As he winds down his tenure as NY-21 Congressman, Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) took some time Friday, March 21 to meet with Saranac Lake business owners and discuss the economic climate of the region.
Smith is the new Pastor at the Westport church, a parish he had been working at for a year prior to taking the helm.
Derrick A. Hopkins and Jennifer Moore, who respectively lead the theatre and music departments, have been selected as the 2014 Section 1 recipients of the National High School Heart of the Arts Award by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
The first house on the riverside road in the Town of Jay was destroyed by Town of Jay and Essex County Highway Department personnel March 19, the first of 28 properties to be destroyed under FEMA and state funding in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
A couple of people over the last couple months have asked me why I started to focus on my health, a journey that led me to the base of Spruce Hill Saturday, March 22, competing in the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run For Hope’s 13.1-mile half marathon. Seriously, from not being able to breathe watching television to running up a very steep hill, which was only two of the total miles.
Over 130 braved the winds and snow to take part in the 34th anniversary of a tradition to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Westport Bicentennial is planned for the weekend of July 4-6, 2015, with a committee currently formed to help plan for the event and seeking community involvement in planning and researching.
This and several more questions will be answered as the Westport Central School Drama Club presents “Rumpelstiltskin” Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
The 24th annual Part Ward Memorial Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 22, with games featuring seven men’s and two women’s teams starting at 11:15 a.m.
The Winter Paralympic Games are currently taking place in the same Russian seaport that hosted the Winter Olympiad one month earlier, and a photography exhibit at the Olympic Center Museum brings that action here.
Deborah Misik was hoping the A.P. Smith’s Bakery at Paul Smith’s College would be a little busier when the doors opened at 9 a.m. March 6.
The school held its annual Science Slam with exhibits and experiments from students ranging from kindergarten through senior year.
New York Mills reaches state title game
The key for rivals of the Moriah Vikings in the 2013-14 boys varsity basketball season was finding a way to stop sophomore Adam Jaquish. All had, for the most part, failed — until New York Mills brought the height and quickness needed to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D semifinals at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Mills scored a 57-24 win March 14.
The Mineville Miners were crowned the Class B (there were only two classes at the time) state champions March 28, 1930, defeating Margaretville 31-14 in taking top honors.
The towns are separated by less than 10 miles, but Lake Placid and Saranac Lake will host their own Olympic celebrations in the coming weeks.
Meet the members of the 2013-14 Moriah Vikings boys varsity basketball team, which will play New York Mills Friday, March 14, in the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
2013-14 girl's All Valley Team
On Saturday, March 15, the Champlain Valley Film Society will present a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “12 Years a Slave,” at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 Route 22
Stefanik, who has worked in her family’s plywood business in Broadalbin, said their company has supplied materials for the Dick Sherman-led company for many years.
NY-21 candidate meets with Denton Publications, other news outlets
Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf said it was an “enormous release” to finally go public with his campaign.
A one-car accident March 11 claimed the life of a Keene resident.
For the second time in the last 11 years, the Moriah boys varsity basketball team will head to the Glens Falls Civic Center to play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s (NYSPHSAA) state championships.
Two years after he was first reported missing by family and friends, New York State Police continue to seek leads in the investigation into his disappearance.
The 35th Annual Dr. Thomas Tanneberger Alumni Basketball Tournament will take place Saturday, March 15, with games starting at 1 p.m. featuring teams comprised of alumni from the school.
Students from elementary to high school will take to the AuSable Valley Middle/High School stage next week to perform a coming of age story set to song.
Well, in Lake Placid, you can find it as the best collegiate skiers and snowboarders in the nation will make their way to the local Olympic facilities for the 2014 United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA) National Championships.
Beaney, the head coach of the Middlebury College men’s hockey team, spoke to educators assembled at the College For Every Student (CFES) headquarters Feb. 6 abut the bonds that form when players from his teams go to local schools.
At the end of each of the first three quarters, Adam Jaquish had both outscored and out-rebounded the defending NYSPHSAA Class D state champion Argyle Scots single-handedly.
For AuSable Valley wrestlers Dylan Baker and Kenny Rivers, the NYSPHSAA state wrestling tournament Feb. 28 will be chalked up as a learning experience.
This year, attendees were welcomed into the completed facility, coming together Feb. 6-7 to talk about ways of connecting primary school students to the next educational step.
The APA announced that the proposed final drafts of the Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower Historic Area Unit Management Plans (UMP) would be the topic of a public hearing Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. with attendees being able to review the document starting at 5 p.m.
Almost 60 residents in the town of Westport turned out for the third time to hear the price tags for bringing three community service buildings into the 21st Century.
Westport (15-5), trailing 31-29 entering the final eight minutes, scored the first four points of the quarter and went on a 12-3 run that spanned the first six minutes in scoring a 48-41 win Feb. 26.
The Lions used a 13-7 second quarter to extend an early lead to 27-20 at the half and held off a couple of Keene surges in the second half to keep the lead.
Cosgrove paces Pats in double OT; Westport advances
The fourth seeded Keene Beavers wanted to take advantage of their interior play against No. 5 Willsboro in the Section VII/Class D playoffs Feb. 22, and Brandon Dumas was up to the task.
ELCS, Keene advance while Westport, Willsboro out
The No. 3 AuSable Valley Lady Patriots again found themselves in another tough fight against No. 2 Saranac Feb. 21 in the Class B semifinals at Plattsburgh High School.
Members from the Democratic committees met in Long Lake two days before Valentine’s Day to quietly make their choice for a candidate to replace the current incumbent Congressman, Democrat Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, who announced earlier this month that he would not be seeking re-election.
Jonathan Gay makes indoor states
Dylan Baker and Kenny Rivers each earned spots on the sectional wrestling team with wins in the Section VII championships Feb. 15 held on their home mats at AVCS.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis boys varsity basketball team did its part to set up a sectional matchup with neighbor and rival Westport with a 10-point win against Johnsburg Feb. 19.
Lake Placid’s Andrew Weibrecht was one of the last members named to the United States Alpine Ski team that headed to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games, which may have fueled him to another improbably podium run.
A balanced attack led the AuSable Valley Lady Patriots to the Section VII/Class B girls basketball semifinals with a 70-33 victory over Saranac Lake Feb. 18.
The Elizabethtown-Westport Garden Club gave back to the community during its Feb. 6 luncheon.
Town employees are working with Riznick Construction to install new digital-read water meters in each home and business in the district.
Three entries were named tops in their division as part of the latest photo and caption contest put on by Champlain Area Trails.
Over 1,400 athletes from throughout New York returned to the Olympic Village of Lake Placid to compete for gold and glory in the Empire State Winter Games Feb. 6-9.
The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District will be getting two new buses to help replace an aging fleet.
Gavin Friedrich of AuSable, Jonathan Gay of Westport win sectional titles
Essex County GOP Chairman Ron Jackson, former Essex Supervisor, announced that 11 of the 12 counties had given their blessing to Elise Stefanik, the current Willsboro resident who has served in the George W. Bush cabinet and the Paul Ryan Vice Presidential candidacy team.
The Winter Olympic Games have begun in Sochi, Russia, with several competitors with local ties taking place in the early rounds of competition.
At Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School, the Board of Education is set to host a trio of public forums starting Monday, Feb. 10, to address the issue of the budget. The first forum will take place at 6 p.m. in the school’s conference room.