The prehistoric adventures of the tykes from millions of years ago were revealed through the eyes of young authors at Westport Central School.
Bruce Estus said he is going to spend his time ‘enjoying life’
After over 39 years of welcoming people with a smile and always having something nice to say on the chilliest and ugliest days, long-time Westport employee Bruce Estus has retired.
The Literacy Volunteers of Essex/ Franklin Counties will be holding its Winter Scrabble Tournament and Scrabble Day on Saturday, March 2, in Saranac Lake and Port Henry.
There were no injuries reported after a small plane carrying three people crashed in the Adirondack wilderness near Lake Placid on Thursday, Feb. 21.
A fire destroyed a two-story home on 169 Edgemont Road Sunday afternoon.
The Wooden Nickel will be holding it’s 25 anniversary Fish Fry to benefit the Elizabethtown-Lewis Fire Departments on March 3.
Musicians will play to support local food pantries at Carousel
Whether you are hungry for good music, starving for community action or just in the need of a great day, local artists are pooling their musical talents to raise spirits as well as funds for local food pantries.
A West Chazy couple who have traveled the world on a money-saving budget will host a presentation Feb. 21 to talk about how they were able to do it. Jaki and Rob Roy not only traveled on a shoestring but later wrote about it in their book titled “The coincidental traveler: an Adventure for budget-minded grown-ups.”
Robots and cookies, not the spyware but the sweets, will combine forces to raise money for the ENIAC Masterbots Robotics Team at the Winter Farmers Market on Feb. 9. Members of the ENIAC Masterbots Robotics Team, a sub-set of a Clinton County 4H group made up of area home schooled youth, hope to raise money to attend the World Festival in April.
What will you bring your sweetie for Valentines Day? How about a night of comedy. “It’s a lot better than flowers that are going to die or lingerie she’ll throw out, no woman will slap their man in the face for buying comedy tickets,” Adirondack Comedy Club organizer Ray Wayman said.
Less than nine months after Iowa Pacific Holdings opened The Exchange at North Creek retail outlet here on Main Street, the store has closed.
The Essex County Public Health has confirmed another raccoon with rabies in the Village of Keeseville.
Almost 30 area art programs were awarded funding through the 2013 Decentralization Grant Funding on Feb 1. The grants were announced by the North Country Cultural Center.
A Hamilton County judge Feb. 1 sentenced a North Creek whitewater rafting guide to one year in jail for negligible homicide after a woman died during a rafting trip in September.
The Long Term Recovery Group of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties asked artists to channel the mixed reactions of three photographs taken in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene into art work.
The sweets, wine and jewelry will create a romantic atmosphere for couples at local wineries during Sweethearts Wine Tour on Feb. 9. “When I think of Valentine’s Day I think chocolates, cakes, wine and jewelry,” Amazing Grace Vineyard owner Mary Fortson said.
The parolee accused of trying ramming a police cruiser with a tractor has been found guilty of assault of a police officer.
The Vision to Action campaign received its report card from the community Jan. 24, with invested members of the community turning out to contribute to the direction they’d like to see Plattsburgh head.
The Lake George Winter Carnival will blanket the town with excitement during the month of February.
New York State Police today released the named of the two people killed in the Jan. 30 fire at 197 Pratt Road in Indian Lake. Both were residents of the mobile home: Anna M. Tracey, 71, and Roy J. Tracey Sr. Autopsies were performed the same day as the fire at the Nathan Littauer Hospital Morgue by Dr. Jungeun Lee. Police are saying they have been “tentatively” identified; positive identification is pending further forensic examination.
Egglefield Ford in Elizabethtown drove for their community and delivered a check for $1,810 to the North Country SPCA.
At the Keeseville Community Center, the skaters have started lacing up and enjoying a classic winter past time. The rink, located at 58 Liberty Street, was opened to the community on Dec. 31.
A Hamilton County grand jury Thursday, Jan. 17 found the owner of the Hudson River Rafting Company not guilty on two criminal charges.
A special artists’ market will display a vast array of artwork done in varying mediums and will include a family fun carnival day with activities for the whole family on Jan. 26 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street.
Regional wine makers will be bringing their finest vino to the fourth annual Winter Wine Fest to raise money for a new exhibit at a local museum.
The former Willsboro Central School — now the home of the Champlain Valley Senior Community — will welcome a former student as one of the building’s first residents.
