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.
A century ago, family farms were common throughout the Adirondacks, providing local food to area residents — but industrialized farming took its place in the mid-1900s. But now, after a 70-year absence, small farms in the Adirondacks are on the rebound. One milestone in this trend is that fresh, naturally-grown vegetables, meat, eggs and yogurt — all produced locally in the Adirondacks — will be available this summer in Warrensburg as well as North Creek and Glens Falls due to a new Farm Share program.
Area leaders hail decision
Rebounding from the recession, the nationally renowned Sagamore Resort will now be open year-round, its general manager announced Friday May 3 as he conducted a tour of the resort's remodeled Lodge suites, their reconstructed Spa & Salon, and renovated Conference Center.
A A departed Bolton man known for his friendly demeanor and community involvement is memorialized in a golf tourney, set for this weekend, that raises money for continuing expenses of raising his children.
Debate heats up over whether a casino in Lake George would spark prosperity or degrade the local quality of life.
Whether it was the gourmet food or microbrew beer, a crowd of legislators and their staffers were drawn to the Adirondack Day expo held April 29 in the state Legislative Office Building — giving Adirondack advocates an opportunity to lobby for their concerns of economic vitality, sustainability and support for family farms.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and citizens of the southern Adirondacks region struck a harmonious chord this week as the Senator expressed support for a pending federal farm bill that would improve citizens' access to fresh local foods while boosting small family farm operations.
Two entrepreneurs who are transforming the face and future of Pottersville — and a Chestertown woman dedicated to community service and to nurturing area youth — have been honored by the North Warren Chamber of Commerce.
More than 300 runners participated in the Lake George Half-Marathon April 21, and many of them were paying tribute to their fellow athletes — and their loved ones — injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.
Fresh, non-GMO, pesticide-free locally grown food is now available at new distribution points in Warren County — including North Creek, Warrensburg and Glens Falls — through the Farm Share program.
The Lake George Girls Softball team enjoys an outstanding legacy that stretches back decades, and this year, local fans are anticipating a strong season to continue that tradition.
For years, the Lake George High School Baseball Team has been a powerhouse.
If the girls on the 2013 North Warren softball team need any inspiration, all they need to do is look in their school’s trophy cases and read the press clippings describing the successes of the 2012 Cougar basketball team or the 2010 North Warren Field Hockey Team.
North Warren High School has traditionally developed solid athletes, who have performed way beyond expectations for schools with such small enrollment.
In 2012, the Bolton High School Varsity Baseball Team was loaded with young, relatively inexperienced players.
The Bolton Eagles Varsity softball team may have a lot of young players, but their youth is offset by a dedication to the sport and a will to win, new Varsity Coach Kristen DePace said this week.
Last season represented a formidable challenge for the Warrensburg High School Softball team, following the graduation of a talented group of seniors.
Two years ago, the Warrensburg High School Boys Baseball team had a lineup of powerful athletes who took their team to the Section II finals, beating several top-seeded teams along the way.
Himoff to talk about Alliance's success at APA conference
A party hosted by a group of area business leaders — known for boosting the local economy and social scene — is a remarkable success. Meanwhile, the organization, the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, plans a slate of new events.
Charlotte Rumble Wood, born and raised in an era of horseback travel and oil lamps, reflected on her life and times recently as she celebrated her 100th birthday.
The Lake George Community Band has entertained audiences for a decade with their mix of show tunes, march music, plus popular jazz and blues favorites. The ensemble will be performing Saturday April 20 for their first presentation of 2013.
A Lake George woman who's a lifelong advocate of public libraries, has been named permanent director of Crandall Public Library.
Village officials okay tax break for proprietors who upgrade their downtown buildings, but back off initiative to allow townhouses in residential zones.
In her annual visit to Lake George, television star Rachael Ray praised the cooking of chef Deric Buck — proprietor of Bogey's Pub & Grill of Queensbury — as well as the products of other local businesses. Buck catered the event, which drew a capacity crowd of 525 to the Lake George High School auditorium opn Saturday April 12. Bogey's is located at Bay Meadows Golf Center on Cronin Rd. in Queensbury.
