Zero tax increase forecast
As Warren County held its annual organizational meeting Jan. 3, the county's top official revealed his top objectives for 2014
In an era that job longevity has all but disappeared, Rod Kenyon has held a job as a teller for Glens Falls National Bank — sharing smiles, jokes and memories with depositors — for no less than 50 years!
Balmy weather over the last five years may have given the thousands of Lake George New Years Day polar plungers false confidence, but in this year's event, they will likely have to demonstrate the courage — as frigid weather is forecast.
Sustainable living, local food and worthwhile local jobs are the objective of an regional effort that's gaining headway.
A record 1,400 people join the 10th annual Christmas Eve Road March to honor troops on duty overseas as well as veterans and deceased service personnel.
The organization that's transforming social life in northern Warren County keeps coming up with new ideas.
Combining creativity with concern for others, a classroom of north Warren fourth graders designed and produced holiday cards which they sold as a fundraiser to aid Philippine families enduring the devastation of the recent destructive typhoon.
A state skiing museum would be perfect in North Creek considering the rich history in the sport at the Ski Bowl and Gore Mountain — and such a venue could attract many thousands to town, giving local commerce a much-needed boost.
Whether it's gaining approval of solar power panel installation, obtaining a grant to upgrade the sewer plant or completing major infrastructure reconstruction, the town of Warrensburg is experiencing a lot of progress according to news aired at the municipality's recent town board meeting
While drinking & driving don't mix, distillery discharge will be making area streets safer — and cutting groundwater and lakewater pollution at the same time.
Ancient weapons unearthed in Lake George now on exhibit in NYS Museum — and may be displayed locally
Ancient Native American artifacts uncovered in Lake George and believed to be 8,000 or more years old are now on display in the New York State Museum. Found when conducting a routine pre-emptive dig prior to the start of a construction project at Million Dollar Beach, the artifacts are expected to offer new clues about nomadic life.
Enjoying Christmas in Warrensburgh, people reflect on the festival that annually celebrates hometown holiday traditions including the newly revived Living Nativity which attracted both residents and visitors to town.
People from all over northern Warren County turn out for a fundraiser held by a local teenager to help people afflicted with an extreme pain disorder. The teen, Timothy Lucid has been dealing with the chronic syndrome for several months.
Public hearing on zoning law amendments set for 6 p.m. Thursday Dec. 12
Touring motorcyclists wait at a stoplight in downtown Lake George during a prior year’s Americade event which annually attracts tens of thousands of motorcyclists. The Lake George Town Board is considering a zoning amendment which is designed to encourage more such festivals by permitting festival organizers and allowing individual vendors to sell merchandise and services under the legal umbrella, rather than paying a $500 transient vendor fee which is now assessed to every vendor under existing town law. Local officials say that large events like Americade are important to retain in Warren County — a research study conducted several years ago indicated that Americade pumps about $40 million into the local economy per year.
One week on the job, Warrensburg's new public school chief reveals he'll be seeking to collaborate with area colleges in expanding local offerings of advanced and specialized career-related courses for Warrensburg High School students.
Children mobbed the town hall for a Christmas craft session, and not one of them was disappointed that Santa didn't show up.
Angry Lake George citizens accuse state Environmental Conservation officials of bypassing their own environmental review mandates — and keeping their own plans low-profile to suppress public backlash over their intention to site a boat launch in shallow waters between Million Dollar Beach and private swimming areas.
At the recent retirement party for Sarah Farra, area residents comment on her character and service to the area communities as the third person ever at the helm of the historic Richards Library since it was founded 112 years ago.
A film student with local roots is planning to produce a film that provides insight into the local culture while depicting the adrenaline-fueled action of downhill skiing.
Wealthy towns get richer, poor towns, poorer
Like the inequitable distribution of wealth in our nation, the towns with expensive lakefront properties get more and more sales tax revenue each year to offset governmental expenses, while the towns with little or no such property get comparatively little sales tax revenue — despite the fact they may be generating the revenue by hosting flourishing businesses. The outcome? more and more of the tax load gets shifted to the working class and those with fixed incomes. The Supervisors of the land-rich towns balk at raising the subject, because they don't want to rock the boat.
The festival that celebrates hometown holiday traditions is occurring Saturday Dec. 7 and Sunday Dec. 8 in Warrensburg. New attractions include a Living Nativity, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday only, in front of Alexander Funeral Home on Main Street — asnd a Holiday Market in the Warrensburg Senior Center a block south of the historic town bandstand.
A courageous local boy stricken with a rare disease that causes episodes of horrific pain launches a Cut-A-Thon fundraiser — not to pay his medical bills, but to help other children with the puzzling ailment that confounds the medical community.
The coldest November in 30 years — plus plenty natural and man-made snow — have created excellent skiing conditions at Gore Mountain, and skiers are loving it!
A group of people dedicated to strengthening community ties and raising the standard of living for local people are holding an event that combines a sale of locally crafted goods aalong with spirited entertainment and a savory meal featuring an array of local prepared foods.