Girls tour Moriah FD
The Moriah Volunteer Fire Department’s recently meeting was put on hold for a special tour for the young ladies of the Moriah Girl Scouts.
Police are still investigating if crimes are connected
A Keeseville man has been arrested in connection with the early morning robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on Cumberland Head on Jan. 9. New York State Police in Plattsburgh arrested David A. Brown, age 49, of Keeseville, in connection with the robbery of the Stewart’s Shop on State Route 9 at approximately 5 a.m. that same day.
Police are investigating if incidents are connected
The armed robbery suspect at the Plattsburgh Stewarts matches the physical description of the robbery at the Peru Stewarts Shop on Jan. 2. State Police Lieutenant Brent Davison said at both crime scenes the witness description of the getaway car and the suspect are similar.
Westport Central School students worked together to support High Peaks Hospice, and through bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers, they were able to donate $600.
As holiday office parties ensue and “Secret Santas” work their magic, one group decided to put away the gifts and bring in food and essential items for the local food shelf.
Special Olympian athletes are practicing on White Face Mountain as their final training session together before they athletes compete in 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea.
School officials around Essex County did their best to make the school day following the Dec. 14 mass homicide at a Connecticut elementary school as normal as possible.
One man on his way to the Wadhams Water meeting was shocked and honored in a special surprise ceremony held to celebrate his service to the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Department for over 68 years.
One woman’s words and another woman’s collection of hundreds of stuffed animals led to the delivery of Christmas presents for fostered children across the country.
A bookkeeper for a local construction company was arrested by State Police for stealing more than $50,000 from the business over the past 12 years. Lawrence R. Jaques, 63, of Keene, was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for second-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records.
The owner of the Hudson River Rafting Company faces additional charges of reckless endangerment. Patrick Cunningham, of North Creek, was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Hamilton County Court.
King is the first person prosecuted in Essex County under new law
Hours before jury selection was scheduled to begin, a Westport man changed his plea to guilty first-degree strangulation on Dec. 10.
Three Keeseville teenagers were arrested Sunday, Dec. 9 for armed robbery after allegedly attempting to rob the Keeseville Mobil Station. Dexter T. Nash, 16, of Keeseville, Kevin J. Archer, 19, of Keeseville, and a 12-year-old male juvenile were arrested without incident following the attempted robbery.
Another skunk, shot in Peru on Nov. 6, tested positive for rabies according to local public health officials. “The rabid skunk was shot by a resident on the Jabez Allen Road. The latest rabid animal was found about 6 miles north of the Village of Keeseville where several rabid animals were recently confirmed,” Principal Sanitarian at the Clinton County Health Department Rita Mitchell said.
For the past 150 years, America has been through a major social change to try to create a climate where all races are equal regardless of color. The signing of the emancipation proclamation was the first step in putting the freedom of slaves on paper.
The time has come to venture into the basement and dust off those unwanted VHS tapes, old books and odds and ends and trade them for treasures. The ROTA Gallery, located at 50 Margaret Street in Plattsburgh, will be giving collectors of interesting things a chance to nerd out at ROTA*CON, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The brains behind the 165th Essex County Fair brought their ideas for an exciting way to bring the members of the entire county together to celebrate and enjoy the event.
Descendents of Frederick Douglass and John Brown continue to fight slavery in the modern world together
Descendents of Frederick Douglass and John Brown continue to fight slavery in the modern world together
The town of Westport is getting closer to having plans for a new combined Department of Public Works and fire station put before the public.
Police believe Martin’s wounds to be self-inflicted
Police arrest the Saranac Lake man for making a false report saying he was shot and robbed. At 9 a.m. on Nov. 27, police arrested the victim, 55-year-old man William J. Martin of Saranac Lake. Martin was charged with third-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a punishable false statement. Both charges are class A misdemeanors.
Lake Placid students took a weekend to learn about leadership and community change to bring about positive changes for Lake Placid and Wilmington area teens.
Members of the Westport Bible Church are collecting items and donations to supply children around the world with Christmas presents.
The investigation into the shooting of a local man on Tuesday night have led authorities to believe the injuries may have been self inflicted after the discovery of a witness and the firearm believed to be used in the case.
Police are searching for two suspects in the crime
Saranac Lake Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting on Pine Street on Tuesday evening. At about 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 20, a person called 911 to report being shot. The victim, a 55-year-old man, was found on the train trestle near Pine Street and Broadway.