Friday, May 31
Black Watch to be honored June 15
Scotland’s role at Fort Ticonderoga and Scottish heritage will be on display during the sixth annual Scots Day. The event will be held at Fort Ti Saturday, June 15, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here are a few things to do in the area for the week.
Riding on the coattails of Americade's TourExpo, the largest motorcycle equipment exposition in nearby Lake George — the upstart Warrensburg Bike Rally returns to the Warren County fairgrounds for a 9-day run.
Pictures from Memorial Day ceremonies in Elizabethtown, Au Sable Forks, Wadhams, Westport and Willsboro.
Students at Westport Central School spent a day on the town May 23 learning how to give back to their community.
The Lake Placid Elementary School Drama Club will bring the colorful story of a young boy living as an animal in the wildly zany story of the Disney play the Jungle Book Kids.
Good news for those who wish to take responsibility for their safety into their own hands.
The students, faculty, and staff of Westport Central School deserve a big thank you and round of applause for their dedication and hard work on Thursday morning, May 23, for their “Adopt Our Town” spring clean-up project.
Curt Austin and others will be featured in the “Photos of Wildflowers of the Adirondacks” photography show June 1-26 at the Tannery Pond Community Center’s Widlund Gallery.
The sixth annual Museum Days, to be held Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, will include 24 museums, galleries and wineries throughout the North Country.
Thursday, May 30
Age-old woodworking and construction skills — along with crafting techniques — will be demonstrated at the 'Woods Walk' expo set for set for Saturday in Thurman.
A footrace that was founded in Warrensburg to promote healthy lifestyles, now a tradition embraced by many, is scheduled for this Saturday.
Crime or mismanagement?
State auditors believe a crime may have been committed. Schroon Supervisor Mike Marnell disagrees. District Attorney Kristy Sprague will have the final say. At issue are Schroon trash transfer station revenues.
During the Memorial Day ceremony here Monday, May 27, American Legion Post 629 Commander Terry Waterston and Pastor Terry Mosholder, who heads the Schroon Lake Community Church and will soon lead the North Creek United Methodist Church, spoke of the importance of remembering both the sacrifices of veterans and the needs of those who are returning home.
A jury found Michael D. Rivers guilty of first-degree manslaughter and first degree gang assault on May 30 in relation to the death of Robert M. Rennie.
Community Boat cruise set
Varied activities at Woods Walk
100 Years Ago - June 1913
Extra study session
Ribbon cutting June 5
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 5, at 4:30 p.m. as part of The Crab Shack grand opening celebration.
Question of the Month
It’s About Time!
Is it really coming spring? This weekend did not prove to be the fact. Bitter cold, windy and rainy.
Participants sought for annual event
Howard and Susan Rathbun will star in the annual Best Fourth in the North parade in Ticonderoga. The couple has been selected as grand marshals for the 2013 parade, which has a theme of “Movie Classics.” They are owners of Rathbun Jewelers in Ticonderoga.
The school participated in an Adopt Your Town Day throughout the town, a program that was expanded from a previous cleanup day at Ballard Park by students in third through sixth grades.
On Saturday and Sunday, NAVE will team up with the Four Winds Recorder Consort to perform two performances of “Madrigals, Motets and Merriment.”
Troopers past and present assembled at the Troop B headquarters in Ray Brook May 22 for the annual Troop B Memorial ceremony.
The Elmore SPCA’s fourth annual fundraising barbecue is Saturday, June 1 this year.
Softball & Baseball results
Much has been written about the infamous “ breach of financial security “ with regard to the release of Town of Elizabethtown bank statements, which reflect nearly a million in cash as of 12/31/2012.
The volunteers of the Ticonderoga Food Pantry have received with sincere appreciation, the results of two recent food drives.
On May 13, Gore beat Oscar’s of Warrensburg 18-9.
Wednesday, May 29
Fastest course in the North Country
The 27th annual Montcalm Mile will start at 1:45 p.m., just prior to Ticonderoga's 2 p.m. July 4th parade, in front of Wicker Ford on Wicker Street and proceed down Montcalm Street to the finish at the Heritage Museum.
The festival that brings to life the legacy of Elvis has expanded to five days this year due to a long roster of Elvis tribute artists participating. The linup of daily shows and competitions starts Wednesday May 29 in Shepard Park with a free presentation of about eight performers.
This week, the NCSPCA would like to remind you of some of the benefits of adopting a senior animal.
Willsboro sure is coming alive with many different activities to take in.
This Friday evening, the Adirondack Art Association will have an opening party to celebrate the first show of the year.
Congratulations to Jim Westover, Jr. and Bruce Hoskins on their recognition recently for 50 years of service as volunteer firefighters for Westport Hose Company Number One.
I received this notification from North Country Honor Flight Director Danny Kaifetz, “One of our Honor Flight veterans, Mr. Albert Sabanos was not able to make our initial flight as he was rushed to Long Island by ambulance and underwent heart surgery last week.
Welcome Summer! The Thrift Shop would like you to think of them as you’re sorting those summer clothes.
Students qualify for national tournament
Schroon Lake students aim to please. In fact, their aim is so good, a quintet is among the best in the state. Shannon Garland, Sam Foote, Dawson DeZalia, Derek DeZalia and Megan Hall have distinguished themselves as archers.
In a fitting tribute to fallen soldier Jeremiah Monroe, the golf tournament held in his memory raises money to uplift and help heal the lives of other soldiers.
The scenes were part of the movie, “Fort Apache,” which was directed by Westport native Addison Mehr as part of his senior project at NYU.
Willsboro Central School students will give an intimate performance with the audience taking to the stage for their portrayal of modern-day Reginald Rose’s Emmy Award-Winning Classic Drama “12 Angry Jurors.”
Junior Connor Marvin used rounds of 84 and 86 at the Section VII golf championships May 23-24 at the Saranac Inn, placing in a tie for fifth place making it to the state tournament.
