Known as a tight-fisted financial manager and tough negotiator, Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty was sworn in Friday Jan. 4 as Warren County's Chairman of the Board of Supervisors — and he identified objectives for 2013 during his "State of the County" speech.
Special meeting set for Jan. 9
A recommendation to allow high-rise buildings in downtown Lake George — a controversial proposal — is to be presented to the village board soon.
Who says the economy is in trouble? Warren County is nearing record-high retail sales, according to sales tax receipts data issued recently
The 114th state Assembly District has a new representative — Warren County's board chairman Dan Stec — and citizens expressed high hopes at his swearing-in ceremony jan. 1 for his prospects of bringing needed changes, progress and a spirit of consensus to the state legislature.
Whether its a matter of revelry, bravado, a health practice or just plain fun, thousands of people annually go swimming in Lake George on New Year's Day. People taking the frigid plunge in this year's event talk about what inspired them to brave the frigid cold, with the wind-chill factor at close to zero degrees.
Gag gifts, praise and political reflections prevailed as Assemblyman-Elect Dan Stec said goodbye to other Warren County supervisors Dec. 21 as he presided over his last county board meeting before heading off to Albany.
Not to worry: although Warrensburg Central is ditching their food-service program and turning it over to private enterprise, students will continue to have freshly prepared meals, not microwaved prepackaged meals as rumors have suggested.
An active entrepreneurs' group dreams up another fun family event in northern Warren County.
Churches in the Queen Village plan celebrations of Christ's birth -- and all are welcome to the services.
Launching a new era after a reorganization, the embattled North Warren ambulance squad is back on duty.
Warrensburg Central Schools had advanced security monitors in place at entry doors months before the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School shocked the nation.
Communities in the Adirondacks and the entire North Country are the chief beneficiaries of generous economic development grant awards announced Dec. 19 by Gov. Cuomo. Projects and programs throughout the Adirondacks received a hefty share of the $738 million awarded statewide. The projects and programs funded address not only economic vitality and jobs growth, but environmental protection and enhancement, tourism, and sustainability and cultural enhancement.
A group that has made many trips to help families in storm-ravaged coastal areas shifts its focus to help out locally — by expanding a Warrensburg food pantry as well as rebuilding a Chestertown woman's trailer.
Warren County leaders chose this week how to divvy up nearly $400,000 to help support upcoming 2013 events that are expected to bring visitors to the area. A shuttle service in the unincorporated village of North Creek NY was a big recipient.
Under a previous administration, the Lake George town government provided a diesel trolley and driver to transport local seniors each month to the Saratoga Raceway & Casino for a day's outing. The new town administration stopped the practice, noting the aging trolley wasn't safe nor built for highway travel. This week, the seniors aired their anger over not having the transportation provided to the Racino and other destinations.
While various versions of Santa are seen all over the place each December, Chestertown Rotary Club's Santa might as well be the genuine one. He brings real presents along with joy and encouraging comments to hundreds of children each year.
Lake George Town leaders expressed support this week for taking quick action to curb invasive species from further spread in Lake George — and they suggested raising the sales tax in Warren County by 1/4 of a percent — or a hike in boat registration fees — to pay for invasives control measures.
Following a principle that collaboration trumps confrontation, Warrensburg School District officials are holding a series of community forums to gather ideas and gauge opinions on school district programs and spending. The first one for this year's budget-drafting process is to be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Dec. 10 in the high school cafetorium. All are invited.
For years, Warren County officials have strategized on how to persuade travelers to visit the Lake George area rather than Vermont. This last week, the county leaders discussed setting up a tourism information center on Rte. 9 just north of Northway Exit 20, a leg on the main route from New York City and New Jersey to Vermont.
Embroiled in controversy for years, the North Warren Emergency Squad quit dispatching ambulances as of Dec. 3 and began a reorganization process.
Town water use slashed
The Warrensburg Town board recently heard that a brownfield downtown may be back on the tax rolls — and that local citizens are cutting their water use substantially after the installation of water meters and converting to billing by gallons used rather than flat fees.
With the state balking on taking action to curb the ever-growing spread of invasive species threatening the ecology of its lakes and ponds, Warren County leaders decided to take action — they voted to draft a law mandating that boats be inspected, and decontaminated if necessary, before being launched in the county's waterways.
Warrensburg's central downtown area will undergo a radical transformation when the new Warrensburg Health Center is built in 2013. The two-story building —expected to be an architectural showpiece — features towers with arches, a glassed atrium, plus a brick and stone facade.
Lady Burghers have young but athletic players this year, and they'll be offering fans a lot of action on the court.
