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Wednesday, April 30

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Strides For James fun runs to benefit CCC scholarship

The Miner Institute will be opening its gates and displays May 10, as host of the second annual Strides For James fun runs.

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British anchor finds a home at Plattsburgh’s War of 1812 museum

A mystery of sorts now anchors Plattsburgh’s War of 1812 Museum.

Tuesday, April 29

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GOP storm clouds gather as Doheny opens up

Congressional candidate Matt Doheny opens up as Republicans brace for primary battle

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Westmount sale controversy erupts again — over potential re-vote

The planned sale of Westmount nursing home is again in the spotlight, as Warren County leaders have scheduled a Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the sale and perhaps take a second vote on the controversial proposal. The proposed sale terms and aspects of the bidding and negotiation processes have sparked opposition among a number of area politicians and citizens.

IL American Legion Post 1392: The Battle to Keep Up the Good Work

“There is only one active American Legion Post left in Hamilton County and it resides here in Indian Lake,” remarks Ken Cannan, Post 1392 Commander.

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Bringing ‘Carol’ back to life

Citizens in northern Warren County are seeking to breathe life back into the Carol Theatre here, as they seek guidance from Jonathan Newell, who is has established a lively venue in Hudson Falls for emerging musicians, and is now leading a crusade to restore the Strand Theater there.

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Floating Classroom earns national merit

The Floating Classroom, run by the Lake George Association, has won a 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award. The award was presented during ceremonies held April 23.

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Local rabies clinics announced for 2014

As the weather is more conducive to outdoor activity for humans and their pets, the Essex County Public Health Department wants to make sure all are protected against rabies.

Saturday, April 26

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Riding the raging whitewater in the Adirondacks: challenging & exhilarating

Charging through whitewater is an unforgettable experience, and this year, it's bound to be better than ever!

Friday, April 25

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 Indian Lake Town Board Focuses on First Place Win

As part of Indian Lakes’ April Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Brian Wells announced the fact that during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference on April 10, Indian Lake was recognized with a First Place Award for Best State-Community Partnership with the 2013 Adirondack Challenge Festival.

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GOP’s pick for Gov. appears in North Country

Rob Astorino, the presumed Republican candidate for Governor, met with constituents at the brewery and restaurant and spoke to them about why he should be elected to the top administrative position in the Empire State.

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Vrooom! North Hudson to celebrate car tradition May 3

The seventh annual North Hudson Classic Car Cruise-in and Dragway Reunion will take place Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Hudson firehouse.

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Angel of Hope committee to meet

A Memorial Garden and Angel of Hope project committee meeting will be held Saturday, May 3, 6:30 p.m. at LightWorks Reiki, 4326 Main Street.

Thursday, April 24

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Allegory of a life long entrepreneur

66 years of hair for Ken Hyatt

In 1950, Ken Hyatt cut his ribbon and opened the doors to his 4301 Main Street shop. Sixty-six years later he is still opening the same doors.

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Fundraisers planned for Best Fourth in the North

 A spaghetti dinner and coin drop have been planned to help pay the expenses for the Ticonderoga celebration of independence.

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Area fire companies to host open houses

With an intent to boost their ranks, area fire companies this weekend are welcoming people who are interested in becoming a firefighter — but others are invited to stop by and visit the firehouses, too!

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Rachael Ray captivates audience at local show, raising cash for her alma mater

The internationally renowned celebrity chef and talk-show host works her magic at Lake George High School — and her annual fundraiser for her alma mater is appreciated by the crowd and school officials.

Wednesday, April 23

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One-on-One with Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray offers some candid answers to questions posed by Adirondack Journal columnist Kathy Templeton during an appearance at her alma mater, Lake George High School,

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WCS student Julie Angell contending in national cheer competitions

Years of dedication to gymnastics and acrobatics takes a Warrensburg youth into the national spotlight of cheerleading competition.

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Westmount sale stalled; co-generation contract questioned

Controversy surrounding the pending sale of Westmount Nursing home — and its costly cogeneration contract now under investigation — prompt county leaders to postpone moving forward on the deal.

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North Country fire departments near flashover

A generation of fighters are aging out of the profession and there’s no one waiting in the wings to replace them.

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Spring Cleaning | North Country SPCA

The Spring Cleaning excitement continues this week at The North Country SPCA.

Andrea Knight benefit dinner | Keeseville Column

This is the weekend that the Chesterfield Rod and Gun Club will be hosting their annual Sportman’s Show Saturday April 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 in the afternoon and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3.  