Notes from the North Woods
Heavy rains, strong winds, floods and more than three feet of fresh snow combined to usher in a most memorial, Memorial Day weekend in the Adirondacks.
Friends and coworkers of a Chazy woman are coming together to help raise money to aid in her fight against cancer. A fundraiser will be held on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eye Care For The Adirondacks, 450 Margaret Street. Guests can drop off unwanted cans and recyclables, enter raffles for homemade basket packages, buy baked goods from the bake sale, have their car washed and check out a yard sale put together to raise money for Eye Care employee Gail Reyell.
Twice this week I have heard someone say, ‘use your words’. I always think of it as a sarcastic remark, but does it actually have some value?
North Country Lumber Jills take on the Hellions of Troy again
The Lumber Jills are not only ready to face the Hellions of Troy (Herculadies) again this season on Saturday June 1st but also ready to invite the Vermont Men’s Roller Derby (Mean Mountain Boys) and the Capital District Men’s Roller Derby (Trauma Authority) to face off in a derby double header!
It wasn’t that long ago when manure was thought of as a waste product.
The Emerald Ash Borer is spreading vigorously and it is getting closer to Vermont.
Local students have been learning a lot in the classroom during the 2012-13 school year and are preparing for their finals and Regent’s examinations as we speak.
Two finalists for the job of Warrensburg Central School District Superintendent have been chosen, and the public is invited to hear their presentations this next week on their initial plans for the school system.
Tuesday, May 28
New York/Vermont 5K hailed as a success
The New York/Vermont 5K Champlain Bridge Run looks like it may be here to stay. Originally planned as one-time event to mark the opening of the Champlain Bridge in 2012, it was so popular a second edition was held May 18. That race attracted more than 70 athletes.
“I had centered my whole life in basketball,” Johnson said to those who attended the grand opening of the College For Every Student Center in Essex May 10. “CFES helped me to re-direct my path and made me focus on school and getting my grades up.”
The Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society presents the second annual Adirondack History Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leadership retreat held at Fort Ti
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce is changing. Realizing that fact, chamber leadership recently held a retreat at Fort Ticonderoga to brainstorm and plan for the future.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Perception, intention, power, arrogance, authority and many other character qualities become a part of actions that, to one person, cross the line yet to another do not.
Monday, May 27
A large number of area citizens turned out for the Warrensburg Memorial Day services and parade, paying tribute to the military personnel who have sacrificed for our nation.
Members of the Westport Volunteer Fire Department came together May 18 for an annual banquet and a chance to honor a pair of peers who have served the company for 50 years.
Sunday, May 26
Working on their days off, 40 Home Depot employees volunteered to install new walkways and landscaping at the Chester Veterans' Memorial Plaza, following the Home Depot Foundation's donation of $11,000 towards the treasured area landmark.
Those pesky little insects of the North County are immortalized with a fundraising event in northern Warren County named for them.
North County Ministry's annual gala provided a lot of humor with a mock-kidnapping mystery that featured ad-libs from generous donors in the audience who helped solve the "crime."
Members of the Westport Lady Eagles and Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions joined for a Coaches v. Cancer game in Elizabethtown that day, raising $1,000 to go toward cancer research.
Saturday, May 25
An 11th grader from Adirondack NY has been described as possessing an exceptional work ethic, outstanding academic focus and dedication to community service. Recently, he was chosen to attend the West Point Leaders Experience, a precursor to attending the renowned military college.
The second Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Fundraiser to benefit the Treasure Chests Relay for Life Team is slated for Saturday, June 1 at Hid-In-Pines Vineyard.
The State of New York must now decide on the best use of the 90-mile stretch of rail corridor that connects Old Forge and Lake Placid.
Westport welcomed a new business with a vast collection of books and style at Champlain Avenue Inc.
Friday, May 24
Superintendent pleased with 76 percent support
Putnam Central School District voters gave overwhelming support to the 2013-14 budget in balloting May 21. The $2.2 million spending plan was approved by 76 percent of voters, 54-17.
July 4th contributions needed
The 59th annual Fourth of July celebration in the town of Schroon needs assistance. Kate Huston, chairwoman of the festivities, said money and volunteers are needed to support this year’s Independence Day activities. The day-long celebration is funded entirely through contributions.
Four area town will be holding Memorial Day services Monday, May 27, to honor those who died while fighting for the United States of America.
But Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau wants the world to know that his village, on the fringe of the High Peaks region, has mountains, too. So the village designated six mountains, all within 15 miles of Saranac Lake, as “6ers.”
Sheriff Richard Cutting and Capt. Thomas Murphy unveiled the new way for people to access the department to members of the Essex County Public Safety Committee May 13.
A Wall Street Journal reporter
n 1783 during a trip to inspect forts in upstate New York, a party of military officials lead by General George Washington took a brief respite at Halfway Brook, near what is now the Glens Falls-Queensbury town border. In recent years, this historic waterway has been subjected to littering, although many routinely enjoy it for its scenic aspects. Last week, a group of Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District employees took time out of their workday to pick up trash along the brook so others can enjoy its natural beauty.
The weekend is packed with musical performances in the Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area. Shows will include performances by: Until We Are Ghosts & I for an Eye at ROTA, Ben Bright will play at Irises, Hot Mess takes over the Naked Turtle Stage, Bootleg will pirate the 8-Ball stage, Dynomatics bring the funk to Monopole, Livin’ & Lovin’ Country Dance Party at the Crete Center, Doom F**k, Heard, Haus of Starr & Rail play at Monopole.
On Saturday, June 1, the seventh Annual A.L.S. Motorcycle Rally & Poker Run (Sponsored by Mountain Riders Motorcycle Club) will be hosted at the Elks Lodge 2072 in Keeseville.
