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Thursday, October 31

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Patriot spikers advance to C title game

The AuSable Valley varsity girls volleyball team will look for its fourth Section VII/Class C title after scoring a 3-0 match win against Saranac in the sectional semifinals Oct. 31.

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Schroon trims 2014 budget

Taxes to decrease next year

Spending and taxes will decrease in 2014 for town of Schroon residents. The budget for next year, adopted by the town board, totals $1,693,744. That’s $20,349 — 1.2 percent — less than the current spending plan of $1,714,093.

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Athol-Thurman

Glen-Athol Road renewed

Bakers Mills News

Don’t for get the time change on Sunday, Nov. 3. Be sure to go to the polls on Nov. 5 to vote.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Nov. 1913•

Bolton Bulletin

Election Day Dinner: sobriety a tradition

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Baker, Geraghty spar over taxes, hydro plant, landfill hours

Two candidates for Warrensburg Town Supervisor differed sharply on a variety of issues — but they both pledged to keep government expenditures to a minimum.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host veterans program

Living history event Nov. 9

Fort Ticonderoga will honor veterans with a living history event. “The First Call of Duty, Honoring Veterans from 1775 and Beyond” will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Adirondack Pub & Brewery donates festival revenue to charity

Adirondack Pub & Brewery recently hosted a robust crowd that enjoyed German music, food and socializing at the pub's Oktoberfest — and proceeds from the event were donated to help families facing hardships and emergencies.

Balloon launches aren’t ecological

I read with dismay about the balloon launch held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Warren County Municipal Center.

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Connell seeks re-election against Carroll in Westport

Incumbent Dan Connell will seek re-election against Jim Carroll when residents go to the polls Nov. 5.

Demand up at food pantry

The Ticonderoga Food Pantry has ended summer on a very busy note.

Suppporting Proposition 4

Vote YES for Proposition 4 on Nov. 5.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School hosts field day for young students

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School students in kindergarten as well as the Children's Development preschool program were able to pick pumpkins for a patch created on campus to help curb the costs of field trips. Students also enjoyed face painting, pumpkin carving, snacks and a wagon ride with Rowdy.

Wednesday, October 30

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Candidates decline to participate in Ticonderoga forum

Event still scheduled Nov. 1 at Community Building

A candidates forum will be held in Ticonderoga, despite a decision not to participate by two supervisor hopefuls. Republican nominee Bill Grinnell and Independent Steve Whitford will not take part, according to Lew Sanders, Ticonderoga Republican Party chairman.

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Is there fire in you?

Guest Commentary

The Fire Fighter 1 graduation ceremony was held Sept. 26 at the Pottersville Fire House.

Style & Substance: Two complimentary questions

We have recently had 2 complimentary questions, and although we have answered similar questions in the past, we believe that people can always adapt these questions and answers to their own personal and business situations…

Essex Column

This Friday evening, Nov. 1, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall will host musicians Jay Fiegl, the Wannabees, the Barn Burners and the Wadhams Waddlers for an evening of ballads to mark the Day of the Dead.

Willsboro Column

My journey to Reber this past week I was surprised to find two traffic lights in the center of Reber, wow a whole new sections of roadway being installed near the firehall.

Keeseville Column

The vote is in and as of the end of December 2014 Keeseville will be no more.

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North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA is currently in need of small and medium buckle collars for our canine friends.

Westport Column

This might be good time to note just a few of the many ways that our community has benefitted over the years from the truly inspirational presence of Shami McCormick.

Elizabethtown Column

It’s hard to believe that it’s November already.

Oppose amendments

On the Nov. 5 election ballot there will be six amendments up for a vote. Despite the pleas by former and current state officials, we would urge everyone to vote no on all six amendments.

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Ticonderoga, Crown Point school merger could save millions

Study completed; presentation Nov. 12 in Crown Point

If Crown Point and Ticonderoga school districts merge, taxpayers will save money and students will have more opportunities. That’s the conclusion of a report by Castallo & Silky-Education Consultants, a Syracuse-based firm hired by the two districts to study a possible merger.

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Hatch faces challenge from Gilliland in Willsboro

Incumbent Supervisor Ed Hatch is running against current town Councilman Shaun Gilliland in the Tuesday, Nov. 5, election.

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Sports Around the Valley

Girls cross country, Boys cross country, Swimming & Volleyball

Suppport land swaps

On Nov. 5, New York voters will be presented with six Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.

Frustration reaching new low

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to Gallup America has been growing increasingly dissatisfied since 2004, when national satisfaction slipped below 50 percent it went below 40 percent in 2005, and 30 percent in 2009.

Revitalize the Adirondacks with telecommuting

Access to high-speed Internet is just as crucial to economic development today as electricity was 100 years ago.

Tuesday, October 29

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Moriah blanks Westport to advance to Class D girls final

The second seed Vikings blanked the sixth seed Westport Eagles, 6-0, Oct. 29 to punch their ticket to the sectional title game to be played at Plattsburgh High Saturday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m.

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Winter Carnival unveils new logo for 2014

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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Crown Point woman pens book

Jean Arlene Breed releases ‘Adirondack Paper Girl’

Jean Arlene Breed is establishing herself as a prolific author. The Crown Point woman has released her fifth book, “Adirondack Paper Girl.” It’s a collection of 50 poems compiled to tell her story as the daughter of an Adirondack miner.

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Local author's murder story to air on Halloween

Lawrence P. Gooley, Adirondack historian and true-crime author from the Plattsburgh area, will appear on the Investigation Discovery channel at midnight Halloween in a special titled “Bloody Marys.”

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Costumed canines reign at Chestertown's Pug Parade & Party

Patient pugs allow their owners to dress them up in zany costumes in this ever-popular Chestertown event that annually draws people from near and far.

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Indian Lake honors Garden Club, sets budget hearing

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells opened the monthly Town Board meeting by presenting a plaque of recognition to a group of members representing the Indian Lake Garden Club.

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Moriah Food Pantry needs assistance

Food, cash donations sought

Normally people come to the Moriah Food Pantry for help. Now, the tables have turned. Pantry officials are asking the public for assistance. The holidays are approaching and the Moriah Food Pantry is not prepared. Its shelves are near empty.

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Meet the candidates in Westport

Candidates for the four open seats in the upcoming election put themselves and their political ambitions on the table for Westport’s Meet the Candidates Night Oct. 17.

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CFES announces Schools of Distinction

College For Every Student (www.collegefes.org), a national nonprofit that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college, is honoring 25 schools in 11 states as “Schools of Distinction” for their efforts in creating high levels of college readiness and for raising aspirations among their students.

Monday, October 28

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Lions advance to Class D finals

The Lions scored a 3-1 win against Wells Oct. 28 to advance to the finals, where they will face top-seeded and defending NYSPHSAA Class D champion Chazy at Plattsburgh High School Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.

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Ticonderoga, Putnam supervisor races highlight Election Day

Ti candidates forum Nov. 1

Contested supervisor races in Ticonderoga and Putnam headline Election Day battles in the area. Voters will go the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Ticonderoga locates groundwater source

Key step in town’s water improvement project

Ticonderoga has taken a major step toward meeting a state order that its water system be upgraded. A substantial groundwater source has been located at a second test well site on the east side of Streetroad, Route 9N, according to Supervisor Deb Malaney.

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Spooky movies to help benefit Palace Theater

To help save the historic theater as part of the “Go Digital or Go Dark” Campaign, a pair of films will be shown at the end of this month to help set the mood for the Halloween season and build up the funds needed to convert the Palace Theater movie screens from 35mm film to digital.