North Warren is one of the smallest schools in the region, yet they've fielded some highly competitive sports teams, including their 2011-12 basketball team. Now, with only a few graduating, the Cougars' 2012-13 squad is poised to again make headlines.
Those attending Christmas in Warrensburg festival this weekend will undoubtedly experience the holiday spirit of many years ago.
With an experienced, successful college-level coach now on board, the Warrensburg High School boys basketball team may be tallying some big achievements this season.
With financial constraints looming, Warren County leaders say workforce cutbacks may be necessary if employee unions don't agree to concessions.
Controversy over whether to allow towering hotels to be built in Lake George Village heats up as a municipal board is accused of suppressing public opinion.
An antiquated law requiring swimmers to cover up with a coat or robe when they walk off the beach in Lake George has been scrapped.
The main route from New York City and New Jersey to Vermont now hosts a Warren County Tourism information center, in an effort to persuade travelers to visit the Lake George area rather than the neighboring state.
Warrensburg Supervisor Kevin Geraghty, now serving as Warren County Budget officer, is expected to become the county's political leader as of Jan. 2.
A community get-together, with citizens singing traditional songs, is set for Friday Nov. 16 as a holiday charity fundraiser.
Hearing on budget set for 5 p.m. Friday Nov. 16
Facing a budget squeeze, the Thurman Town Board decides to eliminate its contribution towards the operation expenses of the local ambulance squad — rather than approve a tax increase of up to 19 percent.
Warrensburg High School's field hockey team pulled off a remarkable turnaround feat this year — winning the Adirondack League Championship after enduring a 0-6 season in 2011 — and the prospects look even better for next year.
Those who served our nation were memorialized recently in a ceremony held in Warrensburg.
Due to a bomb threat, law enforcement authorities imposed a lockdown at Warrensburg High School and evacuated students who took shelter in the bus garage about 100 yards away.
Write-in and absentee ballots, not counted on General Election Day, were expected to determine the outcome in several races in northern Warren County.
Sixteen homes and dozens of other plots of land — including some luxury building lots — are to be sold off in a public auction Saturday Oct. 20 for delinquent Warren County property taxes.
The late Alexander Muratori, a community pillar and innovative entrepreneur, founded a golf course in northwest Lake George. It's clubhouse, perched atop a hill, was adapted in the 1970s as the Lake George Town Hall. Sunday, it will be dedicated in Muratori's honor, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Vows he'll go to jail to prompt state to live up to legal mandates
A Warrensburg man's frustration over receiving a minor ticket in 1995 for driving to a campsite ended up in a landmark 2001 federal court settlement requiring the state to provide access to recreational woodland areas for citizens with disablities. Faced with another minor ticket, Galusha says the state hasn't followed through on the mandates, and he's willing to go to jail over the issue.
Fort Edward's aggressive defense early in a football showdown Saturday Oct. 6 with Warrensburg pays off, offsetting a late rally by the Burghers, known for their powerful running attack.
For the first time in recent history, Lake George shuts down a stretch of its main drag for pedestrians — and people love the festival atmosphere that's continuing through Sunday Oct. 6 at Lake George Iktoberfeest - complete with German music, various craft-brewed beers, craft vendors, and children's games.
The Great Brant Lake Duck Race held a few surprises this year for the crowd as well as the event's organizers.
Warrensburg's leaders craft a 2013 budget under some challenging fiscal circumstances.
An international Church organization is in Lake George for its annual 'Feast of Tabernacles' convention, held internationally at various sites. Lake George was chosen due to its array of different types of accommodations — cottages, cabins, inns, hotels and motels — local Chamber president Michael Consuelo said.
The Warrensburg High School football team's potent offense was contained Saturday Sept. 29 by their Lake George counterparts, as the Warriors held back the Burghers' concluding drive and won the divisional victory 20-14.
Savings from solar power, reduction in assessor's salary, a change in health care plans, and delay of vehicle purchases are all contributing to the town of Chester's ability to keep its 2013 budget under the state's mandated tax cap, according to town Supervisor Fred Monroe.
Persistent rain on Saturday Oct. 29 didn't deter bargain hunters from flocking to Warrensburg for the town's 33rd annual World's Largest Garage Sale -- one of Warren County's three most popular events.
The nationally renowned World's largest Garage Sale returns to Warrensburg Saturday and Sunday Sept. 29 and 30 — and a wide variety of vendors offering virtually anything imaginable — plus about 1,000 local garage sales — will likely attract crowds of 60,000 or more if a chance of rain doesn't deter them.