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Phillip Sherotov

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New record set at Race the Train event in North Creek

A total of 312 runners turned out on Saturday, Aug. 3 for Race the Train’s 11th year.

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Authors and artists celebrated at North Creek

The Hudson River Trading Company held its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday Aug. 3.

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Wayne Stock VI benefits Hardship Fund

Around 1,100 people attended Wayne Stock VI on Aug. 3, breaking last year’s record. The music festival is a free event held each year at Ski Bowl Park, all the money raised comes from donations, live and silent auctions, a raffle, merchandise, and food.

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Minerva planners approve Verizon cell tower application

Members of the Minerva Planning Board Aug. 7 unanimously approved Verizon’s application to construct a cell phone tower here on private property.

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Gore Region Chamber hands out awards at annual dinner

Judy Brown Citizen of Year, Izzy’s Market Business of Year

The common theme among speakers at the June 20 Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner at the Garnet Hill Lodge was the crucial role of creativity and entrepreneurship in building a healthy economy and in the Adirondack Park.

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Johnsburg graduation focuses on community

The theme of the commencement ceremony for Johnsburg Central School’s class of 2013 was the importance of community and hard work.

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Remembering North Creek veterans

During the Memorial Day ceremony here Monday, May 27, American Legion Post 629 Commander Terry Waterston and Pastor Terry Mosholder, who heads the Schroon Lake Community Church and will soon lead the North Creek United Methodist Church, spoke of the importance of remembering both the sacrifices of veterans and the needs of those who are returning home.

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Minerva Town Board mulls Finch land deal

In her May 2 report to the board, Minerva Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey noted that the Nature Conservancy has committed a $500,000 pool of funds to support local projects that help the five towns to develop opportunities resulting from the land purchase.

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Town of Minerva dealing with vandalism

During the Thursday, April 18 Minerva Town Board meeting, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey discussed several recent instances of vandalism that the town has experienced.

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Minerva considers keeping share of sales tax

During their regularly scheduled meeting on April 4, Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey asked the Town Board to consider passing a resolution authorizing Minerva to request that its share of the sales tax collected by Essex County be returned to the town.

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Johnsburg Central School budget on target

After the regularly scheduled School Board meeting this past Tuesday March 11, Johnsburg Central School Superintendent Michael Markwica and Business Manager Kathy Spring gave a budget presentation to the board.

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Minerva board opposes SAFE Act gun law

During the March 7 regularly scheduled meeting, the Minerva Town Board passed a resolution asking the state to repeal the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act.

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Minerva board discusses Essex Chain of Lakes purchase

During their regular Minerva Town Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey informed the board that she and Councilman Dave LaBar had recently attended a meeting hosted by Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) Executive Director Jim McKenna and Adirondack Partnership Chair Bill Farber, who is also chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors.

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Verizon, APA conduct balloon test for Minerva cell tower

Representatives from Verizon and the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) conducted a balloon test Wednesday, Jan. 16 for the phone company’s proposed cell tower.

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Johnsburg Central adopts policy to deal with sex offenders on school property

During their regularly scheduled meeting Monday, Jan. 14, Johnsburg School Board members adopted a policy requiring any registered sex offender to meet with Superintendent Michael Markwica prior to entering the school or its grounds.

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State closes on Essex Chain of Lakes purchase

Minerva board discusses Verizon cell tower

In late December, New York state closed on the purchase of about 18,000 acres of land previously owned by the Finch, Pruyn paper company, which includes the Essex Chain of Lakes parcel, located in the towns of Minerva and Newcomb.

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Johnsburg Central approves teacher evaluation plan

During their regular meeting held on Monday, Dec. 10, Johnsburg Central School Board members unanimously approved the Annual Professional Performance Report (APPR) plan that the administration had developed in collaboration with faculty to meet the new state requirements.

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Lights On kicks off the holidays in North Creek

Residents here held a number of special events Saturday, Dec. 1 as part of their annual Lights On holiday celebration.

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Johnsburg board overrides bed tax committee, grants shuttle funding

Despite the Occupancy Tax Committee’s recommendation not to grant the North Creek Business Alliance $13,200 for its tourist shuttle, Johnsburg Town Board members Tuesday, Dec. 4 decided to override the committee and grant $10,000 to the group.

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Cougar girls seek to build on last season’s glory

The 2011-2012 North Warren Girls Basketball team upset the status quo in the Adirondack League with their athleticism and talent. With five of that outstanding squad gone due to graduation, the Cougars are determined to work hard to make their own mark.

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Minerva uses new command center for Hurricane Sandy

On Sunday Oct. 28, Minerva Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey met with the emergency preparedness community — the fire department, highway department and rescue squad — to discuss and review their emergency plans in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy.

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Minerva board pleased with generator

At the Oct. 4 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey reported that the new generator for the Town Hall was working great.

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Minerva sees progress on Verizon cell tower project

Games of chance law on November ballot

Town Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey said she received paperwork from the FCC that Verizon had applied to them for a permit for the local cell tower project.

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DEC asks Minerva board for views on land purchase

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials Wednesday, Aug. 29 met with the Minerva Town Board to discuss the state’s purchase of 69,000 acres of land from Finch Pruyn.

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Sporty's owner voices frustration over raffles

A local businessman who has been providing charity for local children and other organizations brought up a number of concerns during the public comment period of the Minerva Town Board meeting on July 19.

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Railroad mass-casualty drill notable for realism in Riparius

Several fire trucks, an ambulance and other emergency support vehicles gathered around a car that seemed to have collided with a car on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway Wednesday, July 25, just south of the Riverside train station.

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North Creek celebrates Independence Day

The Town of Johnsburg held Fourth of July festivities that ended with a fireworks display at Ski Bowl Park on Saturday, July 7.

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Tannery Pond Community Center celebrates 10 years

Dozens of residents celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Tannery Pond Community Center Saturday, June 30 with a gala.

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North Creek celebrates business growth

Business leaders held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, June 30 on Main Street to celebrate the town’s growth.

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Johnsburg Central graduates 35 seniors

The major theme of the commencement ceremony for the Johnsburg Central School’s Class of 2012 was the importance of learning.

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Gore Chamber honors citizen, business of year

The Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce June 13 honored four citizens for their contributions to the North Creek community during the Chamber’s annual dinner at the Copperfield Inn.

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Longtime North Creek resident turns 100

Donald Roblee turned 100 Saturday, June 2, and the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center threw him a party.

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North Creek remembers soldiers at service

Terry Waterston, commander of the American Legion Post 629, set the tone for the Memorial Day service held Monday, May 28 at the veterans’ memorial on Main Street with her opening words.

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Minerva waits to sign real property tax memorandum

At the May 3 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Sue Montgomery Corey asked the board to table signing a memorandum from the regional Real Property Tax Office.

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Still no word from Verizon with Minerva cell tower initiative

During the April 19 Minerva Town Board meeting, the status of the Verizon cell tower project was discussed.

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Minerva Central approves budget under tax cap

During their April 19 meeting, Minerva Central School Board members approved the 2012-2013 budget.

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APA queries Verizon about Minerva cell tower

Town officials and Adirondack Park Agency staff would like Verizon Wireless to improve its communication when planning cell phone towers in the town of Minerva.