Stories for September 2012


Sunday, September 30

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Crowd finds weird treasures, bargains at Warrensburg's great sale

Persistent rain on Saturday Oct. 29 didn't deter bargain hunters from flocking to Warrensburg for the town's 33rd annual World's Largest Garage Sale -- one of Warren County's three most popular events.

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Prescription disposal box set up at Troop B

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the placement of drop boxes at nine New York State Police Troop Headquarters.

Saturday, September 29

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Massive Garage Sale to consume Warrensburg

The nationally renowned World's largest Garage Sale returns to Warrensburg Saturday and Sunday Sept. 29 and 30 — and a wide variety of vendors offering virtually anything imaginable — plus about 1,000 local garage sales — will likely attract crowds of 60,000 or more if a chance of rain doesn't deter them.

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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. That is what Doug Terbeek and Mac MacDevitt said were the results of the 2012 Prevention Needs Assessment Survey conducted in each school throughout Essex County, which they presented to the Essex County Board of Supervisors during its Sept. 24 Ways and Means Committee meeting.

Hague Fire Department membership growing

We are happy to report that over the last several months we have taken on a number of new members, but most of these have been in the supportive category, and we continue to look to recruit more interest from those willing to train as firemen and emergency medical technicians.

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Mohawk art exhibit opens at the Tahawus Lodge

The “Mohawk of the Adirondacks” art exhibit opened Sept. 21 with a prayer.

Friday, September 28

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Elderly man killed by train

An elderly man was killed after he stepped in front of a train as it crossed Margaret Street in the City of Plattsburgh.

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Woman killed in Hudson River rafting accident

Guide believed to be intoxicated

On Sept. 27, at approximately noon, New York State Police from Indian Lake and Ray Brook responded to Chain Lakes Road in the town of Indian Lake for a report of a missing rafter. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation personnel, as well as members of the Hamilton County Sheriffs Department, Indian Lake rescue squad, and Indian Lake Fire Department also responded to assist in the investigation.

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Elected or appointed: Willsboro voters will decide DPW issue

Town Supervisor Ed Hatch said that the residents of Willsboro will decide how the next Department of Public Works Superintendent is hired.

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First six named to Westport Central Wall of Distinction

Six members of the Westport Central School community will be the inaugural members of the district’s Wall of Distinction.

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Inaugural Brew Fest joins Flaming Leaves weekend in Lake Placid

While the annual ski jumping event, part of the Art Devlin Cup series, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7 at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex, the first-ever Lake Placid Brew Fest will take place Oct. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the 1932 rink.

Political signs stolen

In 2008 I backed Barack Obama for president.

Audit the reserve

So mortgage defaults are on the rise.

Thursday, September 27

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This weekend's colossal World’s Largest Garage Sale began as small local event

Thirty-two years ago, several Warrensburg citizens took a keen look at the character of local residents, and decided to start a community sale to get people to stop on their way through town. Within a few years, the sale had grown so large, it was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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Tri-Lakes Business Alliance is enlivening Chestertown

Car Hop a success, big Garage Sale set for weekend

In holding a variety of events, the Tri-lakes Business Alliance is boosting commerce and culture in Chestertown and other northern Warren County communities.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Month to be observed

Prevention Team hard at work

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. The attention garnered by such a declaration is welcome by The Prevention Team, but members of the Ticonderoga-based drug education and prevention program know their work is an on-going effort.

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Keeseville residents file petition to vote on dissolution

More than 10 percent of Keeseville's electorate signed a petition to put dissolution to a village-wide vote

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DEC defends killing injured moose in Wilmington

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials are defending the Sept. 25 killing of an injured moose in the Wilmington Notch.

Support literacy

Guest Viewpoint

In the blink of an eye, the summer has passed and it is, again, back-to-school season.

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Moriah court an example for the state

New facility praised by court officials

The town of Moriah’s new court house will be used as an example for future court projects in New York State.

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Essex County ranked 21st in state Healthy County study

Essex County is in the top third of healthiest counties in the state of New York.

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School starts bullying prevention right away

Faculty members at the Elizabethtown-Lewis school started the school year off with bullying awareness during first week of school.

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Local artists open their studios to the public this weekend

Artist at Work Studio Tour set for Sept. 28-30

If you’re looking for local artists this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll find them in their studios, waiting for you to stop by.

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Burghers stun Salem with final power drive

The Warrensburg High School Football team, which for years has endured season records that don't reflect their substantial talent, is now showing the determination and teamwork it takes to be highly competitive.

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Tickets on sale now for Nashville in North Creek

Members of a local band are organizing what they hope to be an annual celebration of music in November called “Nashville in North Creek,” and tickets are now on sale.

Questions column

Your article entitled "Concern over invasive species: Fact or Fiction?" in the Sept. 15 Valley News was blatantly irresponsible and will erase years of education about invasives.

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Ticonderoga grad wins ROTC scholarship

Todd Carr cited at Castleton

Sept. 17 was like any other Monday during the football season, as the entirety of the Castleton (Vt.) State football team gathered in the locker room for its weekly meeting to begin preparations for the upcoming week’s game.

Food drive a success

In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and charged the corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country.

Get on a bike and ride!

The fifth annual Lance Gregson 1-Eye Classic cycling event, potluck and picnic has grown into a well-loved day.

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Doing business locally is important

Chamber Connection

Doing business locally is so important in directly supporting members of our community.

Wednesday, September 26

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Youth Court is in session

Youth Court is a program that gives youthful offenders a second chance.

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Mohawk art exhibit opens at the Tahawus Lodge

Mohawk of the Adirondacks opens at the Tahawus Lodge Center in Au Sable Forks

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Poet from Brazil makes stop in North Country

In Salgado Maranhao’s mind, “madmen laugh in the shadows of the mist.”

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Fall Festival at New Land Trust in Saranac

Fall festival planned at new land trust.

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Plattsburgh tree planting to save planet

City of Plattsburgh plants a tree in memory of man.

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Art tour to include Port Henry

Oct. 5 and 6

Port Henry will be a “village of public art” next weekend. The community will be part of the second annual Adirondack Coast and Boquet Valley Studio Tour Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6. Port Henry’s art attractions will be the focus of free tours starting at the downtown information booth 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A map and descriptive brochure covering the full range of art will be offered.

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Lawsuit stops Big Tupper from opening this season

The Big Tupper Ski Area has been forced to close. The Announcement was made late Tuesday evening that ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley was joined by members of the Board, as well as managers and volunteers of the Big Tupper Ski Area, at P-2's Pub in Tupper Lake.

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Moose-calling contest draws crowd to Indian Lake

About 800 adult moose living in the Adirondacks, and the number grows every year, according to state Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologists.