Thursday, May 23
Programs, staff remain in tact
Crown Point Central School District voters have approved a 2013-14 budget that mirrors the present spending plan. The budget, approved 97-10, maintains all existing programs and staff. There are no cuts.
The following students have been named to the honor roll at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School for the third marking period of the 2012-13 school year:
The American Legion invites all in the area to attend our annual Memorial Day Service in Au Sable Forks at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 27th.
Westport native Addison Mehr, will present his movie Fort Apache at a Champlain Valley Film Society show on Saturday, May 25th.
Superintendents and board members of the five True North school districts recently met to discuss sharing services to keep costs and taxes down while maintaining scholastic standards for local children.
State aid boost helps district
There was little drama in preparation of the 2013-14 Moriah Central School District budget. After several years of struggling to meet the state-mandated tax cap, Moriah caught a break when the state increased aid to the district. The result is a $15 million budget that was approved by voters, 238-50, during balloting May 21.
Taxes on land can be manipulated in two ways: manipulating rate or manipulating assessment.
The Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company brings Plattsburgh's eerie past to life.
Lake Champlain Region artists are invited to take part in the Sixth Annual Spirit of Place Plein Air Day, Studio Tour, and Art Exhibit designed to showcase art inspired by living, working or visiting in the Champlain Valley for the benefit of the artists and Westport Heritage House in Westport.
“Shorelines,” a solo exhibit of new drawings by Suzanne Langelier-Lebeda, will open on Friday, May 31 at the Adirondack Artists Guild, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society presents the second annual Adirondack History Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22
Input has been requested to make comments and submit documents from the public regarding annexing American Management Association(A.M.A.) in the village of Saranac Lake. This is my input.
Armstrong edges Murdock for board seat
Schroon Lake Central School’s 2013-14 budget has been approved by voters. Residents OKed the spending plan, 200-144, in balloting May 21.
Hard to believe that nearly five months of 2013 has slipped past us, but hopeful that you noticed all the beautiful flowering tree’s and shrubs, it has been a glorious spring.
The NCSPCA had a wonderful Mother’s Day recently, with a new litter of Tabby-striped kittens who will be available to go to their forever homes in July.
My apologies to our soon to open new Bistro in downtown Keeseville, I left out a word in its name last week.
June is bustin’ out all over!
It’s Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of a busy summer!
The film society’s last film of the season will be shown this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange.
Jobs, programs eliminated, reduced
Ticonderoga Central School District voters have approved a 2013-14 budget that cuts employees and academic programs. The budget was approved, 550-382, in balloting May 21.
The Hudson River Rafting Company, based in North Creek, can resume guiding trips under certain restrictions according to a ruling handed down by the State Supreme Court in Johnstown.
As the sun rose over Vermont’s Green Mountains on Saturday, May 18, 18 World War II veterans left Plattsburgh to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The trip marked the inaugural flight of North Country Honor Flight, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring World War II veterans by taking them to the memorial.
Members of the Finance Committee voted 5-2 to move a resolution to the Ways and Means Committee that would allow the towns of Westport, Elizabethtown and Willsboro to hire a county-appointed assessor. The three towns currently are part of a Coordinated Assistance Program.
Voters OK spending plans
Voters have approved area school district budgets for 2013-14. Spending plans for Crown Point, Moriah, Putnam, Schroon Lake and Ticonderoga all got the OK from residents during voting May 21.
On behalf the members of the American Legion Post 504, I welcome you to join us at the Au Sable Valley Veteran’s Park (Located at the corner of School Street/Across from the Holy Name Church) on May 27 at 11 a.m.
The Volunteer Scene
Memorial Day will be observed throughout the North Country, but this weekend belongs to the community of Crown Point.
Have you ever held four human skulls? That’s just what Sophia Rible, an eighth-grade student at Beekmantown Middle School, did and during her school-day, nonetheless. Sophia, along with her 14 classmates in Dawn Finley’s Home and Career Skills Class at Beekmantown Middle School, participated in the second annual Job Shadow day sponsored by The Clinton County Workforce Council and the North Country Workforce Investment Board on March 27.
Tuesday, May 21
Other local budgets pass
Members of the five True North school districts had mixed results during the May 21 budget vote.
'White space’ access tests conducted
Residents of Thurman are used to either extremely slow 'dial up' Internet access or having their satellite Web connection interrupted by sunspot activity or storms. However, in a project that's gained national attention, a new broadband Internet broadcast technology is coming to Thurman that will connect the town's rural households to the modern digital world.
Under an agreement reached May 21 between the State of New York and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, the county, along with seven others, will not be eligible to house one of three new gaming casinos proposed earlier this year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central Board of Education appointed Cheryl Hutchins to an administrative position as part of the School district’s recent restructuring of administrative personnel.
Proposed boating regulations to be discussed June 12
Area residents will have an opportunity to comment on proposed Lake George boating regulations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species. The Lake George Park Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed plan Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western in Ticonderoga.
Schroon contest June 15
A 5-kilometer race will be held in Schroon Lake Saturday, June 15, to fight childhood hunger. Clare Whitney, a student at Schroon Lake Central School who met many hungry children during Mission of Hope visits to Nicaragua, has planned the second annual Corazones Y Pies 5k Race.
The Gibson Brothers are maintaining world-class caliber performances this spring while promoting their newest album thanks to a succession of professional guests on the mandolin.
Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting received preliminary approval to upgrade the system at the jail for $149,985 of budgeted funds.
The Mountaineer in Keene Valley will be hosting the ninth annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on Saturday, June 15. Event proceeds will support the Ausable River Association (AsRA) and the Boquet River Association (BRASS).
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Is it just that the lure of a second presidential term is so unlike anything else that administrations will do anything to secure it?
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble has teamed together with The Four Winds recorder consort for two performances of “Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment,” a lively program of renaissance musical delights. They will perform Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh and Sunday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake.
