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Katherine Clark

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Marvin brothers attend World Transplant Games in South Africa

Local brothers Brock and Connor Marvin traveled to Durban, South Africa, to take part in the 14 Annual World Transplant Games.

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Focus on Entertainment: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29

There is so much to do for the weekend, including a 24-hour fun experience at the Adirondack Carousel, Funked Up Fairy Tales in Westport and bands in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid!

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ROTA open Mic Night Showcases local talent

The ROTA Gallery is offering local poets, musicians and other talented artists an opportunity to showcase their talents during Open Mic Poetry Night every other Thursday at 50 Margaret Street. Several local talents have already showcased their flair during Open Mic Poetry Night (OMPN), said ROTA OMPN organizer, Chris Ostuni.

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Schroon Lake Teen returns home

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo has ended with him returning home on Monday, Aug. 19. Anauo was classified a runaway. Anauo’s parents contacted the New York State Police at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night and informed police he returned to their home on Davis Road in Schroon Lake in good health. Public Information Officer with the New York State Police Trooper Jennifer Fleishman said she couldn’t comment on where Anauo had gone or why he had run away.

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Search is on for missing Schroon Lake Teen

The search for missing 15-year-old Cole Anauo, headed by the Schroon Lake Fire Department, has been called off. Anauo has been classified a runaway. Chief of the Schroon Lake Fire Department, Rodney Secor said they called off the search because police investigators kept getting conflicting stories. New York State Police continue to search for Anauo.

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Ride the Plattsburgh area for Diabetes

Sam’s Club in Plattsburgh is asking area residents to pull on their riding boots and take a motorcycle ride in support of diabetes research.

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Focus on Entertainment for Aug. 15 -23

The summer season of entertainment keeps sizzling from Plattsburgh to Westport with musical performances by the Blind Spots, Stone Ground Express, Universal Transit, George Boone Blues Band, and Universal Transit. Theatrical performances will also liven up the Adirondack nights with final performances of Streetcar Named Desire, continuation of Funked Up Fairy Tales and performance of Charlie Brown.

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Crown Point man sentenced to 15 years for killing brother

Family members of David Lang cried and called out “I love you Dave” to him as he was removed from the court room on Aug. 8 after the 71-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five years post supervision for killing his brother. Lang pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree manslaughter. In June he had reached a plea agreement in Essex County Court that lowered the charge from the original charge of second degree murder. As part of his plea agreement, Judge Richard B. Meyer agreed to a sentence of no less than 10 years and no more than 15 years with five years of probation.

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Local 10th Mountain Division members hailed at film showing

The local members of the 10th Mountain Division were celebrated at the Keene Valley Congregational Church as part of a benefit for the Keene Veterans Memorial Fund on Aug. 8.

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Denno receives 25 years for murder of Keeseville man

Scott E. Denno was sentenced to two 25-year concurrent sentences for his involvement in the murder of Robert Rennie Jr. in Keeseville. Rennie was found dead on Aug. 26, 2012. Denno is the first of three man charged in the death of Rennie to be sentenced and one of two found guilty of manslaughter.

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EYO: Fred Villari’s Studio in Plattsburgh prepares for 30th Anniversary

When the Villari’s studio opened 30 years ago, karate and the martial arts were such little-known sports that Master David Boise found it difficult to find a landlord who would rent him space for his studio. Boise, a ninth-degree black belt, founded the Villari’s Self Defense Center of Plattsburgh in 1986. Boise, along with his wife Leisa and their assistant instructors, run a variety of courses for clients age 4 and older.

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North Country Volunteer Center to hold recruitment workshop

One of the most valuable resources of a community is its volunteers helping to sustain programs that enrich the lives of residents. To harness that energy, the North Country Regional Volunteer Center (NCVC) will host an educational event for organizations to learn how to reach potential volunteers through an online data base on Aug. 29.

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Carousel-A-Thon to be 24 hours of fun for community

The Adirondack Carousel will be partying all night and all through the day Aug. 23 - 24.

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Husband of pet store owner abandons sick puppies

Plattsburgh police are asking the public to help in the search for 6 sick and abandoned puppies in the Plattsburgh area. Police believe Michael Staley, husband of Northern Puppies Pet Store owner Tammy Staley, staged a robbery at the Northern Puppies store and abandoned 24 puppies around the Saranac area.

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Horse Rescue celebrates 10 years helping animals heal

In the past 10 years, over 100 horses have found solace and new homes through the Crane Mountain Valley Horse Rescue Inc. (CMVHR). Hundreds of others have found homes through the work of the rescue.