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State Assembly candidates offer differing views

Whether to hike the prevailing minimum wage and legislative priorities were both issues discussed in a public debate Aug. 25 that showed the differences of opinion between the two candidates for the 114th District of the state Assembly.

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Peru names new members to athletic Hall of Fame

There will be six new faces in the Peru Athletic Hall of Fame.

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North Country SPCA

This week, the NCSPCA would like to remind you that you can find our adoptable dog-of-the-week at the Keene Valley Farmer's Market, every Sunday until Oct. 14.

Town will be there

At the first Dissolution Study Committee Meeting, I clearly stated that I am not for or against the dissolution of the village of Keeseville, but I do want the people to know the correct facts, so this is in response to the mayor's letters.

The fall feed is on!

H2O Adventures

Fall is here. Water temperatures on Lake Champlain are dropping into the mid 60’s, leaves are changing, and it means one thing, the bass are biting.

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Two set to run for vacated Elizabethtown council seat

In the wake of the resignation of Elizabethtown councilman Ken Fenimore, there will be a local election Nov. 6.

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County to contract for tele-psychiatry

The Essex County Department of Mental Health will be using modern technology to help those in need with psychiatric services.

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Whiteface GM answers to a higher calling

Assistant promoted

Bruce McCulley now answers to a power higher than a walkie-talkie on the frigid ski slopes of Whiteface Mountain.

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Saranac Lake asks DOT, DEC to update railway unit management plan

Village officials here are looking to the state of New York to take the lead in the fate of the 118-mile railway between Remsen and Lake Placid.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago - Sept. 1912•

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Schroon Lake students assist Nicaraguan poor

Mission of Hope trip proves rewarding

While many students spent the summer working on their tans, a trio of Schroon Lake residents trekked to Central America to help those less fortunate. Clare Whitney, Nicole Beers and Mitchell Beers were part of a Mission of Hope trip to Chiquilistagua, Nicaragua.

Owens, Doheny spar in debate

National health care, Social Security reform and labor-union organizing were contentious topics as Congressman Bill Owens faced his political opponent Matt Doheny in the first of a series of three debates.

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Ticonderoga harriers remain undefeated

Sentinels, Vikings win in soccer

Ticonderoga remained undefeated and thrashed its top challenger in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Sept. 24.

Response to writings

It is my intention here to address Elizabethtown Supervisor Bartley’s comments in her Sept. newsletter and the Valley News article of Sept. 8.

Don’t miss Museum Day opportunity

“We don’t have the money” is one of the biggest reasons we hear from people who don’t visit museums.

Vaccination rules set to change

A change will soon take place in the availability of vaccine from the Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program.

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The scorebook

Football, Girls cross country, Boys cross country, Boys soccer, Girls Soccer Volleyball, and Girls swimming

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On family meetings

My husband and I had heard so much about family meetings that we wanted to give it a try

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Did not mean to offend anyone in the Republican Party

From the Editor's Desk

My children taught me selflessness, enhancing my empathy and compassion, especially given both suffer from medical conditions requiring, at times, extensive care.

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A day with dog and gun, rod or rifle

Notes from the North Woods

Recent weather patterns have finally begun to exhibit a distinctly autumnal turn, the pace of life has begun to slow down, following a rather extended and tiresome, tourist season.

Tapping out in 2012

The Tank

I have reached a conclusion in the race for the White House. I'm done with all of it.

Accountability check up

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A few weeks ago I suggested readers continue to check out sites like Factcheck.org and OpenSecrets.org so they could balance out the facts from the over-exaggerated spin that all political candidates seem compelled to use.

Tuesday, September 25

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Traffic stopping moose shot by DEC

Animal’s injuries appeared to severe

The injured moose which has attracted a lot of attention and traffic on the Wilmington Notch road was euthanize by the state Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday.

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Residents voice support for Moriah PD

Information meeting likely

The people of Moriah overwhelmingly support their local police department. At least that’s the impression Supervisor Tom Scozzafava received at the September town board meeting.

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United Way kicks off campaign

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. held its kick off breakfast this morning at the American Legion Post #20 in Plattsburgh.

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Ticonderoga woman overcomes breast cancer

Wendy Shaw’s ordeal nears an end

“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good every day.” That’s been Wendy Shaw’s mantra the past three years as she’s battled breast cancer.

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Schroon Lake upsets Crown Point

Panthers no longer unbeaten

Schroon Lake upset undefeated Crown Point, 4-3, in Northern Soccer League boys play Sept. 24.

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First Nordic Winter Tune Up set for North Creek, North River Sept. 29-30

It’s the height of leaf-peeping season in the Gore Mountain Region, but many people here have snow on the brain (and wish they had some under their feet).

Monday, September 24

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Ticonderoga alumni claim cross country race

Footrace at the Falls aids Crammond Fund

A pair of former Ticonderoga High School runners claimed victory in the Footrace at the Falls Sept. 22. Jesse Berube won the 3.1-mile cross country men’s race in a time of 17 minutes, 1 second, while Connie Belkevich captured the women’s event in 25:24.

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Saranac Lake woman arrested for apartment arson

A local woman was arrested for arson for allegedly having a connection to an apartment building fire on May 23.

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Calendar sale to assist Ticonderoga celebration

Historical calendars now available

A new calendar will help support Ticonderoga’s 250th anniversary. The Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee is selling commemorative 2012-13 calendars. The calendars, priced at $10 each, are available at the Hancock House, the Heritage Museum, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and at upcoming events.

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Runners circle Schroon Lake

Community hosts Adirondack Distance Festival

Nearly 800 runners took part in the annual Adirondack Distance Festival in Schroon Lake Sept. 23.

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Under new owners, Lazy River Farms makes changes

Lazy River Farms has new offerings, hours and services under its new owners, and the public has responded favorably.

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Minerva supervisor enjoys time at Democratic National Convention

The small-town supervisor of Minerva made her way to the big-time stage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. last week, at one point being on the big-time stage.

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Local teachers attend summer program in Colorado

Three local teachers learned about how to bring real-world scenarios into their classrooms

That unfortunate incident was the focus of the Keystone Center’s Key Issues: Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom program, which brought teachers from throughout the U.S. and Canada, including three from the North Country, together in Keystone, Colo. for a week of learning about learning.

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Local families and businesses hold fundraisers for young cancer patient

On a mild Labor Day morning, 5-year-old leukemia patient Matthew Wood of Plattsburgh courageously walked Main Street in Au Sable Forks wearing his Team Matthew orange tie-dyed T-shirt.

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Governor visits North Hudson

Boreas Ponds trek aimed at tourism

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and state officials visited North Hudson Sept. 29. The trip was designed to help promote tourism in the Adirondack Park and find new ways to attract tourists from around the world. The governor an state officials were joined by local elected representatives and economic development officials.