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Drew earns national honors in goal for Canton

Evan Drew, a 2010 graduate of ELCS, was named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) with Goalie of the Week for Oct. 15. He was previously honored with the award Sept. 10.

Sunday, October 27

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Hurricane, St. Regis fire towers to get facelifts

DEC staff members have drafted a Unit Management Plan (UMP) that calls for the fire tower to be repaired for “Public Access and Communications” use. Under the plan, the tower would be maintained for full public access and include written interpretive materials that would be, “informative but not intrusive.”

Saturday, October 26

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Library’s Open House showcases long-awaited addition, new director

It might have taken about a decade to become a reality, but it was worth waiting for. the new addition at Richards Library in Warrensburg not only offers a lot of new amenities, but it is now truly ready to be adopted as a community cultural center.

Car show a success

The Moriah Car and Truck Show was held Oct. 5 and was a great success with 86 cars attending.

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Daylight savings reminder

The members of the Clinton County Firefighters Association (CCFA) would like to remind everyone that the upcoming end to Daylight Savings Times, Nov. 3, is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Happy Birthday, FC-CCE

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, the County Association, a 501c3 legal entity by state statute, celebrates 100 years of existence this year.

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Model returns to Willsboro to accompany ‘The Kid’

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present Charlie Chaplin’s classic comedy, “The Kid,” brought to life by Ben Model’s lively piano accompaniment.

Beware of plan

The Elizabethtown Planning Board has made an appeal to the Town Board regarding the new Town-wide Comprehensive Plan.

Friday, October 25

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Johnsburg board handles land issues, accepts resignation

The Johnsburg Town Board handled a number of issues at their Oct. 15 meeting in the Scout Hall, including land acquisition next to the town sand pit, the town budget and a resignation on the Planning Board.

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Minerva Lake lowered for dam inspection

Town officials here held an emergency meeting Saturday, Oct. 19 to authorize lowering the water level of Lake Minerva in order to inspect the dam.

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Crown Point church to honor veterans

Veterans Day service Nov. 10

First Congregational Church of Crown Point will host its third annual Veteran’s Recognition and Appreciation Sunday, Nov. 10, as part of its 9:30 a.m. worship service.

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WCS students clean up trash from bend in Schroon River

Warrensburg high-schoolers demonstrate environmental stewardship and community activism as they clean trash out of the Schroon River.

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Anglers pay fines for Lake George violations

Fishermen admit to carrying invasive species

Two fishermen have been fined after admitting they introduced “aquatic invasive species” into Lake George during a Ticonderoga bass fishing tournament.

Public health department part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Hundreds of thousands of children living in the United States have elevated blood lead levels that may cause significant damage to their health.

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Lions advance, Eagles, Warriors and Beavers eliminated in Class D

The Lions (12-5-0) scored a 2-1 victory in the eighth minute of golden goal overtime to advance to a Monday, Oct. 28, meeting with third seed Wells, who scored a 3-0 win over sixth seed Westport.

Non-biased news coverage

John Sharkey of Ticonderoga never ceases to amaze me with his take on political issues.

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Janeway talks about State of the Park with Denton board

Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway met with members of the Denton Publications Editorial Board Oct. 17 to talk about current issues a day after the environmental group released its annual State of the Park report.

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Horace Nye to privatize by end of year

Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer said during the Oct. 21 Finance Committee meeting the Certificate of Need had been approved by the New York State Department of Health with an official approval forthcoming.

Is land needed?

There has been much written about the upcoming decision to the voters about the Land Swap with the State of New York and NYCO Minerals.

Thursday, October 24

Athol-Thurman

Evie Russell a ‘live wire’ in nursing home

Bakers Mills News

Don’t forget, the yearly Hunters Breakfast will be Oct. 26 from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Wevertown Community Center.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Oct. 26, 1913•

The Bolton Bulletin

‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ slated

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Crown Point Senior Center moves

Falling tree damages Knapp Center; forces change

Forced to relocate following an act of nature, the Crown Point Senior Citizens Center is up and running with meals and activities. The center is now in the basement of the Crown Point Methodist Church on Creek Road.

2nd Annual Nashville in North Creek set for Nov. 9

The Copperfield Inn will present its 2nd Annual Nashville in North Creek Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

Food pantry programs sought for funding

Essex County is in the allocation process for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

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Essex County to seek help for tax sale preparations

During their Oct. 21 meeting, committee members voted to seek bids for preparing the 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax sale of properties that are not paid up on property taxes.

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ELCS sends out annual survey

This week school officials sent out their second annual School Community Survey to residents of the district. People are asked to complete and return surveys to the district by noon Nov. 8.

Help Port Henry

Could someone please help Port Henry!

Thanks from Moose Festival organizers

On behalf of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, we thank the community for your support and participation in our very successful 4th Annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival (GAMF) Sept. 28-29.

Thanks for help

Now that they leaves have turned and are beginning to fall, I’d like to send a thank you to all the community members who have worked, since spring to make our town a more beautiful pleasant place to live.

Wednesday, October 23

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Lady Patriots defeat Cougars in Class B quarters

The defending Class C champions started their Class B run with a 2-0 win against Northeastern Clinton Oct. 23. After a scoreless first half, Taylor Saltus sent a pair of crosses into the box in the 37th and 55th minutes, finding the feet of Rachel Knapp and Hillary Drake, respectively.

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Neighbors replace roof for family battling rare affliction

Neighbors and fellow church members help a family that is facing hardships stemming from a rare genetic condition.

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Homegrown products shown at ‘Farm Aid’ concert & expo

Area farmers committed to providing fresh, natural food to local residents were represented in Adirondack Harvest's display at the nationally renowned Farm Aid event in Saratoga Springs.

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Public meets Johnsburg candidates at Tannery Pond

Eleven candidates running for office in the town of Johnsburg gave brief speeches and answered questions from the audience Tuesday, Oct. 22 during a Meet the Candidates forum at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Haskell absent from political debate in Thurman

Questions go unanswered

It was going to be 'showtime' for a capacity crowd of Thurman citizens Oct. 22 at a Meet the Candidates Night, but they were left hanging when one of the co-stars of a highly-anticipated political debate didn't show up — apparently due to an injury that required emergency surgery.

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North Country SPCA

As the holiday season approaches, many families may consider adopting a puppy or kitten, dog or cat as a present for a child or other family member.

Elizabethtown Column

On Friday, Oct. 25, there’s a Halloween Zumbathon in the ELCS auditorium, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center as a fundraiser for the Secret Santa and the Toys for Kids Programs.

Willsboro Column

Halloween is right around the corner hopefully those out for fun will be responsible and not do any damaging acts just go out for the usual trick & treating.

Keeseville Column

At the time I write this column we are still two days away from the voting on the referendum on the dissolution of Keeseville.

Westport Column

Lucy Connell and the Friends of the Westport Heritage House are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner at the Federated Church (the Stone Church) this Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 6 p.m.

Essex Column

The Montpelier Community Gospel Choir concert at the Essex Community Church this Friday, Oct. 25, will regrettably not feature the whole choir of 60 some odd members and their band as advertised by me, but a smaller group of 20 singers.

Extended hours for Board of Elections

The Essex County Board of Elections will hold extended office hours in preparation for the Nov. 5 General Election.

Bad times, arrogance and pride

I would like to applaud Essex County for the action they have taken to seize horses and prosecute Shelly Wing.

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GRIZ!

Conservation Conversations

I pulled in the driveway in Moriah this past Saturday evening after nearly three weeks on the road.

