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.
Snug Harbor Marina located on Lake George in Ticonderoga recently received another Customer Service Index award from Mercury.
New York State Police responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident on State Route 9N in the Town of Crown Point around 11:45 Wednesday, March 12.
School districts throughout Essex County have been deciding whether or not to implement a Veterans Tax Exemption law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The legislation allows school districts to offer the Alternative Veterans Exemption. While expressing support for veterans, most school administrators have complained that not enough information was available on the impact it might have on their districts. Although some schools adopted the exemption by the March 1 deadline, most did not.
A snow emergency parking ban has been declared for all city wide streets to include City owned parking lots withing the City of Plattsburgh, effective from midnight until 6:00am March 12th, 2014.
A recent veterans exemption raises tax burden questions
Towns throughout Essex County have been deciding whether or not to implement a Veterans Tax Exemption law signed by Governor Cuomo on December 18, 2013. The legislation allows Boards of Education of school districts to offer the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption (Real Property Tax Law § 458-a).
Thousands of trout to be stocked throughout the county
This year the hatchery plans to stock approximately 47,000 trout throughout 65 bodies of water in the county, making it one of the most unique and ambitious stocking programs in the northeastern United States.
Lake George, a classic resort with vintage overtones, will this summer be hosting the Grand National Convention of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club, an worldwide organization that celebrates two leading All-American icons of the automotive world.
Seton Catholic rallied to beat Ticonderoga in the Section 7 Class C championship game Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field House. The Sentinels got off to a great first quarter leading 11-7. Seton then rallied to within one point at the half.
Moriah Vikings beat the Westport Eagles to win the Section 7 Class D Championship in boy’s high school basketball Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field house. After a very slow first start to the game for both teams, Moriah went on a 7-0 run forcing Westport Coach Ike Tyler to call a timeout.
The Moriah Vikings got off to a rapid start with a 17-1 first quarter lead in the Section 7 Class D Championship game against Elizabethtown Friday evening at the Plattsburgh State Field House.
One of the many signs that winter is at its end is the warm February sun pushing the temperature above freezing. For the Peters family this time of year means getting out in the woods and tapping maple trees for their business, Buck Mountain Maple Syrup in Crown Point. The Peters brothers, Bruce, Eric, Brad and Jason, began tapping about 150 trees for syrup in 2008 around their own houses, making about 20 gallons of syrup to supply their families for the year.
The name of an Adirondack Peak in Lewis has been changed back to its original name, MacDonough Mountain.
Skeletons that aren't in the graves in Lake George where they were supposed to be — according to public pronouncements — will likely be returned later this year.
The Essex County Fish Hatchery in Crown Point is getting ready for another busy spring. Soon, hatchery workers will begin stocking local waters with thousands of trout.
Things could get a little easier for New York State farmers after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act Wednesday, Jan. 29.
Real winter weather, a crowd with cabin fever, and dozens of competitors in the annual outhouse races on ice will combine this weekend for a standout edition of Lake George Winter Carnival.
Following a year in which they won the New York State Class C Championship, the Lake George Basketball Team is headed toward competing for the title again as they fend off one talented team after another. Their effort is being led by Joel Wincowski, the high-scoring, ultra-quick athlete with a deadeye shot who was named the state's Class C Player of the Year — and is now being scouted by Division I college teams.
Despite major changes being made to plans for the proposed Lake George Marriott hotel in response to requests by the village planning board members, the panel requested additional information about the project from the developers and raised more concerns at a recent planning board meeting.