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Fred Herbst

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Ticonderoga thespians present classic tale

Students perform ‘Pride and Prejudice’

A 200-year-old tale came to the stage at Ticonderoga High School as students presented “Pride and Prejudice.”

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Adirondack Distance Festival adds charity effort

‘Racing for Good’ to aid local groups

Runners in this fall’s Adirondack Distance Festival will have an opportunity to help local charities while saving money for themselves.

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Scout project beautifies downtown Ticonderoga

Flower boxes built at Ti chamber office

Downtown Ticonderoga will be adorned with flowers this spring, if spring ever arrives.

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Sentinel thinclad Harvard bound

Jay Hebert makes it official

Jay Hebert is used to leading the field. He’s a four-time state champion and All-America in track. He’s expected to be named Ticonderoga High School valedictorian in a few weeks.

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Master gardener candidates sought

People wanted in Ti, Crown Point, Schroon Lake

Do you have a green thumb? Would you like to have a green thumb? If so, Cornell Cooperative Extension would like to hear about it.

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Ticonderoga farmers market preparing for summer

Vendor being sought for 2014 season

It’s not exactly growing season, but the Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market is seeking vendors for this summer.

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Schroon Lake Association contributes to storm water project

Volunteer hours count toward town’s match

The Schroon Lake Association volunteers will play a major role in a storm water run off project to be completed this fall.

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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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Ticonderoga StreetFest to return in 2014

Sixth annual event slated July 26

Plans are under way for the sixth annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga. The 2014 edition will be held Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Montcalm Street, which will be closed to traffic to create a pedestrian mall.

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‘Best Fourth in the North Night’ slated

Eddie’s to host May 5 dinner

Eddie’s Restaurant will host “Best Fourth in the North Night” Monday, May 5, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. It will feature a spaghetti dinner.

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Store plans to open in former Lowe’s in Ticonderoga

NCCC expansion proposal still alive

A national retailer is coming to Ticonderoga. Runnings, a privately-held chain based in Minnesota, plans to move into the former Lowe’s building on Wicker Street. The store is expected to open next spring.

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Moriah school board candidates sought

Petition deadline, budget presentation April 22

Moriah Central School voters will elect four school board members and consider the proposed 2014-15 budget when they go to the polls May 20.

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‘McTeacher Night’ planned in Ticonderoga

“McTeacher Night” will be held Tuesday, April 8, 4:30 to 7 p.m. at McDonald’s of Ticonderoga. Proceeds will benefit the BackPack program, sponsored by the Ticonderoga Kiwanis.

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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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Schroon Lake chamber hires executive director

Patrick Silver to start work April 14

The Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce has hired an executive director with a background in the arts, business and law. Patrick Siler will be the chamber’s first executive director, starting the job April 14.

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All-American honors for Ticonderoga hurdler

Moriah runner sets section records

Jay Hebert is an All American. The Ticonderoga athlete earned that honor with a sixth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the New Balance National Indoor Track & Field Championships in New York City March 16.

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Chamber Day to be marked in Ticonderoga

Plaque presentations, open house planned

Chamber Day will be celebrated in Ticonderoga. The fourth annual observance by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will feature the presentation of membership plaques and an open house Wednesday, April 2.

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Ticonderoga Festival Guild director to retire

Cathie Burdick leaving post May 31

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild is searching for a new executive director. Cathie Burdick is retiring from the part-time position effective May 31.

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Parade marshal sought for Ticonderoga celebration

Nomination deadline April 30

Who deserves the honor of being Ticonderoga’s “Best Fourth in the North” parade grand marshal?

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Ticonderoga eyes new law on rental units

Inspections to be required

A final draft of Ticonderoga's proposed occupancy law has been completed.

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AmeriCorps, Ticonderoga chamber join forces

June Curtis to work with TACC

An AmeriCorps worker has joined the staff of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. June Curtis will serve as community programs and special events coordinator for the chamber through AmeriCorps for the Adirondacks.

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Ticonderoga seeks to expand hamlet designation

Sewer, water service key to future growth

The town of Ticonderoga has asked the Adirondack Park Agency to expand its hamlet.

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Ticonderoga events to benefit July 4th celebration

Alumni tournament, guest bartenders to assist

The annual Ticonderoga Alumni Tournament will be the centerpiece for a day of activities April 5 supporting the community’s “Best Fourth in the North” celebration. That night players and fans are invited to “Best Fourth in the North Night” at The Pub. That event will feature guest bartenders 6 to 9 p.m. who will raise money for the town’s July 4th observance.

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Former Ticonderoga exchange student fights for Ukraine

Asan Kenzhametov protesting Russian take over

A former Ticonderoga High School exchange student is among those fighting for Ukrainian sovereignty. Asan Kenzhametov attended Ti High during the 2000-2001 academic year as an exchange student from Ukraine.

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Ticonderoga elementary play to focus on bullying

Performance March 22

Ticonderoga Elementary School students will present a play with a message. More than 50 students will take part in “Hugo the Hero.” The play will be performed Saturday, March 22, at 7 p.m.

