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Saturday, August 31

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Warrensburg's Richards Library addition open soon to public

For more than a decade, a project to turn the intimate, historic Richards Library into a full-service resource center has been underway. Within a few weeks, the expanded and renovated library — with its many new amenities — is expected to be open to the public.

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Burgher football team seeks to overcome roster deficit

The Burghers' football team facing the severe limitation of a minimal roster — but they've always overcome adversity in the past to offer up action-packed football with innovative plays and displays of athletic prowess.

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Warrior’s beefy line likely to be key to their success

Aggressive physical play is a hallmark of the Lake George Warriors Football Team, and the 2013 lineup — with a muscular, experience line — is likely to have a successful season.

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On Campus

Austin Pastore, son of Nora Pastore of Schroon Lake, recently graduated from Universal Technology Institute (UTI) of Norwood, Mass in the Diesel & Industrial Technology field.

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Ranch panels stolen from fairgrounds

Equipment used to hold youth horse shows during the Essex County Fair has come up missing three weeks after the annual festival.

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Hobofest returns to Saranac Lake

The fifth annual Hobofest takes place Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake.

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North Country Regional Youth Justice Team established

The North Country Regional Youth Justice Team, one of eight established across the state as part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ongoing efforts to reform New York’s juvenile justice system, met for the first time in Lake Placid, bringing together key partners to begin discussing ways to improve outcomes and continue to reduce the number of youth who become involved in the system.

Friday, August 30

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Rose to wed

Johnny and Silvia Rose have announced the engagement of their daughter, Alana J. Rose, to Michael J. Gaddor, son of Joseph and Thelma Gaddor.

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Focus on Entertainment for Aug. 30 through Sept. 5

From Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area there will be a plethora of entertainment you won't want to miss, Plattsburgh will be invaded by Burlington hardcore rock, final concerts on the lawn will perform to the facing colors of summer, Lombardi and the Oldest Living Confederate widow will offer final servings of theatrical performances at local theaters, Folks Up In Trees will shake for peaches, Salted, White Pyramid and Obellum. See complete event information in our Focus on Entertainment column for the week of Aug. 30 through Sept. 5.

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September First Weekend to be Summer Finale celebration

All former events have been leading up to the First Weekend Summer Finale. The two-day finale will be an explosive mix of returning and rookie First Weekend performers, demonstrations from area businesses and performance groups, family fun activities and much more.

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Village leaders against dissolution

Now that a plan is in place with a referendum set for Oct. 22, Mayor Dale Holderman said he and his fellow board members are going to let people know how they really feel.

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July Essex County Sheriffs report

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

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Lakeside school receives grant

The Lakeside School, located at Black Kettle Farm in Essex received a grant from the Essex Community Fund.

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Gore to add four trails

Gore Mountain has announced an exciting list of projects that guests should look for during the 2013/2014 winter season.

Thursday, August 29

Ramblings

Picture newly laid black asphalt bulging up here and there, then green plants pushing on through and out to the light, ready to sprout up to six or eight feet high.

Bakers Mills News

It was another beautiful week, but the leaves are changing fast to let us know what is ahead.

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Town Talk

Warrensburg Car Hop planned

Athol-Thurman

Memories of bygone days

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - August 1913•

Weather Watch

Genetic Engineering — Nature’s Way

The Bolton Bulletin

Labor Day weekend festivities; craft fair

In the Military

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, The Adjutant General for the State of New York, has announced Timothy Kane from Putnam Station serving with the 1427th Transportation Company is promoted to the rank of private.

Schroon Lake celebrates Labor Day

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced the list of events that will accompany their annual Labor Day weekend celebration. On Friday, Aug. 30 and Sunday, Sept. 1 the Strand Theater will be showing the movie “The Mountains Will Wait For You,” about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman 46er and a lifelong proponent of hiking in the High Peaks.

Port Henry Labor Day Festivities run through the weekend

Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with numerous games and activities for children and adults. According to Tim Bryant, Moriah Chamber of Commerce president, the festivities open Saturday evening with bluegrass music at the Port Henry beach at 6:30 p.m.. A fireworks show will follow from the pier at 8:30 p.m.

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Election fields set after independent petitions filed

The Town of Willsboro may be the center of the Essex County political universe in the 2013 election season.

Adirondack Community Outreach Center thanks supporters

The weather was beautiful and the greens were thoroughly green at Cronin’s in Warrensburg for the 8th annual Black Mountain Open on Sunday, Aug. 18.

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Ombudsman program needs volunteers

Amy Gehrig’s job might be a little easier if they called it something else; but the term ‘ombudsman’ is unfortunately here to stay.

There is a better plan for North Country Community College Welcome Center

Guest viewpoint

With reference to remarks made by Village of Saranac Lake Trustee Allie Pelletieri published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on July 13, 2012, who gave good reasons to oppose the proposed NCCC project.

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Nellie Ruth Halloran and Joseph John Donaldson wed

Nellie Ruth Halloran and Joseph John Donaldson were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at The Farm in Irishtown, under an apple tree, with their guests enjoying a gorgeous view of nearby Green Mountain.

Wednesday, August 28

Westport Column

The members of the Westport Ambulance Squad would like to thank everyone who donated so generously to our recent Stretcher Drive.

Keeseville Column

The Chesterfield Fish and Game Club will be having a gun show on Aug.31 through Sept.1 at the club house on Green Street in Clintonville.

Essex Column

The local American Legion post is looking for new members.

Elizabethtown Column

It’s hard to believe we’re planning Labor Day weekend!

Being Rich is Getting Better

Kids Count

Recently it was announced that the Obama administration will offer super rich companies a chance to bring back billions of dollars to the U.S. and the government will incentivize them to do so.

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North Country SPCA

Have you seen the Summer 2013 edition of Pawprints?

Willsboro Column

Wow what a great deal to turn 80 years of age, my family treated me royally as some 21 members of my family came together for a great meal at the Essex Inn on Saturday evening.

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North Warren’s Bicentennial Festival & Parade wows crowd

Since 1916, Pottersville has never hosted a parade and festival as large as the one held Aug. 24 to celebrate Warren County's Bicentennial.

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Essex County approves sales tax increase

Members of the county Board of Supervisors voted 17-0 during a special meeting Aug. 26 to increase their share of the sales tax from 3.75 percent to 4.00 percent. The increase brings the total sales tax figure to 8.0 percent with state and county combined. Westport Supervisor Dan Connell was unable to attend the meeting.

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Essex has 'stile'

Did you notice the new stile in town?

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Garden Club calander set to be exposed at ‘coming out’ party

The Garden Club of Lake Placid extends an invitation to an exclusive, first edition preview party of its controversial calendar, Babes in Blooms.

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New online STAR registration plan outlined by state

The New York State Tax Department today unveiled an easy, fast and secure online STAR Registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.

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Seduced by a Stream

Notes from the North Woods

Recently, I was seduced by a small stream that continually calls me back to its banks for a final embrace, and just one last cast.