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Kim's Closet a welcome stop for clothes shoppers

One new store that’s caught the attention of local clothes connoisseurs is Kim’s Closet, which shares space with Betula’s on the second floor of Izzy’s Market and Deli at 282 Main St.

Sunday, September 23

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Ticonderoga tops archival foe Moriah

Crown Point soccer wins

The Ticonderoga offensive line did the heavy lifting and Miles Austin did the rest as the Sentinels downed archrival Moriah, 18-12, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football action Sept. 21.

Saturday, September 22

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Adk. Balloon Fest attracts crowd, continues through Sunday

At the 40th annual Adirondack Balloon festival, which continues through Sunday, spectators, pilots, and event organizers talk about the event's success -- and why it's been so popular for decades.

Girl suffers from rare disorder

Please don’t mind me while I vent, but there are some things I just don’t understand. Let me start at the beginning.

Friday, September 21

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Authorities are searching for a Canadian homicide suspect in NY

A Canadian man wanted for a triple homicide in Quebec may have been spotted in New York. The New York State Police are assisting the Quebec Provincial Police in locating a murder suspect, 35-year-old Justin Bresaw, of Quebec.

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Indian Lake to hold Moose Festival this weekend

The 3rd Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) will be held Sept. 22-23 in the town of Indian Lake.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis narrows Super search to three

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education has narrowed its search for a new superintendent/principal to three candidates.

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ORDA announces two new board members

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has added two new members to its board.

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Local soccer referees needed

The organization of officials cover schools including Willsboro, Keene, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Westport, Moriah, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Schroon Lake, Mienrva-Newcomb, Indian Lake/Long Lake, Wells and Johnsburg is seeking new referees.

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Volunteers sought for Ragnar overnight relay event

The Ragnar Relay Series will be holding its first Ragnar Relay Adirondacks Sept. 28-29, and is seeking volunteers to help staff several checkpoints between Saratoga and Lake Placid.

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Ticonderoga harriers race to wins

Moriah, Ti, Schroon Lake fall in soccer

Ticonderoga dominated its foes in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys cross country action Sept. 19. The Sentinels beat Lake Placid, 21-34, and Saranac Lake, 18-39.

Join CROP Walk

When we got up this morning we walked a few feet to turn on a light.

Thursday, September 20

Governor to visit North Hudson

Sunday event planned

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Cabinet Commissioners and administration Senior Staff will travel to Boreas Ponds Sunday, Sept. 23, located among the 69,000 acres that were recently acquired by the state and are now part of the Adirondack State Park.

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‘Battle on Snowshoes’ program to be presented

Schroon Lake event Sept. 30

A local historian will offer a trek back in time to the French and Indian War when the Schroon Lake-North Hudson Historical Society hosts a program on the famed “Battle on Snowshoes.” Bob Bearor and his wife, Holly, will present “Stepping Back in Time” Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake. Admission is $5 for adult and $3 for children.

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Scozzafava wants to better track social services ‘rent money’

Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava wants to have more power when it comes to knowing what Social Services monies are going to.

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Crown Point Relay for Life to meet its goals

Event Oct. 6 and 7

The Relay for Life of Crown Point will meet or surpass all its goals. Event organizers had hoped to have 150 participants and raise $25,000 during their cancer benefit. To date they have more than 200 participants registered and more than $20,000 contributed.

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Students give freedom to more than 70 butterflies

Lorilee Sheehan’s third-grade class have monitored and cared for the monarch caterpillars since they began school as part of their life cycle class.

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'Sharks' attack Moriah soccer team

Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Schroon Lake win

Ticonderoga edged Moriah, 2-1, in Northern Soccer League girls action Sept. 19. Andrea Rich tallied twice for the Sentinels, who have re-named themselves the “Sharks.”

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: On funerals

We have decided that listening is as important as sharing.

Competing philosophies

It seems that this election will be about two competing philosophies.

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Defining the line between fact and fiction


When scientists push for regulations to keep non-native species out of Lake Champlain, they aren’t doing it to intentionally ruin someone’s livlihood—they are doing it to protect one of the region’s largest resources, something we all benefit from.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1912•

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North Country Community College erects sign in Ticonderoga; Community awareness sought

North Country Community College unveiled a new sign recently at the Ticonderoga campus to bring more awareness to the community about the presence of the college.

Writer should man-up

As a person who believes in a free press I often express myself in letters to the editor of various newspapers such as the Times of Ti!

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DEC announces details for youth deer hunt

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed that junior hunters ages 14-15 will be able to hunt deer during a special youth firearms deer season over Columbus Day Weekend this year, Oct. 6 through Oct. 8, 2012.

Wednesday, September 19

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Rockeater race has universal appeal

Tough Enough to eat rocks

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Local teachers attend summer program in Colorado

Local teachers attend summer school in Colorado

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Plattsburgh man represents at Democratic National Convention

Man returns from Democratic Convention

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The ‘civil’ War of 1812

Alan Taylor discusses the War of 1812.

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Local families, businesses to hold fundraisers for young cancer patient

The story of one young man’s fight with leukemia.

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911 commemoration inspires call for mercy, compassion

Students, faculty, administrators, staff and community members gathered near Hawkins pond to commemorate those lost on 9/11 and honor the courage of those who rushed to their aid.

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AppleFolkFest growing in popularity

Event to conclude Penfield season Oct. 7

AppleFolkFest will conclude the 2012 season at the Penfield Museum Sunday, Oct. 7.

Pantry volunteers thankful

The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry wish to express our sincere appreciation for the support shown our recent food/fund drive.

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Johnsburg board mulls funding for Depot Museum

For years, the town of Johnsburg general fund budget has contained a line item appropriating money to help support the North Creek Depot Museum.

Tomorrow Is another Day

Kids Count

So were the sentiments expressed by Scarlett O’Hara in the movie, “Gone with the Wind.”

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Car show planned in Port Henry

‘Flying Farmer’ to be featured Oct. 6

Norm Monette will have his “Flying Farmer” at the second annual Moriah Classic Car and Truck Show on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Port Henry Knights of Columbus. The car show will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is free admission for spectators and a $10 registration fee for cars wishing to compete for prizes. People can enter by calling Monette at 546-7852. Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m.

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Bus funding approved, Keene to take over one vehicle

With that, the Finance, Tax Reduction and Mandate Relief Committee passed a resolution to accept 5311 federal and state funding for $215,500 that would include purchase of one trolley and bus for the village of Lake Placid, along with bus stop shelters and bus stop signs.

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Graffiti vandals being sought in Elizabethtown

Bartley said that in the past two weeks, she has had to buy spray paint twice in order to deal with graffiti that has been painted onto the concrete wall near the intersection of River and Court streets.

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Locals enjoy farm-fresh food at harvest festival

Residents and visitors came together for an afternoon of good local eats at the Taste of Local Food Fest at the Adirondack History Museum on Sept. 15.

