TICONDEROGA - The new bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg is a familiar face.
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the Rev. Terry LaValley, currently diocesan administrator, as the 14th bishop of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
He will succeed the Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, who left to become bishop of Syracuse.
LaValley, the second of six children of Doris LaValley and the late Ronald LaValley, is a native of Mooers Forks and was raised in St. Ann's Parish.
He was born on March 26, 1956, and completed his primary and secondary education at Mooers Central School and then at Northeastern Clinton Central School in Champlain.
He received a bachelor of art degree from the University of the State of New York and a certificate of studies in philosophy from Wadhams Hall Seminary College.
Before his entrance into Wadhams Hall in January 1983, LaValley served a six-year tour of duty with the U.S. Navy.
He was ordained to the diaconate on Feb. 27, 1988, and to the priesthood on Sept. 24, 1988, by Bishop Stanislaus J. Brzana.