Sad day for justice

Aug. 8, 2013 was a sad day for justice and for a well revered family of Crown Point.

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Local Flavor - Mickey’s Restaurant

Shrimp and Gouda Arancini

The flavor at Mickey’s restaurant in Plattsburgh is definitely that: local. But even with a head chef and a sous chef who are both from the Champlain Valley, and who cut their culinary teeth working in local kitchens in and around Plattsburgh, the dinner menu at Mickey’s is far from the status quo.

Scene in Plattsburgh - Style & Substance

You would think that we had “scene” it all in Plattsburgh as the summer season winds down, however if you haven’t gotten out much lately, you will still find the most interesting people and vibrant events around town.

Dam dilemma!

Conservation Conversations

Throughout the North Country, there are streams that have been used as power sources in the past.

The death toll from 9/11 continues to rise

On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,606 people were killed when terrorists dive bombed the twin towers in New York City, both inside and outside the buildings. Another 266 died aboard the four hijacked airliners.

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Historic cabin slated for destruction by state

As the latest example of New York State following their policy of eradicating the mark of man in the Adirondacks, the historic Cody Place in West Stony Creek is scheduled for destruction -- like the entire 1800s hamlet of West Stony Creek, as well as lean-to structures throughout the wild forest lands.

Tuesday, August 27

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Town of Chester takes step toward downtown sewer system

Many area business people have said for years that a lack of a sewer system in downtown Chestertown has stunted local commerce. Recently the town of Chester board voted to take a step toward that goal.

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Joshua Bridge tells his tales of New Zealand

For Joshua Bridge, the choice for where he should spend a semester studying abroad came down to his favorite movies.

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Depot Theater celebrates 35 years at Gala

Guests at the Depot Theater’s Gala at DaCy Meadow Farms enjoyed an evening of music, dancing and theatrics, raising money for the professional rural theater.

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Nearly 900 people attend Miner Institute’s open house

On Saturday, Aug. 10, approximately 900 people attended an open house at Miner Institute in Chazy. The goal of the open house, the first at Miner Institute in nearly five years, was to highlight the educational programs available at the facility, as well as to showcase their Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit.

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Jessica Roemischer to close Essex concert series

The Essex Community Concert Series is ready to wrap up the 2013 summer season, but not before a piano performance by Jessica Roemischer.

Stop and think

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I keep coming back to two key words: blame and responsibility.

Monday, August 26

Garden club to sell plants

The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club will sell hosta, hydrangea, day lilies, sedum, lungwort, bee balm, roses, rudbeckia, ligularia.

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Marvin brothers attend World Transplant Games in South Africa

Local brothers Brock and Connor Marvin traveled to Durban, South Africa, to take part in the 14 Annual World Transplant Games.

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Adirondack tourism plans discussed

As the summer months wind down, officials from a pair of organizations that promote tourism in the region spoke about the year and the impacts of the business locally.

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Ken Wiley featured artist at Adirondack Artists Guild

Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Artists Guild will feature recent watercolor and acrylic paintings by Ken Wiley from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29. The opening reception will be on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 52 Main Street.

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Seton preparing for 25th anniversary

This year, Seton Catholic Central will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and brain-storming sessions have already begun as to how best to commemorate that milestone.

Sunday, August 25

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North Country Ministry golf tournament approaching

The agency that's lent a helping hand to thousands of families in the region is holding a golf tournament as a fundraiser, and all are invited to participate.

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Keene students get education in Spain

Ten students from Keene Central School were able to see the culmination of a two-year fundraising effort when they spent 12 days in Spain.

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Songs on Mirror Lake concludes

The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” concluded its eighth annual season with its final performance on Aug. 13 with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

Saturday, August 24

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Bicentennial celebration unprecedented in northern Warren County

A parade and celebration of this magnitude hasn't been held in the towns of Chester and Horicon for many decades — North Warren Citizens are going 'all out' to make their festival celebrating Warren County's bicentennial a record-breaker.

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Supervisors discuss increase to exam fees

Members of the Essex County Personnel Committee talked about increasing the amount a person would pay to take the state exam required for those who apply to be employed by the county.

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Honor flight adds second plane

Due to the high demand from area World War II veterans the North Country Honor Flight announced a second aircraft has been added to the scheduled Sept. 14 flight to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight flies WWII veterans to their Memorial in Washington at no cost to them.

Friday, August 23

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Long Lake Summer Bass Derby results

The Long Lake Summer Bass Derby took place on Saturday, Aug. 11 with 15 registered teams of two participating for cash prizes, 50/50 raffle and lunker award for highest individual weight fish.

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Focus on Entertainment: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29

There is so much to do for the weekend, including a 24-hour fun experience at the Adirondack Carousel, Funked Up Fairy Tales in Westport and bands in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid!

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Westport Health Center opens new doors

Starting Friday, Aug. 16, patients at the Westport Health Center were finally able to see the fruits of the past few months of construction.

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Keeseville to vote on dissolution again Oct. 22

One more vote will determine if the village of Keeseville will cease to be an incorporated entity after Dec. 31 of next year.

Concern for others

Always I have been pleased by my Scotch ancestry and always I have enjoyed what Robert Burns said: “The greatest gift that God could give us, is to see ourselves as others see us.” 

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Cornell Cooperative Extension to host health care workshops

New federal healthcare law will soon change the way businesses and employees obtain health insurance.

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ROTA open Mic Night Showcases local talent

The ROTA Gallery is offering local poets, musicians and other talented artists an opportunity to showcase their talents during Open Mic Poetry Night every other Thursday at 50 Margaret Street. Several local talents have already showcased their flair during Open Mic Poetry Night (OMPN), said ROTA OMPN organizer, Chris Ostuni.

Thursday, August 22

New glades trail coming to Whiteface

It’s August, but the skiing and riding season at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is not too far off.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - August 1913•

Town Talk

Fee hike at Warrensburg transfer station

Athol-Thurman

Last 2013 concert features Marty Wendell

After the Challenge

Indian Lake Chamber News - The River Starts Here

So, I personally survived the Adirondack Challenge, as did the hundreds of volunteers who turned out to help pull off an amazing event in less than two months.

Bakers Mills News

Dezore Cleveland passed her permit on Aug. 5, her 16th birthday and the next day she drove Earl Allen to Northville to the calling hours of our dear friend, Bob Rockwell.

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Hollywood fundraiser draws a crowd

Community members showed up in droves to help raise funds for a local theater threatened with “Go Digital or Go Dark.”

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Horace Nye to host donation drive for residents today

The home will host a donation drive for the residents Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. until noon and again from 1 to 4 p.m. in the activity room.

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Farm 2 Fork Festival set in Saranac Lake

Mark your calendar for this year’s Farm 2 Fork Festival. It will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.

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Labor Day festivities planned in Moriah

Port Henry will be celebrating its 123rd Labor Day weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with numerous games and activities for children and adults.

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CancerBgone fundraiser

Comedy night, a live band and auctions/raffles taking place at Elk’s Lodge Aug. 24.

