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Plant swap | Essex Column

The Beautification Committee plans to hold a perennial plant sale and swap on Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the porch of the Cupola House on Main Street.

Honor our veterans | Willsboro Column

The grass seems to be growing very quickly and when your yard fills up with all those yellow dandelions, maybe it is time to mow again.

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2015 Mutt Strut | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to announce that Registration is open for the 2015 Mutt Strut!

Community Garden | Elizabethtown Social Center

Have a desire to eat fresh and local?

Westport Bicentennial Celebration | Westport Column

You may have noticed there was no Westport column last week, as the old in-box was empty.

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School budgets pass across Central Essex County

Voters approved school budgets across the central section of the county by wide margins on Tuesday, putting a cherry on top of an otherwise fractious year.

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Northern Warren County district voters approve 2015-16 school budgets

The school budget vote on Tuesday, May 19, saw the successful passage of 2015-16 budgets from four Warren County districts.

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From Johnsburg to Newcomb, district voters approve 2015-16 school budgets

Voters took to the ballot boxes on Tuesday, May 19, to approve 2015-16 school budgets proposed by five area districts.

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Making progress on sustainable tourism, one roundtable at a time

For the past six months, a core group of volunteers in the Central Champlain Valley have been tasked with assembling blueprints for sustainable tourism.

Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School seeks vets to graduate

For all veterans who served the country during World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 through Dec. 31, 1946), Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950 through Jan. 31, 1955) or Vietnam (May 1, 1961 – April 30, 1975), the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District is authorized under “Operation Recognition” to award a high school diploma to qualified veterans.

Honor Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, Homeward Bound Adirondacks joins in remembering and honoring those members of the armed forces who died in service to our nation.

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Lake Placid Envirothon team advances to state finals

Students from Lake Placid Central will travel to Hobart William Smith College in Geneva for the New York State Envirothon, which is slated to be held on May 27 and 28.

They answered the call of duty. Honor them. | Editorial

Having been involved in close to 100 wars since 1776, the United States of America has been at war 222 out of those 239 years — 93 percent of the time — following the declaration of independence from the British.

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Meet the candidates for Chestertown supervisor

Chestertown Supervisor Fred Monroe has announced his retirement after 23 years in office, and two candidates have stepped up to run for his position.

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Mock car crash hits home with Warrensburg students

WCS’s junior class and Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter teamed up with the Warrensburg emergency squad to put on a mock car crash for upperclassmen on Wednesday, May 13.

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Douglas’ resignation to see supers shuffle

Essex County Board Chairman Randy Douglas’ resignation at the end of the week will lead to a shakeup in the board’s leadership, the first in nearly four years.

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Therapy donkeys visit Adk. Tri-County Nursing Home

Residents and staff of the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home got a furry treat on Thursday, May 14, when Faye and Celeste, a pair of therapy donkeys, paid the Home a visit.

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Fort George Alliance to honor earliest unknown soldiers buried on American soil

The Fort George Alliance will honor the collective grave of four unknown American colonist soldiers discovered in 1931 with a wreath laying ceremony on Memorial Day, May 25.

ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression.

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May After Business Mixer announced

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) May After Business Mixer will be held Thursday, May 21, at the Crab Shack, 2922 NYS Rte 9N, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sponsors providing door prizes will be Bridge Point Communication, Fort Ticonderoga, Hot Biscuit Diner, Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe, Burgoyne Grill, and the Wagon Wheel Restaurant.

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