to life by the fifth grade students from Au Sable Forks elementary students.

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McGinn seeks return to E-town board, Hatch runs for second year

While there will be a new member of the Elizabethtown Council after Nov. 6, the names voters have to choose from are familiar ones.

Disagrees with column

Keith Lobdell ("Rich and fat," Oct. 13), is guilty of what an attorney would label "assuming facts not in evidence."

New physician at Warrensburg Health Center

Hudson Headwaters Health Network welcomes Suzanne Bergin, DO to the Warrensburg Health Center.

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Distinguished Young Woman program set

Distinguished Young Women of Crown Point will have its 27th annual program Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at Crown Point Central School.

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Indian Lake community development takes step forward

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the newly incorporated Indian Lake Community Development Corporation met in the Town Hall to further breathe life into its 501-C-3 status as a not-for-profit corporation.

Pure bull

Dave Gibson’s letter on Boreas Pond is pure bull.

Sunday, November 4

Supports Hatch

Ditto to all the wonderful remarks written in recent letters supporting Evelyn Hatch’s election to the town board.

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Dan Leff, Robert Curtis elected to Trudeau Institute Board of Trustees

The board of trustees of the Trudeau Institute has announced the election of two new members, Daniel P. Leff and Robert A. Curtis.

Sheriff supports Stec

It is my distinct pleasure to write this letter of support for an outstanding Assembly candidate, Dan Stec.

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Port Henry soldier killed in Afghanistan

Dain Venne remembered as a hero

A local soldier has been killed in Aghanistan. Dain Venne, age 29, of Port Henry was killed along with two other U.S. soldiers by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. His family was notified Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Video, audio of Harrietstown supervisor debate now available

Bob Bevilacqua, Tom Catillaz talk about the issues

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

Elks thankful

The officers and members of the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 thank all who helped make our National Foundation breakfast fund raiser a huge success on Oct. 28.

Assemblywoman for Stec

This letter is in support of Dan Stec for NYS Assembly.

Saturday, November 3

Thanks for coming

The Anderson Falls Heritage Society would like to thank everyone who attended our Grand Opening on Sept. 22.

Help campaign

An elderly neighbor receives lunch thru the meals on wheels. Three new families are in line for the food pantry because no matter how hard they try the money isn’t enough to provide housing, utilities and food for the family.

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Audio of Harrietstown supervisor debate now available

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

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Ticonderoga harriers reach state championship race

Moriah football advances to quarterfinals

Ticonderoga claimed the Section VII Class D boys cross country championship with a dominating performance Nov. 2.

CROP Walk a success

Thank you to everyone who walked or donated to the annual Ticonderoga Area CROP Walk

Business Journal ranks Lake George School District in Top 10 of 84 schools in Upstate New York

Buffalo First, a Buffalo-based business journal, has listed the Lake George Central School District as number 10 in a ranking of 84 Capital Region School Districts and 55 out of 430 school districts throughout upstate New York.

Waste of money

Recently I was furious when I opened my mailbox and found that my union dues had been wasted.

Friday, November 2

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Harrietstown supervisor candidates finally debate the issues

The two candidates for town of Harrietstown supervisor Thursday, Nov. 1 finally met to debate the issues in a closed-door session at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise offices.

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Courthouse Gallery to open exhibit by Sang Wook Lee November 10

Opening November 10 and running through December 14, the Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery will present a solo exhibition of new work by Sang Wook Lee.

Ti school board lauded

I want to commend Superintendent John McDonald and the Ticonderoga school board for speaking out concerning the need for funding reform for our schools.

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Aftergut new chair of North Country School board

The Board of Trustees of North Country School and Camp Treetops is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Dennis Aftergut as new Board Chair, effective immediately.

Supports Stec

Retiring Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has been a great representative for our district over the past decade.

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Ticonderoga Elks assist veterans; Stand-Down held in Colonie

Ticonderoga Elks Lodge No. 1494 supported this year’s Capital Region Veterans’ Stand-Down, hosted by Colonie Elks Lodge No. 2192, with a check for $500.

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Blue Bombers win Class C boys title

Defeat Seton Catholic, 2-0

Haile Thompson scored goals in the 35th and 68th minutes as the Blue Bombers earned their first-ever Section VII/Class C boys soccer championship, beating Seton Catholic 2-0 on Nov. 1.

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Lady Patriots win Class C soccer crown

Defeat NAC, 3-0

The Lady Pats figured it out during the intermission, scoring three times in the final 40 minutes while holding a 15-4 overall shot advantage and forcing 14 corner kicks compared to one for the Lady Bobcats in earning the 3-0 win.

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Minerva-Newcomb boys soccer team heads to finals game with Chazy Nov. 3

Mountaineers beat Lions 1-0 in semifinals

The Minerva-Newcomb boys soccer team moves on to the Section VII Class D finals game with a 1-0 semifinal win over the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions Thursday, Nov. 1 at home.