On Aug. 24, CancerBgone will be holding a Comedy Night fundraiser at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh. The event will feature New York City comedians Johnny Lampert and Moody McCarthy, who have appeared on HBO, Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman. Also featured will be the Philadelphia based soul/funk/hip-hop band Swift Technique, who have toured the country and are on their way back from a successful tour of the West Coast.

On Campus

Winners of the Peter Neal Memorial Scholarship have been announced.

Boat should have been inspected

Based on what I’ve read, two fishermen were ticketed for having milfoil and one with water chestnuts and they are going before the judge in Ti.

Kelley earns defender award

Angela Kelley walked out of the Bar Exam, “packed up her stuff in Albany, and showed up ready to work on Monday morning,” at the Essex County Public Defender Office.

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Hill and Hollow Music presents Prima Trio

World renowned trio to play in Saranac

On Aug. 25, Hill and Hollow Music will present the world renowned Prima Trio, in a free concert at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac. Featuring music ranging from classical to contemporary, the trio made its debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in 2007. Since then they have received countless honors world-wide for their music, including the Grand Prize in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division of that competition.

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Historic Chilson Chapel to be preserved

Chilson Founders is a new not-for-profit organization of local residents who have banded together to preserve and maintain the former Chilson United Methodist Church building on Putts Pond Road, as well as other landmark properties in Chilson, including Chilson Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 21

Camp Santanoni guide released

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the private nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack region, has unveiled its latest publication - a 52-page full-color guide to Camp Santanoni.

Elizabethtown Column

Where did August go? Let’s make the best of what’s left.

Westport Column

One regular standout event in these parts is the annual talk at Camp Dudley hosted by the Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties.

Essex Column

The art association’s last show of the season opens this Friday, Aug. 23, with a reception at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m.

Wayne Stock thanks

Once again, the North Country Hardship Fund’s annual fund raiser, “Wayne Stock VI” was a resounding success.

Keeseville Column

This is the week that Champlain Area Trails will be hosting a bridge building workshop.

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North Country SPCA

Did you know that children who grow up in households with pets actually have fewer allergies?

Willsboro Column

Things are feeling more like fall each week, morning light come later and it gets dark earlier, some warm days and cooler nights sure feels like summer is fast coming to a close.

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Ultimate Towner race set

The craze of obstacle course racing is sweeping the nation and now, there’s a new player.

Estate planning seminar held

The Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union (TFCU) hosted their first Estate Planning and Asset Management Seminar to an audience of 69 people on Wednesday, July 31, at the Best Western Plus in Ticonderoga.

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A true square tale

Notes from the North Woods

There is a unique element surrounding outdoor sporting endeavors that seems to trigger the competitive juices in all of us.

Grateful for support

The Elizabethtown-Lewis Library Board of Directors has many people to thank for the success of the August Book Sale.

Sweet opportunity is knocking

Conservation Conversations

I turned off the main road and started up the long driveway back into the woods.

North Country Community College proposal exciting

North Country Community College’s proposal to create a applied technology center in the former Lowe’s building in Ticonderoga is drawing rave reviews — as it should.

MaD advice

Mother/Daughter, cross-generational advice for women and those around them.

I am a new college grad and have been interviewing for professional positions, but not seeming to get a job offer.

Stinking Thinking

Kids Count

The words Stinking Thinking has long been part of the language around alcohol and drug addiction counseling.

Tuesday, August 20

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Warren County election contests determined as deadline passes

Both the primary election in September and the General Election in November in Warren County offer intense competition and intriguing politics, according to the roster of candidates now determined since the deadline for filing petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20.

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School seeks new student registrations

If you are a new resident of the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District and have a child of school age, then you need to notify the District Office of the school for registration and enrollment.

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Gibson Brothers lead IBMA nominations

Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson and their bluegrass band — The Gibson Brothers — topped the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations this year with eight, IBMA officials announced Aug. 14 at their Nashville headquarters.

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Lake George Village officials ease rules on soliciting, pledge to tackle traffic woes

Lake George Village leaders grapple with event-related parking and traffic woes, as well as making it easier for individuals to distribute literature on public property — in a nod to Freedom of Speech Rights.

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Schroon Lake Teen returns home

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo has ended with him returning home on Monday, Aug. 19. Anauo was classified a runaway. Anauo’s parents contacted the New York State Police at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night and informed police he returned to their home on Davis Road in Schroon Lake in good health. Public Information Officer with the New York State Police Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said she couldn’t comment on where Anauo had gone or why he had run away.

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Ground-breaking held for new Warrensburg Health Center

A new anchor health-care center for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, which serves many thousands of people in southern Adirondacks and the Glens Falls region, will boost vital services, create jobs as well as enhance Warrensburg's streetscape, area officials said this week as ground was broken for the facility.

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Hill and Hollow Music presents Prima Trio

World renowned trio to play in Saranac

On Aug. 25, Hill and Hollow Music will present the world renowned Prima Trio, in a free concert at the United Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac.

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Undersheriff attends conference

Essex County Undersheriff Michael Badger, along with thirty-six undersheriffs from across New York State, recently attended a training conference at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

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Towner Community Obstacle Course race coming to Whiteface

The craze of obstacle course racing is sweeping the nation and now, there’s a new player.

Hazy, lazy days of summer

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As another summer draws to an end and the days grow shorter you can see people scurrying about trying to squeeze in those summer time activities before the season changes.

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Richard’s Beverage Center continues to change with the times.

From the road, Richard’s Beverage Center looks like a small mom & pop store, but inside, you’ll find one of the best assortments of craft beers in the North Country. In fact, Richard’s got its start 51 years ago as exactly that; a small, neighborhood grocery store.

Monday, August 19

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Classical music festival opens in Lake George

Acclaimed musicians from across the nation are in Lake George this week for a daily lineup of rehearsals, concerts and workshops, and the public is invited to enjoy their performances.

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Search is on for missing Schroon Lake Teen

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo, headed by the Schroon Lake Fire Department, has been called off. Anauo has been classified a runaway. Chief of the Schroon Lake Fire Department, Rodney Secor said they called off the search because police investigators kept getting conflicting stories. New York State Police continue to search for Anauo.

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Chinese artist visits region, donates works to CFES fundraiser

An artist who has exhibited around the world came to Essex last week to do the same, this time for a cause.

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Lyme disease cases have gone up over active summer

Essex County Public Health emphasizes the many health benefits associated with outdoor activities in the heart of summer and encourages people to take precautions to protect their health.

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Roundtable discussion at history center

The Adirondack History Center Museum is offering the seventh lecture in the Elizabeth HW Lawrence Summer Lecture Series on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.

Ombudsman program needs volunteers

Amy Gehrig’s job might be a little easier if they called it something else; but the term ‘ombudsman’ is unfortunately here to stay. It’s a Swedish word that means “citizen advocate,” and that’s who Gehrig needs in Essex County: concerned volunteers who can advocate for elderly people who may not have a voice of their own.

