Stories for October 2012


Wednesday, October 31

It’s a shame

Teresa (Assemblywoman Sayward), shame on you! Supporting Owens is a major mistake.

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Little runs unopposed in 45th District

District drops Hamilton County, adds parts of others

Betty Little (R-Queensbury) is running unopposed for the state’s new 45th Senate District this fall and is seeking a sixth term.

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Police make additional meth arrests in the area.

Police make additional meth arrests in the area.

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Warrensburg’s past comes to life once again

Annual Graveyard Walks held

The Warrensburgh Historical Society’s 12th annual Graveyard Walks recently concluded with the traditional Dinner with the Dead, held at Lizzie Keays Restaurant.

Three vie for two town justice seats in Chazy

Incumbents Carolyn M. Meseck-Pratt and Robert G. Dunlop will face challenger Christopher W. Latremore for the right to fill two open town justice seats this election cycle.

Two faceoff in race for Dannemora Highway Department Superintendent

Lloyd J. Clukey will face challenger Mark A. Siskavich for the post of highway superintendent in the Town of Dannemora Nov. 6.

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Nashville in North Creek this weekend at the Copperfield Inn

When Jennifer Gadway’s not tending bar at Trappers Tavern at the Copperfield Inn, she’s working on her music career with fellow Decadence bandmate Katy Cole.

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Ticonderoga Food Pantry wins ‘Wing War’

Restaurants battle for bragging rights

The Knights of Columbus came out on top in the second annual “Wing War,” but the Ticonderoga Food Pantry was the real winner. The “Wing War” pitted 10 Ti restaurants to determine which one makes the best chicken wings in town. The event raised $1,300, which was donated to the Ti Food Pantry.

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The Week In Sports

Girls & Boys Soccer

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Three JCS runners make All-Star team

The Johnsburg Central School's cross-country team ended the Adirondack League season on a high note Thursday, Oct. 25, according to coach Gary Wilson.

Thanks for Moose Festival help

On behalf of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, we thank the community for your support and participation in our successful 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) Sept. 22-23.

Does life have its lessons?

Notes from Planet Earth

The natural world seems to make the most it can out of apparent waste (in the form of animal excrement and dead organisms) by recycling it all very efficiently and effectively.

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Halloween Festival a big hit while helping families

Plattsburgh Housing Outlet’s 13th annual Halloween Festival draws hundreds of children and raises thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington, Vt.

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North Country SPCA

The NCSPCA would like to thank all who participated in making our fifth annual "Fashion for a Passion" show a success!

Responds to letter

Dave Gibson’s letter on Boreas Pond is pure bull. Anyone who knows anything about the forest preserve knows that there is no maintenance or management of forest preserve lands.

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Blood drive slated in Schroon Lake

Honor society planning Nov. 14 event

The Schroon Lake Central School chapter of the National Honor Society wants to make a difference. That’s why the group is planning an American Red Cross blood drive 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium of Schroon Lake Central School.

AMA Civic Testimonial Postponed Due to Storm

Village officials announced today that Thursday’s civic testimonial dinner honoring the Management Association (AMA) is postponed to a later date due to the storm.

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Harrietstown supervisor candidates ready for election

Extraordinary election could be replayed in 2013

Warnings of impending doom as Hurricane Sandy roared into the Northeast Oct. 29 prompted the cancellation of a second debate between the two candidates for Harrietstown supervisor.

Tractor ride

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the family of Earl Brandts went out on their annual tractor ride.

Annie, get your gun!

Notes from the North Woods

Although the overall number of licensed hunters in the United State has been on a steady decline, from over 14.1 million participants in 1996 to less than 12.5 million today, there has been one promising trend with the potential to save the shooting sports industry.

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Our Furry Friends

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

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Coming of age

Adirondack Bark

When 2-year-old Danika Parent was faced with a 50-foot-high waterfall, she turned to the stone wall behind her and began inspecting a tiny rock fern, common polypody, that was growing from a crack in the gorge.

Tuesday, October 30

Two faceoff in race for Dannemora Highway Department Superintendent

Lloyd J. Clukey will face challenger Mark A. Siskavich for the post of highway superintendent in the Town of Dannemora Nov. 6. One year remains on the term that was previously held by Peter Barber, who stepped down earlier this year. Clukey was then appointed to replace Barber.

Three vie for two town justice seats in Chazy

Incumbents Carolyn M. Meseck-Pratt and Robert G. Dunlop will face challenger Christopher W. Latremore for the right to fill two open town justice seats this election cycle. Both hold four-year terms.

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Election 2012: 114th Assembly: Dennis Tarantino (D) v. Dan Stec (R)

Denton Publications recently sat down with Dennis Tarantino and Dan Stec, candidates for the vacant 114th Assembly District, to discuss several key issues that relate to the district, state and 2012 election. We asked each candidate six questions on the same topics and allowed them to respond. Here is some of what they had to say:

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Election 2012: 21st Congressional: Bill Owens (D) v. Matt Doheny (R)

Denton Publications recently sat down with incumbent Congressman Bill Owens and challenger Matt Doheny to discuss several key issues that relate to the North Country, nation, and the 2012 election. We asked each candidate the same six questions and allowed them to respond. Here is some of what they had to say:

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Election 2012: 115th Assembly: Janet Duprey (R), Karen Bisso (C), Timothy Carpenter (D)

A total of three candidates are running for the 115th Assembly Seat including incumbent, Republican Janet Duprey; Karen Bisso, a Plattsburgh City School teacher running as the Conservative Party candidate; and Democrat Timothy Carpenter, a City of Plattsburgh Councilor from Ward 1. Here are their responses to questions from Denton Publications:

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Red Storm capture third straight football Section VII/Class C title

The Section VII football champions were each crowned over the weekend, with Peru and Saranac Lake cruising to the Class B and C titles, respectively, while Moriah pulled off an upset over top-seeded Ticonderoga in Class D.

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It is the age of discontent

From the Editor's Desk

As a journalist, something I’ve noticed increasingly over the past few years is the growing discontent of people, largely since The Great Recession.

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Ticonderoga civic leader cited

Elks honor Adolph Diskin

A long time Ticonderoga community leader has been honored. Adolph Diskin was recognized recently by the Ticonderoga Elks for his 70 years as a member.

Enjoy paper

Your Valley News newspapers are our favorite publications in the North Country.

Supports Hatch

Evelyn Hatch is an asset in everything she becomes involved in.

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It’s time to get out and vote

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

During the last week I had the privilege of sitting in with our Editorial Board as they interviewed candidates for contested seats for the New York State Assembly and U.S. Congress.

Think beyond partisan politics November 6

Partisan politics are not only confusing and frustrating and apparently infinite, but they seem to defeat the purpose of meaningful change.

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Ticonderoga vet brings experience to students

Tom Provoncha wants children to respect veterans

Tom Provoncha had a more than 26-year military career. Now retired, Provoncha continues to serve as a advocate for veterans issues and education.

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Shared ski team a win-win for Johnsburg, North Warren schools

Johnsburg Central School and North Warren Central School boards recently approved the merger of their ski teams for a third straight year.

Monday, October 29

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United Way reaches out to Ticonderoga area

Human services agency would like greater role

The United Way of the Adirondack Region would like to increase its presence in southern Essex County. Officials of the agency, which serves Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties, visited Ticonderoga recently to explain their program and ask for input from local leaders.

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Saratoga & North Creek Railway suspends service Oct. 29-31

Hurricane Sandy prompts action

Due to the impending landfall and potential impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway has suspended service beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 29 through Wednesday, October 31.

