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Thom Randall

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Warrensburg awarded $400k grant to extend sewer

The town is now planning to extend its sewer system a mile and a half up Schroon River Road, which would give hundreds of households a first-ever opportunity to obtain municipal sewage treatment.

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Lake George leaders reject development moratorium proposal

Encouragement of development trumps environmental protection in the latest decision reached by Lake George municipal leaders.

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Will it be a ‘White Space’ Christmas in Thurman?

A large number of households in Thurman, among the relatively few in the nation that don't now have broadband access, will soon be able to connect with the Internet and other digital resources due to their nationally acclaimed 'white space' system that will be operational in a week or two.

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Geraghty of Warrensburg chosen to lead Warren Co. board

The man who steered Warren County's finances successfully through the dark days of the recession is again chosen — for the third year — to lead the county.

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Crowd enjoys ‘Christmas in Brant Lake’

A heartwarming holiday event in Brant Lake that emphasizes creativity and community values was well received again in its 14th edition,by residents and visitors alike

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Second-half surge spells success for Burghers

Despite a lack of height on their team, the Warrensburg Girls Basketball Team continues to surpass expectations.

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Lake George town officials consider rules for digital signs

Digital electronic signs are considered obnoxious and tacky, or informative and stimulating — and much of the difference lies in how they are designed and utilized. Following the path of Lake George Village, Lake George Town government is also now considering regulating the signs to please the majority. Restrictions are to be considered on the digital signs' placement, scrolling rate, brightness, and other characteristics — to retain the local ambiance.

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Bolton Eagles enjoying a 5-0 start in basketball

Bolton Central School is again pulling off an improbable feat in sports — and setting off into uncharted territory for the school — with their yet-undefeated 2014-15 season in girls basketball

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Lake George's two governments to meet today on shared services, mull sewer moratorium

Shared services, a potential sewer hookup moratorium, consolidation of occupancy tax reviews, and a joint project to build a pedestrian bridge — are all subjects to be aired at a rare joint meeting between the Lake George town and village boards. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 17.

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WCS wrestlers priming for promising year

The Warrensburg High School wrestlers are a young squad this year, but they have considerable potential.

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Branding produce, collaboration, food processors envisioned to boost farming in Adks.

For the past 80 years, agriculture has been virtually dormant in the southern Adirondacks. Recently, with the interest in building a sustainable economy and consuming fresh local high-quality foods, farming in the area has re-emerged. Making a living in agriculture here, however, has been a formidable challenge — and ideas are now being shared on how to do it.

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Santa, real reindeer & crafts in spotlight at Wbg’s holiday celebration

A grieving boy's plea to Santa, a tribute to the jolly big elf who's loyal to his hometown, and enhanced craft fairs were all aspects of the 26th edition of Christmas in Warrensburg last weekend.

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Second-half surge spells success for Burghers

The Warrensburg Girls Basketball team takes on yet another talented opponent and comes out on top — key to their success is their balance of talents and their teamwork.

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WarEagles eye more wrestling championships in 2014-15

In the relatively few years of their team's existence, the lake George/Hadley Luzerne WarEagles wrestling team has proven to annually be a powerhouse.

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Burghers take third in wrestling tourney

Warrensburg High School wrestlers performed beyond expectations in their first meet for 2014-15.

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Agriculture’s potential in Warren County to be topic of Warrensburg session

Agriculture and its potential renaissance in Warren County is the topic of a public meeting with interactive discussion set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Warrensburg Town Hall. Area Economic Development czar Ed Bartholomew is to be participating in the event.

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Children to craft decorations at Brant Lake holiday event Sunday

A celebration in Brant Lake — which has immersed both children and adults in holiday spirit for 13 years — is set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 7.

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Christmas in Warrensburgh set for Saturday & Sunday

The beloved two-day holiday festival returns to Warrensburg for its 26th year with a craft fair, open houses, live reindeer, mule-drawn wagon rides and craft workshops for children.

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Warrensburg High School students to present family-friendly drama

Warrensburg High School has an accomplished, drama program that annually presents a remarkably fine musical each March — and now the WCS Drama Club is adding another production — this time for the students from grades 7 through 11 — during the fall semester.

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Talented Bolton athletes ready to take on a new challenge

The ultra-small school of Bolton Central may again — for the second time in several months — beat the odds and win a string of victories like the Bolton girls soccer team did, considering the athletic talent that's on the squad.

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North Warren Cougars have height, strength, experience

Considering their performance in their practices this season — and the record of coach P.J. Hogan — The Lake George Girls Basketball Team is bound to go far this year.

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Armed with experience and talent, Burghers are aiming for titles

Award-winning Warrensburg girls basketball star Erin Langworthy is back on the floor for another season, backed up with a talented lineup that includes two basketball area All-Stars and a pair of athletes who've competed in the state Final Four in soccer. With this crew, Burgher fans are eager to see the team pursue some championships.

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Lake George Warriors demonstrate their depth in win over Wbg. High

Two talented, high-scoring point guards — one of them a state champion — battled it out Dec. 2 on the hardwoods of Warrensburg High with the help of their teammates.

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Christmas in Warrensburgh to embrace town soon

The holiday festival that for 26 years has offered so many activities for all ages has returned to Warrensburg — with a number of new attractions.

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New ethics law passed by Warren County board

With its new Ethics Law, Warren County toughens its standards of conduct for public employees and elected officials, while establishing an independent, non-partisan county Board of Ethics to review allegations of impropriety.

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Cougars seek to reclaim glory of recent years

In recent years, the North Warren Boys Basketball team has played ball at the level of schools several times their enrollment. This year, with a 1,000-point versatile player and a strong roster backing him up, this year is likely to continue this trend.

