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Schroon Lake, Moriah win hoop contests

Viking keglers fall

Schroon Lake dispatched Wells, 38-22, in Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball action Dec. 17.

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North Country SPCA

The NCSPCA is excited to announce that our friend Martha Gallagher, also known as the Adirondack Harper, has generously offered to donate 10 percent of her CD sales from her current national tour and online from now until the end of the year!

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‘Joe The Barber’ well-loved in Warrensburg

The art of barbering has a long and colorful history In northern Warren County, and Joseph F. DeMatties exemplifies that heritage well.

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Stop the ‘sideshow’

For those of us who don't live in Elizabethtown, Ken Fenimore's weekly diatribes in the Valley News letter columns provide an opening act of a terrific sideshow.

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Despite closure talk, Thurman EMS is still responding to calls

Squad to host meeting to hear ideas, gain support

Although payroll is now non-existent, Thurman EMS is continuing to operate with volunteers — while the ambulance squad seeks to line up financial support to avoid closure.

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A life through the lens

86-year-old Schenectady photographer shares highlights from his collection in new book

Peering back into history through one man’s collection of portrait photographs provides a glimpse of the state’s culture and history.

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What’s wrong with flat tax?

For the life of me, I cannot understand why all the semi-literate politicians in D.C. spend their life trying to look good and institute a low tax for everyone.

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Activist to county leaders: ‘No gambling casino study’

Proponents of siting a casino in Lake George have talked about the jobs and economic expansion that would accompany the development and operation of a $1 billion gambling resort here. Opponents of the concept have warned of the negative consequences of a gambling casino on family life, area crime, traffic, social services and infrastructure. Citizen activist Joanne Gavin said this week studying the issue was a waste of money.

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Essex County Judge: No changes to pistol permits

Despite concern among local sportsmen to the contrary, the ability to obtain a permit in Essex County to carry a concealed pistol in public has not been taken away.

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Crowd savors food and fun at Thurman’s Jack Wax Party

Since the mid-1930s, Thurman residents have demonstrated their community spirit and charitable character through their involvement in the annual Jack Wax Party — a hometown fest that features maple syrup drizzled over shaved ice or snow.

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An open letter to the U.S. senators representing New York

I understand that Samuel Palmisano, CEO of IBM, has offered the services of the company to the president to save the health care system several billion dollars FREE by rooting out inefficient methods but the president has turned him down.

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Atheistic, Muslim beliefs on TV

After reading your article in the Times of Ti, I was encouraged to also add my opinion to what is happening not only in our government but on our airways.

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Weathersfield plans 250th celebration

One of the many activities at the Town of Weathersfield’s 250th birthday celebration Aug. 20 will be the Weathersfield Cake Quilt Contest.

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Can’t have both

Steve Erman’s “It Needn’t be Rails vs Trails” says if the current Corridor Management Plan were to be “fully implemented”, it would “satisfy a very wide range of interests.”

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Taxes on taxes

Here we go again; the children have their hands in the cookie jar.

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Planning for future of Elizabethtown

We’re all comfortable with what we know. It’s change that we fear. But change is happening all around us, every minute of every day.

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Savage named to sixth team all state

Savage, who was named to the New York State Sportswriter’s Association’s sixth team All State, returned to the diamond five months after breaking his ankle during the Patriots’ second-to-last football game of the season.

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Embattled pet store owner wants her side to be heard

While an impromptu protest was gaining strength outside her Plattsburgh Plaza pet shop, Northern Puppies’ owner Tammy Staley wanted her side of the story to be heard. 

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ELCS students attend Harvard Model U.N.

Hooper brings home delegate award

Nine students from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School attended the annual Harvard Model United Nations and, for the second straight year, one returned with an Outstanding Delegate Award.

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