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Mauranda Stahl-Sorensen

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Mutton Hollow parade celebrates 8th year

In 2006 Moriah resident Nancy Cutting-Smith together with friends and family came up with the concept of a backwoods country parade. They took to their, then, dirt road of Mutton Hollow and strutted their North Country stuff.

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Rum-Runners weekend returns to region

There will be no shortage of gangster fedoras and flapper dresses Sept. 12, 13 and 14 in the Tri-lakes and Warrensburg areas. Rum runners weekend returns with new activities in this prohibition-era event.

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Ticonderoga swimmer drowns in Lake George

A local women is believed to have drowned while swimming off the Black Point Public Beach on Sept. 4. in the town of Putnam.

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Towns addressing opiate and prescription drug abuse

Moriah and Ti face similar issues and look to community for solutions

Two towns facing down varying issues on their own have a very common denominator, prescription drug and heroin abuse are on the rise and no one is quite sure what to do about it.

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Labor Day weekend events in Port Henry

“We tried something new last year and had Labor Day at the beach,” said Tim Bryant Chamber of Commerce executive. “It was a great time, but we had some feedback that downtown wasn’t as festive so we are back on Church Street.”

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Chronicling a century of residency

On Aug. 24 surrounded by friends, family and caregivers Allen accepted a proclamation by the Town of Ticonderoga to name Aug. 19, his date of birth, Desmond Allen Day. A plaque was presented to Allen by daughter in law Sue Allen.

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Designer labels available in Warrensburg

Runway 67 opens doors to new fashion opportunities

Entrepreneur and Ebay store owner Tina Combs is bringing styles from stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdales to Main Street Warrensburg.

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Old fashioned candy shops bring back memories of generations past

Goody’s has opened its doors independently on Main Street in Warrensburg. Owner, baker, and candy aficionado Carol Ross officially opened for business Aug. 5.

Energy efficiency needs to be addressed

On Aug. 23 market goer’s will have the opportunity to discuss home energy savings with an area expert.

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Calvary bible turners give back

An idea among friends sharing a common love for wood working, has become more than a hobby in Wevertown.

Buffalo Man drowns on Raquette River

A rescue effort began on the flat rocks over looking the pools and rapids of the Buttermilk Falls scenic byway on Aug. 9, after state police received a report of a possible drowning.

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Minerva gets a dose of green

New York 21 congressional candidate Matt Funiciello speaks with voters

Matt Funiciello gives a lesson in mixing color: red plus blue can equal green.

Survivors and community rally behind one of their own

Rhonda Barnes begins a battle with Myeloma, but not alone

Longtime Schroon resident and drummer with the popular local band Rockology, Rhonda Barnes, 46, was recently diagnosed with an advanced stage of Myeloma, a type of cancer.

Motorcycle run slated for injured Fort Ann toddler

Ride 4 JJ Mattison will be held on Aug. 9 departing from the Boar’s Nest restaurant.

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Bluegrass returns to Gore

It might not be the 1, 2 step but the annual bluegrass festival in North Creek has had locals and visitors moving to the beat of the music for 11 years.

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Minerva central custodian arrested on charges of sex abuse and endangering

William C. Smith of Olmstedville was arrested on July 16 as the result of two separate investigations.

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Life’s a beach at Black Mountain Lodge

Black Mountain Lodge has set in motion a renovation plan that will serve up the first area regulation beach volleyball court locally.

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Minerva budget seeks final vote

The future of Minerva Central School hangs in the balance, pending the outcome of a third attempt to pass its nearly $5.1 million dollar proposed budget.

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Mountain music to be featured soon at Upper Hudson Bluegrass fest

The annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival, renowned for hosting some of the most talented performers of authentic mountain music, is to be held from Aug. 14 through Aug. 17 this year.

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A note from town offices

The Ticonderoga Police Dept. and the Town Of Ticonderoga Offices have come together to issue a warning to residents of Ticonderoga.

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A fatal crash on route 74 leaves one dead

Tobia J. Secone, 90 of Ticonderoga was pronounced dead July 15

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Tornado touchdown in Johnsburg confirmed

A first-ever tornado cruised through Johnsburg near North Creek

Our Town to bring children’s musical workshop back

First year a success

Our Town Theatre Group is bringing their Children’s Musical Workshop program back to Tannery Pond Community Center this summer.

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NCS seniors share Belize with community

Students of the Newcomb senior class arrived in Belize in mid April to no plumbing, electricity or technological amenities.

A sigh of relief for Minerva CSD

Re-vote granted

A re-vote of the Minerva Central School 2014-15 budget was given the stamp of approval by New York State Education Commissioner John P. King, Jr., late July 7.

Buy Local

Where there is a need, the Indian Lake Steering Committee has found a solution. With the supermarket closure several years ago the town was left with a lack of options when it came to purchasing produce, poultry, meat and baked goods.

