Stories for November 2013


Saturday, November 30

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Westport talks revitalization plans

More than 70 people came out to learn the results of the town’s recently completed economic revitalization strategy.

Friday, November 29

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VIDEO: Girls Alzheimer's Awareness Tournament

Video from last week's girls varsity championship game between Westport and ELCS in the Alzheimer's Awareness Tournament

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Shredfest leads to donation

The Adirondack Community Action Program (ACAP) was the beneficiary of some food donations during Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union’s Credit Union Week celebrations.

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‘Lite up the Village’ fest set for Lake George

The Village of Lake George jumpstarts the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony that offers more than ever for area families.

Fly Like and Eagle 5K run held

The Fly Like and Eagle fundraiser run was held at Westport Central School Saturday, Nov. 16.

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Au Sable Valley hosts student musicians for Area All State

More than 250 students from Essex and Franklin County schools made their way to Au Sable Valley to participate in the annual Zone 6 Area All State Concert Saturday, Nov. 23.

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Now is the time for “Lights On” for North Creek businesses

The “Lights On” Committee is once again planning for the month long celebration of the upcoming holidays and the winter ski season.

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Organizers lay out plans for 2014 Empire State Winter Games

The 2014 Empire State Winter Games, set to take place Feb. 6-9, will feature some new events and new venues for the 34th annual sporting competition, something that members of the regional organizing coalition have been striving to do over the last four years.

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Local WWII veteran remembers his ship, time served

Plattsburgh’s Bob Brooks entered the navy in 1944, right out of high school. Just over a year later, he was part of the first detachment of United States ships to bombard the Japanese mainland from the sea.

Thursday, November 28

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100 new snow guns at Gore expected to enhance skiing, boost North Creek commerce

More Gore isn't just a marketing phrase this year — it's what skiers will be experiencing after 1`00 new snow guns are installed on the ski resort's Interconnect trails — which provide varied terrain and a route to reach the family-friendly, historic North Creek Ski Bowl. The new snowmaking capability will also allow more skiers to directly reach North Creek — with all its restaurants, boutiques, galleries and night life.

Schroon Lake seniors certified in CPR

Members of the Schroon Lake Senior Club recently took CPR/AED training at the fire house.

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Health officials still warn of Lyme Disease dangers

Even though the weather has taken a turn for the cool, public health officials are still warning about a disease more known for being contracted in the summer months.

Give thanks

It seems we Americans have lost sight of what (Thanksgiving) is all about.

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel comes to Plattsburgh.

There’s a new place to shop in Plattsburgh, and it’s a locally owned and operated store, with a long track record of success in Vermont.

Wednesday, November 27

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Thurman EMS quits dispatching its ambulances

Thurman Emergency Medical Services quit sending out its ambulances as of last week, and Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood calls for the squad to pursue a merger with Warrensburg EMS, which continues to cover the emergencies in Thurman,

Michael Staley pleads guilty in puppy abandonment case

In Plattsburgh City Court Nov. 21, Michael Staley pled guilty to five counts of abandoning an animal, in a plea agreement worked out with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office.

Sousa to retire from church’s leadership | Bolton Bulletin

Dr. Kathie Sousa has served as Parish Life Director at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for seven years.

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Home for the Holidays | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to remind you of our ongoing adoption special, Home for the Holidays, from now until Jan. 1.

Thanksgiving Reflection | Bakers Mills News

The slippery time has started.

Trees too big to hug | Ramblings

The spectacular fall weather has finally succumbed to the season, and frazil ice has even formed in the Hudson.

Ticonderoga, St. Mary’s schools plan early dismissals

Ticonderoga Central School and St. Mary’s School will dismiss early Tuesday, Dec. 3, because of staff development activities.

Holiday Decorating contest | Willsboro Column

Our winter coats are feeling more welcome each day as the weather is getting colder and that white stuff is giving a light covering to the ground.

North Country Honor Flight fundraiser | Keeseville Column

Received an email from the North Country Honor Flight.

Thanksgiving Travel | Essex Column

This week finds me on the road, heading for Texas by way of coastal Alabama.

Many come to boy’s defense | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Nov., 1913•

Reception slated for Sarah Farrar | Athol-Thurman

The Friends of Richards Library are holding a retirement reception for long-time library director Sarah Farrar at 1 p.m. Dec. 1.

“Modern Day Lighthouse Keepers” | Elizabethtown Column

I sure hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving!

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Honor Flight receives grant

It’s been a busy week for North Country Honor Flight.

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'Buy Local Saturday’ event in Warrensburg features giveaways, prizes

A wide variety of unique gift items are available in Warrensburg's stores. To entice holiday shoppers to visit their stores, Warrensburg Merchants are offering prizes, raffle chances and discounts on 'Buy Local Saturday' set for Nov. 30

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Schroon Lake to mark holiday season

Community celebration Dec. 14

Schroon Lake will host its 28th annual community holiday celebration this winter. The Olde Tyme Christmas, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part.

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Veteran’s Memorial Highway, Whiteface peak to be renovated

Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston said that he is always pleased when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visits the area.

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Holiday “Operation Decoration” event kicks off in Indian Lake

The Indian Lake Central School Student Council, the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Country Christmas Tour (CCT) Steering Committee kicked off the Operation Decoration community service program on Nov. 19 at the Indian Lake Meal Site.

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State brings together Trudeau, Clarkson

Cuomo announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise during a Nov. 20 press conference at the Lake Placid Conference Center.

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NYSP stepping up holiday patrols

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, in an effort to prevent highway tragedies during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the New York State Police will initiate special traffic enforcement efforts beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Pantry director thankful

The Ticonderoga Food Pantry volunteers wish to express sincere appreciation to the Knights of Columbus for their recent “Wing Wars” fund raiser.

Our fabulous Thanksgiving feast — close to home

The decision to go out to eat was an easy one, but the question of where was a tricky one.

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Kenya, Africa | Guest viewpoint

I recently took an amazing trip to Kenya, Africa.

Candlelight Ceremony slated

As part of the tradition with all organizations that have an Angel of Hope statue, CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh will be having its annual Candlelight Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. at the Circle of Healing & Hope.

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Hunting the far side | Notes from the North Woods

Recently, while driving through the Wilmington Notch, I noticed a couple of guys wading across the Trophy Trout section of the West Branch of the Ausable River.

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Assemblymember Duprey lobbying for insurance reform

New York State Assemblymember Janet Duprey met recently with cancer survivors, a representative from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and care givers from the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center to discuss upcoming legislation.

Tuesday, November 26

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Ticonderoga school basketball calendar has incorrect schedule

The basketball schedule posted on the Ticonderoga school calendar is incorrect.

MLK Day of Service mini-grants set

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’

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Charity cut-a-thon to honor local boy

A charity hair-cutting event to raise awareness about a chronic condition — and raise money for research toward a cure — is coming up soon in Warrensburg.

Applications available for 2014 SEFA

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc announces the opportunity for all agencies and organizations wishing to become a member agency of SEFA.