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Scattered shots

Notes from the North Woods

I recently discovered some sage advice scribbled on the log wall of a local lean-to.

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Style & Substance: on sweet revenge

My boyfriend abruptly broke up with me last month.

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Keene advances to Class D quarterfinals

The Beavers scored early thanks to a goal by Harry Joanette in the fourth minute on their way to a 4-0 win over Minerva/Newcomb in the opening playoff round.

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AVCS ousted in boys Class B playoffs

AVCS (0-16-0), the sixth seed in the Section VII/Class B tournament, suffered a 3-0 loss at the hands of the Hornets, but were able to make several plays that showed how much they were able to improve through the season according to head coach Bob Hamilton.

Tuesday, October 22

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Keeseville village government to dissolve

By a vote of 288-200, voters in the Village of Keeseville have approved the dissolution plan of the municipality. With the result, the village As of Dec. 31, 2014, there will be no more Village of Keeseville.

Proposed land swaps make sense

Guest Viewpoint

I write this to encourage everyone to VOTE YES on two very important Constitutional Amendments.

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Sports memorabilia auction at North Creek nursing home

Local nursing home officials are adding a sports memorabilia auction to their 4th annual Sportsmen’s Raffle fundraising event Oct. 26 in the hope of generating more interest and raising more money for the facility.

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Keene students show their spirit through service

Students at Keene Central School spent the week of Oct. 7-11 celebrating all things Beavers. While the week included events like spirit and opposite days, it also inspired a communitywide service project.

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Spook-tacular returns to the Hollywood Theatre

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Au Sable Forks Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Organization will be sponsoring the fifth annual Spooktacular Movie Extravaganza Halloween event at the Hollywood Theatre in AuSable Forks from 11:15 a.m. until 11 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

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Warrensburg-Lake George Price Chopper to create 100+ jobs, stay open 24 hours

Area officials hail plans for new supermarket, impact on regional economy

Area politicians and Golub Corporation executives gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 16 for a new supermarket — the first ever of its size and range of services — to be built just south of Warrensburg. The plans for the expansive, full service store were unveiled at the event.

Monday, October 21

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Port Henry monument to honor deceased children

Garden, park to be constructed at town hall

Luci and Tom Carpenter of Moriah, whose son Brian died in a car accident in 2005, are leading the effort to create a Lake Champlain Memorial Garden & Angel of Hope Monument. It will be located at the Moriah town hall, Park Place, Port Henry.

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Tiny Tim applications available

Deadline Nov. 10

The Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program is now taking applications for its 2013 holiday gift distribution. The program, now in its 33rd year, provides Christmas gifts to needy children living in the area.

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Tannery Pond to show Charlie Chaplin silent films

The Tannery Pond Community Center will be showing a popular Charlie Chaplin silent film from the 1920s on Oct. 23 in the old style, with an accompanist playing the piano.

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Despite sidelined star, Burghers prevail — and head into playoffs

Facing a formidable challenge, Warrensburg football players — including a few rookies — pull off a key victory with gritty determination.

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Sectional pairings set in soccer, football

Sectional pairings set in soccer, football

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Dissolution vote in Keeseville Oct. 22

Voters will go to the polls from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Village Offices (58 Liberty St.) to determine the fate of the Keeseville Dissolution plan, which was accepted by the village board of trustees in July. A “yes” vote will accept the plan and lead to the dissolution of the incorporated municipality on Dec. 31, 2014. A “no” vote will defeat the plan, voiding the previous vote in February that favored dissolution by a tally of 268-176.

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No assessor proposition in Essex

Supervisor Sharon Boisen said there would be no referendum on the Nov. 5 general election ballot asking voters to choose between the current three-member assessment board comprised of elected officials or consolidating the department into a sole, appointed position.

Sunday, October 20

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Suggestions for boosting Warrensburg's 'walkability' and recreation aired

In developing a project to improve recreational opportunities and pedestrian ambiance in Warrensburg, researchers discover it's a 'walkable' and sociable place to live.

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Pug Party & Parade occurring today in Chestertown

Those homely looking but lovable and well-mannered dogs are being celebrated Sunday Oct. 20 at the annual Chestertown Pug Party & Parade.

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Westport students featured in national photo collection

Out of the 4,289 images that make up the New York Times “My Hometown” online slideshow, a few may look familiar to residents of Wadhams and Westport. That’s because a pair of Westport Central School seniors, Sarah Looby and John Doyle, submitted their photographs with the help of technology teacher Paul Mudie to the nationwide search for images that, according to the media giant, “create an important and lasting document of America today as seen by teenagers.”

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Local cosmetologist styles wigs for cancer patients

Candy Pollard, a cosmetologist at Zeina’s Salon in Plattsburgh has been cutting and styling wigs for cancer patients for over 20 years. For most of that time she was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, but has recently stepped aside to allow some “new blood” into the program.

Saturday, October 19

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Memories shared during Warren County Municipal Center’s 50th anniversary fest

1n 1963, Warren County's new Municipal Center suburban-style campus was considered an innovative way to house county government. This week, the county center was again in the spotlight during its 50th anniversary celebration, which prompted many of the county elders to reminisce and the younger leaders to pay their respects.

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New support group, website aims to bring people dealing with cancer together

Leslie Fleury, RN, of the Chemotherapy and Infusion Unit at ECH, has helped to create a new website and support group to help those dealing with a life-changing diagnosis.

Planning needed

There’s been a lot of comments about planning lately in the newspaper – both for and against the idea.

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Foundation aims to assist corrections officers and staff in need

The men and women of corrections often feel like they’re the forgotten members of the criminal justice family. But there’s an organization, the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF), whose aim is to change that.

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Cosmetologist creates wigs for cancer patients

For women going through cancer treatment, a wig can be the first step to feeling good again.

Friday, October 18

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‘Brain Man’ to lecture in Schroon Lake

National Honor Society plans Oct. 29 program

Dr. Richard Seegal, scientist emeritus at the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health and a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, will speak at Schroon Lake Central School as part of the school’s National Honor Society lecture series.

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Decadence to play for cancer benefit Oct. 26 in Wevertown

Proceeds help Kris Harvey, JCS Class of 1986

The country-rock band Decadence will be playing a concert at the Wevertown Community Center Saturday, Oct. 26 as part of the spaghetti dinner benefit for Kris Harvey, a 1986 graduate of the Johnsburg Central School.

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Internet site highlights Lake George area

Hotelier creates comprehensive guide to the region

Bob Risman, owner of Golden Sands Resort in Diamond Point, has created www.LakeGeorgeHotels.com. It’s, perhaps, the most comprehensive internet site serving the region with information, links and ads for lodging, dining, attractions, activities, shopping, events and more.

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Festivities set for Friday Oct. 18 to celebrate Warren County Municipal Center's 50th

Festivities are set for Friday Oct. 13 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Warren County Municipal Center. In 1963, it's suburban-style campus was hailed as an innovation that other municipalities would emulate.

Golf league donates to food shelf

For the third year, the members of the Cobble Hill Ladies Golf League have made a donation to the Community Food Shelf located at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Elizabethtown.

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Supervisor proposes land deal for Essex County casino

Essex County may be out of the running for one of three casinos planned to be built in New York in the next few years, but Chesterfield Supervisor Gerald Morrow believes there is still a way to bring gaming to the region.

Making corrections

Guest viewpoint

Let me introduce myself - Gerald Morrow; Supervisor for the Town of Chesterfield.

The truth watchmen

I agree with the editors concerning the “dutifully silent” media.