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North Elba to give skatepark equipment to Saranac Lake

North Elba Town Board members Tuesday, Sept. 11 decided to begin the process of giving its skateboard park equipment to the village of Saranac Lake.

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Redford mother and daughter arrested for meth lab

A mother and daughter were arrested in an alleged meth lab bust Sept. 10.

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Moriah swimmers dunked by Peru

Simard leads Vikings

Moriah lost to Peru, 98-68, in Champlain Vallet Athletic Conference girls swimming action Sept. 18.

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Final North Creek Art Walk set for Sept. 20

The final Third Thursday Art Walk of the season is set for Sept. 20 in downtown North Creek.

Rod, gun and makeup

Notes from the North Woods

With each passing day, the evening air grows cooler and the hillsides get a bit brighter as great flocks of birds continue to fly overhead on their annual migrations south.

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The scorebook

Football, Boys soccer, Volleyball & Girls soccer

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Our Furry Friends

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

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There are reptilians among us, and they are called the GOP

From the Editor's Desk

Years ago, an old military buddy, while showing me his weapons stockpile in his steel-encased panic room just before he went outside to look for fairies and UFOs, warned me about reptilians, tall, blood-drinking shape-shifters from the Alpha Draconis star system, hiding in underground bunkers as they control the world by taking on human form and gain political power to manipulate society.

Response to letter

Correction: A recent letter to the editor, from Ken Fenimore, presented incorrect information regarding the Town Board vote to award a contract for the design and engineering of the Water Meter Project.

Tuesday, September 18

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Fort Ticonderoga to host sweet event

History of chocolate to be presented

Life wasn’t always difficult at 18th Century Fort Ticonderoga. Sometimes, things were very sweet. A “Chocolate Covered History” symposium will be held at the fort Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13. It’s billed as a celebration of chocolate, wine and spirits.

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Meeting planned to discuss sexual offenders

While it may be challenging to create a new law restricting where registered sex offenders may live, the Chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors still wants to sit down and talk about it.

Response to column

The following is a response to columnist Howard Hammond’s Sept. 12 column entitled Concern over invasive species: Fact or fiction?

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Bridge work continues throughout Essex County

Old Military Road paving started this week

Bridges continue to be the main topic of conversation at the Essex County Department of Public Works.

The value of Liberty and Life

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future.

Dissolution: Holderman needs to leave committee; Village Board should allow K-ville residents to vote

Two things have been made clear over the past nine months: Dissolution is in the best interest of the village of Keeseville; but the board of trustees, especially Mayor Dale Holderman, will do everything to stand in its way.

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Robert Zayas takes charge

New executive director learns job as he settles in to unfamiliar territory

Zayas, 36, said being named NYSPHSAA’s sixth executive director is a “dream job” for him.

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Flaming Leaves car show set in Keene Valley

The roar of classic engines will be heard coming from Keene Valley for the sixth year as the American Legion Marcy Post 1312 will again host the Flaming Leaves Classic and Antique Car Rally Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Film Society ready for fall season with new movies, more

New films will be shown at a permanent location for the Champlain Valley Film Society this fall.

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Ticonderoga chamber adds directors

New representatives join board

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce has four new board members. Steve Braun from International Paper, Starr Pinkowksi from Glens Falls National Bank, Robin McGrath from Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe and Jan Trombley from Wal-Mart have been elected to the chamber’s board of directors.

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Johnsburg meeting place changed

The Johnsburg Town Board has changed its Sept. 18 meeting place to the Wevertown Community Center at 7 p.m.

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Crown Point crushes soccer foe

Mike Enman scores four goals

Crown Point rolled past Indian lake-Long Lake, 8-2, in Northern Soccer League boys play Sept. 17.

Monday, September 17

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Ticonderoga conducting dog census

Rabies clinic slated Oct. 1; license deadline Oct. 31

Is your beagle legal? If not, there’s still time to license a dog before the town of Ticonderoga takes action. The town is now conducting a dog census. A form has been mailed to every household in the community seeking information on dogs and providing information on how to properly license a pet.

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Historians to offer Crown Point bridge tour

Region’s history to be discussed while crossing span

The new Lake Champlain Bridge has become a tourism attraction in itself. Looking to capitalize on the popularity of the new span, local historians will offer a program that traverses the bridge on foot with a narrative of the region’s history. It’s set Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m.

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Dissolution study meeting includes three affected boards

Members of all three municipal boards involved in a potential dissolution of the village of Keeseville got together Aug. 22 as part of the monthly dissolution committee meeting.

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Occupancy tax revenue recovering after tough winter

Essex County has made up for the loss of winter tourism dollars.

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ECH seeks parking use for newly acquired property

Elizabethtown officials and administration for the Elizabethtown Community Hospital will attempt to solve a parking issue at the Sept. 20 meeting of the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

Sunday, September 16

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Moriah gridders win in closing minutes

Ti football falls; Sentinel harriers shine

Moriah scored a stirring victory over Saranac, while Ticonderoga fell to Saranac Lake in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference football play Sept. 14.

Saturday, September 15

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Warrensburg powers over Bishop Gibbons, 64-18

After a disappointing 0-2 start to their football season, Warrensburg shows their true potential in a 64-18 rout over bishop-Gibbons

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Motorcyclist jailed after 140-mph chase

A motorcyclist fleeing from police at speeds as high as 140 miles per hour was arrested, sent to jail, and now faces multiple charges, authorities said.

Friday, September 14

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This Weekend's Lake George Jazz festival boasts strong roster of musicians

For over a quarter-century, the Lake George Jazz Weekend has brought some of the finest jazz musicians alive to an incomparably intimate lakeside setting. This year's roster of talent is outstanding.

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Lake George survey suggested

Scope of invasive species threat needs to be determined

A survey of Lake George is needed to determine the actual threat posed by invasive species. That’s the assessment of Dr. Dean Cook of Ticonderoga, a member of the Lake George Park Commission, in discussing the spiny water flea — one of five invasive species now confirmed in Lake George — during a meeting of the LGPC aquatic invasive species committee in Ti recently.

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Local families and businesses hold fundraisers for young cancer patient

On a mild Labor Day morning, 5-year-old leukemia patient Matthew Wood of Plattsburgh courageously walked Main Street in Au Sable Forks wearing his Team Matthew orange tie-dyed T-shirt.

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Ticonderoga man relies on Inter-Lakes Health

Fletcher Allen affiliation aids in recovery

The affiliation between Ticonderoga’s Inter-Lakes Health and Fletcher Allen Health Care of Burlington is probably a technicality to most local residents. Not to P.J. Joubert and his family. The link between the two health care facilities is a key component of Joubert’s battle with a life-threatening brain tumor.

