Lake George citizens continue to raise concerns about the Marriott hotel and conference center planned for the northern downtown area of the village.
People from Speculator to Albany attended the Brant Lake Winter Carnival for a variety of outdoor activities dreamed up by the members of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, a local group that is boosting not only the regional economy but community life in the lower Adirondacks.
With a lot of grit and heart, the Warrensburg wrestling team takes home the runner-up Class III trophy by defeating some very tough teams in the Sectional tournament.
A proposed six-story hotel and conference center in Lake George moves forward in the approval process, despite concerns over height, village ambiance, traffic, and the ability of the village to properly treat its sewage output. Some wonder that if approved, the project might spur other towering development projects in the Adirondacks.
Adirondack Museum to host family activities
The Adirondack Museum is a treasure-trove of artifacts and information about area heritage — and this week and next, selected exhibits will be open and special family-oriented activities will be offered.
The town that loves wrestling is hosting a major regional tournament featuring some of the top wrestlers around.
Lake George's iconic outhouse race over ice attracted some intriguing competition this year, including a new bride in her wedding dress and firefighters with a giant mock fire hydrant.
For years, environmentalists have warned that invasive species would threaten the purity of lake George and compromise its wildlife as well as hampering its recreational uses and throttling the local economy. Last week, state's Lake George Park Commission decided to take action to curb the introduction of invasive aquatic species, and local community leaders are hailing their move.
The Saratoga & North Creek Railroad reveals its new marketing and freight initiatives to Warren County officials.
While the village board is considering giving people a little slack in overtime parking, they are also considering hiking the fines for most parking violations. In other business, they heard that to establish a simple crosswalk across Canada St. — and meet D.O.T. specifications — it would cost as much as $40,000.
Snowmobilers show they have heart and a thirst for adventure in their participation in the annual Purple Ribbon Cancer Ride. The 100-mile-long excursion and party following annually raises thousands of dollars to help cancer patients and their families.
The new firefighting recruits attacked flames inside a burning building, doused a blazing vehicle and learned about handling hazardous materials as they took the basic firefighting course over 11 weeks recently. Monday Jan. 20, these volunteers were lauded by a crowd of area citizens as they received their graduation certificates.
Long-time town of Bolton Highway Superintendent Tim Coons has dealt with ice storms, blowdowns, road washouts and historic, violent storms, responding with dedication and commitment to public safety. At his retirement party, his wife Doris revealed that over the years, her husband wore a path in their home's floor, pacing back and forth, worrying about his fellow citizens and their safety.
Downtown Lake George merchants want more promotion of the village and events — but they don't want an additional tax to pay for it. Instead, some say the money now spent on marketing the resort village could be spent more effectively.
For over a decade, she's been the driving force behind the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce's accomplishments, including their mammoth annual World's Largest Garage sale event. Long-time Chamber president Lynn Smith stepped down recently, saying that 'new blood' in the organization is a good idea.
It took pleas from two state officials, a live demonstration and a crowd of people urging them on, but the Thurman Town Board finally voted Tuesday Jan. 14 to support their town supervisor's initiative and move forward with their pending grant-funded project to bring white-space broadband Internet access to their remote community.
Warrensburg Superintendent of Highways Ed Pennock is noted for his collaboration and willingness to assist with other area projects across the county. Now, he's been chosen for a top environmental award for his work to abate erosion and protect the landscape as well as for his commitment to public safety.
Bill Campbell has shunned materialism and engaged with nature as he leads a sustainable, off-the-grid lifestyle in Bolton.
In his State-of-the-State speech Jan. 8, Cuomo proposed a wide array of initiatives — many of them targeting vital upstate issues.
While a handful of Thurman residents have seen 'white space' broadband's blazing-fast downloads and how it can accomplish various Internet tasks simultaneously, a number of local citizens continue to claim it will be slow, will stall, and suffer interruptions. In respponse, the town board and the network engineer constructing Thurman's acclaimed broadband access system will be conducting a demonstration of the technology at 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14 in the Thurman Town Hall.
In an unprecedented eleventh-hour campaign of opposition, Lake George merchants defeat the business improvement district plan that had been unanimously endorsed by the village leaders and was assumed to become a reality this year.
Cultural observers have said providing Internet access over contemporary countryside is akin to the rural electrification program of the 1930s. In Thurman, "white space" broadband is envisioned by network engineers to provide the answer — but some local folks have been saying it won't work, and state money shouldn't be spent on it, while others say its vital for education of children, the local economy and jobs development. Dec. 30, an engineer proved that "white space" broadcast not only works, it's far faster and more capable than both DSL and satellite — and cable under many common conditions.
Due to the frigid weather, only the hardiest — no pretenders or polar wannabes — participated in the 2014 New Year's Day Polar Plunge!
Minutes after her induction, new Lake George Town Board member Nancy Stannard says the town board should upgrade its infrastructure rather than acquiring property, which the board has already taken steps toward.
With a Republican sweep occurring in Queensbury in the recent election, and a conservative turnover in Glens Falls Ward 4, several key policymakers were replaced on the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Here's a preview of who is now stepping into the leadership roles they held.
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!