Sunday, August 18

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Keene brook wall rebuilt, more to be added

Two years ago, the waters from the Gulf Brook spilled over its banks and caused havoc to the hamlet of Keene as part of the mark Tropical Storm Irene left on the North Country.

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Two new board members added to APA

The Adirondack Park Agency will welcome two new Board members to the Agency during this week’s monthly Board meeting.

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Follos releases new book

Matching children with special needs to books and stories that will motivate and engage them.

Saturday, August 17

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New website promotes biking, walking locally

A new website is promoting the trails, roads and parks in the North Country as a great place to “Get Out and Live.”

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Senior golf tour to again stop in Lake Placid

The third annual Adirondack Senior Open golf championship, part of the Sunbelt Senior Tour, will again be held Aug. 26-30 at the beautiful Whiteface Club & Resort in Lake Placid.

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“Sprouts” program to begin at Lakeside School

The Lakeside School, located at Black Kettle Farm in Essex is offering a new day-care option for young children in the North Country – the “Sprouts” program.

Friday, August 16

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Ticonderoga senior housing project to open Oct. 1

Apartments half rented; applications being accepted

Residents are expected to move into the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga Oct. 1.

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Bakery, pub earn Lake Geo. village awards

A bakery, a pub and a homeowner win annual awards from Lake George village for their varied accomplishments that enhance the quality of life in the community.

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Moriah hopes to use excess grant money

Water project comes in under budget

Moriah has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project.

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Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival sets schedule for 2013

Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

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Ride the Plattsburgh area for Diabetes

Sam’s Club in Plattsburgh is asking area residents to pull on their riding boots and take a motorcycle ride in support of diabetes research.

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Ticonderoga chamber seeking award nominations

Annual volunteer dinner Oct. 16

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce awards. The chamber will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga.

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Honor Flight funding requested at county

After hearing little response from representatives at the state and federal level, World War II veteran Joe Demarco turned to the halls of the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

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Benefit for Hollywood Theatre planned

The Hollywood Theatre is proud to present “A Tribute to the Classics” a musical salute to a selection of great American film soundtracks.

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CATS trail project set between Essex, Willsboro

Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is developing a new hiking/skiing trail that would be an important link in a trail that could connect Essex and Willsboro.

Thursday, August 15

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Lk. Geo. mayor: New downtown Marriott hotel will boost year-round prosperity

As plans were unveiled Thursday Aug. 15 for a Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Lake George, local officials predicted it will boost the area's economic and cultural vitality, as well as create 100 good jobs and stem the tide of local youth migrating elsewhere in search of better opportunity.

Elizabethtown teen struck while skateboarding

On Wednesday, Aug.14, at approximately 8:45 p.m., New York State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision on State Route 9N in the town of Elizabethtown. Jonathan D. Lessard, age 28, of Fairhaven, Vermont, was traveling southbound on State Route 9N in Elizabethtown when his vehicle struck Lenore Sicola, 15, of Elizabethtown.

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Film to tell of pioneering woman

Hudowalski documentary to be shown in Schroon Lake

A Ticonderoga native and Schroon Lake resident will be the focus of a documentary film to be shown locally. “The Mountains Will Wait For You” will be screened at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Schroon Lake Friday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Sept. 1.

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Bulwagga Bay project could be delayed

High water a problem

Mother Nature may delay work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline. The project, designed to stop beach erosion, is scheduled to be completed this fall. That timetable may need to be adjusted, though.

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Champlain Bridge to be one lane

Construction through Sept. 24

Motorists are advised that portions of the Lake Champlain Bridge spanning Crown Point to Addison, Vt., will be reduced to one alternating lane during the day beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The lane reduction will be in place on weekdays on an intermittent basis from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. until approximately Sept. 24.

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Town of Chester likely to share Wbg. assessor’s services

Northern Warren County citizens are likely to gain an unexpected new asset. The town of Chester is now in final negotiations to share the services of Warrensburg Assessor Greg Klingler. But they may not be aware that he's an outstanding scenic photographer that publishes post cards — and he now intends to aim his lenses on the Chester landscape.

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New record set at Race the Train event in North Creek

A total of 312 runners turned out on Saturday, Aug. 3 for Race the Train’s 11th year.

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Authors and artists celebrated at North Creek

The Hudson River Trading Company held its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday Aug. 3.

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Ticonderoga supervisor seeking re-election

Malaney faces GOP primary challenge

Deb Malaney will face challenger Bill Grinnell in the Republican primary Sept. 10. Regardless of the outcome of that vote, both will remain on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election on the independent line.

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Pearsall releases new Adirondack history book

Adirondack author Glenn Pearsall released his second book, titled “When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair” in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution, at the Tannery Pond Community Center Aug. 4.

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Wayne Stock VI benefits Hardship Fund

Around 1,100 people attended Wayne Stock VI on Aug. 3, breaking last year’s record. The music festival is a free event held each year at Ski Bowl Park, all the money raised comes from donations, live and silent auctions, a raffle, merchandise, and food.

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BRTF celebrates 20 years of community youth theater

For the past 20 years, aspiring thespians in the region have taken to the stage as part of the Boquet River Theatre Festival.

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Heated words exchanged during assessor meeting

A meeting on the future of how properties would be assessed in the town of Essex and by whom turned tense during discussion time.

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Focus on Entertainment for Aug. 15 -23

The summer season of entertainment keeps sizzling from Plattsburgh to Westport with musical performances by the Blind Spots, Stone Ground Express, Universal Transit, George Boone Blues Band, and Universal Transit. Theatrical performances will also liven up the Adirondack nights with final performances of Streetcar Named Desire, continuation of Funked Up Fairy Tales and performance of Charlie Brown.

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Skating events continue in Lake Placid

The 2013 summer skating series continues this weekend, Aug. 16 and 17, with Friday’s Freaky Friday and the Saturday Night Ice Show at the Olympic Center, in Lake Placid.

The Retreat Salon and Spa opens in Dannemora

The Retreat Salon and Spa in Dannemora has been open for only three months, but owner Christa Baker is already planning to expand. The full-service salon offers haircuts and color for both men and women, perms, manicures and pedicures, waxing, and now features airbrush makeup.

Wednesday, August 14

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Decadence to debut new CD Aug. 17 in North Creek

The local country-rock duo of Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole — a.k.a. Decadence — will hold a CD release party for “Tales From the Mountains” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Copperfield Inn ballroom on Main Street in North Creek.

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Karaoke event to be held in Ticonderoga park

Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15

Limited Light Karaoke will bring “Karaoke In The Park” to Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the karaoke will be held on Sundays — Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 — 2 to 6 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. All community members and visitors are welcome to participate and attend.

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Adirondack Challenge organizers critique event

A coalition of Adirondack Challenge organizers from the state, region, county and town levels critiqued the first-ever event Aug. 6 at the Indian Lake Ski Hut.