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Saranac Lake mayor inspects RR tracks to Tupper Lake

Wearing a Red Storm cap and Big Tupper Ski Area T-shirt, Mayor Clyde Rabideau embarked on a fact-finding excursion Thursday, Sept. 13 along the railroad corridor between his village and Tupper Lake to see for himself whether building a recreation trail beside the tracks is a feasible idea.

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O'Neill leads Fieldstadt in Stony Creek race

The son of a talented country singer who led Stony Creek for a quarter-century is top vote-getter in a Republican Primary election Thursday Sept 13 for the a board seat in town.

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Ticonderoga, Moriah, Schroon defeated

Local teams can't score in loses

Ticonderoga fell to Seton Catholic, 3-0, in Northern Soccer League girls action Sept. 13.

Carpenter wins Moriah primary vote

All candidates will be on the November ballot

Rick Carpenter won the Republican nomination for Moriah town justice in primary voting Sept. 13.

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Lake George biker faces felony DWI charge

A Lake George teenager was arrested Aug. 30 on a Felony charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation after he drove while intoxicated although his license was suspended from a previous DWI.

Wonderful neighbors

In the little town of Crown Point, our widowed mother died on a cold, snowy day in December 2000.

Thursday, September 13

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Citizens pitch ideas to boost commerce, jobs in Warrensburg

While new committees and task forces typically mire themselves in jargon-filled mission statements, the Warrensburg Economic Development Committee, in their second meeting ever, decided on specific initiatives to boost local commerce and industry — and they've already taken action to accomplish their objectives.

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Warrensburg leaders pledge to expand recycling efforts

Area public officials have been repeating the questionable mantra that collecting recyclables isn't cost efficient. But the Warrensburg town board, with an eye on being environmentally and fiscally responsible, is seeking to boost its recycling program and save money for local residents while trimming the tax burden.

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Downtown Gallery seeking volunteers

Interns no longer available

The Downtown Gallery needs help. The art gallery, which opened in July under the auspices of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, is looking for volunteers.

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Bolton girls soccer team victorious in league opener

Loaded with talent and experience, the Bolton Girls' Soccer Team has a lot of potential this year, and so far, it looks like they're headed for success.

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Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1912•

Thanks for attending Murdies’ 50th anniversary party

Thank you to those who helped make our parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party in Minerva a successful event.

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Rabid raccoon found in Upper Jay

A rabid raccoon has been identified in the Hamlet of Upper Jay.

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Barton Mines offers garnet tours

Johnsburg is an all-American town, known widely for its red, white and blue.

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Emergency responders & citizens together honor 9/11 heroes, soldiers

Eleven years ago, Warrensburg Firefighters and other emergency responders from northern Warren County pledged they'd never forget the bravery and courage of emergency responders and victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. To date, they've lived up to their vow with an annual candlelight ceremony in the center of town that draws people from all over the region — to memorialize the heroes of that horrific day.

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First ever Ride for the River to be held Sept. 16

As the East Branch of the Ausable River flows from its source in the Adirondack High Peaks, it courses through rapids, gorges and stretches of wide, flat water on its way to Lake Champlain.

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School boards say no to shared superintendent

Districts will explore sharing other services

Members of the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid school boards Wednesday, Sept. 5 decided against sharing a school superintendent but agreed to look at sharing other services in the future.

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Harrietstown candidates using Facebook for campaigns

Campaign officials for the two candidates running for Harrietstown town supervisor this fall have each launched “Friends of” pages on Facebook and hope the social networking platform will win over voters come Election Day, Nov. 6.

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APA September meeting underway

The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its Headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14.

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Literacy program active in county

More than 150 students taking part

Students, of all ages, are back in classrooms. That includes students in the Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties program.

Fort leadership praised

As a resident of Ticonderoga, I am very excited about the changes and expansion of programs that Fort Ticonderoga now offers.

Say ‘No’ to eight-story hotel

In regards to the new hotel which is before the Village of Lake George Zoning Board of Appeals, it’s my opinion that an eight-story hotel in the middle of town would destroy the character of the Village.

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Police: Man choked his father, 82

A Chestertown man faces felony charges after allegedly strangling his 82-year-old father in the elderly man’s home, authorities said.

Presidential election offers competing philosophies

It seems that this election will be about two competing philosophies.

Wednesday, September 12

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Photo Gallery: Burnt Hills vs Schalmont Football

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake defeats Schalmont 34-0 in a clash of defending Section II champions from different classes. Photos by John and Joseph McIntyre

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Nonprofit sheds light on mental illness

Cindy Cordle helped set up the event that raises money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which provides support and comfort to those stricken with mental illness and others impacted by it.

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Making cider the hard way

Everett Orchards is producing the premiere hard cider of the North Country

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The battle before Plattsburgh

A battle in Beekmantown represents the first fighting in the area before the Battle of Plattsburgh.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host fall festival

Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Sept. 29

Fort Ticonderoga will host a Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival to celebrate the arrival of autumn. The event is slated for Saturday, Sept 29.

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Large crowd for Battle of Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh stepped back to 1814 and the battle that became one of the decisive factors of the War of 1812.

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North Country SPCA

Many people question the high cost of adopting an animal from a shelter.

Thank you, Mr. Eastwood

Why would the U.S. president attempt to diminish and insult those responsible for our economy?

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Concern over invasive species: Fact or fiction?

H2O Adventures

It seems the hot topic in the last few months has been the invasion of non-native species of aquatic plants and fish into Lake Champlain.

The sporting season begins

Notes from the North Woods

The annual autumn migration that is responsible for taking young men, old men and increasingly, a large number of women into the deep woods of the Adirondacks is set to begin soon with the launch of the early bear season on Sept. 15.

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If ignorance is bliss then there sure are a lot of happy people

From the Editor's Desk

Is it easier and more fulfilling around the time of the Mayor’s Cup, Battle of Plattsburgh and Fourth of July, a number of people vomit a chunky pile of ignorance and cruelty all around me.

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Indian Lake man arrested

Samuel P. Miller, 24, of Indian Lake, was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

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NFL picking contest Week 2

It was a strong Week 1 for a whole bunch of pickers.

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Mini-Burghers’ elder squad overpowers Whitehall team

The Warrensburg Youth Football program kicked off Saturday with games against Whitehall.

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Ticonderoga Hall of Fame to induct new members

Rockhill, LaVallie, Reale, Liddell to be honored

A quartet of Sentinel stalwarts will be inducted into the Ticonderoga High School Hall of Fame. Jamie Rockhill, Kristin LaVallie, John Reale and Rick Liddell will be added to pantheon of sports stars during ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 19. They will be honored during a dinner at the Ti Knights of Columbus at 5 p.m. and cited again during halftime of the Ticonderoga homecoming football against AuSable Valley. That game starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Chestertown car show to feature soul music star

A car show is to be held in Chestertown Friday Sept. 14 in front of the Panther Mountain Inn, and the evening includes a performance by acclaimed soul and gospel star Milayne Jackson and her trio.