On Thursday, May 2, the Champlain Telephone Company held the 2013 Technology Showcase at the Knights of Columbus on Oak Street. It was the first showcase of its kind since the company was started in 1903.
Monday, May 20
Money needed for 2013 July 4th celebration
Ticonderoga’s Best Fourth in the North committee is seeking assistance. The committee is in need of donations and sponsorships to support this summer’s celebration, which will be held July 1 - 4.
Visiting Glens Falls, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli expressed positivism that an economic rebound was underway in the state but he warned that the state and its municipalities were likely to experience continued financial stresses. He also spoke of a new initiative in his office to reinvest in local businesses — in order to spur job growth within the state.
Legacy Park event May 26
Memorial Day will be observed by the Ticonderoga Historical Society. The society will present “Remembrances - Traditions of Yesterday” at Champlain Legacy Park in Ticonderoga Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m.
Current board member Susan Richards will face Charles A. Potthast Jr. for a three-year term on the AVCS board, with voting from noon until 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the AuSable Valley Middle High School cafeteria.
Officials of Plattsburgh University are seeking community members who are interested in hosting an exchange student from a neighboring country while the student learns about American government and community services.
In her letter to the editor on May 4, Monique Weston begins by quoting the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
Sunday, May 19
Director Margaret Gibbs announced the 2013 summer schedule recently, which will include the return of the “Worked/Wild,” exhibit along with “The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War.” Events and speeches throughout the summer will also focus on the Civil War, which was waged 150 years ago.
With respect to an article “Ti Board Rejects Zoning Proposal” in the Times of Ti, May 4, 2013, I believe that there should be some fairness in reporting.
The Town of Jay is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant.
The Johnsburg Central School recently received a silver medal from U.S. News and World Report.
Around here these days it seems there are a couple of different groups heading in different directions on the same railroad track.
Saturday, May 18
In an attempt to balance entrepreneurial freedom with public safety concerns, Warren County Supervisors strike a compromise as they vote to establish 'last call' for drinks in bars at 3 a.m. rather than 2 a.m. as many of them sought to do. The present time for 'last call' in Warren County is 4 a.m., the state maximum.
European culture and traditions are to be celebrated this weekend in Lake George, as thousands are expected to participate in the first-ever Lake George Italian Festival — which promises activities for people of all ages.
Thanks to the estate of Noble Roy and Marge Sandberg, Oriental Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund was able to make $125,000 donations to hospitals in Springfield, Boston and Montreal.
Social Services Director John O’Neill briefed members of the Human Services Committee about the Armed Intruder Response Policy that was drafted with input from several department heads and research on similar policies in other counties.
Steve Erman’s “It Needn’t be Rails vs Trails” says if the current Corridor Management Plan were to be “fully implemented”, it would “satisfy a very wide range of interests.”
May was our busiest month thus far in 2013 and appears to have kicked off our busy season.
The Lake George Association’s lake stewards are back at work protecting Lake George from foreign species that threaten the water quality as well as the lake's ecology and recreational aspects.
The Grange Spring Concert Series continues with the slack country blues band Field Trip on stage on Saturday, May 18. Featuring Montana-to-Westport transplants Cache (guitar and vocals) and Will Hartzell (lap steel guitar and vocals), the five-piece group brings a backroads Americana sound for listening and dancing. Originally from Bozeman, Mont., the Field Trip show will be a fun night of music for all ages.
The Northern Lights School announced that it has been selected by the Saranac Lake Central School District to provide Universal Pre-Kindergarten Programming for eligible four year-old students living in the school district.
Bridget Simpson of Mineville received a master of business administration degree.
Friday, May 17
Group to visit Europe in 2014
A Crown Point teacher recently led a group of local students and adults on a tour of Costa Rica. Jayna Andersen led the nine-day Education First adventure.
All of the excitement of the Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to the Employees Mutual Association in Ticonderoga on Saturday, June 1.
Voters in the five True North school districts will be heading to the polls Tuesday, May 21 to choose school board candidates and decide whether to approve their 2013-14 budgets.
Question of the Month
A miniature version of a classic musical, “Godspell,” is coming to Seton Catholic Central High School this weekend.
During the Monday, May 13 Indian Lake Town Board Meeting, Town Supervisor Brian Wells announced that he had written a letter to Leilani Ulrich, APA Chairwoman, on April 11.
Sponsors sought for June 14 event
The Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to its annual dinner and auction. The 11th annual event will be Friday, June 14, at the Silver Bay YMCA’s Gullen Lounge. Appetizers will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The silent auction, live auction and dancing will follow.
Randal Madison was a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Lake George Elementary who inspired his students to achieve in academics and to lead fulfilling lives. He died unexpectedly in 2001 of a brain aneurism, and since then hundreds of people have participated in a footrace to honor the beloved instructor. Randy's Run is to take place Saturday on the Warren County Bikeway. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at Lake George Elementary School.
Lee Sloper, a senior at Willsboro Central School and a member of the CV-TEC small engineering program, earned a trip to the national SkillsUSA competition to be held in Kansas City June 24-25 by placing first at the New York State competition, recently held in Syracuse.
The who-done-it book, “The Carousel Case, the Bicycle Race & The Blackfly Bad Guy,” will be released at a joint one-year anniversary party of the Carousel’s opening on May 25.
Many of you may remember an article that the News Enterprise ran for us back in the fall to help advertise the barn sale that we were having to help raise support for the missions trip that we are taking as a family this summer.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., SUNY Plattsburgh Project H.E.L.P and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the 561 volunteers and all those who donated over 1250 food items on the Day of Caring.
The Community Theatre Players are pleased to announce their 2013 spring musical, Evita, with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber with lyrics and book by Tim Rice. Bonnie B. Brewer is directing the production, with music direction by Phill Greenland and choreography by Terpsie Toon.
It is too easy to dismiss the arguments of the tea party members as simplistic fear of one-world socialist government orchestrated through the United Nations, as some opponents to Washington County tea party resolutions seem to think, according to news reports.
