Eleven area fire companies participated in the annual Sept. 11 Memorial ceremony held in Warrensburg, bearing witness to the local fire company's pledge, "We Will Always Remember," to never abandon their yearly solemn ceremony to honor those who were killed in the horrific terrorist attacks, and the valiant work of the emergency responders, many of whom sacrificed their lives for others.
Warrensburg's annual ceremony honoring the citizens and emergency responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is to be held Wednesday, 12 years to the day after the fateful event.
Despite facing a year in jail over several DEC violations for driving to close to a handicapped-accessible campsite, disabled access advocate Ted Galusha of Warrensburg vows to continue his ongoing fight to open up forest lands to those with mobility issues — and make the state live up to its promises to boost such access.
Geraghty tops Baker in Wbg,; Stannard secures ballot spot in Lake George
Tuesday's Primary election yielded some surprises: Republican challengers in Thurman won wide margins in defeating incumbents, and political newcomer Nancy Stannard of Lake George secured the G.O.P. line.
Not only did Lake George experience shrieking burn-outs, thundering exhaust and gridlock during the Albany Rods & Kustoms car show last weekend, but more than more than 10,000 automotive enthusiasts who admired 1,500 artfully restored and customized vehicles.
Dial-up's days are numbered in the rural, remote town of Thurman. The mountain town has gained national attention due to an innovative new wireless technology local leaders will be using soon to connect households to the Internet.
Would moving the Warrensbuirg Farmers' Market be beneficial or not? While some say a site change would boost pedestrian safety, others say it would lead to the popular market's demse.
Chosen to head up Warren County's economic development agency, Ed Bartholomew, with extensive contacts in Albany, pledges to focus on small rural communities as well as the metropolitan municipalities.
The Warrensburg High football team proves how tough their defense is — and how they can grind out offensive yardage — in a gridiron battle Sept. 7 against larger Canajoharie.
Event expected to break records
The Lake George Adirondack Nationals car show, one of the four largest events in Warren County, is expected to draw a record crowd to savor as many as 1,800 custom and vintage vehicles on display throughout the village.
Just starting its second season, the Warrensburg High School Cross-Country program has record enrollment and its athletes have fared quite well in competition, some earning All-Star status.
The coach and runners of the Lake George Cross Country team treat each other like family, reaching out to the least athletic of the squad to help them achieve their best. The result? a large number of students join the team, giving it the depth of talent it needs to capture championships — and the 2013 squad is likely to do just that.
North Warren High School athletes are known for their achievements which overcome their school's small enrollment. The NWCS cross-country running team for years has been a remarkable example of excellence in athletics despite such a limitation.
Although new Warrensburg High School field hockey coach Teresa Colvin follows the legendary Mary ann Bump who has mentored many championship teams over three decades, Colvin isn't likely to disappoint local sports fans, as she also has plenty of experience in guiding athletes to victory.
Jeremy Whipple, a six-year employee of North Warren Central School, has tackled the position of Athletic Director for the School District following the departure of Jason Humiston, who left to take on the same post at Fort Ann Central, home of two state championship sports teams.
The Lake George High School Volleyball team's lengthy legacy of victory is likely to continue for 2013, as they have eight experienced Seniors returning.
With a new coach with a positive attitude — and a lineup of experienced seniors, this is the year the Warrensburg High School volleyball team is likely to be changing course and winning a good number of games.
The stars seem to be aligned for the Warrensburg Field Hockey Team to achieve a championship this year, despite toughened competition stemming from the merger of the Adirondack and Wasaren field hockey leagues.
It's been three years since the Cougar 'miracle team' in field hockey captured the imagination of the region's sports fans, but considering the spirit of North Warren athletes, the 2013 squad may pull off another upset championship season.
New coach Jeremy Whipple at the helm
Following predecessors known for remarkable accomplishments, both the North Warren Soccer Team and their new coach Jeremy Whipple face challenges ahead. But the local fans shouldn't worry — there are experienced, talented athletes on the squad.
Facing tough competition in the Adirondack league, the Lake George High School Girls Soccer Team is working hard to extend the winning ways they enjoyed in the second half of their 2012 season
Following the footsteps of a 2012 squad that tallied an undefeated regular season, the 2013 Lake George Boys Soccer Team has its work cut out for them to extend the string of victories.
For 2013 Bolton Girls soccer team is ready to take on all competitors in the Adirondack League, since they've got a full roster of veteran players returning from their 2012 team that won second place in the league.
Award-winning Bolton Central soccer coach Francisco Roca is working with a 2013 Boys Soccer team to build skills and experience to compete effectively in the Adirondack League.
For more than a decade, a project to turn the intimate, historic Richards Library into a full-service resource center has been underway. Within a few weeks, the expanded and renovated library — with its many new amenities — is expected to be open to the public.