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Sweet Adelines to perform at Strand

The Champlain Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines will commemorate 45 years of harmony at a show entitled, “Celebrate,” at the newly-renovated Strand Theater in Plattsburgh on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.

Thanks from the Minerva Rescue Squad

Thank you, 21st Annual Minerva Golf Invitational Tournament Committee.

Thursday, October 17

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Cuomo salutes Sagamore Resort for prestigious award

The historic Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing receives an accolade from Gov. Andrew Cuomo regarding its latest national honor.

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Community center opens in Schroon Lake

Halloween party slated Oct. 26

Schroon Lake has a new community center. The facility has opened in Joanies Goodies, a restaurant located at 1061 Route 9.

Garden Club Beautification Awards handed out

The Adirondack Mountain Garden Club has announced the recipients of Beautification Awards for 2013.

Check out the new website

Johnsburg Historical Society

With a generous gift from the North Creek Calendar Committee, Johnsburg Historical Society is launching its first website.

Mill Creek Musings

Fifteen years ago I submitted my first Musing to the North Creek paper.

Athol-Thurman

Safety reminders as fall arrives

The Bolton Bulletin

Annual library cook-off scheduled

Bakers Mills News

Gore Mountain had a good turnout for their Harvest Fest over the weekend.

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Bakers Mills church to hold services at Tannery Pond

The Tannery Pond Community Center is many things to many people: meeting place, concert hall, art gallery, theater, chamber of commerce, and now — place of worship.

Johnsburg library news

The Town of Johnsburg Library’s preschool story hour and crafts continues every Friday at 10-11 a.m. with Judy, Cynthia or Judy. Children are invited to come in costume Nov. 1.

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Oct. 1913•

Indian Lake Chamber News - The River Starts Here

Soon we will learn of the APA’s recommendation to the governor regarding the recent Finch, Pruyn land acquisition.

In favor of dissolution

Residents of Keeseville, please remember to come out and vote “Yes” on the plan for the dissolution of the Village of Keeseville on Oct. 2nd, from noon until 9 p.m.

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APA sends Willsboro airport request to public hearing

During the APA meetings Oct. 10 and 11, the Regulatory Programs Committee first denied an appeal of Sunset Farm, Ltd. owner Daniel Arbour after confusion over the status of the application to use the property as a private airport. The committee then recommended that the application go through a public hearing.

Fire prevention month

October is fire prevention month.

Indian Lake Farmers Market a success

The Town of Indian Lake, the town without a grocery store, moved steps closer toward providing fresh, affordable food to residents during summer 2013, thanks to a few committed residents.

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Elizabethtown Community Hospital starts annual fundraising campaign

Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s 2013 annual fundraising campaign is underway.

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Board discusses upcoming First Weekend

Building on the growing success of their inaugural summer of “First Weekends,” the First Weekends board met this week to plan their upcoming Nov. 1 - 2 events.

Wednesday, October 16

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Jay residents approve elimination of justice position

Residents of the town voted 245-148 Oct. 16 in favor of a town resolution eliminating the town justice position currently held by Robert Minogue. That will leave Dan Deyoe as the lone town justice, overseeing cases at the Au Sable Forks Community Center Monday nights.

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‘Haunted homestead’ slated at Penfield

Halloween event Oct. 25-27

The Penfield Museum will not be a place for the faint-of-heart Halloween weekend. The museum and Retro Film Studios will present the fifth annual “The Penfield Haunted Homestead” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25, 26 and 27.

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Foundation aims to assist corrections officers

The men and women of corrections often feel like they’re the forgotten members of the criminal justice family. But there’s an organization, the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF), whose aim is to change that.

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Mystery set to thrill North Creek audiences

Members of the Our Town Theatre Group (OTTG) will be performing a mystery thriller this weekend featuring an eccentric actor and a séance in a Connecticut castle during “Postmortem,” a play by Ken Ludwig.

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Moses to marry

Cathy Moses and Kevin Bryerton have announced the engagement of their daughter Tonya Moses to Joseph Cocca.

Willsboro Column

Time does get away from us especially as some of us are in the aging part of life, but I recently attended a meeting where we are starting to plan for the upcoming celebration as the town is turning 250 years old in 2015.

Keeseville Column

Tuesday, Oct. 22, is an important day for Keeseville residents as voting on the referendum whether or not to approve the dissolution plan for the Village Keeseville.

Essex Column

Thursday, Sept. 24, the League of Women Voters will hold a forum at the Essex Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. so you can meet the candidates running for town supervisor.

Style & Substance: Conflicting Loyalty

I am in a little bit of a pickle. I have mouth-watering, earth moving feelings for this guy.

Elizabethtown Column

The Horace Nye Nursing Home is having their annual Craft Fair on Friday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the resident’s dinning room.

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North Country SPCA

Have you thought about fostering an animal from the NCSPCA?

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Cuomo helps create new “Adirondack Coast Wine Trail”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the signing of a series of new laws that will continue the state’s efforts to better market and promote New York wine by designating portions of the state highways near wineries and vineyards as Wine Trails.

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Another Honor Flight takes to the air

15 North Country World War II veterans, some bent with age, one standing with the help of a walker, straightened with pride and offered a crisp military salute to the flag. This was the opening volley of the send-off ceremony Oct. 12 for the most recent trip by North Country Honor Flight to the Washington D.C.’s World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Monument, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Respect signage

With the Fall comes elections and with elections, come roadside signs.

Remember our athletes at budget time

Cheering crowds can be heard throughout the North Country this fall.

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Natural born hunters

Notes from the North Woods

There is no denying the fact that human beings are genetically hardwired to hunt.

Tuesday, October 15

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Wbg.-Lake George Price Chopper to break ground Wednesday Oct. 16

A major new supermarket development near Northway Exit 23 is to be a reality by next summer, and the groundbreaking for the store — a full-service Price Chopper — is to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 16.

Death registration system is now electronic

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law a measure that will bring a fully modern, electronic death registration system (EDRS) to New York state.

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HalloweenFest coming to Ticonderoga

Montcalm Street to be closed Oct. 31

Ghosts, goblins and assorted creatures will descend upon downtown Ticonderoga again this fall. The annual HalloweenFest will be held Thursday, Oct. 31. Montcalm Street will be closed from Lake George Avenue to Lake Champlain Avenue 3 to 4:30 p.m. to allow youngster the freedom to run from business-to-business seeking Halloween treats.

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Indian Lake doctor to launch second book

Writing is good medicine, at least for Dr. Daniel Way, but the jury’s still out on self-publishing.

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Haskell and Wood to debate Thurman issues

The contentious quest to lead Thurman government now features a face-off of the two candidates for town supervisor in a rare local Meet the Candidates night.

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Vote on justice positions set for Wednesday

Jay residents will have the opportunity Oct. 16 to decide whether to keep two town justices or eliminate the position currently up for election. A “yes” vote will eliminate the position, while a “no” vote will keep both justice positions.

Together is the only way out

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

This country needs to get its act together. Our Founding Fathers created a system with checks and balances.

Monday, October 14

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Flu and pneumonia vaccine clinics set

In preparation for the coming wintry seasons, Warren County public health is offering vital protection soon against four strains of flu as well as pneumonia — at a reasonable cost.

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Lake George Oktoberfest a crowd-pleaser

A harvest festival in Lake George fills the village's main drag with a crowd that savored craft beer, Bavarian food, German music, a craft festival, and games for children.

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Moriah budget to meet tax cap

Public hearing slated Nov. 7

The 2014 Moriah town budget will meet the state tax cap and make few changes in spending.