Roy Bristol of Moriah got a hole-in-one May 8 in the Wednesday Night Men’s League at Moriah Country Club.
It’s quite troubling why a certain writer would label comments by gun proponents as “rambling.”
Several Indian Lake Central School students had a great day at the 20th Annual High School Business Day at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.
Thursday, May 16
Free entry for those affected by bombings
Organizers of the 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival are offering free entry into the Adirondack Marathon this fall for 50 runners who were prevented from finishing the Boston race.
While the state has balked at sponsoring boat inspection and decontamination to control the spread of aquatic invasive species, the town of Chester has voted to purchase a boat decontamination station and locate it at Loon Lake. They've also voted to boost the hours for lake stewards to be posted at local lakes to inspect boats for invasives before the watercraft are launched.
100 Years Ago - May 1913
We are talking about the weather again. We know that May is a month of very mixed types of weather.
For Mother’s Day my family gave me a plaque showing the Nickerson Family Tree, est. 1960.
Bargains likely at Thurman sale
Maternal behavior of a different sort
In regards to Bob Nessle’s letter to the editor in last week’s issue, he seems to be just as disrespectful and childish as the liberals are.
Talk set on history of trout fishing
Concerts May 31 in Schroon, June 2 in Ti
The Champlain Valley Chorale’s spring concert will be “A Celebration of American Song.” The Champlain Valley Chorale will perform at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga on Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m.
In her May 2 report to the board, Minerva Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey noted that the Nature Conservancy has committed a $500,000 pool of funds to support local projects that help the five towns to develop opportunities resulting from the land purchase.
As many as 14 sixth-grade students crowded onto a pair of small boxes set up at the other end of a rope swing, trying to stay out of the “lava.”
Students, caregivers, families and friends took to the streets of Elizabethtown May 10 to promote awareness for children with mental illness.
On May 6, Gore lost to Rotary of North Creek 14-9. With the bat, Shawn Mulligan was 4-for-4, with a double, triple, and 3 RBIs.
These past two weekends I have been touched by the volunteers who were working to make our community great!
The Champlain Valley Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for families interested in owning a Habitat house.
Now that Sheriff Cutting has opened the topic of respect for the American flag (Valley News May 4), I feel compelled to further the conversation with my own humble observations.
David and Christine Ross of Ticonderoga have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Jeanne Ross, to Bryce Beuerlein, son of Bruce and Maria Beuerlein of Ticonderoga.
Why will it cost Lake George Central School District taxpayers over $23,208 to educate each student next year?
Wednesday, May 15
Belva Blood looks forward to future
Belva Blood will celebrate her 90th birthday May 31, but the Ticonderoga woman isn’t about to concede to age.
DOT to replace culvert
Motorists are advised that a half-mile stretch of Route 9N between Route 74 and Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga, Essex County, will be closed beginning Monday morning, May 20, for a culvert replacement project.
Hope all mothers were treated well this past Sunday, I know for myself it was great as I was able to enjoy four generations of my family at the same table.
Have you had the opportunity to visit the new NCSPCA shelter in Elizabethtown?
My wife and I are in our early 30s and have been married for 2 years.
All the hard work has paid off this weekend as the first North Country Honor Flight will head to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.
The Adirondack Art Association’s first show of the year opens on May 31 at the gallery in the former firehouse in the heart of downtown Essex.
A while back I reported that funding had run out for the ACAP After School Program in Westport and that it wouldn’t be continuing for the next school year.
The Pleasant Valley Chorale’s Spring Concert is this weekend.
Baseball & softball results.
Following an outpouring of generosity from local businesses to construct the Veterans Monument in Chestertown, Home Depot steps forward with $11,000 for enhancements, and 40 of the Glens Falls Home Depot employees sign up for a workday to install landscaping and walkways.
The CFES offices in Essex were unveiled at a grand opening reception attended by Congressman Bill Owens, State Assemblyman Dan Stec and former New York Gov. and Essex resident George Pataki.
Tenant applications to be accepted beginning June 1
Construction of the Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga is on schedule and the complex is expected to open in September.
Murphy, who works with employers and soldiers to educate them on their responsibilities that go with deployment and getting back into the workforce after employment, was there to present the Patriot Award to the sheriff, a surprise honoring that only he, Undersheriff Michael Badger and Deputy Mark Bruce, who also serves in the Navy Reserve, knew about.
Notes from the North Woods
It certainly has been an interesting week to be in the woods.
It’s that time of year again. Time to enjoy life without layers, time to enjoy the extended days and time to enjoy the bounty of our local farmers’ harvests.
Your paper’s recent editorial was right on track, hopefully will be understood and appreciated by your readers.
They say the early bird gets the worm. It should read: “The early riser gets the bird,” and hopefully that bird’s a turkey, but for me, I think the “bird” is all I’m getting, so to speak!
Les Leopold has penned a book that if factual, is enough to you make you very uneasy and at some junctures downright angry.
Tuesday, May 14
For the second time in several months, a golf cart has been stolen from the Cobble Hill Golf Course.
Cheney Mountain hike slated June 1
The second annual Mineville Iron Ore Man Challenge hopes to build on last year’s success while attracting attention to the community’s newest hiking trail.
In preparation of the annual school budget vote on May 21, school officials in the True North districts are set to hold public hearings on their spending plans on May 13 and 14.
Essex County is looking to better help parents keep their young children safe while on the roads.
The Lake Placid Outing Club is hosting its annual Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser and Summer Trip Planning Meeting on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Elementary School cafeteria.
Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown is known both for nurturing patriotism, and responsibility in children through her pre-school — and for her work in leading the local American Legion Post, which is an influential organization locally. After years of service to her community, Ellsworth has been honored for her efforts — she's been named the local V.I.P. of the Year.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
Back in the 1950s, “Truth or Consequences” was a popular television show where contestants received roughly two seconds to answer a trivia question correctly before “Beulah the Buzzer” sounded.