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Veterans walk planned in Ticonderoga

Tribute Nov. 4 at Mount Hope Cemetery

Ticonderoga’s veterans will be honored with the sixth annual Veterans Memory Walk. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, town historian, Ticonderoga Cemetery Board and Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee, the event will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Oct. 29 Harrietstown supervisor debate canceled

Hurricane Sandy warnings prompt action

Warnings about high winds generated from Hurricane Sandy have prompted organizers to cancel the Oct. 29 Harrietstown supervisor debate between Bob Bevilacqua and Tom Catillaz.

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Local schools to close doors early

Schools throughout Essex County will be closing their doors early Oct. 29.

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Gov. Cuomo helps region prep for Sandy

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Essex County emergency workers to be prepared when he visited here Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Regional transportation forum to be held Nov. 5

A forum to discuss transportation methods that don’t require fossil fuels will be held at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls on Nov. 5.

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North Creek Cubs Scouts help green up Main Street

The Cub Scouts of North Creek Pack 36 recently “greened up” along Main Street.

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United Way makes pitch to supervisors

Members of the Essex County Ways and Means Committee heard thanks and an appeal from the United Way.

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Project Hope will not leave area hopeless

The Project Hope community program, slated to close by the end of October, won’t leave the Irene affected community without hope.

Sunday, October 28

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Schools to dismiss early because of storm

Ticonderoga, St. Mary's, Crown Point, Schroon Lake

Area schools will dismiss early Monday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.

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Moriah tops Ticonderoga for football title

Schroon Lake soccer advances

Moriah claimed the Section VII Class D football crown and a berth in the state tournament by beating archrival Ticonderoga, 16-6, Oct. 26.

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Ben Model brings music to the silent silver screen

Ben Model has had two passions in life — cinema and playing the piano.

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Brittany West, Michael Backus engaged

William & Laura West of Johnsburg are pleased to announce the wedding engagement of their daughter, Brittany West, to Michael Backus, son of Peter Backus of Fredrick, Md. and Barbara Backus of Victor, N.Y.


The Moriah Central School Class of 2014 would like to thank the following businesses who sponsored our Port Henry Labor Day Run:

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Connecting youth receives grant to connect community to program

Stop! The CYC of the Lake Placid and Wilmington area have received a Sober Truth on Preventing Underage drinking, or STOP grant.

Saturday, October 27

Lake George High School awarded for achievement

The state Department of Education has recognized Lake George the school as one of the highest achieving districts in the state.

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Free bullying workshop to be held at Angel College Center

The Taskforce Against Bullying Offers its Second Annual Bullying Prevention Workshop.

Conservatives back Doheny in congressional election

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.

United Way makes a difference

An elderly neighbor receives lunch through the meals on wheels.

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‘No alcohol’ rule will continue to pertain to Grange in Whallonsburg

A ban of alcohol on Essex town property will continue to remain in place for the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, for now.

Friday, October 26

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Lake George Association issues Hurricane Sandy alert

Asks people to prepare for storm

The Lake George Association (LGA) Friday, Oct. 26 issues a "Hurricane Sandy Alert" to remind people along the lake to prepare for the storm that is expected to reach the southern Adirondack Park by Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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Essex County prepares for ‘Frankenstorm’

Members of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management spent the morning talking to agencies from throughout the region and state Oct. 26, preparing for Frankenstorm.

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Vontobel joins Creative Stage Lighting

Creative Stage Lighting Oct. 17 announced that Scott Vontobel will be the company’s new business development manager.

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State approves veterans ID law

Ti vet pleased

New York State will make it easier for military veterans to identify themselves. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation allowing the state Department of Motor Vehicles to place a distinguishing mark on a driver’s license, or non-driver ID, to indicate its holder is a veteran.

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Essex county honors domestic violence prevention community

Members of the Essex County Task Force Against Domestic Volence honored victims of the crime in a ceremony on Oct. 16 at the County offices.

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Animal advocates want to set the record straight about pitbulls

The dog breed with the highest volume in the United States is also the dog breed with the highest volume in shelters across the country. For National Pitbull Day, Oct. 27, the North Country SPCA will be waiving all adoption fees from Oct. 26-28 for their pit bull and pit- mix dogs. They only ask that people see the breed for its loyal and loveable qualities without the sensationalized image of a fighter. National Pitbull awareness day was created to bring awareness, appreciation and education and designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners.

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Elizabethtown budget enters final planning stages

The town of Elizabethtown will host a final meeting before making the final trims to the 2013 budget.

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Fiber optic network improves North Country health care

Fiber optic telecommunications will improve the quality of health care at a time when health care is asked to do more with less.

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Warren County bicentennial website launched

In honor of the 200-year anniversary of the establishment of Warren County, a new website has been launched to highlight events to be held for the bicentennial celebration in 2013.

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Moriah advances in soccer playoffs

Vikings down Minerva-Newcomb

Moriah rolled past Minerva-Newcomb, 4-1, in the opening round of the Section VII Class D girls soccer tournament.

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Lyle Dye honored in North Creek

Tannery Pond auditorium named for theater leader

One of our own is being celebrated for his contributions to the world of theater.

Assemblywoman backs Stec

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

Back in for Stec

I ran into an acquaintance the other day and he recalled where we both said we were retiring, that was ten years ago.

Car show a success

The second annual Town of Moriah Car & Truck Show on Oct. 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Henry was a great success.

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Indian Lake Central welcomes Emily Stephan as new science teacher

The Indian Lake Central School Board and the Indian Lake community are extending a warm welcome to Emily Stephan as its new science teacher.

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Man harvests piebald deer with bow near Crane Pond

Keith O’Connor, a veteran bowhunter who has taken 23 bucks over the past 33 years with a bow, harvested his first piebald deer on Oct. 10.

Thursday, October 25

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Port Henry fire auxiliary plans Christmas toy drive

Registration Nov. 7 and 11

The Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary is gearing up for the holidays and its annual toy drive.

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Halloween events set for Warrensburg region

There’s plenty of spooky, creepy fun to be had in Lake George and Warrensburg this Halloween.

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North Creek baker competes on Jeopardy

Sarah Williams of Cafe Sarah on game show

Packed around a gigantic television screen at Basil & Wick’s restaurant, Sarah Williams, her family and friends heard the words they’ve been waiting to hear for nine months.

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Calendar sale to aid Ticonderoga celebration

Students assisting with effort

As Ticonderoga residents look forward to the community’s 250th anniversary, they’ll calling on history to help finance a sestercentennial celebration. The First 250 Year Committee is selling 2013 historical calendars. Proceeds from the sale will help pay for the group’s “signature event” during the 2014 celebration.

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Iowa Pacific, Adirondack Railroad to develop Pullman service 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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Halloween events set for North Creek region

There will be several Halloween-themed events in the region this week for children and adults, including a train excursion from Saratoga Springs.

Supports McGinn

I’m writing this letter to support Mike McGinn for the Town Council of Elizabethtown.

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Community Store to celebrate

In honor of its first birthday, The Community Store will be hosting a weekend-long celebration beginning this Friday, Oct. 26.

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Night of the rolling dead to be held this Saturday

The North Country Lumber Jills will end their 2012 bouting season on Saturday, Oct. 27, against the Black River Rollers from Watertown.

Cat is OK

This is a letter to thank the woman that picked up my black cat after he was hit by a car.

Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - October 1912

Wednesday, October 24

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Searchers ask for hunters help to search for Colin Gillis

 Hunters and others bushwhacking in the woods in the town of Piercefield in St. Lawrence County and the town of Tupper Lake in Franklin County are asked to look for and report signs of Colin Gillis, New York State Police and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers requested today.

