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Katherine Clark

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No opposition shown to change bar hours in Essex County

No one spoke against Essex County’s proposal to move last call at local bars from 4 to 3 a.m. during a public forum at the Old County Courthouse June 13.

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Locals give money to locals to help fight cancer, one family at a time

A local group aims to be an advocate and a friend for people in the North Country that are affected by cancer. The North Country Cancer Fund wants to get the message out there to people in Essex, Clinton and St. Lawrence counties that they are here to help.

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No opposition shown to change bar hours in Essex County

No one spoke against Essex County’s proposal to move the last call at local bars from 4 to 3 a.m. during a public forum at the old county courthouse June 13. In fact, most of the attendees said closing bars down at 2 a.m. would be more appropriate.

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Richards Librarian to retire, new candidates sought

Help Wanted: Library Director. This coming winter, the patrons of Richards Library will be saying goodbye to the librarian who has greeted students, locals and visitors to the 36 Elm St. building since 1974.

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Bertrand memorial softball tourney set for Saturday

Brent Bertrand was a teacher at Warrensburg Central Schools who inspired many through his patience, enthusiasm and dedication to students. Following his untimely death in 2012, his legacy endures through a softball tournament named in his honor.

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Portion of County Route 11 closed due to wash out in Bolton

Almost a half mile of roadway was washed away on Rt. 11 early Wednesday morning. The portion of the County Route has been closed between Valley Woods Road and Hendricks Road.

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Champlain Valley Senior Community will open on June 15

The Champlain Valley Senior Community will reopen the doors of the former Willsboro Central School in a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 15. The building, located at 10 Gilliland Lane, will open as a place for seniors to live and enjoy the historical integrity of the building as it has been renovated into a state-of-the-art assisted living facility.

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Fish released by WCS science class

The school day went to the fishes when the seventh grade class at Westport Central School released almost 70 salmon minnows into the Boquet River on May 21 at Lee Park.

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Law Enforcement learn to fight animal abuse

The workshop, titled “Investigating Animal Cruelty” brought in experts to teach law enforcement how to best address the legal and emotional consequences of animal abuse on May 11 at the Sheriff’s Department in Lewis.

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Emergency personnel train to fight Ethanol fires with live fires

Members of Essex County Volunteer fire departments came together to learn about combating liquid fires with a certification class that included putting out live propane fires at the parking lot outside the Commonwealth Home Fashions on May 16.

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Sweet Adelines plan Singsation

The Sweet Adelines will be causing a Singsation with a six-week open music program inviting women interested in joining the a capella group or just seeing what it’s all about to be an Adeline.

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Family fun goes to school at Westport

The schoolyard and halls were filled with excitement of community and school members coming together for the annual Family and Community Night at Westport Central School on May 9.

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Make paper, raise awareness for sexual assault

Panty Pulp class to be held at BluSeed

A Panty Pulping class, a program created by the Peace Paper Project, will be held at BluSeed Studio, 24 Cedar Street, on June 14 from 3 to 7 p.m.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day

Pictures from Memorial Day ceremonies in Elizabethtown, Au Sable Forks, Wadhams, Westport and Willsboro.

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Jungle Book Kids come to Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Elementary School Drama Club will bring the colorful story of a young boy living as an animal in the wildly zany story of the Disney play the Jungle Book Kids.

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Rivers found guilty in Keeseville murder

A jury found Michael D. Rivers guilty of first-degree manslaughter and first degree gang assault on May 30 in relation to the death of Robert M. Rennie.

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Willsboro Students to perform 12 Angry Men

Willsboro Central School students will give an intimate performance with the audience taking to the stage for their portrayal of modern-day Reginald Rose’s Emmy Award-Winning Classic Drama “12 Angry Jurors.”

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Co-workers come together to help after Cancer Diagnosis

 Friends and coworkers of a Chazy woman are coming together to help raise money to aid in her fight against cancer. A fundraiser will be held on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eye Care For The Adirondacks, 450 Margaret Street. Guests can drop off unwanted cans and recyclables, enter raffles for homemade basket packages, buy baked goods from the bake sale, have their car washed and check out a yard sale put together to raise money for Eye Care employee Gail Reyell.