It was David versus Goliath: Warrensburg's Main St. shops versus Wal-Mart and the malls, and the results were a pleasant surprise for Warrensburg merchants!
Hundreds of area residents are expected to sample culinary delights from about 10 area restaurants in the annual Taste of the Tri-Lakes event set for the evening of Tuesday Dec. 3 streetside in downtown Chestertown. A popular tree-lighting event is to be held simultaneously, with caroling and activities for all ages.
The Lake George Arts Project has achieved remarkable success in presenting acclaimed jazz musicians in its annual Lake George Jazz Weekend — now the group is preparing plans to hold a festival of contemporary country & western music.
More Gore isn't just a marketing phrase this year — it's what skiers will be experiencing after 1`00 new snow guns are installed on the ski resort's Interconnect trails — which provide varied terrain and a route to reach the family-friendly, historic North Creek Ski Bowl. The new snowmaking capability will also allow more skiers to directly reach North Creek — with all its restaurants, boutiques, galleries and night life.
Thurman Emergency Medical Services quit sending out its ambulances as of last week, and Thurman Supervisor Evelyn Wood calls for the squad to pursue a merger with Warrensburg EMS, which continues to cover the emergencies in Thurman,
A wide variety of unique gift items are available in Warrensburg's stores. To entice holiday shoppers to visit their stores, Warrensburg Merchants are offering prizes, raffle chances and discounts on 'Buy Local Saturday' set for Nov. 30
Thousands more people are expected to ride the passenger trains that carve their way through rural Warren County in 2014, as the Saratoga-North Creek Railway is launching new tourist trips out of Thurman station and slashing short-haul prices.
Thanks to Mother Nature as well as hundreds of snow guns, skiing is great at Gore Mountain, which opened earlier this year than any season since 1986.
Bolton area residents can now spend more time on enhancing their fitness and well-being — and less time and money driving — as Bolton Fitness has opened in Bolton Landing, offering new workout machines, easy access and long hours,
North Warren Central School's Community Thanksgiving Dinner annually brings area residents of all ages together — whether they're affiliated with the school or not — to enjoy good food, socializing, and share a feeling of unity.
Congressman Bill Owens is back in Glens Falls on Friday Nov. 22 to field questions from area residents, particularly business owner and leaders.
Hearty food, friends and neighbors getting together, stimulating socializing — what could be better than the North Warren Community Thanksgiving Dinner?
A seat belt and airbag prevented serious, perhaps fatal injuries to a teen driver in a rollover crash occurring on Lake Shore Drive Thursday between lake George Village and Diamond Point
New SUNY Adirondack president KRistine Duffy talks of launching new career-oriented programs at the region's leading community college — minute before Warren County leaders approved a grant application to build a $30 milliion new science and nursing building for the institution.
After a half century of talk circulating in Warrensburg about establishing a youth center, three pastors are taking action to establish one — without any expense to local taxpayers.
One element of state Environmental Conservation officials' plans to upgrade the Lake George's Million Dollar Beach facilities prompts heated objections from nearby lakeshore residents
Great Escape granted 60 of their year-round employees a day off from work for a community service project — and the employees spent it improving the recreational assets of Glens Falls.
The appearance of a Social Studies teacher at Warrensburg High is bound to soon change radically, if students follow through with their plans
Event pays tribute to military personnel
The Lake George Community Band is holding one of its ever-popular patriotic concerts at 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Glens Falls High School auditorium. The ‘Salute to Veterans’ concert is free to all veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Warrensburg's tradition of hosting holiday variety shows for charity — complete with homegrown talent — continues with Florence LaPoint's latest production, set for 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 16 in the Warrensburg Elementary School auditorium.
A veteran partially paralyzed due to a fall in a hospital couldn't come back home to Chestertown until his home was made wheelchair-accesible. So veterans groups and local contractor and his assistant built the veteran a heavy-duty deck and ramp so he could return to be with friends and family.
The state has planned some ambitious upgrades to the parking lot and roadway serving Million Dollar Beach — but a related plan to site a boat launch and craft washing station east of the beach has prompted concerns from shoreline residents.
A headline-grabbing, hard fought contest for Thurman town supervisor ends with count of paper ballots.
With high expectations, children gathered at the Saratoga Springs rail station Nov. 11 to have their letters to Santa transported by train to the legendary North Pole via the Saratoga-North Creek Railway, which is launching its series of holiday Polar Express excursions this week.
In one of two simultaneous Veterans Day ceremononies in Warrensburg, VFW members honor those who died in combat — as well as all U.S. citizens who served their nation.
Polar Express holiday kick-off includes selection of youth guest train conductors, vouchers for veterans, military
The Polar Express holiday excursions on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway smashed records when introduced in 2011. They return this year with some special amenities, to be showcased at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 11 at the Saratoga Rail Station. At the event, several youngsters will be chosen to be Guest Conductors, and Veterans and military personnel can pick up vouchers for free train rides on this popular scenic railroad.