Monday, May 13
Schroon Lake event May 25 and 26
The Town of Schroon Lake Lions Club will again hold its annual Memorial Day weekend charity auction and garage sale.
25 positions eliminated or reduced
Facing a $540,000 budget gap, the Ticonderoga Central School board of education was forced to make tough decisions when preparing the proposed 2013-14 budget. The spending plan calls for the elimination of 11.6 full-time equivalent jobs and cuts in academic programs.
For up to two weeks, traffic on about a half-mile of busy Rte. 9 through downtown Warrensburg will be reduced to one lane on weekday nights to accomodate paving work.
North Country job seekers will have an opportunity to meet perspective new employers at the North Country Chamber of Commerce Job Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. May 15 at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road.
“The Belle of Amherst,” a one-woman play written by William Luce, will be performed at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts next weekend. The play was originally directed by Charles Nelson Reilly and starred Julie Harris. It opened on April 28, 1976, at the Longacre Theatre in Manhattan, where it ran for 116 performances.
Sunday, May 12
An unruly neighbor who pulled down a local family’s bird feeders and was even so bold as to get less than a foot from their kitchen window at night threatens to make them take their feeders inside
On Tuesday, April 30, Mountain Lake PBS honored the winners of its “PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest.” The contest invited children from kindergarten through third grade to submit stories they wrote and illustrated for judging.
The Johnsburg Central School will be hosting an art show reception and concert the night of the annual budget vote, Tuesday, May 21.
Saturday, May 11
Michael Badger a sophomore homeland security major from Moriah, was honored for excelling academically at SUNY Canton’s 2013 Honors Convocation.
The North Country Hardship Fund would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out Friday night to our “ 2nd Annual Spring Run Off Party.”
Reading the ramblings of those against any kind of gun control, is like reading a fiction novel written by “Chicken Little!”
Hotaling, who graduated from Plattsburgh State in December with a degree in business, said that opening a sporting goods store was not her top option, but realized that there was a need for it in the community.
The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee is seeking suggestions from residents of the Olympic region regarding possible nominations for 2013.
Plattsburgh State students, staff and community members joined in a rally on April 30 to empower survivors of sexual violence and to demand accountability after the annual Take Back the Night march was interrupted by negative remarks from a group of young men on Brinkerhoff Street April 27.
Friday, May 10
Spending plan similar to current budget
Difficult choices the past five years are now paying dividends for the Crown Point Central School District. The proposed 2013-14 Crown Point budget maintains all existing programs and staff. There are no cuts.
What started out as an apprehension of young skateboarders has resulted in a new recreational venue not only for local athletes, but for competitive 'boarders and tourists from all over the nation.
The Warren County Historical Society will be conducting oral history interviews during the Rural Heritage Festival and Youth Fair at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg on Aug. 10.
Lists ways to improve management, online banking
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office recently filed an audit for the town of Johnsburg and made several recommendations regarding management oversight and online banking.
Memorial Day festivities May 26 and 27
Crown Point has observed Memorial Day for 145 years, but the 2013 festivities will mark an even bigger anniversary. Crown Point is celebrating the 225th year of its founding.
Essex County Department of Public Works Director Anthony LaVigne said that the work in the hamlet of Essex to replace the stormwater line on Beggs Point Road had to be halted recently when it was found out the line would run directly into the current town water line.
A total of 10 North Country residents are running for eight open seats on the five local school boards in the region, with only three seats being contested.
I take great exception to Mr. (Jim) Major’s and Supervisor (Deb) Malaney’s assessment of the group of business people, past and present town officials and legitimate resident voters of Ticonderoga in the May 4 Times of Ti.
Long before Battle of Plattsburgh festivities take over the city in September, there will be a different battle in Plattsburgh. And this one will involve mixed martial arts.
The U.S. Senate has done hardly anything in the last decade that sustains any respect from me.
On Monday, May 13, more than 150 students will perform in the Chazy Central Rural School’s Spring Concert.
Pendragon Theatre is pleased to announce its’ 2013 spring family classic, “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp,” by Michele L. Vacca.
Thursday, May 9
Teaching positions restored in proposed plan
Schroon Lake Central School’s proposed 2013-14 budget meets the state-mandated tax cap while restoring teaching positions cut a year ago.
The Relay for Life team “Motivators” will host a Zumbathon at the Our Lady of Victory Church at 4919 South Catherine Street, on May 10. The Zumbathon will begin at 7 p.m. and go till 8:30 p.m.
•100 Years Ago - May 1913•
Warm weather warnings
Another beautiful and very busy week and weekend. The flowers are beginning to bloom, and the leaves are starting.
Author to visit library May 16
The Adirondack Park Agency Board met May 9 at APA headquarters and discussed alternatives to classify the state’s newly acquired land formerly owned by the Finch, Pruyn paper company.
Grace Harker raising money for St. Jude’s
Grace Harker will walk in Ti’s Bicentennial Park Saturday, May 25, at 3 p.m. to raise money for the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Her goal is to raise more than $400.
During the May 6 Essex County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting, Families First Executive Director JoAnne Caswell talked to the members of Mental Health Month and Children’s Mental Health Week while announcing that the group would be holding an awareness walk in Elizabethtown this Friday.
The Board of Supervisors voted to add $40,000 from contingency to an existing $20,000 budgeted to hold a hazardous waste disposal day at two sites in the county.
April 29, Gore beat Oscar’s of Warrensburg 9-7. Matt Richards pitched five innings, giving up 3 hits with 7 strikeouts.
On August 9, 2009 our lives were changed forever.
ohnsburg Youth Baseball & Softball would like to take this time to thank the following for sponsoring the baseball and softball program for the 2013 season:
College For Every Student (CFES) will unveil its new building at 2303 Main Street in Essex, NY, on Friday, May 10th, during a dedication ceremony from 5 to 6 p.m.