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High Peaks Dental offers luxury dentistry for people at every budget

Some people fear heights, others fear tight, enclosed spaces — others would take either over a trip to the dentist. That’s where High Peaks Dental (HPD) comes in. With luxury office equipment that offers a “Ritz Carlton” like experience combined with lower costs than many traditional dentists and even sedation to help those with the highest anxiety relax, HPD sets itself apart. The dentists of HPD even go so far as to provide free dental services once a year to anyone wishing to turn out.

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Westport Hotel and Tavern celebrates summer with golf tournament

Golfers made it out for the first-ever Westport Hotel and Tavern golf tournament on July 12 at the Adirondack Golf Course in Westport.

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Focus on Entertainment for Aug. 3 - 9

Theater season is in full bloom. There are some last chance performances of Gruesome Playground Injuries. A chance to go back with Tennessee Williams tale of a Streetcar Named Desire and much more. For music there are an eclectic mix of performances from Plattsburgh to Lake Placid with an all out show of live pop and punk music featuring bands: The Young Leaves, Betty Nico, Marco Polio, Alison Lutz, and in Lake Placid Swimming with Champy will bring their larger than life stage presence to the stage.

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Xylophone performer to bring new show to ROTA Gallery

The ROTA Gallery will host a musical performance of unique scores and soothing tunes from mallet percussionist Rod Hamilton. The performance will be held at the gallery, 50 Margaret Street, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4, and will include local artist, poet, songwriter and dancer Kimberly LeClaire as the opening act.

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Potts returns to win Ironman for second year

The 2013 Ironman fans screamed a familiar name at the finish line as the 2012 winner, Andy Potts, became the first competitor at Lake Placid Ironman to repeat July 29.

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Focus on Entertainment: July 26 through Aug. 1

From the truly unique to the classic performances of Shakespeare in the park, there will be plenty of opportunities for fun for people in the Plattsburgh to Lake champlain area. There will be plays such as "Gruesome Playground Injuries," and classic tales such "MacBeth," and a "Streetcar Named Desire" in play houses across the region. Musical performances such as Le Groove, Cabinet, Doomf*ck, Pleasure Dome and The Soap, Tarred and Feathered.

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Mexican-American Artistic Exchange show opens at BluSeed

An artistic journey, crossing over the Mexican-American border and nestling into the Adirondack Mountains, will arrive as a new exhibit at BluSeed Studios. The show “Paper Migration” bring the viewer from the petrified cliff off the shores of Mazatlan, Mexico to the High Peaks.

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Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company performs at the Strand Theater

Members of the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts and potential members are invited to enjoy the Rebecca Kelly Ballet Company this Friday, July 26.

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Create-your-own Travel Poster workshop at NCCCA

Combining poster design, graphic art design and advertising, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will host a class to create personalized travel posters.

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Kasprzak celebrated final Mayor’s Cup Weekend

The Mayor’s Cup Festivities carried the voices of local talent, the sound of pirates with treasures scattered throughout downtown for people to find, a day of white sails stretching across the horizon on Lake Champlain and the traditional regatta.

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Thee Thrifty Peddler holds eclectic mix of treasures

Combining a love for researching old machinery and getting great deals, Scott Cross has made a business being the “Thrifty Peddler.” “I’ve always been a collector and a picker, there comes a point you can’t keep everything you find,” Cross said. Cross’s store, called Thee Thrifty Peddler, is located at 18 Brinkerhoff Street and has been open for 6 months but Cross said the business of locating hidden treasures has been in his blood long before opening the store.

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BluSeed offers class to paint paper with pulp

Before text messages and emails there was only paper. It is still has many uses — including serving as a canvas for artwork. With that in mind, BluSeed Studios will, for the first time, offer a class on paper pulp painting.

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Focus on Entertainment for July 13 to 18

Musical Performances, theater productions and much more are planned around the region for this weekend. Mayor's Cup

Return of the Fly to leave listeners with buzz in ears

Bringing its eardrum-exploding loud, East coast punk rock music to the region, the ROTA formed band, Return of the Fly (ROTF), will play during Mayor’s Cup festivities at 7 p.m. on July 13 at the gallery, 50 Margaret Street.

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Conroy’s Organics offers local music and beef at their weekly BBQ Nights

For those looking for a break from the usual night out, Conroy’s Organic hosts a weekly BBQ Night with burgers right from the farm, live music, family fun activities and more every Thursday.