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Plans advance for Lake George streetscape to feature theatrical lighting, historical figurines

A walking tour of Lake George, featuring figures of local history and Q-code triggered videos via smartphones is now under development for the popular resort village. Also envisioned are vibrant displays of animated abstract shapes in vibrant colors, projected onto downtown buildings.

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Lake George leaders wrestle with sewer, water woes

Lake George town leaders heard this week that the state's sewage disposal costs have improperly been billed to local homeowners, that petroleum pollution fouls a local beach, and that hundreds of thousands of gallons are leaking per month from one of their water systems.

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Warren County's Rural Heritage Festival revives the past

In the rural Adirondacks, the bygone days aren't that far back in time — so many old-timers attending the Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair in Warren County Aug. 10 were nostalgic about a steam-powered woodsplitter, a wood-burning water pump and other novel feats of antique engineering; while others enjoyed games of horseshoes and croquet as well as wares offered by artisans and local farmers.

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Protests not new at Northern Puppies

When protesters lined up here recently to protest Northern Puppies’ owner Tammy Staley and her husband Michael for their treatment of puppies and kittens in their care, it was not the first protest they had seen.

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Crown Point man sentenced to 15 years for killing brother

Family members of David Lang cried and called out “I love you Dave” to him as he was removed from the court room on Aug. 8 after the 71-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years post supervision for killing his brother. Lang pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree manslaughter. In June he had reached a plea agreement in Essex County Court that lowered the charge from the original charge of second degree murder. As part of his plea agreement, Judge Richard B. Meyer agreed to a sentence of no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years with five years of probation.

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The Lake Champlain Valley: America’s new wine country

Rugged grape varieties yield award-winning wines in New York & Vermont

You may not know it yet, but the Lake Champlain Valley region of New York and Vermont is North America’s newest, fastest growing artisan grape-growing and wine-making region.

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Local 10th Mountain Division members hailed at film showing

The local members of the 10th Mountain Division were celebrated at the Keene Valley Congregational Church as part of a benefit for the Keene Veterans Memorial Fund on Aug. 8.

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Lewis Family Farm agrees to settlement with Essex

After months of negotiations and litigation, the feud between the town of Essex and Lewis Family Farm has been settled with Salim “Sandy” Lewis walking away with a much smaller tax bill.

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Grinnell promises new approach to Ticonderoga government

Challenger seeking GOP nod in primary

Bill Grinnell would like to bring a new perspective to Ticonderoga government. That’s why the Ti native is running for town supervisor.

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Depot Theatre season continues with ‘Funked Up Fairy Tales’

The Depot Theatre of Westport, New York brings the world premiere musical “Funked Up Fairy Tales” written by Kirsten Childs and directed by Jerry Dixon, to the stage as part of their 35th Anniversary Season.

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Denno receives 25 years for murder of Keeseville man

Scott E. Denno was sentenced to two 25-year concurrent sentences for his involvement in the murder of Robert Rennie Jr. in Keeseville. Rennie was found dead on Aug. 26, 2012. Denno is the first of three man charged in the death of Rennie to be sentenced and one of two found guilty of manslaughter.

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EYO: Fred Villari’s Studio in Plattsburgh prepares for 30th Anniversary

When the Villari’s studio opened 30 years ago, karate and the martial arts were such little-known sports that Master David Boise found it difficult to find a landlord who would rent him space for his studio. Boise, a ninth-degree black belt, founded the Villari’s Self Defense Center of Plattsburgh in 1986. Boise, along with his wife Leisa and their assistant instructors, run a variety of courses for clients age 4 and older.

Tuesday, August 13

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Plans for Lake George six-story hotel to be unveiled Thursday

The development plans for the six-story hotel expected to change the face of Lake George Village are to be revealed Thursday Aug. 15 in a press conference at the village hall. The long-awaited plans are likely to include the hotel's exterior design and site configuration.

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Crown Point writer attends program

Noah LaPointe selected

An aspiring Crown Point author honed his skills at a college writing institute this summer. Noah LaPointe, a sophomore at Crown Point Central School, was one of 36 students selected nationally to attend the 15th annual New York State Summer Young Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

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Minerva planners approve Verizon cell tower application

Members of the Minerva Planning Board Aug. 7 unanimously approved Verizon’s application to construct a cell phone tower here on private property.

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Scout project provides affordable food

Ti youth market to close Saturday

Affordable, fresh produce has been available in Ticonderoga this summer thanks to a Ticonderoga Girl Scout.

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North Country Volunteer Center to hold recruitment workshop

One of the most valuable resources of a community is its volunteers helping to sustain programs that enrich the lives of residents. To harness that energy, the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCVC) will host an educational event for organizations to learn how to reach potential volunteers through an online data base on Aug. 29.

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Cast of five takes the ETC stage for ‘Becky Shaw’

Antonette Knoedl returns to lead the newest cast at the Essex Theatre Company in “Becky Shaw,” which opens to audiences Friday, Aug. 16.

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Guided hike up Cheney Mountain planned

Naturalist and Outdoor Guide, Elizabeth Lee, is leading a hike up Cheney Mountain on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about the natural history of Cheney Mountain and support a great cause. RSVP by Aug. 23. All proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.

Monday, August 12

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Area residents asked to help with project

Silver Bay meeting Aug. 14

Local residents are being asked to participate in a project chronicling life in the Adirondacks a century ago. The J.S. Wooley Project is an effort to collect information and photos from Wooley, a famed photographer in the region at the turn of the 20th Century. A meeting on the project will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Silver Bay YMCA auditorium.

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Ticonderoga athlete wins world titles

Walt Thorne takes five medals in Ireland

Walt Thorne has beaten Father Time, along with everyone else in the world. The Ticonderoga track and field athlete claimed three gold medals at the World Fire and Police Games in Belfast, Ireland, last week.

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Champlain Telephone customer appreciation day

Held in conjunction with Town-Wide garage sale

On Aug. 17, Champlain Telephone Company will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Whitney named new election commissioner

Mark Whitney of Schroon will have to get right to work in his new job.

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Indian Bay Marina back in business after flooding

This summer’s recent flooding on June 28 had no critical effects for Indian Bay Marina in Willsboro because they were ready this time.

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‘Bountiful Harvest’ fest at Warrensburg market

The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market will be celebrating the abundance of our land during the annual Bountiful Harvest Festival set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Sunday, August 11

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Carousel-A-Thon to be 24 hours of fun for community

The Adirondack Carousel will be partying all night and all through the day Aug. 23 - 24.

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New town clock dedicated in Elizabethtown

Parishioners and community members gathered around the front of the United Church of Christ in Elizabethtown Aug. 4 to dedicate a new face for the town clock.

Saturday, August 10

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On campus

Dean's List

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Book N Blanket Players present Pride and Prejudice musical

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice” so what could be more appropriate than the production of a new musical adapted from her classic novel.

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North Hudson business seeks help to keep signage

Doreen Ossenkops of North Hudson believes that businesses in the Adirondack Park are being discriminated against.

