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Special Christmas Eve services | Willsboro Column

A big thanks to the town crew that did an outstanding job of lighting our large evergreen tree in the downtown park area.

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Holiday Food Drive | North Country SPCA

The North Country SPCA would like to announce that we are holding a Holiday Food Drive to benefit our shelter.

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Gardens of Eden | Conservation Conversations

I went out to Western NY for my annual deer hunting trip this year, only to have the weather reduce the trip to hours of travel time.

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Fat Guys in the Woods! | Notes from the North Woods

I recently watched an episode of “Fat Guys in the Woods”, a new reality show which features a group of three or four amateur woodsman roughing it in the forested mountains of Tennessee.

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Pavarotti and Diesel | Elmore SPCA

Come and adopt us!

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DEC Announces Stewardship Plan to guide interim management of the Essex Chain Lakes

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released a Stewardship Plan Dec. 8 to guide interim management for public access and use of newly acquired lands in the Essex Chain Lakes Management Complex in the Central Adirondacks, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced.

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Schroon Lake Central set for Superintendent search

After a public hearing on the matter, members of the school board met Dec. 2, and Dec. 8, to discuss the timetable for hiring a new Superintendent of Schools.

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Moriah Central changes holiday concert, senior dinner dates

Events will start with the annual senior citizen dinner at the school, starting at 4 p.m. and running until 6:30 p.m. The event was moved from its originally scheduled day of Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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Vergennes top officer highlights K-9 program successes

Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns recently presented his plan to bring in a K-9 unit using leftover funds from 2014 along with budgeted funds for 2015. He said when looking into the possibly of bringing a dog onto the force, Vergennes was the main town he researched.

Why have Elizabethtown’s taxes increased?

I read both letters addressing the budget in Elizabethtown and wanted to comment.

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Erin Hamlin silver; US Relay Team takes bronze; USA scores gold-silver-bronze weekend

Best World Cup weekend since ‘92

A silver medal from Erin Hamlin Saturday started the day and a bronze medal later in the team relay – including Hamlin – capped a gold-silver-bronze World Cup weekend for USA Luge on its home track on Mount Van Hoevenberg.

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Winter Carnival accepting parade applications

Applications for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2015 Gala Parade are now available online a saranaclakewintercarnival.com.

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The Week In Review

Hockey, bowling, wrestling and basketball results

Sports - The Week In Review

Bowling, Wrestling, Girls’ basketball, Boys’ basketball, Girls’ hockey and Boys’ hockey results

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Local United Way seeks partner agencies

SEFA applications now available

The United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties is currently accepting applications from agencies and organizations wishing to become a partner agency of the United Way for fiscal year 2015.

Minerva Government Class facilitates disucssion with BOE candidates

MINERVA — The school’s cafeteria had determination in the air on Tuesday evening as students, community members and Board of Education candidates gathered for a public forum. On Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., students from Chris Fink’s Participation in Government class sat at a table in the front of the room next to two of the three candidates petitioning for the one spot on the board. Students Jessica Hill and Sydney Baker led the discussion as they read community submitted questions and timed the candidates responses.

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Kitten hidden inside truck engine compartment adopted

A young cat is down to eight lives, after a harrowing trip in the engine compartment of a GMC truck.

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Ticonderoga announces early dismissal with storm approaching

Ticonderoga Central School District officials have announced school will be closing early Tuesday, Dec. 9, as a storm system expected to drop several inches of snow makes its way north.

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Keeseville residents angered over tree cutbacks

The neighborhood has a new close-cropped look, but not all residents are pleased.

It’s what’s inside that counts | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Most Americans are attempting to make sense of the demonstrations and civil unrest taking place around the country as a result of the unfortunate deaths of Micheal Brown and Eric Gardner.

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