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Owens: $150,000 to Trudeau Institute

Congressman Bill Owens announced last week that an agricultural research project at the Trudeau Institute has been awarded a $150,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Commerce czar predicts bright future for Warrensburg, Warren Co.

Warrensburg and the southern Adirondacks are poised for job growth and prosperity, an experienced regional economic development official says.

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Bank sets Pacesetter for United Way

Champlain National Bank has committed, once again, to be a Pacesetter for the United Way Campaign.

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Rathbuns close up shop on 74-year Ti staple

Rathbun’s Jewelry, which has been holding a “retirement sale” for the past several weeks, will close Saturday, Aug. 30. “It is kind of bittersweet,” Nancy Rathbun said. “I feel we bring a lot of people into the downtown area and that is why we would like to see a retail store back here.”

Democratic election inspector needed

The Essex County Board of Elections is seeking an Election Inspector to help with the delivery, set-up and pick-up of election machines around Essex County for the Sept. 9 Primary Election.

Office for the aging goes on facebook

The Essex County Office for the Aging is now on Facebook

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Featuring food and ambiance of iconic roadhouse, Lake George HoJo’s to reopen soon

The fried clams, fish fry specials and 28 flavors of rich ice cream will be back soon, as the classic Howard Johnson's Restaurant of Lake George — closed down for several years — will be reopening soon with its vintage furnishings, large salad bar and an expanded menu. The Lake George Howard Johnson's was one of three remaining restaurants of the once-ubiquitous chain.

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Lake George Bowl now evolving into family fun center

The bowling alley in Lake George is undergoing substantial expansion, with a laser tag arena, arcade games, and a two-story climbing structure to be added.

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No bids on Glens Falls Civic Center

The venue that's hosted rock superstars and a half-dozen hockey teams failed to prompt one bid Monday Aug. 18 when it was put up for a public auction. The lack of bids is expected to embolden the Coalition to Save Our Civic Center, a group of area community leaders who seek to continue its operation as a sports and entertainment venue under a public-private partnership.

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Blown engine? No sweat for teen race-car driver

A young race car driver amaze the crowd as they achieve an improbable feat.

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Model railroad museum in financial peril, may move from Pottersville

Visitors at the Railroads on Parade model train museum in Pottersville gaze at several of the detailed cityscapes created by Clarke and Barbara Dunham, world renowned set designers. The Dunhams are looking for a new financial backer or a new location, or both. Courtesy photo

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Citizens coalition to bid on Glens Falls Civic Center

Before the Times Union Center in Albany, the Glens Falls Civic Center was regional attraction for large-scale sports and entertainment events. Now with its operational expenses burdening local taxpayers, city leaders have put it up for public auction. A citizens group, however, has stepped forward with a mission to acquire it and keep it a locally managed venue.

Cuomo announces designation of monies to fund outdoor recreation

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo anounced funding for multiple projects on Monday, July 21 that will expand and improve outdoor recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park, including $750,000 to upgrade the Abanakee Dam on the Indian River, which was the site of the Govenor’s Adirondack Challenge in Indian Lake on July 20 to highlight recreational opportunities and promote the region’s tourism industry.

Reeder named Salvation Army services coordinator

Samuel Reeder has been hired as a Regional Services Coordinator for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army, announced Major Donald Hostetler, divisional commander.

Library donates free and discounted passes

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