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Thom Randall

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Lake George firefighters are like a ‘second family’

The Lake George Fire Department maintains a solid membership by promoting bonding among the firefighters — through helping each other on personal projects and in urgent or critical situations.

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Lake George EMS: Ready to respond

The Lake George ambulance squad has for decades been one of the busiest agencies of its type in the region — and its members have responded with expertise to water-related emergencies, ice rescues and car crashes — virtually any type of incident imaginable.

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Saturday at Stony Creek Inn: 'Dot & Johnstock’ fundraiser for musicians in need

The legendary Stony Creek Inn — a mountain-town bar and hotel with a substantial following — will be hosting its annual 'Dot & Johnstock' fundraising festival Saturday June 14.

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Congressman Owens talks jobs as he tours Lincoln Logs & Stephenson Lumber

Congressman Owens and Larry Stephenson, — a leading business owner in the southern Adirondacks — talk about ways to boost the economy and expand job opportunities in the region.

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New visitors center and park upgrades approved in Bolton

By late 2015, Bolton will likely have a new, welcoming town visitors center as well as a host of improvements to Rogers Park, which hosts a variety of lakeside events.

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Lake George boat inspections lauded; lake invasive control efforts underway

Not long ago, boaters decried a proposed Lake George boat inspection program, but now that it's in place and protecting the purity and pristine recreational quality of the lake, criticism has ceased.

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Americaders: ‘We enjoy the scenery and the warm welcome’

The mother of all touring motorcycle rallies — and the largest event of any kind in Warren County — offers memorable experiences for the newbies as well as veteran attendees.

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Beauty and brawn featured at tow-truck show in Lake George

What's absolutely gorgeous, is fussed over and primped like a beauty queen but can dead-lift 50 tons? The answer is tow trucks at the Empire State Towing & Recovery Association's 'Beauty Contest' in Lake George.

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Exhibit details colorful history of Lake George Mirror newspaper

The 134-year evolution of the Lake George Mirror from a tourist-related publication to a newspaper that now carries community and social news, political developments and examines environmental issues — is portrayed in an exhibit at the Lake George Historical Museum.

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Americade 2014 descends on Lake George

Rally features 9-11 exhibit, new stunt acts, largest-ever fireworks show

This year's edition of Americade motorcycle rally, featuring an expanded trade show, new stunt-riding acts and a largest-ever fireworks show — extends through Sunday June 8 in Lake George Village.

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Pending county ethics law to be reviewed soon

A law that is expected to assure that politics remains above-board is under consideration soon by Warren County leaders.

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Warrensburg's 'renegade' bike rally is growing

Taking advantage of the international drawing power of the annual Americade touring motorcycle rally in Lake George, the Warrensburg Bike Rally has doubled in size this year.

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Homebuilder, philanthropist John Michaels of Bolton recalled fondly

A noted homebuilder who passed away May 23 is recalled for his integrity and commitment to helping others in need.

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Area residents flock to Wbg.-Lake Geo. Price Chopper on opening day

The opening of the largest retail store in northern Warren County draws hundreds of area residents, and public officials as well as shoppers said they were impressed.

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As child returns from cancer treatment, ‘Skyler Strong’ spirit goes viral

A local child undergoes initial treatment for bone cancer, prompting an outpouring of support from townspeop[e as well as greetings from around the globe.

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Beloved Silver Star Diner revived as upscale restaurant and tavern

Iconic roadside giant rooster again attracts patrons

A diner that was a focal point of the community for decades has been revived as a full-service restaurant complete with full bar service. Although much has changed, the giant rooster that drew in customers for more than 50 years is back on its roadside perch.

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Warrensburg-Lake Geo. Price Chopper opens Sunday morning with ceremony

The largest retail store in the southern Adirondacks — the long awaited price Chopper Supermarket off Northway Exit 23 — opens Sunday May 18.

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Warrensburg-Lake George Price Chopper to open this weekend

Thousands of people waited decades for it to happen, but Northern Warren County will now be getting its own full-size supermarket this week as Price Chopper executives and local officials open their newest grocery store Sunday May 18 just south of Warrensburg near Northway Exit 23.

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Videos of Warren County meetings soon to be on YouTube?

it's no secret that decisions made by Warren County leaders are made primarily in committee meetings, and not at the monthly Board of Supervisors sessions. While the monthly board meetings involve final decisions that are sometimes controversial, the extensive discussion of the issues occurs in the dozen-or-so committee meetings that precede the full board sessions — and they are likely soon to be videotaped and posted on YouTube to keep everyone informed.

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Italian street festival returns to Lake George this weekend

People can roll up their pant legs and stomp grapes, eat hearty traditional foods, admire European crafts while keeping their children occupied with a variety of activities at the Lake George Italian Festival Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18.

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School budgets ready for public vote; North Warren restricted by tax cap

The state's complex formula for figuring out tax-cap compliance means North Warren — with a proposed budget featuring a 1.6 percent tax levy increase — exceeds the so-called 2 percent tax cap. To be adopted, the proposed budget requires a super-majority approval by voters.

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Westmount sale vote reversed: negotiations to proceed

On one of the most passionately debated issues of the past year, the Warren County Board of Supervisors reverses a decision it made just several weeks ago.

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New garden center & market opens in Brant Lake

Business is blooming in Brant Lake this year, and the Lazy Moose Garden Market is the first of a half-dozen new enterprises to emerge.

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Boat inspectors train to keep invasive species out of Lake George

After about seven years of planning, mandated boat inspection and decontamination is coming to Lake George, and inspectors get trained to battle what one environmentalist calls 'biological terrorists' — aquatic invasive species that threaten to spoil area waterways.