Tall hotel would hurt lake, village character

There have been many articles regarding building an eight-story hotel in the Village of Lake George. I am adamantly opposed to such a project — and I will highlight the most critical reasons.

Johnsburg EMS needs volunteers

ohnsburg Emergency Squad has two new ambulances, the latest medical equipment, and experienced, professional caregivers, but without drivers we can’t operate. All we ask for is 12 hours a month. The emergency squad will train you to use the r

Just the facts ... please

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Now that we’ve put the two national political party’s conventions behind us, we can focus on the next big events — the upcoming debates.

Difficult times, difficult decisions

As local school boards are constantly searching for areas to make financial cuts with the minimalist effect on student curriculum, more schools should consider consolidation.

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County pillar work progressing

There are new structures helping to keep the roof on the Old Essex County Courthouse up.

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Tupper RR supporters visit Saranac Lake Village Board

Tupper Lake railroad supporters presented their case for a recreation trail next to the train tracks between Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake during the Sept. 10 Saranac Lake Village Board meeting.

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North Elba: Tear up the RR tracks

Members of the North Elba Town Board Tuesday, Sept. 11 decided to send a strong message to the state of New York: Tear up the railroad tracks.

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Moriah girls boot Willsboro

Ti harriers race to win

Moriah blanked Willsboro, 5-0, in Northern Soccer League girls play Sept. 11. Halie Snyder scored twice to pace the Vikings to victory.

Tuesday, September 11

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Ticonderoga car show winners announced

Chamber pleased with 20th annual event

The 20th annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show was a great success, according to organizers, thanks to support from area businesses, the community, visitors, volunteers and sponsors.

Crown Point body identified

The remains located by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police in Crown Point on Sept. 7 have been positively identified as Keith Gill, age 45, through a forensic dental comparison.

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Ticonderoga clinic dedicated to doctor

Ginger Weeks honored by St. Joseph’s

Dr. Ginger Weeks loved the people at the St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center out-patient clinic in Ticonderoga. And, they loved her. That’s why the newly-renovated and expanded Ti clinic was dedicated in her memory recently.

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County chair wants to look into sexual offender residency law again

Four years ago, Washington County enacted a local law that restricted where registered sex offenders could live in their county.

A place to dream for the artists in the ADKs

For those captivated by the beauty and poetry found in the Adirondacks, A place to Dream event will be held to bask in creativity of those inspired by the landscapes and history of the area.

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Six international students will attend Keene Central School this year

Keene’s new International Student Program begins this school year

For the first time ever, Keene Central School is hosting six international students from six different countries for the entire school year.

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Crown Point topples Johnsburg

Foote leads Panthers

Joe Foote scored twice to lead Crown Point past Johnsburg, 4-3, in Northern Soccer League boys action Sept. 10.

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Court dispute lands L.G. skateboarders on Judge Judy show

UPDATED: Tuesday Sept. 11,— 6:22 p.m.

Lake George and its proposed skateboard park may be getting some national publicity soon, as two local teens face off against a local business owner in a segment of the Judge Judy Show scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 11.

Monday, September 10

Update we are back: GoDaddy fall out affecting local websites

This afternoon some of our sites were not reachable by many of you because we were part of the fall out from the cyber attack at GoDaddy.com.

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Warrensburg has its own post cards again

In the 1980s, Warrensburg citizens might find post cards depicting their hometown for sale at L.D.'s Drug Store — but the cards were yellowed with age. Now, for the first time in decades, post cards depicting Warrensburg scenes are being published.

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Ticonderoga street art auction planned

Sept. 20 at Knights of Columbus

The third annual Ticonderoga street art project will conclude with an auction. The art will be auctioned Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus. People are preview the art beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be music by Nelson Shapiro and free appetizers at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. The auction will commence at 7 p.m. with professional auctioneer Rick Harker, the owner of Mountain Time Furniture.

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Six men charged for allegedly assaulting Lake Placid man

Victim seriously injured

A group of six downstate New York men have been charged with the allegedly assaulting a Lake Placid man on Friday, Sept. 7, according to the Lake Placid Village Police.

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Lake George boat regulations mulled

Effort aimed at preventing invasive species

Boating on Lake George could be more complicated and more expensive next summer. The Lake George Park Commission is considering regulations to fight the spread of invasive species in the lake — regulations that could include mandatory decontamination of boats prior to launching, designated hours at public launches and new fees.

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Fall Sports Preview: Lake Placid

2012 fall sports preview for Lake Placid varsity volleyball and girls soccer

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Fall sports preview: Tupper Lake

2012 fall sports preview for the Tupper Lake varsity football and cross country teams.

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Elizabethtown supervisor, former councilman at odds

Ken Fenimore resigns over "direction of town."

The continuing feud between the Elizabethtown town supervisor and a now former councilman may have reached its boiling point.

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Keeseville mayor speaks out against the village’s proposed dissolution

The time for the Keeseville Village Board to decide the village’s future is drawing near.

Support all boys

I have a great deal of respect and gratitude for Gusher Smith and all that he has done for this community and especially for Ticonderoga’s Boy Scouts.

Sunday, September 9

Help at cemetery lauded

The Essex County Veterans Cemetery Board of Directors wish to thank the Essex County Highway Department, including Tony LaVigne and his Staff for the care given to the Cemetery this year.

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Ticonderoga, Moriah defeated in football contests

Schroon boys win soccer battle

It was a tough weekend for the Ticonderoga and Moriah football teams. Ticonderoga dropped a 35-7 decision to Peru in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action Sept. 7 and Moriah was thumped by Saranac Lake, 41-6, Sept. 9.

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Body discovered in Crown Point

Police believe it to be missing man

A body found in Crown Point Sept. 7 has been tentatively identified as a missing Warren County man. State police said they believe the body is that of Keith R. Gill, age 45, of Chestertown and Bryn Mawr, Pa., who has been missing from a family camp on Loon Lake near Chestertown since Aug. 19.

Saturday, September 8

Response to letter

Recent statements made by Mr. Fenimore printed in your Aug. 25 issue are hardly worthy of comment, but still I feel compelled to address those made regarding the Comprehensive Plan.

Beware of rattlesnakes

I just wanted to share an experience with you as I feel this is a serious issue.

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I-87 Northway traffic snarls predicted

Lengthy traffic delays on I-87 Northway have been predicted by state officials, in light of an extensive two-phase project to replace decking on the Thaddeus Kosciusko bridge between Cohoes and Clifton Park.

Newcomb Volunteer firefighters receive new ‘Snowbulance’

Serving an area where many people enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, hunting, snowmobiling and ATV riding, the Newcomb Volunteer Fire Department faces some unique rescue challenges and specialized equipment can be expensive.

