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Keith Lobdell

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The new face of the Ti PD: Tusko welcomed to the force

Genier, a member of the Ticonderoga Police Department, was paired with her new canine companion, a pure-breed German Shepherd named Tusko, at the Shallow Creek Kennel in Middlesex, Penn.

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Ticonderoga Kiwanis prep for annual Easter Egg Hunt

The fields of Bicentennial Park will hopefully be covered with chocolate and all other sorts of candy Saturday, April 4, as the Kiwanis Club holds it annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m.

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Dentistry in peril

MLH to no longer offer dental clinic, looking for alternative

Moses Ludington Hospital is getting out of the dentistry business, but hopes to strike a partnership allowing for continuing services on site.

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From the Islands to the North Country

Hawaiian students visit local school as part of CFES exchange program

On a day when wind chill made the outside temperature feel below zero, six students from Hawaii made their way around the North Country and through the halls of Crown Point Central School.

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Moriah’s Jonathan Gibbs runner up at regional spelling bee

Moriah Central School eighth grader Jonathan Gibbs made it through the opening rounds of the regional Scripp’s Spelling Bee March 13, watching as others were eliminated through the opening rounds.

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Crown Point seeking final water district surveys

Crown Point officials are looking to complete the water district income survey which has been taking place over the past several months. To do so, they need at least 95 percent of the system users to fill out an income survey.

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On Common Ground Troupe speaks student-to-student in W’boro, Westport

A local group of students is hoping to teach their peers about the dangers of bullying and its consequences.

Ticonderoga, DOH continue to square off over water issues

The battle over the future of the municipalities’ water system here has entered a new phase, and town officials feel now is the time to move forward.

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Crown Point board works on campground bylaws

As the thermometer starts to creep higher, town officials are preparing to host another season of happy campers.

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On Common Ground troupe wins state award

A troupe of student-actors from Moriah Central School were recently honored with the Ultimate Contribution Award from the Task Force Against Bullying.

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Ticonderoga High School students square off with teachers in quiz bowl challenge

After correctly answering the question, “where would you find an aglet,” Ticonderoga Quiz Bowl member Josie Worley offered the reason she knew the answer was the plastic seal on the end of a shoestring.

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Funding sought for Schroon hall expansion

Town officials are working to secure a $75,000 grant in order to expand the town hall to provide more room for the municipal court.

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Warriors claim second Class C title in three years

Wincowski three sends Warriors up Rte. 9 champs

In the Class C Championship game March 21, that spotlight fell to the on-court leader of the Lake George Warriors in a 53-50 title win against Waterville.

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Wincowski’s triple-double helps lead Warriors to Class C title game

The edge went to the down-towners, as the Warriors hit on 11 shots from beyond the arc to score a 70-60 win over the Blue Devils and advance to the Class C title game for the second time in three years.

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Moriah unable to solve Bridgeport zone in fourth

Killer Bees end Moriah season in Class D semifinals

It was a tale of two games for the Moriah Vikings in the NYSPHSAA Class D semifinals against Bridgehampton March 20.

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Crown Point declares state of emergency over water lines

To do so, members of the Crown Point Town Board voted March 12 to enact a state of emergency in regard to repairs needed to fix a leak at the main intersection in the hamlet, where Route 9N/22, Sugar Hill Road and Creek Road meet.

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Ti water department feted for winter work

Over the past two-plus months, members of the Ticonderoga Water Department have responded to 54 pipe freeze and leak calls as well as over 20 main line breaks.

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Cinderella this weekend at Schroon Lake Central

Performances will take place at 7 p.m. both days and will feature a student led cast acting, singing and dancing their way through the classic tale of the girl who dreamed to go to the ball.

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Viking players excited for return to Civic Center

Players talk return to Glens Falls, favorite memories from the season

Moriah boys varsity basketball team speaks about returning to the civic center.

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Ti PD looking to move to maintenance building at Armory

Grant from Sen. Little’s office may finalize funding needs

 Officials may be one step closer to having the funding needed to move the police department into a new home on the Armory property.

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Julia Podres reflects on 103 years of life

On the coffee table in Julia Podres’ quaint living room is a Time magazine.

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Moriah prepares for Final Four foe, Bridgehampton

Two days after defeating Germantown in the Class D regional finals, it was business as usual for the Moriah varsity boys basketball team.

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Guerin re-elected Port Henry Mayor

Ernie Guerin was re-elected to his fourth term as Mayor of Port Henry, earning 91 votes against the 55 ballots cast in favor of opponent Jack Sheldon, March 18.

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Moriah Vikings look to repeat Mineville’s feat of 85 years ago

While several teams from the North Country and Section VII have made it to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s (NYSPHSAA) Final Four since it returned in 1981, no one has been able to match the feat of a group of ball players from a now extinct school who made their way to Syracuse in 1930.