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Interpretive Center offers plenty to do

There's a strong holiday spirit enjoyed in the North Country, and the events and activities coming up at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb reflect that exuberance.

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Festival of Trees slated in Ticonderoga

Hancock House to host Dec. 8 event

The 23rd annual Festival of Trees is under way at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga. Highlighting the month-long Christmas celebration will be an open house Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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A BEAUTIFUL MESS | Scene in Plattsburgh - Style & Substance

Have you SCENE that MESS? Actually, it’s “A BEAUTIFUL MESS,” the new downtown Plattsburgh gift and home décor boutique.

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Town clerk-elect arrested | NYS Police blotter

The Essex town clerk-elect was arrested after an incident on Nov. 17 for stealing internet services and trespassing at an Essex home.

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Saranac Lake woman charged with murder

Ward Guy Wilbur, 66, of Saranac Lake was pronounced dead on Monday Nov. 25, after police responded to 19 Morris Way. Angela Ball, 29, of Saranac Lake was arrested for murder later that day.

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PSU Fishing Club garners national attention

With Lake Champlain in their backyard, it makes sense that Plattsburgh State’s fishing club is making a splash with their bass fishing talents.

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Budget sub-committee talks cuts

The head of the Essex County Budget sub-committee outlined steps the county could take to curtail spending. Lewis Supervisor David Blades, who led the break-off council of the Finance Committee, reported their findings to the members of the Board of Supervisors during a special Nov. 18 meeting.

LaFountain tops list of Devil’s Bowl Speedway Rookies

Devil’s Bowl Speedway will toast top local stock car drivers from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at its annual Banquet of Champions in Rutland, Vt., Feb. 1. Among the competitors to be honored on stage are Rookie of the Year winners from each of the track’s four weekly racing classes.

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Railway to launch new Thurman runs, local day trips, freight hauls

Thousands more people are expected to ride the passenger trains that carve their way through rural Warren County in 2014, as the Saratoga-North Creek Railway is launching new tourist trips out of Thurman station and slashing short-haul prices.

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SUNY Plattsburgh names building, terrace and conference room

At its November meeting, the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council approved resolutions temporarily renaming the new business and computer science building, while giving permanent names to a conference room and terrace.

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Community dinner canceled in Crown Point

Winter weather forecast nixes Thanksgiving event

The Crown Point Community Thanksgiving dinner has been canceled. Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road, the event will not be held because of weather forecasts calling for a winter storm.

Thanks to Syd

As the 2013 fundraising season comes to a close, I would like to take a moment to recognize a friend, Rotarian and a very talented artisan, Syd Ward.

Give a gift this season in honor of a loved one

I represent the United Way Campaign Team for the Adirondack Region.

Avoid ‘charity fatigue’ this season

After several false starts winter is finally upon us, and as Thanksgiving gives way to the Christmas season, it’s also time for the annual “Season of Giving,” with all of the pitfalls and pleasures that go with it.

Count your blessings this Thanksgiving

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

On behalf of all of us here at Denton Publications, let me wish you a happy, safe and thankful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Monday, November 25

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2013 All Valley girls varsity soccer team

Photo Gallery and Valley Leaders

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Ticonderoga intersection to change

Motorists are advised that the intersection of Route 22 and Route 74/Montcalm Street in the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County, will be changed to a four-way stop beginning on Tuesday.

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Hamlets 3 discussed at APA meeting

Hamlets 3 is an initiative which looks at potential growth solutions for five hamlets in the Adirondack Park. It is funded by a DEC Smart Growth planning grant. The hamlets being considered are Caroga, in Fulton County in the Mohawk Valley, Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in Hamilton County, and AuSable Forks in Essex County.

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Ticonderoga ‘shop & dine’ event planned

Restaurants, stores part of Dec. 6 effort

People will have a chance to get out, enjoy a meal and do some holiday shopping as part of the “Shopping & Dining Night” in Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will be held Friday, Dec. 6, as part of the annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas Celebration.

Auction a success

The Hague Boy Scouts, Troop 73, would like to thank everyone for making our first auction a huge success.

Sunday, November 24

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Saturday's snowfall boosts weekend's skiing at Gore Mountain

Thanks to Mother Nature as well as hundreds of snow guns, skiing is great at Gore Mountain, which opened earlier this year than any season since 1986.

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Indian Lake artist awarded national recognition for work

The Coutts Museum of Art, in El Dorado, Kansas has juried Joann Quinlivan’s pastel painting entitled “Yosemite Falls” into the 2014 Paint the Parks Exhibit “celebrating America’s National Parks.

Support hospice services

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Learn about Common Core

In last week’s Times of Ti edition there was an article about the new educational initiative called Common Core Standards.

Saturday, November 23

Art gallery finds new home

NorthWind Fine Arts gallery has moved!

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Bolton Fitness center features new equipment, long hours, easy access

Bolton area residents can now spend more time on enhancing their fitness and well-being — and less time and money driving — as Bolton Fitness has opened in Bolton Landing, offering new workout machines, easy access and long hours,

Use common sense

The recent election of five new supervisors in Essex County has caused me to think there is more to the story.

Rail trail thoughts

As someone who is an avid bicycle rider, cross country skier and hiker I want to weigh in on the discussion about the possible conversion of the existing railroad corridor to a multiuse recreational trail.

Friday, November 22

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Live updates from Moriah's state semifinal game

Vikings a step away from title game

Go to the Times of Ti Facebook page — www.facebook.com/pages/Times-of-Ti/232030793764 — for live updates of today's Moriah football game in the state semifinals.

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NWCS’s Thanksgiving dinner brings North Warren community together

North Warren Central School's Community Thanksgiving Dinner annually brings area residents of all ages together — whether they're affiliated with the school or not — to enjoy good food, socializing, and share a feeling of unity.

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Volunteers sought for Red Kettle campaign

Volunteers sought for Red Kettle campaign

Christmas is a time for giving, something Glen Buell knows about. Buell is the Ticonderoga coordinator for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. He is lining up help for the traditional charity effort.

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Elmore SPCA to host second annual Pottery for Pets

This Saturday, November 23, the Elmore SPCA will hold its second annual Pottery for Pets auction, with an interesting twist.

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Taste of the North Country brings out local flavors and fun

The Taste of the North Country was savored at the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser Nov. 7. “It was bigger than ever, just great food, great people and a chance for people to learn about different area businesses and their services and products,” said Jody Parks, Executive Vice President of North Country Chamber of Commerce.

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Sale to assist Ticonderoga’s 250th anniversary celebration

Ti, St. Mary’s students selling historic calendars

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

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Alzheimer’s Awareness tournament starts this weekend

For the third year, the North Country basketball season will begin with the Alzheimer’s Awareness Basketball tournament, played at two sites over two weekends and featuring several local hoops teams.

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Focus on Entertainment: Nov. 23

Symphonic Band presents “JFK Memorial Concert, Symphonic Band presents “JFK Memorial Concert, Night of Nations annual showcase of student acts from around the world, Northeastern Clinton Central School District Drama Club will present the fairy tale courtroom comedy, Mister F will perform, and Glass Onion band will perform. Check out full event listings here.

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Widlund Gallery to exhibits works by watercolor society

The Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society’s Members Exhibit will be on display at Tannery Pond’s Widlund Gallery in North Creek from Nov. 23 - Dec. 26.

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Owens to visit Glen Falls, answer questions

Congressman Bill Owens is back in Glens Falls on Friday Nov. 22 to field questions from area residents, particularly business owner and leaders.

Roof contributions appreciated

On behalf of the Westport Heritage House Committee, I would like to thank everyone who was so supportive in our Raise the Roof campaign.

Thursday, November 21

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North Warren's Thanksgiving Dinner is a community affair

Hearty food, friends and neighbors getting together, stimulating socializing — what could be better than the North Warren Community Thanksgiving Dinner?

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Novelist to share his recollections of poet Robert Frost

An Adirondack novelist and boat-builder is to offer his personal insights into the life and works of poet Robert Frost.

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Michael Staley pleads guilty in animal abandonment case

In Plattsburgh City Court Nov. 21, Michael Staley pled guilty to five counts of abandoning an animal, in a plea agreement worked out with the Clinton County District Attorney’s office.

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Lake. George basketball star unhurt in rollover crash

A seat belt and airbag prevented serious, perhaps fatal injuries to a teen driver in a rollover crash occurring on Lake Shore Drive Thursday between lake George Village and Diamond Point

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Champlain Chorale to welcome holiday season

Concerts slated in Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga

The Champlain Valley Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Schroon Lake and again Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street in Ticonderoga.

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New $30M science, nursing building envisioned for SUNY Adirondack

New SUNY Adirondack president KRistine Duffy talks of launching new career-oriented programs at the region's leading community college — minute before Warren County leaders approved a grant application to build a $30 milliion new science and nursing building for the institution.

Trolley car collides with train | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Nov., 1913•

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An evening with Robert Frost | Bolton Bulletin

The life and mind of America’s greatest poet,Robert Frost will come to life in an presentation at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 22 at the Bolton Free Library.

Giving Thanks | Mill Creek Musings

This Thanksgiving season I reread the words of the song Thankful by Carole Bayer Sager and made popular by Josh Groban.

Preventing holiday-related illnesses | Athol-Thurman

The Thanksgiving holiday is just around the corner and here are a few tips to keep your family safe.

Big Shanty Trip | Bakers Mills News

What a beautiful fall Saturday for being outside.

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Common Core criticized at Schroon forum

State officials hear complaints from parents, teachers, school leaders

The Common Core learning standards are not popular in the North Country. About 300 people attended a forum on the education program with state officials in Schroon Lake Nov. 20, delivering a clear message — they don’t like efforts to standardize learning across the country.

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Essex County sows seeds of levy cap override

Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors put the wheels in motion to override New York State’s two percent tax levy cap during a special meeting Nov. 18.

Paying proper respects

Last week I was informed of the passing of Bob Purdy.

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Paquette surges ahead of Sherman after absentee count

One race was turned on absentee votes cast and counted by the Essex County Board of Supervisors Nov. 13.

Wednesday, November 20

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Area school teachers to go WILD in their classrooms

Public school instructors from Ticonderoga, Whitehall, Putnam, Fort Ann, Queensbury, Lake George, and Bolton are now trained and equipped to teach Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) in their classrooms.

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Youth center envisioned for Warrensburg

After a half century of talk circulating in Warrensburg about establishing a youth center, three pastors are taking action to establish one — without any expense to local taxpayers.

Virginia-based folk duo the Honey Dewdrops perform | Essex Column

This Saturday night’s movie is “What Maisie Knew,” a drama from 2012 that’s a modern take on a novel by Henry James.

Beginner paddle tennis clinic offered | Elizabethtown Column

This Friday, Nov. 22, is Supervisor Margaret Bartley’s monthly town coffee hour at 8 a.m. which has been changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Emergent Adulthood | Kids Count

The legal definition of the age of majority or being able to vote and sign contracts is 18 years of age.

Seeking Christmas items | Willsboro Column

Well the report that I received on the election results after the absentees have been counted the winners remain the same as of the election night results.

Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation grant awarded | Keeseville Column

The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will be hosting a special Local History Experience.

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Foster Homes Needed | North Country SPCA

Have you ever considered fostering one of the North Country SPCA’s animals who are in need of some special attention before finding their forever home?

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GRANDMA’S CANDY | Scene in Plattsburgh - Style & Substance

“Dreams really do come true” might be part of a familiar tune, but for JOSUE CHANDUVI, his most recent venture did start with a dream.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner offered | Westport Column

Here’s an update on the Senior Play at WCS (The Election, by Don Zolidis), which I wrote about a couple of weeks ago.

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Memories, photos of Dynamite Hill sought

Dynamite Hill has been a popular Northern Warren County skiing venue for 50 years — generations of local residents spent many hours of their formative years there. Now, loal folks are urged to share their photos and memories of bygone days at Dynamite Hill in Chestertown, to be shared at the upcoming Krazy Downhill Derby, held annually at the ski slope.

DEC rids Adirondack pond of non-native fish to restore fishery

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently completed a major effort to eradicate non-native fish from Lower Sargent Pond in Hamilton County, DEC Regional Director Robert Stegemann announced today.

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Vandal damages Schroon baseball field

Police seeking information

Before Schroon Lake youth baseball players can take field next spring, they’ll have to repair it. A vandal drove onto the Little League complex recently, destroying the outfield. The green grass is now a mess of tire tracks and mud.

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Willsboro teacher, parents speak out

In an email to the Valley News sent Nov. 19, Willsboro Central School teacher Natalie Foster made her first public comment since the Willsboro Board of Education reinstated her following an investigation into the environment in her classroom.

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Road work to bottleneck important Etown intersection

The New York State Department of Transportation red-flagged the bridge over the Boquet River located at the base of the intersection of Route 9N and Lincoln Pond Road.

Thankful for dinner support

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came to our first Chicken-n-Biscuit Dinner at the Holy Name Center, Au Sable Forks, on Election Day.

A tale of two bridges

The winter months are fast approaching with all of their roadway dangers — snow, slush, black ice and generally unsafe driving conditions.

Buy local all year round

Next weekend, while many people will be headed off for the malls and big-box retailers, fighting the crowds as shop for holiday gifts, others will be taking a more stress-free approach: shopping at their local hometown stores.

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Full power, full moon

Notes from the North Woods

I first took notice of the full power of a Full Moon during my two year stint working as a Residence Hall Director at Plattsburgh State.

Tuesday, November 19

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2013 All Valley boys varsity soccer team

Buehler piloted the Elizabethtown-Lewis varsity soccer program back to the Section VII/Class D championship game this season balancing a mix of senior talent with underclassmen that led to a high speed attack.

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Citizens air objections to Lake George boat launch relocation

One element of state Environmental Conservation officials' plans to upgrade the Lake George's Million Dollar Beach facilities prompts heated objections from nearby lakeshore residents

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SantaFest on tap in Ticonderoga

Annual event to conclude Ti Area North Country Christmas

The seventh annual Santa Fest will conclude the Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Building. The free event will include music, games, crafts, face painting and a visit from Santa. Refreshments will be available.

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‘Wing War’ assists Ticonderoga Food Pantry

Demand increasing at local food shelf

The Knights of Columbus came out on top in the third annual “Wing War,” but the Ticonderoga Food Pantry was the big winner.

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PBS to hold early Downton Abbey Premier and gala

For the adoring fans of the period drama, Downton Abbey, the wait for the first episode of the season will come a little bit sooner! The pre screening will be celebrated with a character inspired gala on Dec. 14.

Reflections from the past

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Over the last few weeks when channel surfing on the television, nearly every network has been featuring documentaries on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assignation of President John F. Kennedy.

Monday, November 18

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Great Escape employees aid community on a day off from work

Great Escape granted 60 of their year-round employees a day off from work for a community service project — and the employees spent it improving the recreational assets of Glens Falls.

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Ticonderoga July 4th barbecue set in December

Best Fourth in the North event Dec. 5

The calendar may disagree, but Ticonderoga residents are preparing for the Independence Day. The second annual Fourth of July in December chicken barbecue will be held Thursday, Dec.. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus.

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Ticonderoga fighters seek titles on MMA card

Carbon Jiu-Jitsu to compete in Whitehall event

A group of Ticonderoga mixed martial arts fighters will seek championship belts. Members of the Ti-based Carbon Jiu-Jitsu MMA club will be part of a card at the Whitehall Athletic Club at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The former Whitehall armory is located at 62 Poultney St.

CROP Walk fights hunger

The Ti Area CROP Walk was a wonderful success.

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Westport revitalization strategy meeting set

The Town of Westport will be hosting a public meeting on Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the town hall to discuss the Town’s recently completed economic revitalization strategy.

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CVPH opens new wing as progressive care center

CVPH Medical Center officially unveiled its newest renovation Nov. 12. The new wing containing 22 private and health efficient rooms is located on the medical center’s fourth floor. It will open to patients Nov. 20.

Sunday, November 17

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Teacher's mustache to be sacrificed for holiday charity?

The appearance of a Social Studies teacher at Warrensburg High is bound to soon change radically, if students follow through with their plans

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Chazy earns seventh state title with a draw

Chazy earns seventh state title with a draw

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'Salute to Veterans’ concert features Lake George Community Band

Event pays tribute to military personnel

The Lake George Community Band is holding one of its ever-popular patriotic concerts at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Glens Falls High School auditorium. The ‘Salute to Veterans’ concert is free to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.

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Seniors qualify for variety of helpful programs

Living in the North Country presents various challenges for seniors, but there's an array of programs availabe that offer vital assistance so those over 60 can lead a more fulfilling life.


I would appreciate it if you could correct how I said taxes would be raised and revenue.

Thanks for honoring veterans

Once again a big thank you is in order for the people of the Willsboro and Essex churches for the great Veteran’s Day dinner provided to honor our area veterans.

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Migrant workers topic of library lecture

Ever wonder who picks the apples we purchase in our grocery stories or at the various orchard farms stands that dot our region? More often than not migrant workers - immigrant migrant workers - pick them, people whose lives can be experienced in the brilliant award-winning documentary “After I Pick the Fruit,” that will be screened at the Keene Valley Public Library on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

Troopers honored at annual Troop B awards, retirement ceremony

The annual New York State Police Troop B Awards and Retirement Ceremony was held in Malone on Oct. 29.

Suits coming?

Now that the voters have approved proposals 4 and 5 (the two land swap proposals on the ballot), who wants to join a pool as to how long it will take before Adirondack Wild and Protect the Adirondacks file their lawsuit?


We would like to thank all the special people who came to our rescue on our Aug. 24 car accident.

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Stars on Ice returns to Lake Placid Dec. 28

Figure skating legend Kurt Browning will be back in Lake Placid for the holidays with Elvis Stojko, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Ryan Bradley and many more of his skating friends, when they perform for one night only, Saturday, Dec. 28, during the “Holiday Festival on Ice” Figure Skating Show, at the Olympic Center.

Friday, November 15

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LaPoint’s Variety show set for Nov. 15 and 16

Warrensburg's tradition of hosting holiday variety shows for charity — complete with homegrown talent — continues with Florence LaPoint's latest production, set for 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 16 in the Warrensburg Elementary School auditorium.

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Downtown Gallery to open new exhibit

Part of annual Ticonderoga North Country Christmas

A new exhibit will open at The Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga as part of the community’s annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas. “Adirondack Landscapes” by the Upper Hudson Valley Water Color Society will be displayed Nov. 30 through Jan. 25.

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Thanks to volunteer workers, injured Chester veteran can return home

A veteran partially paralyzed due to a fall in a hospital couldn't come back home to Chestertown until his home was made wheelchair-accesible. So veterans groups and local contractor and his assistant built the veteran a heavy-duty deck and ramp so he could return to be with friends and family.

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Thanksgiving dinner to be served in Ticonderoga

Free meal at Ti fire house noon to 2 p.m.

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

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New Biomass Project Economic Impact Calculator available

New York Biomass Energy Alliance announces free assessment tool

The New York Biomass Energy Alliance (NYBEA) has announced the completion and availability of a Local Impact of Woody Biomass Energy Projects Quick Assessment Tool to help community leaders, planners and developers analyze the localized impacts of proposed woody biomass energy projects.

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Format set for education forum

Commissioner of education to visit Schroon Lake

Details of State Education Commissioner John King’s forum at Schroon Lake Central School have been set. King will discuss the new Common Core learning standards Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Get checked for Lyme Disease

I am writing to your readers regarding Lyme Disease. Discovered in 1975 this disease has become prevalent in the northeast.

Service project a success

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and express a huge thank you to Jamie Harrington and all of the young ladies of the Royal Winter Pageant.

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World War II veteran finally receives his medals

This Veterans Day saw a ceremony 68 years in the making, when 91-year-old World War II veteran Joseph Burnell was finally awarded the medals he earned in combat.

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Focus on Entertainment: Nov. 15-21

Bringing you the music and performance news from around the North Country.

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With better broadband, telecommuting could help local economy

Job opportunities in the North Country is no longer reliant on the industries of mining, agriculture and timber. In rural communities, the future for filling homes and schools with year-round residents and job creation for current residents could come from employment at companies elsewhere through telecommuting.

Thursday, November 14

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Veterans Day observed at Clinton Community

Clinton Community College hosted a Veterans Day flag lowering ceremony Monday, honoring especially 12 World War II veterans who have gone on Honor Flights this past summer.

October 2013 was a very pleasant Fall month | Weather Watch

The month began with 20 days in the 60’s and 70’s but ended with signs of the coming Winter, with snow and temperatures in the teens.

10th annual Variety Show | Town Talk

Calling all crafters

Wife denies husband’s accusations | Turning Back the Pages

Mystery abounds in Loon Lake fire

Some local firefighting history | Athol-Thurman

The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. was organized more than a half-century ago by a group of local volunteers who built the firehouse in 1955.

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Hearing tonight on Million $$ Beach boat launch, roadway upgrades

The state has planned some ambitious upgrades to the parking lot and roadway serving Million Dollar Beach — but a related plan to site a boat launch and craft washing station east of the beach has prompted concerns from shoreline residents.

RSVP seeks tax preparers

RSVP is looking for volunteer tax preparers for Earned Income Tax Credit/ETIC Program in January.

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Event raises toys for Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign

Emily Estes was challenged by her mother to change the world, even if it’s for just one person. Now she has the U.S. Marine Corps and North Country Honor Flight helping her do it.

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Cell phone dangers to be highlighted

Crash victim to speak in Schroon Lake

Schroon Lake Central School students will hear a first-hand account of the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Jacy Good, who survived a car crash that killed her parents, will speak at the school Monday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. Good’s accident was caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone.

Congrats to elected officials

Congratulations to Noel Merrihew, Rick Olcott and the Town of Elizabethtown as a whole on the results of the recent election.

Prepare for winter

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

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Jonathan Gay runs to 24th place finish at state XC meet

While the Eagles sophomore did not get the finish position he was looking for, Gay continued to show improvement in his first season, running the 3.1-mile Queensbury High School course in a sectional-equalling time of 16:44, earning a top 25 finish.

‘Adk Lawn’ campaign under way around Lake George

Small, triangular signs with a bright red border are sprouting up on properties around Lake George in recent weeks.

Wednesday, November 13

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Count of paper ballots confirms Wood's win over Haskell in Thurman

A headline-grabbing, hard fought contest for Thurman town supervisor ends with count of paper ballots.

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North Country Christmas celebration slated

Nov. 28 to Dec. 8 in Ticonderoga

The fourth annual Ticonderoga Area North Country Christmas promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2013 event will be Nov. 28 through Dec. 8 and is sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.

Support local businesses

Most of our local businesses suffer when the weather turns cold.

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Warrensburg Legion honors local veterans

Warrensburg American Legion Post officials recognized local service personnel who passed away this year during the Veterans Day ceremonies they conducted Nov. 11 in the town cemetery.

Big Trucks on Parade Story Time | Keeseville Column

Our Free Library has a children’s reading this Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.

Talk on the Affordable Care Act | Essex Column

The final lecture in the Grange Hall’s Lyceum series on the American Civil War will be delivered on Tuesday, Nov. 19, by Whallonsburg’s own Andy Buchanan.

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Adoption special, Home for the Holidays | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA is currently running an adoption special, Home for the Holidays, from now until Jan. 1.

Become a volunteer responder | Westport Column

I’m feeling a bit guilty as I write this on Monday afternoon.

Holiday Sale and Soup and Bread Lunch | Willsboro Column

A thrilling week for me this past week, it was wonderful to be a part of the election process this year.

Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club Green's Tea Event | Elizabethtown Column

It’s hard to believe that November is just flying by, the holidays will be here before we know it.

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Step into the newly re-designed FASHION EXCHANGE!

Scene in Plattsburgh Style & Substance

Need a quick wardrobe fix? An unusual accessory? A one of a kind gift for a friend? An update for your son’s or daughter’s wardrobe?…

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Schroon to expand holiday celebration

Vendors sought for craft and food bazaar

Schroon Lake’s Olde Tyme Christmas growing. The 28th annual event, scheduled Saturday, Dec. 14, will add a holiday craft and food bazaar in 2013. Community groups are also being asked to take part.

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Keene veterans dedicate WWII wall

For the pair of World War II veterans — Smith, a founding member of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, and Hendrickson, who served in the Pacific Theater as a member of the Navy — the dedication of the new WWII wall at the park on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, was something they had looked forward to.

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Lady Patriots fall in Class C regional finals

Voorheesville, the state runner-up in Class C last season, ousted the Patriots from the Class C playoffs with a 25-20, 25-16, 25-8 straight-game victory in the regional finals at Gloversville Nov. 9.

Appreciative of horse volunteers

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for all who participated in the recent horse rescue.

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Plattsburgh State wins Model UN Award

The Model UN delegation from SUNY Plattsburgh has just brought home the Best Large Delegation Award from the fourth annual Cornell International Affairs Conference, held Oct. 17 - 20 at Cornell University.

Don’t tread on the Thanksgiving holiday

Traditions change over time — Some for the good and others for the bad.

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Gender barriers coming down

Notes from the North Woods

Roughrider Teddy Roosevelt was known to shrug off the most miserable weather, even after having spent hours on horseback.

Tuesday, November 12

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Group to discuss new public school standards

A group of concerned citizens are coming together Nov. 14 to discuss the “Race to the Top” school initiative and it’s “Common Core Curriculum” standard, and hope to be able to impact the dialog of this growingly fractious issue.

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A True Hero

It’s not often you get to meet a real life action hero, but that’s the best way to describe 90-year-old Clayton Wray. Just don’t try to tell him that.

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At Polar Express kickoff event, children bask in holiday joy

With high expectations, children gathered at the Saratoga Springs rail station Nov. 11 to have their letters to Santa transported by train to the legendary North Pole via the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, which is launching its series of holiday Polar Express excursions this week.

Photo contest deadline approaches

The Dec. 7 deadline to enter the Champlain Area Trails Photo and Caption Contest is approaching.

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Holiday train to kick off Christmas season

Thanksgiving stops planned in Ti, Port Henry

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, decorated in holiday lights and carrying a live musical show, is scheduled to pass through the North Country on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The train will arrive in Ticonderoga at 3:15 p.m. and stop in Port Henry at 5 p.m. Times are approximate.

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Education commissioner to visit Schroon Lake

Controversial Common Core forums resume

State Education Commissioner John King will hold a forum at Schroon Lake Central School to discus the new Common Core curriculum. King will discuss the new learning standards Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Westport seniors to present ‘The Election’

Take the Westport Central School Class of 2014, for example. After funding for the traditional senior play was cut from the school budget, class members joined together with teachers Cathy Brankman, Paul Mudie and Vicki Wolinski to move forward and present “The Election” Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Open Minded Mic Night returns to BluSeed

BluSeed Studios will begin a new season of Open Minded Mic Nights (OMMN) with a fall event.

Fool me again, please

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

It’s hard to read a paper, find any news channel, open a page on social media or the Internet without a full blown diatribe on the problems with the Affordable Care Act website.

Monday, November 11

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Wrrnsbg. VFW members extol departed comrades

In one of two simultaneous Veterans Day ceremononies in Warrensburg, VFW members honor those who died in combat — as well as all U.S. citizens who served their nation.