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Body of missing Mass. man found in Keene Valley

The body of Scott W. Haworth, 46, of Chicopee, Mass., was located on Oct. 12 at approximately 4 p.m. after hikers reported to New York State Police they had discovered a body about one-quarter mile off the Round Pond Trailhead, where his car had been discovered Sept. 10.

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Moriah, Port Henry seek campsite grant

Town, village want a study of their campgrounds

The town of Moriah and village of Port Henry are seeking a grant to review each municipality’s campsite.

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Little Burghers play 'flawless football' in victory over Ft. Edward

As the football season winds down, a Warrensburg youth gridiron coach reflects on his league's goals and the enjoyable experiences he's had — despite the loss of the team's seasoned quarterback, the coach's son, weeks ago due to a broken arm.

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Brant Lake Duck Race a community tradition

Youngsters, their parents and other Horicon residents gather to enjoy a rite of autumn.

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Willsboro looks to solve sewer plant issues

Town Supervisor Ed Hatch said the town has started to create a plan to update and repair the wastewater treatment plant, which has been working for almost two decades without a rest.

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ECH to host women’s health night Oct. 16

Elizabethtown Community Hospital is hosting Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. in its lobby and boardroom areas.

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Officials discuss underwater power cable

Representatives from Transmission Developers Inc. held a public meeting in Plattsburgh Oct. 1 to discuss plans for a proposed underwater power transmission cable which will traverse the length of Lake Champlain.

Sunday, October 13

Youth dance classes set to begin in Westport

Caroline Thompson will be teaching Dance Movement Classes as part of the Westport Youth Commission’s after school programs.

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Begor’s Supply: Where everybody knows your name

If you want to go where everybody knows your name, the place to go is Begor’s Supply hardware store in Mooers.

Saturday, October 12

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Thurmanites to share their rural heritage Saturday

Whether it's witnessing a rural sawmill in action, touring a world-famous gourmet cheese-making operation tucked away in the hills, or taking a hayride or interacting with llamas, the Thurman Fall Farm Tour Oct. 12 has some intriguing experiences in store.

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CATS to host hamlet-to-hamlet hike

Acting on its vision of people hiking on trails between local communities, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is hosting a hamlet-to-hamlet hike on Sunday, Oct. 13 between Wadhams and Essex.

Give to campaign

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is dedicated to helping people in our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.

Community cure

On Sept. 4, 2013, our family heard news that no family should have to hear and at that moment we were not sure what was to come.

Friday, October 11

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Lake George Oktoberfest: German food, dancing, specialty beers and craft show

At Lake George Oktoberfest's debut in 2012, the resort village's main street was filled with people celebrating and dancing to German music. This year's edition —set for Saturday Oct. 12 and Sunday Oct. 13 — is expected to be just as fun and popular.

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Harlem Wizards coming to Ausable Valley Central School Oct. 16

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town, and Hulbert’s Heros have a thing to say about thes decades long winning streak they’re on.

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Honor Flight going ahead as planned

Saturday’s scheduled Honor Flight will be going on as scheduled, despite the ongoing government shut down.

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Look Good, Feel Better

Sometimes, how you look makes all the difference in the world. The American Cancer Society has a program called Look Good, Feel Better, which provides free makeup and help learning how to properly apply it, to women going through cancer treatments. It also provided wigs, hats and scarves, free of charge, to women who have lost their hair through chemotherapy.

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Moriah actors take aim at bullies

On Common Ground writes, performs play

On Common Ground, a group of Moriah Central School students, is tackling teen issues through acting.

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County finalizes assessor plan for Etown, Westport

The Essex County Board of Supervisors officially approved a request from the two towns during its monthly meeting Oct. 7 to contract with Wainwright, a county employee in the Real Property Services Department, to serve as the sole assessor for the municipalities on a one-year trial run.

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Broadwell earns theater educators award

Because of that, Superintendent Stephen Broadwell has been named the New York State Theatre Education Association’s Administrator of the Year for 2013. He was nominated for the award by fifth grade teacher and Drama Club head Derrick Hopkins.

Response to matinees

I am responding to Mona White’s letter in which she wants to know why the Champlain Valley Film Society doesn’t have matinee shows for folks who do not like driving at night.

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Fall festival, jazz at Long Lake Oct. 12

Town officials here are inviting residents and visitors to join them this holiday weekend for a backcountry hike, a Harvest Craft Fair and a night of jazz music.

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‘Northern Borders’ opens new CVFS season

Film director Jay Craven will introduce his new film, “Northern Borders,” at a Champlain Valley Film Society screening on Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

Lake George needs help

One has to wonder why all the fuss about Lake George pollution from transient boats is being made!

Thursday, October 10

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New Ticonderoga senior housing complex opens

First resident pleased with new home

At age 86, Lorraine Dudley is a pace setter. The former Crown Point woman is the first resident at the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga.

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Bolton this weekend: arts & crafts show, loads of yard sales, chili fest too

Folks love festivals in Bolton because of the upscale lakeside ambiance. This weekend's quality arts & crafts fest — combined with the Bolton community garage sale and chili cook-off — means there's even more reason to visit Bolton for Columbus Day weekend!

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Three charged with child sex assault in two cases

Mark J. Devlin, 64, and Donna M. Tefoe, 40, of Jay were arrested and charged Oct. 8 with Criminal Sexual Act First Degree (B felony), Sexual Abuse First Degree, (D felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A misdemeanor). The following day in a separate case, Andrew P. Mullin, 47, of Elizabethtown was arrested and charged with Rape First Degree; Forcible Compulsion (B felony) and Acting in a Manner to Injure a Child Under the Age of 17 (A misdemeanor).

Weather Watch

September 2013 began a beautiful stretch of Fall weather as warm days and dry conditions prevailed for most of the month.

The Bolton Bulletin

Lots to do in Bolton this weekend

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Oct. 1913•

Athol-Thurman

Activities and events in the hills

Town Talk

Warrensburgh Harvest Dinner planned

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Harvest Fest, street fair in North Creek Oct. 12-13

It is time to celebrate the harvest in the Gore Mountain Region as businesses throw one last party at the end of the warm-weather tourist season for Columbus Day weekend.

Ramblings

As I write this on Oct. 7 I have just picked another small basket of tomatoes, zucchini and pole beans, a good month later than usual—no frost yet!

Bakers Mills News

The Warrensburg World’s Largest Garage Sale started Friday and was packed through the weekend.

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Meet the Johnsburg candidates Oct. 22

Voters will be able to meet this year’s candidates for various positions in the town of Johnsburg government during a “Meet the Candidates” forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Tannery Pond Community Center.

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Ticonderoga Elks complete Dictionary Project

New York, Vermont students benefit

In an era of computers, smartphones and other technology, are paper dictionaries still relevant? Ticonderoga Elks Lodge 1494 believes so.

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Dig Pink starts as fundraiser, ends in volleyball triumph

An AuSable Valley night that started as a chance to give back turned into a win for the ages on the Patriots volleyball court Oct. 3.

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County takes ownership of seized horses

Ownership of the 41 horses seized from an Essex Farm now lies with Essex County after the owner failed to produce a $43,890 bond for their care while the criminal investigation continues.

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Horse responsibilities debated by Essex County board

Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.

Theft a problem

The First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop has served the community for many years.

Thanks for help

This letter is to publicly thank all the wonderful volunteers, coaches, athletes, fans, families, and friends that helped make our youth soccer tournament such a success.