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Plattsburgh pet shop owner arrested for 20 counts of animal cruelty

Northern Puppies pet shop owner Tammy Staley was arrested Wednesday, July 10 and charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty after police found sick and dead kittens in the back room of the store.

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Saranac Lake Photographer joins with poet for new show “Pull Over”

Two long-time friends and local artists have joined together for an exhibit at the Plattsburgh City Library which merges images of photography with the written word.

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Weather superb for July First Weekend

Clear skies and warm weather invited locals and visitors to downtown Plattsburgh for First Weekend July 5 and 6.

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Clinton County Fair to host headliner Lorrie Morgan and more

The 66th Annual Clinton County Fair promises to deliver a non-stop musical experience in addition to the annual fun and excitement of the week-long event from July 16 through 21 at the fairgrounds, 84 Fair Grounds Road.

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Focus on Entertainment: July 5-12

The weekend is packed with musical performances and entertainment in the Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area. The Complete World of Sports (abridged) will return to the tri-lakes region, Count Blastula will perform at Monopole in Plattsburgh, Saranac Heritage Farm will kickoff summer with Summerfest, Big Slyde will perform in Lake Placid, a Hot Mess and Return of the Fly in Plattsburgh.

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NCCCA to host Camp Boyfriend book party

Two local writers will unveil their first book, “Camp Boyfriend,” a new young adult series, at a special camp-themed party at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., on July 15.

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Downtown business owners form alliance

Downtown business owners are taking the vitality of the city into their own hands in a grassroots effort to make the city center a destination. Around 20 people from several Plattsburgh businesses gathered at the Champlain Wine Company, 8 City Hall Place, for their second official Downtown Association meeting on June 27.

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Saranac Heritage Farm to kick off with music at Summerfest

Three young farmers hope to welcome summer and people to the Saranac Memorial Farm for its first Summerfest on July 6.

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Eye On Business : Crossfit athletes find home in Plattsburgh business

While the outside temperature was rising above 90 degrees, the inside of the North Country Crossfit (NCCF) gym had athletes pushing through the heat during their custom-designed workouts for their personal fitness goals.

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Vehicle tax halted by Essex County Board of Supervisors

The biggest voice advocating a “vehicle tax” changed his tune during the July 1 Essex County Supervisors monthly meeting, putting the brakes on an additional registration fee.

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Etown works on washed out road

Elizabethtown Supervisor, Margaret Bartley, wrote in an email that the worst damage from the storm occurred on Hurricane Mountain Lane. Almost two miles of road, from the Caulkin/Lord Cemetery to the hiking trailhead for Hurricane Mountain was washed out by water that overflowed the ditches and culverts.

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Heavy rains cause river floodings and road closures

Heavy rainfalls and rising rivers led to road closures all over Essex County Friday, June 28. In Elizabethtown, Route 9 near New Russia was closed as well as River Street in downtown Elizabethtown.

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Poet Rapper Al Basics to take over ROTA Gallery

Bringing the sounds of a Queens poet to the ROTA Gallery, Al Basics will be delivering his thoughtful cadence of spoken word poetry and hip hop during a show on June 29.

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Focus on Entertainment: June 28 - July 5

The weekend is packed with musical performances and entertainment in the Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area. Shows will include the Summer Gala at the Adirondack Carousel, performances by the Garcia Project, Spiritual Rez, Al Basics and Rail, Formula 5, and Miranda Di Perno.

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Plattsburgh prepares for second First Weekend celebration

The downtown area will be transformed into a lively show of community spirit and artistry for the second-First Weekend on July 5 and 6.

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Gizmo keeps going thanks to the CMVT

Members of the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum are working quietly behind the scenes to keep the iconic mechanical “Gizmo” chugging along at the Champlain Centre Mall.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis Central praises graduates at ceremony

Seniors at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School gave their final bow to their school district at the school’s 75 commencement ceremony on June 21 in Huntley Auditorium.

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Top district students recognized in ceremony at Willsboro

Students from seven school districts across Essex County were recognized for their scholastic achievements at a special ceremony at Willsboro Central School on June 4.

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Focus on Entertainment: June 15-22

The weekend is packed with musical performances in the Plattsburgh to Lake Placid area. Shows will include a film showing of the movie "Kock." Performances by Spring Street, Loud and Stupid, Y Not Blue, Timbre Coup, The Glass Onion, Hey Sugar, Cooter and the Crawlies, Swimming with Champy and Mister F.

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Essex County bar closing approved by Liquor Authority

The New York State Liquor Authority approved a motion to change the time alcohol can be served from 4 to 3 a.m. during their meeting on June 19.

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