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‘Magic lantern’ show set for Chester library on August 15

The public will experience first-hand what visual media was like a century ago, as Russell Serrianne presents his “Magic Lantern Show” at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Town of Chester Library.

Town workers praised

I just wanted to say thank you to the expert town workers who took away the branch that fell on Burgoyne Road a couple of weeks ago.

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Winter Carnival book to be released

Hungry Bear Publishing will release the first book to explore the history and culture of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Thursday, Aug. 15 during the Third Thursday Art Walk.

Book explores the settlers of Long Lake

Author Gail Huntley grew up in Long Lake, and now she taps into the early 1800s in the first of a planned set of books that captures the lives of the people who first settled in the town.

Friday, August 9

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Embattled pet store owner wants her side to be heard

While an impromptu protest was gaining strength outside her Plattsburgh Plaza pet shop, Northern Puppies’ owner Tammy Staley wanted her side of the story to be heard. 

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Big weekend in Westport

Festival Day, Canal Splash hope to draw large crowds with music, fun

The annual Westport Festival Day in Ballard Park will be joined by the New York State Canal Splash celebration, which will be held locally at the Westport Marina.

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Depot Theatre Gala Aug 10 at DaCy Meadow Farms

Westport’s Depot Theatre is a behive of activity, preparing for their Annual Gala, which will mark their 35 year anniversary.

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Southerland weds

The historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn was the setting on June 29, 2013, for the wedding of Rev. Alexis Yvonne Southerland and Dr. Obiora Nnamdi Anekwe.

Flippancy Fest aids scholarship

The 10th annual Flippancy Fest – John Costello Memorial Coffeehouse – was held at the Hague Beach (thanks to the town of Hague for the beautiful venue) on July 26 and was blessed with good weather, great performers, a wonderful audience and a true feeling of John’s spirit.

Strand Renovations near completion

Behind the glass doors and past the Italian marble floored lobby, renovations on the Strand Theater are rapidly approaching the finish line. With its $3.6 million renovation 90 percent complete, the Strand will soon be back to its 1924 gilded glory. Only a few finishing touches, and a few more dollars, remain before the grand re-opening next spring.

Production rocked!

I loved The Our Town Theatre Group’s production of “Bugz” which I saw today!

Thursday, August 8

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A "Run to Remember" to be held for Alzheimer's awareness

5K run/walk to benefit local Alzheimer’s group

The fourth annual Run To Remember Doug Hoffman 5K fun run/walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center on the Base Oval. Prior to the run will be a “Brain Buster Bustle,” a one mile fun run for kids under 12. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.

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Croquet tournament & picnic a tradition in Warrensburg

Friendly games of croquet, spirited socializing and homestyle food are in store at this Sunday's 17th annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament in Warrensburg.

Notes from Planet Earth

Strange life in stranger places

Athol-Thurman

Playground to be built this weekend

Town Talk

Golf tourney to boost outreach agency

Bakers Mills News

Wayne Stock VI, which benefits the Hardship Fund, was another great success.

Tell about the thing you do best

Question of the Month

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Rail service resumes following minor derailment

Following a minor derailment of a locomotive breing pulled on the end of a passenger train last Friday, Aug. 2, the Saratoga & North Creek Railway will resume limited operations tomorrow, Aug. 9, according to company officials.

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NCCC budget share approved by Essex County

As leaders at North Country Community College continue to talk expanding the college throughout Essex and Franklin counties, the Essex County Board of Supervisors showed its support Aug. 5.

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Harpist Martha Gallagher to perform

Martha Gallagher will perform her one-woman show, The Wonders of This World, as part of the Essex Community Concert Series at The Essex Community Church, 2743 NYS Rt. 22, on Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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North Warren’s scenic photo & acoustic music show draws crowd

An acclaimed photographer of Adirondack scenery, an Emmy-nominated jazz composer and pianist, and a renowned Adirondack folk singer collaborate for a unique presentation — and it draws a capacity crowd.

Turning Back the Pages

100 years ago - August, 1913

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North Creek bluegrass festival sets lineup for 2013

Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

Ticonderoga police praised

The purpose of this letter is to inform Ticonderoga gardeners and flower lovers that you have real friends here: the Ticonderoga Police Department and Officer Dale Quesnel.

Hague break-in leads to arrest

A 30-year-old man was arrested on a felony burglary charge in connection with an early morning break-in July 30 at an occupied home on Split Rock Road in Hague, police said.

Thanks for Christmas Tour raffle support

The Country Christmas Tour (CCT) Steering Committee would like to thank the Indian Lake community and visitors for their generous support for our annual 50/50 raffle fundraiser.

The Bolton Bulletin

Haircut raffle aids Health Committee

Wednesday, August 7

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Neighboring state parks to merge

Public hearing yields support for Thacher and Thompson’s Lake draft master plan

he New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday, Aug. 1, held a public hearing on its draft master plan and draft environmental impact statement for Thacher and Thompson’s Lake state parks at New Scotland Town Hall.

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Derailment disrupts rail service, train trips to resume Friday Aug. 9

Supervisors unhappy about lack of notification

A train derailment last Friday that has shut down rail service until Friday Aug. 9 has prompted the Saratoga-North Creek Railway to temporarily suspend its mid-day jaunts.

Keeseville Column

The Elks will be having their last family fun movie night this Friday Aug. 9, with a showing of “The Ultimate Gift.”

Elizabethtown Column

It’s a busy time! The annual Elizabethtown Library summer book sale at the United Church of Christ (UCC) is Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Essex Column

CATS, the hill and dale trail builders, are holding their second photography contest.

Willsboro Column

Summer is flying past it seems at a rapid speed, and before we know it our summer families will be returning to their winter residence.

MaD advice

Mother/Daughter, cross-generational advice for women and those around them.

Westport Column

Westport Festival Day is this Saturday, Aug. 10, and will happen in conjunction with the Canal Splash festivities at the Westport Marina.

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North Country SPCA

The NCSPCA currently has more than 50 adoptable animals eagerly waiting to find their forever homes.

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Wayne Stock benefits Hardship Fund

Around 1,100 people attended Wayne Stock VI on Aug. 3, breaking last year’s record.

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HHHN expands obstetrical services, women’s care

Hudson Headwaters Health Network, the dynamic and ever-growing chain of health-care centers, expands its women's care services with the acquisition of a prestigious regional obstetrical and gynecological practice in Glens Falls.

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NBA star ‘Jimmer Fredette’ visit to Lk. George Aug. 7 cancelled

A hometown hero — Glens Falls' new claim to fame — wass headed to Lake George Aug. 7, but his visit was cancelled Wednesday morning

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Get out and stay out, in the woods

Notes from the North Woods

My parents were campers. I expect it was quite a chore for them to accomplish a tent camping expedition with the addition of five active kids.

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For what it’s worth

Conservation Conversations

It has been said that those who attend the meetings make the laws, those that don’t, get to obey them, whether you like it or not.

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Mooers unveils new web presence

The Town of Mooers has a new face, online that is. A new website has been designed by Secretary to the Supervisor, Rena Bosley in order to display information about the town to the public in a more accessible and appealing way.