Wednesday, October 9

On Campus

SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, a comprehensive two-year community college and part of the State University of New York system, welcomed more than 1,100 first-time full-time students to its Bay Road and Wilton campuses this fall.

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Police to collect unused prescription drugs

Ticonderoga, Schroon events Oct. 26

The Ticonderoga Community Coalition will partner with the town and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to host a “Take Back” event at the Ticonderoga Police Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department will also host “Take Back” events that day at the Schroon town hall and the public safety building in Lewis.

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Historic barn to be unveiled Saturday

An extensive renovation of a towering, historic barn is nearly complete at Nettle Meadow Farm, and the public is invited to attend an unveiling of the structure at the farm’s annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12.

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Murdies retiring, selling historic store in Minerva

Lee and Gloria Murdie are two of the lucky ones.

Style & Substance: on spirituality

I am feeling quite unsettled and disconnected lately and think that I need to incorporate a little spirituality in my life.

Essex Column

An astute reader corrected my information on the STAR property tax reduction program.

Willsboro Column

We have enjoyed some nice fall weather days and it is great to see many of our trees dressed in their fall colors.

Westport Column

Wadhams is jumping this weekend, what with the 4-mile BRASS cookie run starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 and the CATS hike from Wadhams to Essex on Sunday, Oct. 13 starting at 11 a.m.

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North Country SPCA

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, as well as Pit Bull awareness month.

Elizabethtown Column

We’re coming to a busy Columbus Day weekend.

Keeseville Column

The Anderson Falls Heritage Society has one last event planned for this year occurring on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

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Murdie, Chickering to wed

Engagement notice

Six Flags assumes ownership of Great Escape Lodge, Indoor Water Park

Six Flags announced Oct. 4 that it has purchased, for an undisclosed amount, remaining ownership interests in the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park, Upstate New York’s premier family resort destination.

Block party thanks

The board of the Whallonsburg Civic Association would like to thank all the volunteers who made the Grange Hall’s Fourth Annual Block Party and Harvest Festival on Sept. 8 such a great success.

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Animal abuse cases perplex local officials

Who decides, who pays for neglected animals?

A recent case of animal abuse in Essex is raising questions in Moriah.

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Local athletes, sports programs receive funds

Eleven organizations and four aspiring athletes from the Lake Placid region were awarded a combined total of $41,500 in grants from the Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund at an awards ceremony at Heaven Hill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Government watchdogs non-existent

In 1835 Alexis de Tocqueville warned of the possibility of a democratic nation sliding subtly, almost imperceptibly into a state of dictatorship.

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Harlem Wizards coming to Keeseville

The Harlem Wizards are coming to town, and Hulbert’s Heros have a thing to say about thes decades long winning streak they’re on.

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Chasing square tails

Notes from the North Woods

I spent last weekend chasing tails, square tails to be exact.

Tuesday, October 8

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Citizens, entrepreneurs raise concerns over proposed Lake George business district

Whether a Business Improvement District would boost commerce and benefit Lake George Village — or just boost taxes and add another layer of government — was debated Oct. 7 by local citizens at a village public hearing.

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Move of Warren County Tourism Dept. gets renewed consideration

Moving Warren County's tourism promotion operations into the middle of a busy strip of outlet malls makes a lot of sense to some county leaders, but seems like a misguided idea to others.

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‘Wing War’ returning to Ticonderoga

Benefit event Oct. 19 at Knights of Columbus

Ticonderoga eateries will battle for bragging rights during the third annual “Wing War,” but the real winner will be the Ticonderoga Food Pantry. Hosted by the Ti Knights of Columbus, the “Wing War” will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 a person. Proceeds will benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

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National Guard Chaplain Eric Olsen retires

After three decades of Army service, New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Col.) Eric Olsen, a Saranac Lake resident and the New York National Guard’s top military chaplain since 2008, is ending his military career.

Douglas named first VP of NYSAC

Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Randall T. Douglas was elected first vice president of the New York State Association of Counties Sept. 26 in Saratoga.

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Horse owners daughter also charged for neglect

A second person has been charged in the case of alleged cruelty to over 40 horses in the town of Essex. Shelley Wing, 49, who was originally charged with animal cruelty for failing to provide sustenance to 41 horses that lived on their 20 acre farm, has been joined in the legal case by her daughter, Emily Wing, 20.

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Ticonderoga supervisor candidates agree to debate

Dates, details need to be worked out

Ticonderoga incumbent Supervisor Deb Malaney has challenged Republican challenger Bill Grinnell and independent candidate Steve Whitford to a debate before the Nov. 5 general election.

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Area farms chosen for open houses

Four North Country farms, two in Clinton County, have been chosen by Cabot Creamery to host Open Farms Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “These are not fancy farm tours with rides and an admission fee. Just a free neighborly welcome event,” read a Cabot Creamery press release. “You might even be asked to help with farm chores. You’ll meet the family, the critters and like-minded neighbors and you’ll certainly want to sample some cheddar.”

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School supply drive a success

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

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Thanks-For-Giving offered at Ali-Jacks restaurant

A dinner was held at Ali-Jacks restaurant at the Magic Pines Campground Sept. 13 to thank volunteers for helping with Barbara and Mike Marty's personal property.

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YMCA to create aquatic pumpkin patch for “Bobbing” event

Looking for an alternative to the average pumpkin patch picking? Try taking the plunge and out swimming other youth for the best pumpkin at the Bobbing for Pumpkins event at the Plattsburgh YMCA. Bobbing for Pumpkins will be held at the YMCA pool, 17 Oak Street, Oct. 27 and “bob” times will vary for age groups. Kids age 3 to 5 will take the plunge between 12:30 and 1 p.m., kids age 6 to 8 will take the plunge between 2 and 2:30 p.m., and kids age 9 to 14 will take the plunge between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m.

Thoughts on the shutdown

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I didn’t think the politicians would let it go this far.

Monday, October 7

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Officials: Wbg. garage sale draws record one-day crowd

The colossal sale that annually swallows Warrensburg yields weird treasures as it sets a new one-day record

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Hague Oktoberfest draws record attendance

Organizers pleased with fifth annual event

The fifth annual Hague Oktoberfest drew more than 1,000 visitors from 21 states and Canada this fall.

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Warrensburg beats gridiron rivals with final surprise play

The Warrensburg football team has only done it once in the prior seven years — they beat rival Lake George, and they did it with a stunning trick play in a game that will be remembered for a generation by Burgher fans.

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Bishop to preach at Ticonderoga church

First United Methodist to host new bishop Oct. 20

The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20. Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

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Thurmanites: Good riddance, dialup!

Frustrated with frozen computer screens and excruciatingly slow download times due to prevailing dialup Internet services, residents of the rural town of Thurman are now looking forward to wireless 'white space' broadband that's coming to town soon.

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Preston seeks funding for Whiteface Veteran’s Highway repair

Preston is seeking state funding to improve the condition of the roadway, which allows travelers access to the top of the fifth-highest peak in New York state.

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L. Post Rustics earn awards at Adirondack Museum

More than 50 rustic makers, artisans, and artists shared their creations at the museum’s annual celebration of the rustic aesthetic, an American form that springs from deep roots in the Adirondack region.

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Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers

Every community has something that is the backbone of it. For some it’s a church, a football team or a person. For New York State the SUNY system is its backbone. At a forum on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Clinton Community College a discussion was held about the opportunities that can be found in SUNY in the North Country. This particular event was part of a series of four discussions that will take place across the state. The discussion held at Clinton Community College was the first in the series.