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The search is over for missing fisherman in Hague

Late Friday afternoon Warren County Sheriff’s with assistance from the Lake George Park Commission recovered the body of William A. Scott 59, missing since July 1- as a result of a boating accident.

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Missing angler’s wife reveals details about her husband, his fishing trip on Lake George

Sitting on the shoreline of Lake George near where her husband disappeared after a fishing boat he was riding in capsized, Colleen Scott talks about her husband, his character, and his fishing trips.

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Rescue efforts under way for missing boater

Search efforts resume today for William B. Scott, age 59, of Westerloo, N.Y. as a result of a boating accident July 1.

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Contingency proposals announced at MCSD

Minerva School board talks openly about plans for 2014-15

The Minerva School Board met June 26 to exchange views about the possibility of being forced to enact a contingency budget for the 2014-15 school year.

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Council change up in Minerva

At the June 19 town board meeting a correspondence was received by the board from councilman Robert Lee. The letter, read by Supervisor Steve McNally, was a request for the board to accept Lee’s resignation as councilman effective immediately.

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Exit reactions to NY-21 question session in Hague

Following the 90-minute question and answer dialogue with the republican and green party candidates in the race for the 21st Congressional District, community members were asked their exit opinions.

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More people than ever seek help from food pantry in northern Warren Co.

The Helper's Fund which has assisted families in so many ways over about 16 years, is now operating the town of Chester's food pantry — and the group's board members say more and more people are utilizing its services.

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Loons and Logs a hit

Adirondack Interpretive Center fundraiser

The third annual “Loons and Logs” day May 24 at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a success said coordinators.

Adirondack Interpretive center to feature new exhibit

Northern Forest Room coming soon

The State University Of New York College Of Environmental Science And Forestry and the Northern Forest Institute are currently renovating an existing exhibit room at the interpretive center.

Carharts to couture

Catwalk fundraiser to benefit emergency medical services

Runway fashion is set to be the talk of the town in North Creek on June 20.

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Hamilton County-audubon paradise

Annual Adirondack Birding Festival activities set

The 10th annual Adirondack Birding Festival is set to take place June 13 through June 15 with activities in various Hamilton County locations including Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Racquette, Blue Mountain Lake, Piseco, Lake Pleasant and Inlet.

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‘Made In The Mountains’ set to open doors

A craft cooperative, of sorts, set to host a grand opening in downtown Port Henry June 7.

Fatal motorcycle accident

1 dead 1 seriously injured

One dead and one injured following a motorcycle accident this afternoon.

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Johnsburg CDS announces Wall Of Fame 2014

Community achievement and academic success noted

The sophomore honors English program, in collaboration with board members, community members, teacher Katie O’Dell and Superintenent Michael Markwica, exhibited their commitment to create positive connections with the community with the 2014 Wall Of Fame.

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Color Guard Honors Ssgt Dain T. Venne

Memorial portrait rendered

Ssgt. Dain T. Venne, a Port Henry soldier killed in combat in November 2012, was honored by the Patriot Guard Riders of New York May 30.

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NCCC pins Nurses

In a ceremony on May 13, 48 men and women took the stage at the Ticonderoga High School auditorium to make the transition from student to professional.

Canine remains-posibble criminal implications

Ticonderoga PD rules active investigation

TICONDEROGA — Ticonderoga Police officers responded to a report May 25 of canine remains washing ashore off Steamboat Landing, a private drive on Baldwin Road.

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Local Voice hits national stage

Travis Stone the caller of Monmouth

Travis Stone, 30 year-old Adirondack native, will be taking on a new role as the announcer at Monmouth Park raceway in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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Area schools see budget success

Local school districts received their own passing grades from the community May 20, as all five districts were given approval to move ahead with the school board-adopted 2014-15 budget plans with accompanying tax levies.

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Community farm share program expands

In Warren, Essex and Saratoga Counties, locally-grown fatural food direct from the farm is becoming more convenient, accessible, and lower in price.

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Moriah students head to Cooperstown

National History day ushers collaboration

Moriah Central School history club students ranging from grades 8 to 12 attended the National History Day competition in Cooperstown.

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Railway sale comes as a shock to county officials

Communication with Iowa Pacific leaves a lot to be desired

Iowa Pacific Rail, the parent company to the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, has agreed to sell an 80 percent interest to Chai Trust Co. LLC and EGI Fund Investors.

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Two earn high school equivalency diplomas

Literacy Volunteers help local students reach their goals

A pair of Literacy Volunteers’ students realized their goals recently and were rewarded with graduation ceremonies.

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Scholarship tournament a success

Brian T. Carpenter scholarship fund receives $550 donation

Local basketball players laced up their sneakers and took to the Moriah Central court to raise funds for the Brian T. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship.