Board member worried about shady business
Beekmantown is developing a local law regarding the regulation and licensing of peddlers, solicitors, and transient retail merchants.
The Elizabethtown Town Board passed a motion at its Sept. 20 meeting to allow the supervisor to enter into emergency contracts to clean up from Tropical Storm Irene. Additionally, the board tabled a motion to adopt a noise ordinance, saying it would be difficult to enforce.
The roles of the village and town of Champlain in the War of 1812 are being honored by three new historical interpretative panels.
The Preservation League of New York State held a workshop Sept. 20 intended to help owners of downtown structures fill their often vacant or underutilized upper floors.
Beckie O’Neill was named Woman of the Year by the New York State Women Inc. Adirondack Chapter at a surprise party thrown at the Red Fox restaurant here Sept. 14.
Apple bobbing, sack racing planned
The Babbie Rural & Farm Leaning Museum is hosting a kids fair and festival Sept. 24 and 25.
Parade, music, and BBQ slated
St. Augustine’s Parish is baking up a fresh Applefest for its 34th year.
Goal: fill upper floors of downtown buildings
The Preservation League of New York State will hold a workshop Sept. 20 intended to help owners of downtown structures fill their often vacant or underutilized upper floors.
Businesses using matching funds for renovations
The unmistakable sounds of revitalization can be heard these days in downtown Ticonderoga, thanks in large part to public grants secured by PRIDE of Ticonderoga.
Matt Stanley, the general manager of Santa’s Workshop, stood at the edge of a 20-foot wide by six-foot deep chasm that floodwater had carved through his facility.
The town put on a cookout Sept. 2 to show appreciation for all of the volunteers who helped with cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
Santa's Workshop devastated by Tropical Storm Irene
“All the work that we did this spring — gone,”
A newly formed group that wants to convert the Adirondack Scenic Railroad line into a 34-mile recreational trail met wide support at its organizational meeting Aug. 30 at the Crown Plaza.
The village is in pretty good shape following Hurricane Irene, which hit the region Aug. 28. That’s according to Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.
Readers should check out these five songs by Lizzy Grant, a Lake Placid-raised musician who performs under the stage name Lana Del Rey.
Government and corporate officials joined unaffiliated visitors the morning of Aug. 26 to witness history being made as the middle arch of the Lake Champlain bridge was ever-so-slowly lifted into place.
Locals watch Flatiron workers in Port Henry
Visitors gathered here Wednesday, Aug. 24 as Flatiron Construction workers put the finishing touches on the arch span that will be a key component of the new Lake Champlain Bridge.
Trips held every Saturday in September
The North Country Underground Railroad Association will be offering guided tours of anti-slavery sites in both Peru and Keeseville every Saturday in September. The trips will be led by organization President Don Papson.
Board members examine transferring of finances
The Peru Town Council waded through confusion at its Aug. 22 meeting regarding whether funds intended to go toward the Heyworth Mason Park and walking trail projects had been transferred into a reserve account as planned.
An earthquake struck the North Country the afternoon of Aug. 23
North Country towns and villages are struggling to deal with the requirements of the 2 percent property tax cap Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in June.
The Lewis fire department will be holding its annual ox roast at the firehouse on Aug. 28 from noon to 5 p.m.
The Beekmantown Town Council discussed, at their Aug. 15 meeting, the lack of flood-damage relief for individuals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Town officials have told Wells Communications to follow an established process if it wishes to replace a defective antenna.
Super 8.” “Cowboys & Aliens.” “Battle: Los Angeles.” If this year’s crop of movies is any indication, our interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial life remains strong.
Representatives from the Arto Monaco Historical Society are gauging the town of Jay’s interest in taking ownership of a park the organization hopes to construct in the area.
Board also discusses safety concerns about Rt. 9 closure, among other things
Supervisor Randall Douglas said at the Jay Town Board’s Aug. 11 meeting the new statewide 2 percent property tax cap will likely require budget cuts in Jay.
The Lewis Town Board voted to authorize Supervisor David Blades to apply for a $30,000 state parks and recreation grant to rehab Milholland Park.
Owner is not convinced
Two local massage businesses suffered damage from a fire which investigators consider suspicious
A new pre-school program to help non-typically developing children will be opening this September at Ticonderoga Elementary School. An identical program will be opening shortly after at the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.
Store scheduled for opening this fall
A new Tractor Supply Co. store, currently being constructed, is scheduled to open here in October.
The town board passed a resolution authorizing the transfer of $125,000 from the highway department’s unappropriated, unreserved fund balance to various other highway expense funds at their regular Aug. 8 meeting.
The race for Peru town council is beginning, with Geoffrey Spear running under the Republican ticket, and incumbents Brandy McDonald and Kregg Bruno running under the Democratic one, among others.
Sophomore raises money to fight cystic fibrosis
Jared Howe, 15, is racing to fight the disease cystic fibrosis (CF). On Aug. 2, he won first place in the youth division of the 12th annual WCKM Celebrity Go-Cart Challenge at Adventure Racing in Lake George. The money raised from the event goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and five other charities.
Sapp will tell her story Aug. 13 at Underground Railroad Museum
Ingeborg Sapp, 78, has lived through the defining ideological battles of the twentieth century. And she’s going to tell her story on Aug. 13 at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
I live a mundane life. I think that’s part of the reason I love biographies. Reading them, I can get all the action and adventure a nerd needs, from the comfort of the public library.
Board president calls crisis ‘perfect storm’
The Northeastern Clinton Central School District board of education mulled possible ways of saving money at their Aug. 2 meeting.