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Consignment shop and book store opens in Westport

Westport welcomed a new business with a vast collection of books and style at Champlain Avenue Inc.

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Hudson River Rafting company can resume river runs

The Hudson River Rafting Company, based in North Creek, can resume guiding trips under certain restrictions according to a ruling handed down by the State Supreme Court in Johnstown.

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Hosts sought to welcome Canadian students in Plattsburgh

Officials of Plattsburgh University are seeking community members who are interested in hosting an exchange student from a neighboring country while the student learns about American government and community services.

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‘Adirondack Kids’ authors to release book about Adirondack Carousel

The who-done-it book, “The Carousel Case, the Bicycle Race & The Blackfly Bad Guy,” will be released at a joint one-year anniversary party of the Carousel’s opening on May 25.

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North Country careers available at biannual job fair

North Country job seekers will have an opportunity to meet perspective new employers at the North Country Chamber of Commerce Job Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. May 15 at the West Side Ballroom, 253 New York Road.

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“Bird Feeder Bandit” caught on camera

An unruly neighbor who pulled down a local family’s bird feeders and was even so bold as to get less than a foot from their kitchen window at night threatens to make them take their feeders inside

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Relay for life team gets physical for purple power with a Zumbathon

 The Relay for Life team “Motivators” will host a Zumbathon at the Our Lady of Victory Church at 4919 South Catherine Street, on May 10. The Zumbathon will begin at 7 p.m. and go till 8:30 p.m.

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Denno found guilty for murder of Keeseville man

A jury found Scott E. Denno guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree gang assault after three-hour deliberation on May 8 for the death of Robert M. Rennie, of Keeseville. Acting Supreme Court Justice Richard Meyer sent the jury into deliberations shortly after 10 a.m., and they were back with a verdict shortly after 1 p.m.

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Livin’ & Lovin’ Country Dance Party will bring top country artists to Plattsburgh

Top Country artists will headline at a day long music and fun festival at the Crete Memorial Civic Center in Plattsburgh on Saturday, May 25.

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Make-A-Wish gives a Plattsburgh teen tools to make a dream come true

Teen with cystic fibrosis receives photography equipment

A local teen received the ultimate set of equipment to prepare him for his dream job as a photographer through the Make-A-Wish foundation.

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Denno trial: Medical examiner says death caused by severe trauma

Autopsy results concluded the death of Robert Rennie was caused by severe blunt force trauma that caused extreme internal bleeding.

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Keeseville Murder suspect conflicting stories revealed in court testimony

Investigating officers who questioned Scott E. Denno revealed during the second day of trial that he changed his story many times over the course of the investigation of his involvement in the death of Robert Rennie.

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Westport school board, teachers make agreement that balances budget

The Westport Central School board approved a $5,505,000 2013-14 budget to put before voters at a regular meeting on April 25.

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Plattsburgh Sister nominated for NYS Woman of Distinction

Blow said recognition a milestone for everyone involved with North Country Mission of Hope

A Plattsburgh Sister is being honored for reaching across the hemisphere to bring hope to people in Nicaragua and give people in the North Country an opportunity to change lives. Sister Debbie Blow, a co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, will be recognized in Albany early next month as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

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Baseball game aims to save lives and remember deceased teammate

For some people, baseball and other sports are not just a way of life but a reason to live. The SUNY Plattsburgh baseball team will be combining its love of the game with the conviction to save lives in honor of former team member Brian Mehan. The baseball team will host ‘Brian Mehan Be The Match Day‘ on Tuesday, April 30. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the team will be collecting swabs for bone marrow matching in the Cardinal Lounge and before the game there will also be a swabbing station set up at the Lefty Wilson Field on Bailey Ave from 6 to 7:30 p.m. before the team plays SUNY Canton that evening.

