Editor, Adirondack Journal
Visiting Glens Falls, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli expressed positivism that an economic rebound was underway in the state but he warned that the state and its municipalities were likely to experience continued financial stresses. He also spoke of a new initiative in his office to reinvest in local businesses — in order to spur job growth within the state.
In an attempt to balance entrepreneurial freedom with public safety concerns, Warren County Supervisors strike a compromise as they vote to establish 'last call' for drinks in bars at 3 a.m. rather than 2 a.m. as many of them sought to do. The present time for 'last call' in Warren County is 4 a.m., the state maximum.
European culture and traditions are to be celebrated this weekend in Lake George, as thousands are expected to participate in the first-ever Lake George Italian Festival — which promises activities for people of all ages.
While the state has balked at sponsoring boat inspection and decontamination to control the spread of aquatic invasive species, the town of Chester has voted to purchase a boat decontamination station and locate it at Loon Lake. They've also voted to boost the hours for lake stewards to be posted at local lakes to inspect boats for invasives before the watercraft are launched.
Following an outpouring of generosity from local businesses to construct the Veterans Monument in Chestertown, Home Depot steps forward with $11,000 for enhancements, and 40 of the Glens Falls Home Depot employees sign up for a workday to install landscaping and walkways.
Joanne Ellsworth of Chestertown is known both for nurturing patriotism, and responsibility in children through her pre-school — and for her work in leading the local American Legion Post, which is an influential organization locally. After years of service to her community, Ellsworth has been honored for her efforts — she's been named the local V.I.P. of the Year.
For up to two weeks, traffic on about a half-mile of busy Rte. 9 through downtown Warrensburg will be reduced to one lane on weekday nights to accomodate paving work.
What started out as an apprehension of young skateboarders has resulted in a new recreational venue not only for local athletes, but for competitive 'boarders and tourists from all over the nation.
Injured in 1999 in a logging accident, Scott Remington has dedicated considerable effort — likewise his family members — in raising more than $400,000 for cures and therapies for spinal cord impairment through the Christopher Reeve Foundation. The Remingtons' annual fundraiser hasn't lost support through the years, and those in northern Warren County supporting the Remingtons' grassroots effort have been hailed for their generosity.
For years, youth advocate Irv West has contended that medications are needlessly administered to troubled teens who may need merely to be listened to and respected.