‘School of Distinction’ award presented
After winning its fourth consecutive “School of Distinction” award, students at Crown Point Central School have a new slogan. Strive for Five!
Town facing 2016 state deadline
Ticonderoga is in a position to meet a state mandate requiring work be completed on the town water system, according to Supervisor Deb Malaney. New York State has ordered upgrades and/or new water sources be in place by 2016.
IDA to use CV-Tech students in new construction
The Moriah Business Park is going to going to expand. The Essex County Industrial Development Agency, which owns and operates the Mineville facility, has plans to construct a new 3,000 square foot building at the site.
Jim Cawley performance Oct. 19 at Ti High
James Cawley of Ticonderoga, an Elvis impersonator, will perform a benefit show for the Ticonderoga Historical Society Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ticonderoga High School auditorium.
Political leaders involved in decision
Motorists traveling through Crown Point had better slow down. The state Department of Transportation has reduced the speed limit on Route 9N/22 through the hamlet of Crown Point from 40 mph to 30 mph.
Elliott Shaw marks 25 years at St. Mary’s Church
Elliott Shaw celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Catholic deacon Oct. 1. A life-long Ticonderoga resident, Shaw serves St. Mary’s Church in Ti.
New tower in Port Henry not yet active
Port Henry residents wishing to access a new Verizon cell phone tower in the village will have to wait. Scheduled to go online in September, the tower, located at the end of Spring Street, remains inactive.
Study identifies needs in town buildings
The first time, Ticonderoga’s town budget will include a dedicated fund for building maintenance and repair in 2014. An 18-month review of town-owned buildings has been completed by a private firm with recommendations for the future. Some of those recommendations will be included in the 2014 town budget.
Ticonderoga-based women’s group remains active
Whodunit? That’s what the Ladies Between the Lakes of the Red Hat Society had to figure out recently as they presented their annual mystery.
Elementary-middle school lock down slated Oct. 17
Ticonderoga Elementary-Middle School will be locked down as part of a safety drill Oct. 17. Students, faculty and staff will implement a new plan designed to protect them in the event of an emergency at the building.
Annual CROP Walk set Oct. 19
The 10th annual CROP Walk to end hunger will be held in Ticonderoga. The 2013 event will Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. It will begin and end at the Heritage Museum at the entrance to Bicentennial Park. There will be mile, 2-mile and 4-mile walks.
Betty Rettig cited for her work in the King’s Garden
A community horticulturist has been honored by Fort Ticonderoga. Betty Rettig of Ticonderoga has been named the fort’s Volunteer of the Year for her work in Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden. Rettig has donated nearly 300 hours of volunteer service since 2009.
Work has started in 2014 celebration
Summer just ended, but the Best Fourth in the North Committee is already at work planning Ticonderoga’s 2014 July 4th celebration.
Jennie Bensen is the new MCA principal
The new principal at Mountainside Christian Academy in Schroon Lake is no stranger. Jennie Bensen, a 1997 Mountainside graduate and former teacher at the school, is now the principal. She replaces Connie Phillips, who retired last spring.
Service seen as key to fighting breast cancer
Deaths from breast cancer in the United States have declined 33 percent since 1990. Much of that success can be attributed to increased use of mammography, according to the American Center Society.
Oct. 13 event a highlight at museum
The 2014 AppleFolkFest will be held Sunday, Oct. 13. The craft fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the museum grounds. Chili, hot dogs and apple desserts will be served at the pavilion beginning at 11 a.m. There will also be live music throughout the day.
Runners from 11 nations compete in Schroon Lake
Runners from more than 30 states and 11 countries came to Schroon Lake for the 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival Sept. 21 and 22. The event attracted 1,289 athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Slovakia, United Kingdom and United States, according to Joel Friedman, race director.
Tony DiFebbo part of North Country Honor Flight
Tony DiFebbo doesn’t like a lot of attention, so being part of the North Country Honor Flight recently had some uncomfortable moments.
Current system lost $29,000 last year
Ticonderoga officials are searching for ways to stem the flow of red ink at the town trash transfer station.
Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Sept. 28
Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate fall in the Adirondacks with its Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival. The day-long event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28.
Century-old deal makes Moriah responsible
It’s on private property. It’s in the town of Westport. So why did the town of Moriah repair a dam at North Pond?
Supervisor wants 2014 budget to meet the tax cap
Ticonderoga officials have submitted their “wish list,” now it’s time for serious work on the town’s 2014 budget.
Tutor taring slated in Port Henry
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties is preparing to welcome adult learners this fall, according to Maria Burke, director.
Samuel Foote to become an Eagle Scout
Samuel Foote, a member of Troop 37 in Schroon Lake, will receive the Eagle Scout Award, scouting highest rank, in a court of honor Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Fish & Game Club.
About 3,000 athletes expected
About 3,000 runners will be in Ticonderoga Sept. 27 and 28 as part of a nearly 200-mile relay race.