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Plattsburgh League of Women Voters helps inform electorate

League of Women Voters keeps the public informed.

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Paradox Community Center recognized

AARCH presents award

The Paradox Community Center is a prime example of historic preservation. As a result, the Paradox Community Center Association has been cited by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage, a Keeseville-based historic preservation organization.

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Abraham Lincoln visits Plattsburgh

The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition of the only surviving draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Lincoln’s handwriting was recently on display in the Burke Gallery, located in the Myers Fine Arts Building at Plattsburgh State.

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Zombies raise money for a good cause

Hundreds gathered at Medicine Horse Farm in Morrisonville for the Monster Dash 5k and Goblin Gallup Kids Fun Run, an event held to raise funds for an indoor arena to benefit the facility’s therapeutic programs.

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Fiber optic network improves North Country healthcare

Fiber optic telecommunications will improve the quality of health care at a time when health care is asked to do more with less.

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Use social media in promotions

Chamber Connection

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+. What are all of these names and how can they help me promote my business or organization?

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Judge signs restraining order for rafting company in North Creek

A state Supreme Court judge Friday, Oct. 19 officially prohibited the Hudson River Rafting Company and its owner, Patrick Cunningham of North Creek, from operating a rafting business until charges from the state attorney general have been addressed.

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Steering committee discusses future of Lake George development

Would eight-story hotel change village too much?

Members of the village’s Lake George Steering Committee met at the town offices to discuss the viability of rezoning the village’s commercial district and allowing the construction of an eight-story building on Tuesday, Oct 23.

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Fifth-sixth-grade Burgher football team ends season with win

The Warrensburg fifth- and sixth-grade football squad finished its season with a 44-28 win against Hudson Falls on Saturday, Oct. 20.

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They're always watching

Notes from the North Woods

During the waning days of trout season, I took advantage of the opportunity to combine some grouse hunting with a bit of angling.

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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

This week, the NCPSCA would like to announce that we will be waiving adoption fees for all of our wonderful Pit Bull breed dogs the weekend of Oct. 26-28, in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Month.

Youth Unemployment

Kids Count

The unemployment rate for teens aged 16 to 19 years of age is a staggering 24.5 percent.

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Ticonderoga nature trail re-dedicated

Science teacher leads project

Naturalists and recreationalists can again enjoy the Ticonderoga school nature trail. The trail, located behind the Ticonderoga Middle School, has been reconstructed. The four-year project officially came to an end with a re-dedication ceremony Oct. 22.

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Chestertown school Class of 1957 holds 55th reunion

The Chestertown Central School Class of 1957 recently celebrated its 55th reunion.

Groups ask Cuomo to help fight Asian clams

We, the undersigned organizations—representing local governments, conservation organizations, businesses, and the scientific community—are appealing to you for your leadership in combating one of the single-biggest threats ever to face Lake George, the spreading presence of Asian clams.

Supports Stec for Assembly

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

Family gives 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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Hoskins in as Essex Clerk, LaForest says he is out

Just when everything appeared to be returning to normal, another resignation announcement came to the Essex Town Council. This time, it was one of their own.

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Final dissolution committee meeting held in Keeseville

Almost 50 people attended the final dissolution study committee public input meeting on Oct. 17.

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Sectional season underway

Beekmantown claims first Section VII crown of 2012-13 with gymnastics win; Football titles to be determined this weekend

Beekmantown claims first Section VII crown of 2012-13 with gymnastics win, Football titles to be determined this weekend

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Ticonderoga wins league championship

Sentinel harriers go 17-1

Ticonderoga won the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country championship Oct. 23. The Sentinels beat AuSable Valley 17-32, but lost their chance at a perfect season when they fell to Beekmantown, 27-28.

Endorses Owens

It is my pleasure to officially endorse Bill Owens for Congress.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On being shy

I am a shy person and really struggle with friendly chit-chat.

Electoral College fails NY residents

It’s time for a change

With the presidential campaign in its final days, enthusiasm for this year’s election is nearing a peak. It’s too bad your vote won’t matter.

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Indian Lake Central asbestos abatement moving forward

Indian Lake Central School Superintendent Mark Brand announced Oct. 16 at the Board of Education meeting that the abatement of the asbestos in the building is under way.

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Lets keep the debates going

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The recent presidential and vice presidential debates have been closely watched by the American Public.

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Elizabethtown Community Hospital purchases new ambulance for service

Elizabethtown Community Hospital has purchased a new ambulance that will be used to transport its patients for additional care.

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Caligiore third in Williams tourney

St. Lawrence University senior Aimee Caligiore, of Lake Placid, tied for third with rounds of 83 and 77 on the Taconic Golf Course at Williams College.

Tuesday, October 23

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Take the time to get to know your neighbors

From the Editor's Desk

Of course, that often occurs in small neighborhoods, with some neighbors becoming the best of friends and others not necessarily liking each other but choosing to live amicably beside each other, for the good of themselves and the neighborhood as a whole.

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Trail names honor locals at Dewey Mountain Recreation Center

Volunteers helped Dewey Mountain Recreation Center begin to install new signs and introduce a new trail map Sunday.

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The audacity of laughter

Adirondack Bark

From the top of Round Mountain in the Adirondacks, it can be easy to mentally drift away from some of the issues plaguing us on a national level.

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Red Storm prepare to defend Section VII/Class C football title v. AVCS

The Beekmantown Eagles and Peru Indians were on the razor’s edge all season when it came down to the final score, with both teams earning two wins against the other.

Halloween safety and respecting political property

Guest Viewpoint - Sheriff reminds families to trick-or-treat with care

Halloween may be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents, trick-or-treat time may be a bit tricky.

Thanks for help

The Elizabethtown Planning Board would like to thank the 128 people who took the time to fill out the Town survey on the future of Elizabethtown.

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Crown Point Food Pantry makes changes

Food shelf now open on Thursday

There are major changes at the Crown Point Food Pantry. The pantry, located at the Crown Point Methodist Church on Creek Road, is now open Thursdays 9 a.m. to noon. The pantry had been open only by appointment.

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Essex County preps override legislation; talks cuts

The Essex County Board of Supervisors is preparing for what many of them think will be an override of the state tax levy cap law.

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Three counties meet to discuss sex offender laws

Government officials from Clinton and Franklin County came together with peers from Essex County Oct. 22 to discuss the issue of sexual crimes, especially those involving children.

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Brush dump closed in Elizabethtown

The Elizabethtown brush dump is now closed. Supervisor Margaret Bartley said that due to irresponsible dumping taking place at the site, the town had closed the brush dump until further notice.

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Ambulance budget to be discussed at public forum

The Town of Jay, in conjunction with the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Town of Black Brook, will be hosting a Public Information Session to discuss the proposed 2013 Au Sable Forks Ambulance Budget Contract between the Towns of Jay and Black Brook.

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Catillaz jumps back into Harrietstown supervisor race

Debate with Bevilacqua set for Oct. 29 at Town Hall

Ten days after Saranac Lake Village Trustee Tom Catillaz (D) suspended active campaigning in the town of Harrietstown supervisor race, he jumped back into the ring.

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Johnsburg Planning Board approves Riverside Fire Department expansion

The Johnsburg Planning Board unanimously approved plans for an addition to the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department building on Riverside Station Road on Monday, Oct. 22.

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Ticonderoga, Crown Point schools to study consolidation

State approves grant for study

Facing declining enrollments, rising poverty rates and escalating property taxes, the Ticonderoga and Crown Point school districts will officially study a possible consolidation. The districts have been awarded a $45,000 state grant to hire a outside consultant to study the two schools.