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Polar Express holiday kick-off includes selection of youth guest train conductors, vouchers for veterans, military

The Polar Express holiday excursions on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway smashed records when introduced in 2011. They return this year with some special amenities, to be showcased at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 11 at the Saratoga Rail Station. At the event, several youngsters will be chosen to be Guest Conductors, and Veterans and military personnel can pick up vouchers for free train rides on this popular scenic railroad.

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Citizens in Warrensburg, Chester & Horicon to honor veterans

Hundreds of citizens in the region will be turning out to honor those who've served their nation as they attend Veterans Day ceremonies.

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Local Veterans Day events scheduled

Local Veterans Day events scheduled

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United Way makes annual appeal at Essex County Board of Supervisors

United Way of the Adirondack Region Executive Director John Bernardi returned to the Essex County Board of Supervisors Monday, Nov. 4, to make his annual appeal for the organization’s fundraising effort.

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CFES hosts peer mentor training

One hundred students from ten Adirondack schools gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the College For Every Student (CFES) Center in Essex for professional development in peer mentor training.

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Indian Lake Community Planning Committee gets 501(c)(3) status

The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation recently received a determination letter from the IRS granting the corporation tax exempt status.

Sunday, November 10

Director hopes to inspire

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for all the support they have showed to the Royal Winter Pageant.

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Strawberry festival honored with Heritage Award

The Wadhams Strawberry Festival, held on Father’s Day each year, was honored with the North Country Heritage Award by the Canton-based organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).

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Master gardeners sought in Warren County

Have an interest in gardening? Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now seeking volunteers for their Master Gardener program that teaches others to grow various vegetables, flowers and plants successfully.

Saturday, November 9

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Bob Olson honored by building trade group

Local resident and contractor Robert Olson was recently named to the New York State Builders Association Hall of Fame for his achievements and service to the organization.

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Savage state finalist for Heisman

Dillon Savage, a senior running back for the Patriots, was selected as a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, presented annually to a male and female high school student-athlete on the same day as the Heisman Memorial Award, which is given to the nation’s top college football player.

Beware of lyme disease

I am writing to your readers regarding lyme disease.

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New Vision, New Class

Adirondack Health welcomes class

A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.

Belden Noble Memorial Library receives grant

The Belden Noble Memorial Library has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust.

Friday, November 8

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Ticonderoga students host veterans

Ti vet celebrates 93rd birthday on Veterans Day

Charles “Gusher” Smith has proudly served for decades. A World War II veteran, Smith has long been a civic leader in Ticonderoga — perhaps best known for his work with fellow vets and his years as the local scoutmaster. Smith was honored along with other veterans during a Veterans Day program at Ticonderoga Elementary School. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, just happens to be Smith’s 93rd birthday.

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BCS chief Ray Ciccarelli to retire, search for new superintendent begins

Citizens sought for search committee

Ray Ciccarelli, a high-profile community leader for decades in Bolton, is retiring as superintendent of the Bolton Central School District — and a search for his replacement is about to begin.

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Patriots set for regional title tilt with Voorheesville

After three years of watching their season end at the hands of the Voorheesville Lady Blackbirds (20-1) in state regional play, the Lady Patriots (18-1) will have to make the fourth time a charm in order to achieve their goal of advancing to the NYSPHSAA state championships at the Glens Falls Civic Center next weekend.

Welp to work for Chi

Angel Welp, an Elizabethtown resident and Westport Central School graduating class of 2008, has been hired by the international design firm of Tony Chi & Associates in New York.

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Autumn celebrated at Minerva Baptist Church

Inside and out, the building housing the congregation of the Minerva Baptist Church has been undergoing some recent updates and needed rehabilitation.

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DOT nixes Johnsburg’s speed reduction requests

Members of the Johnsburg Town Board approved their 2014 budget with a few amendments Thursday, Nov. 7, yet it was the state Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rejection of three speed-reduction requests that drew out emotional responses from local officials.

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Hamilton County approves new tourism marketing RFP

Lake Placid group hired for job

Members of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Thursday, Nov. 7 approved a resolution to hire the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism to manage its tourism marketing.

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Open house set Nov. 9 to view county horses

The horses, taken from the Wing and a Prayer Farm in Essex Sept. 18 through 20 after an investigation, led to charges against owner Shelley Wing and daughter, Emily, on counts of animal cruelty. On Oct. 9, the horses were deemed to be property of the county after Wing was unable to pay a bond for their care.

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Date set for budget hearing

Members of the board approved scheduling the annual public hearing for the county budget during its Nov. 4 regular board meeting. The hearing will take place on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Elizabethtown. The regular monthly meeting of the Ways and Means Committee will be held before the hearing at 6 p.m. (normally held at 10 a.m.).

Thanks for Harvey fundraiser help

A big thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations to the Kris Harvey Benefit and helping make it a big success:

Legion: Thanks for your support!

The officers and members of the American Legion Post 964 in Chestertown want to thank all those who supported us doing our annual coin drop — You make the difference each year.

Support appreciated

We, the Stacy/Bolton family, would like to thank family, friends and community for their support and participation in the benefit dinner held for us on Oct. 11.

Plight of going digital

Guest viewpoint

Since ANCA (Adirondack North Country Association ) started the campaign “Go Digital or Go Dark,” we at the Palace Theatre have experienced many ups and downs.

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Paul Smith’s President announces retirement

Paul Smith’s College President John W. Mills announced Monday that he will retire on June 30, after serving in the office for more than a decade.

Thursday, November 7

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Newcomb outfitters waiting for APA decision before expanding

Essex Chain Lakes up for classification

While the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) does not have the Essex Chain Lakes classification on its agenda for the Nov. 14-15 meeting, the upcoming decision is weighing heavily on small business owners in the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub.

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Northern Puppies owner accepts plea deal

In a voice barely audible, Tammy Staley uttered the one word many in the North Country and beyond had been waiting to hear since July: “Guilty.”

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DEC temporarily closes Newcomb trail after bridge replacement

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding hikers that the East River Trail near the Upper Works is temporarily closed.

Is Halloween for kids only?

Halloween at North Creek Nursing Home was a nice surprise for residents when many of the nurses and aids, secretary and kitchen help, laundry girls and nearly all of the dedicated morning staff came to work in some very cute and original Halloween attire.

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The Bolton Bulletin

Annual library cook-off a success

Bakers Mills News

It was a very chilly Monday morning of 24 degrees. It is that time of year when most mornings will be frost on the pumpkins.

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Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Nov. 1913•

Shopping local this holiday season

Indian Lake Chamber News - The River Starts Here

The retail world is panicking this year, so I hear.

Notes from Planet Earth

Health Check for Our Nation


The origins of Veterans Day

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Sherman Free Library seeking support

Fund-raising campaign now under way

Moriah residents are being asked to support their local library. The Sherman Free Library, located at 20 Church St. in Port Henry, is in the midst of its annual fund raising campaign.

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Willsboro Central School

Skid row, doo wop and a blood thirsty plant from outer space take over the Willsboro Central School (WCS) stage to bring the comedic musical “Little Shop of Horrors (LSH),”to life.

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Westport Chamber leader looks to future of town

According to the head of the Westport Chamber of Commerce, Westport is ready to poised for a breakthrough.

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Lions, Patriots in sectional finals

AuSable Valley wins volleyball, two swim titles, ELCS boys soccer falls in classic

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North Creek Business Alliance buying two shuttle buses

North Creek Business Alliance officials will continue their free ski shuttle this winter between Gore Mountain and the downtown business district.

Johnsburg Cross-Country update

The weather report was not for a smooth running day.

Moriah chamber lauded

I would personally like to recognize the Moriah Chamber of Commerce for their excellent job they have done in reorganizing and establishing a main street presence in Port Henry.

Adirondack Community Outreach seeks volunteers

Located in the town of Johnsburg, the Outreach Center runs or houses multiple programs to assist community members.

Lyme disease is serious, easily misdiagnosed

Lyme Disease is a growing threat to public health in the Northeast U.S. New York, Columbia and Greene counties have the highest rate of infection with the illness per capita in the nation.

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Senator Betty Little receives honor

I am pleased to announce that New York Farm Bureau has recently named Senator Betty Little to our annual “Circle of Friends” list.

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Police sting leads to arrests

Two arrests were made following a state police underage drinking initiative Oct. 29 in Essex County.

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Eye on Business: Eyecare for the Adirondacks

Business continues to grow after 35 years in the North Country

Wednesday, November 6

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Patriots advance to regional volleyball final

The AuSable Valley girls varsity volleyball team is headed back to the Class C regional finals and a matchup with Section II power Voorheesville Nov. 9.

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New Lake George B.I.D. plan lowers levy, exempts owner-occupied residences

A plan to establish a Business Improvement District in Lake George Village gets a little less costly, less onerous, and excludes owner-occupied residences in its second draft — approved Nov. 4 by the village board.

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Hall of fame grappler to visit

‘Hitman’ Hart to appear in Whitehall

A professional wrestling legend will headline an event at the Whitehall Athletic Club. Bret “Hitman” Hart will get top billing in the seven-match card Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at the former Whitehall armory, located at 62 Poultney St.

Essex Column

The Essex Community Fund recently awarded a grant to the Belden Noble Library to make improvements to the front of the library building.

Westport Column

This week being election week and all, the Class of 2014 at Westport Central will offer a timely and provocative look at the quirky process that we call democracy.

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Murder at the big reveal of “Golden Asp” Relay for Life Fundraiser

Guests are invited to a two-night viewing of the grand Egyptian Asp, the dinner will be hosted for its extravagance and mystery and possibly a murder. The Curse of the Golden Asp Mystery Dinner Theater, hosted by the Woodman of the World chapters 462 and 1016, is a fundraiser for the Plattsburgh Relay for Life Survivor Committee. The event will take place at the Plattsburgh Elks Club, 56 Cumberland Ave. The two night performance will be held Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Doors Open at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. This will be the third year WOW will host the theater group for their annual fundraiser and the second year they do it to raise money for the Relay for Life.

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North Country SPCA

Are you struggling to find that purr-fect holiday gift for that special friend or family member?

Style & Substance: On the conclusion of the sports season

My son recently finished up his soccer season as a senior, and is almost inconsolable – his team lost in the final round and of course, this is not the glorious end of season he anticipated.

What the Future Holds

Kids Count

Most agree that the first working computer was developed by German scientist Conrad Zuse in 1936 and was eventually destroyed in an air raid on Berlin during WWII.

Willsboro Column

The elections are now behind us and hopefully the most qualified persons are now elected to the job they were seeking.

Elizabethtown Column

The Elizabethtown Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the fire station from 5 until 7 p.m.

Keeseville Column

My congratulations and thanks to the North Country Honor Flight who so beautifully honored our veterans on Nov. 2 at Hawkins Hall on Plattsburgh State University.

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NYCO Prop receives state approval

Voters throughout the state of New York voted 1,137,074 in favor of a land swap between the mineral mining company and the state, while 1,006,525 voted against the measure. The 53-47 percent vote was the closest of the six propositions sent out to voters in the Nov. 5 General Election.

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Essex County goes to the polls

Kristy Sprague received 6,788 as an unopposed candidate for re-election to the DA position, while coroner Francis Whitelaw received 5,394 votes in his uncontested re-election bid.

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Brandon Sorrell Memorial Scholarship fundraiser planned, Nov. 9

As the 23-month anniversary of a tragic accident that claimed the lives of four high school students comes and passes, their families and parents continue to fight to decrease the odds of similar tragedies.

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Wood outpolls Haskell in Thurman; Warren Co. Judge John Hall re-elected

The highly contested, drama-filled campaigns in Warren County were concluded Tuesday, with some surprising results.

Dinner supported

I would like to thank the Friends of the Westport Heritage House who worked so hard to put together the Spaghetti Diner in support of the roof repairs.

Learn about your child’s PE health

As the first quarter of the school year winds down, parents will be invited to pick up their children’s report cards and meet with teachers.

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The outdoor gym class

Notes from the North Woods

Unless parents learn how to “pull the plug” on electronic entertainment, the ‘wired generation’ may never learn how to enjoy a host of healthy entertainment options that are typically available outside their own back door.

Include the next generation in Veterans Day

This Monday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day — a day set aside to recognize and honor those who served this great nation, past and present, in times of both war and peace.

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Three chefs share the role of Head Chef at The Pepper

At The Pepper in downtown Plattsburgh the culinary duties are handled by committee, with three chefs sharing the load.

Tuesday, November 5

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Gardner tabbed as new Essex Supervisor

Ed Gardner, Jr., received 145 votes in the Nov. 5 General Election, while incumbent Sharon Boisen received 114. Currently, 24 of 35 absentee ballots have been received by the Essex County Board of Elections.

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Gilliland ousts Hatch in Willsboro

The current councilman will be the new Supervisor of Willsboro after receiving 505 votes in the Nov. 5 General Election. Incumbent Supervisor Ed Hatch received 287 votes.

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Connell cruises to re-election in Westport

Incumbent town supervisor Dan Connell will remain in office for town of Westport. Connell won the election by 185 votes. Connell received a total of 325 votes while first time candidate Jim Carroll received 140 votes.

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Merrihew back as Elizabethtown Supervisor

Two years after Supervisor and former Essex County Board chairman Noel Merrihew, III, was ousted by Margaret Bartley, he was returned to office by voters, 248-195, after ballots were counted Nov. 5.

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Vanselow, McNally top supervisor races in Johnsburg, Minerva

When polls closed in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 5, Minerva Town Councilman Stephen McNally was edging incumbent Sue Montgomery Corey by eight votes in the supervisor’s race.

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Ticonderoga, Putnam elect supervisors

Grinnell, LaPointe elected to lead towns

Bill Grinnell will be the next Ticonderoga supervisor. John LaPointe was re-elected to his 14th term as supervisor in Putnam.

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Warren Co. voters cast their votes in the general election

A long list of intriguing races will be decided in a matter of hours.

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Crown Point to celebrate Thanksgiving

Community dinner slated Nov. 27

Crown Point will observe Thanksgiving with a community dinner, sponsored by the town’s churches and businesses. The turkey dinner will be served Wednesday, Nov. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Crown Point United Methodist Church on Creek Road. The dinner is free.

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Warren Co. leaders approve 2014 budget with slim levy hike

After a contentious budget-drafting season, the finalized spending plan is hailed for frugality, savvy spending.

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Volunteers build new sign for Cooperative Extension Warren County

Community-minded Home Depot employees, along with their employer — and some volunteer Master gardeners — erect a new sign at Cooperative Extension headquarters in Warrensburg.

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Small Business Saturday coming to Ticonderoga

Chamber to sponsor events; businesses offer specials

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will join the rest of the nation for Small Business Saturday. The fourth annual event will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, and will feature local businesses offering specials to holiday shoppers.

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Election results to be posted

It’s Election Day. Polls are open until 9 p.m. Results will be posted as soon as they become available on the Times of Ti website (www.timesofti.com) and on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/Times-of-Ti/232030793764).

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High-tech Lake George research project kicks off with contour mapping

Planes, boats to survey lake

Those planes flying repeatedly over Lake George this week have a scientific mission: An advanced, world-class environmental monitoring and prediction system in Lake George that involves collecting massive amounts of data on lake currents, organisms and pollutants, is kicking off with lake contour mapping efforts.

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SUNY Adk. Volleyball team claims regional title, now headed to national tourney

The SUNY Adirondack Women's Volleyball team is only one of eight in the nation to be competing in the National Junior College Athletic Association U.S. championship tournament — after winning the Region III NJCAA title last weekend.

Christmas program planned

Believe it or not Christmas is right around the corner.

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Keeseville Elementary students are college bound

Keeseville elementary students are getting ready for college with the introduction of a new program called No Excuses University. School officials kicked off their program with a lively assembly on Oct. 4.

Time to make some changes

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With the 2013 elections now behind us we need to muster up some courage and commit ourselves to regaining control over our government.

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New logo for Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee Tuesday, Oct. 15 unveiled a new logo during their monthly meeting at the Saranac Lake High School.

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Indian Lake couple sets up two businesses

There seems to be a growing list of new businesses in Indian Lake.

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Nurse Practitioner opens primary care clinic

With primary care in short supply in the North Country, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau has recently opened a new adult primary care clinic in Plattsburgh.

Monday, November 4

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Crown Point garden gets attention

Carillon Garden Club plants spring flowers

Winter is nearing, but the Carillon Garden Club is already thinking spring. Club members recently planted 200 daffodil bulbs at the Blue Star Memorial Garden near the Crown Point Bridge.

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Plea agreements offered in Northern Puppies' cases

Tammy Staley, the owner of the previously named Northern Puppies pet store, was in Plattsburgh City court Nov. 1 for further court proceedings.

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Ticonderoga veterans walk planned

Annual tribute to vets Nov. 10 at Valley View Cemetery

“On Hallowed Ground, A Veterans Memory Walk at Valley View Cemetery,” will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. in the west Pine Section of Valley View Cemetery.

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Johnsburg to hold budget hearing Nov. 7

The town of Johnsburg’s tentative 2014 budget calls for a tax increase of about 3 percent.

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North Country native coming home for book launch

Carol (Sears) Hoenig carried a story with her for more than 20 years before finally sitting down to write “Of Little Faith,” which will be launched in Plattsburgh Nov. 7.

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State Labor official tours CV-Tech

New York State Department of Labor Secretary Peter Rivera attended a ribbon-cutting at the new CV-Tech satellite campus off Rugar Street Oct. 24.

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Bartley, Merrihew prepare for second round in Eilizabethtown

For the second straight election for the office of town supervisor, current Supervisor Margaret Bartley will face off against former Supervisor Noel Merrihew, who she defeated in 2011.

Benefit raises more than $5,000

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Joe Stacy fund raiser such a huge success!

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Gov. Cuomo fetes three LP hotels

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated five New York State hotels that were selected in the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in the “Top 20 Resorts in the Northeast” category.

Sunday, November 3

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Efforts underway to persuade Canadians to visit Warren Co.

Just driving through Lake George one can see how important Canadian tourism is to the region — by looking at the number of Canadian flags are flying above motels and restaurants. Area tourism officials, however, are ramping up their efforts to pursuade Canadians to visit Warren County.

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NYCO donates cameras to thrift shop

The store, located above the Deer’s Head Restaurant, will now house a security camera system donated by NYCO Minerals.

Saturday, November 2

Many challenges confront EMS squads

A recent news article on the Lake George Emergency Squad cited Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson asking squad captain Chris Hawley at a recent budget workshop what would happen if the town flat-out rejected the squad’s request for $251,000 for 2014 — an increase of $111,000 over 2013.

Elks breakfast a success

The officers and members of the Ticonderoga Elks Lodge #1494 thanks all who helped make our National Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser a huge success.

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Towns set for contested races

While only four towns in the Valley have a contested election for town supervisor, several other towns have contested elections in other positions Nov. 5.

Honor veterans

Homeward Bound Adirondacks is an organization that is committed to creating community based solutions to the issues facing Service Members, Veterans and their Families throughout the North Country.

Friday, November 1

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Westport's 'one man team' advances to state XC meet

Jonathan Gay finishes fourth overall

Jonathan Gay of Westport crossed the finish line of the 3.1 mile Section VII championships at the Cobble Hill Country Club in Elizabethtown in a time of 16:44, a fourth place overall finish and the second quickest for Class D runners.

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Central Adirondack voters have many choices on Election Day

Voters in the News Enterprise readership area will head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 to decide a number of local elections.

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Girlfriends’ Getaway and its founder honored for boosting tourism

Girlfriends' Getaway, a weekend retreat for women in Bolton Landing, made waves and won friends right from its debut. The acclaimed event has continued to grow and spread the word about the beauty and amenities of the Lake George region — and its founder was recently awarded for her work.

May the players in Youth Football treasure their experiences for a lifetime

As we have reached the end of football season, I am retiring as coach of the senior squad of the Warrensburg Football League.

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Boisen, Gardner vie for Essex Supervisor seat

Incumbent Sharon Boisen, who won her first re-election bid in a tight contest against Frank Walls in 2011, will face challenger Ed Gardner Jr., in the general election.

Basket party a hit

The Putnam United Presbyterian Church would like to thank everyone who participated in the basket party.

Dam-Locked Salmon

The Boquet River should be an epic fishery and an emblem of nature’s resilience.