Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike | Westport Column

Congratulations to Champlain Area Trails (CATS) on winning a $70,000 grant from the state over the next two years to help them hire a stewardship coordinator.

Charles Pratt Race | Elizabethtown Social Center

This weekend, Pleasant Valley Chorale and Director Susan Hughes will present their spring concert, “This Land is Your Land.”

Local luminaries | Essex Column

The Essex library is back on their summer hours, which are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring cleaning | Willsboro Column

Spring cleaning is not only good for inside our homes, but also for the areas around the outside of our property.

A big thanks from the Staats family

I’m writing to thank all of the people near and far who have helped me and my family through the past year.

Towns need to think smart with long-term planning

Shared services. Two percent tax cap. Rebate check.

Tease photo

Patches | North Country SPCA

Come adopt me!

Common Core a bad idea

You began your editorial concerning Common Core with “Everyone’s frustrated.” So it’s logical to surmise that if everyone is frustrated then all of us can’t be wrong.

Feels snookered by pretend Elizabethtown budget

The 400 percent over-budget expenditure that occurred in the Town of Elizabethtown’s highway equipment line item is a classic example of how little the budget and tax cap actually matter if a town administration ignores their budget, as happened in 2013.

Bolton senior recognized | Bolton Column

Daniel Dimick, graduating senior from Bolton Central School, is receiving The Bolton League of Fine Arts/Soave Faire 2015 Art Award.

Muddy roads and pot holes | Athol-Thurman Column

Springtime in Thurman brings some challenges.

Disastrous conflagrations at Bolton | Turning Back the Pages

One Hundred Years Ago – May, 1915

Education article is pro-NYSUT propaganda

Almost a full page of one-sided propaganda for NYSUT (re: “NYSUT endoses opt outs following landmark education reforms”) How can everyone but NYSUT be so misguided?

Fire Department Auxiliary says thank you

On behalf of the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary Officers and members, we would like to thank the community and surrounding areas for all their support and contributions.

Pussy willows | Little Bits

First off, I must publically thank my friends (they know who they are) for dropping by with goodies while Kaye and I sniffled and coughed through our personal encounter with the horrible stomach flu that has assailed this region.