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Thom Randall

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Bridge construction to be tackled soon in Thurman

Project planned to save local taxpayers $311,000

Things are looking up in Thurman: Bridges are to be replaced, and the town will be getting a revenue boost.

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Floyd Bennett Bandstand reconstruction closer to reality

The Warrensburg town board awards a contract to reconstruct the town's iconic Floyd Bennett Bandstand, among other actions at its recent monthly meeting.

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Warren Co. to explore extending rail service to Rensselaer

Northern Warren County may be hosting more tourists from New York City and elsewhere downstate if a proposed extension of the county railway to Rensselaer is determined to be feasible — and accomplished as envisioned.

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Lt. Gov. Hochul visits Glens Falls to unveil Cuomo’s new initiatives

Area community leaders hear about the proposals in Gov. Cuomo's Opportunity Agenda from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in her recent visit to Glens Falls — and Hochul along with many of Cuomo's initiatives receive a warm welcome.

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Area legislators call for Sheldon Silver to step down

Area state legislators Dan Stec and Betty Little, reacting to the corruption charges filed against state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, say its time for Silver to give up his post so the state can get back to business at hand.

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Business leaders to weigh area economy's prospects

Regional economic trends will be examined and foretold at a Jan. 30 breakfast sponsored by EDC Warren County.

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Author-Playwright Jessica Kane to instruct memoir-writing seminar

A writer known for her evocative, offbeat works — and her highly individual, witty depictions of humanity — is conducting a series of workshops beginning Jan. 24 in Glens Falls.

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Delila Walter, a key figure in Thurman’s history, reminisces as she nears 100

A strong-willed, enterprising woman raised in primitive rural conditions — who changed the course of her mountainous hometown — recalls aspects of her life in vivid detail as she nears her 100th birthday.

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Funiciello testifies in state Assembly on health care reform

Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate for New York's 21st Congressional District of — who shook up politics in the Capital Region and lower Adirondacks by winning a historically large portion of the vote — testified before the NY Assembly days after he was helping boost membership in his state's party and setting the course for the organization in Warren County.

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Gov. Cuomo proposes $1.66 billion property tax break

Identifying high taxation as a longstanding problem in the state, Cuomo proposes a program that should return an average sum of $781 to 543,300 upstate homeowners and renters through an income tax credit.

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Regional broadband, sewer projects could be competing for $500 million grant

Cuomo's proposal of a competition of upstate economic development councils vying for three $500 million grants sparks ideas about what regional projects would be eligible.

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WCS junior Erin Langworthy reaches 1,000-point milestone

State-ranked basketball standout sets school record for game points

Erin Langworthy, one of the best basketball players from Warrensburg in a generation or two, reaches her 1,000 point career mark — as a junior — a few days after she sets a school record for game points.

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Lake George HoJo’s reopens to warm welcome

One of the last of the 50s-era famed Howard Johnson's roadhouses reopens in Lake George; proprietor promises friendly atmosphere, good food and low prices.

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Candidates declare for Lake George village posts

Details emerge on the upcoming Lake George Village election as the village board considers restrictions on tobacco sales, appoints committee members, announces retirements, and reviews a proposed liberalization of rules for accepting bids on contracts.

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Langworthy gunning for 1,000 points — soon after breaking WCS school record

Warrensburg High School basketball star Erin Langworthy, reigning Adirondack League MVP, set a new school record last week, scoring 46 points, the most ever for WCS in either boys or girls basketball. Langworthy is expected to score her 1,00th point this week, perhaps as soon as Monday Jan. 12, but more likely on Wednesday or Friday.

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Lake George HoJo’s Restaurant to open Sunday Jan. 11

Reincarnation of the iconic Howard Johnson's roadhouse

Lake George's reincarnation of the famed Howard Johnson's restaurant, reopening this week, will be featuring the famous Friday Fish Fry, an array of 28 flavors of ice cream, and what's billed as the largest salad bar in Lake George.

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Warren County sets course for 2015

More miles of improved roadway, better access to government information by citizens, and improved emergency radio communications are likely in store for Warren County in 2015, , according to goals set by county Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Geraghty when he was reappointed this week.

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Hundreds start off 2015 by plunging into frigid waters of Lake George

Whether it's a display of bravado, a novel way to meet people, or an opportunity to display your craziness, hundreds of people annually dash into Lake George on New Year's Day in a fun, bizarre spectacle.

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U.S. Rep. Gibson says he's giving up his seat in Congress

Beloved by upstate voters, U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson makes the surprise announcement that he's retiring from Congress — at least temporarily.

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Renovations to Lake George schools headed for public vote

Lake George's public schools are to be upgraded if the public approves the $2.82 million project in an upcoming vote.

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2014 - a year of surprises, evolution, progress

Unexpected developments — the sale of the Glens Falls Civic Center, the successful launch of the Lake George boat decontamination pro, a top off the list of prominent events of 2014.

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No. Warren PTO forming; group plans school activities

Parents of North Warren students form PTO group to boost school activities, help teachers in educating the area's youth.

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Former WCS Wrestler returns to town - as coach of academy

Zach Monforte, a standout Warrensburg High School wrestler from 15 years ago, returns to town — as coach of an opposing team;

New Year’s Day Polar Plunge in Lake George to host crowd of revelers

One thousand or so hardy souls are expected to rush into frigid waters for the 2015 New Year's Day Lake George Polar Plunge.

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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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