My favorite serpent, the timber rattlesnake | Essex Column

This Friday evening, the 25th, a gospel choir will perform at the Essex Community Church at 7:30 pm.

National Prescription Drug “Take-Back” Day | Elizabethtown Column

I hope everyone had a peaceful Easter holiday.

Soundwaves concert | Westport Column

For nearly two decades, we have enjoyed Thursday night community concerts at the Performance Pavilion in Ballard Park during the summer season.

Boston strong | Willsboro Column

The Easter Bunny traveled through town with no trouble and left off a lot of candy treats, much to the pleasure of our young population.

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Style & Substance: An energizing spring column

We often get quick questions that require quick, short-and-sweet, answers…so we have decided to group these together for a energizing spring column. Happy SPRING!

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Calhoun and Leonardo | Elmore SPCA

A cool cat and one of the sweetest dogs.

Electronic cigarettes need a closer look | Kids Count

Though the dangers of cigarettes were long known, it wasn’t until 1971 that television advertisements promoting cigarettes was banned.

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Boat washing program set for May debut

Those wanting to learn more about the new boat washing program on Lake George can visit a new website created through the Lake George Park Commission.

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15 years of baseball basics: celebrating the Ti Tee Ball League

Whether they grew up to become Mike Trout or Mike from accounting, almost anyone who ever played the game of baseball started out with a bat and a tee.

On the Affordable Care Act | Guest Viewpoint

Thank you for shining the spotlight on the Affordable Care Act in your recent Veiwpoint column (Not so affordable health care, March 1).

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They never give up! | Conservation Conversations

I was driving past the farm in Chazy thinking about a friend who passed away.

To frack or not to frack?

Politicians have a knack for skirting issues which might cost them votes at the ballot box, or worse, campaign dollars on the road to election.

Revising the law to guide | Notes from the North Woods

In a recent column detailing the history of Adirondack guides, I included a quote taken from an 1880’s era tourist guidebook.

Tuesday, April 22

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Clinton County Historical Assoc. readies new exhibits

The Clinton County Historical Association museum has been putting the finishing touches on several long-anticipated exhibits, and they will be opening their doors Saturday April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

T-ball, baseball season to begin

Westport Youth Commission’s spring t-ball and baseball season starts on Tuesday April 29.

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The mayor's Cup challenge

Plans were unveiled recently for this summer’s 37th annual Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival.

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Ahead of primary, GOP NY21 hopeful Elise Stefanik talks tax reform, small business growth

One of the two Republicans seeking her party’s nomination in the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), Elise Stefanik sees herself as the small business candidate.

A job well done is worth doing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A recent survey by the website CareerCast.com came up with a list of the 10 most desirable careers and rounded out the report with the 10 worst careers.

Monday, April 21

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Ashley Sofia helps CPCS freshmen with concert

Ashley Sofia, daughter of Crown Point teacher Margaret Polihronakis, performed a set of songs of her debut album, “Love and Fury,” at the school April 3 to help raise funds for the Class of 2017.

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Before tax sale, Moriah nabs property

Within spitting distance of this town’s water treatment plant at the edge of Bartlett Pond is a sprawling half-acre abandoned eyesore that the supervisor of this rural town says is a threat to public health.

Sunday, April 20

More political

The letter from Paul Gilchrist of Diamond Point with regard to Global warming was more political than credible.

Saturday, April 19

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History of Warrensburg churches now on exhibit

For centuries, the churches in Warrensburg have been influential in local residents' lives. The Warrensburg Museum of Local History is now hosting an exhibit that reviews the churches and their role in the community.

Not all speech is free

The First Amendment says that, “Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech.”

Friday, April 18

Thanks for donations

The Northern Lake George Rotary Club would like to express our gratitude to all the businesses and individuals who donated such fabulous gifts and services to our Rotary Auction, held in February at the Hague Fire Department.

Thursday, April 17

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Area leaders ask Sen. Gillibrand for help in boosting economic growth

In a meetup with area leaders, U.S. Sen. Gillibrand is asked to help lure a new hockey team to Glens Falls, to commit more federal funds toward local infrastructure repair and expansion, and to assist Glens Falls Hospital with its financial shortfalls. Gillibrand, in turn, talked of new funding sources for small businesses and revealed she saw her first rock concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

Question of the Month

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Smooth stretch of highway? | Conservation Conversations

This is another in the series of Road Trip articles, bringing you the conservation message.

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Style & Substance: On getting through the work week

I work with a woman who has a pretty good job and a pretty good life.