The Town of Elizabethtown Republican Committee will be interviewing candidate(s) for the expiring terms(s) of Town Supervisor, Town Clerk, Town Council (two seats), Town Highway Superintendent and Town Justice (two seats).
The United Way Day of Caring was held on April 27 and across the North Country approximately 70 projects were completed with help from more than 500 volunteers.
Below are the results from the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby, held the weekend of May 4-5, submitted by organizer Kate Nightingale.
The AARP Tax Aide program, sponsored locally by the Hague Chamber of Commerce, helped friends and neighbors in Hague, Ticonderoga and surrounding towns and villages to prepare and electronically file 2012 tax returns.
Wednesday, May 8
Increased state aid, retired debt help proposed budget
After several years of struggling to meet the state-mandated tax cap, Moriah Central School caught a break as it prepared its proposed 2013-14 budget. Moriah’s state aid for next academic year is up $318,520.
A jury found Scott E. Denno guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree gang assault after three-hour deliberation on May 8 for the death of Robert M. Rennie, of Keeseville. Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Meyer sent the jury into deliberations shortly after 10 a.m., and they were back with a verdict shortly after 1 p.m.
Fishing opportunities on stretches of shoreline along four Adirondack trout waters and one pond are now open to anglers New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced May 1.
Federal permits still needed for Lake Champlain project
The state Public Service Commission has approved a high-capacity electricity transmission line that will be submerged beneath the waters of Lake Champlain.
This week the NCSPCA would like to announce that our first litter of kittens born at the new shelter are now seven weeks old and ready for adoption!
Notes from the North Woods
Adirondackers have again begun practicing that old, familiar wave.
Adirondack Community Action Programs (ACAP) would like to thank the community for the support we received after the article about our food shelf appeared in Denton Publications.
The CATS photography contest winds up May 15, so get your camera or smart phone or whatever technology you prefer, and hit the trails.
It’s hard to believe this is the fifth season that the handsome Visitors Center at the Westport Heritage House has been there to welcome newcomers to our region and our community.
There are some fun activities to get involved in this Saturday, May 11.
However, inside the two barns is the Town of Essex Wastewater Treatment Plant, which recently won a 2013 Excellence In Building Design Competition Award during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference held in Lake Placid.
While there was little opposition to changing the rules for alcohol sales during the Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting May 6, most of the discussion focused on a change to when it could be sold on a specific day.
‘FunFest,’ parade, observance planned May 25
Hague will mark Memorial Day, honoring World War II and Civil War veterans. Sponsored by the Hague Senior Citizens Club, the festivities will be held Saturday, May 25, and will include activities in the town park, a parade and a memorial service.
Week after week it seems, we read about violent acts in the region fueled by alcohol abuse.
The weather has gone from winter to summer in about three days. The lack of rain and hot sun are warming things up and drying things out.
Tuesday, May 7
Spending plan maintains programs, staff
Thanks to a reprieve from New York State, the proposed 2013-14 Putnam Central School budget meets the state-mandated tax cap.
The Adirondack North Country Association hereby re-states its support for the mixed-use management objectives of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan, currently in force, and further supports the retention of all railroad infrastructure which can support economic development, including tourism, through enhanced rail operations in the future.”
‘Opening Weekend’ May 25
Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer in most communities. In Schroon Lake, it’s official. Schroon Lake will host its second annual “opening weekend” Saturday, May 25. Sponsored by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, it will be 1 to 5 p.m. in the town park.
Injured in 1999 in a logging accident, Scott Remington has dedicated considerable effort — likewise his family members — in raising more than $400,000 for cures and therapies for spinal cord impairment through the Christopher Reeve Foundation. The Remingtons' annual fundraiser hasn't lost support through the years, and those in northern Warren County supporting the Remingtons' grassroots effort have been hailed for their generosity.
Thoughts from Behind the Pressline
We see it on the highways. It’s becoming more apparent in politics these days.
Monday, May 6
For years, youth advocate Irv West has contended that medications are needlessly administered to troubled teens who may need merely to be listened to and respected.
Students, adults make western trek
A group of Ticonderoga students and adults made a trip through the western U.S. during the school’s April break. While it was a vacation, there was little time to rest.
Schroon Lake also among the nation’s best, magazine reports
Ticonderoga High School has again been ranked as one of the best in the nation. Ti High was awarded a silver medal by U.S. News and World Report magazine in its annual ranking of the country’s best schools. It’s the fourth straight year the school has been honored.
I moved to Willsboro five years ago.
A century ago, family farms were common throughout the Adirondacks, providing local food to area residents — but industrialized farming took its place in the mid-1900s. But now, after a 70-year absence, small farms in the Adirondacks are on the rebound. One milestone in this trend is that fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program.
Top Country artists will headline at a day long music and fun festival at the Crete Memorial Civic Center in Plattsburgh on Saturday, May 25.
Sunday, May 5
Students from the Wadleigh Secondary School and Frederick Douglass Academy II in Harlem spent three days with students from Willsboro Central School, part of a College For Every Student (CFES) exchange program between the two districts.
Teen with cystic fibrosis receives photography equipment
A local teen received the ultimate set of equipment to prepare him for his dream job as a photographer through the Make-A-Wish foundation.
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” - Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution
Saturday, May 4
The resolution in support of changing the hours in which an establishment can sell alcohol from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. passed through the committee, 13-2, making its way to a weighted full board vote May 6.
The Essex County Sheriff’s Department recently received several suggestions to help streamline financial processes from the New York State Comptroller’s Office.
The North Creek Rotary Club officials are pleased to welcome their newest member, Christopher Taylor, pastor at Bakers Mills Wesleyan Church.
The Moriah Teachers Association Scholarship Committee would like to express its sincere appreciation to all who worked to make our recent 5K run/walk a success.
