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Seth Lang is a reporter for Denton Publications.
John Carr's Adirondack Pub, and later his brewery won the hearts of Lake Georgians. Within months, people from all across the state were craving his beer and seeking out his tavern. Now he's planning to build a whiskey distillery and events space in Lake George that are sure to experience the same success.
A poll by the Siena Research Institute shows New York State residents give Gov. Andrew Cuomo mixed grades. According to the poll there was slippage in Cuomo’s job performance and generic re-elect ratings. By a 64-28 percent margin, voters say Cuomo has been an effective governor. However, on seven of eight specific issues, only between 15 and 26 percent of voters said that issue has improved since Cuomo’s been governor, while between 24 and 45 percent of voters said it has gotten worse. The poll was based on the opinions of 813 registered voters. The poll asked about ensuring equal rights for New Yorkers, New York’s business climate, lessening corruption in state government, state government effectiveness, personal economic well-being, quality of public education, economic well-being of most New Yorkers, and fairness of the state’s tax policy.
For Ticonderoga native Zachary Donohue, directing his first feature film has been a dream come true. “The Den,” a horror film about a young woman who earns a grant to study social interactions on a webcam site, witnesses a brutal murder, and finds herself and her loved ones pegged as the killer’s next target, premiered in Russia earlier this year on over 700 theater screens.
During the week of March 17 – 21, Minerva Central School held its annual Irish Pride Week, with activities and events designed to bring the school together as a community, increase spirit and offer the opportunity for students to “give back” a little in the form of school service. Organized largely by the MCS Student Council, this year’s Irish Pride Week was particularly successful.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the latest phase of New York State’s acquisition of 69,000 acres to the State Forest Preserve, land formerly owned by Finch Pruyn Company.
New York Sen. Greg Ball is asking animal lovers to sign a petition calling for a statewide animal cruelty registry. The call for the petition followed the sentencing of an Albany resident who plead guilty to leaving three puppies on railroad tracks to die in 2013. The man will be added to the Albany County animal abuse registry so that he will no longer be able to purchase or adopt a pet within the county.
The family of North Warren teen Tim Lucid, stricken with an autoimmune condition that causes episodes of extreme pain, will be the beneficiary of a fundraiser set for Sunday March 23 at the Horicon Fire Dept. in Brant Lake. The event, to help pay the Lucid family’s medically-related expenses, features a spaghetti dinner, musical entertainment, an extensive basket raffle and activities for children.
Petition gains signatures in an attempt to help pass legislation
Our Town Theatre Group will host a performance of Larry Shue’s The Foreigner on March 21,22, and 23rd at the Tannery Pond Community Center Lyle Dye Auditorium. The Foreigner has received high praise from a wide variety of audiences.
The town of Ticonderoga is home to 12 buildings listed on the National Historic Registry. Among these buildings is Ticonderoga High School. The Colonial Revival structure was designed in 1928 by New York Architects. “It’s one of the finest and most complete schools built in the late 1920s in the state,” according to the New York State Office of Historic Preservation. Within the high school lies a 600-seat auditorium. Virtually untouched since construction, a group of Ticonderoga residents are now paving the way for a future renovation.