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Know the Four

A breakdown of the four teams competing for the NYSPHSAA Class D championship in boys basketball at the Glens Falls Civic Center this weekend, March 20-21.

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Crown Point drama students to present updated version of The Crucible

 Take a classic tale and add recent music, and you have a recipe members of the Crown Point Central School drama club know will be a winning combination.

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Drats! Lady Vikings foiled again by Fort Edward

Leading throughout most of the first three quarters of play, the Moriah girls varsity basketball team was closing in on a return trip to Hudson Valley Community College and the NYSPHSAA Class D Final Four.

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Ti Elementary students to present ‘Hansel and Gretel’

The Ticonderoga Elementary musical performance, made up of students from grades 3-5, will be “Hansel and Gretel,” adapted by advisor and director Wayne Chagnon, Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m. in the elementary school auditorium.

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Vikings heading back to Final Four

The Vikings earned their ticket to the NYSPHSAA Final Four March 14 with a 59-49 victory against Germantown.

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Natural Foods Co-op moving towards opening

While they may not have met their goal of 300 members, Sharon Reynolds said many food co-ops have started with much less funding to become a staple in their respective communities.

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Schroon Lake students bring Cinderella to the stage

A classic princess will take to the auditorium stage at Schroon Lake Central School March 20-21, as the school hosts a production of, Cinderella.

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Paddling program coming to Bulwagga bay

But when that anticipated, and much warmer, day comes, the Bulwagga Bay campsite will be ready with a new paddling program.

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Alumni Assoc. to again host ‘Strikes for Students’

The Fourth Annual Strikes for Students Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15, at Adirondack Lanes in Ticonderoga.

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Chicken barbecue to benefit Mineville VFW

Mineville Oil and Boyea’s Grocery are sponsoring a chicken barbecue and Chinese auction for the Mineville VFW Post 5802 Saturday, March 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the VFW hall.

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Minerva student McCall set for medical future

Taking college course during sr. year, she has been accepted into Siena/Albany med program

The Minerva student actually doesn’t even take classes at Minerva Central School, instead taking her first year of general studies at SUNY Adirondack.

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Mom Prom set to take place Saturday in Ticonderoga

Women throughout the region are being asked to get the gown out of the closet and wear it to the Best Western Plus in Ticonderoga to celebrate and raise funds for local organizations.

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Ticonderoga falls to Northern Adirondack in C title game

The Northern Adirondack Bobcats were able to keep the Ticonderoga Sentinels at bay with clutch shooting in the fourth quarter to win the Section VII/Class C title, 59-46, March 7.

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Rates on the rise at Port Henry, Bulwagga Bay campsites

Rates at the two campsites along the shore of Lake Champlain here will increase for the upcoming season.

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McGrath honored with Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

An adjunct professor at the Ticonderoga Campus of North Country Community College received a statewide award in a surprise ceremony Feb. 26.

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Queens of the Court: Moriah, NAC, Saranac

Section VII crowned three champions in girls basketball March 6.

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Ti area seniors get moving with range of motion classes

 Local seniors have the chance to get moving through a range of motion exercises during a program at the Ticonderoga Senior Center in the former Armory building.

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Sheldon presents challenge in Port Henry mayoral race

 A former trustee and deputy mayor for the Village of Port Henry is looking to return to the municipalities governing body.

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Guerin to run for another term as Port Henry Mayor

Ernest “Ernie” Guerin will seek his fourth term as Mayor March 18.

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Oranges’ ‘Splash Brothers’ both reach 1-K milestone

While the “Splash Brothers” of the NBA reside in Oakland, Calif., the Splash Brothers of Section VII hang their hats in Long Lake.

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Schroon awarded property from voided Essex County tax sale

 A piece of property originally awarded to a buyer during Essex County auction will now go to the town of Schroon.

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Venner 3 sends Keene into Class D finals to face Moriah

Once again, the game between the Keene Beavers and Schroon Lake Wildcats came down to a scoring run.

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Vikings, Beavers to vie for Class D girls championship

On March 3, the Lady Vikings made sure they would not miss out on a fifth straight sectional championship game, jumping out to a 10-point first quarter lead en route to a 57-23 victory.

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Exit 29 Sunoco brings convenience back to North Hudson

It was a Christmas present to the town and region.

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Sentinels seek sectional magic for second straight game

Ross’ three in overtime leads Ti over Seton Catholic and onto Class C finals against NAC

 It was a play designed to bring the defenders in on the top scoring threat for the Ticonderoga Sentinels, and the Seton Catholic Knights took the bait Feb. 27.

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Port Henry trustees discuss campground staffing, improvements

Village officials are looking for a new manager for their municipal campground.

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