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Kate Nightingale running unopposed in Johnsburg

There is only one town position on the ballot this fall for municipalities in the News Enterprise readership, according to county boards of elections.

Monday, October 22

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Church gets new name

Lakeside Regional Church leases Ti space

The Hague Wesleyan Church was 130 yards old. But, no more. The church has changed its name to the Lakeside Regional Church and is expanding its reach into Ticonderoga.

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Long Lake library closed for repairs

As building repairs continue, the Long Lake library has no scheduled reopening date, and all late fees will be waived for now.

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Westport inducts first six to Wall of Distinction

The first six members of the Westport Wall of Distinction were inducted during ceremonies Oct. 6.

Relay a great success

The Relay for Life of Crown Point would like to express thanks to our communities for the support and attendance to the first annual Relay for Life of Crown Point.

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Osborne to take ELCS helm Nov. 13

As the search for a new superintendent at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School wrapped up ahead of schedule, the man picked to lead the district will also get started early.

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Prevention Team survey reveals substance abuse on the decline

Teens appear to be getting it, but there is still more work to be done.

Sunday, October 21

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Ticonderoga gridders roll in rain and mud

Moriah defeated

Ticonderoga won its fifth game in a row, beating AuSable Valley, 26-14, in the rain and mud Oct. 19. Ti is 5-3 on the season.

Disagrees with Owens

If you are supporting Bill Owens for Congress, which Bill Owens are you supporting?

Founders thankful

The Putnam Founders Award Fund board would like to thank all who helped with the annual turkey dinner fundraiser.

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Essex County trending up when it comes to college degrees

Essex County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees.

Saturday, October 20

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CFES to share new home with the Essex Post Office

The Essex Post Office will soon share space with the College For Every Student (CFES) center.

Tribute to ‘hero’

Today the word “hero” tends to be overused but I would like to talk about a man who was a true hero in our community – Dr. David Merkel.

Boreas Ponds should be wilderness area

Your editorial about Boreas Ponds – part of the coming Finch Forest Preserve acquisition - is notable for its relative moderation and thoughtfulness when compared with those who see “motorized” as a necessary descriptor of “access.”

Friday, October 19

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Ticonderoga receives sawmill grant

Long-awaited project moves forward

A replica 1756 sawmill, that Ticonderoga officials hope will be the centerpiece of tourism effort, is a step closer to reality. The town has received a $44,760 grant to fund the research and design of the project, which was initially proposed by then-Supervisor Bob Dedrick in 2009.

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Ticonderoga school proposes special education fund

State asked to assist schools in the Adirondack Park

Students attending schools in the Adirondack Park are at a disadvantage. That’s the feeling of Ticonderoga Central School District officials, who are asking the state to create a special fund to help finance education within the Blue Line.

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An interview with George Heim

Johnsburg Historical Society: From the Archives

When the Living History team of Johnsburg Historical Society arrived at Harvey Acres in North River in August, 2012, George Heim was walking around the perimeter of his large vegetable garden and applying coyote urine to discourage deer.

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County pillars, fair dates discussed in committee

County pillars, fair dates discussed in committee

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County Clerk no show at committee; coroner sought

While several topics were discussed at the Oct. 15 Essex County Personnel and Administration Committee meeting, one was not.

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Recycled bridges save Essex County taxpayers

Bridges have been one of the main themes for the Essex County Department of Public works over the past 12 months.

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Crown Point edges Schroon Lake boys

Moriah girls fall

Gabe Macey led Crown Point past Schroon Lake, 5-4, in Northern Soccer League boys action Oct. 18. Macey scored three goals, including the game winner, and had two assists for the Panthers.

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Rain barrel workshop held in Ticonderoga

Free barrels given away

Ten free rain barrels were given away at a workshop at the gazebo in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park recently.

Ode to Lake George; vacationer pens poem

Lake George

For Hatch

Elizabethtown is very fortunate to have the opportunity to select Evelyn Hatch for Town Board.

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John Brown portrait to be unveiled at NCCC

John Brown Lives! and North Country Community College are proud to announce that Maine artist Robert Shetterly will be present for the unveiling of his portrait of abolitionist John Brown during “Freedom Now, Freedom Then: The Long History of Emancipation.”

Thursday, October 18

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Halloween Fest coming to Ticonderoga

Annual trick-or-treat event Oct. 31

Ticonderoga’s downtown will not be a place for the faint of heart during the annual Halloween Fest. Hundreds of ghosts, goblins and other creatures are expected for the fright fest Wednesday, Oct. 31. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, local businesses and organizations displaying a pumpkin in a window will welcome children in grade 5 and younger along with their families for trick-or-treating 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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Trudeau Institute doctor’s work on bacterial infections published

New research from the Trudeau Institute demonstrates that prior immunity—the result of a previous influenza infection or vaccination against the virus—plays a critical role in preventing secondary bacterial infections.

Lake George youth football players enjoying a successful season

The Lake George Youth Football program’s senior squad is concluding its season this week and it’s been an action-packed year with gratifying results, coaches and fans report.

Ticonderoga hospital to participate in library project

Moses-Ludington Hospital of Inter-Lakes Health, Inc., in Ticonderoga will participate in a grant-funded project hosted by the Hunter-Rice Library of Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

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Tiny Tim applications available

Deadline Nov. 10

The Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program is now taking applications for its 2012 holiday gift distribution. The program, now in its 32nd year, provides Christmas gifts to needy children living in the area.

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‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ comes to Tannery Pond Oct. 19-21

The rich and complicated story of a family of six siblings (five sisters and a brother) living in the world of 1936 Donegal, Ireland comes to life this weekend at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.

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Ben Model returns to back Champlain Valley Film Society showing

For the third time, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present a movie without sound. That is where Ben Model comes in.

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Budget talks heat up for Essex County

October and county finance meetings lead to one main topic no matter where you are in New York state — budget talk.

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Ethics board reprimands county clerk, deputy

Essex County Clerk Joseph Provoncha and Deputy Clerk Janet Cross were reprimanded and fined to a combined $4,000 Oct. 12 by the Essex County Ethics Board  for improperly influencing the awarding of a software contract.

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Schroon Lake wins soccer showdown

Ti, Moriah girls fall

Schroon Lake crushed Wells, 7-1, in Northern Soccer League boys boy Oct. 17. Jesse Shaughnessy scored three goals and added an assist to lead the Wildcats.

Affordable College?

Kids Count

In today’s competitive world, a post-secondary education is practically a requirement for securing a reasonable standard of living.

It’s the right time to replace batteries

Last week was recognized as National Fire Prevention Week.

Conservatives back Dan Stec

The Conservative Party believes Queensbury Town Supervisor/ Chairman of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, Daniel G. Stec is prepared to lead as representative of the 114th Assembly District.

Agrees with editorial

Thank you for the editorial “APA: Use common sense to classify Boreas Ponds”.

Turning Back the Pages

• 100 Years Ago - Oct. 1912 •

New baseball curse

The Tank

You have heard the “Curse of the Bambino,” and the “Curse of the Goat,” but nothing can compare to the “Curse of What if,” which I also like to call “The Curse of the Youppi.”

Wednesday, October 17

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Crown Point relay tops goal

Cancer benefit raises more than $36,000

The inaugural Relay for Life of Crown Point exceeded all expectations. The American Cancer Society benefit attracted 250 participants and raised more than $36,000.

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Zombies invade downtown Plattsburgh

Source of zombie outbreak discovered

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Collector takes films on the road

For Andy MacDougall, film is an organic experience.