Autism Awareness | Bakers Mills News

Jay Witham, gospel singer, is now cancer free and will be able to sing and preach again.

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Spring Cleaning adoption event | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to announce our Spring Cleaning adoption event... all adult cats are free to adopt for the month of April!

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Come in and meet our animals | Elmore SPCA

Sam and Audrey Hepburn

April is Poetry Month | Mill Creek Musings

Some folks start their day by watching “Good Morning America” or one of the other talk/news shows.

A Thief in the Night | Town Talk

April 27, 6 p.m., Warrensburg Assembly of God will show a film, A Thief in the Night.

Benefit dinner | Athol-Thurman

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Roger Niles on Saturday, May 24 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Warrensburg Masonic Lodge, located at 3893 Main Street.

Town board publishes book | Turning Back the Pages

One Hundred Years Ago – April, 1914

Adirondack Pastel Society Honors Award Winners at TPCC’s Widlund Gallery

As part of its first annual members’ show, entitled “Color and Texture in the North Country”, The Adirondack Pastel Society held an artists’ reception and award ceremony Saturday evening, April 12, at the Widlund Gallery in the Tannery Pond Community Center, downtown North Creek.

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Pipeline gets greenlight

Proposed natural gas spur to benefit county’s largest private employer

International Paper (IP) passed a major hurdle towards developing a new energy source for their mill in Ticonderoga on Wednesday, April 9 when the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) voted to support a pipeline that would direct natural gas to the plant.

United Way grateful

We would like to take this opportunity to send a huge thank you to everyone in the North Country who supported The United Way of the Adirondack Region 2014 Fundraising Campaign.

Wednesday, April 16

2014 Spring Sports Schedules

Saranac, Beekmantown, Peru, and Plattsburgh High

Schools need fresh ideas

While North County school districts received a small degree of relief with last month’s state budget figures that announced a $602 million reinstatement of the state aid that school officials say is crucial to maintaining education programs for their students, and an overall fund increase of $1.1 billion, we feel as if more needs to be done to explore more creative ways of bridging the budget shortfalls that continue to plague districts.

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SUNY Adk.’s new CEO honored as giant chair is unveiled

As a giant Adirondack chair is dedicated on the SUNY Adirondack campus in conjunction with the inauguration if the institution's new president Kristine Duffy, students talk about their views on Duffy's character and the new course she envisions for the community college.

Tuesday, April 15

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NY21 Roundup: Where the candidates are on ballot access, fundraising and coveted endorsements

Everything you need to know about the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens as the candidates enter the next phase of the race.

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Chester citizens helping family of stricken toddler

A toddler is clinging to life after being stricken with a serious infection, and citizens of northern Warren County are reaching out to help the charming child's family.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

Sunday, April 13

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Rum-Runners’ Weekend wins APA’s ‘Best Community Event’ award

A new event celebrating the exuberance of the Prohibition era in northern Warren County — and captured the imagination of hundreds of people here and in the Capital Region — was honored last week as a 'Best Community Event' by the Adirondack Park Agency.

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Rte 418 reopened after landslide is cleared; primary access to Thurman restored

Highway workers work through the night to provide a vital venue between Thurman and metropolitan Glens Falls as well as Warrensburg.

Saturday, April 12

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Roadbank collapse closes Route 418 — primary access to Thurman

Melting snow has caused a roadbank collapse during the evening of Saturday April 12, engulfing a section of state Rte. 418 in mud and downed trees. Thurman residents were traveling miles out of their way to get into town, as Rte. 418 provides their primary access.

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Warrensburg youth wrestlers prevail in regional and national tourneys

Future promising for high school wrestling program

Young Warrensburg-area wrestlers have won up to 100 and more individual matches, including competition in regional and national tournaments — an unprecedented record of accomplishment in the area.

Friday, April 11

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Area businesses get behind CATS Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike

The business communities in Westport and Essex see potential benefits coming from the upcoming Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday May 3.

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New ‘Woofstock’ event being planned for Warren County

A fanciful festival of canine character, 1960s hippie culture and classic rock 'n roll is envisioned to be a popular new event for northern Warren County.

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Bolton youth win regional ‘Battle of the Books’

Bolton youth defeat students from eight other schools to win a regional title in a reading comprehension competition.

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Holocaust survivor visits SUNY Plattsburgh

A dusty attic in an Amsterdam row house kept the Israels family away from Hitler during the Holocaust.

Thursday, April 10

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Alliance schedules North Warren events

The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance delves into a full agenda, refining their established events as they prepare to launch new ones.