Friday, May 3
Area leaders hail decision
Rebounding from the recession, the nationally renowned Sagamore Resort will now be open year-round, its general manager announced Friday May 3 as he conducted a tour of the resort's remodeled Lodge suites, their reconstructed Spa & Salon, and renovated Conference Center.
Ti Historical Society program May 17
Diane O’Connor will present her program, “We Interrupt This Program…,” in the downstairs program room at the Hancock House on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, the event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The program will focus on World War II.
The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that construction on a project to make slope repairs this month along Route 73 in the vicinity of Cascade Lakes between Lake Placid and Keene, Essex County, has been postponed.
Steve Studnicky has moved into Kim’s Closet, changed the name and expanded to offer a full consignment shop at 282 Main St. on the second floor of Izzy’s Market.
Mr. and Mrs. John Huestis of Ticonderoga have announced the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Huestis, to Brian James Warren, son of Marc Warren of Ticonderoga and the late Kathleen Sweeney of Crown Point.
Historic site ready for 2013
The Crown Point State Historic Site museum will celebrate an anniversary when it opens for the 2013 season. The historic site museum, located on the New York State end of the Lake Champlain Bridge in Crown Point, will open Saturday May 11.
Autopsy results concluded the death of Robert Rennie was caused by severe blunt force trauma that caused extreme internal bleeding.
Adirondack Adventure Festival also set
It’s time to celebrate the 56th Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby and 4th Annual Adirondack Adventure Festival May 3-5.
The event, the World Music Festival, will be the largest fundraiser ever held to benefit Reason 2 Smile, a non-profit organization that helps orphaned and at-risk children in developing countries.
This year, players from Keene and Westport came together again — not as teammates, but to renew acquaintances as foes on the diamond.
I think I can speak for at least half of the town of Elizabethtown when I say enough is enough. We have the facts. We are free to make up our own minds.
Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-reknown classical Indian musician, will perform a concert at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 2
Senior project in honor of great-grandfather
A Moriah Central School student is completing her senior project while honoring her great-grandfather and helping others. Carolyn Evens is raising $1,000 for the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh.
Melanie Kozol's paintings are glorious, harmonious eruptions of color — inspired by nature. Her work is to be on exhibit beginning Saturday May 4 in the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery.
Rolland and Agnes Yaw of Ticonderoga celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 2.
100 Years Ago - May 1913
What a beautiful weekend. Warm, nice breeze and NO bugs.
Investigating officers who questioned Scott E. Denno revealed during the second day of trial that he changed his story many times over the course of the investigation of his involvement in the death of Robert Rennie.
A A departed Bolton man known for his friendly demeanor and community involvement is memorialized in a golf tourney, set for this weekend, that raises money for continuing expenses of raising his children.
Fort Carillon, 1755 to be featured
Fort Ticonderoga will return to its roots — literally — during its 104th season. The fort, which opens Friday, May 17, will focus on the events of 1755. That’s the year French soldiers began construction of Fort Carillon, today’s Fort Ticonderoga.
The Westport Central School board approved a $5,505,000 2013-14 budget to put before voters at a regular meeting on April 25.
Work on the new radio tower on Little Whiteface will move forward after concerns over the mating habits of an endangered bird were raised last week.
In those vital moments when a medical emergency strikes, you don’t want to wonder about the quality of your town’s ambulance squad, about who is standing by, and how they’ll arrive, and what can they do to help.
This is an additional response to the question by Mr. Sam Huntington of Dresden, regarding my statements of constitutional authority and responsibility of oath-takers in my March 30 and April 27 letters to the Times of Ti.
Over the fence
We are nearing the May 21 vote on the 2013-14 budget and all-important election of four candidates to the school board to represent you the parents, students, and taxpayers.
Playing for Gore youth baseball team this season are 12-year-old Logan McKinney, 11-year-old Gabe Smith, Jon Lorensen and Connor Cavanagh, 10-year-old Anthony Galle, Shawn Mulligan, Dominic Brouthers and Matt Richards, 9-year-old Jaxon Roblee and 8 year old Silas Taylor.
The great American tradition of parades is almost upon us again.
Wednesday, May 1
Debate heats up over whether a casino in Lake George would spark prosperity or degrade the local quality of life.
Local coaliton pleased with honor
The Lake Champlain Bridge has received national recognition. The American Council of Engineering Companies has presented HNTB Corp., the firm that designed the span, with its Grand Award.
The United Way Day of Caring was held on April 27 and across the North Country approximately 70 projects were completed with help from more than 500 volunteers.
Softball and Baseball Results
The Town of Essex won an award at the recent Adirondack Park Local Government conference in Lake Placid.
The NCSPCA is happy to announce that we have seen a wave of recent adoptions!
Spring is finally here!
Well, planning for summer is now officially underway.
Happy May to everyone reading this column. Hopefully the April showers will bring Goff Flowers to us soon!
Great weather to start getting outside to do yard work or just walking, have seen several bikers going by, the sounds of nature are great.
Almost 200 people made their way into the main screening room at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid April 26 to help launch a campaign to keep small town movie cinemas in the Adirondack region alive.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board of Education will present a budget to district voters that comes in below the state tax levy cap
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The town of Ticonderoga will attempt to renew its annual summer youth recreation program. The program, which served about 200 children each year, was victim of budget cuts a year ago.
I have a few friends that take up the whole conversation when we go out together, when I talk with them on the phone, or am out running errands.
Notes from the North Woods
Most rivers and streams are still running high, with waterconnected by natural rhythms.
All my life I have loved the adventure of traveling.
If you want the type of finger-pointing and sabre-rattling that often comes with state and federal government, then look no further than the small Essex County town of Elizabethtown.
The 2012-13 Plattsburgh Youth Hockey 16U Boys Midget team was formed with the simple purpose of giving local hockey players the opportunity to play some additional games around their respective high school schedules.