Community spirit comes naturally to Lou and Dean Ackley of Warrensburg, owners of Directo Deposit Redemption Center. They spend hours landscaping their business as well as helping facilitate charitable efforts.
Four years of heated controversy came to a climactic conclusion Monday April 8, as the Thurman Town Board bypassed the local ambulance squad to sign a contract with Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services to provide EMS coverage in town. Prior to taking the vote, the board members said the Thurman's squad's financial problems, intermittent shutdowns and lack of Advanced Life Support services — plus the Warrensburg agency's expertise and reliability — were reasons behind their decision.
Forty years of basketball scorekeeping and nearly as many organizing charitable events has earned Kevin Geraghty the title of 'Citizen of the Year' — an award bestowed this week by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce.
Strict and exacting, Jean Frulla prepared thousands of Warrensburg students for their careers — and she was also a leader in the local effort for historical preservation, people said in eulogies delivered at her funeral Friday April 5.
Creativity reigns in the premier area art-video festival- the People's Pixel Project, a competition conducted by the Lake George Arts Project.
A slate of tax cuts, 100 percent funding for full-day pre-kindergarten, lengthened school days and launching "innovation hot-spots" to inspire and attract high tech entrepreneurs were some of the initiatives that state Budget Director Robert Megna detailed at a presentation of the 2013-14 state budget Thursday April 4 in Glens Falls.
The controversy is likely to reach a crescendo Monday Apirl 8 over whether to have the town government pay a local independent ambulance squad to respond to fewer than 100 calls per year — or to pay a neighboring ambulance corps to do so.
The mayor of Lake George and a leading Capital Region economic development official are both optimistic about the attitude of downtown merchants towards working together to promote tourism, commerce, and special events in the village.
Battling through a tournament against higher-ranked teams staffed with towering athletes, the Lake George High School Basketball team racked up a string of upset victories — many of them come-from-behind wins — that earned them the state Class C Championship title. Their athleticism, heart and determination will be celebrated April 9 by the region's citizens with a ticker-tape parade and an awards presentation.
The state has procrastinated for a half-dozen years on paying reimbursement of expenses associated with off-the-grid electricity generation at Warren County's Westmount Nursing Home. Now after facing legal action, it looks like the state may pay up the money it promised toward the costs of providing the facility's electricity and heat.
Bidders reveal privatization plans
Corporations bidding to purchase Warren County's Westmount Nursing Home revealed their plans recently — and o a CEO of one firm seeking to privatize the home talked of developing a health care campus for seniors at the Westmount site.
With pothole season here, motorists swerving to miss those suspension-jarring pits in the asphalt can take solace in knowing that state legislators have boosted funding for local roadway and infrastructure repair by more than 20 percent.
At a recent zoning hearing, all the Lake George Village Board members expressed support for allowing buildings up to six stories tall to be built in downtown Lake George — a proposal that has sparked considerable controversy locally.
The developers of a long-awaited full-size Price Chopper supermarket plaza were granted a 10-year tax break for their development off Northway Exit 23 in the town of Lake George, just south of Warrensburg.
Since the 1800s, Warren County has provided a public home for its elderly of modest means. But in recent years, budgetary stress has prompted repeated calls to close Countryside Adult Home. County supervisors, however, voted March 22 to keep it in operation.
In Republican territory, Democratic Congressman Bill Owens handles questions from the public on gun control, jobs and the proposed minimum-wage hike during a forum held March 26 in Glens Falls.
While the scouts organizations are experiencing falling membership in many metropolitan areas, Boy Scouts in northern Warren County are flourishing, and scouts are enjoying various adventures whie building valuable life skills.
Warren County — known for tourism, its natural resources and its prominent role in American history — was honored this week on the 200th anniversary of its founding.