County fairs an important part of summer

The North Country is now in the midst of the annual tradition that is all about fried dough, Ferris wheels and derby cars.

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Dozens of authors slated for big night at Hoss’s Aug. 13

Adirondack Authors Night celebrates 29th year

The big red-and-white tent behind Hoss’s Country Corner will be jam-packed with authors, artists and musicians Tuesday, Aug. 13 during the 29th Annual Adirondack Authors Night.

Cooperation May Equal Survival

Kids Count

Centuries ago, American industrialists like Rockefeller and Carnegie took Charles Darwin’s theory of the “survival of the fittest” to justify the exploitation of workers and the subsequent inequality that followed.

Tuesday, August 6

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The 2013 Clinton County Fair

Photo Gallery

Fun runs conclude Monday

Thirty two competitors, the most in the series to date, participated in the AuSable Valley Fun Run/Walk Aug. 5 at AuSable Valley Middle School High School.

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Cell tower erected in Port Henry

Verizon to activate service in September

A new cell phone tower in Port Henry will benefit Moriah residents. The tower, located at the end of Spring Street, is expected to be activated Sept. 27 by Verizon.

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165th Essex County Fair

Photo Gallery

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Wrestling show added to MoriahStock

Port Henry music festival Aug. 24

MoriahStock is expanding. The third annual music festival in Port Henry will start with a bang this year as PAC Entertainment brings its wrestling show to the event.

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Well known blues musicians to appear at the Strand

North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will host its second premier show at the newly renovated Strand Theater when popular blues player Johnny Rawls makes an appearance the evening of Friday, Aug. 16. Opening for Rawls at the Strand will be The Dave Keller Band. The concert event, which is sure to sell out, has been dubbed “Summertime Blues.”

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New lease will lead to more Ski Bowl skiing in North Creek

Gore Mountain ski center will be able to expand its trail system at the Ski Bowl thanks to a new lease agreement between FrontStreet Mountain Development and the town of Johnsburg.

Hard to imagine anything will change

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It only seems to be getting worse.

Monday, August 5

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Husband of pet store owner abandons sick puppies

Plattsburgh police are asking the public to help in the search for 6 sick and abandoned puppies in the Plattsburgh area. Police believe Michael Staley, husband of Northern Puppies Pet Store owner Tammy Staley, staged a robbery at the Northern Puppies store and abandoned 24 puppies around the Saranac area.

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Horicon Day featured dunks, games, crafts, fun — and advice

Horicon Day, a community festival that's enjoyed substantial response from the community in its initial years, was again a success Aug. 3, particularly due to new family-friendly attractions.

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Fire ravages Ticonderoga home

Outlet drive house burns

Investigators are seeking for a cause of a fire that damaged a Ticonderoga house early Monday, Aug. 5. The house is owned by Ron and Barb O’Neill and leased to Vincent Gerardi.

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Glens Falls National Bank fetes its customers, boosts charity

Glens Falls National Bank's Warrensburg branch thows a party for its customers while aiding vital regional charities.

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North Creek bluegrass festival to celebrate 10 years

Organizers of the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with 10 bands on Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

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Adirondack Folk Music Festival slated

Schroon Lake event Aug. 11

The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

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Horse Rescue celebrates 10 years helping animals heal

In the past 10 years, over 100 horses have found solace and new homes through the Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Inc. (CMVHR). Hundreds of others have found homes through the work of the rescue.

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Smith House officially opens under ECH banner

The Smith House in Willsboro officially celebrated its new partnership with the Elizabethtown Community Hospital during a July 10 open house.

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CCE opens Willsboro Farm for tour

On July 10, farm manager Mike Davis gave local farmers and residents a tour of the research farm, which is currently the site for more than 20 projects on 352 acres of land.

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Depot Theater celebrates 30 years with Gala

Westport’s Depot Theatre is a behive of activity, preparing for their Annual Gala, which will mark their 35 year anniversary. The Gala, held for the first time at DaCy Meadow Farms, will feature a cocktail hour, whiskey tasting, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Kevin McCarthy as well as a silent auction, a live auction, music and dancing.

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Music lineup set for annual Westport festival August 10

 With the help of Grammy award winning trumpet player Taylor Haskins, the Westport Festival Day for Aug. 10 is lining up some great afternoon musical entertainment at the Ballard Park Pavilion.

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High Peaks Dental offers luxury dentistry for people at every budget

Some people fear heights, others fear tight, enclosed spaces — others would take either over a trip to the dentist. That’s where High Peaks Dental (HPD) comes in. With luxury office equipment that offers a “Ritz Carlton” like experience combined with lower costs than many traditional dentists and even sedation to help those with the highest anxiety relax, HPD sets itself apart. The dentists of HPD even go so far as to provide free dental services once a year to anyone wishing to turn out.

Sunday, August 4

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Rum-Runners Weekend to celebrate area's Prohibition-era heritage

The Roaring 1920s featured speakeasies, flapper girls, and the popularization of the first automobiles. The Rum-Runners Weekend planned for next month in Chestertown celebrates the style and spirit of the era.

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Peter Craig hones his passion for chess

Peter Craig can remember playing the game of chess with his father at a young age.

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Supervisors look to make social services housing safer

During the July 8 Human Services Committee meeting, Scozzafava again brought up the topic of having any apartment rented out to those using financial assistance from the county being required to have a certificate of occupancy.

Westport Marina to be part of annual Canal Splash

Westport Marina will be joining the Canal Splash celebration on Saturday, Aug. 10, by offering two Lake Champlain-related book signings and a lunch-time concert on the deck at The Galley Restaurant.

Saturday, August 3

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Lumberjack events, re-enactors featured in Stony Creek Mountain Festival this weekend

Stony Creek's Mountain Festival, to be held Saturday Aug. 3 and Sunday Aug. 4, showcases the mountain town's rich traditions of lumberjack skills, mountain music and Adirondack crafts — as well as a dose of living history.

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Alliance’s market is flourishing; group plans new events

The Tri-:Lake's Business Alliance's projects -- from the Chestertown Farmers Market to the Music on Main St. series -- has been quite successful, boosting upcounty commerce while promoting community cohesion and adding to the variety of social and cultural events in the southern Adirondacks.

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Local authors visit Etown Farmer’s Market

Authors from around the North Country were at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market July 12, celebrating the first local authors day at the site.

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Keeseville steps closer to dissolution

The board voted to accept the dissolution plan presented by the Keeseville Dissolution Committee during its July 9 monthly board meeting, putting in place the process of eliminating the municipal government located in the towns of Chesterfield and Ausable Dec. 31, 2014.

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Moriah names fourth quarter honor roll

 Moriah Central School has named its fourth quarter honor roll.

Moses Ludington Hospital praised

We who use the Moses Ludington Hospital are indeed fortunate. Recently our family had need of the services.