Socializing, smiles gone from local mealsite

I strongly object to the recent move of the county’s senior mealsite from the United Methodist Church to Countryside Adult Home, and the following is just a sample of my reasons why.

Friday, September 7

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West Chazy Man wins $5,000,000 in New York State Lottery

David Fortune bought the lottery ticket at Kinney Drugs on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh and scratched it in a rush.

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Relay for Life coming to Crown Point

All-night walk to benefit cancer society

The Relay for Life of Crown Point will be held Oct. 6 and 7 at Crown Point Central School. With 21 teams, 149 participants and $10,138 already committed, organizers are confident they’ll have a successful event. The goal is to have 35 teams.

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Pending Warren Co. grants represent record sum

County planners have worked long days — and on their own time — to try to bring state and federal money to northern Warren County communities, and their work is paying off.

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Severe storm brings damage to Westport

A quick moving storm made its way through Westport Sept. 6, up-rooting trees, damaging soccer equipment and cabins at Camp Dudley, even overturning an airplane at the Westport Airport.

Moriahstock a success

Moriahstock 2012 had a better turnout this year over last.

Volunteers feted

On behalf of the Westport Heritage House and the Westport Festival Day committees, I would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers for their support.

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Paradox Creek dam project complete

Project raises Paradox Lake water level

With the exception of a few snapping turtles, almost everyone is hailing the Paradox Creek dam project in the town of Schroon as a success. The dam replaces an old barrier, built in 1937. That hemlock and stone structure was leaking. That caused water levels in Paradox Lake to fall, creating lakeshore and boating navigation issues.

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Ticonderoga, Schroon girls boot foes

Sentinels harriers win

Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake posted girls soccer wins Sept. 6. Crown Point won in boys play and the Ticonderoga cross country teams notched victories.

Say ‘No deal’ to state land purchase

A sellout is looming. Local officials are thinking of dropping their opposition to the state acquisition of the 100 square miles of former Finch Pruyn lands in exchange for government economic development funds.

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Minerva Youth Program has another fine summer

The 2012 Town of Minerva Youth Program wrapped up its six-week summer of sun and good times on Aug. 17 with a mostly noisy and all fun morning of skits, songs, awards and recognitions.

Thanks for Chicken Barbecue support

On behalf of the North River Volunteer Fire Company and Auxiliary, we would like to thank all that supported our Chicken Barbecue.

Thursday, September 6

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Flashy, glamorous vehicles take over Lake George this weekend

Adirondack Nationals Car Show reigns

Some of the most outstanding vintage and custom cars and hot rods in the northeast will be cruising through Lake George this weekend, as it hosts the annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show.

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Workshop to explore how to revitalize villages

Filling upper stories a key factor

Do we want a vibrant, culturally rich, rural village lifestyle in the Adirondacks? Experts say filling the upper floors of the multi-story historic buildings is the key element, and they're going to tell us how to do it in a workshop Monday Sept. 10 in Keeseville.

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Warren Co. pending grants represent record sum

Planners praised for achievement

County planners have worked long days — and on their own time — to try to bring state and federal money to northern Warren County communities, and their work is paying off.

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Fort Ticonderoga board, staff support campaign

Public now asked for financial assistance

The 2012 Fort Ticonderoga capital campaign is off to a rousing start, thanks to trustees and senior staff. The forts board of trustees and administration have contributed $412,497 to the find raising effort — more than half of the campaign’s $650,000 goal.

Show support appreciated

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who attended my recent show at The Depot Theatre, “The Anti-Student Loan Cabaret.”

Turning Back the Pages

•100 Years Ago – Sept. 1912•

Tournament a success

The first annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament was held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Moriah Country Club.

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Ticonderoga chamber plans volunteer dinner

Nominations sought for awards

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites on Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga.

Race to raise money for developmental disabilities

The 14th annual Mountain Lake Services Foundation Triathlon will be held Sept. 15

On Sept. 15, competitors will swim, bike and run to raise money for people with developmental disabilities.

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Fall sports preview: Saranac Lake

2012 fall sports preview for Saranac Lake varsity football, boys soccer, girls soccer, volleyball and cross country

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Fall sports preview: AuSable Valley

2012 fall sports preview for the AuSable Valley varsity football, boys soccer, girls soccer, swimming and volleyball

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Police make an arrest in flair gun shootings

A Plattsburgh man has been arrested four counts of Reckless Endangerment after setting off four flare over the past week in Plattsburgh and the surrounding area.

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Crown Point wins season-opening contest

Panther boys boot Westport

Crown Point got off to a good start, beating Westport, 8-1, in the season-opening boys soccer game Sept. 5.

Author night a success

On Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 Literacy Volunteers of Essex /Franklin Counties held its 7th Annual August Author Address at Camp Dudley with guest speaker Dr. Colin Read.

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Newcomb to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt this weekend

The annual Theodore Roosevelt Weekend will be held in the town of Newcomb Sept. 7-9 with a variety of events for residents and visitors.

Wednesday, September 5

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Bolton Girls Soccer team is loaded with talent

Although a small school with limited enrollment, Bolton High School Girls Soccer Team has a deep group of seasoned, Competitive athletes.

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Police continue to investigate series of incidents with flare guns

The New York State Police in Plattsburgh are continuing to investigate incidents where a flare gun has been shot at residences, a camper, and now a lighted construction sign.

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Minerva supervisor at Democratic National Convention

Two Essex County residents — including the Minerva town supervisor — participated in the National Democratic Convention this week along with more than 6,000 delegates from around the country.

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People for Positive Action

People for Positive Action is a small group of individuals who meet in Plattsburgh to give voice to their vision of America while shedding a light on injustice.

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Plattsburgh State enrolls most diverse class ever

Plattsburgh State enrolled its most diverse freshman class ever, and that’s not counting international students.

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New principal this year at Saranac Elementary School

Tracy Manor is student centered and believes every child can learn and should be expected to reach and exceed his or her academic and social potential.

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Students excited for fall at Clinton Community College

CCC started its fall semester with a new logo and new brand identity, an elevated student profile and record international student numbers.

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Community partners needed at Plattsburgh State

To help students feel comfortable in their new home and learn about American culture off campus, Partners in Cross-Cultural Learning matches interested community members with first-year international students for cross-cultural social events and friendships.

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Catillaz lobbies for winter farmers' market at Town Hall

Bevilacqua would support idea if details worked out

Both candidates for Harrietstown supervisor were pressing the flesh this past weekend at various events, and one was cooking up a plan to bring the popular farmers’ market to the Town Hall this winter.

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Bicentennial Park to host footrace in Ticonderoga

Cross country event Sept. 22

The Footrace at the Falls will be contested in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, Sept. 22. The event, sponsored by the LaChute Road Runners Club, replaces the Footrace at Fort Ticonderoga. The race is being moved to downtown Ti this fall after seven years at the fort.