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Plattsburgh football team to forfeit remaining games

Plattsburgh High School Superintendent James M. Short announced recently that due to the dwindling number of players, the Plattsburgh High School varsity football team has been forced to cancel the remainder of its season.

Sunday, October 6

Wants a matinee

Another season of good movies, presented by the Champlain Valley Film Society, has begun.

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Rolling Mill Hill development discussed in Au Sable Forks

Roger Trancik, of the Adirondack Hamlets 3 project and Urban Design Consultants in Ithaca, led a discussion with residents of Au Sable Forks on how the land could be developed and give residents and option for housing that is not located along the flood plain.

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Juneberry being researched at CCE Willsboro farm

Northern New York is getting on the Juneberry super fruit bandwagon. With funding from the farmer-led Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, one of the largest Juneberry research nurseries will be established at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro.

Saturday, October 5

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Artists meet public during Tri-Lakes studio tour

The annual Artist at Work Studio Tour, held Sept. 27-29 in the Tri-Lakes region, gives the public a chance to see artists create work in a studio setting, and it gives artists much-needed exposure.

Ban private launches

After reading the article in the Sept. 21 issue of the Times of Ti regarding the Asian clams being found in Lake George and most recently at a private launch in Glenburnie, I guess it’s time to ban private launches on the lake.

Grateful to townfolk

In October, I will be leaving Westport and returning home after a year of volunteering on what most still call the Marsh’s Farm on Napper Road.

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Schools unite to help fund cancer research

Usually Westport wears blue and Schroon Lake white and red when they meet on the soccer pitch. On Sept. 25, both broke from their traditional uniform colors for something a little more pink.

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Fundraiser for Couch Street fire victim brings in community support

Friends came together for a night of music and dance in support of Alexa Limato who was seriously injured in a Sept. 20 house fire on Couch Street. The event “Help Alexa Heal” was held Sept. 26 at the Green Room and raised more than $3,000 that went directly to Limato and her family.

Friday, October 4

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Man arrested for public lewdness

Plattsburgh Police arrested a man for lewdness after a woman reported he was following her in his vehicle while masturbating.

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Crown Point school receives national recognition

‘School of Distinction’ award presented

After winning its fourth consecutive “School of Distinction” award, students at Crown Point Central School have a new slogan. Strive for Five!

Officials discuss underwater power cable

Representatives from Transmission Developers Inc. held a public meeting in Plattsburgh Oct. 1 to discuss plans for a proposed underwater power transmission cable which will traverse the length of Lake Champlain.

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Ticonderoga water project on schedule

Town facing 2016 state deadline

Ticonderoga is in a position to meet a state mandate requiring work be completed on the town water system, according to Supervisor Deb Malaney. New York State has ordered upgrades and/or new water sources be in place by 2016.

Fall history tour of Champlain planned

The Clinton County Historical Association will be hosting a day-long fall history tour of the village of Champlain and the hamlet of Coopersville Saturday Oct. 5. The tour will start at 9 a.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery on Oak St. in Champlain. Hosts for the Glenwood Cemetery portion will be David Patrick and Marshall Maynard.

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FOE: Jazzy-funk trio meets international guitar duo and much more

The Strand Theater will bring a plethora of amazing acts to their three day fundraiser, the Monopole will light up with jazzy-funk trio Groovestick, Mister F will make the rounds hitting up Lake Placid and Plattsburgh, the Palmer Street Cafe reopens for it's new season with Blue Grass concert, International Guitar duo Loren and Mark will take the stage at Pendragon and ROTA will invite community artists to hear readings from their featured poet and also to read their own collections.

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Who left Who?

Willsboro disputes departure from CAP program with Westport, Elizabethtown

At issue was the breakup of three towns which had, for the past six years, functioned as one assessing entity under a state Certified Assessment Program (CAP): Westport, Willsboro and Elizabethtown.

Overabundance of fire districts

Tom Scozzafava (Moriah supervisor) has once again taken his responsibilities seriously; this time by suggesting we look into consolidating the fire district in the town of Moriah.

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Fall Fest set at Adirondack Museum

In the midst of the peak leaf-changing season, in the heart of the Adirondacks, the Adirondack Museum’s annual Fall Fest will offer autumn activities for everyone in the family, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Memorial Day event a success

On behalf of the people of the Catholic Community of Holy Name and St. Matthew parish in Au Sable Forks, I would like to thank all the wonderful people from across the North Country who participated in our annual Labor Day celebration.

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Adirondak Kids Day set for this weekend

The event was inspired by the best-selling children’s book series, “The Adirondack Kids,” by Gary and Justin VanRiper. The father-and-son writing team from Camden created and launched The Adirondack Kids in 2001, which revolves around three best friends who grow up in the Adirondacks along the Fulton Chain of Lakes, with Inlet as their home base. There are now 13 books in the series with more than 115,000 copies sold.

Thursday, October 3

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Bargains galore at World’s Largest Garage Sale this weekend

For more than three decades, tens of thousands of bargain-hunters have crammed into Warrensburg for the World's Largest Garage Sale for antiques, collectibles, distressed goods, tools and household wares of all kinds.If you can imagine it, it's available at this colossal sale.

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Surfside’s six stories slammed

There was considerable opposition early this year when the village board adopted a new zoning code that allowed buildings as tall as 72 feet high in selected spots in Lake George Village, but generally not on the east side of Canada Street near the lake. And now that a lakeside resort owner has asked for a variance to also build six stories, the outcry is more vocal.

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Politicians to hold forum on Lyme Disease

A forum on Lyme Disease, to be held at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 4 at Crandall Library in Glens Falls, features experts presenting up-to-date information on the treatment and diagnosis of this serious affliction that is now reaching epidemic proportions.

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Moriah Business Park to grow

IDA to use CV-Tech students in new construction

The Moriah Business Park is going to going to expand. The Essex County Industrial Development Agency, which owns and operates the Mineville facility, has plans to construct a new 3,000 square foot building at the site.

Athol-Thurman

Good riddance, dialup!

Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago - Oct. 1913•

The Bolton Bulletin

Bolton Fall Festival this weekend!

Bakers Mills News

Kora Millington was the guest of honor on Wednesday evening to celebrate her 17th birthday.

Style & Substance: On the Napoleon Complex

I recently met a great person and would like to ask her on a date.

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Zombies are coming to Plattsburgh...again

The mysterious, jaw dropping infection started spreading four years ago with unaware members of the community being caught up in the frenzy. Zombies continue to walk among us and will be bringing some friends as well during the fourth annual Zombie Walk Oct. 19.

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Elvis performance to aid Ticonderoga Historical Society

Jim Cawley performance Oct. 19 at Ti High

James Cawley of Ticonderoga, an Elvis impersonator, will perform a benefit show for the Ticonderoga Historical Society Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga High School auditorium.

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Johnsburg cross country team holds meet

The Johnsburg cross country team held its first home meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

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Betty Little finishes North Creek Mosaic Project panel

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) won the raffle held at the “Last Piece Party” on Sunday, Sept. 29.

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County throws support behind Prop 5

Members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors are ready to put their support behind the land swap between NYCO Minerals and the state of New York.

Gregson event a classic

The sixth annual Lance Gregson 1-Eye Classic Cycling and Picnic Event was a spectacular success.

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Annual Girl’s Night Out takes the stage at the Strand

Girl’s Night Out, the Foundation of CVPH’s annual event in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Strand Theater in downtown Plattsburgh. Shows will be held at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and will feature comedian and entertainer Debi Guttierez.

