Stewart's Grand Opening - Chester

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WARREN COUNTY | Hundreds of people were drawn to the new, far-larger Stewart’s Shop convenience store in Chester at its grand-opening event for free ice cream and other promotions, area officials attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony focused on... Read more

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Fort Ticonderoga stone wall

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TICONDEROGA | Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $465,000 through a highly competitive grant program for restoration of a defensive stonework on the north side of the fort. Read more

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SCHROON LAKE | Former Drake’s is now the Trail Break restaurant Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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Westport Fire Station

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WESTPORT | The Westport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners voted last week to bring plans for their new $3.2 million fire station to vote. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) have announced that they introduced “The Randy Preston Salt Reduction Act” to tackle road salt pollution in the Adirondacks. Read more

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Francesca Paine “Frisky” Irwin Award

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ESSEX | Essex Community Fund presented its first Francesca “Frisky” Paine Irwin award to Donna Lou Sonnett, honoring her for decades of volunteer service in the Town of Essex. Read more

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Early Voting

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ELIZABETHTOWN | A total 294 people in Essex County took part in the inaugural round of Early Voting. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Area town governments are finalizing spending plans for 2020. Generally, tax levy caps were calculated below 2 percent this year, many close to 1 percent. Read more

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has unveiled the bipartisan Credit for Caring Act, legislation that would support family caregivers by helping to alleviate some of the financial challenges they may face. Read more

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Woman Screening

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The University of Vermont Health Network-Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern New York will host Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the hospital’s Elizabethtown campus. Read more

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Port Henry beach on Lake Champlain

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TICONDEROGA | Essex County continued to mop up from a significant flood this week, as state officials surveyed the damage to help determine if the region would be eligible for disaster aid. Read more

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Fox and Fern Owners

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TICONDEROGA | Looking for a special gift for that special someone—or perhaps just yourself? Now locals no longer have to drive to Lake Placid or Middlebury to find it. Read more

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Ticonderoga’s water pumping station

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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga’s new $14 million water system produces water of such pH hardness that it is damaging machinery and making it difficult for residents to lather up, a town sewer and water committee was told last week. Read more

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Plattsburgh City Marina

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PLATTSBURGH | The City of Plattsburgh Common Council again discussed the future finances of the Recreation Complexes throughout the city, all of which are struggling with revenue. Read more

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American Legion Post 20 Veterans Day Ceremony

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PLATTSBURGH | The American Legion Post 20 hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony last Friday, Nov. 8. Vietnam veterans were honored at the event by many local & state officials. Read more

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WARRENSBURG | A large crowd attended a recent town meeting — the most in recent history — and many of the citizens denounced plans to demolish a historic home on Main St. and replace it with a Dollar General Store. Read more

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POTTERSVILLE — Prominent area citizen Harry Bollback, 94 — a veteran, a missionary and co-founder of the worldwide Word of Life Ministries — was honored by about 85 people gathered to watch a “Hometown Hero” banner be installed on a utility pole. Read more

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