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New ideas emerge for Westmount as sale terms are blasted

New concerns as well as fresh ideas were brought up at a 'Town Hall' meeting about the sale of Westmount nursing home, owned and operated by Warren County.

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Charles Wood Park construction bids awarded

Encountering delays for many years, a project to develop an environmental park at the southern end of Lake George moves forward as construction bids are awarded.

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Lake George fire chief asks board for new pumper-tanker

Although Lake George's mid-size fire truck is only 12 years old, local fire officials say they need a new pumper-tanker which could cost $500,000.

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U.S. Rep. Bill Owens and Hill Electric CEO to aid local enterprises in exporting

While other businesses owners are groaning about a stagnant economy, an ambitious team at Hill Electric of Glens Falls is busy selling all kinds of supplies overseas to assure their company thrives.

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Westmount sale controversy erupts again — over potential re-vote

The planned sale of Westmount nursing home is again in the spotlight, as Warren County leaders have scheduled a Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the sale and perhaps take a second vote on the controversial proposal. The proposed sale terms and aspects of the bidding and negotiation processes have sparked opposition among a number of area politicians and citizens.

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Riding the raging whitewater in the Adirondacks: challenging & exhilarating

Charging through whitewater is an unforgettable experience, and this year, it's bound to be better than ever!

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Area fire companies to host open houses

With an intent to boost their ranks, area fire companies this weekend are welcoming people who are interested in becoming a firefighter — but others are invited to stop by and visit the firehouses, too!

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WCS student Julie Angell contending in national cheer competitions

Years of dedication to gymnastics and acrobatics takes a Warrensburg youth into the national spotlight of cheerleading competition.

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Westmount sale stalled; co-generation contract questioned

Controversy surrounding the pending sale of Westmount Nursing home — and its costly cogeneration contract now under investigation — prompt county leaders to postpone moving forward on the deal.

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Area leaders ask Sen. Gillibrand for help in boosting economic growth

In a meetup with area leaders, U.S. Sen. Gillibrand is asked to help lure a new hockey team to Glens Falls, to commit more federal funds toward local infrastructure repair and expansion, and to assist Glens Falls Hospital with its financial shortfalls. Gillibrand, in turn, talked of new funding sources for small businesses and revealed she saw her first rock concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

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SUNY Adk.’s new CEO honored as giant chair is unveiled

As a giant Adirondack chair is dedicated on the SUNY Adirondack campus in conjunction with the inauguration if the institution's new president Kristine Duffy, students talk about their views on Duffy's character and the new course she envisions for the community college.

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Chester citizens helping family of stricken toddler

A toddler is clinging to life after being stricken with a serious infection, and citizens of northern Warren County are reaching out to help the charming child's family.

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Rum-Runners’ Weekend wins APA’s ‘Best Community Event’ award

A new event celebrating the exuberance of the Prohibition era in northern Warren County — and captured the imagination of hundreds of people here and in the Capital Region — was honored last week as a 'Best Community Event' by the Adirondack Park Agency.

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Rte 418 reopened after landslide is cleared; primary access to Thurman restored

Highway workers work through the night to provide a vital venue between Thurman and metropolitan Glens Falls as well as Warrensburg.

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Roadbank collapse closes Route 418 — primary access to Thurman

Melting snow has caused a roadbank collapse during the evening of Saturday April 12, engulfing a section of state Rte. 418 in mud and downed trees. Thurman residents were traveling miles out of their way to get into town, as Rte. 418 provides their primary access.

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Warrensburg youth wrestlers prevail in regional and national tourneys

Future promising for high school wrestling program

Young Warrensburg-area wrestlers have won up to 100 and more individual matches, including competition in regional and national tournaments — an unprecedented record of accomplishment in the area.

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New ‘Woofstock’ event being planned for Warren County

A fanciful festival of canine character, 1960s hippie culture and classic rock 'n roll is envisioned to be a popular new event for northern Warren County.

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Westmount sale terms spark controversy

Warren County leaders reveal that in proposed terms of a pending sale of Westmount nursing home, they are promising to pay up to $1.26 million to a private company buying the facility if the state doesn't pay projected Medicaid reimbursement payments through 2021. The problem is, the state hasn't made such payments to the county for several years, and may never do so — leaving the taxpayers on the hook.

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Snow, frigid weather delay spring sports

With North Country ballfields covered in snow, high school softball and baseball season schedules have been cut dramatically and practices have been held indoors — or on parking lots when the temperatures permit.

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Property rights group to celebrate 20th anniversary

A Constitutionalist group that lobbies to protect property rights is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a banquet — and all are invited.

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Chester citizens seek to revive the historic Carol Theater

The Carol Theater of Chestertown — which in the mid-1900s hosted movies and shows but is now shuttered — may be resurrected as a venue for the performing arts, including live musicals and concerts, showcasing regional talent.

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911 service disrupted in southwestern Warren County

911 Service is out for an undetermined length of time in Stony Creek, Lake Luzerne, Hadley, and Corinth, effecting 3,500 households and businesses.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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NW Chamber’s V.I.P. banquet approaching

The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has named Art in Chester Gallery its '2014 Business of the Year' and Paul Matson of Garnet Signs '2014 V.I.P. of the Year' for their positive influence on communities and life in northern Warren County. They are to be awarded May 7 at a Chamber banquet.

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Fundraiser for couple afflicted with leukemia draws many

Randy Tyner, caring for his wife after her stem-cell transplant, thanks donors for their generosity

Randy Tyner, who along with his wife is battling leukemia, thanks people in the region for participating in various fundraisers.

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North Warren Band performs at Lincoln Center

The North Warren High School Senior Band recently performed in front of some famous conductors at Lincoln Center in the National Band & Orchestra Festival, and several band members reflect on the experience.

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