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Westport EMS gets holiday jumpstart

WESTPORT — A local group has sent the hearts of the emergency squad here a flutter with a cash gift that will allow them to purchase new defibrillators. more »

Dec 30, 2015 6:00 AM The Sun

Volunteer Ambassadors | Westport Column

Westport music educator Rose Chancler, who teaches from her studio in the old Hamilton Building here in town, also directs Piano by Nature, a not-for-profit with the mission of bringing renowned, world-class musicians to audiences in the North Country. more »

May 27, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Westport Bicentennial Celebration | Westport Column

You may have noticed there was no Westport column last week, as the old in-box was empty. more »

May 20, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Grand Inn-to-Inn Hike | Westport Column

Congratulations to Champlain Area Trails (CATS) on winning a $70,000 grant from the state over the next two years to help them hire a stewardship coordinator. more »

May 6, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

RecruitNY Day | Westport Column

Perhaps you saw the excellent article in last week’s paper about the increasing pressures faced by local volunteer fire departments and ambulance squads. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Wildflowers of the Champlain Valley | Westport Column

Westport outdoor guide Elizabeth Lee is playing it close the chest on where she’ll lead her interpretive hike “Wildflowers of the Champlain Valley” this Saturday, April 25, but she will choose one of the nearby trails maintained by Champlain Area Trails (CATS) after scouting to see which one has the very best wildflowers at the time. more »

Apr 22, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Coot Hill-Big Hollow Bird Walk and Hawk Watch | Westport Column

This Saturday, April 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., join Ticonderoga naturalists Glen and Malinda Chapman on the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Coot Hill-Big Hollow Bird Walk and Hawk Watch, an interpretive hike along the CATS trail south of Port Henry with a gorgeous view looking out over Crown Point and the Champlain Bridge. more »

Apr 15, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Wildflower hikes | Westport Column

Here’s a reminder about “Sunday Brunch: A Sourdough Waffle and Fritatta Extravaganza” at Dogwood Bread Company in Wadhams from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 12, to benefit the Wadhams Free Library. more »

Apr 8, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Understanding Flash Photography | Westport Column

The Wadhams Free Library’s Wednesdays in Wadhams spring lecture series has been going strong even if your Westport columnist has been on sabbatical. more »

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

A temporary goodbye | Westport Column

Writing these columns has been a weekly pleasure, so I’m sad to bid readers a temporary goodbye till we resume in the spring. more »

Jan 14, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Tools for Schools program | Westport Column

If you registered your child for the Youth Commission’s Ski-and-Ride Program back in December, the first Whiteface trip is planned for Sunday, Jan. 11. more »

Jan 7, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

Big Basket of Cheer | Westport Column

Congratulations to Barry Morrison, who won the Fire Department’s Big Basket of Cheer in the drawing on Dec. 19, as well as to the Small Basket of Cheer winners, Frank Walker and “Dave and Dave.” more »

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Volunteer responders | Westport Column

Season’s Greetings to all and sundry—especially to seasonal residents who are joining us for a week or two (or, we hope, more) during the holidays. more »

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Owl Prowl | Westport Column

Westport Central School is accepting nominations for the Wall of Distinction, which you can see next time you’re in the school in the hallway outside the Auditorium. more »

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

The Santa Parade | Westport Column

The holiday season is upon us, and your volunteer firefighters in the Westport Hose Company are selling tickets for their annual Holiday Basket of Cheer drawing, which will be held on Dec. 19. more »

Dec 3, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Fly Like an Eagle Fun Run | Westport Column

Don’t miss the third annual Fly Like an Eagle Fun Run (followed by a tasty breakfast) at Westport Central School this Saturday, Nov. 15, starting at 9 a.m. more »

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Ballard Park Ice Skating Rink | Westport Column

Most likely, you have noticed the doings at Ballard Park toward the end of October — dump trucks, big loads of stone dust, excavators, even some corrugated PVC conduit of the sort used in culverts. more »

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Joel A. Martin performs | Westport Column

Westport music educator Rose Chancler has once again arranged for a brilliant and innovative musician to come perform for a North Country audience. more »

Oct 29, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

“Making a Difference” award | Westport Column

Do you have a friend or neighbor who has done something special, or is doing something special, for the community? more »

Oct 22, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

FUNraiser Sunday Brunch | Westport Column

It’s time, again, folks! Wadhams Free Library and Dogwood Bread Company invite you to the library’s annual fall FUNraiser Sunday Brunch, which will be hosted by the bakery on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »

Oct 15, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

Art show “Meet Your Mother” | Westport Column

Plattsburgh artist Les Cosgrove will be on hand at the Depot Theatre for the opening of her art show “Meet Your Mother” this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. more »

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 PM Opinions

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