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Baseball game aims to save lives and remember deceased teammate

For some people, baseball and other sports are not just a way of life but a reason to live. The SUNY Plattsburgh baseball team will be combining its love of the game with the conviction to save lives in honor of former team member Brian Mehan. The baseball team will host ‘Brian Mehan Be The Match Day‘ on Tuesday, April 30. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the team will be collecting swabs for bone marrow matching in the Cardinal Lounge and before the game there will also be a swabbing station set up at the Lefty Wilson Field on Bailey Ave from 6 to 7:30 p.m. before the team plays SUNY Canton that evening.

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Comedians to serve up giggles for girls

 The Adirondack Comedy Club will present a mostly female show titled “Giggles for Girls” to support the Girl Scouts in Champlain/Mooers. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on April 27 at the Rouses Point American Legion, 29 Pratt Street. Performances will include Adirondack Comedy Club organizer Ray Wayman, with special appearance by comedian Carmen Lagala, Autumn Engroff Spencer and headliner Kit Rivers, who promise to give the girlish giggles in their original sets. Wayman has produced several comedy shows at the American Legion. The upcoming fundraiser will help raise money for the troop to go to New York City at the end of the year. Wayman said they have been doing fundraisers since the fall of last year.

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Gibson Brothers will play homecoming performance for seniors

The Gibson Brothers will give a special live performance in support of Ellenburg Senior Housing residents at 7 p.m. on April 26 at the Northern Adirondack Central School, 5586 Route 11.

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Emergency personnel receive protective training about meth labs

As the number of arrests for meth possession, usage, and manufacturing continue to rise in communities across the North Country, the emergency personnel trained to keep area residents safe must prepare themselves to be ready to respond should a meth related emergency arise.

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Deputy will serve a year in military police in Afghanistan

Deputy Robert Budwick will serve in the military police for a one-year deployment with his Army Reserve unit at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

Westport School looks at across the board cost saving measures

As numbers are returned to area schools, The Westport Central School Board of Education must find ways to make up for reductions in state funding.

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Comedy show will deliver laughs at Moriah firefighter’s expense

Forget about the usual bake sales and coin drops. The Moriah Volunteer Fire Department just asks that people come laugh with them to raise money for the department.

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‘Bells' to ring in Elizabethtown

The Elizabethtown Social Center’s community actors will bring to life the story of pre-cell phones and pre-answering machines for a comedic love story of “Bells Are Ringing,” opening April 18.

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Plunge into Spring with Planned Parenthood Dive

Brave Planned Parenthood supporters took their first dive of the season into Lake Champlain on Sunday, April 7.

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Biggest Loser marathon will come to Plattsburgh

Fans of the nationally syndicated show “The Biggest Loser” are asked to put their loyalty to the test, get off the couch and participate when the Biggest Loser Fun Run and Walk comes to Plattsburgh in June.

Wear Denim to support victims of sexual assault

Officials of Planned Parenthood are asking people to wear denim April 29 in protest of a 1999 Italian Supreme Court ruling that overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans.

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Plattsburgh will come together to Rock Against Rape

Fundraiser will help raise awareness for local counseling services

Plattsburgh music lovers and supporters of victims of sexual assault can Rock Against Rape at the annual Planned Parenthood fundraiser on Saturday, April 6.

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Adirondack Icons to show different facet in show at BluSeed

Kenny and Fortune, will merge their art for a show “Icons” - Lunacy & Scribblings at the BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street. The show will feature photographs and one painting by Fortune and Kenny will be exhibiting a group of intuitive “scribbles” based off his poetry.

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Long Lake firefighter dies in one-car accident

A local volunteer firefighter died here in a one-car accident in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30. Thom Ross, 22, of Long Lake, was driving alone in his 2007 Ford Focus northbound on Deerland Road on State Routes 28/30, when his vehicle veered into the southbound lane, struck a snowbank, and flipped an unknown number of times.

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AVCS students to hold 3-on-3 basketball tournament

The Freshmen and Sophomore classes at AuSable Valley High School will be holding their annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday April 13.

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Mountain Lake Services hosts Family fun day at ELCS

Mountain Lake Service residents and friends helped with games and enjoyed a day of fun in the school’s auditorium. The event was part of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Charm’s Hands at new E-town location

Charm’s Hands in Elizabethown has moved into a space its owner can now call her own on Water Street.

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