Senator Emerson’s bill funds fish hatchery | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago — April 1914•

Children’s session on local architecture | Town Talk

The Friends of Richards Library are presenting a series of sessions at the library that are intended to be helpful as local residents deal with a variety of issues in their lives.

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In the Black! | Conservation Conversations

It was a gentle incline, not all that noticeable, but my shins were telling me a different story.

Winter still hanging on | Notes from the North Woods

I spent most of the past weekend in Elizabethtown, in order to visit with family and friends, and to check out a few of the local rivers and streams.

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Clinton County Historical Assoc. readies new exhibits

The Clinton County Historical Association museum has been putting the finishing touches on several long-anticipated exhibits, and they will be opening their doors Saturday April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Rabies clinic scheduled | Athol-Thurman

Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday April 26 at the Lake George Firehouse at the intersection of Ottawa and Amherst streets.

Man’s destruction of forests

I read in your newspaper where Stephen Danna objects to the opinion of Charles Krauthammer concerning climate change.

Trivia Night a success

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its literacy committee for hosting another successful trivia night on April 1 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid.

Wednesday, April 9

Project H.E.L.P. brings volunteer opportunities to SUNY

A group of students stand hand in hand to help the community, linking to each other to create what is known today as Project H.E.L.P. Project H.E.L.P. (Hands Engaged in Linking People) started at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1994 and has been growing since.

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Schroon food pantry moves to new home in old town hall

Town water, parks departments also move

The Schroon Lake Food Pantry served nearly 5,000 people during 2013 — in a space not much larger than a closet.

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Westmount sale terms spark controversy

Warren County leaders reveal that in proposed terms of a pending sale of Westmount nursing home, they are promising to pay up to $1.26 million to a private company buying the facility if the state doesn't pay projected Medicaid reimbursement payments through 2021. The problem is, the state hasn't made such payments to the county for several years, and may never do so — leaving the taxpayers on the hook.

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Cardinal women reflect on winning season

A fleur-de-lis was placed on a car by the hockey rink in the Field House parking lot, a symbol of good luck for right wing Jenny Kistner, the day of the NCAA Championships.

Chamber membership drive | Elizabethtown Column

Amazing, we are finally having some Spring weather!

Bullying still a problem | Kids Count

A 2014 study on bullying revealed that in spite of a variety of anti-bullying programs at schools and in the community, the instances of bullying and its effects are largely unchanged.

Heritage Society kiosk | Willsboro Column

Yes, Spring really seems to be here, longer, warmer days, snow nearly gone, mud, plants poking their heads up, trees budding, more bird activity and the Boquet River went out with no trouble so this is what we have been waiting for.

Clothes Recycling Program | Westport Column

Mountain Lakes Services has offered the Town a great deal for a Clothes Recycling Program, just in time for Spring Cleaning.

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Bowling tournament | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA’s would like to remind you of the swiftly-approaching bowling tournament to be held by the Mineville VFW Lanes on Saturday, April 26!

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Health Promotion and Social Justice | Scene in Plattsburgh Style & Substance

We recently spoke at SUNY Plattsburgh to the Health Promotion and Social Justice class, a group of sophomore RN students.

A small friendly community | Bakers Mills News

It is great living in a small friendly community when someone stops by it could be for a chat, bringing a loaf of homemade bread, fresh maple syrup or meals on wheels.

Looking for an end to this long Winter | Weather Watch

March 2014 continued our string of “old fashioned Winter” months with snow and record cold.

Good sap runs | Essex Column

On Saturday evening the Champlain Valley Film Society presents the best of this year’s Oscar nominated short films.

Anderson Falls Heritage Society opening | Keeseville Column

I’m very happy to report that the Anderson Falls Heritage Society will be opening on April 15 from then until late Fall.

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Remembering Kodi

The Plattsburgh State community came together Monday, after news that missing student Kodi Kadeem Beckles was found dead in a wooded area just outside the City of Plattsburgh.

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Bogstompers Wanted

If you’ve got a knack for the natural world, then local scientists have a job for you

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WWII Veteran remembers harsh fight for Okinawa

Merwin Cowles was a farm boy from Adams, N.Y. when he joined the Marine Corps in 1943. Because he was good with machinery from being a farmer, Cowles ended up piloting an “Amtrac” in some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater.

Best editorial ever

Opinions, freedom, rights and wrongs - This editorial is the best editorial I have ever read and and should be featured on the front page of every newspaper, magazine, television, radio and other major media outlets instead of tucked away in a tiny Northwoods publication.