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Ticonderoga board decides on water project

Gooseneck, Lake George to remain primary water sources

Ticonderoga’s water project will include Gooseneck Pond, Lake George and a recently-completed well.

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Fort Ticonderoga to host living history weekend

Events planned March 15-16

Visitors will have an opportunity to travel back in time to March 1776 during a living history event at Fort Ticonderoga. “Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada” will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, at the fortress 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Army band to perform in Port Henry

Moriah school to host Jazz Ambassadors

A world-class jazz band is coming to Port Henry. The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform at Moriah Central School Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m.

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Peter Pan to fly onto Schroon stage

Students to present musical March 21-22

Schroon Lake Central School students will present the musical “Peter Pan” Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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Irishman of the Year to be named in Ticonderoga

Knights of Columbus plan two celebrations

The Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irishman of the Year dinner and roast Saturday, March 15. The Knights of Columbus will have their annual corned beef sandwich sale St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, beginning at noon.

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Witherbee woman celebrates 102nd birthday

Julia Podres remains independent

Julia Podres recently celebrated her 102nd birthday, although there’s some dispute about her age.

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Hancock House to host art opening

MArts Madness continues in Ti

An art exhibit opening will highlight the second week of MArts Madness in Ticonderoga. “Brush, Nibs, Lenses and More” will open Sunday, March 9, with a reception 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hancock House.

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Ticonderoga athlete claims another state title

Jay Hebert brings home the gold

Jay Hebert didn’t run his fastest time at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association indoor track and field championship meet, but he probably ran his best race.

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Ticonderoga students collect food for shelter

Contest benefits North Country SPCA

Raegan Granger and Brayton Molina led a pet food drive to assist animals at the North Country SPCA shelter in Westport. They are fourth grade students at Ticonderoga Elementary School.

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Playground to be constructed in Grover Hills

Grant to pay for town-school project

Like the Vikings of centuries ago, local children will soon have a new opportunity to explore and have fun. But instead of heading out to sea, they can enjoy their adventures at a new playground.

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BackPack program expands

United Way assists Ticonderoga effort

More than 100 Ticonderoga students have access to nutritious food during weekends thanks to the community’s BackPack program.

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Ticonderoga meat plant begins operation

Retail outlet to follow soon

A meat processing plant in Ticonderoga is now operational. Adirondack Meat Co., located in the Ti Industrial Park, started production Feb. 12.

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Ticonderoga Festival Guild releases 2014 schedule

Programs have historic theme

The Ticonderoga Festival Guild has released its 2014 schedule with an eye on history. The arts group has planned its events to coincide with the community’s “Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years” celebration being held this summer.

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Ticonderoga alumni to return to hardwood

Annual tourney to aid ‘Best Fourth in the North’

Ticonderoga High School basketball stars — and fans — will again have an opportunity to live their “Glory Days” when the annual Ticonderoga Alumni Tournament is played.

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Ticonderoga food co-op reception planned

Voting under way in logo contest

With a time line and financial plan in place, the group working to form the Ticonderoga Natural Foods Co-op will hold a public reception and information session. The event will be Friday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the PRIDE office on Montcalm Street in Ticonderoga.

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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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Chili cook off aids Schroon EMS

Top chefs compete for honors

The third annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off was a rousing success. The event raised more than $1,226 for local emergency services, reported Shelby Davis, who organized the cook off. That’s $500 more than a year ago.

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Sentinel Support Fund created in Ticonderoga

Ti alumni bowling tourney March 8-9

The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will help school groups this spring. The Sentinel Support Fund will assist projects not funded through the school district budget, according to Steve Boyce.

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Square dance to begin Ticonderoga arts celebration

MArts Madness March 1-16

A family square dance will be kick off the second annual MArts Madness, a celebration of Ticonderoga area arts. The dance will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., at 6 p.m.

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Storm water project planned in Schroon

Grant to cover cost of work

A storm water run off project will be completed in Schroon Lake hamlet this fall. Supervisor Mike Marnell expects work to begin after Labor Day on the project, which will collect and treat storm water before it reaches Schroon Lake.

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Montcalm Street survey under way

People asked for their views of downtown Ti

What does downtown Ticonderoga need? The Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance is asking residents, business leaders and elected officials that question with hopes of developing clear goals for the community’s future.

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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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Route 9 paving project planned

Road to be repaired from Schroon to Pottersville

After years of complaints, a section of Route 9 from Schroon Lake south to Pottersville will be paved this year.

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Proposed energy project excites Moriah supervisor

Hydroelectric plant could boast tax base, create jobs

A $264.1 million hydroelectric project has been proposed for Mineville. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava called the project a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Moriah.”

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Lake George regulations could impact Schroon Lake

SLA president expects increased boat traffic on Schroon Lake

Will new boating regulations on Lake George affect Schroon Lake? Mark Granger, president of the Schroon Lake Association, believes so.

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