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Holy Names celebrates 100 years

Labor Day parade held

The Main Street of Au Sable Forks was alive with visitors and locals lining to see the parade on Labor Day.

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Saranac Lake schools ready for new year

The Saranac Lake Central School District is dealing with state mandates this school year along with the other Tri-Lakes districts and will incur extra costs attached to these directives, according to school officials.

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Fall sports preview: Keene

2012 fall sports preview for the Keene Central School varsity boys and girls soccer teams

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Fall Sports preview: Elizabethtown-Lewis

2012 fall sports preview for Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity boys and girls soccer

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State officials in Lake George to look into weekend's drowning

Lifeguards lauded for rescue effort

Lake George lifeguards were praised for fast, efficient action Sunday Sept. 2 after they pulled a man out of 8 or 9 feet of water some distance away from Shepard Park Beach. The man — who apparently didn't know how to swim and had ventured past the deep-water warning ropes — died later that day.

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Burghers tear up ground, but fumbles foil effort against Canajoharie

For a half-dozen years, Warrensburg football fans have experienced thrilling plays, aggressive field action yet the games end up with scores that don’t fully reflect the talent and determination of their players. The team’s brilliant drives have been often cut short by unexpected turnovers or blunders.The 2012 season opener continued that tradition, and the team's coach vows to do something about it.

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North Warren Tennis team seeks to continue winning legacy

Tennis is becoming a big sport at North Warren Central School because of some multi-talented players in recent years, as well as the enthusiasm of coach/teacher Poul Carstensen. This year's varsity tennis team seeks to continue this spirit of success.

Thanks for volunteers

As Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life, I would like to thank all of the courageous prayer volunteers who have come out into the rain, snow, cold and heat to pray in front of Planned Parenthood during the past six 40 Days for Life Campaigns.

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Our life coaches, Style and Substance: Facing life decisions

I am facing some major decisions in my life and am floundering on how to get started in moving forward because I have made some poor life decisions in the past.

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What happened to the benefit of the doubt in society?

From the Editor's Desk

Is it easier and more fulfilling in life to assume the worst and consistently send a message to others that we expect the worst in them and think the worst of them?

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NFL picking contest Week 1

By the time you read this, the Super Bowl Champion New York Football Giants will have humiliated the Dallas Cowgirls on opening night. And so it begins again.

Reader says residents should oppose New York state’s purchase of former Finch Pruyn lands

Governor Cuomo shows the same hatred and contempt that his father showed towards the Adirondacks, its people, its natural resources, and its environment.

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‘Night at the Museum’ to return to Ticonderoga

Sept. 27 at Hancock House

Ticonderoga’s Hancock House will come alive during the second annual “Night at the Museum.” Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.

The North Country is a great place to learn


As another season of school gets under way, the region’s community colleges continue to provide a quality education at a good price.

Outdoor Escapes and Etiquette

Notes from the North Woods

According to a recent national survey, people who regularly recreate outdoors, and those who had participated in outdoor recreation while growing up, are more likely than all others to be completely satisfied with their lives.

Another one bites the dust

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Back in June I used this column to question if there will be a daily newspaper in our future. Last week, our neighbors in Syracuse learned the answer to that question the hard way concerning the future of The Post-Standard.

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Johnsburg to state: Reduce speed on Route 28

The Johnsburg Town Board decided Tuesday that it will again ask the state Department of Transportation to reduce the speed limit on a portion of Route 28.

Tuesday, September 4

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DEC asks Minerva board for views on land purchase

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials Wednesday, Aug. 29 met with the Minerva Town Board to discuss the state’s purchase of 69,000 acres of land from Finch Pruyn.

Stop land purchases

Governor Cuomo shows the same hatred and contempt that his father showed towards the Adirondacks, its people, its natural resources, and its environment.

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‘Best Fourth’ organizers thankful; working on 2013

Sponsors, volunteers needed

The “Best Fourth in the North” was a rousing success, according to organizers, thanks to the support of community sponsors. The four-day July 4th celebration attracted hundreds of people to downtown Ticonderoga for a carnival, parade, concerts, bed race, road race, fireworks and more.

Reader praises nursing home

I would like to publicly thank all of the staff of the Adirondack Wing Nursing Home for the extraordinary, loving care that my mother, Leota Rockhill, received over the last three years.

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Moriah PD’s future questioned

Trustee wonders if police are necessary

Is the Moriah Police Department a good investment? That’s the question Tim Garrison is asking. The town councilman has initiated a discussion on the future of the agency.

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Lake Placid schools deal with mandates

The Lake Placid Central School District’s previous year was highlighted by a tough budget process, taxpayer animosity toward the school superintendent and the untimely departure of the middle/high school principal.

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Owens tours ECH during campaign

Congressman Bill Owens, R-Plattsburgh, who once worked as the lawyer for the Elizabethtown Community Hospital, returned Aug. 24 in the midst of campaigning to keep his seat.

Monday, September 3

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Ticonderoga chamber ambassador program event slated

Open house Sept. 12

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for ambassadors. The chamber will hold an open house and social for anyone interested in the ambassador program Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m. at the chamber office at 94 Montcalm St.

Fort Ti not where America was born

In the October 2012 edition of Adirondack Life, I read an article on page 29 “America was born at this pinch point of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga.”

Losses from Irene not soon forgotten

This week, and for weeks to come, we will all remember the devastation and loss that occurred at this time last year during Tropical Storm Irene.

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Moriah rolls to season-opening win

Ticonderoga falls on gridiron

Moriah got the 2012 football season off to a rousing start, beating Plattsburgh, 39-12, in its Champlain Valley Athletic Conference opener Aug. 31. Ticonderoga struggled in its first game, dropping a 22-8 decision to Beekmantown Sept. 1.

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Bookmobile hand-washing onto full board

With very little conversation, the Essex County Ways and Means Committee passed a resolution to wash their hands of the Essex County Bookmobile onto the full board during its Aug. 27 meeting.

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Ticonderoga Historical Society to host its annual President’s Wine & Cheese Event

This social is a perfect time to bid farewell to the summer season with your friends and neighbors while enjoying a superb evening of wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres.

Sunday, September 2

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Figure skater releases book about sport’s history in Lake Placid

Driven by her love of figure skating and happiness in Lake Placid, a young author released a book dedicated to the history of figure skating in Lake Placid.

Saturday, September 1

Little truth in recent letter

The recent letter about Halliburton a company founded by Erle P. Halliburton, a hard working man, some 83 years ago was an example of what “Whitewashing” is all about!

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Buses are not going anywhere, for now

Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley said she received a number of concerned phone calls when she returned from a recent vacation.

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Broadwell No. 2 man on state athletic association

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has announced the appointment of Eileen Troy as the Association’s 46th President.