Thank You

Thank you Chazy residents! It was Saturday, March 16, “The” storm.

Recalls and take downs

Toyota has been through it: lawyers smelling blood in the water, injured consumers, and those going for the gold by signing on to class-action lawsuits.

Tuesday, April 8

Seek NY opinion on pipeline

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is the largest business and economic development organization in northern New York and the Lake Champlain region, representing more than 4,200 predominantly small employers across Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties.

Kickin’ back | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the community newspaper business there is never a good time to get away from the office and just kick back and relax.

Monday, April 7

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Gore named one of 'most underrated' ski resorts on continent

Locals know how challenging and exciting skiing at Gore Mountain can be — particularly with its new trails and 'Interconnect' routes to the North Creek Ski Bowl — but Gore's attributes haven't been heralded as much as those of Vale, Stowe Mountain, Telluride or Maine's Sugarloaf. This week, however, it was named as one of the five "most underrated" ski resorts in North America by a skiing website and its amenities were praised as among the best anywhere.

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Ministry’s Spring Gala to aid Wbg. Outreach Center’s addition

The agency that's helped thousands of families facing financial crises and other hardships is expanding their Warrensburg Outreach Center — and proceeds from their upcoming Spring Gala will help pay for the building that will allow the agency to increase their services to those in need.

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Snow, frigid weather delay spring sports

With North Country ballfields covered in snow, high school softball and baseball season schedules have been cut dramatically and practices have been held indoors — or on parking lots when the temperatures permit.

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Property rights group to celebrate 20th anniversary

A Constitutionalist group that lobbies to protect property rights is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a banquet — and all are invited.

Sunday, April 6

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Lake George Community Band concert set for today

The hometown band that combines professional musicians with talented amateurs is presenting a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday April 6 in the Lake George High School auditorium.

Saturday, April 5

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Chester citizens seek to revive the historic Carol Theater

The Carol Theater of Chestertown — which in the mid-1900s hosted movies and shows but is now shuttered — may be resurrected as a venue for the performing arts, including live musicals and concerts, showcasing regional talent.

Friday, April 4

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Juried art show of small works opens tonight

The Shirt Factory Gallery of Glens Falls hosts yet another intriguing collection of artwork!

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Musical ‘Four Play’ onstage this weekend

Homegrown in Queensbury, this musical is headed on tour of the Northeast — and perhaps may go national!

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911 service disrupted in southwestern Warren County

911 Service is out for an undetermined length of time in Stony Creek, Lake Luzerne, Hadley, and Corinth, effecting 3,500 households and businesses.

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New gallery's spring exhibit debuts

Giant Mountain Studio, a remarkable addition to the cultural scene in the southern Adirondacks, is hosting an opening reception for its spring exhibit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 4.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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NW Chamber’s V.I.P. banquet approaching

The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has named Art in Chester Gallery its '2014 Business of the Year' and Paul Matson of Garnet Signs '2014 V.I.P. of the Year' for their positive influence on communities and life in northern Warren County. They are to be awarded May 7 at a Chamber banquet.

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Moriah FD seeking younger members

Open house planned April 26

The Moriah Fire Department will host an open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the fire station at 630 Tarbell Hill Road as part of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York RecruitNY 2014 program.

Thanks, neighbors, for your support and generosity

The Lucid Family would like to thank every individual and each business that donated their time, raffle items and/or money for the benefit event that was held recently at the Horicon firehouse to offset some of our family’s medical expenses.

Thursday, April 3

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‘Frozen Boat’ program available locally

Inspection now will allow boats into Lake George

The Lake George Park Commission has established a “Frozen Boats” program that allows local residents to have their boats certified as invasive-free with a Vessel Inspection Control Seal in advance of the 2014 boating season.

Annual Easter event | Athol-Thurman

The annual town-sponsored Children’s Easter Party will be held Saturday April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall.

Sagamore Hotel destroyed by fire | Turning Back the Pages

•100 years ago — April 1914•

MVAC announces scholar athletes

The Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference (MVAC) announces Scholar Athletes for the 2014 Winter Sports Season.

Gore’s global warming assertions are off-target

One way to misinform audiences is by omission.

Wednesday, April 2

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Stec, Little: new state budget has virtues, shortfalls

Legislators in the lower Adirondacks say the tax cuts and some of the appropriations in the 2014-15 budget are welcome, but taxpayers and businesses need substantial tax relief to for the area to have a vital, healthy economy.