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Cuomo comes to Plattsburgh on development tour

Gov. Cuomo makes economic development stop

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Baby’s heart inspires at annual Heart Walk

Baby’s Heart inspires at annual event

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Banned books discussed at Plattsburgh State

Banned books discussed at PSUC

Supports Stec

This letter is in support of Dan Stec for New York State Assembly.

Ti Hall of Fame effort appreciated

I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Ticonderoga High School athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies Sept. 29.

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Old Ticonderoga hospital to be razed

New building to become senior apartments

A $7 million project to construct a senior citizen housing complex in Ticonderoga is on schedule, but there has been a major change in the plan.

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North Country SPCA

Do you love reading heartwarming stories about pet adoptions?

Frenette wins at Flaming Leaves jumps

Peter Frenette of Saranac Lake grabbed the lead once again in the chase for the 2012 Art Devlin Cup during Saturday’s, Oct. 6, Flaming Leaves Festival 90-meter ski jump competition held in Lake Placid.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: Kids and athletics

Our children are very involved in athletics and seem to be either discouraged and moody after a loss or over the moon after a great game.

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Youth deer hunt a positive experience

Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6-8, marked the state’s first youth firearms deer hunt.

Stec’s the right choice for Assembly

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

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An interview with George Heim

Johnsburg Historical Society - From the Archives

When the Living History team of Johnsburg Historical Society arrived at Harvey Acres in North River in August, 2012, George Heim was walking around the perimeter of his large vegetable garden and applying coyote urine to discourage deer.

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Crown Point couple comes to the rescue

Hirtles save dachshunds

Rev. David Hirtle relaxed in a large easy chair as his two rambunctious dachshunds tossed toys at his feet, pleading for him to play fetch. As he reached for one of the stuffed objects, a small head peaked around the corner from the next room. And, just as quickly, disappeared.

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Johnsburg board mulls modest property tax increase

2013 spending plan under 2 percent tax cap increase

Johnsburg taxpayers can anticipate a property tax increase less than the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap.

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Ticonderoga harriers remain perfect

Crown Point gets OT soccer win

Ticonderoga remained perfect in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Oct. 16. The Sentinels defeated Saranac Lake, 17-44, and beat Lake Placid, 17-39.

Give me the specifics on health care, not more hot air

From the Editor's Desk

We know health care is a mess, and that some don’t have it, others do but it doesn’t cover enough and still others are going bankrupt to pay for their health care, which leaves them with mounting bills, despite the coverage.

Roth wins annual Rutabaga Run

Corey Roth crossed the finish line in a time of 17:50 to win the Rutabaga Run Sept. 23 in Keene Valley.

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Why roller derby?

Guest Viewpoint

Cure cancer, save the world, eat cotton candy every day and play roller derby.

Supports Hatch

You may already know Evelyn Hatch either from the days she ran Evelyn’s Bakery or Court Street Collectibles or through her work as a legal secretary.

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Our Furry Friends

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Tuesday, October 16

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Hannah’s Hope volleyball tourney a success

Saranac and Plattsburgh High Schools hosted the fourth annual Volley For Cure Tournament to support the Hannah's Hope Foundation on Monday, Oct. 8.

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Volunteers sought for holiday charity effort

Red Kettles planned in Ti, Port Henry

Christmas is in the distance future for most people, but Glen Buell is already making plans for the holiday season. Buell is the Ticonderoga coordinator for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. He and Tina Martin, the Salvation Army Port Henry coordinator, are lining up help for the traditional charity effort.

We live in a dangerous world

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

When the Cold War ended and the Iron Curtain was torn down, we thought the world was moving toward a more peaceful existence.

Start small, think big, act locally


Main Street USA is not what it once was, at least not here in the North Country, where empty store fronts are not uncommon, and neither are weather-pocked roads and sidewalks.

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Community dinner planned in Crown Point

Annual Thanksgiving feast Nov. 21

Plans are under way for the annual Crown Point community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be served at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Creek Road Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be a continuous serving 4 to 7 p.m. There is no cost.

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LPHS students learn about the dangers of distracted driving

Jacy Good, the face of Distracted Driving came and spoke with students about her experiences. Her visit was sponsored by a grant received by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.

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New director at Underground Railroad Museum

The location is one of many along the North Star Underground Railroad Museum’s tour of underground railroad sites in Peru and Keeseville.

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Lewis residents seek to create town library

A special meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, to talk about the potential creation of a library in the town of Lewis.

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Ticonderoga girls get soccer victory

Moriah, Crown Point, Schroon Lake fall

Ticonderoga shut out Willsboro, 1-0, in Northern Soccer League girls action Oct. 15. Tiffany Purkey found the net in the second half for the game-winner.

Monday, October 15

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Local job training initiatives discussed

Conversation to continue Oct. 22

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance has turned its attention to job training.

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Penfield to be haunted Halloween weekend

Movies added to ghostly experience

The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend. The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the third annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26, 27 and 28.

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Minerva board pleased with generator

At the Oct. 4 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey reported that the new generator for the Town Hall was working great.

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Homes, land to be sold in Warren Co. tax auction this Saturday

Sixteen homes and dozens of other plots of land — including some luxury building lots — are to be sold off in a public auction Saturday Oct. 20 for delinquent Warren County property taxes.

Sunday, October 14

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Ticonderoga football wins; Moriah falls

Crown Point girls win soccer contest

Ticonderoga posted a gridiron victory this weekend, while Moriah lost in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action.

Questions candidate

Mike McGinn for town council I feel would be a step backward for Elizabethtown.

Saturday, October 13

Applaud, not scold

I do not always agree with the DEC.

Friday, October 12

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Lake George Town hall dedication to honor Alexander Muratori

The late Alexander Muratori, a community pillar and innovative entrepreneur, founded a golf course in northwest Lake George. It's clubhouse, perched atop a hill, was adapted in the 1970s as the Lake George Town Hall. Sunday, it will be dedicated in Muratori's honor, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Moriah Food Pantry seeking help

Donations needed for food shelf

The Moriah Food Pantry is in dire straits. Shelves are nearly empty and the community service is short of cash.

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Court shuts down Hudson River Rafting Company operations

Attorney general made request after recent rafting death

A state Supreme Court judge Thursday, Oct. 11 issued a temporary restraining order against the Hudson River Rafting Company exactly two weeks after a woman died during one of the company’s rafting trips.

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Ticonderoga airport to get fuel station

Grant to pay for project

The Ticonderoga airport will get a self-service fuel station next year. The local facility has been awarded a $270,000 grant from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Regional Council initiative for the project.

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Prevention Team hosts teen relationship event

High school students from Westport, Crown Point and Moriah had the chance to talk and learn about peer relationships at the Essex County Fairgrounds last week.

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Winter Empire State Games join forces with new foundation

A new partnership with the foundation looking to bring the Empire State Summer Games back will also prove beneficial for the annual Winter Games here.

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Long Lake residents mourn black bear shot by DEC

Colleen Smith is so upset that an environmental conservation officer killed a black bear here that she’s writing a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, requesting an investigation into the incident.

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Schroon Lake downs Keene in soccer match

Crown Point falls

Schroon Lake edged Keene, 2-1, in Northern Soccer League boys action Oct. 11. Justin Lough’s goal broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Schroon Lake the win.

Right, however...

Jerry Rambach (Saturday, Sept. 22) is right that East Germany’s system did not work.

Thursday, October 11

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Ticonderoga wastewater line to be repaired

Threat to LaChute River averted

Repairs to environmentally-crucial wastewater pipe in the Ticonderoga will cost less than initially expected.

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Frontier Phone connections reconnected

Cause of outage still unclear

After being without service for about a seven hour period yesterday, phone and internet service has been restored to Frontier customers in the North Creek area.