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Neighborhood house hosts golf tournament

Keene Valley Neighborhood House 2013 Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the prestigious Au sable Club Golf Course at the Mountain Reserve in St. Hubert’s.

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Local author publishes zombie book

“The Zombie Axiom” is David Monette’s first novel

Zombies are coming to northern New York. Not the Zombie-like throng of holiday shoppers due to reach the mall in a matter of months, but the kind of Zombies who live in the head and illustrations of North Country author David Monette.

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Adirondack Wild to host event at Grange

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents its highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, to Gary Randorf for a lifetime of achievement in protecting and educating the world about the wild Adirondack Park.

Wednesday, October 2

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Warren Co. drivers’ tests suspended until Oct. 8; will resume then for limited hours

A brazen drivers-test cheating scandal in NYC prompts the state to impose new mandates for testing oversight. In Warren County, the DMV office suspended its drivers testing until it adjusts its operation to comply with new oversight regulations.

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Drug bust nets largest seizure in Clinton County history

The Adirondack Drug Task Force (ADTF) arrested two men in possession of what is believed to be the largest single seizure of heroin to date in Clinton County on Oct. 2.

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Crown Point speed limit reduced

Political leaders involved in decision

Motorists traveling through Crown Point had better slow down. The state Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on Route 9N/22 through the hamlet of Crown Point from 40 mph to 30 mph.

Fundraising effort kicks off

As a Board Member for the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center, I am thrilled to be kicking off another year for our annual campaign drive.

Ticonderoga church to form ‘Praise Band’

A new “Praise Band” is forming at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga.

Elizabethtown Column

The first weekend in October starts a busy month, with the official beginning of fall, as we see the leaves turning their gorgeous colors.

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Men hurt in North Hudson crash

Police Reports

Westport Column

As you probably know by now, as many as 31 horses are being kept by the county up at the Fairgrounds on a temporary basis until they can find permanent homes.

Essex Column

The town is looking for someone to manage the trash transfer site.

Keeseville Column

The Anderson Falls Heritage Society has two more wonderful events planned for this year.

Willsboro Column

Regardless of the weather, fall is still a very active around here.

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North Country SPCA

Have an interest in helping out our furry friends?

New boating regulations in place

Safety classes required for everyone

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation to improve safety for boaters in New York’s waterways by requiring safety classes for all boat operators.

NY opens Essex Chain Lakes

11,600 acres of land, water

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, Oct. 1 announced that for the first time in more than 100 years, access to approximately 11,600 acres of lands and waters on the Essex Chain Lakes tract in the center of the Adirondacks is now open to the public for outdoor recreation.

Psychedelic leaf show!

Conservation Conversations

Fall is here and the leaves are turning colors.

Apology and correction

Early responses to my Sept. 28 guest viewpoint titled “When is a Deal a Good Deal” are critical of me for:

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Ticonderoga deacon observes anniversary

Elliott Shaw marks 25 years at St. Mary’s Church

Elliott Shaw celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Catholic deacon Oct. 1. A life-long Ticonderoga resident, Shaw serves St. Mary’s Church in Ti.

President Obama’s Bus Tour: Get on Board, It’s not about Politics

Guest Viewpoint

President Obama’s proposal to rate America’s colleges is the most important educational policy step taken in a long while.

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Vigano leads North Country Catholics in special service

The Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano was the principal celebrant at the Solemn Mass for the Year of Faith, held in the 1932 Rink at the Lake Placid Olympic Center.

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Staff positions cut at Depot Theatre

Both full-time staff positions have been eliminated. A new organizational structure and plan for long term sustainability will be implemented following the completion of the strategic planning process this fall.

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Verizon cell phone service delayed

New tower in Port Henry not yet active

Port Henry residents wishing to access a new Verizon cell phone tower in the village will have to wait. Scheduled to go online in September, the tower, located at the end of Spring Street, remains inactive.

Moving forward with a small step back

Notes from the North Woods

The woods are changing rapidly, peak foliage has come and gone, and soon too, the leaves as well.

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Local Flavor Longtime executive chef at Anthony’s now at the helm.

If there’s something special about Anthony’s Restaurant and Bistro, besides the superior quality of the dining experience, it’s their consistency. That’s exactly how Executive Chef and owner Scott Murray likes it.

Architectural standards; cogent community planning

Lake George is now headed into a transformation that offers insights useful to other Adirondack communities as they chart a course into the future that incorporates prosperity as well as maintaining a high quality of life.

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Adirondack Carousel to host art workshops

The Adirondack Carousel in conjunction with local artist, Stephanie DeJoseph, founder of La Mia Designs, will provide a six week Young Adult Workshop titled, “The Art and Design of Transforming, A series of Upcycling.”

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‘Festival for the Lake’ attracts crowds, sparks interest in L.G.’s health

This past weekend's 'Festival for the Lake' went beyond serving as a pleasant weekend of fun family activities — it raised needed funds to protect Lake George's health

Tuesday, October 1

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Burghers stun Fort Edward in season’s first win

Never make assumptions about the fortunes of the Warrensburg High School Football Team. In astonishing turnabout, the Burghers ran roughshod over a talented arch-rival merely a week after losing a game 53-0.

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Land Swap is a Win-Win Proposition for Adirondacks

Guest viewpoint

This Election Day, Adirondackers and people across New York State will have an opportunity to demonstrate that good jobs and a healthy environment can successfully co-exist — right here in our backyard.

Thanks for signing

I want to thank everyone who volunteered to get the signatures needed to try and save our village.

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Little Burghers show heart in mid-season contests

The Warrensburg Youth Football teams tangle with opponents in September matchups.

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Paul Taylor found guilty of murder

The third and final trial in the murder of Keeseville man Robert Rennie, Jr., ended with a guilty verdict against Paul Taylor, 39, of Keeseville. A jury returned with guilty verdicts on all three charges on Oct. 1 after one day of deliberation, murder in the second-degree, first-degree gang-assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Taylo

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Mom watches Gibson Brothers win IBMA awards at home

Joined by sister, aunt in Ellenburg for online viewing

For those here in the Gibson Brothers family who couldn’t make it to Raleigh, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 26 to see “the boys” win four International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, watching the ceremony on the computer was the next best thing.

Christmas Angel to be unveiled at Willsboro Healing Garden

The Christmas Angel, marked as the 174th created, will be displayed for the first time during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Healing Garden, located in the Willsboro Memorial Cemetery on Essex Road (Route 22).

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Hog Harvest seminar set at Ward Lumber

Ward Lumber is hosting a Hog Harvest Seminar for anyone who is interested in learning to harvest their own swine.

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United Way kick off breakfast brings record crowd

The United Way of the Adirondack Region (UWAR) celebrated the work of its community supporters with a kick-off breakfast Sept. 20 at the American Legion in Plattsburgh. The breakfast was busting at the seams with a record-breaking crowd of more than 200 people. The event’s 216 attendees included supporters, pacesetters, community partners, board members and volunteers.

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Loren and Mark to perform at Pendragon

On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m., International Guitar duo Loren and Mark will be coming to the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake for a night of world class music.

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Indian Lake school mural reflects community's vibrancy

Walking along the main corridor of the Indian Lake Central School building is now a colorful and vibrant experience.

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Dimock Farms Open house featuring Cabot Cheese cooperative

Dimock Farms, a third generation dairy farm in Peru, will be hosting an open house Oct. 13, along with members of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, the marketing arm for Agrimark Cooperative.

Share and share alike

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’m not sure the phrase “share and share alike” makes much sense but it was an old saying and its meaning was simple; quit fighting and share the things you have with those who don’t.