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On Campus

Alexandra R. Smith, daughter of Tracy and Denise Smith of Ticonderoga, graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse with a bachelor of arts in biological sciences and a concentration in secondary education and special education.

Friday, August 2

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Family fun forecast for Horicon Day

North Warren Class of 2015 sponsoring dunking booth

Activities for all ages are to be offered at the annual Horicon Day festival set for Saturday in Brant Lake.

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Ticonderoga race to honor former Ti High stalwart

Footrace at the Falls slated Aug. 17

The Footrace at the Falls, run in memory of Duane Crammond, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 17, in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park.

NASA bringing space program north

NASA has selected The North Country STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as one of 172 programs in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to receive funding for space programming.

Meadowmount celebrates

In celebration of 70 years of music education, the Meadowmount School of Music’s 2013 Concert Series is highlighted by the world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Triple Concerto featuring violinist James Ehnes, cellist Robert DeMaine, and pianist Eric Larsen, the director of Meadowmount.

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In the Military

Sarah L. TeRiele has joined the Army.

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Pearsall to debut new history book in North Creek Aug. 4

Local author Glenn Pearsall will release his newest book — “When Men and Mountains Meet: Stories of Hope and Despair in the Adirondack Wilderness after the American Revolution” — at a presentation and book-signing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Heritage Day to be celebrated at Penfield Museum

50th annual event Aug. 18

The 50th annual Heritage Day will be held at the Penfield Museum Sunday, Aug. 18. A homecoming of sorts for residents and natives, Heritage Day attracts hundreds of people to the Crown Point hamlet of Ironville.

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Pageant caps day two of Essex Co. fair

While rain made its first appearance at the 165th Essex County Fair Aug. 1, it did not dampen the spirits of some of the fairs youngest competitors.

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Heritage House looking to ‘Raise the Roof’

In order to keep doing so, members of the Heritage House Committee are launching their first major capital fundraising campaign to re-slate the roof on the 1877 former Baptist church.

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Westport Hotel and Tavern celebrates summer with golf tournament

Golfers made it out for the first-ever Westport Hotel and Tavern golf tournament on July 12 at the Adirondack Golf Course in Westport.

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Allens give to keep their Essex community scholarship going

Allen, a part-time resident of Essex along with his wife, Lawson, was able to go to Harvard University thanks to a scholarship. Since then, the couple has created a pair of scholarships at Harvard over the past 16 years to help students receive an education at the Ivy League institution.

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Wayne Stock VI to rock North Creek Aug. 3

The day-long music festival Wayne Stock VI will be held noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek.

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Focus on Entertainment for Aug. 3 - 9

Theater season is in full bloom. There are some last chance performances of Gruesome Playground Injuries. A chance to go back with Tennessee Williams tale of a Streetcar Named Desire and much more. For music there are an eclectic mix of performances from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid with an all out show of live pop and punk music featuring bands: The Young Leaves, Betty Nico, Marco Polio, Alison Lutz, and in Lake Placid Swimming with Champy will bring their larger than life stage presence to the stage.

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Authors, artists to be celebrated in North Creek

The Hudson River Trading Company will host its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at its 292 Main St. location in North Creek.

Zimmerman verdict

After reading Rhea Belden’s take on the trial of George Zimmerman I have to wonder where she was when the incident took place.

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Champlain Valley Educational Services offers online job search

Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) has a new website where local school districts are posting job openings for faculty and staff positions.

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Xylophone performer to bring new show to ROTA Gallery

The ROTA Gallery will host a musical performance of unique scores and soothing tunes from mallet percussionist Rod Hamilton. The performance will be held at the gallery, 50 Margaret Street, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4, and will include local artist, poet, songwriter and dancer Kimberly LeClaire as the opening act.

Racial code words

Your viewpoint (Dan Alexander) of July 27 surprises and saddens me.

Thursday, August 1

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Volunteers sought for Lake George cleanup day

Want to invest a few hours to help an effort that will boost the environment as well as beautify the local scenery? Volunteer to help gather litter Saturday Aug. 3 from the Lake George — either in the water or on the shoreline — on Keep the Queen Clean Day.

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Horicon Day on Saturday promises fun for all ages

community fest begins at 2 p.m.

This Saturday, the town of Horicon will be hosting Horicon Day, an old-fashioned community festival that's captured the hearts of area citizens, as it offers fun and intriguing activities for all ages.

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Three county roads endorsed for repair, dozens more need it

State and regional highway officials have for years warned about how cutting funds for infrastructure upkeep would lead to deterioration of roads that would cost the taxpayer plenty more later — and Warren County officials heard this week about the lengthy list of road reconstruction now needed due to funding cutbacks that began during the economic recession.

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Old school bells to come out of storage

Girl Scout project to honor old Mineville, Moriah schools

Brooke Mildon, a 12-year-old Cadette Girl Scout, is leading a project that will retrieve the old Mineville and Moriah school bells from storage and place them at flagpoles at the current school in Port Henry.

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Suzie Baker’s memory to be honored

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - August, 1913•

Bakers Mills News

What a beautiful Saturday for all the different events.

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"Big Dig" in full swing at Pike’s Cantonment

In the woods near the old airbase flight-line, Plattsburgh’s version of “The Big Dig” is in full swing.

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Essex County Fair opens with dedication, supervisors contest

Events continue today

The opening day of the Essex County Fair was officially opened with the dedication of the new cattle barn and some excitement on the track.

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Volunteers gather to discuss ‘First Weekend’

The next event in the series is scheduled for Aug. 2-3

The Plattsburgh First Weekend Committee met July 24 to discuss upcoming “First Weekend” activities, as well as to go over survey results from their two previous events.

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French & Indian War encampment slated

Crown Point living history event Aug. 10-11

The French & Indian War will come alive at the Crown Point State Historic Site. The site will host its annual French & Indian War encampment Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. It will feature “tactical demonstrations” — re-enacted battles — at 2 p.m. each day.

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ECH’s ER open house exhibits emergency services

Elizabethtown Community Hospital opened its doors to the community from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to exhibit what it has to offer for emergency services.

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Savage named to sixth team all state

Savage, who was named to the New York State Sportswriter’s Association’s sixth team All State, returned to the diamond five months after breaking his ankle during the Patriots’ second-to-last football game of the season.

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Figure 8 races join Essex County Fair Friday

This year, moving to Friday night, Aug. 2, the rollover competition will be joined by a new event, the 4-cylinder figure 8 races at the grandstand area.

Local bank fetes upcounty customers

The local office of Glens Falls National Bank recently held Customer Appreciation Day, raising hundreds of dollars for charity while citizens attending had some fun, organizers said.

Lakeway Ice Cream & Cafe to mark grand opening in Ticonderoga

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. at Lakeway Ice Cream & Cafe as part of its grand opening celebration.

Mettawee performance set at historic site

The Mettawee River Theatre Company will present their new production “Taliesin” on the lawn at the lakeshore of the Crown Point State Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.

‘Speak out’ for babies instead

The editorial “Speak Out For Those Who Cannot” had me fooled.