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As a young child, I learned the incredible importance of Lake Placid and the spirit of the 1980 Olympics from my father. A dedicated winter sportsman, my father spent time in Lake Placid for a portion of the Olympic games. Read more

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PORT HENRY | True to its past, Port Henry has an iron-mining museum packed with artifacts, photos and documents, some of which are still in boxes waiting to be cataloged. Read more

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LAKE PLACID | Same place, same dates, same streets, 40 years since and the legacy continues in honor of the XIII Olympic Winter Games. Read more

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Elise Stefanik

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GLENS FALLS | Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has been selected as a Trump campaign honorary New York state chair, the Trump campaign announced last week. Read more

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Ti Grants - Golf Course

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TICONDEROGA | Southern Essex County received a thick slab of state funding from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 Regional Economic Development Council grants, led by help for ongoing public works projects in Ticonderoga and Port Henry. Read more

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New Mid-Station Lodge

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WILMINGTON | Emerging from public discourse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday put a $14 million line-item in the Governor’s Executive Budget to wholly rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge, which was destroyed by fire at Whiteface. Read more

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ESSEX | Residents of Essex are looking to restore, and donate to, a Victorian-era front porch on Essex Town Hall in the historic hamlet. Read more

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BRANDON | Officials of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, in collaboration with Maine Preservation, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and the Preservation League of NY, announced the opening of the 2019 Northeast Heritage Economy Program grant. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

Penfield Pond

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CROWN POINT | Penfield Pond is at the heart of one of the most historic places in Essex County. But the pond itself may soon be history because the dam responsible for its existence is failing and will likely have to be removed. Read more

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Essex Town Hall - Ballroom at Wright’s Inn

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ESSEX | Town staff have moved into newly renovated rooms on the second floor of the town hall here. The $160,000 project is finished, having cleared debris, repaired walls and torn plaster to remake space that had been unused for decades. Read more

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The Graves Mansion

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ELIZABETHTOWN | The historic Graves Mansion in Au Sable Forks will revert to bank ownership, after the palatial estate failed to attract any other bids at a foreclosure auction last week. Read more

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Railroad Archives

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MIDDLEBURY | The mighty Rutland Railroad was one of America’s greatest railways until its contentious demise in 1963 brought on by a labor strike. Read more

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Ti French Sawmill

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WARREN COUNTY | Goal to boost tourism, local culture, economies; Warren, Essex, Hamilton counties expected to benefit. Read more

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Turning Back The Pages

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Politics was his game: Gov. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, New York state governor, made a decision to not seek the Republican nomination for the presidency, which came with dramatic suddenness for the Republican Party. Read more

Community Columnists

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MIDDLEBURY | Skilled workforce shortages plague the construction industry, with Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing 379,000 vacant jobs in the sector nationally. Read more

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The Graves Mansion

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AU SABLE FORKS | The storied Graves Mansion, a home-born of the Industrial Revolution that some describe as the historical heart of Au Sable Forks, is expected to be auctioned off in a bank foreclosure sale next week. Read more

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Without a doubt this last week has been deeply uncomfortable for anyone watching the Intelligence committee’s hearing in Congress. Read more

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Miles Thomas House Dollar General

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WARRENSBURG | Local citizens interested in the future of the Warrensburg hamlet’s character and ambiance should attend a special meeting of the Warrensburg Zoning Board of Appeals set for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at the town hall, according to various Read more

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