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Ticonderoga tentative budget exceeds tax cap

Mandates force fire budgets up

The cost of state mandates for local fire companies has the tentative 2013 Ticonderoga budget about 3 percent over the current spending plan.

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Keeseville dissolution study wrapping up

The Keeseville dissolution study committee is almost finished.

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Lake Placid Elementary School playground opened

Teachers, administrators, parents and students worked through the rain to complete the final work on the new Lake Placid Elementary School playground Oct. 6.

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Indian Lake board, residents concerned about Verizon cell tower progress

Supervisor Brian Wells opened Tuesday evening’s meeting with a moment of silence honoring the memory Tamara F. Blake, who died as a result of a rafting accident on Thursday morning, September 27th.

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Ticonderoga boots Moriah

Crown Point, Schroon Lake fall

Ticonderoga got an early goal and made it stand up as the Sentinels beat Moriah, 1-0, in Northern Soccer League girls play Oct. 10.

Endorses Hatch

I am pleased and delighted to see that Evelyn Hatch is running for the recently vacated Town Council seat.

Wednesday, October 10

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Warrensburg 'Gift Baskets' event to benefit holiday charity

For more than 30 consecutive years, Florence LaPoint has been devoting countless hours to providing clothes and food for children and families in need during the holiday season through the local edition of Operation Santa Claus. In recent years, a major fundraiser for her effort has been a 'Gift Baskets Galore' a silent auction of goods and services donated by area businesses and individuals — and its to be held Sunday Oct. 14.

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People turn out in Plattsburgh to walk for faith, and for a good cause

The North Country Mission of Hope was founded in 1998 to empower the people of mission communities in Nicaragua through education, health care, and ecological and community development projects.

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Partnership urges healthy choices

Jessica Mathews, the coordinator for the Plattsburgh Campus and Community Partnership, wants youth to make healthy choices.

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Cellular sales moving up

Verizon eager to move into new location.

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Homicide suspect faces charges in Florida

A murder suspect who passed through Mooers and Plattsburgh in mid-September recently appeared in U.S. court.

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Frontier phone, Internet down in Central Adirondacks

Frontier Communications phone and Internet services have been down throughout parts of Essex, Warren and Hamilton county since early Wednesday morning, Oct. 10.

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Schroon event to benefit hungry children

‘Bike and Hike’ Nov. 3

Clare Whitney will not be deterred. The Schroon Lake teen is continuing her fight against childhood hunger. Whitney, a student at Schroon Lake Central School, met many hungry children during Mission of Hope visits to Nicaragua in February and July. She came home determined to help.

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North Country SPCA

This week, the NCSPCA would like to remind you of the upcoming Birds of Prey event to be held on Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange.

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From the former president and co-captain of the Lumber Jills

Guest Viewpoint

It is hard to believe the Lumber Jills are getting ready to play the last bout of their first full season.

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Alliance meeting showcases local projects

Chairman optimistic about Ti’s future

The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance isn’t going away. That was the message delivered during the group’s steering board meeting recently. Citing financial concerns, the alliance laid off its chief operating officer in August, but the outlook was bright as the economic development group gathered its quarterly meeting in September.

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Osborne excited to return to ELCS as superintendent

A former principal is returning to the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District to serve as both principal and superintendent.

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Willsboro DPW vote delayed on technicality

A vote that was to determine how the Department of Public Works superintendent is to be hired in Willsboro will be delayed past November.

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Harrietstown candidates debate business park future

Town Board defends work

While Harriestown supervisor candidates debate the future of the business park in Lake Clear, town officials are defending the work they’ve accomplished at the site since it was established in the 1990s.

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Galusha renews legal fight for disabled access to Adk. woodlands

Vows he'll go to jail to prompt state to live up to legal mandates

A Warrensburg man's frustration over receiving a minor ticket in 1995 for driving to a campsite ended up in a landmark 2001 federal court settlement requiring the state to provide access to recreational woodland areas for citizens with disablities. Faced with another minor ticket, Galusha says the state hasn't followed through on the mandates, and he's willing to go to jail over the issue.

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Ticonderoga harriers near league title

Crown Point wins soccer game

Ticonderoga took a major step toward the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country championship Oct. 9. The Sentinels beat their top rival for league honors, Saranac, 26-29. They also topped Plattsburgh, 21-34, and Seton Catholic, 25-32.

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Our Furry Friends

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Shouldn’t be about providing what is fair and equitable?

From the Editor's Desk

Obligations in the areas of health care, pensions and salaries are strangling employers in areas where employees work under a union, and are resulting in fewer services, more expensive services and tax increases.

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Ti Credit Union hold successful school supplies drive

The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) wishes to thank ALL the community members who supported their third annual school supply drive.

Helping children get along

Kids Count

Childhood is a time for exploring and learning about the world including the people that inhabit that world.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On giving advice

Since you are experts in the advice business I thought you would have the answer to my question.

Rich and fat

The Tank

So, one of these things you want to be, and the other you don’t. As for me, I am the opposite of that equation.

Further response

The E’town Planning Board felt the need to “ correct the misinformation “ contained in a recent Letter to the Editor of mine. I challenge their “facts.”

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Rural life showcased during Thurman’s Fall Farm Tour

AspecMaple sugaring, specialty farming, sawmill operations and the rural lifestyle were all explained and explored Oct. 6 and 7 during Thurman's Fall Farm Tour.

Tuesday, October 9

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The scale of change

Adirondack Outdoors

Nothing in nature remains static for very long, and this time of year the most obvious example of this is the gradual emergence of fall foliage.

Likes editorial

Thank you for the editorial “APA: Use common sense to classify Boreas Ponds”.

The U.S. debt remains our darkest cloud

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the next month as the election nears we’ll continue to hear a great deal about the U.S. debt now over $16 trillion and climbing.

Jobs lives on through the innovations he leaves behind


Thursday Oct. 5, when computers were fired up around the globe, many thousands of them began showing a slide show of black-and-white images of Apple Computer founder, the late Steve Jobs.

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Political signs being stolen in area

Victims urged to make police reports

When someone stole the political signs from Kathryn Lacey’s home in Moriah, they committed much more than an act of vandalism. They committed a crime.

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Catillaz suspends active campaign for Harrietstown supervisor

Oct. 16 debate cancelled

Campaign officials for Tom Catillaz (D) Oct. 9 announced that he is suspending his active campaign indefinitely for the Harrietstown supervisor race and cancelling the Oct. 16 debate.

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Proposed Ticonderoga plant gets federal boost

USDA makes loan guarantee

A proposed meat processing plant in Ticonderoga has received a major boost. Adirondack Meat Co. has received a $900,000 loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will help construct and equip a $1.4 million plant planned for the Ti industrial park.

Monday, October 8

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Schroon Lions plan annual event

Prime rib dinner Oct. 20

A community tradition will again help the Town of Schroon Lions Club provide charitable services. The Lions annual prime rib dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Witherbee’s Carriage House Restaurant, Route 9 in Schroon Lake. Guests will be seated continually as tables arrive, beginning at 5 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.

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Ticonderoga, Moriah win football games

Schroon gets boys soccer victory

Ticonderoga and Moriah won in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action last weekend. The squads are both 3-3 on the season and deadlocked atop the Class D standings, although Ti holds the tiebreaker by virtue of its win against the Vikings earlier in the campaign.

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Adirondack Museum director reflects on first year

David Kahn’s first year as the Adirondack Museum’s executive director went “very fast."

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Burghers’ slow start foils effort versus Ft. Edward

Fort Edward's aggressive defense early in a football showdown Saturday Oct. 6 with Warrensburg pays off, offsetting a late rally by the Burghers, known for their powerful running attack.

