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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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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.

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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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Lobster Tank: My Run For Hope started in Utah

A couple of people over the last couple months have asked me why I started to focus on my health, a journey that led me to the base of Spruce Hill Saturday, March 22, competing in the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope’s 13.1-mile half marathon. Seriously, from not being able to breathe watching television to running up a very steep hill, which was only two of the total miles.

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Ticonderoga hiking group growing

Trail Mix offers treks for all experience levels

Trail Mix is growing in popularity among Ticonderoga area hikers. No, not the snack mixture of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and chocolate. Trail Mix is a group of local people who join to make regular treks into the Adirondacks.

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Montcalm Mile to award prize money

Computer timing to be utilized in July 4th race

The 28th annual Montcalm Mile will offer $2,300 in prize money this July 4th in Ticonderoga. The Montcalm Mile, the largest participation event in Ticonderoga every year, will also become the first area race to use computer chip timing to score results in 2014.

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Inter-Lakes suspends retirement contributions

Chief financial officer resigns amid cuts

Inter-Lakes Health officials claim the Ticonderoga health care facility has a viable future, despite continued retrenchment.

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BIG CHANGE FOR KIDS

WOKO’s Big Change Roundup crew brought their whirlwind tour of the North Country to Plattsburgh March 8.

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Search for county medical director, psychiatrist mirror national trends

Essex County has been without a full-time medical director and staff psychiatrist since the mental health department’s medical director, Dr. Kausar Chaudhry, resigned last December.

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Inter-Lakes CEO stepping down

Chip Holmes takes another position

The chief executive officer of Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga is leaving, stating his plans a week after announcing the facility is eliminating 33 jobs. Chip Holmes, the Inter-Lakes CEO for the past two-and-a-half years, has accepted a position with Quorum Health Resources, effective April 4.

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Montréal adventurer gears up for Project 46

KEENE — For one man, his attempt to scale all 46 High Peaks in 12 days starting Tuesday, Feb. 18, is a way to honor the memory of his son while raising money for a good cause.

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First aid? Not so fast

ECH encourages residents to make ER last-chance stop

Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) wants the public to know that while they’re always delighted to see you, residents with non-life threatening medical situations should first visit their primary care physicians before taking potentially costly trips to the emergency room.

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Inter-Lakes cuts staff

33 positions being cut in Ticonderoga

Inter-Lakes Health is eliminating 33 full-time positions. Chip Holmes, Inter-Lakes CEO, announced the personnel cuts Feb. 12.

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Beat the blahs on the trails of CATS

However, if that exploring does not include a trip up a high peak, Champlain Area Trails, along with other town and community trail systems, offer the chance to get into nature and hike without the extreme conditions that come with higher elevation excursions.

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Horace Nye handover imminent

County: Staffers to be placed on “preferred list” for new jobs

As New York City-based health provider Centers for Specialty Care prepares to take ownership of the Horace Nye Nursing Home from Essex County Jan. 31, county officials discussed what the endgame would be for the facility’s 130-plus staffers.