The Burghers' football team facing the severe limitation of a minimal roster — but they've always overcome adversity in the past to offer up action-packed football with innovative plays and displays of athletic prowess.
Aggressive physical play is a hallmark of the Lake George Warriors Football Team, and the 2013 lineup — with a muscular, experience line — is likely to have a successful season.
Since 1916, Pottersville has never hosted a parade and festival as large as the one held Aug. 24 to celebrate Warren County's Bicentennial.
Many area business people have said for years that a lack of a sewer system in downtown Chestertown has stunted local commerce. Recently the town of Chester board voted to take a step toward that goal.
A parade and celebration of this magnitude hasn't been held in the towns of Chester and Horicon for many decades — North Warren Citizens are going 'all out' to make their festival celebrating Warren County's bicentennial a record-breaker.
Both the primary election in September and the General Election in November in Warren County offer intense competition and intriguing politics, according to the roster of candidates now determined since the deadline for filing petitions passed at 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 20.
Lake George Village leaders grapple with event-related parking and traffic woes, as well as making it easier for individuals to distribute literature on public property — in a nod to Freedom of Speech Rights.
A new anchor health-care center for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, which serves many thousands of people in southern Adirondacks and the Glens Falls region, will boost vital services, create jobs as well as enhance Warrensburg's streetscape, area officials said this week as ground was broken for the facility.
As plans were unveiled Thursday Aug. 15 for a Marriott Courtyard hotel in downtown Lake George, local officials predicted it will boost the area's economic and cultural vitality, as well as create 100 good jobs and stem the tide of local youth migrating elsewhere in search of better opportunity.
Northern Warren County citizens are likely to gain an unexpected new asset. The town of Chester is now in final negotiations to share the services of Warrensburg Assessor Greg Klingler. But they may not be aware that he's an outstanding scenic photographer that publishes post cards — and he now intends to aim his lenses on the Chester landscape.
A walking tour of Lake George, featuring figures of local history and Q-code triggered videos via smartphones is now under development for the popular resort village. Also envisioned are vibrant displays of animated abstract shapes in vibrant colors, projected onto downtown buildings.
Lake George town leaders heard this week that the state's sewage disposal costs have improperly been billed to local homeowners, that petroleum pollution fouls a local beach, and that hundreds of thousands of gallons are leaking per month from one of their water systems.
Friendly games of croquet, spirited socializing and homestyle food are in store at this Sunday's 17th annual Sticky Wicket Croquet Tournament in Warrensburg.
Supervisors unhappy about lack of notification
A train derailment last Friday that has shut down rail service until Friday Aug. 9 has prompted the Saratoga-North Creek Railway to temporarily suspend its mid-day jaunts.
Horicon Day, a community festival that's enjoyed substantial response from the community in its initial years, was again a success Aug. 3, particularly due to new family-friendly attractions.
The Roaring 1920s featured speakeasies, flapper girls, and the popularization of the first automobiles. The Rum-Runners Weekend planned for next month in Chestertown celebrates the style and spirit of the era.
Stony Creek's Mountain Festival, to be held Saturday Aug. 3 and Sunday Aug. 4, showcases the mountain town's rich traditions of lumberjack skills, mountain music and Adirondack crafts — as well as a dose of living history.
The Tri-:Lake's Business Alliance's projects -- from the Chestertown Farmers Market to the Music on Main St. series -- has been quite successful, boosting upcounty commerce while promoting community cohesion and adding to the variety of social and cultural events in the southern Adirondacks.
North Warren Class of 2015 sponsoring dunking booth
Activities for all ages are to be offered at the annual Horicon Day festival set for Saturday in Brant Lake.
community fest begins at 2 p.m.
This Saturday, the town of Horicon will be hosting Horicon Day, an old-fashioned community festival that's captured the hearts of area citizens, as it offers fun and intriguing activities for all ages.
State and regional highway officials have for years warned about how cutting funds for infrastructure upkeep would lead to deterioration of roads that would cost the taxpayer plenty more later — and Warren County officials heard this week about the lengthy list of road reconstruction now needed due to funding cutbacks that began during the economic recession.
Michael Craner, a musician who's made waves in the world of jazz, is now serving as director of the Lake George Community Band.
The 2013 Smoke Eaters' Jamboree featured an auction with some surprising items and the live band pumped up the crowd, contributing to the event's success in its 51st year.
A top state official who served in the Jimmy Carter Administration and was a commissioner for Gov. Mario Cuomo christens a stormwater-purifying wetlands which will help boost the water quality in Lake George. The wetlands project is part of an environmental park that is envisioned to be major tourist attraction while it protects the purity of the lake.
Violent weather causes a rail-bed washout, curbing scenic train trips over the busy Fourth of July weekend on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway. With the track now repaired, the railway is offering some upcoming special excursions.