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Talented, experienced Burghers ready to roll

College-level coach at the helm of basketball team

The 2014-15 season appears to be a breakout year for boys basketball at Warrensburg High School.

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Reloaded with new athletes, Lake George Warriors again gunning for championships

Lake George point guard Joel Wincowski — ranked as a top player in the state — returns for his second year after leading the Lake George Warriors to a state basketball championship — and this new team is gunning for more glory in 2014-15.

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Eagles take on independent schedule for 2014-15

Despite the small size of the school, expectations are high this year for the Bolton Central Varsity Boys Basketball team's season.

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Warren Co. plans to spend less for 2015— but tax levy to increase anyway

County taxes are to go up 1.53 percent in 2015 despite lower government spending — but town-by-town the tax rate change varies dramatically.

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Chester’s budget inches up

State: Town water tank needs refinishing

Town of Chester appropriations for 2015 include money for a state-mandated refinishing of the town water tank, as well as for engineering work related to reconstruction of the Loon Lake Dam

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Prizes, giveaways featured in Wbg.’s holiday shopping event

To retain the vitality of local shops and boost the Warrensburg community's ambiance, two organizations are collaborating on an event — featuring giveaways, discounts and incentives — that prompts people to shop locally.

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‘Shop Local’ event set for Bolton

Bolton stores are holding open houses and offering special incentives to entice shoppers to fulfill their gifting needs in town — which adds to the sustainability of the local economy and strengthens community connections

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Burgher guard scores 39 points in comeback victory

The Burghers open up their 2014-15 campaign with a flourish — All-Star guard Shea Irish pours in 24 points in the last quarter for a stunning comeback win.

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Adaptive skiing seen as life-affirming, empowering

Opportunities exist in Warren County NY for people with physical limitations to enjoy the exhilaration of downhill skiing.

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Chester’s wood heat conversion may serve as statewide demo project

The Town of Chester Municipal Center is expected to serve as a demonstration project showcasing how large municipal facilities can be converted to biomass heat, which would create jobs in the Adirondacks and keep more money circulating in the region. Already, the municipal center and several other town facilities operate with solar power — the two initiatives underscore the town's commitment to environmental stewardship.

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BCS-WCS soccer team defeated in semifinal; coach predicts bright future

A stellar record-breaking season for the Bolton-Warrensburg Girls Soccer team concludes in the New York State Class D Championship semifinals; and the team's success this season blazes a trail for an outstanding future for the joint soccer program.

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Chester board mulls insect control, water tank upgrades and budget issues

The town of Chester's water tank has a coating containing lead — but fortunately for public health, it's on the vessel's exterior. Dealing with this issue — as well as Bti-application contracts and budget issues — led to a lengthy town board meeting recently with a lot of decision-making.

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Terms of Westmount sale to be revealed today

The sale of Warren County's Westmount Health Facility — which in past months has sparked considerable public controversy — is to be in the spotlight Wednesday Nov. 19 as the proposed terms of the sale — negotiated behind closed doors — are to be formally presented beginning at 2 p.m.to county supervisors

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‘Woofstock 2015’ plans progressing

'Peace, Paws, and Music’ fest in Chester

A new event in northern Warren County that's intended to encourage dogs and their families to enjoy a getaway together, is now moving forward toward its June 2015 debut.

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Railroads on Parade gets reprieve, famed model train displays to remain in Warren Co.

Pottersville's one-of-a-kind model train display museum — with its cityscapes crafted by Tony award-winning set designer Clarke Dunham — was saved from the auction block Tuesday, and Clarke and Barbara Dunham plan to keep the world-class venue operating in northern Warren County.

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History rewritten as Bolton-Wrnsbg. soccer team advances to NYS ‘Final Four'

The new joint Bolton-Warrensburg Girls Soccer team battles its way into the New York State Final Four — and secures a place in Section II history as they do so.

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Warrensburg honors its veterans in a new joint ceremony

Invocations for peace at a Veterans Day ceremony in Warrensburg had dual meaning — not only an end of war in the world, but recognition that two local veterans groups finally set aside their differences and held a joint ceremony for Veterans Day.

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Bond Act approval means $1.1 million technology boost for WCS

North Warren, Johnsburg schools to benefit too

By next fall, Warrensburg Central students will likely be enjoying the benefits of a pending $1.1 million grant earmarked to boost computer technology resources in the district.

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Video-recording Thurman town meetings is now quelling unruly behavior

Angry outbursts, threats and accusations have occurred often at Thurman Town Board meetings, prompting calls to police to restore order. In response, the town board has begun videotaping meetings — with one camera pointed at the crowd — and posting the videos on YouTube.

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North Warren voters approve roofing project, upgrading facilities

North Warren's top school official is particularly happy that voters approved a school roof reconstruction project Tuesday — Peg Brady, Supreintendent of Schools, now won't have to set out buckets in her office to catch leaking water when it rains!

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Boost in revenues to keep 2015 Bolton tax rate stable

Taxpayers in the town of Bolton will fare well in 2015, as the town budget is heavily subsidized with sales tax revenue — and with the economy rebounding, tax rates will remain stable if not decline — increased municipal expenses.

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Large-scale fishing tourney planned for Lake George

Following the successful debut this last summer of several new events in Lake George Village, the King George Fishing Derby is scheduled to be held in July 2015 — and feature a wide variety of family activities as well as a fishing competition.

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North Warren residents to vote Tuesday on new school roof, HVAC system & standby generator

If voters approve, the school will have its roof reconstructed and its HVAC system upgraded, plus a new standby generator that will come in handy when there's a power outage.

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Plan to upgrade L. G.’s historic Diamond Island endorsed

A historic lake George Island, now overrun by invasive plants and abused by some campers, may soon have its natural beauty restored.

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