Plan would have created ‘transitional facility’
A “transitional facility to house recently paroled inmates” will not be coming to Hague.
Supervisor would like to see a study
Fire district consolidation is again an issue in the town of Moriah.
Malaney remains in November ballot
Bill Grinnell will be the Republican party candidate for supervisor in Ticonderoga. Grinnell won the GOP primary Sept. 10, garnering 153 votes to defeat incumbent Deb Malaney. Malaney got 85 votes.
User fees pay for operation, old landfill closure
The town of Moriah trash transfer station will be operated by the town of Moriah. No question about it.
Downtown Gallery gets new emblem
The Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga has a new sign thanks to a community effort.
Marathon, half marathon to finish in Schroon Lake
The 17th annual Adirondack Distance Festival is expected to bring more than 1,000 runners to the Schroon Lake area. The Adirondack Distance Festival includes a full marathon, a marathon relay, a half marathon, 10-kilometer race, 5-kilometer race and children’s race. The 2013 distance Festival will be Sept. 21-22.
1740s fashions to be on display
High fashion will be on display during the annual Festival of Nations / Fête des Nations at the Crown Point State Historic Site.
Drivers needed for medical trips
Volunteers are being sought to drive the Essex County veterans van that takes former soldiers and sailors to medical appointments.
Nick Gilbo, UB tackle national powers
Nick Gilbo always dreamed of playing Division I college football against the best players in the country. That dream came true in a big way Aug. 31 when the former Moriah High School gridder and his University of Buffalo teammates faced Ohio State.
Moriah project should end roadway flooding
Construction on a new dam at Bartlett Pond is expected to be completed this month. The barrier will replace a old dam that failed twice in recent years — during Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. Those failures led to flooding that washed away a portion of nearby Bartlett Pond Road.
Huestis Building now home to bakery, college housing
An award-winning building renovation project in Ticonderoga could be a major step in the community’s economic revitalization.
Moriah’s newest water district may pay dividends for the entire community. The town has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project. Normally, leftover federal funds are returned to the federal government. Moriah officials, though, are asking to keep the money and use it in support of the new water district and the rest of the town water system. “We’d like to use that money,” Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. “That’s two new miles of infrastructure and 30 new users that will require maintenance — and we need a new backhoe.”
Crown Point Telephone participating in national program
Telephone service can be a matter of life and death. That’s why Crown Point Telephone Corporation is participating in the National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week Sept. 9-15.
School district says thanks to community
Ticonderoga sports fans are in for a treat this academic year. They can attend Sentinel home games for free.
An aspiring Crown Point author honed his skills at a college writing institute this summer. Noah LaPointe, a sophomore at Crown Point Central School, was one of 36 students selected nationally to attend the 15th annual New York State Summer Young Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. He is the son of Chris and Charlotte LaPointe.
Town seeking grant for Iron Center, town hall
The town of Moriah hopes to make improvements to a pair of historic buildings. The town is seeking a grant from the Department of New York State Parks and Recreation to refurbish the town hall and adjacent Iron Center museum.
Non-life-threatening injuries reported
A weapons safety expert at the Moriah Shock facility in Mineville accidently shot himself in the hand Tuesday, Sept. 3.
LaChute Road Runners sponsor event
There was little suspense at the annual Footrace at the Falls in Ticonderoga. Chris Shaw of Delmar led wire to wire in winning the 5-kilometer cross country race in Ticonderoga’s Bicentennial Park. He was clocked in 18 minutes, 53 seconds.
Apartments half rented; applications being accepted
Residents are expected to move into the new Moses Circle Senior Apartments in Ticonderoga Oct. 1.
Water project comes in under budget
Moriah has closed the books on the Forge Hollow-Elk Inn Road-Stone Street water project with $120,000 left over from a federal grant obtained to pay for the project.
Annual volunteer dinner Oct. 16
Nominations are being accepted for the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce awards. The chamber will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 103 Montcalm St., Ticonderoga.
Hudowalski documentary to be shown in Schroon Lake
A Ticonderoga native and Schroon Lake resident will be the focus of a documentary film to be shown locally. “The Mountains Will Wait For You” will be screened at the Strand Theatre on Main Street in Schroon Lake Friday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
High water a problem
Mother Nature may delay work to save the Bulwagga Bay shoreline. The project, designed to stop beach erosion, is scheduled to be completed this fall. That timetable may need to be adjusted, though.
Malaney faces GOP primary challenge
Deb Malaney will face challenger Bill Grinnell in the Republican primary Sept. 10. Regardless of the outcome of that vote, both will remain on the ballot for the Nov. 5 general election on the independent line.
Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15
Limited Light Karaoke will bring “Karaoke In The Park” to Ticonderoga. Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the karaoke will be held on Sundays — Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15 — 2 to 6 p.m. in Bicentennial Park. All community members and visitors are welcome to participate and attend.