Wednesday, April 30
The Miner Institute will be opening its gates and displays May 10, as host of the second annual Strides For James fun runs.
A mystery of sorts now anchors Plattsburgh’s War of 1812 Museum.
Tuesday, April 29
Congressional candidate Matt Doheny opens up as Republicans brace for primary battle
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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
Charging through whitewater is an unforgettable experience, and this year, it's bound to be better than ever!
Friday, April 25
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A spaghetti dinner and coin drop have been planned to help pay the expenses for the Ticonderoga celebration of independence.
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!
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
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,
Years of dedication to gymnastics and acrobatics takes a Warrensburg youth into the national spotlight of cheerleading competition.
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.
A generation of fighters are aging out of the profession and there’s no one waiting in the wings to replace them.
The Spring Cleaning excitement continues this week at The North Country SPCA.
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.
This Friday evening, the 25th, a gospel choir will perform at the Essex Community Church at 7:30 pm.
I hope everyone had a peaceful Easter holiday.
For nearly two decades, we have enjoyed Thursday night community concerts at the Performance Pavilion in Ballard Park during the summer season.
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.
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!
A cool cat and one of the sweetest dogs.
Though the dangers of cigarettes were long known, it wasn’t until 1971 that television advertisements promoting cigarettes was banned.
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.
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.
Thank you for shining the spotlight on the Affordable Care Act in your recent Veiwpoint column (Not so affordable health care, March 1).
I was driving past the farm in Chazy thinking about a friend who passed away.
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.
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
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.
Westport Youth Commission’s spring t-ball and baseball season starts on Tuesday April 29.
Plans were unveiled recently for this summer’s 37th annual Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival.
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 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
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.
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
The letter from Paul Gilchrist of Diamond Point with regard to Global warming was more political than credible.
Saturday, April 19
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.
The First Amendment says that, “Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech.”
Friday, April 18
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
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.
Question of the Month
This is another in the series of Road Trip articles, bringing you the conservation message.
I work with a woman who has a pretty good job and a pretty good life.
Jay Witham, gospel singer, is now cancer free and will be able to sing and preach again.
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!
Sam and Audrey Hepburn
Some folks start their day by watching “Good Morning America” or one of the other talk/news shows.
April 27, 6 p.m., Warrensburg Assembly of God will show a film, A Thief in the Night.
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.
One Hundred Years Ago – April, 1914
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.
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.
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
Saranac, Beekmantown, Peru, and Plattsburgh High
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.
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
Everything you need to know about the race to replace outgoing Congressman Bill Owens as the candidates enter the next phase of the race.
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.
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
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.
Highway workers work through the night to provide a vital venue between Thurman and metropolitan Glens Falls as well as Warrensburg.
Saturday, April 12
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.
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
The business communities in Westport and Essex see potential benefits coming from the upcoming Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike on Saturday May 3.
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.
Bolton youth defeat students from eight other schools to win a regional title in a reading comprehension competition.
A dusty attic in an Amsterdam row house kept the Israels family away from Hitler during the Holocaust.
Thursday, April 10
The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance delves into a full agenda, refining their established events as they prepare to launch new ones.
•100 years ago — April 1914•
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.
It was a gentle incline, not all that noticeable, but my shins were telling me a different story.
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.
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.
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.
I read in your newspaper where Stephen Danna objects to the opinion of Charles Krauthammer concerning climate change.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing, we are finally having some Spring weather!
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.
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.
Mountain Lakes Services has offered the Town a great deal for a Clothes Recycling Program, just in time for Spring Cleaning.
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!
We recently spoke at SUNY Plattsburgh to the Health Promotion and Social Justice class, a group of sophomore RN students.
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.
March 2014 continued our string of “old fashioned Winter” months with snow and record cold.
On Saturday evening the Champlain Valley Film Society presents the best of this year’s Oscar nominated short films.
I’m very happy to report that the Anderson Falls Heritage Society will be opening on April 15 from then until late Fall.
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.
If you’ve got a knack for the natural world, then local scientists have a job for you
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.
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 Chazy residents! It was Saturday, March 16, “The” storm.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
The Shirt Factory Gallery of Glens Falls hosts yet another intriguing collection of artwork!
Homegrown in Queensbury, this musical is headed on tour of the Northeast — and perhaps may go national!
911 Service is out for an undetermined length of time in Stony Creek, Lake Luzerne, Hadley, and Corinth, effecting 3,500 households and businesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
•100 years ago — April 1914•
The Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference (MVAC) announces Scholar Athletes for the 2014 Winter Sports Season.
One way to misinform audiences is by omission.
Wednesday, April 2
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Westport resident Jennifer Moore, who recently received national recognition for her work as head of the music department at Willsboro Central School.
This Friday evening the Whallonsburg Grange presents two titans of the world of folk music, Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Hooray It’s April! Spring really can’t be that illusive!
Miranda Lambert and Lynx
Our general understanding of parasites is that they are generally small organisms that infect specific animals or plants.
I think spring may be arriving.
In 1960, about 10 percent of adult Americans were obese, overweight by 35 pounds or more.
Colin Farrell has been placed on the Dean’s List for Fall semester at the State University of New York College at Cortland.
Students perform ‘Pride and Prejudice’
A 200-year-old tale came to the stage at Ticonderoga High School as students presented “Pride and Prejudice.”
Just writing you about my experiences with one of your staff writers.
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.
The annual sugaring season has finally arrived, and soon, frost heave season will be upon us.
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.
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
It's a long and lonely road to the Democratic primary, says the other candidate in the race to replace outgoing Rep. Bill Owens
Some of the roofing in the sprawling Essex County Government Center in Elizabethtown needs to be inspected and possibly replaced.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.