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Public information meeting ambulance

About 30 people attended a meeting Oct. 25 in the Town of Jay Community Center to upgrade the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Service into a 24-hour service.

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Pumpkin patch comes to Westport school

The teachers at Westport Central School brought to pumpkin patch to the shool for the fourth year in a row.

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Railroads to develop Pullman service

Travel from New York City to Lake Placid

Within several years, operators of a tourist excursion train here hope to see high-end visitors from New York City traveling to the Olympic village the old-fashioned way: on a restored Pullman sleeping car.

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Indian Lake cell tower could be 'lit' by end of year

Ever since mid-May when Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells announced that Verizon had given a contract to Baron Utilities Corporation of Albany to erect a cell tower on Tower Hill, the project has been at the front of the minds of all who live in the town.

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SchroonLake, Moriah eliminated from soccer playoffs

Chazy wins in boys and girls action

Schroon Lake was eliminated from the Section VII Class D boys soccer tournament, losing to Chazy, 13-2, Nov. 1.

Two run for Stony Creek Town Board seat

Two candidates are vying to fill an empty seat on the Stony Creek Town Board. John Thomas and John F. O’Neill are running for a seat last held by William Liebl, who retired in June due to health issues after serving on the Stony Creek Town Board for almost two decades.

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Master Gardener training set for 2013

Applications are being accepted for the Master Gardener training that will begin in January.

Will vote for Obama

John Sharkey’s letter of Saturday, Oct. 27, another newspaper was another full of misplaced facts!

Thanks for care

After spending over six weeks in the hospital I have many people to thank.

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Davis wins Wadhams Cookie Run

Sean Davis won the 4-mile Cookie Run hosted by the Boquet River Association (BRASS) on Oct. 14 in Wadhams.

Lake George woman arrested for welfare fraud

Kelly A. Mann, 40 years of age, of 7 Thompson Ave., Lake George, was recently arrested by Warren County Sheriff’s deputies.

Thursday, November 1

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Popular Taste of Home Cooking School this weekend

his weekend, the North Country will gather for cooking demonstrations, to learn seasonal recipes and more at the Taste of Home Cooking School event in Plattsburgh.

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Maiolo to wed

Larry and Bonnie Maiolo of Putnam Station have announced the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra Maiolo, to Nick Maille of Hudson Falls.

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Adirondack Council releases annual State of the Park report

The Adirondack Park was subjected to a barrage of extreme outside influences over the past 12 months, some of which devastated small communities and public natural resources, while others brought unprecedented good news to park residents and visitors, the Adirondack Council noted in its 2012 State of the Park report.

Thanks for support

I would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support for me and my family over the past few months.

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North Country generators head to New York City

Now, the roles have reversed, and Jay Department of Public Works Superintendent Chris Garrow helped lead a Halloween treat of generators down to the New York City area.

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Keeseville residents to vote on dissolution Jan. 22

Keeseville village residents will decide the fate of their municipality at the polls Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Ticonderoga student recognized

Principal Michael Graney of Ticonderoga High School has announced Hannah Herbst, daughter of Fred and Rita Herbst of Ticonderoga, has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

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Towns set dates for budget public hearings

Town governments in the Adirondack Journal readership will be holding public hearings on their 2013 budgets over the next two weeks.

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Ti High Academic bowls over Glens Falls

The Ticonderoga High School Academic Bowl team beat Glens Falls, 365 – 220, in their second match of the season Oct. 25.

Good news

I was so pleased to see that the repairs to the pipeline that spans the LaChute River that leads to the Ticonderoga wastewater treatment plant are going to be quite a bit less than initially expected.

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Adirondack Treks to hold Paintball Biathlon fundraiser Nov. 3

Adirondack Treks and the Capital Region Nordic Alliance will hold a paintball biathlon fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3. “We’ll be running and then stopping to shoot,” said Russ Myer, president of the Capital Region Nordic Alliance.

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Berggren to headline Adirondack Day at State Museum

Adirondack Museum also at Nov. 3 event

The New York State Museum will celebrate the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain on Saturday, Nov. 3 with “Adirondack Day,” an inaugural daylong event that will complement the Museum’s exhibition on iconic Adirondack photographer Seneca Ray Stoddard.

Backs Doheny

The Conservative Party considers Matt Doheny to be the preeminent choice for Representative of the newly formed 21st Congressional District in the upcoming 2012 election.

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - November 1912

Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On personal style

We have decided to mix things up a bit this week – we are going to create a mash-up.

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Minerva uses new command center for Hurricane Sandy

On Sunday Oct. 28, Minerva Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey met with the emergency preparedness community — the fire department, highway department and rescue squad — to discuss and review their emergency plans in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.