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Adk. Brewery to expand, host distillery, tasting room and event space

John Carr's Adirondack Pub, and later his brewery won the hearts of Lake Georgians. Within months, people from all across the state were craving his beer and seeking out his tavern. Now he's planning to build a whiskey distillery and events space in Lake George that are sure to experience the same success.

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Fundraiser for couple afflicted with leukemia draws many

Randy Tyner, caring for his wife after her stem-cell transplant, thanks donors for their generosity

Randy Tyner, who along with his wife is battling leukemia, thanks people in the region for participating in various fundraisers.

Illustrated lectures | Westport Column

Congratulations to Westport resident Jennifer Moore, who recently received national recognition for her work as head of the music department at Willsboro Central School.

Adirondack Art Association | Essex Column

This Friday evening the Whallonsburg Grange presents two titans of the world of folk music, Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers.

April fools day | Willsboro Column

April 1, April fools day sure seems to be playing the joke on us with this weather, this is not what spring is supposed to be about.

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Honey, a Staffordshire Terrier | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA’s recent Bowling Tournament in Willsboro was such a success, we are pleased to announce another upcoming tournament to be held by the Mineville VFW Lanes on Saturday, April 26!

Sportman’s Show | Keeseville Column

The Chesterfield Rod and Gun Club, 59 Green Street, in Keeseville, will be having their annual Sportman’s Show at the end of this month.

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Scene in Plattsburgh Style & Substance: Clean out, start new, unfurl and redecorate

Spring brings new motivation; to clean out, start new, unfurl, and very often this means redecorating, working on both the interiors and exteriors of our homes, apartments, and spaces.

Seed catalogs | Elizabethtown Column

Hooray It’s April! Spring really can’t be that illusive!

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A tom and hound | Elmore SPCA

Miranda Lambert and Lynx

Crafty parasites | Notes from Planet Earth

Our general understanding of parasites is that they are generally small organisms that infect specific animals or plants.

Boiling sap | Bakers Mills News

I think spring may be arriving.

High Cholesterol in Children | Kids Count

In 1960, about 10 percent of adult Americans were obese, overweight by 35 pounds or more.

Farrell on Dean’s List

Colin Farrell has been placed on the Dean’s List for Fall semester at the State University of New York College at Cortland.

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Ticonderoga thespians present classic tale

Students perform ‘Pride and Prejudice’

A 200-year-old tale came to the stage at Ticonderoga High School as students presented “Pride and Prejudice.”

Ryan praised

Just writing you about my experiences with one of your staff writers.

Editorial dismaying

Denton Publications publisher, Dan Alexander, may be right in urging caution regarding who controls ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned names & Numbers) but his portrayal of the US as having shown “unwavering support for freedom and transparency” is dismaying.

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A guide’s life—long days, short pay | Notes from the North Woods

The annual sugaring season has finally arrived, and soon, frost heave season will be upon us.

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Gobbler gospel and cutting hair | Conservation Conversations

I’m always yelping about buying local if possible, so when I found out about Mountain Hollow Game Calls, I knew I had to meet these guys.

T.R. and the hyphenated American

During the final three years of his life, former U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (R) gave considerable thought to the waves of European immigrants which were sweeping the nation; they had started in the mid-19th century and continued through the opening decades of the 1900s.

Tuesday, April 1

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NY21 Dem hopeful Steven Burke talks jobs, infrastructure

It's a long and lonely road to the Democratic primary, says the other candidate in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Bill Owens

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Essex County has sprung a leak

Some of the roofing in the sprawling Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown needs to be inspected and possibly replaced.

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State senate greenlights speed legislation

If the state legislature steps on the gas, local officials will now have the ability to hit the brakes when it comes to setting speed limits in their towns.

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Adirondack Distance Festival adds charity effort

‘Racing for Good’ to aid local groups

Runners in this fall’s Adirondack Distance Festival will have an opportunity to help local charities while saving money for themselves.

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Owens breaks bread with Saranac Lake biz leaders

As he winds down his tenure as NY-21 Congressman, Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) took some time Friday, March 21 to meet with Saranac Lake business owners and discuss the economic climate of the region.

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New restaurant aims to enliven Elizabethtown dining scene

For the past 17 months, Tracy Spooner has been quietly sawing, hammering, painting, polishing and prepping the old pharmacy building on Court Street in Elizabethtown for the next phase of its existence.

Opinions, freedom, rights and wrongs | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I’ve never considered myself an opinionated person. The unfortunate part of drafting an “opinion piece” each week is that you become opinionated or at the very least are labeled as such.