Sunday, October 7

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Photo Gallery: Saratoga vs Shenedehowa High School Football

Saratoga traveled to Shenendehowa on Sept. 5 and ran into a fired up Plainsmen team. After suffering a loss the previous week, Shen came out gunning and did not look back in a 49-0 win over the Blue Streaks.

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Visitors flock to downtown Lake George for Oktoberfest activities

For the first time in recent history, Lake George shuts down a stretch of its main drag for pedestrians — and people love the festival atmosphere that's continuing through Sunday Oct. 6 at Lake George Oktoberfeest - complete with German music, various craft-brewed beers, craft vendors, and children's games.

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‘Lightning luck’ strikes twice for elated lad in 'Great Duck Race'

The Great Brant Lake Duck Race held a few surprises this year for the crowd as well as the event's organizers.

Thanks for support

On behalf of the Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Whallonsburg Civic Association, I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who attended this year's Grange Harvest Festival and Block Party on Sunday, Sept. 9.

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts annual Art show winners announced

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is pleased to present the 2012 Adirondack Juried Art Show: A Showcase of Regional Artists.

Saturday, October 6


Lately I have not seen many uplifting letters written to the editor concerning appreciation.

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Ticonderoga chamber to host business experts

Open house slated October 9

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house with the North Country Small Business Development Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Firefighters help firefighters

On Sept. 16 the Moriah Volunteer Fire Department held a benefit breakfast to help support two local volunteer fire departments that lost everything due to Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. 

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Jaquish wins women’s club title

Jane Jaquish won the Willsboro Women’s Club Championship. Julie Polhman won the low net in the A Flight.

Friday, October 5

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Middlebury man who "wanted to die via suicide by cop" shot in standoff

At noon on Oct. 4, a male identifying himself as George Demarais, 57, of Middlebury called 9-1-1 and said he “wanted to die via suicide by cop” and that he would be in the woods 150 yards behind his home.

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Wrnsbg’s 2013 budget is $39k under tax cap limit

Warrensburg's leaders craft a 2013 budget under some challenging fiscal circumstances.

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Local students led synthetic drug campaign

State ban followed area effort

The sale of synthetic marijuana products has been banned in New York State. That’s something Doug Terbeek takes great pride in.

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Three charged in Keeseville beating death

Paul Taylor, Michael Rivers and Scott Denno charged in beating death of Robert Rennie of Keeseville.

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Church members gather in Lake George for 'Feast of Tabernacles'

An international Church organization is in Lake George for its annual 'Feast of Tabernacles' convention, held internationally at various sites. Lake George was chosen due to its array of different types of accommodations — cottages, cabins, inns, hotels and motels — local Chamber president Michael Consuelo said.

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New doctor, expanded hours at local VA clinics

The Office of Veterans Affairs recently announced three items that will impact the care given to local veterans.

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BRASS association works to reinforce rivers

In an effort to restore and reinforce river banks, local agencies used willow cuttings as a an eco-friendly and cost effective method to help the Boquet River.

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‘Wing War’ to aid Ticonderoga Food Pantry

Second annual event Oct. 20

Ticonderoga eateries will battle for bragging rights during the second annual “Wing War,” but the real winner will be the Ticonderoga Food Pantry. Hosted by the Ti Knights of Columbus, the “Wing War” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 a person. Proceeds will benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

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Local Scout troops invite area youth to join organization

The Cub Scouts of Clinton and Essex County invite community members to any of their upcoming open house events.

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Bakers Mills barn sale to benefit mission to Costa Rica

A family here will be holding a barn sale this weekend to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica.

Supports candidate

I have had the good fortune to know and work with Evelyn Hatch for the past five years.

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Local health care facilities connect with telemedicine services

Telemedicine services offer connectivity to hospitals across the state to provide easier communication and easier access to patients files.

Failure to compromise a problem

Dan Alexander’s “viewpoint” of this past week and the letter from Jerry Rambach of Saranac two weeks ago both have merit with regard to our coming presidential election!

Thursday, October 4

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Ticonderoga sewer project may be way of the future

Use of town departments saves money

A sewer project now under way in Ticonderoga may be a template for future work in the community. Work to separate the sanitary sewer from storm water in the St. Clair Street and Wayne Avenue area is saving money, while utilizing town resources.

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Rabid skunk attacks dogs in Keeseville

Second case of rabid animal in Clinton County

The Clinton County Health Department has confirmed a skunk that attacked three dogs was infected with rabies.

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Warrensburg man arrested

Police Report

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Harrietstown supervisor race debate set for Oct. 16

The two candidates for Harrietstown supervisor will publicly answer a variety of questions in a debate being organized by Denton Publications and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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Minerva sees progress on Verizon cell tower project

Games of chance law on November ballot

Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey said she received paperwork from the FCC that Verizon had applied to them for a permit for the local cell tower project.

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Politi: Horace Nye sale contract coming soon

As members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors start to look at the 2013 budget, the pending sale of the Horace Nye Nursing Home remains a hot topic.

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Transfer of county bus ownership completed

While the New York State Department of Transportation had signed off on the move over a month ago, the Essex County Board of Supervisors officially completed an August transfer of ownership for a county bus.

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Westport ambassadors celebrated for serving 322 summer visitors

The ambassadors of the Westport Visitor Center were applauded for a successful summer season of ushering visitors of the town to the sites and places of Westport.

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Town, village at odds over Trudeau annexation process

Harrietstown Town Board members Thursday, Sept. 27 waited for Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott to show up at their regular meeting and ask questions about annexing Trudeau Institute into the village, but he never showed up.

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Crown Point girls boot Wesport

Ticonderoga, Moriah play to ties

Crown Point edged Westport, 2-1, in Northern Soccer League girls play Oct. 3. Ticonderoga and Moriah played to draws.

What does it take to alter one’s offspring?

Notes from the North Woods

Given that our current understanding of the mechanisms of inheritance has undergone major revisions over the past fifty years, I thought a brief review of our current knowledge was in order.

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Hospice seeks school help

Fund raising opportunities touted

High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care has issued a challenge to all Essex County schools to help raise funds to benefit those in our communities who are facing a life-limiting illness during November, which is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month.

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Dr. Ronald Goldfarb to head Trudeau biomedical research organization

Benjamin Brewster, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Trudeau Institute, announced today the appointment of Dr. Ronald H. Goldfarb as the biomedical research organization’s sixth President, Director and CEO, effective Oct. 1.

Peers Predict Future

Kids Count

A recent study conducted by a group of Concordia University researchers found that the conduct and behavior of children on the playground may be a fairly accurate predictor of adult personality types.

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Turning Back the Pages

100 Years Ago - October 1912

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North Creek packed with activities this weekend

Thousands of people are expected to visit the Gore Mountain region this Columbus Day weekend as they celebrate the traditional end of the summer travel season and take in some leaf-peeking trips along the back roads.

Travelers thankful

On behalf of the California & Grand Canyon travelers (from Ticonderoga) I would like to thank the local community for their generous donations during our bottle drive on Sept. 8.

Response to column

Howard Hammonds questions the science surrounding the negative impacts of invasive species, Eurasian Watermilfoil for one, but he presents only anecdotes, not science to support his position.

Protest really not needed over a moose killing

The Tank

Arab Spring. Occupy Wall Street. Save Horace Nye. Bruce the Moose. One of these things is not like the other.

Wednesday, October 3

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Johnsburg board looks to release 2013 budget

The public will get its first glimpse at the tentative 2013 Johnsburg town budget at the next town board meeting on Oct. 16, Supervisor Ron Vanselow announced at the Oct. 2 Town Board meeting.

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Walk raises research funds

Participants gathered at Sibley Hall on Plattsburgh State’s campus to walk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Clinton County acts against synthetic drugs

Clinton County rallies against synthetic drugs.

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Small group protests moose killing in Wilmington

Group gathers to protest killing of moose by DEC.

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DEC shoots nuisance bear in Long Lake

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff shot and killed a young bear after it approached a child, getting as close as 4 feet, on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Local librarian writes book on Plattsburgh

Local librarian inks new book on Plattsburgh.

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Local teen shoots for Olympics

Peru teen sets his sights on the 2018 Olympics.

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Crown Point man charged

Court Report

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Chilson Fire Department adds ‘new’ truck

No cost to taxpayers

Through a combination of thrift, good management and the generosity of its members and Ticonderoga neighbors, Chilson Volunteer Fire Department has been able to replace its support-utility vehicle with a more modern and effective truck.

Food pantry needs assistance

While visiting the Crown Point Food Pantry (sponsored by Sacred Heart Parish, United Methodist Church of Crown Point and First Congregational Church) housed at the United Methodist Church here in Crown Point, I was distressed to see that we are empty!

Airport may be a questionable investment

Guest Commentary

I feel compelled to share my views on the development of Warren County’s Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport.

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North Country SPCA

Adopting a pet into your home and providing for that new family member's health and well-being is not only a big responsibility; it is also be a long-term commitment.

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Sweet history event coming to Fort Ticonderoga

Chocolate to be highlighted Oct. 13

A living history event at Fort Ticonderoga will take a look at the use of chocolate in the 18th Century. Connecticut soldiers posted in the fall of 1775 at Fort Ticonderoga’s will be portrayed Saturday, Oct. 13. They will demonstrate how chocolate was a simple luxury enjoyed by enlisted soldiers as well as officers.

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Rustic artisans receive awards at the Adirondack Museum

More than 60 talented rustic artisans from across the United States gathered at the Adirondack Museum on September 8 and 9 for the 25th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair.

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Osborne leading candidate for ELCS superintendent post

A former K-12 principal at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School is now the lone candidate for the combined position of superintendent/principal.

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Essex County faces $13m gap

There will be a lot of decisions that will have to be made between now and the final vote on a 2013 Essex County budget.

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Small group protests moose killing in Wilmington

A small group of protesters weathered the rain and cold on Saturday, Sept. 29 to stand up for the moose killed by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on Sept. 25.

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Harrietstown board approves winter farmers’ market at Town Hall

Members of the Harrietstown Town Board Thursday, Sept. 27 approved the creation of a winter farmers’ market at the Town Hall.

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Ticonderoga harriers remain undefeated

Crown Point boys win soccer match

Ticonderoga dominated Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Oct. 2. The undefeated Sentinels took four of the top five places as they crushed Northeastern Clinton, 15-48, and Peru, 19-36.

Thanks paper for change

I wish to thank the editor(s) of the Valley News for their placement of their obituaries in a different location of the paper.

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The scorebook Week of 10-6-12

Swimming, Football, Boys Soccer, Volleyball & Girls soccer

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Why we seek nature

It only took 10 minutes for the view to disappear, 10 minutes for the bright autumn leaves decorating Giant Mountain to be enveloped in a cloud of mist.

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The history of hunting in the Adirondacks

Notes from the North Woods

According to The Hunter's Aim: The Cultural Politics of American Sport Hunters, 1880-1910 written by Daniel Justin Herman, “sport hunting in the United States reached its pinnacle in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On owning a small business

I am a small business owner and I’ve noticed that some of my staff, after they have been here a while, slack off and have bad work habits.

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Since when are we not allowed to make a mistake?

From the Editor's Desk

I was at the gym recently when I heard commentators from various programs who were angry, appalled, worried and possibly even frightened as they engaged in conversation about a recent event.

Will we ever see a return to civility?

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Has today’s society lost all concern for civility?

APA: use common sense when classifying Boreas Ponds


When it comes time to classify the more than 20,000 acres surrounding the picturesque Boreas Ponds tract, we hope the Adirondack Park Agency breaks from tradition and listens to the locals and a little good old common sense over the wishes of environmental groups with a long history of narrow-mindedness.

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Bishop's Heritage Circle gather

Several members of the Bishop’s Heritage Circle recently gathered for Mass at the Roman Catholic Church of St. John the Baptist and a luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant.

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Minerva Rescue Squad celebrates

Have you seen an ambulance with a fire engine red, gold and black sort of look around the Minerva and North Creek are recently?

Tuesday, October 2

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Authorities find 2-year old in Jay

At 2:20 pm DEC Dispatch received a report of a lost 2 year old boy who had wandered off from a home in the Ausable Acres in the Town of Jay.

Register to vote

If you are not yet registered to vote in the November elections, you still have time.

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Crown Point school recognized

School of Distinction award presented

Crown Point Central School has been named a School of Distinction by the College For Every Student program for a third straight year, but don’t expect the Panthers to become complacent.

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Hague Oktoberfest deemed a success

More than 1,000 people attend

The Hague Oktoberfest was a hit, according to organizers. It attracted more than 1,000 people.

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Indian Lake Central faced with asbestos cleanup

In a meeting dominated by updates on the ongoing construction project at the Indian Lake Central School, board members Tuesday, Sept. 18 were faced with spending up to $100,000 more than expected to clean up asbestos from the school.

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Wevertown eatery plans unveiled

A long-shuttered Wevertown eatery will reopen in the coming weeks if a local man’s plan comes to fruition.

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Ticonderoga booters win in overtime

Moriah, Crown Point, Schroon Lake lose

Ticonderoga edged Northern Adirondack, 4-2, in overtime in Northern Soccer League girls play Oct. 1. Kylie Austin scored twice in overtime to lift the Sentinels.

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Three run for Thurman Town Board seat

Three candidates are hoping to take a vacant seat on the Thurman Town Board. The seat is currently held by Bob Hitchcock, who took over the position for his wife, Rebecca, who died last May. The election is for a one-year term on the board and will be subject to another election in 2013.

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With stingy defense, Warriors overturn Burghers

The Warrensburg High School football team's potent offense was contained Saturday Sept. 29 by their Lake George counterparts, as the Warriors held back the Burghers' concluding drive and won the divisional victory 20-14.

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Chester board proposes to curb taxes by changing health care plans

Savings from solar power, reduction in assessor's salary, a change in health care plans, and delay of vehicle purchases are all contributing to the town of Chester's ability to keep its 2013 budget under the state's mandated tax cap, according to town Supervisor Fred Monroe.

Monday, October 1

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Garden club to sell holiday wreaths

Order deadline Oct. 26

Autumn just arrived, but members of the Carillon Garden Club are thinking about Christmas. The club is taking orders for Christmas wreaths and kissing balls until Oct. 26.

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Playground ponies to be restored in Ticonderoga

Artists sought for project

Local artists are being asked to pony up their talents to help children.

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Revitalize Keeseville group is still going strong

It’s now almost one year later, and the Revitalize Keeseville group is still going strong.

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Elizabethtown thrift shop to hold raffle for charity

Ultimate gift is a handmade quilt

Members of the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop will be raffling off prizes from businesses and residents to support local charities.

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A family legacy honored

A blue spruce planted to honor the Lawrence family at the Elizabethtown Social Center

The tree was planted to honor Elizabeth “Betsy” Lawrence, who died from cancer Feb. 14, 2012, and her family.

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Ticonderoga wins homecoming game

Moriah comeback falls short

Ticonderoga posted a dominating homecoming victory while Moriah lost in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football play Sept. 29.